10 Best Episodes of Survivor - Season 16

A reality show contest where sixteen or more castaways split between two or more “Tribes” are taken to a remote isolated location and are forced to live off the land with meager supplies for roughly 39 days. Frequent physical challenges are used to pit the tribes against each other for rewards, such as food or luxuries, or for “Immunity”, forcing the other tribe to attend “Tribal Council”, where they must vote off one of their players.

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Survivor - S16E13

#1 - If It Smells Like a Rat, Give It Cheese (Season 16 - Episode 13)

The women on the tribe use their powers of seduction to test the only man remaining in the game. Will he fight temptation or will it cost him the game?

The episode was rated 8.21 from 84 votes.

Survivor - S16E12

#2 - I'm Gonna Fix Her (Season 16 - Episode 12)


One castaway goes from being a power player to the most desperate of all before making a huge discovery that could change the course of the game. Meanwhile, Alexis and James both suffer injuries that could potentially threaten their fate.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 72 votes.

Survivor - S16E10

#3 - I Promise... (Season 16 - Episode 10)

Desperate for friends and allies, one castaway sacrifices immunity in order to stay in the game. Meanwhile, another castaway has made promises to too many friends, forcing an alliance betrayal at Tribal Council.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 76 votes.

Survivor - S16E11

#4 - I'm Ruthless and I Have a Smile On My Face (Season 16 - Episode 11)


A Fan emerges as a real game player after devising a plan that threatens to sacrifice one of their own. Flirtation between two castaways devolves into bitter tension after one loses trust in the other.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 80 votes.

Survivor - S16E15

#5 - Live Reunion Show (Season 16 - Episode 15)

The Survivors get together for the first time since being in Micronesia to discuss the results of the game.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 46 votes.

Survivor - S16E14

#6 - Stir the Pot! (Season 16 - Episode 14)


What started as an epic battle between Fans versus Favorites comes to a dramatic end. Find out which castaway reaches their breaking point, and which one is left bursting with emotions at the Final Tribal Council.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 70 votes.

Survivor - S16E9

#7 - I'm In Such a Hot Pickle! (Season 16 - Episode 9)

After the tribes merge, the Fans are outnumbered by the Favorites. Meanwhile, one castaway's hope for survival in the game dramatically weakens after receiving the fake immunity idol, a carved stick wrapped in a napkin.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 79 votes.

Survivor - S16E5

#8 - He's a Ball of Goo! (Season 16 - Episode 5)


After battling each other as Fans vs. Favorites, the tribes finally switch. After an intense reward challenge, several castmates return to camp with injuries, and one proves serious enough to threaten the fate of the castaway's future in the game.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 76 votes.

Survivor - S16E4

#9 - That's Baked, Barbecued and Fried! (Season 16 - Episode 4)

One castaway carves a fake immunity idol out of a piece of wood in order to replace the real idol they found on Exile Island. Will the fake idol be good enough to fool the other castaways? Meanwhile, another mastermind emerges ... pitting two power players against each other.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 77 votes.

Survivor - S16E1

#10 - You Guys Are Dumber Than You Look (Season 16 - Episode 1)


For the first time in Survivor history, a tribe of idolizing ultra-Fans is surprised when they come face-to-face with a tribe of Favorites from Survivor's past.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 86 votes.

Survivor - S16E8

#11 - A Lost Puppy Dog (Season 16 - Episode 8)

Girl Power transpires when a few of the women from one tribe devise a plan to target the strong men. Alone and isolated, one castaway takes desperate measures to stay in the game.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 78 votes.

Survivor - S16E7

#12 - Like a Wide-Eyed Kid In a Candy Store (Season 16 - Episode 7)


After the reward challenge, one castaway is torn between staying true to their tribe or going home to their loved ones. Meanwhile, one of the Survivor Favorites takes an eager Fan under his wing, causing others to worry about this new bond.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 70 votes.

Survivor - S16E2

#13 - The Sounds of Jungle Love (Season 16 - Episode 2)

The sounds of two castaways smooching through the night keeps one tribe awake. Meanwhile, at the other camp, one thoughtless castaway kicks three of its members out of the shelter, forcing them to fend for themselves.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 77 votes.

Survivor - S16E3

#14 - I Should Be Carried on the Chariot-Type Thing! (Season 16 - Episode 3)


The Fans finally get the matchup they've been waiting for when they learn they must compete head-to-head in a full contact battle with the Favorites. Meanwhile, one castaway is torn between two alliances and makes demands in order to get what she wants.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 80 votes.

Survivor - S16E6

#15 - It Hit Everyone Pretty Hard! (Season 16 - Episode 6)

One castaway's medical emergency changes the course of the game for the remaining castaways. Meanwhile, on Exile Island, the fake immunity idol finds its way into the hands of Ozzy's arch-rival.

The episode was rated 7.31 from 78 votes.


Last updated: may 26, 2023

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