10 Best Episodes of Survivor - Season 16

Survivor has been captivating audiences for over two decades with its thrilling combination of adventure, strategy, and human drama. Since its first episode aired in 2000, this reality show has taken viewers on a wild ride, as castaways battle it out in remote, isolated locations for the ultimate prize. With its unique format and intense challenges, Survivor has become a cultural phenomenon, and it's no wonder why it's still going strong after 48 seasons.

Each season of Survivor brings a new group of castaways, each with their own strengths, weaknesses, and strategies. From physical challenges that test their endurance to mental puzzles that push their problem-solving skills to the limit, the castaways must rely on their wits and alliances to outlast their competitors. With the added twist of tribal councils and hidden immunity idols, the game is always full of surprises.

Survivor has produced some of the most memorable moments in reality TV history, from shocking blindsides to heartwarming alliances. As the seasons continue, the show keeps finding new ways to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. So whether you're a longtime fan or a newcomer to the series, get ready for an unforgettable journey as we explore the best episodes that Survivor has to offer.

Written by Sophie and last updated on apr 04, 2024.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

PPS: I will admit that parts of this page was written with the help of AI - it makes my work so much easier to not start from a blank page!

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 7.27 from 82 votes.

Survivor - S16E7

#14 - 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 7.38 from 74 votes.

Survivor - S16E3

#13 - 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 7.39 from 83 votes.

Survivor - S16E2

#12 - 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 7.41 from 81 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 7.43 from 81 votes.

Survivor - S16E4

#10 - 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 7.49 from 81 votes.

Survivor - S16E1

#9 - 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 7.51 from 90 votes.

Survivor - S16E15

#8 - 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 7.56 from 48 votes.

Survivor - S16E14

#7 - 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 7.57 from 74 votes.

Survivor - S16E5

#6 - 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 7.58 from 80 votes.

Survivor - S16E9

#5 - 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 7.63 from 83 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 83 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 7.95 from 79 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 75 votes.

Survivor - S16E13

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

In this episode of Survivor titled "If It Smells Like a Rat, Give It Cheese," the dynamics in the tribe take an unexpected turn. With only one man left in the game, the women decide to put their powers of seduction to the test. The question on everyone's mind is, will he be able to resist temptation or will it ultimately cost him the game?

Fans of the show were left stunned by the audacity of the women's plan. Comments like "shut the front door!" and "NO WAY ERIK REALLY THOUGHT THAT WAS A GOOD IDEA" flooded social media platforms. It seems that Erik, the only remaining male contestant, may have underestimated the consequences of his actions. As one fan bluntly put it, "Erik clearly thought he was going to get some ass."

As the episode unfolds, viewers can't help but wonder how Erik will navigate this unexpected twist. Will he stay true to his game strategy or will he succumb to the allure of the women's seduction? Tune in to find out if Erik can withstand the temptation or if his decision will ultimately cost him the chance at becoming the sole survivor.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 87 votes.

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