10 Best Episodes of Survivor - Season 2

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 may 24, 2024.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Survivor - S2E5

#15 - The Gloves Come off (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Twelve men and women strive to live in the wild; a fifth outcast returns to civilization; members battle exhaustion and hunger.

The episode was rated 6.92 from 106 votes.

Survivor - S2E17

#14 - Back from the Outback (Season 2 - Episode 17)


This episode follows the life of each Survivor 2 member after they came back from the Outback.

The episode was rated 7.04 from 23 votes.

Survivor - S2E16

#13 - The Australian Outback Reunion (Season 2 - Episode 16)

Participants in the series discuss their experiences.

The episode was rated 7.10 from 51 votes.

Survivor - S2E2

#12 - Suspicion (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Jerri accuses Kel of eating contraband beef jerky, which he denies. In the “Butch Cassidy” Reward Challenge, the players jump off a cliff into a pool of water, swim to a floating crate and carry it ashore to win blankets. “Tucker'd Out” is the Immunity Challenge. The tribemates eat aboriginal foods (“bush tucker”), such as cow brains, grubs, grasshoppers and mangrove worms. However, Kimmi, a vegetarian, refuses to join in. Later, the second person is voted out of the game.

The episode was rated 7.13 from 115 votes.

Survivor - S2E13

#11 - Enough Is Enough (Season 2 - Episode 13)

Men and women strive to live in the wild; the reward challenge lifts the survivors' spirits; a 12th person is voted out of the tribe.

The episode was rated 7.13 from 90 votes.

Survivor - S2E4

#10 - The Killing Fields (Season 2 - Episode 4)


Thirteen men and women strive to live in the wild; a fourth outcast returns to civilization; fire threatens a tribe.

The episode was rated 7.16 from 105 votes.

Survivor - S2E3

#9 - Trust No One (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Fourteen men and women strive to live in the wild; a third outcast returns to civilization.

The episode was rated 7.19 from 104 votes.

Survivor - S2E1

#8 - Stranded (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Sixteen contestants arrive on a military airplane in Queensland and immediately form two tribes---Kucha and Ogakor. After a five-mile hike to their respective camps, the tribes compete on an obstacle course for Immunity and waterproof matches. The losing tribe then attends Tribal Council and votes out its first member.

The episode was rated 7.20 from 128 votes.

Survivor - S2E8

#7 - Friends? (Season 2 - Episode 8)

Nine men and women strive to live in the wild; an eighth outcast returns to civilization; individuals rethink their strategy.

The episode was rated 7.30 from 107 votes.

Survivor - S2E11

#6 - Let's Make a Deal (Season 2 - Episode 11)


Seven men and women strive to live in the wild; the Barramundi face rising waters; a 10th person must leave the survivalists.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 88 votes.

Survivor - S2E7

#5 - The Merge (Season 2 - Episode 7)

Ten men and women strive to live in the wild; a seventh outcast returns to civilization; remaining survivors merge into one tribe.

The episode was rated 7.37 from 104 votes.

Survivor - S2E6

#4 - Trial By Fire (Season 2 - Episode 6)


A stunning event shakes up the remaining castaways mere days before the two tribes merge; a tribal council converges to snuff the chances of yet another contestant.

The episode was rated 7.38 from 107 votes.

Survivor - S2E15

#3 - The Most Deserving (Season 2 - Episode 15)

The three remaining contestants vie for the $1 million grand prize.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 82 votes.

Survivor - S2E12

#2 - No Longer Just a Game (Season 2 - Episode 12)


Six men and women strive to live in the wild; the tribe faces torrential rain; an 11th person is voted out of the tribe.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 90 votes.

Survivor - S2E10

#1 - Honeymoon or Not? (Season 2 - Episode 10)

Eight men and women strive to live in the wild; heavy storms and lack of rations tests the survivors; a ninth outcast returns to civilization.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 98 votes.

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