10 Best Episodes of Survivor - Season 20

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!

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Survivor - S20E2

#15 - It's Getting the Best of Me (Season 20 - Episode 2)

Backstabbing and dissention run rampant in one tribe as a castaway reveals that old grudges die hard and makes a move to put a former ally on the chopping block. Meanwhile, one Villain pushes so hard to provide for the tribe that he passes out cold.

The episode was rated 7.37 from 114 votes.

Survivor - S20E9

#14 - Survivor History (Season 20 - Episode 9)


Convinced that a women's alliance is running the Villains tribe, The Heroes develop a risky strategy in an effort to align themselves with one of the game's most notorious players.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 105 votes.

Survivor - S20E15

#13 - Heroes vs. Villains Reunion (Season 20 - Episode 15)

Deep in the heart of the South Pacific, twenty former castaways return to compete in the greatest Survivor competition yet. Ten heroes, known for their strength, integrity, and honour, will face off against ten of the most notorious villains in Survivor history.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 71 votes.

Survivor - S20E3

#12 - That Girl is Like a Virus (Season 20 - Episode 3)


One of the most powerful women in the game targets a worthy adversary and gets aggressive in her efforts to oust an immediate threat.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 103 votes.

Survivor - S20E5

#11 - Knights of the Round Table (Season 20 - Episode 5)

An important hierarchy is established between a pair of conniving allies and a plan is hatched to oust one of the strongest and most prominent players in the game.

The episode was rated 7.45 from 104 votes.

Survivor - S20E4

#10 - Tonight, We Make Our Move (Season 20 - Episode 4)


The two tribes each search for a hidden immunity idol within their respective camps. Meanwhile, Coach believes everyone is against him, and the Villains get frustrated with Russell.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 109 votes.

Survivor - S20E7

#9 - I'm Not a Good Villain (Season 20 - Episode 7)

Hurt and betrayed by a close ally, one castaway learns the hard way that loyalty isn't always easy, and one powerhouse learns from experience that old grudges die hard.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 104 votes.

Survivor - S20E13

#8 - Loose Lips Sink Ships (Season 20 - Episode 13)


The final six get the chance to earn time with their loved ones in a fiercely fought reward challenge. Desperate for options, the remaining heroes make an unexpected ally, hoping to turn the game around.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 97 votes.

Survivor - S20E8

#7 - Expectations (Season 20 - Episode 8)

Struggling to keep their tribe intact, the "Heroes" vow to work together as long as it takes to ensure that they outlast the "Villains." Meanwhile, the "Villains" begin to turn on one another after one tribe member makes a costly mistake at the Reward Challenge.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 101 votes.

Survivor - S20E11

#6 - Jumping Ship (Season 20 - Episode 11)


With two swing votes hanging in the balance, no one can be sure of their safety heading into Tribal Council, and even the most formidable villain in the game makes a potential miscalculation.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 102 votes.

Survivor - S20E1

#5 - Slay Everyone, Trust No One (Season 20 - Episode 1)

In one of the most physical reward challenges ever played, injuries threaten to send two castaways home before the first challenge is completed.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 121 votes.

Survivor - S20E6

#4 - Banana Etiquette (Season 20 - Episode 6)


When the castaways discover that two people will be sent packing in a rare double elimination, everyone scrambles to save their own skin, and one castaway surprises everyone and risks it all at Tribal Council.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 110 votes.

Survivor - S20E12

#3 - A Sinking Ship (Season 20 - Episode 12)

Sensing that he is in danger, a hero makes a bold move to save himself by fooling the entire tribe. Meanwhile, a vicious power struggle emerges in one alliance and two of the strongest villains find themselves pitted against one another.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 100 votes.

Survivor - S20E14

#2 - Anything Could Happen (Season 20 - Episode 14)


As the final tribal council draws near, Survivors struggle to stay on top of their game as alliances crumble and everyone starts to play for themselves.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 100 votes.

Survivor - S20E10

#1 - Going Down In Flames (Season 20 - Episode 10)

In this exhilarating episode of Survivor titled "Going Down In Flames," the merged tribe is about to be reunited, setting the stage for some serious gameplay and unexpected twists. As the tension rises, two old friends seize the opportunity to rekindle their alliance. However, trust doesn't come easily in the cutthroat world of Survivor, leaving viewers on the edge of their seats wondering if this alliance will stand the test of time.

But hold on tight, because this episode is about to take an unprecedented turn. With the stakes higher than ever, one castaway makes a jaw-dropping move that no one saw coming. The stage is set for what promises to be one of the most shocking Tribal Councils in the history of Survivor. Get ready to witness alliances crumble, strategies implode, and friendships pushed to the breaking point.

And if that wasn't enough, brace yourself for JT's ultimate bonehead move. Will this blunder cost him dearly or will he manage to survive another day? Tune in to this captivating episode of Survivor to find out who will rise from the ashes and who will be engulfed in the flames of defeat.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 107 votes.

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