10 Best Episodes of Survivor - Season 21

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 - S21E12

#15 - You Started, You're Finishing (Season 21 - Episode 12)

A castaway's selfish act causes great disappointment for an alliance member, meanwhile another tribe member shares some motherly advise to toughen up a young castaway.

The episode was rated 6.39 from 61 votes.

Survivor - S21E13

#14 - Not Sure Where I Stand (Season 21 - Episode 13)


A castaway is left questioning alliances after a broken promise leaves them out in the cold.

The episode was rated 6.86 from 63 votes.

Survivor - S21E8

#13 - Company Will Be Arriving Soon (Season 21 - Episode 8)

After the tribes merge and food disappears, two castaways share a secret about the food that threatens to land them in the hot seat at Tribal Council.

The episode was rated 6.91 from 64 votes.

Survivor - S21E4

#12 - Pulling the Trigger (Season 21 - Episode 4)


The hunt for the immunity idol widens the rift between two castaways on the junior tribe; a revealed secret solidifies a powerful alliance.

The episode was rated 6.97 from 61 votes.

Survivor - S21E5

#11 - Turf Wars (Season 21 - Episode 5)

The newly formed tribes struggle to find their footing with some castaways making new allies and others seizing the opportunity to take a leadership role. Meanwhile, one castaway reaches an emotional low point as relentless rain storms batter the Nicaraguan coast.

The episode was rated 7.04 from 70 votes.

Survivor - S21E16

#10 - Nicaragua Reunion (Season 21 - Episode 16)


The castaways reunite for a chat about the show and a sneak peek of what to expect in `Survivor 22: Redemption Island'. Attitudes are stifled and secrets revealed as contestants share their opinions of the game.

The episode was rated 7.10 from 40 votes.

Survivor - S21E3

#9 - Glitter in Their Eyes (Season 21 - Episode 3)

A battle erupts over a clue to the hidden immunity idol and one fearless competitor makes a bold move that earns them the upper hand, but the bad behaviour doesn't go unnoticed by their tribemates.

The episode was rated 7.11 from 64 votes.

Survivor - S21E2

#8 - Fatigue Makes Cowards of Us All (Season 21 - Episode 2)


Tempers flare and fights erupt in the La Flor tribe as the younger castaways struggle to overcome potentially dangerous personality conflicts within the group.

The episode was rated 7.18 from 74 votes.

Survivor - S21E6

#7 - Worst Case Scenario (Season 21 - Episode 6)

One of the game's most prominent masterminds targets two foes and sets a plan in motion to oust one of them, along with an immunity idol, in one of the most memorable tribal councils of the season.

The episode was rated 7.22 from 74 votes.

Survivor - S21E1

#6 - Young at Heart (Season 21 - Episode 1)


The castaways are shocked to learn that they'll be divided into tribes of older players versus younger players. The older tribe is especially surprised to learn that they'll be teamed with former NFL Coach Jimmy Johnson. Meanwhile, one castaway reveals a personal secret that could affect the entire tribe as they head into their first challenge.

The episode was rated 7.23 from 74 votes.

Survivor - S21E9

#5 - Running the Camp (Season 21 - Episode 9)

One castaway makes a difficult decision that backfires, allowing another castaway the opportunity to devise a strategy to flush out the hidden immunity idol and blindside a rival.

The episode was rated 7.30 from 66 votes.

Survivor - S21E15

#4 - What About Me? (Season 21 - Episode 15)


Five castaways remain, but two more will be voted out before the jury decides the winner of Sole Survivor and the $1 million prize.

The episode was rated 7.31 from 62 votes.

Survivor - S21E7

#3 - What Goes Around, Comes Around (Season 21 - Episode 7)

A public display of emotion causes one castaway to doubt the intentions of an old rival whom she suspects has been lobbying for sympathy.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 68 votes.

Survivor - S21E14

#2 - This Is Going to Hurt (Season 21 - Episode 14)


After an emotional visit from home, one alliance is faced with a difficult decision to secure their own fate in the game.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 61 votes.

Survivor - S21E10

#1 - Stuck in the Middle (Season 21 - Episode 10)

The tribe suffers a devastating blow when they find the camp in ashes after a fire, and the loyalty of an alliance is put to the test as Libertad heads to tribal council.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 61 votes.

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