10 Best Episodes of Survivor - Season 29

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 - S29E5

#15 - Blood Is Blood (Season 29 - Episode 5)

After a surprising tribe swap, the game gets complicated when one castaway is stranded on a tribe with three pairs of loved ones. Meanwhile, the other tribe is forced to negotiate for their next meal as a result of mismanaged portion control.

The episode was rated 7.33 from 174 votes.

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#14 - Make Some Magic Happen (Season 29 - Episode 6)


In a rare move, a very hungry Hunahpu tribe makes a desperate trade for rice. Meanwhile, one castaway on the Coyopa tribe concocts a plan to use a fake idol to try and insure their safety.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 156 votes.

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#13 - Million Dollar Decision (Season 29 - Episode 7)

The pressure of the game forces one castaway to contemplate throwing in the towel. Also, alliances start to crumble with the impending merge and one castaway commits the ultimate sin.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 171 votes.

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#12 - Method to This Madness (Season 29 - Episode 2)


After losing their flint, one tribe attempts to barter with Jeff in a rare negotiation. Meanwhile, former MLB player John Rocker's controversial past threatens his future in the game.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 183 votes.

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#11 - San Juan del Sur Reunion (Season 29 - Episode 15)

Months after the final Tribal Council, at the live reunion, it was revealed that Natalie won the game with Josh, Jeremy, Wes, Alec, and Keith's votes, while Jaclyn received Jon and Reed's votes to place second, while Missy came in third after only receiving Baylor's vote to win.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 101 votes.

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#10 - Actions vs. Accusations (Season 29 - Episode 3)


A showdown pits father against son and puts their relationship to the test. Meanwhile, former MLB player John Rocker is confronted about his controversial past during a combative Immunity Challenge.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 180 votes.

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#9 - Wrinkle in the Plan (Season 29 - Episode 8)

The claws are out when two parents protect their children in a heated exchange. Also, the castaways reap the rewards of a Taco Bar after exiling one of their own.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 158 votes.

Survivor - S29E1

#8 - Suck It Up and Survive (Season 29 - Episode 1)


The "Blood vs. Water" theme returns as all-new castaways compete with - and ultimately against - their loved ones who share the same goal: to outwit, outplay, outlast and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor and winner of the 1 million dollar prize.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 191 votes.

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#7 - Kind of Like Cream Cheese (Season 29 - Episode 11)

After 30 grueling days, the remaining castaways battle for a spot in the final six. Also, for the first time ever, castaways give up their chance at Reward in the middle of a challenge, and one castaway seeking revenge sets their sights on the game's strongest player.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 154 votes.

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#6 - Let's Make a Move (Season 29 - Episode 13)


After voting Alec out, Natalie lied to Jon and Jaclyn, claiming to have misunderstood the instructions regarding the split vote plan, which they believed. Natalie then told Keith that she had spared him from elimination and wanted to blindside Jon.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 152 votes.

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#5 - Gettin' to Crunch Time (Season 29 - Episode 9)

Two reward winners trade their spots to prove their loyalty. Also, an idol paper trail causes chaos at camp, and one castaway plays dirty when his life in the game is threatened.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 174 votes.

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#4 - Still Holdin' On (Season 29 - Episode 12)


After Tribal Council, Jon and Jaclyn resolved their argument, while Alec, as one of the two remaining outsiders, lamented his poor standing in the game.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 75 votes.

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#3 - We're a Hot Mess (Season 29 - Episode 4)

One castaway contemplates throwing an Immunity Challenge to rid their tribe of the weaker players. However, their thirst for power could result in a shocking blindside.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 181 votes.

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#2 - This Is My Time (Season 29 - Episode 14)


In this intense episode of Survivor titled "This Is My Time," emotions run high as alliances are tested and loyalties are questioned. After the shocking elimination of her boyfriend, Jaclyn is not one to hold back her anger. She confronts Missy, Baylor, and Natalie, who had a hand in betraying Jon. Can Jaclyn find a way to forgive and move forward, or will this betrayal spell the end of her game?

Meanwhile, Missy and Baylor are determined to secure their spot in the final three alongside Natalie. They reinforce their desire to stick together until the end, but will their strategy pay off? With tensions rising and trust becoming increasingly scarce, the stakes have never been higher. Who will make it to the end, and who will be left behind?

As the episode unfolds, viewers are left on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting the next twist and turn. Survivor continues to deliver the unexpected, reminding us that in this game, alliances can crumble in an instant, and the only constant is the ever-present desire to outwit, outplay, and outlast. Don't miss out on the thrilling drama and strategic gameplay in "This Is My Time."

The episode was rated 8.17 from 149 votes.

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#1 - This Is Where We Build Trust (Season 29 - Episode 10)

In this week's gripping episode of Survivor, tensions rise as the remaining castaways face yet another intense Tribal Council. As alliances are tested and loyalties are questioned, the stakes have never been higher. Who will be the next to see their torch extinguished? With the game reaching its boiling point, it's anyone's guess who will survive and who will be voted out.

Throughout the episode, the phrase "Stick to the plan" echoes in the minds of the castaways. But as we all know, even the best-laid plans can unravel in a matter of seconds. With the power dynamics constantly shifting, it becomes a game of trust and strategy. Will the castaways be able to navigate the treacherous waters of deceit and emerge unscathed, or will their trust be misplaced, leading to their ultimate downfall?

With every elimination comes a mix of emotions - relief for those who narrowly escape eviction, and sadness for those whose journey has come to an end. As the castaways say goodbye to another member of their tribe, the intensity of the game grows, leaving us on the edge of our seats, eagerly anticipating the next episode. Tune in to Survivor: This Is Where We Build Trust to witness the captivating twists and turns that make this show a true television phenomenon.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 164 votes.

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