10 Best Episodes of Survivor - Season 30

A reality show contest where sixteen or more castaways split between two or more “Tribes” are taken to a remote isolated location and are forced to live off the land with meager supplies for roughly 39 days. Frequent physical challenges are used to pit the tribes against each other for rewards, such as food or luxuries, or for “Immunity”, forcing the other tribe to attend “Tribal Council”, where they must vote off one of their players.

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Survivor - S30E14

#1 - It's A Fickle, Fickle Game (Season 30 - Episode 14)

Despite the fact that her allies Rodney, Sierra, and Will voted against her but Mike did not, Carolyn decided to regroup with her old alliance and continued targeting Mike. Before the reward challenge, the castaways were reunited with their loved ones: Carolyn's husband Joel, Mike's mother Deborah, Rodney's father Rodney Sr., Sierra's father Danny, and Will's wife Monifa.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 173 votes.

Survivor - S30E13

#2 - My Word Is My Bond (Season 30 - Episode 13)


With only six castaways left in the game, Immunity is more important than ever. Also, castaways are puzzled at a tough Reward Challenge and a strong alliance begins to crumble.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 161 votes.

Survivor - S30E11

#3 - Survivor Russian Roulette (Season 30 - Episode 11)

A twist at the Immunity Challenge creates a two-way race for security in the game, and one castaway uses his entire body as a bridge during a Reward Challenge. Also, a crazy Tribal Council becomes confrontational.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 194 votes.

Survivor - S30E7

#4 - The Line Will Be Drawn Tonight (Season 30 - Episode 7)


Alliances are tested as castaways must adapt to playing an individual game after the merge. Also, castaways fight for Individual Immunity in a classic game of endurance.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 192 votes.

Survivor - S30E15

#5 - Worlds Apart Reunion (Season 30 - Episode 15)

Months after the final Tribal Council, at the live reunion, it was revealed that Mike won the game with Hali, Joe, Jenn, Shirin, Tyler, and Dan's votes, while Carolyn and Will tied for second with one vote each; Carolyn with Sierra's, and Will with Rodney's.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 116 votes.

Survivor - S30E5

#6 - We're Finally Playing Some Survivor (Season 30 - Episode 5)


Tribes drop their buffs in a switch that will shake up alliances. Also, one castaway struggles after receiving a blow to the head, and another castaway’s desire to flex his power in the game could be his greatest weakness, on two back-to-back episodes.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 70 votes.

Survivor - S30E8

#7 - Keep It Real (Season 30 - Episode 8)

Castaways walk a fine line and struggle to stay balanced at a Reward Challenge. Also, one castaway goes on a crazy man hunt to prevent another castaway from finding the Idol.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 194 votes.

Survivor - S30E10

#8 - Bring the Popcorn (Season 30 - Episode 10)


A key advantage gives one castaway a game-changing opportunity, and another castaway lashes out when their integrity is questioned.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 187 votes.

Survivor - S30E6

#9 - Odd Woman Out (Season 30 - Episode 6)

One castaway struggles to fit in after a shocking Tribal Council. Also, winning a reward gives one castaway a new outlook on life and the game.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 183 votes.

Survivor - S30E1

#10 - It's Survivor Warfare (Season 30 - Episode 1)


The castaways are split into three tribes: Blue Collar, White Collar, and No Collar; the players must choose between honesty or deception; a castaway makes himself sick.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 186 votes.

Survivor - S30E12

#11 - Holding On for Dear Life (Season 30 - Episode 12)

A reward gives castaways an opportunity to deliver supplies to a local orphanage. Also, castaways must scramble after a crazy Tribal Council leaves some on the outs.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 181 votes.

Survivor - S30E9

#12 - Livin' On the Edge (Season 30 - Episode 9)


One castaway breaks out their arts and crafts skills to create a fake Idol and makes a plan to prevent being eliminated.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 191 votes.

Survivor - S30E4

#13 - Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner (Season 30 - Episode 4)

Tribes drop their buffs in a switch that will shake up alliances. Also, one castaway struggles after receiving a blow to the head, and another castaway’s desire to flex his power in the game could be his greatest weakness, on two back-to-back episodes.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 160 votes.

Survivor - S30E2

#14 - It Will Be My Revenge (Season 30 - Episode 2)


White Collar castaways strip down and embrace their free-spirited “no collar” tendencies. Blue Collar castaways disagree when it comes to heavy lifting at camp, and one castaway struggles to adapt to her new tribemates.

The episode was rated 7.32 from 174 votes.

Survivor - S30E3

#15 - Crazy Is As Crazy Does (Season 30 - Episode 3)

A division of labor causes cracks in the hard-working Blue Collar tribe. Also, one castaway’s strategy during the Immunity Challenge completely backfires.

The episode was rated 7.19 from 186 votes.


Last updated: may 26, 2023

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