10 Best Episodes of Survivor - Season 31

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 - S31E8

#1 - You Call, We'll Haul (Season 31 - Episode 8)

An intense water challenge leaves castaways thirsty for a much-needed reward. Also, immunity hangs in the balance as castaways attempt to steady themselves, and a shocking Tribal Council takes an unexpected turn.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 249 votes.

Survivor - S31E11

#2 - My Wheels Are Spinning (Season 31 - Episode 11)


Back at camp, Jeremy reiterated to Spencer that he would have saved him as he did Stephen, but Spencer was uncertain.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 136 votes.

Survivor - S31E14

#3 - Lie, Cheat and Steal (Season 31 - Episode 14)

Six castaways battle it out for a shot in the final three, and a shocking Tribal Council delivers a Survivor first. Later, the final three castaways plead their cases for the $1 million prize.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 238 votes.

Survivor - S31E10

#4 - Like Selling Your Soul To The Devil (Season 31 - Episode 10)


Castaways' spirits are drowning in a relentless rain storm, but a fun challenge reward offers a few players a glimpse into the Cambodian culture. Also, the "voting block" strategy used this season continues to keep Castaways on their toes.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 219 votes.

Survivor - S31E15

#5 - Second Chance Reunion (Season 31 - Episode 15)

The castaways reunite in Los Angeles to discuss the season. Jeff Probst hosts.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 176 votes.

Survivor - S31E6

#6 - Bunking with the Devil (Season 31 - Episode 6)


One castaway is pulled from the game due to a family emergency. Also, Tribes drop their buffs and switch it up for the second time, and castaways chow down on local delicacies in a classic immunity challenge.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 238 votes.

Survivor - S31E7

#7 - Play To Win (Season 31 - Episode 7)

Thirteen shocked castaways come together for the largest merge ever. Also, history repeats itself for two feuding castaways, and the season's first individual immunity challenge is a classic game of balance.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 236 votes.

Survivor - S31E12

#8 - Tiny Little Shanks to the Heart (Season 31 - Episode 12)


Emotions run deep when loved ones visit the island, and a desperate Reward Challenge leaves castaways’ heads spinning. Also, exhaustion takes a serious toll on one castaway in the middle of an immunity battle.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 218 votes.

Survivor - S31E2

#9 - Survivor MacGyver (Season 31 - Episode 2)

One Tribe is completely puzzled at a classic immunity challenge. Also, one castaway attempts a heartfelt apology in an effort to stave off elimination before an intense tribal council.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 241 votes.

Survivor - S31E1

#10 - Second Chance (Season 31 - Episode 1)


Twenty returning castaways are dropped in the middle of the South China Sea to begin their adventure. The new season in Cambodia, themed "Second Chance," features 20 castaways from past editions who were voted for by fans to have another shot at being named "Sole Survivor." For one tribe, old-school thinking battles new-school strategy when the two distinct groups try to take control of the game. Also, one contestant finds a clue to a hidden immunity idol that requires retrieving it in a way that's never been seen before.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 258 votes.

Survivor - S31E3

#11 - We Got A Rat (Season 31 - Episode 3)

Just days into the game, castaways drop their buffs and switch from two to three tribes. Also, a castaway's future in the game is in jeopardy when they're caught sending a message to another tribe.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 243 votes.

Survivor - S31E9

#12 - Witches Coven (Season 31 - Episode 9)


One castaway risks their safety in the game in order to gain an advantage. Also, another castaway steps up in a brutal individual Immunity Challenge to further their game, and three castaways deemed the “Witches Coven” stir the pot at camp.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 237 votes.

Survivor - S31E13

#13 - Villains Have More Fun (Season 31 - Episode 13)

With the end in sight, castaways scramble to solidify a plan for the final three. Also, a frightening incident at the Immunity Challenge sends shockwaves through the entire tribe, and castaways are rewarded with a spiritual recharge at the temples of Cambodia.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 223 votes.

Survivor - S31E5

#14 - A Snake in the Grass (Season 31 - Episode 5)


One castaway embraces a new, more personal style of play for his second chance. Also, one castaway risks ruining a good thing by going against her own alliance.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 225 votes.

Survivor - S31E4

#15 - What's The Beef? (Season 31 - Episode 4)

Three castaways leave it all on the beach in a gut-wrenching challenge, and two castaways plead for their lives in the game at a heated tribal council. Also, Abi-Maria continues to ruffle feathers with her tribe.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 230 votes.


Last updated: may 26, 2023

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