10 Best Episodes of Survivor - Season 31

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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#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 7.58 from 235 votes.

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#14 - 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 7.62 from 226 votes.

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#13 - 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 7.63 from 231 votes.

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#12 - 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 7.65 from 248 votes.

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#11 - 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 241 votes.

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#10 - 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 7.68 from 222 votes.

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#9 - 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 7.68 from 261 votes.

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#8 - 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 7.68 from 246 votes.

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#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 7.70 from 240 votes.

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#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 7.81 from 242 votes.

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#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 7.86 from 176 votes.

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#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 7.99 from 221 votes.

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#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 241 votes.

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


In the latest episode of Survivor, titled "My Wheels Are Spinning," tensions are running high back at camp. Jeremy, one of the contestants, took the opportunity to reassure Spencer that he would have saved him just like he did with Stephen. However, Spencer seemed unsure about Jeremy's words, leaving us wondering what his next move will be.

The episode featured yet another thrilling tribal council that had fans on the edge of their seats. The end result was so satisfying that one fan couldn't help but stand up and applaud in excitement. It seems that alliances are constantly shifting, with Spencer forming a new alliance with Joe. This unexpected twist adds even more intrigue to an already exciting season.

The tribal council outcome had viewers in stitches, as one fan burst out laughing at the surprising turn of events. The episode was filled with excitement and left fans eager for more. The level of gameplay this season has been phenomenal, and we can only hope that it continues to deliver such thrilling moments. It's safe to say that #TEAMJOE is gaining a strong following.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 139 votes.

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

In the latest episode of Survivor, titled "You Call, We'll Haul," the castaways face an intense water challenge that leaves them feeling parched and in need of a much-needed reward. As they battle it out to steady themselves and secure immunity, the stakes have never been higher. But just when you think you know what's going to happen, a shocking Tribal Council takes an unexpected turn.

Get ready to have your jaw drop and your heart race as the votes are read. One viewer exclaimed, "WOW, I almost fell off my chair during the reading of the votes and I absolutely LOVED the elimination!!! \o/" But not everyone was happy with the outcome, with some expressing their dislike for the eliminated person. As tensions rise, the fans are rooting for Joe to find an idol soon, making this episode even more thrilling.

Survivor fans are calling this Tribal Council one of the greatest in the show's history. So if you're looking for an episode that will keep you on the edge of your seat and have you talking about it for days, this is it. Don't miss out on what TV Blaze for WP describes as "one of the greatest episodes of Survivor history."

The episode was rated 8.30 from 252 votes.

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