10 Best Episodes of Survivor - Season 36

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 - Can You Reverse the Curse? (2) (Season 36 - Episode 2)

A group of new Survivors attempt to 'reverse the curse' of bad past game decisions. Also, one castaway will be the first to visit Ghost Island, and panic sets in at the first tribal council of the season.

The episode was rated 7.32 from 139 votes.

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#14 - A Diamond In The Rough (Season 36 - Episode 5)


One castaway attempts to rekindle relationships after duping their tribe.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 384 votes.

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#13 - Fate Is The Homie (Season 36 - Episode 6)

Another surprising tribe swap could mean a fresh start for some castaways.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 388 votes.

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#12 - Only Time Will Tell (Season 36 - Episode 3)


A surprising tribe swap shakes up the game and one castaway sets their sights on one of their own.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 404 votes.

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#11 - The Sea Slug Slugger (Season 36 - Episode 9)

A classic SURVIVOR eating challenge is back, and individual immunity is on the line.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 364 votes.

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#10 - Can You Reverse the Curse? (1) (Season 36 - Episode 1)


A group of new Survivors attempt to 'reverse the curse' of bad past game decisions. Also, one castaway will be the first to visit Ghost Island, and panic sets in at the first tribal council of the season.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 421 votes.

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#9 - A Giant Game Of Bumper Cars (Season 36 - Episode 12)

A visit from loved ones hits the spot for castaways at the reward challenge, and castaways must bond together to break up a power couple.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 354 votes.

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#8 - Always Be Moving (Season 36 - Episode 13)


After a tough immunity challenge, one castaway will earn a 1 in 6 shot at the million dollar prize, on the penultimate episode.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 345 votes.

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#7 - Ghost Island Reunion (Season 36 - Episode 15)

The castaways reunite to discuss the season. Jeff Probst hosts.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 573 votes.

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#6 - It's Like the Perfect Crime (Season 36 - Episode 10)


A determined castaway goes on a mission to break up a power alliance.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 353 votes.

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#5 - Gotta Risk It For The Biscuit (Season 36 - Episode 7)

Castaways burn their tribe's flag in an attempt to reverse the curse.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 352 votes.

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#4 - The Finish Line Is In Sight (Season 36 - Episode 11)


Two people will be voted out in an all-new surprise twist. Also, one player works hard to deceive his tribemates into thinking he has an idol.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 359 votes.

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#3 - Trust Your Gut (Season 36 - Episode 4)

Castaways get physical during a classic water challenge, and a pair of castaways on the outs tries to shake things up.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 392 votes.

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#2 - Fear Keeps You Sharp (Season 36 - Episode 8)


The merge threatens to increase the tension between two ongoing rivals.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 369 votes.

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#1 - It Is Game Time Kids (Season 36 - Episode 14)

Castaways try to navigate their way to immunity when facing the biggest maze in the history for the game. Also, a fire-making challenge could change one person's fate in the game, and, after 39 days, one castaway will take home the $1 million dollar prize and title of sole Survivor, on the two-hour season finale.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 344 votes.

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