10 Best Episodes of Survivor - Season 39

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 may 24, 2024.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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#14 - We Made It to the Merge! (Season 39 - Episode 8)

Castaways enjoy a merge feast before individual immunity is on the line.

The episode was rated 7.17 from 195 votes.

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#13 - Island of the Idols Reunion (Season 39 - Episode 14)


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

The episode was rated 7.30 from 149 votes.

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#12 - A Very Simple Plan (Season 39 - Episode 11)

Trust is tested when new alliances are formed but some old ones remain. Also, lines are drawn in the sand after the family visit.

The episode was rated 7.38 from 225 votes.

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#11 - Mama, Look at Me Now (Season 39 - Episode 13)


A winner will be crowned Sole Survivor on the finale of SURVIVOR: Island of the Idols.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 206 votes.

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#10 - Just Go For It (Season 39 - Episode 12)

The fourteenth castaway is voted out and joins the jury, on the penultimate episode.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 228 votes.

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#9 - Honesty Would Be Chill (Season 39 - Episode 3)


New tribal dynamics may put the rest of the castaways on edge leading into the next tribal council. Also, one castaway is presented with an opportunity on 'Island of the Idols' - complete a risky task in order to gain an advantage.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 287 votes.

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#8 - YOLO, Let's Play! (Season 39 - Episode 2)

One castaway puts their mind to work when given a new opportunity on the Island of the Idols. Also, tribes must climb their way to the top during a tough immunity challenge.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 296 votes.

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#7 - Two for the Price of One (Season 39 - Episode 9)


An unexpected twist shakes up the game and sends two people home.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 236 votes.

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#6 - Don't Bite the Hand That Feeds You (Season 39 - Episode 5)

Castaways are forced to switch up their game after a surprising tribe swap.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 258 votes.

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#5 - Plan Z (Season 39 - Episode 4)


A "showmance" could create distractions and paint a target on two castaways' backs. Also, after a visit with Boston Rob and Sandra on Island of the Idols, one castaway has a chance to seize an opportunity to prove their power of persuasion.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 285 votes.

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#4 - I Vote You Out and That's It (Season 39 - Episode 1)

One castaway gets fired up when learning a lesson on the Island of the Idols, where Boston Rob Mariano and Sandra Diaz serve as mentors in an all-new twist. Also, castaways question whether likability will prove to be a liability.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 304 votes.

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#3 - Bring on the Bacon (Season 39 - Episode 10)


One castaway must prove how well they know their castmates when presented with a game-changing opportunity while visiting Island of the Idols.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 239 votes.

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#2 - Suck It Up Buttercup (Season 39 - Episode 6)

Rival alliances go head to head over a powerful player, and one castaway must decide if they are daring enough to take on a risky task after visiting the Island of the Idols.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 265 votes.

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#1 - I Was Born at Night, But Not Last Night (Season 39 - Episode 7)


An empire falls and a rebellion rises, but the game is far from over. Also, another castaway visits the Island of the Idols for a chance to earn an advantage.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 239 votes.

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