10 Best Episodes of Survivor - Season 39

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 - S39E7

#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 7.97 from 231 votes.

Survivor - S39E6

#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 7.80 from 254 votes.

Survivor - S39E10

#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 7.75 from 230 votes.

Survivor - S39E5

#4 - 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 7.69 from 249 votes.

Survivor - S39E4

#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 7.69 from 277 votes.

Survivor - S39E1

#6 - 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 7.69 from 298 votes.

Survivor - S39E9

#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 7.67 from 226 votes.

Survivor - S39E2

#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 7.60 from 287 votes.

Survivor - S39E3

#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 7.52 from 279 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 7.52 from 219 votes.

Survivor - S39E13

#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 7.51 from 198 votes.

Survivor - S39E11

#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 7.41 from 215 votes.

Survivor - S39E14

#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 7.29 from 147 votes.

Survivor - S39E8

#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 7.22 from 185 votes.


Last updated: may 26, 2023

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