10 Best Episodes of Survivor - Season 42

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.

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Survivor - S42E9

#13 - Game of Chicken (Season 42 - Episode 9)

One castaway will be the last standing in the fight for immunity, earning themselves a spot in the final eight.

The episode was rated 6.98 from 227 votes.

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#12 - Good and Guilty (Season 42 - Episode 2)


An unlikely friendship forms when 2 castaways bond over their differences. The beware immunity idol returns, forcing castaways to consider all options before entering this unknown territory.

The episode was rated 7.21 from 229 votes.

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#11 - Vibe of the Tribe (Season 42 - Episode 4)

One castaway paints a target on their back when they attempt to pit their tribe mates against one another; another tribe dives their way to victory after piecing together a big win in the immunity challenge.

The episode was rated 7.37 from 216 votes.

Survivor - S42E1

#10 - Feels Like a Rollercoaster (Season 42 - Episode 1)


Eighteen new castaways begin their battle for $1 million and the title of Sole Survivor.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 244 votes.

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#9 - I'm Survivor Rich (Season 42 - Episode 5)

It's day 10, and patience is running thin for some of the tribe members. Also, immunity is on the line, and one tribe gets tied up.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 224 votes.

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#8 - You Better Be Wearing a Seatbelt (Season 42 - Episode 8)


Castaways merge into one tribe and individual immunity is now on the line. At the challenge, castaways try to negotiate with Jeff to get 4 days’ worth of rice.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 209 votes.

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#7 - You Can't Hide on Survivor (Season 42 - Episode 6)

Castaways drop their buffs and rearrange tribes before an intense immunity challenge. Also, one castaway is taken to another island and has the power to change the game.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 216 votes.

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#6 - Tell a Good Lie, Not a Stupid Lie (Season 42 - Episode 10)


One castaway will land a win in the reward challenge, earning a chance to nurture social bonds during a pivotal moment in the game.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 213 votes.

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#5 - Go for the Gusto (Season 42 - Episode 3)

One tribe attempts to recover after drawing a line in the sand at tribal council. Also, a castaway goes on a journey and must make a decision that could change their game, and one tribe stacks their way to victory, earning immunity and a fruitful reward.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 232 votes.

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#4 - It Comes Down to This (Season 42 - Episode 13)



The episode was rated 7.61 from 194 votes.

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#3 - Caterpillar to a Butterfly (Season 42 - Episode 12)

Only six castaways remain, and one is on the wrong side of the vote; one castaway climbs the stairway to victory and wins immunity at tribal council.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 197 votes.

Survivor - S42E7

#2 - The Devil You Do or The Devil You Don't (Season 42 - Episode 7)


Castaways drop their buffs and rearrange tribes before an intense immunity challenge. Also, one castaway is taken to another island and has the power to change the game.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 83 votes.

Survivor - S42E11

#1 - Battle Royale (Season 42 - Episode 11)

One castaway will be the first to drop out of the immunity challenge leaving their fate up to a game of "Do or Die" chance.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 214 votes.

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