10 Best Episodes of Survivor - Season 43

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 dec 24, 2023.

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#13 - Snap Some Necks and Cash Some Checks (Season 43 - Episode 13)

The remaining five castaways must find the perfect balance in the immunity challenge to make it to the final four. Also, two castaways will have to make fire in order to earn their seat in the final three, with one player being crowned the title of Sole Survivor.

The episode was rated 7.35 from 91 votes.

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#12 - I'll Sign the Divorce Papers (Season 43 - Episode 3)


The Beware Advantage returns and castaways must decide if they want to risk losing their vote. Also, the trust in one tribe shifts after a castaway finds out that a few tribemates have been snooping through bags around camp.

The episode was rated 7.38 from 219 votes.

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#11 - Bull in a China Shop (Season 43 - Episode 7)

In a game where knowledge is power, one castaway risks sharing their "knowledge" with a few too many people. Also, another castaway tries to recover after a complete blindside at tribal council.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 187 votes.

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#10 - Proposterous (Season 43 - Episode 8)


It is day 16 and castaways are getting to know their new tribe post merge. Also, hunger pangs are starting to take a toll and castaways must decide who will strike a deal with Jeff Probst to earn rice for their tribe.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 201 votes.

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#9 - Show No Mercy (Season 43 - Episode 4)

One tribe makes a strategic decision in this week's immunity challenge that sends another tribe to tribal council. Also, one castaway's paranoia and overconfidence risks leading them to their downfall.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 212 votes.

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#8 - Stop with All the Niceness (Season 43 - Episode 5)


Two castaways get caught by another tribemate while opening a Beware Advantage. Also, one person from each tribe must take a journey together where they can risk their vote or play it safe.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 219 votes.

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#7 - Lovable Curmudgeon (Season 43 - Episode 2)

An unexpected storm hit hard and fast and kept tribes shivering all night in their shelters.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 221 votes.

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#6 - What About the Big Girls (Season 43 - Episode 9)


In a shocking double tribal council, two castaways are blindsided. Also, a revenge plan begins to brew around camp after several castaways were left out of the last tribal council vote.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 205 votes.

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#5 - LIVIN (Season 43 - Episode 1)

18 new castaways come together to form their own society and begin their adventure for $1 million and the title of Sole Survivor.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 241 votes.

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#4 - Mergatory (Season 43 - Episode 6)


The game intensifies when the tribes meet each other at the same camp. Also, castaways must scramble and strategize before tribal council to avoid being the sixth person voted out.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 197 votes.

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#3 - Get That Money, Baby (Season 43 - Episode 10)

The remaining eight castaways compete in a reward challenge that will earn them a night in the sanctuary and a letter from home. Also, one castaway will have to build their house of cards high enough to win immunity.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 200 votes.

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#2 - Hiding in Plain Sight (Season 43 - Episode 11)


As the tide rises and falls, castaways hold their breath to find out who will win the immunity challenge. Also, one castaway will spy something hidden in plain sight.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 194 votes.

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#1 - Telenovela (Season 43 - Episode 12)

In this episode of Survivor, titled "Telenovela," the tension reaches its peak as the remaining six castaways battle it out for a sweet reward. With the stakes higher than ever, they must get the ball rolling and give it their all to come out on top. Who will emerge victorious and satisfy their craving for a well-deserved treat?

But that's not all. The castaways also face a nail-biting immunity challenge, where they must hang in there to secure their spot in the final five. It's a do-or-die situation, and the pressure is on. Who will have the strength, determination, and strategic smarts to outlast the competition and stay in the game?

This episode proves to be a rollercoaster ride of emotions, leaving fans divided. While some find the outcome devastating, others applaud the strategic brilliance of Jesse, who made a perfectly timed move that changed the game. With Cody's plan foiled, the dynamics of the game have shifted, and fans are left wondering what the future holds for their favorite castaways. Will Cody make a comeback someday? Only time will tell. In the meantime, the epic gameplay of Jesse continues to captivate audiences. Stay tuned for more thrilling episodes of Survivor!

The episode was rated 8.08 from 169 votes.

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