10 Best Episodes of Survivor - Season 45

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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#13 - Music to My Ears (Season 45 - Episode 4)

Tribes must dig deep in the immunity challenge to land a win and earn safety for one more night. Then, one tribe is sent to tribal council where someone will be the fourth person voted out of the game.

The episode was rated 7.13 from 199 votes.

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#12 - We Can Do Hard Things (Season 45 - Episode 1)


Castaways are abandoned in Fiji where they must learn to adapt, or they will be voted out.

The episode was rated 7.14 from 215 votes.

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#11 - Sword of Damocles (Season 45 - Episode 9)

In order to win immunity, castaways must compete in a three-part challenge. Then, some castaways take a journey and face another difficult decision.

The episode was rated 7.21 from 169 votes.

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#10 - The Ex-Girlfriend at the Wedding (Season 45 - Episode 12)


Castaways must roll their way through the reward challenge to win a picnic in the middle of the ocean. Then, castaways either stay balanced or drop the ball in the immunity challenge trying to earn their spot in the final five.

The episode was rated 7.26 from 172 votes.

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#9 - Brought a Bazooka to a Tea Party (Season 45 - Episode 2)

One person from each tribe must hop on a boat, where they will make a big decision that could impact their game. Then, tribes must find the key to victory in the immunity challenge to unlock the fishing gear reward.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 208 votes.

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#8 - The Thorn in My Thumb (Season 45 - Episode 7)


Castaways must hold on for their lives during the first individual immunity challenge to earn safety and a reward at the sanctuary. Then, castaways must come to a consensus on who to vote out at tribal council where two people will be leaving the game.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 178 votes.

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#7 - I Don't Want to Be the Worm (Season 45 - Episode 5)

Castaways have empty bellies and start dreaming of their favorite foods from home as running on empty begins to take its toll. Then, one castaway from each tribe goes on a journey and must decide between sustenance or a potential advantage.

The episode was rated 7.45 from 190 votes.

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#6 - This Game Rips Your Heart Out (Season 45 - Episode 11)


Castaways celebrate a victory after tribal council. Then, castaways must rope a win in the individual immunity challenge to fight for safety and reward.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 173 votes.

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#5 - How Am I the Mobster? (Season 45 - Episode 10)

Castaways must navigate through a maze where they are inches away from disaster or victory to win the reward challenge and earn a night in the sanctuary. Then, castaways need to prove they have what it takes to hold on and win immunity to be safe at tribal council.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 169 votes.

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#4 - Living the Survivor Dream (Season 45 - Episode 13)


The remaining five castaways must stack up a win in the immunity challenge to secure a spot in the final four. Then, one castaway will be crowned Sole Survivor.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 166 votes.

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#3 - No Man Left Behind (Season 45 - Episode 3)

Tribes must hook a win in the reward challenge to earn a large fruit platter and the chance to raid the camp of one of the losing tribes. Then, tribes roll their way to a win to earn safety for one more night.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 204 votes.

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#2 - Following a Dead Horse to Water (Season 45 - Episode 8)


The SURVIVOR Auction is back! Castaways will need to fuel up to keep going in the game. Then, castaways must be the last one standing in the immunity challenge to earn a spot in the final nine.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 184 votes.

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#1 - I'm Not Batman, I'm the Canadian (Season 45 - Episode 6)

In this episode of Survivor, titled "I'm Not Batman, I'm the Canadian," the castaways are faced with an intense immunity challenge that requires them to roll their way to victory. As the stakes are high, the rest of the tribe is left vulnerable and at risk of being sent home. The challenge promises to test the physical abilities and strategic thinking of the contestants, making it a thrilling event to watch.

But that's not all. As the episode unfolds, a comment made on day one comes back to haunt one of the castaways. The repercussions of this comment are sure to create tension and drama within the tribe, adding an extra layer of excitement to the episode. Viewers will be on the edge of their seats, wondering how this comment will impact the game and the relationships between the contestants.

Fans of Survivor have been raving about the previous tribal council, describing it as "insane" and "so good." The anticipation for this episode is skyrocketing, especially after Kaleb's risky move in the previous episode paid off big time. With the potential for unexpected alliances and shocking eliminations, this episode promises to keep viewers hooked from start to finish. Will Emily's decision to not burn bridges come back to haunt her? Tune in to find out!

The episode was rated 7.96 from 202 votes.

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