10 Best Episodes of Survivor - Season 9

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 apr 04, 2024.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Survivor - S9E1

#15 - They Came at Us with Spears! (Season 9 - Episode 1)

Eighteen new castaways are stranded on the remote islands of Vanuatu in the South Pacific; after a shocking welcoming ceremony with a local tribe, the groups must find shelter for the night.

The episode was rated 6.88 from 77 votes.

Survivor - S9E9

#14 - Gender Wars... It's Getting Ugly (Season 9 - Episode 9)


The castaways get more than they anticipated when the tree mail arrives; hatred between two survivors has them politicking to get each other removed; the 10th contestant is voted off the island.

The episode was rated 7.02 from 62 votes.

Survivor - S9E15

#13 - Vanuatu Reunion (Season 9 - Episode 15)

Contestants reunite to discuss life on a remote location in the island nation of Vanuatu

The episode was rated 7.02 from 41 votes.

Survivor - S9E6

#12 - Hog Tied (Season 9 - Episode 6)


The tribes must herd piglets at the Rewards Challenge; a walk to gather food forges a new alliance; one castaway decides to do some nude sunbathing; the seventh contestant is voted off the island.

The episode was rated 7.18 from 65 votes.

Survivor - S9E7

#11 - Anger, Threats, Tears... and Coffee (Season 9 - Episode 7)

A castaway in danger of being voted off becomes invaluable during an immunity challenge; the seventh castaway is eliminated.

The episode was rated 7.24 from 62 votes.

Survivor - S9E10

#10 - Culture Shock and Violent Storms (Season 9 - Episode 10)


One castaway struggles to decide whether to retain an existing alliance or join another; a surreal reward drives one contestant to overindulge; another castaway is voted off the island.

The episode was rated 7.25 from 57 votes.

Survivor - S9E13

#9 - Eruption of Volcanic Magnitude (Season 9 - Episode 13)

One contestant's disturbing outburst jeopardizes a position in the final four; tempers flare when one tribe member refuses to share the location of buried provisions; the 14th contestant is voted off the island.

The episode was rated 7.25 from 61 votes.

Survivor - S9E12

#8 - Now Who's in Charge Here?! (Season 9 - Episode 12)


One contestant is in hot water for breaking a pact with a tribemate; two contestants who rarely contribute irritate other members of the tribe; the 13th contestant is voted off the island.

The episode was rated 7.26 from 68 votes.

Survivor - S9E4

#7 - Now That's a Reward! (Season 9 - Episode 4)

Lisa and Eliza clash over shifting alliances; the women get help finding food from a tribesman.

The episode was rated 7.30 from 70 votes.

Survivor - S9E2

#6 - Burly Girls, Bowheads, Young Studs and the Old Bunch (Season 9 - Episode 2)


A castaway breaks down when she realizes maggots have contaminated the food; a famished tribe uses a machete to chase a wild chicken; another castaway is eliminated.

The episode was rated 7.39 from 67 votes.

Survivor - S9E5

#5 - Earthquakes and Shake-Ups! (Season 9 - Episode 5)

An earthquake rocks the island, and Vanuatu natives bring a message that has consequences for all the tribe members.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 69 votes.

Survivor - S9E8

#4 - Now the Battle Really Begins (Season 9 - Episode 8)


One castaway makes a move to try and prevent them from being the next to leave; the tribes struggle with a difficult reward challenge.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 66 votes.

Survivor - S9E14

#3 - Spirits and the Final Four (Season 9 - Episode 14)

The Last Man Standing is crowned as the winner of a million dollar prize.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 62 votes.

Survivor - S9E3

#2 - Double Tribal, Double Trouble (Season 9 - Episode 3)


The castaways are shocked to learn that each tribe will lose a member at the next tribal council; an additional twist to the challenge puts one contestant in a very influential position.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 67 votes.

Survivor - S9E11

#1 - Surprise and... Surprise Again! (Season 9 - Episode 11)

The 12th contestant is voted off the island; the survivors are surprised by an emotional reunion with their loved ones, but only one is allowed to spend quality time with them.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 63 votes.

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