1. Episode 14 Anything Could Happen
    Survivor Finale Recap: Same Tactics, Same Results With Russell, Parvati, and Sandra in the final three, the jury reveals whether they can forgive and forget.
  2. Episode 13 Loose Lips Sink Ships
    Survivor Recap: I’m Against You, Russell Russell’s Achilles heel — rage at people who he thinks have crossed him — messes with his game.
  3. Episode 12 A Sinking Ship
    Survivor Recap: The Villain Alliance Cracks, As All Alliances Do Russell once again seems to have overplayed his hand, and yet his strategy still wins out.
  4. Episode 11 Jumping Ship
    Survivor Recap: Immunity Idol Tug-o-War Danielle and Amanda wrestle for a clue to the next hidden immunity idol, while a catatonic Colby makes a horrible ref.
  5. Episode 10 Going Down in Flames
    Survivor Recap: This is How You Shock a Tribal Council Tribal council ends with a twist that shocks even the unshockable Russell.
  6. Episode 9 Survivor History
    Survivor Recap: The Best Worst Plan Ever J.T.’s misguided plan to give Russell an immunity idol seemed so smart back at Heroes’ camp …
  7. Episode 8 Expectations
    Survivor Recap: Everything Gets Muddy With Boston Rob out, the Heroes get a very wrong impression of what’s going on at the Villains’ camp.
  8. Episode 7 I’m Not a Good Villain
    Survivor Recap: Boston Rob and Russell’s Thunderdome The Villains’ two masterminds put aside all pretense and fight for control of their tribe.
  9. Episode 6 Banana Etiquette
    Survivor Recap: Well Played Boston Rob and Russell play the ultimate ‘Survivor’ battle of wits.
  10. Episode 4
    Survivor Recap: Let the Blindsiding Begin! The Heroes continue to struggle, and a key alliance crumbles.
  11. Episode 3 “That Girl Is Like a Virus”
    Survivor Recap: Flirting Trumps Fishing Parvati’s winking wiles keep her in the game against all logic.
  12. Episode 2 It’s Getting the Best of Me
    Survivor Recap: Wait, Which Ones Are the Heroes? The Heroes draw lines early while the Villains rally behind an ailing Boston Rob.
  13. Episode 1 Slay Everyone, Trust No One
    Survivor Recap: Heroes, Meet Villains Season twenty begins with a vicious all-star battle on the beach.
  1. Episode 14 It All Boils Down to This
    Survivor: Winners at War Season Finale Recap: Crowning Glory Our champion of champions takes the win with a style of gameplay that never should have won the first time, let alone a second.
  2. Episode 13 The Penultimate Step of the War
    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: Up Close and Personal In a game full of personal stories and complex relationships, the Cops ‘R’ Us partnership stands above the rest.
  3. Episode 12 Friendly Fire
    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: Peanut Butter Fiends When was the last time we saw so many baffling decisions from numerous players across one episode?
  4. Episode 11 This Is Extortion
    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: At All Costs This week’s episode is top-tier Survivor, full of social and strategic maneuvering executed to perfection by one Tony Vlachos.
  5. Episode 10 Full Circle
    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: In Love and War Family visits are nice and all, but cramming in 19 of them makes for a crowded, slapdash episode, even with an extended runtime.
  6. Episode 9 War Is Not Pretty
    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: All Hell Breaks Loose A delightful mix of human drama and chaotic strategy is capped off by an iconic Survivor moment courtesy of Adam.
  7. Episode 8 This Is Where the Battle Begins
    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: Go With the Flow The merge is already a bustling event — add in the Edge, Battle Back, and an Immunity Challenge, and you get a packed, massively entertaining ride.
  8. Episode 7 We’re in the Majors
    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: Out With the Old The Edge of Extinction is looking like a Survivor retirement home at this point.
  9. Episode 6 Quick on the Draw
    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: Double Cross When it’s all said and done, we might have some new legends to carve into that Survivor Mount Rushmore.
  10. Episode 5 The Buddy System on Steroids
    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: Living in the Past A fan-pleasing episode that bubbles with past tension and crisscrossed relationships—and no Edge of Extinction!—is the highlight of the season so far.
  11. Episode 4 I Like Revenge
    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: It’s All a Façade On the surface, it might seem like the Dakal tribe is operating as a cohesive unit, but factions are forming.
  12. Episode 3 Out for Blood
    Survivor Recap: The Cardinal Rule The path to this week’s crushing elimination is paved with confusion and perplexing decisions.
  13. Episode 2 It’s Like a Survivor Economy
    Survivor: Winners at War Recap: Paranoia Will Destroy Ya It’s easy to be consumed by Survivor mania, and if you let it take hold, it can tank your game.
  14. Episode 1 Greatest of the Greats
    Survivor: Winners at War Premiere Recap: Welcome to Fantasy Island A season 20 years in the making kicks off with the return of lots of old favorites (yay!) and the introduction of a new twist (sigh).
  1. Episode 13 One Thing Left to Do…Win
    Survivor Season-Finale Recap: We Have a Winner Our new winner is a first in many respects and deserves the praise.
  2. Episode 12 Truth Kamikaze
    Survivor Recap: Finale Predictions As we head into the finale, let’s see where everyone stands.
  3. Episode 11 Do or Die
    Survivor Recap: Survivor Wants to Do the Right Thing Survivor finally seemings interested in showing the pressures that Black survivors feel playing the game.
  4. Episode 10 Baby with a Machine Gun
    Survivor Recap: Besties, What Happens Now? With the latest shocking blindside, the game has burst wide open.
  5. Episode 9 Who’s Who in the Zoo
    Survivor Recap: Survivor Is Fun Again The show’s newfound lightness has only become more apparent as the season has gone on.
  6. Episode 8 Betraydar
    Survivor Recap: Food Fight! Another day, another live tribal.
  7. Episode 7 There’s Gonna Be Blood
    Survivor Recap: An Episode for the Ricard Books An epic fake out leads to a chaotic tribal council that shows where the true alliances lie.
  8. Episode 6 Ready to Play Like a Lion
    Survivor Recap: Mergeatory An almost merge gives a survivor the opportunity to really shift the game.
  9. Episode 5 The Strategist or the Loyalist
    Survivor Recap: I Am Here to Make Friends Occasionally, when a player is just so good — or perceived to be that way — Survivor can’t help but become a one-person show.
  10. Episode 4 They Hate Me ‘Cause They Ain’t Me
    Survivor Recap: A Survivor Assassin Is Born We haven’t seen a heist like this since Micronesia.
  11. Episode 3 My Million Dollar Mistake
    Survivor Recap: Come Shan or Shine So far, this season has been less about fast-paced New School game play and more about building trusting alliances.
  12. Episode 2 Juggling Chainsaws
    Survivor Recap: All About Evvie Who needs elaborate twists when we have contestants like Evvie?
  13. Episode 1 A New Era
    Survivor Season-Premiere Recap: Come On In! Survivor has a lot riding after a renaissance from pandemic binge-viewing and a controversial handling of a Me Too moment in 2019. It mostly delivers.
  1. Episode 12 Caterpillar to a Butterfly
    Survivor Recap: It’s Time to Break Up One of the most spectacular and elusive moves in Survivor history is pulled off.
  2. Episode 12 It Comes Down to This
    Survivor Season-Finale Recap: A Weird, Wonderful Ending The finale provides a feel-good ending to a stellar season of Survivor.
  3. Episode 11 Battle Royale
    Survivor Recap: Life’s a Gamble Hopefully this is the last we ever see of these twists.
  4. Episode 10 Tell a Good Lie, Not a Stupid Lie
    Survivor Recap: The Puppet Master Converging strategies and a ruthless behind-the-scenes scheme provide a more traditional Survivor episode.
  5. Episode 9 Game of Chicken
    Survivor Recap: Bigger Than the Game “I walked into Tribal, I saw two Black people [on the jury]; I cannot write her name down … morally, I cannot write her name down.”
  6. Episode 8 You Better Be Wearing a Seatbelt
    Survivor Recap: Sit and Wait There was bound to be a lull in the season at some point, despite Jeff’s awkward fourth-wall-breaking monologues.
  7. Episodes 6 and 7 You Can’t Hide on Survivor / The Devil You Do or the Devil You Don’t
    Survivor Recap: The Tori Factor The merge is turbulent and exciting despite the return of the dreaded fake merge-slash-hourglass twist.
  8. Episode 5 I’m Survivor Rich
    Survivor Recap: Given the Cold Shoulder Thanks to a stray vote and a healthy dose of merge paranoia, this season continues to deliver intriguing tribal dynamics and shifting allegiances.
  9. Episode 4 Vibe of the Tribe
    Survivor Recap: Caught Double-Dipping These season 42 castaways are in self-preservation mode already, leading to fragile relationships that fracture easily under pressure.
  10. Episode 3 Go For the Gusto
    Survivor Recap: Choppy Waters The season’s twists and one survivor’s paranoia leads to one of the messiest tribal councils we’ve seen in quite some time.
  11. Episode 2 Good and Guilty
    Survivor Recap: Protect the Balls Another character-focused episode that puts personal stories and human relationships above the twists and advantages of late-stage Survivor.
  12. Episode 1 Feels Like a Rollercoaster
    Survivor Season-Premiere Recap: When Superfan Dreams Become Nightmares It might be another season chock-full of twists and advantages, but the dynamic cast more than makes up for the inconvenience.

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