I Survived

The BEST episodes of I Survived

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

What would you do if you were confronted with death? What gives someone the strength to survive? Is it luck, chance, instinct? In a stripped-down, simple-yet-cinematic interview style, I Survived... allows survivors to explain, in their own words, how they overcame unbelievable circumstances -- offering insight into what got them through the experience that changed their lives forever.

Last Updated: 5/10/2022Network: LMN
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Christine & Heidi / Debbie / Jim
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#1 - Christine & Heidi / Debbie / Jim

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/7/2008

Christine's and Heidi's trip on a Greek ferry becomes a nightmare when the boat begins to sink and the crew abandons the ship, leaving the panicked passengers to fend for themselves. Debbie suffers a five-day ordeal at the hands of an attacker, who keeps her blindfolded and gagged, rapes her, and forces her to sleep next to him. And a simple act of kindness results in a vicious assault for Jim when he is brutally attacked in his apartment by his neighbor after inviting the young man into his home to chat.

Directors: Sally Howell
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Lonnie / Rulon / Stanley
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#2 - Lonnie / Rulon / Stanley

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/14/2008

Lonnie plays dead for four agonizing hours after her boyfriend chokes her and shoots her four times in the head. Rulon, a super-strong Olympic wrestler, gets stuck in a semi-frozen stream when he goes snowmobiling and faces a big decision -- should he wait to be rescued or submerge himself in the freezing water to save his snowmobile and find a way out? And when a wise-cracking federal prosecutor is abducted by men with machine guns, he uses his unique talents and personality to show rapport with his captors in hopes they'll release him.

Directors: Craig Gaudion
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Denise / Nick / Leonilda
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#3 - Denise / Nick / Leonilda

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/21/2008

When Dollar Store manager Denise is savagely attacked by robbers, one thing keeps her alive -- her determination to make sure that her father would not have to attend her funeral. Nick, a former Marine, is put to the survival test when he's stranded on a mountain in a snow blizzard with no cell phone, no food, and no winter clothing. And Leonilda must quickly think of a way to escape when her boyfriend forces her into his car at gunpoint, and tells her he's going to shoot her and dump her body in the river.

Directors: Sally Howell
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Maria/Jerry/Melissa
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#4 - Maria/Jerry/Melissa

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/28/2008

Maria feared for her safety as one of her fellow employees at the hospital where she worked became increasingly volatile. She managed to get him fired, but a couple of months later, he burst into her office with a gun, shooting her and killing her colleague. Jerry swerved his car to avoid a deer and crashed over an embankment where a tree branch became lodged in his throat. Barely alive, he survived two days in the ravine until he finally he managed to drag himself to the road's edge where he was spotted and saved. Melissa and her two-year-old daughter were sleeping at home, when she was woken by an armed intruder. The man slashed and sexually assaulted her before stuffing her in the trunk of her car. He then drove around for hours, picked up his friends and assaulted her again. Finally he left the car, leaving a terrified and blinded Melissa to drive home to her abandoned daughter.

Directors: Sally Howell
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Cari / Kevin / Joe & Katherine
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#5 - Cari / Kevin / Joe & Katherine

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/19/2008

Cari, a young mother living in Chico, California, is brutally stabbed, beaten, and sexually assaulted by an intruder in her home, but knows she must survive the attack to save her son. A four-inch steel tow hook accidentally lodges into Kevin's throat, and any movement could sever his jugular vein and end his life. When a gunman shoots and injures several people at a mall in Tacoma, Washington during Christmas time, Katherine, a store manager must obey his demands or risk having her co-worker Joe shot point-blank in the head with a machine gun.

Directors: Craig Gaudion
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Michelle / Troy & Josh
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#6 - Michelle / Troy & Josh

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/2/2008

Three masked gunmen burst into Michelle's home, then tape dynamite to the bodies of the bank executive and her 7-year-old daughter, and order her to rob the bank vault where she works or they'll blow up her little girl. And teenagers Troy and Josh take a small sailboat out to an inlet to go fishing, when they get caught by a dangerous current and are swept out to sea for six days. They must struggle to survive against heavy seas, freezing temperatures at night, burning hot temperatures during the day, and sharks that keep circling their boat.

Directors: Monique Oomen
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Virginia Tech Massacre / Minneapolis School Bus Crash
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#7 - Virginia Tech Massacre / Minneapolis School Bus Crash

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/9/2008

This episode tells the harrowing story of how two students and a professor at Virginia Tech University managed to survive the April 16, 2007, massacre at the school. One of the students, Colin, had to lay motionless and play dead as the gunman shot him four times. We also chronicle the amazing story of the Minneapolis school bus with 52 children that plummeted 45 feet when a Minneapolis bridge collapsed in August 2007. Trapped in her seat, driver Kim held the brake, keeping the bus from rolling backwards, as counselor Jimmy and his co-workers rush to evacuate the children, including Kim's own daughter.

Directors: Sally Howell
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Jennifer / Sampson / Norina
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#8 - Jennifer / Sampson / Norina

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/16/2008

Jennifer, a young lawyer, must use all of her instincts to fight off an intruder who sexually assaults and stabs her. Sampson is a corn farmer faced with the agonizing decision of whether to amputate his own arm or risk burning to death when his hand is pulled into a harvester that catches on fire. Norina, a primary school principal must fight off a crazed man with a machete to save the lives of her students.

Directors: Sally Howell
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The Taliban: Jere
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#9 - The Taliban: Jere

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/5/2012

A journalist is kidnapped and held captive in Pakistan.

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Phillip / Tunnelers / Karen
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#10 - Phillip / Tunnelers / Karen

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 8/29/2010

A missionary working in Haiti is shot and held for ransom by a gang; a man goes into a flooding underground cavity to rescue two co-workers; a man viciously assaults his wife.

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Cults: Amber / Khalil / Elishah
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#11 - Cults: Amber / Khalil / Elishah

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 12/5/2010

A girl becomes a sex slave; a man is brainwashed by a cult; and a young woman breaks free from a violent religious organization in which she was raised.

Kim and Nina/MIchael and Charles
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#12 - Kim and Nina/MIchael and Charles

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/19/2012

Two women fight for their lives when a knife-wielding attacker ambushes them on a mountain trail and two men on vacation survive 14 hours adrift at sea after their ship sinks in 15 to 20 foot waves (survivors of The Erik which sank in the Sea of Cortez[8]).

Angela/Pat/Tricia
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#13 - Angela/Pat/Tricia

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/15/2012

A Young woman from Chicago, Illinois is kidnapped and raped. A farmer in Auburn, New York loses his arm in a crop harvester. A woman is stabbed in Spring, Texas home by a man she thought was her friend.

Jenn/Neil and Blake/Tiffany
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#14 - Jenn/Neil and Blake/Tiffany

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/22/2012

A Fairfield, Ohio woman is attacked by her psychotic boyfriend who forces her to drink boiling water and whacks her with a meat cleaver. A father-son rafting trip turns into a nightmare when the boat capsizes and the two men must survive in the bitter cold conditions of the North Alaska wilderness. A college student in Tucson, Arizona is attacked in her home by a serial killer who sexually assaults her and slashes her throat.

Donna/Michael/Sheila
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#15 - Donna/Michael/Sheila

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/29/2012

A Bakersfield, California woman and her infant daughter are attacked. A man must stay afloat when his plane crashes over Lake Huron. Sheila fights for her life, when she is attacked in her Kettering, Ohio home by her husband and his friend. After raping her and stabbing her in the throat and face several times, they toss her in a dumpster, leaving her to die.

Kirby/Suzanna/Reagan
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#16 - Kirby/Suzanna/Reagan

Season 4 - Episode 27 - Aired 9/2/2012

While eating lunch in Killeen, Texas, two strangers are caught up in the infamous Luby's shooting when a man crashes his car into the restaurant and open fires. A mother of two is stalked by her ex-husband and beaten in the face with a crowbar in Rochester, New York.

Bill/Mike and Ginger/Wanda
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#17 - Bill/Mike and Ginger/Wanda

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired 7/7/2013

3 people are shot at a televised school board meeting in Panama City Beach, Florida. A Birmingham, Alabama woman is kidnapped and raped at gunpoint.

Albert / Matt / Kristie
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#18 - Albert / Matt / Kristie

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 9/19/2010

A soldier at Fort Bragg is attacked by a fellow soldier who wants to kill him. A British hiker breaks his leg and survives in the New Zealand mountains for 11 days. In Manassas, Virginia, a 14-year old girl comes home to find her sister murdered by a killer who's still in the house.

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Danielle / Amy / Mark
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#19 - Danielle / Amy / Mark

Season 3 - Episode 26 - Aired 1/23/2011

A woman is abducted by a teen and shot in the head; a hiker is critically injured in a 60-ft. fall into a ravine; a man is attacked on his docked boat by an intruder with a knife.

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Brandi / Joseph / Sam & Suzanne
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#20 - Brandi / Joseph / Sam & Suzanne

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/31/2008

Brandi and her friend, Liz, offer a ride to man who turns on them, stabbing Liz repeatedly and beating Brandi and then throwing her into a river. Joseph and two other men are stranded on a rocky, barren island for 13 days. And Sam and Suzanne are kidnapped by a hitchhiker who forces them to drive several hundred miles at gunpoint.

Directors: Sally Howell
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Bridget / Daryl / Ryan & John
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#21 - Bridget / Daryl / Ryan & John

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/24/2008

Bridget Kelly is raped, shot three times, and left for dead by an intruder in her home. Daryl is caught in a freak blizzard that threatens to bury him alive in his jeep. Two boys, Ryan and John, survive a plane crash and maintain cell phone contact with a 911 operator as rescuers desperately try to find them.

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Kristine / Jon / Amanda
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#22 - Kristine / Jon / Amanda

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired 1/16/2011

A woman is attacked by her boyfriend, who stabs her in the chest and skull; a man is trapped in his basement for three days with his arm caught in a boiler; and a teacher is kidnapped and held hostage by a carjacker.

Paul/Tressel/Melissa
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#23 - Paul/Tressel/Melissa

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/8/2012

A Burnsville, Minnesota man is stabbed, shot, and left to die in his burning home in a botched robbery. A man and his friends are stuck on a sunken fishing boat for days in Port Aransas, Texas. Snow falls in Memphis, Tennessee as a woman is robbed, abducted at gunpoint, and locked in the trunk of her car as it begins to sink in a lake.

Jennifer / Neely Ann
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#24 - Jennifer / Neely Ann

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/15/2011

A nurse is kidnapped and tortured by a serial killer; and a mother and her daughter are trapped in an attic during a flood.

Directors: Sally Howell
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Jessica/Jeff and Mark/Kerri
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#25 - Jessica/Jeff and Mark/Kerri

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/15/2012

A woman in West Palm Beach, Florida is attacked by a man with a Machete. 2 friends are attacked by a bear in Alaska. A Wauwatosa, Wisconsin teenager is attacked with an Arkansas toothpick while jogging, but manages to stab her attacker before he flees.