Solitary

The BEST episodes of Solitary

Every episode of Solitary ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Solitary!

This new reality competition by FOX pits nine people against each other in the ultimate battle of endurance. Nine contestants are isolated from the rest of the world -- and also from each other. The players then become subjects in a series of strange and taxing experiments. They must endure challenges involving hunger, pain, sleep deprevation, mind control, and more! All for the coveted $50,000 prize. Though there are nine players in this game, the real battle lies between each contestant and his or her own self.

Last Updated: 8/15/2022Network: FOX Reality
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Brainwashing
star
8.25
8 votes

#1 - Brainwashing

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/26/2006

Six remaining guests are told that everything they know is wrong as Val attempts to reprogram their minds. They engage in a battle of wills until someone cracks and leaves Solitary in the most surprising ending yet.

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Headspin / Tailspin
star
8.00
6 votes

#2 - Headspin / Tailspin

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/3/2006

The grand experiment continues as Val makes her guests' heads spin. First, the contestants lose their marbles in a maddening test of concentration, and then they lose their equilibrium in the most turbulent treatment yet. All are pushed to the very brink, but only one will fall.

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Handcuffs Across America
star
7.75
4 votes

#3 - Handcuffs Across America

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/8/2007

A test of mathematical madness teaches one Solitarian that quitters never win. Then Val spins one guest out of control and out of Solitary forever in Solitary's latest Treatment.

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The Experiment Begins
star
7.69
13 votes

#4 - The Experiment Begins

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/5/2006

Nine guests enter Solitary and begin their new life of isolation. Their only contact with the outside world is a female computer, Val. They compete in a psychological game that tests their kindness or cruelty. Ultimately, a macabre sleep deprivation treatment causes one of them to break and quit the game forever.

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To Eat or Not to Eat
star
7.64
11 votes

#5 - To Eat or Not to Eat

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/19/2006

After days of near starvation, Val's seven remaining guests ride a vicious culinary roller-coaster as they are forced to continue eating until at least one of them literally explodes.

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Val Turns Up the Heat
star
7.60
5 votes

#6 - Val Turns Up the Heat

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/10/2006

The final four guests enter their own personal mansions of fear, and discover their inner demons. Then Val turns it up a notch with a fiery experiment that tests each person's threshold for pain.

Bed of Nails
star
7.57
14 votes

#7 - Bed of Nails

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/12/2006

Eight contestants continue on a grueling physical and psychological journey. They must use their wits to solve a mind-bending puzzle embedded in a horror film and then withstand endless hours lying on a torture table until one of them crumbles.

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Everyone Goes Mad
star
7.50
4 votes

#8 - Everyone Goes Mad

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/17/2006

After days without human contact, a test forces Val's guests to begin raving like mad men. Then they face off in a grueling battle of physical endurance that isn't over until someone collapses.

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Pinch Me, I Must Be Nightmaring
star
7.50
2 votes

#9 - Pinch Me, I Must Be Nightmaring

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/24/2009

The remaining eight guests are put to the test - a nearly impossible one with over forty-thousand possible solutions - before they feel the sting of forty excruciating "Flesh Clips" in Val’s most painful treatment ever.

Open Wide and Say Ouch
star
7.40
5 votes

#10 - Open Wide and Say Ouch

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/1/2007

Val has the Solitarians running like rats -- in a race to break their animal companions OUT of Solitary. Then Val issues a "gag order" that shuts everyone up in the most perverse treatment ever.

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The Final Experiment
star
7.33
6 votes

#11 - The Final Experiment

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/24/2006

In the most difficult challenge yet, the final two guests are locked in Extreme Solitary and only one emerges with the ultimate prize: $50,000.

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Hello, My Name Is Chubby
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7.33
3 votes

#12 - Hello, My Name Is Chubby

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/21/2009

Change is good for some guests…and bad for others, as two break down and two bulk-up to win a suffocating test. Then, a new Valphabet teaches them that “P” is for “Painful” and “Q” is for “Quit”.

Rest In Pieces
star
7.33
3 votes

#13 - Rest In Pieces

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/28/2009

Val’s most macabre challenge yet has the final three guests attend their own funeral - they build their own coffins before having to lie in them. Later, Val spins a spine-tingling treatment that leaves two lives cliffhanging in the balance.

Welcome to Solitary... Now Go Home
star
7.25
4 votes

#14 - Welcome to Solitary... Now Go Home

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/4/2007

The experiment begins where season one ended as the guests are locked into individual black boxes. One guest freaks out and quits before the first elimination treatment even begins, but when it does, the footbed-of-nails has everyone else suffering the agony of da' feet.

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Don't Let This Happen to You
star
7.25
4 votes

#15 - Don't Let This Happen to You

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/25/2007

Val's Solitary Auction puts the guests at each other's throats as they fight over comforts for themselves...and discomforts for each other - before Val's brutal "grump rope" treatment causes another guest to bite the dust.

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Battle of the Pods
star
7.00
3 votes

#16 - Battle of the Pods

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/17/2009

The experiment begins with a shocking twist. This season’s guests enter Solitary two by two and must fight for their very existence from the moment they arrive. Then two guests are sacrificed at the Solitary altar before this 90-minute special concludes.

The W Of S 3.0
star
7.00
3 votes

#17 - The W Of S 3.0

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/7/2009

The conclusion to Val's relentless experiment begins with one guest falling from grace. The final two go head-to-spinning-head in an "a-maze-ing" test that gives one of them an advantage in the electrifying final treatment.

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The Union 2.0
star
7.00
2 votes

#18 - The Union 2.0

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/29/2007

The nine guests from "Solitary 2.0" meet for the first time to reveal their secrets and share their experiences from their pods. Hosted by Todd Newton.

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Unchained Malady
star
7.00
5 votes

#19 - Unchained Malady

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/30/2010

Val's new guests are shocked to find themselves locked in chains. The surprises keep coming when one guest is quickly eliminated... only to be replaced by a Solitary veteran.

Fight Club
star
7.00
2 votes

#20 - Fight Club

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/6/2010

The guests are under the gun in Solitary’s version of "Russian Roulette" before Val's most perverse treatment ever forces the guests to literally beat themselves up.

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A Pain in the Neck
star
7.00
4 votes

#21 - A Pain in the Neck

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/13/2010

The guests get scrambled trying to text on Val's "computer from hell," and life in solitary is so hard one guest may even quit before the treatment; a fiendishly twisted game of Twister.

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From Dusk 'til Dominoes
star
6.80
5 votes

#22 - From Dusk 'til Dominoes

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/18/2007

A child's game becomes the most frustrating test yet as the guests try to steady their nerves and build an impossibly long chain of dominoes. Then Val turns up the cruelty in a treatment that blends the guests' favorite foods together into a vile smoothie that will "throw up" one of them for an exit from Solitary forever.

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Hell Night: Morning, Afternoon
star
6.67
3 votes

#23 - Hell Night: Morning, Afternoon

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/22/2007

The final two Solitarians compete in a vicious gauntlet of tests that pushes one to their limit. Then Val's Hammock from Hell promises to destroy one guest and make the other fifty thousand dollars richer.

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The Head of Nails
star
6.67
3 votes

#24 - The Head of Nails

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/6/2010

The Guests step into the Matrix as Val turns a virtual maze into a mind-bending reality, before a skull crushing treatment of medieval proportions.

All Locked Up and Nowhere to Go
star
6.60
5 votes

#25 - All Locked Up and Nowhere to Go

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/15/2007

Val puts the remaining guests under lock and key... fifty times over. Then a relentlessly puzzling treatment with lots of ups and downs will help shape the final two.

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