The BEST episodes of Survivor season 19

Every episode of Survivor season 19, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Survivor season 19!

Sixteen or more castaways are split between two or more "Tribes", are taken to a remote isolated location and are forced to live off the land with meager supplies for roughly 39 days. Frequent physical challenges are used to pit the tribes against each other for Rewards, such as food or luxuries, or for "Immunity", forcing the other tribe to attend "Tribal Council", where they must vote off one of their players. Once about half the players are remaining, the tribes are merged into a single tribe, and competitions are on an individual basis; winning Immunity prevents that player from being voted out, while several that are voted out at this stage form the game's "Jury". Once down to two or three people, a Final Tribal Council is held where the remaining players plead their case to the jury members. The jury then votes for which player should be considered the "Sole Survivor" and win the $1 million prize. Survivor has introduced numerous modifications, or "twists", on the core rules in order to keep the players on their toes and to prevent players from relying on strategies that succeeded in prior seasons. These changes have included tribal switches, seasons starting with more than two tribes, the ability to exile a player from a tribe for a short time, Hidden Immunity Idols that players can use to save themselves at Tribal Council and a chance to return to regular gameplay after elimination through "Redemption Island".

Last Updated: 5/16/2023Network:CBS
The First 27 Days
55 votes

#1 - The First 27 Days

Season 19 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/26/2009

In never before seen footage, one castaway reveals a guarded secret and the whole tribe suffers at the hands of Russell in the aftermath of the merge.

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Samoa Reunion
69 votes

#2 - Samoa Reunion

Season 19 - Episode 16 - Aired 12/20/2009

During a Live Reunion Show the Survivors get together for the first time since being in Samoa to discuss the results of the game.

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The Day of Reckoning
95 votes

#3 - The Day of Reckoning

Season 19 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/19/2009

A clever castaway jeopardizes the success of a scheme to ensure their own safety in the game.

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This Game Ain't Over
89 votes

#4 - This Game Ain't Over

Season 19 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/20/2009

A shocking new deal is struck even as the remaining castaways face the last two Immunity Challenges in the game.

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Damage Control
87 votes

#5 - Damage Control

Season 19 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/10/2009

The castaways are shocked to discover a twist that will ultimately send two of them home. Fearing that he is next on the chopping block, one castaway gives a shocking performance at Tribal Council.

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It's Called a Russell Seed
100 votes

#6 - It's Called a Russell Seed

Season 19 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/1/2009

A clever lie turns a tribe against one of its most harmless members. Meanwhile, at the Reward Challenge, the chief of one tribe makes a controversial decision that lands him in the crossfire back at camp.

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Off with Their Heads!
90 votes

#7 - Off with Their Heads!

Season 19 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/3/2009

At the Survivor auction, one high bidder decides to go hungry in exchange for a potentially valuable advantage in the game. The Foa Foa consider a risky move in the hours before Tribal that may result in the betrayal of one of their own.

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Tastes Like Chicken
119 votes

#8 - Tastes Like Chicken

Season 19 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/12/2009

Motivated by extreme hunger, an unexpected castaway kills a rat in an effort to provide for her tribe.

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This Is the Man Test
89 votes

#9 - This Is the Man Test

Season 19 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/22/2009

Both tribes get battered by a relentless storm and for the first time in history the Reward Challenge is brought to an early halt when one castaway reaches the breaking point.

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All Hell Breaks Loose
97 votes

#10 - All Hell Breaks Loose

Season 19 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/5/2009

In anticipation of the merge, outnumbered Foa Foa devises a strategy that will allow them to make quick alliances with some of Galu's strongest players. However, after the long-awaited merge feast, an unexpected master manipulator emerges.

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The Puppet Master
133 votes

#11 - The Puppet Master

Season 19 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/17/2009

Twenty castaways are left to fend for themselves among Samoa's white sand beaches, lush green valleys and towering waterfalls.

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Walking on Thin Ice
95 votes

#12 - Walking on Thin Ice

Season 19 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/15/2009

Russell desperately scrambles to regain control of the tribe when a new power player emerges at Foa Foa.

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Taking Candy from a Baby
121 votes

#13 - Taking Candy from a Baby

Season 19 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/24/2009

Immunity is up for grabs and already one member down, Foa Foa needs it desperately. However, they are hit with an unexpected situation and the tension grows in the tribe.

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Two Brains Are Better Than One
91 votes

#14 - Two Brains Are Better Than One

Season 19 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/17/2009

A shocking betrayal leaves one nervous castaway on the chopping block and brings everyone's strategy into question.

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Houdini Magic
90 votes

#15 - Houdini Magic

Season 19 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/29/2009

Still reeling from the loss of their leader, Galu struggles to elect a new chief. During a visit to the opposing tribe, one castaway strikes a secret deal and manages to make some new friends.

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Hungry for a Win
101 votes

#16 - Hungry for a Win

Season 19 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/8/2009

The game of one determined castaway may be changed when a tribe member makes a stunning revelation. Meanwhile, Russell continues his game of chess when he considers ousting one of his allies.

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