The BEST episodes of Survivor season 29

Every episode of Survivor season 29, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Survivor season 29!

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
Still Holdin' On
73 votes

#1 - Still Holdin' On

Season 29 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/3/2014

After 30 grueling days, the remaining castaways battle for a spot in the Final Six. Also, for the first time ever, castaways give up their chance at Reward in the middle of a challenge, and one castaway seeking revenge sets their sights on the game's strongest player.

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This Is Where We Build Trust
368 votes

#2 - This Is Where We Build Trust

Season 29 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/26/2014

Another castaway trades their reward for security in the game. Also, the first idol of the season comes into play during a chaotic Tribal Council.

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This Is My Time
302 votes

#3 - This Is My Time

Season 29 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/17/2014

The Final Five compete for a spot in the last Tribal Council and the $1 million prize on the two hour Season Finale.

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San Juan del Sur Reunion
229 votes

#4 - San Juan del Sur Reunion

Season 29 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/17/2014

The castaways reunite in Los Angeles to discuss the season. Hosted by Jeff Probst.

Kind of Like Cream Cheese
281 votes

#5 - Kind of Like Cream Cheese

Season 29 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/3/2014

After 30 grueling days, the remaining castaways battle for a spot in the Final Six. Also, for the first time ever, castaways give up their chance at Reward in the middle of a challenge, and one castaway seeking revenge sets their sights on the game's strongest player.

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Let's Make a Move
278 votes

#6 - Let's Make a Move

Season 29 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/10/2014

A shocking Tribal Council leads to one of the biggest blindsides of the season. Also, a sudden ankle injury could lead to a medevac just days before the game ends.

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Suck It Up and Survive
343 votes

#7 - Suck It Up and Survive

Season 29 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/24/2014

The "Blood vs. Water" theme returns as all-new castaways compete with - and ultimately against - their loved ones who share the same goal: to outwit, outplay, outlast and ultimately be crowned Sole Survivor and winner of the 1 million dollar prize.

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Wrinkle in the Plan
310 votes

#8 - Wrinkle in the Plan

Season 29 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/12/2014

The claws are out when two parents protect their children in a heated exchange. Also, the castaways reap the rewards of a Taco Bar after exiling one of their own.

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We're a Hot Mess
359 votes

#9 - We're a Hot Mess

Season 29 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/15/2014

One castaway contemplates throwing an Immunity Challenge to rid their tribe of the weaker players. However, their thirst for power could result in a shocking blindside.

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Gettin' to Crunch Time
327 votes

#10 - Gettin' to Crunch Time

Season 29 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/19/2014

Two reward winners trade their spots to prove their loyalty. Also, an idol paper trail causes chaos at camp, and one castaway plays dirty when his life in the game is threatened.

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Method to This Madness
386 votes

#11 - Method to This Madness

Season 29 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/1/2014

After losing their flint, one tribe attempts to barter with Jeff in a rare negotiation. Meanwhile, former MLB player John Rocker's controversial past threatens his future in the game.

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Actions vs. Accusations
410 votes

#12 - Actions vs. Accusations

Season 29 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/8/2014

A showdown pits father against son and puts their relationship to the test. Meanwhile, former MLB player John Rocker is confronted about his controversial past during a combative Immunity Challenge.

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Million Dollar Decision
296 votes

#13 - Million Dollar Decision

Season 29 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/5/2014

The pressure of the game forces one castaway to contemplate throwing in the towel. Also, alliances start to crumble with the impending merge and one castaway commits the ultimate sin.

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Make Some Magic Happen
334 votes

#14 - Make Some Magic Happen

Season 29 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/29/2014

In a rare move, a very hungry Hunahpu tribe makes a desperate trade for rice. Meanwhile, one castaway on the Coyopa tribe concocts a plan to use a fake idol to try and insure their safety.

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Blood Is Blood
328 votes

#15 - Blood Is Blood

Season 29 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/22/2014

After a surprising tribe swap, the game gets complicated when one castaway is stranded on a tribe with three pairs of loved ones. Meanwhile, the other tribe is forced to negotiate for their next meal as a result of mismanaged portion control.

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