The BEST episodes of Survivor season 30

Every episode of Survivor season 30, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Survivor season 30!

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
It's a Fickle, Fickle Game
252 votes

#1 - It's a Fickle, Fickle Game

Season 30 - Episode 14 - Aired 5/20/2015

After 39 Days, one castaway will be crowned Sole Survivor and take home the million dollar prize. Also, emotions run deep when castaways receive a surprise visit from their loved ones.

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My Word Is My Bond
265 votes

#2 - My Word Is My Bond

Season 30 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/13/2015

With only six castaways left in the game, Immunity is more important than ever. Also, castaways are puzzled at a tough Reward Challenge and a strong alliance begins to crumble.

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We're Finally Playing Some Survivor
71 votes

#3 - We're Finally Playing Some Survivor

Season 30 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/18/2015

The three tribes merge into two and the castaways move to either changing allegiances or strengthening existing ones.

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Survivor Russian Roulette
298 votes

#4 - Survivor Russian Roulette

Season 30 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/29/2015

A twist at the Immunity Challenge creates a two-way race for security in the game, and one castaway uses his entire body as a bridge during a Reward Challenge. Also, a crazy Tribal Council becomes confrontational.

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The Line Will Be Drawn Tonight
296 votes

#5 - The Line Will Be Drawn Tonight

Season 30 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/1/2015

Alliances are tested as castaways must adapt to playing an individual game after the merge. Also, castaways fight for Individual Immunity in a classic game of endurance.

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It's Survivor Warfare
342 votes

#6 - It's Survivor Warfare

Season 30 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/25/2015

The 30th season will feature the first-time theme of “Worlds Apart,” with castaways divided into the three separate tribes, White Collar, Blue Collar and No Collar. Minutes into the game, castaways are forced to choose between honesty or deception, and one castaway becomes ill after trying to satisfy his need for protein.

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Keep It Real
298 votes

#7 - Keep It Real

Season 30 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/8/2015

Castaways walk a fine line and struggle to stay balanced at a Reward Challenge. Also, one castaway goes on a crazy man hunt to prevent another castaway from finding the Idol.

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Holding On for Dear Life
281 votes

#8 - Holding On for Dear Life

Season 30 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/6/2015

A reward gives castaways an opportunity to deliver supplies to a local orphanage. Also, castaways must scramble after a crazy Tribal Council leaves some on the outs.

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Worlds Apart Reunion
168 votes

#9 - Worlds Apart Reunion

Season 30 - Episode 15 - Aired 5/20/2015

The castaways reunite in Los Angeles to discuss the Worlds Apart season. In a Survivor first, the results of the fan vote for the 20 castaways who will compete in the Fall edition will be revealed live by Jeff Probst during the show.

Odd Woman Out
287 votes

#10 - Odd Woman Out

Season 30 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/25/2015

One castaway struggles to fit in after a shocking Tribal Council. Also, winning a reward gives one castaway a new outlook on life and the game.

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Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner
264 votes

#11 - Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner

Season 30 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/18/2015

One castaway struggles after receiving a blow to the head during a reward challenge for chickens. Another castaway's desire to flex his power in the game could be his greatest weakness.

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Bring the Popcorn
264 votes

#12 - Bring the Popcorn

Season 30 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/22/2015

A key advantage gives one castaway a game-changing opportunity, and another castaway lashes out when their integrity is questioned.

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Livin' on the Edge
269 votes

#13 - Livin' on the Edge

Season 30 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/15/2015

One castaway breaks out their arts and crafts skills to create a fake Idol and makes a plan to prevent being eliminated.

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It Will Be My Revenge
252 votes

#14 - It Will Be My Revenge

Season 30 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/4/2015

White Collar castaways strip down and embrace their free-spirited “no collar” tendencies. Blue Collar castaways disagree when it comes to heavy lifting at camp, and one castaway struggles to adapt to her new tribemates.

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Crazy Is as Crazy Does
286 votes

#15 - Crazy Is as Crazy Does

Season 30 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/11/2015

A division of labor causes cracks in the hard-working Blue Collar tribe. Also, one castaway’s strategy during the Immunity Challenge completely backfires.

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