The BEST episodes of Survivor season 43

Every episode of Survivor season 43, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Survivor season 43!

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
159 votes

#1 - Telenovela

Season 43 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/7/2022

The remaining six castaways must get the ball rolling to win the reward challenge and earn a sweet treat. Also, castaways need to hang in there during the immunity challenge to secure their spot in the final five.

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Hiding in Plain Sight
184 votes

#2 - Hiding in Plain Sight

Season 43 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/30/2022

As the tide rises and falls, castaways hold their breath to find out who will win the immunity challenge. Also, one castaway spies something hidden in plain sight.

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Get That Money, Baby
190 votes

#3 - Get That Money, Baby

Season 43 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/23/2022

The remaining eight castaways compete in a reward challenge that earns them a night in the sanctuary and a letter from home. Also, one castaway has to build their house of cards high enough to win immunity.

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189 votes

#4 - Mergatory

Season 43 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/26/2022

The game intensifies when the tribes meet each other at the same camp. Also, castaways must scramble and strategize before tribal council to avoid being the sixth person voted out.

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229 votes

#5 - LIVIN

Season 43 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/21/2022

18 new castaways come together to form their own society. One winning tribe earns supplies at the opening challenge while the remaining tribes choose between a mental or physical challenge to earn their camp essentials.

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Lovable Curmudgeon
214 votes

#6 - Lovable Curmudgeon

Season 43 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/28/2022

An unexpected storm hits hard and fast and keeps tribes shivering all night in their shelters. One castaway puts their tribe at risk of going to tribal council after failing to pull their weight in the challenge.

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What About the Big Girls
195 votes

#7 - What About the Big Girls

Season 43 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/16/2022

In a shocking double tribal council, two castaways are blindsided. Also, a revenge plan begins to brew around camp after several castaways were left out of the last tribal council vote.

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Show No Mercy
202 votes

#8 - Show No Mercy

Season 43 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/12/2022

One tribe makes a strategic decision in this week’s immunity challenge that sends another tribe to tribal council. Also, one castaway’s paranoia and overconfidence risks leading them to their downfall.

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Stop with All the Niceness
212 votes

#9 - Stop with All the Niceness

Season 43 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/19/2022

Two castaways get caught by another tribemate while opening a Beware Advantage. Also, one person from each tribe must take a journey together where they can risk their vote or play it safe.

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191 votes

#10 - Proposterous

Season 43 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/9/2022

It is day 16 and castaways are getting to know their new tribe post merge. Also, hunger pangs are starting to take a toll and castaways must decide who will strike a deal with Jeff Probst to earn rice for their tribe.

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Bull in a China Shop
177 votes

#11 - Bull in a China Shop

Season 43 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/2/2022

In a game where knowledge is power, one castaway risks sharing their “knowledge” with a few too many people. Also, another castaway tries to recover after a complete blindside at tribal council.

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I'll Sign the Divorce Papers
211 votes

#12 - I'll Sign the Divorce Papers

Season 43 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/5/2022

The Beware Advantage returns and castaways must decide if they want to risk losing their vote. Also, the trust in one tribe shifts after a castaway finds out that a few tribemates have been snooping through bags around camp.

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Snap Some Necks and Cash Some Checks
83 votes

#13 - Snap Some Necks and Cash Some Checks

Season 43 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/14/2022

The remaining five castaways must find the perfect balance in the immunity challenge to make it to the final four. Also, two castaways have to make fire in order to earn their seat in the final three, with one player being crowned the title of Sole Survivor.

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