The Island

The BEST episodes of The Island

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

"The Island," based on the hit Channel 4 U.K. series of the same name, doesn't include any of the usual reality show trappings. There are no prizes. No eliminations. No winner. Internationally acclaimed adventurer and survivalist Bear Grylls offers men from across the country the ultimate challenge: Can the average American man survive on a deserted island without the luxuries - or even the basics - of contemporary everyday life? "The Island" will leave 14 American men isolated on a deserted island committed to filming every moment themselves with only the clothes on their backs and minimal survival tools.

Last Updated: 3/24/2022Network: NBC
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Expect the Unexpected
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7.24
120 votes

#1 - Expect the Unexpected

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/22/2015

The men with families begin to rethink their decisions for leaving their loved ones behind. Meanwhile, some of the participants band together to try to find food before those contemplating leaving the Island throw in the towel.

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Easier Said Than Done
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7.20
134 votes

#2 - Easier Said Than Done

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/8/2015

With two men off the Island, the remaining 12 men's desperation now turns from water to food. Without proper nutrition some question their desire to stay on the Island, which has everyone wondering if they can survive and make it to the end.

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No Water, No Life
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7.20
122 votes

#3 - No Water, No Life

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/1/2015

Day three on the Island proves to be difficult as the men have yet to find fresh drinking water. As they expend energy in the tireless search to find hydration, the realization that their days may be numbered hits the men hard.

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Man Up
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7.14
156 votes

#4 - Man Up

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/25/2015

Without any modern conveniences, 14 men fight for survival on a deserted island.

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Anything Can Happen
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7.12
107 votes

#5 - Anything Can Happen

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/29/2015

Most of the men realize shelters and a community make the difference between surviving and thriving — shelters and a community. However, there is a clear divide as two of the participants remain content to stay separated from the main camp and do nothing.

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The Things That Really Matter
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7.11
114 votes

#6 - The Things That Really Matter

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/6/2015

With the end in sight, the divide between the camps comes to a head. Finally, after a 28-day struggle to survive, Bear Grylls returns and faces a group of truly changed men.

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