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The Best Episodes of 'Naked and Afraid XL'

July 21, 2020 1.1k votes 49 voters 1k views61 items

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There are so many exciting episodes of Naked and Afraid XL that suck you into the wilderness, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "No Escape" the best, or is "40 Days & 40 Nights" your favorite episode of Naked and Afraid XL? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Naked and Afraid XL are, let's rank every Naked and Afraid XL episode from best to worst.

Naked and Afraid XL is an American reality television series that is a spin-off of Naked and Afraid that has groups try to survive in the wilderness, rather than just a couple as in the original series. Naked and Afraid XL premiered on the Discovery Channel on July 15, 2015. There has been controversy related to how real the Naked and Afraid shows are; former contestants have said that the locations are not as isolated as portrayed.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Naked and Afraid XL, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be [painful/difficult/tough/hard] to put one Naked and Afraid XL episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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  • 1

    Dead Weight

    June 3, 2018
    50
    5

    Season4

    Episode Number5

    One camp enters the lion's den to hunt for big game. The other team bands together for a group hunt and ends up finding a dangerous, unexpected food source.

  • 2

    Burn Notice

    June 10, 2018
    40
    5

    Season4

    Episode Number6

    A devastating injury and a vicious storm that destroys the survivalists' food supply threatens to tear apart the newly merged camp.

  • 3

    Unfinished Business

    June 18, 2017
    38
    7

    Season3

    Episode Number9

    The 10 survivalists reunite for the first time since leaving the Amazon. Through roundtable discussion, new interviews, and never-before-seen footage, they offer unique insight into the highs and lows of their 40-day challenge.

  • 4

    The Sickness

    August 21, 2016
    41
    12

    Season2

    Episode Number8

    In a 24-hour period, the contaminated fruit of a single tree sets off a shocking chain of events. As panic and illness spread through the group it's questionable whether anyone will make it to Day 40.

  • 5

    Feeding Frenzy

    June 24, 2018
    40
    12

    Season4

    Episode Number8

    XL All-Star Matt Wright seeks redemption as he takes on the brutal challenges of surviving Africa by himself. After more than 20 days alone, Matt begins a search for the other XL survivalists.

  • 6

    Africa Strikes Twice

    May 20, 2018
    27
    1

    Season4

    Episode Number3

    One survivalist takes a huge risk to secure a big kill for his team. Plus, torrential rain and plummeting temperatures forces someone to leave.

  • 7

    The Last Roar

    August 28, 2016
    27
    1

    Season2

    Episode Number9

    The stakes are higher than ever in the season finale as deadly predators begin closing in on the remaining survivalists. They must find energy from deep within to secure food and begin their long journey to extraction.

  • 8

    Hunted Humans

    May 6, 2018
    22
    1

    Season4

    Episode Number1

    Stalked by lions, hyenas and aggressive crocodiles, 13 all-star survivalists try to survive for 40 days in Africa's sun-scorched Selati Basin. Resources are scarce and when one group scavenges meat, hungry predators stalk their camp.

  • 9

    40 Days Jungle Rich

    August 2, 2015
    31
    11

    Season1

    Episode Number5

    After nearly three weeks in the bush, two survivalists have tapped out and most others are making desperate treks across the savannah in search of food.

  • 10

    Waterworld

    June 2, 2019
    25
    5

    Season5

    Episode Number1

    Dropped into the South China Sea, 12 elite survivalists try to survive 40 days on land and sea; nearby, two all-star survivalists enter the same challenge looking to survive not just 40 days but an unprecedented 60 days.

  • 11

    Worlds Collide Part 2

    May 12, 2017
    22
    2

    Season3

    Episode Number3

    Still mourning the loss of their chief provider, the remaining five survivalists endure yet another shocking development when they learn they are not alone in the unrelenting jungles.

  • 12

    40 Days Death March

    August 9, 2015
    31
    12

    Season1

    Episode Number6

    The 10 remaining survivalists cross the 21-Day milestone and enter into unchartered waters. Scarce resources send the survivalists on a collision course. 

  • 13

    Croc Shock

    May 31, 2020
    32
    18

    Season6

    Episode Number2

    As temperatures soar, survivalists try to hunt while being hunted themselves. At Camp Murder Puddle, the group fights off a night attack by aggressive crocodiles. A team in turmoil leads to the first self-banishment of the challenge.

  • 14

    Fight to the Finish

    July 1, 2018
    25
    11

    Season4

    Episode Number9

    In an epic two-hour event, the weak, divided group gets a much-needed victory when the hunters score a kill. To finish the challenge, the survivalists must complete a brutal extraction across deadly killing fields of lions, crocodiles and leopards.

  • 15

    40 Days No Escape

    July 19, 2015
    31
    18

    Season1

    Episode Number3

    After a week of being dropped into the dangerous and desolate badlands of Colombia with no food or water, one survivalist has already tapped out, another is on the brink, and hunger, thirst, and distrust are threatening to take down several more.

  • 16

    To Hail and Back

    May 27, 2018
    30
    18

    Season4

    Episode Number4

    Freezing rainstorms torture the remaining survivalists, risking severe hypothermia, and a successful hunt ends up backfiring and could cost two survivalists the challenge.

  • 17

    The Final Fight

    June 11, 2017
    18
    5

    Season3

    Episode Number8

    After Russell's shocking decision to quit the Amazon challenge, the remaining survivalists struggle to regroup in time for a brutal two-day 15-mile water extraction journey. Electric eels, anaconda and caiman all pose threats in this jam-packed finale.

  • 18

    40 Days & 40 Nights

    July 12, 2015
    24
    12

    Season1

    Episode Number2

    Veteran survivalists are dropped into the badlands of Colombia, where they must survive for 40 days and nights with no food, water or clothes.

  • 19

    Outbreak

    May 14, 2017
    12
    0

    Season3

    Episode Number4

    As they approach the halfway point of their brutal 40-day challenge the remaining six survivalists merge into a single team only to be dealt a devastating setback when a deadly bacteria threatens to take out their leader.

  • 20

    What Lies Beneath

    April 30, 2017
    12
    0

    Season3

    Episode Number2

    The seven remaining survivalists enter week two of their brutal challenge in the Amazon. After two tap-outs in the first four days, their priority is to find food.

  • 21

    Jeff's Worst Nightmare

    July 14, 2019
    24
    17

    Season5

    Episode Number7

    The group is devastated when two critical survivalists leave the challenge. With just 10 days left before extraction, Jeff is forced to change his survival strategy but a medical emergency quickly has him on the brink of a tap out.

  • 22

    Left Behind

    June 4, 2017
    24
    17

    Season3

    Episode Number7

    Four weeks into the brutal 40-day Amazon challenge, a violent two-day storm descends on the jungle. Before it's over, one more survivalist will be gone, leaving another hanging by a tenuous thread.

  • 23

    Shattered

    May 7, 2017
    20
    12

    Season3

    Episode Number3

    Lacey's successful night-fishing plan yields a boost in strength and team morale. But lack of food and sleep at Camp Laguna Negra sees Shannon spiral further downward.

  • 24

    Goodbye Cruel Waterworld

    July 21, 2019
    14
    7

    Season5

    Episode Number8

    Medics closely monitor Jeff's high fever and prepare his evacuation. The others prepare for an 5-mile extraction journey through the jungle and shark-infested waters. A survivalist pushes too hard leading to a medical emergency on the open sea.

  • 25

    40 Days Snake in the Grass

    July 26, 2015
    18
    12

    Season1

    Episode Number4

    After fourteen days, many who remain are struggling to adapt to their environment and each other. Some consider migrating to try and find new resources, while in other camps tension continues to rise and may lead to our second tap out of the season.