Australian Survivor Season 01 Episode 13 Descriprion
A visibly overwhelmed Katie immediately attacked Rob verbally, calling him a “gutless wonder”, “dishonest” and “dumb as dog shit”. The next day, Katie apologised to Sciona, Rob and Joel for her comments from the previous night, only to get into another verbal disagreement with Rob.
Reward challenge: Castaways had to use a plank to cross a grid of stumps around a lighthouse, each with a pole attached to it. They then had to find their four coloured pegs and a coloured flag before getting to the lighthouse. They had to put the pegs in the lighthouse, climb it, and stick their flag in the top. The first person to do so won ice cream and an advantage in the upcoming immunity challenge.
Katie won reward.
Immunity challenge: Tribe members participated in a multiple-choice quiz about the season’s challenges. For each wrong answer, they had to move backwards one space on their plank, eventually falling in the water. The last person left standing would win immunity. Due to winning the previous reward challenge, Katie had an advantage of passing on any one question she didn’t wish to answer.
Rob won immunity. After the immunity challenge, Katie approached Joel and asked him to vote for Sciona, while Sciona and Rob would vote for either of them, then in the case of a tie, a countback of votes would happen and Sciona would be eliminated. Katie also approached Sciona and asked why she was being ousted and Joel had replaced her, asking her to vote for Joel. Sciona then informed her that she, Rob and Joel had a final three deal and insisted that she would not tell Katie any further information.
Katie immediately walked up the beach where Joel and Rob were sitting and confronted Rob, asking him if he also thought that she didn’t deserve the money. Rob called out Katie and asked her why she had just approached Joel with a deal to vote Sciona, which outraged Sciona. While Joel sat quietly, Rob, Sciona and Katie were involved in a huge verbal blow-up causing Katie to walk back to camp alone, refusing to play, sleep, or eat with them and having an emotional breakdown. None of Katie’s plans was taken seriously, and she was voted out in a unanimous vote.
Final Immunity challenge: Hidden from their fellow players via steel walls, tribunates had to build a fire to light a lantern, then hang the lantern up as close to 38 minutes after the challenge began as possible.
Rob won immunity, and there was an immediate Tribal Council directly after the challenge. He chose to take Sciona to the final two, eliminating Joel. Following Tribal Council, Rob and Sciona participated in the traditional Rites of Passage, paying their respects to each of the eliminated castaways.
On day thirty-nine, Rob and Sciona faced the Tribal Council Jury and stated their reasons as to why they should win the title of Sole Survivor. Naomi asked both finalists why, coming from Kadina where loyalty was respected more, she should vote for them. Both replied with a similar outlook, saying they had treated the game like a board game (Rob), or a game of chess (Sciona). Craig asked Rob and Sciona to describe each other’s gameplay up until Day 39. Katie asked if both finalists thought that greed, dishonour and cowardice were correct words to describe how they had played to get to where they were. Lance asked what was the single most positive thing they had learnt about themselves in their time in the competition. Jane asked what both would do with their prize money. Sophie asked both Rob and Sciona why their opponents thought they should win the game. Joel asked if they had any regrets about their time in the game.
The jury voted and the votes were sealed, to be read live at Melbourne’s Crown Casino. When the votes were read, it was revealed that the jury voted for Rob as the first ever Sole Survivor in a 5-2 vote. Rob earned the respect and votes of the jury as he was honest and prepared with his answers to the jury and although he broke a few alliances, he could specify why he did. While Sciona was also shown admiration from the jury for her gameplay and survival skills, she was unable to win the favor of as many jurors as Rob.
Following the reveal of the results, the 16 castaways were joined by Eddie McGuire, to talk about their time at Whaler’s Way.
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Australian Survivor Show Descriprion
Australian Survivor is an Australian reality game show based on the international Survivor format. Following the premise of other versions of the Survivor format, the show features a group of contestants, referred to as “castaways” as they are marooned in an isolated location. The castaways must provide food, water, fire, and shelter for themselves. The contestants compete in various challenges for rewards and immunity from elimination. The contestants are progressively eliminated from the game as they are voted off the island by their fellow castaways. The final castaway remaining is awarded the title of “Sole Survivor” and the grand prize of A$500,000.
The series first aired in 2002 on the Nine Network, who as of 2020, also hold the first-run Australian broadcast rights to the flagship American edition of Survivor. In 2006, a celebrity edition aired on the Seven Network. Both iterations of the series only lasted one season due to low ratings.
In November 2015, the Network Ten announced at its network upfronts that it would be reviving the series in 2016. The series commenced airing on 21 August 2016. Unlike its predecessors, the series was renewed by Network Ten for another season for 2017, and has continued to be successful since. An All-Star edition featuring former contestants aired in early 2020. A second 2020 edition set to feature new civilian players was expected for later in 2020, but production on that season was postponed due to issued travel restrictions as well as safety concerns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This season is now set to be produced in mid-2021, in an Outback location near the town of Cloncurry, Queensland and is set to air in late 2021.
Australian Survivor Show Format
The show follows the same general format as the other editions of Survivor. To begin, the players are split into two or three tribes, are taken to a remote isolated location and are forced to live off the land with meagre supplies for a period of several weeks. Frequent physical and mental 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 one of their tribemates out of the game by secret ballot.
About halfway through the game, the tribes are merged into a single tribe, and challenges are on an individual basis; winning immunity prevents that player from being voted out. Most players that are voted out during this stage become members of the Tribal Council Jury. When only two players remain, the Final Tribal Council is held. The finalists pleads their case to the Jury as to why they should win the game. The jurors then have the opportunity to interrogate the finalists before casting their vote for which finalist should be awarded the title of Sole Survivor and win the grand prize of A$500,000 (or a A$100,000 charity prize in the celebrity season).
Like other editions of the show, the Australian edition has introduced numerous modifications, or twists, on the core rules to prevent players from over-relying on strategies that succeeded in prior seasons or other editions of the show. These changes have included tribe switches, players being exiled from their tribe for a short period of time, hidden immunity idols that players can use to save themselves or another player at Tribal Council from being voted off, voting powers which can be used to influence the result at Tribal Council and players being given a chance to return following their elimination.
Survivor in Australia
The first Australian version of the Survivor format was filmed in late 2001, and aired in 2002 on the Nine Network. The program was a contractual obligation if the network were to be allowed to continue to broadcast American Survivor. The program was criticised for poor casting and lower production value than the popular American edition and it was not renewed due to low ratings. The Nine Network still hold the first-run rights to American Survivor and have continued to broadcast the American edition of the program ever since. Since 2013, recent seasons air on Nine’s secondary channel; 9Go! and streamed on 9Now within hours of the original American airing.
In 2006, the Seven Network found a loophole in the contract between the Nine Network and Castaway Television, which allowed them to produce a celebrity version of the series, due to a celebrity format being viewed as different from the original format. The Seven Network did not renew the series.
In November 2015, Network Ten revealed at its upfront event that it would air a new season featuring regular contestants to air in the last quarter of 2016. This new season gives Australian Survivor the distinction of being one of the few Australian programs to have aired across all three major commercial television networks in Australia. Australian Survivor has continued to air yearly, concluding its most recent season in March 2020.
Following Network Ten’s acquisition by CBS (the United States broadcaster of the format) in 2017, starting in December 2018, CBS made the complete American Survivor series available on their paid Australian streaming platform, Paramount+ (known as 10 All Access until 2021). The broadcasts include the previously unaired to Australia Survivor US: Marquesas, which Nine did not air due to its commitment in airing their 2002 version of Australian Survivor. A select few seasons are also uploaded to 10’s free streaming site, 10 Play. Each US season is uploaded some time after the season has aired on Nine Network, when the rights to that season revert to CBS under their agreement. Additionally, as of September 2020, both seasons of Survivor NZ and the Philippines & Island of Secrets editions of Survivor South Africa were also uploaded on 10 Play. In 2021, 10 Play offered week-to-week streaming via 10 play of the Immunity Island edition of the South African series as it aired in South Africa.