Australian Survivor Season 03 Episode 12 Descriprion
At Saanapu, the tribe had an argument about sleeping arrangements after Kylie decided to sleep in the bed as opposed to outside or next to the fire like she usually did and refused to move. This caused the rest of the tribe, especially Matt and Jennah-Louise, to become infuriated at her and even contemplate voting her off because of it. At Vavau, Conner was angry at Kate for detracting from their alliance to vote Andrew off and tried to ensure that the next target would be Phoebe. Kate gave an emotional reassurance to Conner that her move was not an attempt to save Phoebe and Kristie but purely an action against Andrew to strengthen their tribe, and apologised for not discussing it more with him.
Craig continued searching for the hidden immunity idol, not knowing that Phoebe had already taken it. Phoebe then formed a bond with Conner and, though she wasn’t able to break him from his alliance, gained his reassurance that in the case that she was being targeted by the former Vavau members, he would tell her. At Saanapu, the bond between Lee and Sam strengthened as the two went on a fishing trip. Brooke and Flick were also forming a tight bond with the two boys, which frustrated Matt as he felt he had lost his “angels”.
Immunity challenge: One tribe member will launch coconuts from a catapult to another tribe member, who will then throw them over a defender to a third tribe member. This person will then race across a balance beam, avoiding sandbags been pushed by the opposing tribe, to place the coconut in a Connect Four-style grid. The first tribe to get five coconuts in a line on the grid will win immunity.
Effective teamwork, as well as good defending by Sam and running by Kylie, led Saanapu to a sixth consecutive challenge victory and a sending Vavau to their fourth Tribal Council in a row. This sent Vavau to a rock bottom morale, with Kate and Conner in particular feeling upset and responsible for the loss. Phoebe and Kristie immediately started talks about their strategy, with Phoebe predicting that Kate, Craig, Conner and Sue voting as a unit and planning on playing her idol for whomever they vote for. When Phoebe returned, Conner informed Phoebe that his alliance had already talked and, as per his promise, informed Phoebe that she would be voted for. The former Vavau members also revealed to Kristie that there was no chance of the vote being split as they intended for her to feel safe and connected with the tribe in the case of a merge, and that no one in Vavau thought that there was any chance of Phoebe possessing an idol. Phoebe and Kristie shared their respective information, and decided that Phoebe would have to play her idol. In terms of who they would target with their votes, the girls decided to vote together, and narrowed down their options to Craig, for his strategical prowess, Conner, for being a former Saanapu, or Sue, for her strong social game and loyalty.
At Tribal Council, Vavau’s losing streak and the bond the tribe shared was discussed, although Phoebe maintained that while the tribe was close, it was hypocritical to say that every member was valued when she was still at the bottom. Conner, Sue, Craig and Kate also said that while it was hard and disappointing, they did have a fair idea of who was going home. After the votes were cast, however, the former Vavau members were shocked when Phoebe played her idol, discounting the four votes cast against her, and sending a stunned Craig home.
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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.