Australian Survivor Season 03 Episode 13 Descriprion
At Vavau, Sue, Kate and Conner were stunned at Craig’s elimination and questioned Phoebe over how she came to possess the hidden immunity idol. Kristie was then asked about whether she knew about the idol, to which she said that she “had an inkling” but hadn’t actually seen it. Everyone was sceptical about Kristie’s response and actions prior to Craig’s departure and surprised at how effectively she was playing the game. Conner then said, after Andrew and Craig were gone, that Vavau should forget about the Vavau-Aganoa divide and just try to stay strong as a group. Phoebe, however, due to being targeted twice, privately refused to have any part with this and maintained she was only aligned with Kristie.
Morale at Saanapu was at an all-time high, with Nick admitting as well that he was enjoying the destruction of Vavau. Saanapu also came to their beach to watch a rainbow. Meanwhile, Vavau’s declaration of unity quickly fell apart when Sue talked with Kate about her dislike of Phoebe and her distrust of Kristie.
Reward challenge: Members of each tribe will compete one at a time in a memory test. A series of items will be shown in a particular order, and each competing tribe member will then race to their bench and recreate the series in the same order. The first person to get the sequence correct will score a point for their tribe, and the first tribe to reach five points will win a Samoan feast to enjoy back at camp.
Saanapu won reward yet again after winning the challenge by a score of 5-2 and thoroughly enjoyed their feast; though not long after, everyone felt very sick due to overeating. Vavau, however, became more drained and unhappy than ever. Kristie, desperate to improve the mood around camp after becoming upset at how depressed everyone was, prepared for her tribe a snail meal for everyone which went down surprisingly well.
At Saanapu, Kylie came up with the idea of an all-female alliance alongside Flick, Brooke and Jennah-Louise and El. This idea made everyone else feel uncomfortable and Flick greatly disliked the idea of entering into an alliance with Kylie. At Vavau, Phoebe felt incredibly vulnerable having used both hidden immunity idols and knew that she needed to win the next immunity challenge as a way of saving herself. She also discussed that, had Rohan not been voted out so early, the tribe might be in a much better position. This led the tribe to discuss the idea of being genuine in the game, and Kristie stated that she found it impossible to lie. Her comments caused Sue to confront her about whether or not she knew that Phoebe had an idol prior to Craig’s elimination, though Kristie maintained she never lied about it. Seeing Sue’s anger at Kristie led Phoebe to the idea of turning on her closest ally as a way of extending her time in the game and tried to pit Sue, Kate and Conner against her.
Immunity challenge: From a pontoon, four tribe members will paddle a boat out as far as they can. Meanwhile, a member of the other tribe will race to open a gate and grab a rope to pull back the other tribe’s boat until it’s close enough to reach a bag of puzzle pieces. The tribe member will then race with these bags back to shore to complete the puzzle, with the first tribe to have their puzzle finished sending the other tribe to Tribal Council and receiving a special advantage.
Nick pulled back the boat and solved the puzzle for Saanapu, while Kate played the part for Vavau, and Saanapu claimed an eighth consecutive victory. The advantage was revealed by one member of Saanapu getting permission to oversee Vavau’s Tribal Council. After the challenge, Kristie made the plan of trying to appear as non-threatening as possible so that it would seem that Phoebe was more dangerous, while Phoebe tried everything she could to influence everyone to vote Kristie. Phoebe then told Kristie that she had built an alliance with Conner to vote out Sue; Kristie had severe doubts about this plan but felt that she had no options.
Tribal Council was overseen by Brooke, and ideas of how the game has shifted and how each tribe member was valued was discussed. The elimination of Craig was also mentioned, and Kristie maintained that she had no idea about Phoebe’s immunity idol or that Craig was going to be blindsided. Sue, Conner and Kate stated that they did not believe Kristie, which caused Kristie to say that she had never lied in the game and that the whole experience had left her incredibly emotionally drained and she hated hearing that people thought she was telling lies. Jonathan then asked Kate, Conner and Sue whether they knew who they were going to vote for, to which they said that they would, but then announced that Vavau would not be voting, and instead Brooke would be selecting a player to take from Vavau to join Saanapu. Brooke said that she was intending on taking Phoebe, but now that she realised Phoebe’s strategic prowess, she decided to take Sue. Sue said her goodbyes and left with Brooke to join the ten-member Saanapu, while the now four-member tribe of Phoebe, Kristie, Conner and Kate headed back to Vavau.
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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.