Australian Survivor Season 03 Episode 15 Descriprion
The lack of food at Vavau was really starting to affect the tribe and, with only three members, they were incredibly sceptical about winning any challenges.
When the two tribes came together at their next event, however, they were announced to be merging. Everyone was delighted at this news, and immediately came together for the Survivor Auction.
Survivor Auction: Each of the castaways was given $500 to bid for items presented by Jonathan. Bidding was in $20 increments with no sharing of money or items permitted unless otherwise told.
Item 1 – Salt and vinegar chips and a bottle of soft drink (with 3 additional bottles of soft drinks to give to 3 people of the buyer’s choice) – Conner ($60). His additional drinks going to Kate, Kristie and Sue.
Item 2 – Chocolate cake with a chocolate milk – Conner ($440).
Item 3 – Hidden item – Sam ($240). Sam was offered a second hidden item. He chose the first item which was nachos with a margarita.
Item 4 – Hidden item – Sue ($220). The item was revealed to be steak and chips.
Item 5 – A bath with hot water, bubble bath and a toothbrush to use for the remainder of the auction – Brooke ($20)
Item 6 – An advantage – Lee ($80). The advantage was a vote stopper power.
Item 7 – Pasta and garlic bread with wine – Kate ($500).
Item 8 – Hidden item – Nick ($440). The item was revealed to be an advantage (a clue to the new hidden immunity idol).
Nick was very disappointed to find that his last item was an advantage, as he’d been voted out of Vavau because everyone thought he possessed an idol. With the auction finished, the newly merged Fia Fia tribe headed to their new location which was found to be the old Vavau camp. Conner felt incredibly vulnerable in the new tribe, as he felt that he could only trust Kate, Kristie and Sue and was aware that Brooke, Flick and Matt would all want him voted out and would find it easier finding numbers amongst their old Saanapu tribemates. Conner tried recruiting Kylie and Sam as a way of starting a potential majority to save himself.
Lee read the advantage that he purchased at the auction, which turned out to be a power to stop someone from voting at a Tribal Council. Nick also read his advantage which turned out to be a clue to a hidden immunity idol. He immediately went to search for the idol, and found it under Lee’s surveillance. After Sam found a pink skirt washed up on the beach, Brooke and El decided to make friendship bracelets. Brooke, Flick, El, Sam and Matt all wore one, which Conner saw as indicator of the strength of an alliance, but Kristie wore one as well which Conner took as potentially an indicator that she had flipped.
Immunity challenge: Castaways hung upside down on a horizontal pole using their arms and legs for as long as possible. The castaway who held on for the longest won individual immunity.
Brooke outlasted Kylie to win the challenge. Nick spoke with Brooke, Flick and Matt about the idea of splitting the vote, with the assumption that their alliance had nine people including Kylie, with five people voting for Conner and four for Kate. Sam and Lee, however, did not like the fact that Nick was making decisions around the camp and disliked the fact that their alliance was targeting Conner. Kylie informed Conner, Kate and Sue of the alliance’s plan, stating that she refused to write Conner’s name down, and Sue realised that if they were able to obtain six votes – for instance, Conner, Kate, Sue, Kristie, Sam and Kylie – then they would be able to foil the alliance’s plan.
Conner tried talking to Sam but was unable to do so without the observation of Brooke, who was deliberately following him around. Kate also tried talking to Kristie, who was trying to fit in with the majority with Lee and El but didn’t like turning on Conner or Kate. At Tribal Council, the changing dynamics in the game since it became individual was discussed, although it was revealed that there was still a core alliance from the tribal section that there were controlling the game. At the voting, the alliance’s strategy proved successful and was able to see Conner voted out.
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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.