Australian Survivor Season 03 Episode 17 Descriprion
After Tribal Council, Brooke was glad that Kate was voted out but upset at the fact that Sam and many others were so intent on voting out Nick. Nick was distraught at the anger towards him and tried to open a conversation, but Sam refused to talk. Brooke later confronted Sam about the fact that he didn’t talk to her about voting out Nick, but Sam showed no regrets of what he did or how he did it.
Nick was very upset and felt isolated over the events of the previous Tribal Council as he felt that people were making personal attacks towards him. El talked to Nick and tried to cheer him up by suggesting that he attempt to make amends with Sam. Nonetheless, Nick felt ashamed for how his game has turned up as he felt it was causing him to be portrayed as a bad person in front of his family and his fiancee.
Reward challenge: The tribe will be divided into two teams of five. One by one, they will slide into the water, grab a ring, and manoeuver it along a rope through a series of obstacles to the shore. Once all five rings have been retrieved, the team will then toss them onto a series of pegs. The first team to land a ring on each of the five pegs will receive letters from home.
The teams were divided into the yellow team of Lee, Sam, Kylie, Nick and El, and the blue team of Brooke, Flick, Jennah-Louise, Matt and Sue. Kristie was not selected, but had the option of winning reward if she could accurately predict which team would win the challenge. Kristie chose to back the yellow team, and ended up being correct as Nick landed the final ring for his team. However, once the reward was over, Sam tried to negotiate with Jonathan about finding a way in which those who lost the challenge could still have their letters. Kristie offered to give up her letter for Matt while El gave up hers for Flick. The six then enjoyed their reward, and Matt, so thankful to Kristie, swore that he would never vote for her at Tribal Council.
Nick then tried talking to Lee about the events the previous night, and Lee apologised for being so acid-tongued. Nick also spoke to Sam about the way he was playing the game, and Sam admitted that he was quick to judge Nick based on how he was perceived for his time back at Vavau, and apologised for making what were perceived as personal attacks on his life outside of the game. However, Sam was still uneasy at working with Nick in the game.
Immunity challenge: Each tribe member will hang on a pole fitted with narrow rope rungs for as long as they can, with the last player to drop winning immunity.
After nearly six hours, Kylie won immunity after Brooke agreed to step down in exchange for a letter from home. Brooke enjoyed her letter away from camp.
Nick, knowing that he was being considered for elimination and afraid he was going to get votes again, tried to suggest voting strategies to his alliance. He talked with Matt and Kylie about voting off Sue, with a split vote involving Sam, Lee and Jennah-Lousie voting for Kristie and the other seven alliance members voting for Sue. The rest of the alliance plus Kristie, however, intended to vote out Nick. Sam suggested a split vote; Nick, Matt and Lee voting Sue and everyone else voting Nick. Brooke and Flick disliked the idea of removing Nick, believing that he is more trustworthy and easily controlled than Kylie and Jennah-Louise. They were also afraid of giving the former Vavau members more power. Brooke and Matt talked with Sam and Lee about the state of the vote, which was again appearing very messy and would perhaps lead to more people voting for Sue than intended.
At Tribal Council, Sam again mentioned his desire for Nick to go and said that would have rather Nick eliminated at the previous vote than Kate. In frustration, Nick unwittingly revealed the alliance’s structure and plan to remove the former Vavau members, in particular saying that Matt is not as safe as he would believe. This caused major frustration within the alliance, and in the end, Sam’s wish came true as Nick was eliminated conclusively in an 8-3 vote and became the first member of the jury.
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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.