Australian Survivor Season 03 Episode 21 Descriprion
The alliance was delighted to see the departure of Jennah-Louise, although the remarks she made about Flick being an outsider of her alliance had Flick seriously think about her position in the game. In the morning, Flick took a look at her five-person alliance with Brooke, Sam, Lee and El, and wondered if the time in which she would have to turn on her alliance was approaching; between El and Brooke, Flick regarded Brooke as the less genuine and more of a threat. Brooke also thought about turning her alliance, with her targets being Lee and El for being physical and jury threats.
Reward challenge: The seven tribe members would stand on a perch at the edge of a pontoon, holding a rope and leaning back over the water. Every ten minutes, the competitors would work their way back along the rope to a series of knots, each time decreasing the angle they would be above the water and making it harder to balance. The last person left holding onto the rope would win a chance to sleep the night in a comfortable bed.
Sam won reward, and chose to share the reward with the second-placer, Lee. Brooke was concerned about this choice, as she wondered if Sam was more loyal to Lee than her. This increased Brooke’s desire to vote out Lee and El, an idea she immediately brought to Flick and Sam (despite the latter’s close bond with Lee). Flick, however, relayed Brooke’s strategy to El. El felt very hurt by this information, as she had thought that she and Brooke had a close bond, and Flick and El therefore made plans to blindside Brooke.
That night, Lee and Sam enjoyed their night sleeping in a bed with Tim Tams, and Sam recognised how difficult it would be to vote out Lee considering the close friendship they had built and given that Sam was planning on playing a clean and honest game. However, both did recognise the intensity of the game and that it would ultimately involve working against close friends.
The next morning, El informed Lee that Sam and Brooke were planning on voting against him. While not surprised at Brooke, Lee was disappointed at Sam as, although they had discussed the way game impacted on friendships, he still didn’t expect Lee to betray him so quickly and easily and took it quite personally. With El, Lee and Flick all agreeing to vote out Brooke, Lee then talked to Kristie to make up their final number for their blindside. Kristie was very happy about the idea of blindsiding Brooke, but was worried about how trustworthy Flick is. Lee assured Kristie that Flick is much more loyal to El than she is to Brooke, and that Lee and El would ensure of Kristie’s safety and progress in the game.
Immunity challenge: Each tribe member would hold onto a rope attached to a rotating platform. The competitors would then race back to a table with a collection of cards, which they would transfer onto the rotating platform to construct a house of cards. If the rope is not controlled properly, the platform would begin to spin and knock over the cards. The first to construct a house of cards that would reach higher than one metre would win immunity.
Lee led from the beginning and carried through to win the crucial immunity challenge. With Brooke and Sam’s plan to oust him thwarted, they switched their intended target to be El. Matt was easily convinced to join their alliance, and although Brooke said she trusted Flick, Matt was concerned about Flick’s loyalties. Sam talked to Flick about her choices and reassured her that her original Saanapu allies were solid. El also talked again to Flick to maintain her loyalties whilst under the guise of braiding her hair. Both were very concerned about Flick, as Flick’s betrayal would cause the collapse of either plan. Flick, meanwhile, was torn up about which one of her close allies to betray. After Tribal Council, the slowly splintering alliances were discussed, and in the end, Flick chose to align with the original Aganoa members of Kristie, Lee and El to blindside her oldest friend Brooke.
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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.