Australian Survivor Season 03 Episode 22 Descriprion
Sam and Matt were shocked about the result of the last vote, while Lee, El and Flick came clean about the reason behind their votes. Sam, however, felt that his relationship with Lee had been crippled and feared he and Matt would be next to go.
Flick talked to Matt about why he wasn’t included in any of her decisions, saying that he had a reputation of being untrustworthy despite all his efforts of being loyal. Matt was still hurt by Flick’s actions and he seriously disliked the thought of working with her. Flick, meanwhile, reaffirmed her bond with Lee and El and discussed voting Kristie out next. Kristie arrived just as they were discussing this plan, however, and she recognised that they may be planning against her and thus decided to keep the option of flipping against them with Matt and Sam open. Flick and El nearly caught Kristie discussing strategy with Matt, but Kristie was able to keep her true intentions hidden.
Lee talked with Kristie, worried about whether the game was still getting the better of her, and showed that he did deeply respect her both as a player and a person. He also used this opportunity to ensure that Kristie would not align with Sam or Matt, or worry about the power of Flick within their alliance of four. Matt and Sam, meanwhile, talked with Flick about how she could reach the final two, and Matt brought forth the idea of an alliance against Lee and El (who would only help each other to reach the final two) with Matt, Sam and Kristie. Flick was sceptical about whether Kristie would work against Lee and El, but Matt remained confident that he could make her committed to the idea.
Reward challenge: Each tribe member would count the number of each of five different items in a box. Each number would correspond to a coordinate post further down the field. Once the numbers are memorised, the competitors would move to a second post which would give the order of each coordinate post. They would then use this information to use a rope to wrap around the coordinate posts, and then dig at the point where the rope intersects to retrieve a bag of puzzle pieces. The first person to solve their puzzle would spend the night at a luxury spa.
Matt very narrowly won the challenge after incredibly competent puzzle-solving. It was then revealed that another person would be joining him on the spa, but this would not be revealed until Tribal Council.
Confused by this revelation, Flick, Lee and Kristie quickly talked about what their plan would be in the case of a surprise twist. The foursome wanted to split the vote between Sam and Matt, but in the intention that Sam would be eliminated first. Matt and Sam still worked on trying to get Flick and Kristie on their side, and told her that El and Lee had conspired to vote Flick off before the final four.
Reward challenge: Earlier, the tribe members took part in a survey with questions about their fellow tribemates. At Tribal Council, the questions would be asked again but this time the competitors would have to guess what the most popular answer was. If they guessed correctly, they would then have the opportunity to break one of their tribemates’ squares on a five-by-six grid (each tribemate having a column of five squares). The last tribe member to have at least one unbroken square would join Matt on the luxury spa.
At the challenge, it was revealed that Sam was considered both the most-deserving and least-deserving to win the game, whilst Lee was considered the most popular player and Kristie the least popular. Sam also got the answers of being the person people would want to be sitting next to in the final two, and the most likely to blindside someone. In the end, Flick won the challenge over Matt, and the two agreed to allow Kristie to join them on the reward. Matt was incredibly happy to have the chance to talk with Flick and Kristie alone. Meanwhile, El, Lee and Sam were all sent to Exile Beach.
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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.