Australian Survivor Season 03 Episode 23 Descriprion
Matt, Flick and Kristie awoke on their spa reward to a gourmet breakfast, and the three comtemplated forming a new alliance together against Lee and El; Flick and Kristie meanwhile swore to stick together. Meanwhile, Sam, Lee and El were incredibly miserable trying to cope on Exile Beach, and not trying at all to talk strategy. When the six regrouped at the next challenge, Kristie, Matt and Flick were shocked to find that the other three had been to Exile Beach.
Reward challenge: The tribe will compete in two teams of three. The first team member will cut open coconuts and pour the water into a cup which the second member will run through an obstacle course to pour into the mouth of the third member, who will then make their make across a trampoline and release the water into a jar at the end. The first team to reach the black line in their jar will win a massive advantage at the next immunity challenge.
The spa trio of Kristie, Flick and Matt competed against the Exile Beach trio of Lee, El and Sam and, surprisingly, the tired and starving Exile Beach team ended up coming from behind to win due to their good teamwork. Meanwhile, Lee and El grew much closer to the point where they developed feelings for each other, but they tried to keep their affections separate from anything outside of the game, and instead just work on defeating Sam at the immunity challenge so they can get closer to the final two.
Sam was shocked to hear from Matt that, at the reward challenge, he managed to form an alliance with Flick and Kristie. Meanwhile, Kristie had an emotional breakdown thinking about the game as she couldn’t decide whether she should work with Lee and El or against them, and was wondering about whether she was compromising her morals. The whole tribe comforted her and all said that they were proud of her performance so far, but they also became worried about whether her emotions would make her unpredictable, and therefore Flick chose to inform Lee and El about Matt’s strategising at the reward. Flick still intended to work with Matt to reach the end, but tried her hardest to keep Lee and El as close as possible.
Immunity challenge: All six tribe members would stand on a pyramid-shaped pontoon arrayed with footholds for as long as they could. As the challenge went on, they would have to move up the footholds making it more difficult to balance. The last competitor left standing on their pontoon would win immunity.
Lee, El and Sam, who won advantages for the challenge at the reward, began the challenge ten minutes later than Kristie, Flick and Matt. In the end, Lee outlasted El and Sam to win his second successive immunity, forcing Matt and Sam again to target El instead. Matt was confident of Flick and Kristie’s trust, but Kristie and Flick discussed with Lee about voting off Sam in a split-vote between Sam and Matt.
Kristie and Flick were undecided about who to align with, though Flick thought that it would be in her best interests to remain loyal to Matt and wanted to vote out El. Kristie, however, revealed this information to Lee, who tried to reassure her that she could go far if she remains loyal to him and El. Lee then told El about Flick’s plan, and El confronted Flick about her motives and whether she and Kristie could be trusted. At Tribal Council, Matt and Sam and Lee and El continued to campaign for Flick and Kristie’s votes, with Lee and El pleading loyalty and Sam and Matt saying that Lee and El would be impossible to defeat at the end. Ultimately, after Lee used his vote stopper power to block Sam from voting, Flick and Kristie decided to remain loyal to Lee and El and carry through the plan to split the vote between Sam and Matt to tie the vote between them. In the revote, Sam was eliminated unanimously.
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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.