Australian Survivor Season 04 Episode 01 Descriprion
The 24 contestants board a barge in the middle of the night in the pouring rain to begin the adventure of a lifetime. The next morning, they are divided into two tribes of 12, Asaga and Samatau. The game begins with the first reward challenge:
Reward challenge: The tribes race to grab supplies from a boat and push their supply net into the water. Then put their supplies on the net, jump into the water and push the net to the beach. On the beach is a large bag of rice on a hook. The first tribe to get their supply net onto the beach and grab the rice keeps all of their collected supplies and the rice. The losing tribe gets nothing.
Samatau won the challenge. On Samatau’s first night, Locky takes a leadership role on the tribe. AK begins to play an aggressive, strategic game right off the bat talking to everyone on the tribe and setting up numerous alliances. However, AK ends up offending Tara when he talks strategy with her in the middle of the night while she’s vomiting and Tara believes that AK is a threat that needs to be voted out first.
At Asaga, Mark is reluctant to take on a leadership role, despite having a lot of survival experience, because he doesn’t want to be seen as a threat. Kent is also concerned about his position in the game because he’s the oldest and knows that older players don’t always last on Survivor.
Reward challenge: Each tribe selects two members to compete in a fire-making challenge. The first tribe to build a fire which burns through a rope wins a lit torch and flint.
The next day, the tribes receive tree mail for a second reward challenge where the winning tribe will win flint to make fire. Mark and Jacqui compete for Asaga and Tarzan and Adam compete for Samatau which Mark and Jacqui secure the win for Asaga.
Immunity challenge: Ten members from each tribe compete in an obstacle course. They scramble under a low obstacle, then two tribe members climb a rope to release a cargo net, allowing the rest of the tribe to climb a tower. The tribes then move six crates to build a staircase for another tower. They slide down a ramp and then build a human pyramid to reach a rope, releasing two bags of puzzle pieces. The remaining two tribe members use the pieces to solve a puzzle.
Samatau won the challenge. Back at Asaga, Joan and Kent are concerned that one of them will be voted out because they were the puzzle makers during the Immunity Challenge and ended up losing. The rest of Asaga discuss voting out either Joan or Kent, citing both of them as players that might struggle with future challenges. Samantha takes control of the vote and starts telling everyone to split the votes between Joan and Kent to prevent an idol being played. Samantha considers Kent a friend and hopes to keep him over Joan. However, Luke doesn’t like Samantha taking control of the tribe and attempts to convince some of the tribe to vote out Kent in order to prevent Samantha from getting power in the game.
At Tribal Council, both Kent and Joan plead for their tribe to give them another chance. When the votes are read, it is a 6-6 tie with Henry, Jacqui, Kent, Mark, Samantha, and Sarah voting for Joan and Ben, Joan, Jericho, Luke, Michelle, and Odette voting for Kent. Because it is a tie, the tribe, minus Joan and Kent, is told to vote again. On the revote, Ben and Jericho switch their votes to Joan. Joan becomes the first person voted off of Australian Survivor.
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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.