Australian Survivor Season 04 Episode 05 Descriprion
After Tribal Council, AK reveals that he’s completely aware he’s on the bottom of the Misfits Alliance, he’s been laying low to take the heat off of him, but AK is now ready to make a move. AK approaches Tessa and tells her that he wants to flip the game. Tessa is pleased to hear this and agrees to work with AK moving forward. Tessa is happy to finally have new life in the game.
On Asaga, Jericho continues to use his jar of cookies to build trust. Jericho tells Sarah about the jar of cookies and shares some of them with her. Sarah is very appreciative that Jericho would share this with her. Later that night, Luke and Jericho finish the rest of the cookies.
Immunity challenge: Both tribes will form a human chain. Between each person has a disc with a small torch they must hold up with the people next to them. If anyone drops a disc, they’ll break the chain. The last tribe standing with at least any two people holding onto a single disc wins.
The Immunity Challenge is a close match and it comes down to one pair from each tribe: Ziggy and AK versus Henry and Mark. In the end, Asaga holds on longer to win Immunity for the fourth time in a row.
Back at camp, the Misfits get together and agree to get rid of Tessa next. However, AK begins to work on a plan to flip the game. AK finds that Locky, Tara, Aimee, and Anneliese are a tight foursome while AK, Jarrad, and Ziggy are a tight threesome. AK believes that the three of them will get picked off if they vote out Tessa tonight. AK wants to unseat Locky as the leader, but he knows that Samatau needs Locky to stay if they want to win challenges. AK approaches Tessa, Jarrad, and Ziggy and the four come up with a plan to vote out Aimee because they believe Aimee is too close to Locky and would never turn on him. In order to get the majority, Jarrad approaches Peter to see if he will join with them. Peter is conflicted as he has a close friendship with Tara, but he believes that Tara might be getting closer to Locky and might just see Peter as more of a number now.
Before Tribal Council, Tara discusses a plan with Locky and Aimee to use Tessa while she’s still in the game and vote out AK tonight. The three agree that AK is going to be a huge threat once Tessa is gone because he’ll probably start scheming again. The three talk with Tessa, Anneliese, and Peter and tell them to vote out AK tonight. Tara believes that if she blindsides AK tonight, it will be her biggest move yet.
At Tribal Council, several people tease the idea of the Misfits sticking together versus making a move tonight. Aimee stuns everyone when she states that there was never a strong eight person alliance. Aimee clarifies that people within the Misfits certainly click better and that’s an inevitable part of the game. On the outside, it appears the Misfits are sticking together and Tessa again encourages everyone to think about their positions in the game and hopes for the best. When the votes are cast, AK receives four votes from Locky, Aimee, Tara, and Anneliese. However, Peter ends up joining with AK, and AK, Tessa, Jarrad, Peter, and Ziggy blindside Aimee with five votes. Aimee becomes the fifth person voted out 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.