Australian Survivor Season 04 Episode 08 Descriprion
After Tribal, Jacqui and Henry are pleased to have controlled another vote and gotten rid of Mark. Both are concerned, though, that Mark’s final words at Tribal calling them a power couple might make people want to blindside them next. Jericho and Luke are not happy that Mark left, with Jericho even putting out the fire on purpose and swearing privately that he’s done with the Asaga tribe. Luke is tired of Jacqui and Henry calling the shots and nobody else seems to mind. Luke is determined to push his agenda to get rid of Jacqui next Tribal Council. The next day, Jacqui and Henry begin to realize that Luke may be the newest threat to their game because he’s a very social player, he would win if he got to the end, and he is trying to get the two of them voted out. They decide if they lose the next challenge, they will target Luke.
Reward challenge: Tribemates must transport a ball, balanced on a small platform through an obstacle course. The first tribe to shoot for hoops and hit all four targets wins. If at any point they drop the ball, they will have to go back to the start of the obstacle. The winner tribe won a spa day at an isolate sliding rocks location.
Asaga finally enjoys their first Reward Challenge victory. During the Reward, various tribe members begin to explore the area to see if there are any idol clues or advantages hidden around. Henry spots something that looks like an envelope on one of the tables and grabs it. Both Kent and Luke spot Henry doing this. Luke sees the other table also contains an envelope and he grabs it. However, when both men open the envelopes, there are no idol clues inside: just more hygiene items like tweezers and scissors.
At Samatau, Locky, Tara, and Anneliese are still trying to convince Ziggy to flip to their side and get AK voted out. During a rainstorm, Locky and Ziggy work hard to keep the fire going while they both notice AK just resting beside the shelter. Ziggy expresses frustration regarding AK’s laziness around camp. Locky sees an opportunity and tells Ziggy that getting rid of AK would benefit the tribe because he perceives him as lazy, not good in challenges, and Locky believes AK likes it when their tribe loses so AK can go on a power trip.
Immunity challenge: In pairs, layers must race out to open three puzzle gates to make way to pull one player on a heavy sled through to the finish line. The tribe to light the cauldron first wins.
Asaga wins Immunity. Back at Samatau, AK, Tessa, Jarrad, Ziggy, and Peter agree to get rid of Tara. However, the alliance is concerned about an idol coming into play. They observe that if they throw their votes against one person and they play the idol, Locky, Tara, and Anneliese decide who goes home. They also note that with five votes, they can’t split the vote evenly. Therefore, AK decides to approach Anneliese and tells her if she votes with their alliance tonight in the split vote, she’ll put herself in a better position. Anneliese is conflicted because she wants to stay loyal to Locky and Tara, but she also knows she’s at risk of leaving soon if she doesn’t make a move.
While AK is putting his plan into action, Locky and Tara approach Ziggy again. Tara knows that if something doesn’t change, she is going next, and tells Ziggy that tonight is a good night to get rid of AK as he will be a huge strategic threat down the road. Ziggy realizes that she is the swing vote tonight. Ziggy does tell Tara and Locky later that day that she will vote with them tonight. Tara is hopeful that tonight will be her opportunity to finally get rid of AK.
At Tribal Council, discussion centers around the new alliance on the tribe and whether there is any hope for Locky, Anneliese, or Tara. When the voting takes place, it is revealed that Ziggy sticks with her alliance with AK. It is also revealed Anneliese stayed with Locky and Tara. Anneliese, Locky, and Tara vote for AK, Peter and AK vote for Locky, and Tessa, Ziggy, and Jarrad vote for Tara. The vote is tied between AK and Tara. The tribe is told to vote again to break the tie. During the revote, the majority cast their votes for Tara. Tara becomes the eighth person voted out of Australian Survivor.
However, when Tara goes to have her torch snuffed, Jonathan states that Tara is not leaving alone and that Samatau will have to vote out another member from their tribe. While the voting takes place, Ziggy, Tessa, and AK all yell out that they are voting for Anneliese to signal the other alliance members to vote for her and stating that she should have worked with them tonight. When the votes are read, the majority are for Anneliese. Anneliese becomes the ninth person voted out of Australian Survivor.
As Tara and Anneliese go to have their torches snuffed, Jonathan informs them that they have been voted out, but they have not been voted out of the game. Jonathan states that they are going to Exile Beach and they will join the Asaga Tribe tomorrow. Therefore, nobody was voted out of the game this episode.
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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.