Australian Survivor Season 04 Episode 12 Descriprion
After finding the Super Idol, Ziggy returns to Samatau and decides that she’s going to lie about her discovery. She tells Samatau that if she tells anyone about the power, then it becomes null and void, that she can’t use it herself, and it’s a power that could either help her or hurt her depending on how the person uses it. While AK, Tessa, and Jarrad are glad that the Ultimate Reward is within their alliance, AK believes that Ziggy is withholding information about the Ultimate Reward and he is concerned how that will affect her game.
When the tribes arrive for the Reward Challenge, Jonathan congratulates all of them for making the halfway point, but he thinks that’s a great time to change things up and announces the tribes will be switched up. AK, Jericho, Luke, Odette, Peter, Sarah, and Tara form the new Asaga tribe whilst Anneliese, Ben, Henry, Jarrad, Locky, Michelle, Ziggy, and Tessa form the new Samatau tribe.
Reward challenge: Members from each tribe must face-off one at a time and aim to knock down their opponent’s hand-held idol to the ground. The first tribe to seven points wins a personalized sweet treat and in addition, all the rewards Samatau had given up (comfort item & fishing gear) in a previous challenge.
Asaga won the challenge. At the new Asaga, AK is very concerned about his position because he’s in the minority with Peter and he knows that Tara is out for revenge after AK voted her out of Samatau. However, AK has pulled himself up from the bottom before and he believes he can do it again. AK believes that Luke is in charge of Asaga and Jericho is tight with him. AK believes that Sarah and Odette are in the middle of the tribe so AK approaches both of them to convince them he’s not the big schemer Tara makes him out to be and that he wants to work with them. Tara observes AK strategizing and attempts to warn Luke and Jericho of AK’s gameplay. In order to give AK a false sense of security, Luke approaches AK and proposes an all male alliance to get rid of the girls but states in private that the alliance is not real and Luke is looking to take AK out of the game because he’s a huge threat.
At the new Samatau, Locky is extremely happy that AK is no longer on the tribe and he doesn’t feel like he’s on the bottom. While Locky is happy, Anneliese is not happy to be back on the tribe that voted her out but she puts on an act to try and work herself back in with the tribe. Michelle is very concerned because she’s the only new member from Asaga to join and she feels on the bottom. Michelle attempts to turn on her social game to establish new connections, but her talking annoys Locky. Henry and Locky consider getting Michelle out at the tribe’s first Tribal Council.
Immunity challenge: One male and one female from each tribe must hold up a bucket while the opposing tribe fill it as much water as they can. The last player standing wins Immunity for their tribe.
Samatau won the challenge. Back at camp, Luke reaffirms the all male alliance with AK, but states to the rest of Asaga that the alliance is fake and AK is leaving. AK wants to believe Luke, but he notices Luke and Tara spending too much time together and believes that Luke might be playing him. AK approaches Sarah and Odette to convince them to join his side because if he leaves, he believes the two of them will end up on the bottom of Asaga if the tribe goes back to Tribal. Both Sarah and Odette debate which side they should join on the vote. Meanwhile, Tara is very concerned that AK might be able to turn the tables on her at the last minute because he’s a very good talker and has worked himself out of a corner before. Tara decides to remain calm and hope that everyone is telling her the truth about the vote.
At Tribal Council, the tribe discusses the swap and how it has affected them. Tara and AK both recount their history together on Samatau and how it is affecting their game on the new Asaga. Both believe that one of them will be voted out tonight and they hope the people they’ve talked to will come through for them. When the votes are read, AK and Peter voted for Tara, but the rest of Asaga cast their votes to get rid of the strong strategic player, AK. AK becomes the tenth 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.