Australian Survivor Season 04 Episode 13 Descriprion
Back at Asaga, Luke and Tara celebrate blindsiding AK out of the game and feel that they’ve made the biggest move in the game to date. Peter is feeling on the outs of the tribe and feels he will be next. However, Sarah hopes to keep Peter around for her game because she’s finding Luke to be an erratic game player, he’s unpredictable, and he has too much power in the game. Sarah also hopes to use Peter’s connections with Samatau to advance forward.
On Samatau, with AK gone, the power has shifted in the game. Ziggy, Henry, Locky, Tessa, Anneliese, and Jarrad have all formed a majority on the tribe leaving Ben and Michelle on the outs. Ziggy has set up her own alliance with Henry and Locky in order to protect the physical threats at the merge. However, after Ziggy decides to place trust in her alliance and reveals she has an idol, Henry and Locky believe that Ziggy is becoming too powerful. Henry and Locky decide that Ziggy isn’t an immediate threat because she has no ties to the other tribe, but they do decide to form another alliance between the two of them and Anneliese. Anneliese is concerned because she doesn’t trust Henry and tests him to see if he has an idol and if he gave the idol clue to Jericho. While Henry initially denies this, he pulls Anneliese aside in private and reveals he does have an idol and he did give Jericho an idol clue. This causes Anneliese to believe that she can trust Henry and she hopes to move forward with him.
Meanwhile, Michelle is very aware that she’s on the bottom of the tribe and is trying to paint a target on Ben. Michelle states that Ben is an unpredictable player who likes to show off and reveal secrets. Michelle is able to get Ben to reveal his thoughts on the Ultimate Reward being a super idol and states that he wants to see if AK’s former allies will vote out Locky. Michelle believes that she has enough information to start plotting against Ben.
Immunity challenge: Tribemates must hold heavy sandbags tethered to water-filled troughs above their head. If they could not continue, tribemates had the option to drop out and pass their sandbag to another tribe member. The first tribe to tip the balance of the water troughs loses the challenge.
Asaga won the challenge. Back at Samatau, the majority six debate between voting out Michelle or Ben. Initially, the tribe decides to keep Ben because they don’t perceive him to be a threat, Jarrad has put a lot of trust in Ben, and the tribe worries about Michelle’s relationships on Asaga. Michelle believes that if she gets Locky on her side, then Ben will leave. Michelle reveals to Locky that Ben talked to her about getting Locky voted out. When he hears this, Locky gets angry and decides he wants to change the target to Ben. The tribe continues to debate whether voting out Michelle or Ben is the better move. Jarrad cautions the tribe that Michelle has just proven today how good she is at planting ideas whereas Ben does not have a strong strategic game. However, the tribe also notes that Ben can come off as very vague so it is hard to read him.
At Tribal Council, the debate continues over whether Michelle or Ben will leave. Both make arguments for why they should stay with Michelle stating that Ben is indecisive, he’s flip flopped on votes, and nobody can ever get a read on him. Michelle then reveals that Ben told her the tribe’s secret discussions about the Ultimate Reward. Once she reveals this, Ziggy is particularly upset that Ben would do this. There is continuous whispering throughout the council area to determine if Ben or Michelle should leave. Ben tells Samatau that he is going to stay loyal to them moving forward and has always been loyal. When the votes are cast, the tribe decides that they can no longer trust Ben and he receives five votes. Ben becomes the eleventh 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.