Australian Survivor Season 04 Episode 14 Descriprion
On Asaga, Sarah believes that the other players underestimate her because she’s a model, but she hopes to use that to her advantage to finally make a move. Sarah approaches Peter with a plan to blindside Luke at their next Tribal Council because he’s been running the game for too long. Peter is hopeful that Sarah’s move will work as he knows he’s on the bottom of the tribe. However, Luke has observed that Sarah has been distancing herself from him and has been playing both sides. Luke hopes to make a move against Sarah before she can get him.
On Samatau, Henry believes the tribe made a mistake voting Ben out instead of Michelle. Henry believes that Michelle is the most dangerous player in the game and he worries that she will realize the close bonds Henry has on both tribes and will take him out.
Reward challenge: One member will be the caller while everyone else will be blindfolded. The caller will guide the tribe into a pen where one at a time they will use clubs to smash open watermelons to reveal sandbags. Once the tribe retrieves all the sandbags, the caller will use a catapult to launch the sandbags into a net. The first tribe to get their sandbags into the net will win an Italian feast of pasta, red wine, and garlic bread.
Samatau win and are given the choice of taking two people from Asaga with them to the reward. Samatau chooses Peter and Sarah. At the Reward, Sarah hopes to take advantage of the time to build relationships and she talks with Henry. Henry tells Sarah that he wants to include her in a five person alliance at the merge. Sarah tells Henry that she plans to take out Luke before the merge. Peter also talks with his old Samatau allies and tells them that Sarah can be trusted.
Back at Asaga, Luke is very concerned that Sarah was chosen for the reward and believes that Sarah will share tribe secrets with Samatau. Luke approaches Tara and Odette with a plan to vote Sarah out at the next Tribal Council. Luke does not plan on telling Jericho because he would likely not go for the plan, so he is going to let Jericho think the vote is still for Peter while the other three would vote Sarah. When Sarah and Peter return, Tara does reveal to them that Luke expressed concern about Sarah’s loyalty to Asaga. Sarah is glad to know that Luke is targeting her because she can now make her move with very few repercussions. Tara hopes that Sarah does not reveal their discussion to Luke because, otherwise, Luke will not be happy.
Back at Samatau, Michelle hopes to paint a target on someone else in the tribe in order to save herself. Michelle knows how big of a player Henry is and that he slipped an idol clue to Jericho at a challenge. Michelle tells Samatau that Henry is playing both sides and reveals the idol clue he gave to Jericho. Locky is concerned about Michelle stating this because he wants to protect Henry, but he doesn’t know how the tribe will react to this.
Immunity challenge: Two tribe members will race to untie a tower of planks revealing bags of puzzle pieces. They will use the planks to build a staircase to the puzzle deck where two tribemates will put together a hanging puzzle from hooks. The tribe that finishes the puzzle first wins Immunity.
After the challenge, Jonathan reveals to Samatau that they are also going to get the privilege of watching Asaga’s Tribal Council tonight.
Back at Asaga, Luke and Sarah try to convince the rest of the tribe to vote the other one out. Luke’s plan anticipates that Peter and Sarah will vote for him, Jericho will vote for Peter, and then he, Tara, and Odette will vote Sarah out. Sarah hopes to convince Odette to join with her and Peter as Odette as always voted with the majority and hasn’t aligned herself with anyone. Odette observes that while she hasn’t joined an alliance yet, she might need to tonight because it’ll help her establish numbers for the merge. Odette finds herself in the middle, but Tara also believes she is a swing vote because both Luke and Sarah are trying to take control of the game and she needs to make the best decision for her. Tara attempts to talk to Jericho to let him know that Sarah is the real target, not Peter, but Jericho does not believe her. However, Jericho knows that if Sarah and Luke do target each other that is bad for his game. Jericho does sit down with Sarah and Luke to see if they can talk through their differences, but the conversation does not go well as Sarah brings up Luke’s comments regarding whether he could trust her. Jericho hopes that Asaga can get over their differences and vote out Peter tonight, or he feels that they will be in trouble at the merge.
At Tribal Council, it is clear that the tribe has not yet decided what they are going to do. The tribe discusses Sarah and Peter going on the Reward and Sarah reveals that she is a target tonight because people do not trust her. Sarah brings up the comments Luke had made earlier about her loyalty. At that point, Luke tells the tribe that the easiest and smartest thing for them to do tonight is vote out Peter. Peter argues that voting him out is not smart as he has connections to Samatau and he can help his tribe in the merge. Jericho whispers to Sarah that if she does not vote for Peter, it will be a mistake for her. Sarah whispers back that Jericho needs to trust that she knows what is happening at the merge. Sarah informs everyone that she is not budging on her position and she stands by her vote. Tara expresses to everyone that the tribe really doesn’t know what is going to happen because so many names and plans have been thrown around today. Before the tribe can vote, Jonathan reveals that there is a twist tonight. Jonathan states that someone is leaving Asaga, but they are not leaving the game. Jonathan states that one member from Asaga will be allowed to mutiny and join Asaga. Despite pleas from Sarah not to leave, Peter does stand up and states that he wants to mutiny. Peter rejoins Samatau and nobody is voted out of the game.
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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.