Australian Survivor Season 06 Episode 02 Descriprion
At the Champions camp, Pia believes her acting skills helped her survive the vote. Susie is hoping that her Sporty Seven alliance will continue to stay strong moving forward. However, Luke has intentions on trying to break up the alliance. Luke creates another “Spy Shack” (a tactic also used by Tony of Survivor US: Cagayan) and speaks with David about their plans moving forward. David knows that they need to flip two people from the Sporty Seven and he plans on using his charm and looks to flip Abbey and Ross to their side.
Reward challenge: One pair from each tribe will face off, pushing against each other on a giant turnstile. First pair to cross the finish line will score a point for their tribe. The first tribe to score three points will win a tarp, a fishing kit and materials to build their own raft that will be waiting on their camp.
After a close battle, Abbey and Janine scored the third point, winning the challenge for the Champions. Having played before, Luke surmised there would likely be a clue hidden among the reward items. When night falls, Luke searches the raft the tribe won and finds an idol clue inside. The clue reveals the idol is buried underground.
Immunity challenge: Each castaway from each tribe will slide into a mud pit. Once all the tribe members are across the mud pit, four tribe members will climb over two big walls and push them down to create a clear path. Then, the whole tribe will drag a box full of puzzle pieces through the path; at the end of the path, the’ll have to create a giant puzzle from the box to win immunity.
As the area was muddy, both tribes struggled to drag the box across the path. The Champions were the first to successfully do so, and Ross and Steven completed the puzzle to win immunity for the Champions.
At Contenders, Baden is extremely worried that he’ll be voted out because he isn’t physically strong and he doesn’t feel like he’s fitting in socially with his tribe. There is a consensus among the tribe that Baden should be first out, with Matt being the strongest advocate. However, Andy and Harry believe that Laura is more of a threat moving forward than Baden. Laura had previously been upset to have been sat out of the Reward Challenge, so Laura began working on her social and strategic game by talking with everyone because she felt her being sat out meant the tribe viewed her as weak. Harry had noticed Laura talking and believed that she was playing the game hard. Harry begins to approach everyone to try and flip the vote towards Laura.
Matt is not happy that people are suggesting Laura because he believes Laura has been underestimated and can contribute more than Baden. Laura can tell that Harry has been talking with everyone, except her, and asks who Baden is supposed to be voting for. Harry says that they told Baden to vote for Sarah, which doesn’t make a lot of sense to Laura. Laura begins to feel like people are targeting her so she begins to reaffirm some relationships to keep herself safe.
At Tribal Council, the tribe discusses keeping themselves strong and Matt specifically states that some people have not contributed equally in the strength in the challenges. Both Laura and Baden state that they are on the chopping block. Baden gives an impassioned speech to plead his case and believes he will be valuable to the tribe in future challenges. When the votes are cast, Andy and Harry have both interestingly voted for Baden along with Daisy and Laura, but their plan to have Laura voted out works as the remaining eight players vote for Laura. Laura becomes the second 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.