Australian Survivor Season 06 Episode 04 Descriprion
At the Champions, Luke celebrates his victory of splitting up the Sporty Seven and having his alliance bring Ross and Abbey over to their side. Abbey and Ross are both feeling the heat from flipping as Steven and Nova have been very bitter towards them. Steven is feeling extremely vulnerable as he organized this alliance and he thinks he’s next to go.
Reward challenge: One by one, castaways from each tribe ran out and jump from a tower in an attempt to grab a flag. Once they have their flag, they will swim to a platform, and put the flag into a holder. Once all ten flags have been collected, they’ll dive down to retrieve a set of buoys. Once they have all of their buoys, they will use them to solve a word puzzle. The first tribe to finish their puzzle wins hot chocolate and marshmallows.
At the challenge, Sarah, remembering her experience surviving the Boxing Day Tsunami, froze before leaping in the water. The Champions ultimately won reward; Jonathan told them to pick a Contender to join them, and they selected John. Janine searched the reward items for an advantage and found a clue to an idol. David sees her take the clue, but doesn’t say anything. Janine does find the idol, but it is an idol with limited powers: Janine has found an idol that only has power if a Contender takes possession of it and plays it. The parchment states that another idol is hidden at the Contenders beach which can only be played by a Champion. Janine knows that she’ll have to try and figure out if there’s anyone on the Contenders she can trust in order to give them the idol and hopefully build some trust.
Immunity challenge: Eight castaways from each tribe will be tethered to a rope wrapped around several obstacles. Two at a time, they will go through the course. The last pair to finish the course will have a key, used to unlock a gate and release four balls. The last two members of the tribe will use the balls to toss up a vertical ramp and get them in a bucket. The first tribe to get all four balls in their bucket wins immunity. (Contenders win)
At the Champions, Luke and Pia feel responsible for the tribe’s loss. Simon takes an opportunity to talk to Abbey to see if she would rejoin the Sporty Seven. Abbey states that she cannot because she feels Steven and Nova did nothing to make her feel welcome and she cannot work with them. Abbey does talk with Steven and Nova about why she flipped on the Sporty Seven, but Steven cannot accept her explanation and states that Abbey was weak, she lied, and he doesn’t appreciate her deceptive gameplay. Abbey is very upset by this conversation and is moved to tears, which prompts David to confront Steven over his behavior. Several people are mad because Steven called Abbey weak. Steven claims that he didn’t say Abbey was weak, but rather he stated that her gameplay was weak. Nova comes to Steven’s defense stating that Steven did not get confrontational or personal. Nova states that Abbey was called out for her actions, she couldn’t handle the pressure, and she accuses Abbey of fake crying. While Steven does apologize to Abbey for how he made her feel, he knows that he’s in a position where he will likely be next to go.
At Tribal Council, the tribe discusses the tension that arose at camp between Steven and Abbey. Members of Abbey’s alliance accuse Steven of launching a personal attack against Abbey while Steven and Nova dispute that and state that Steven never called Abbey weak and was just confronting her about her game. The tribe states that it is feeling a lot of pressure because they’ve lost three out of the four immunity challenges. When the votes take place, the majority alliance actually decides to vote Nova out to keep the tribe strong and for her defending Steven. Nova becomes the fourth 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.