Australian Survivor Season 06 Episode 08 Descriprion
At the Contenders camp, Shaun has not yet had an opportunity to look at the hidden immunity idol David gave him a few episodes ago. Shaun finally does take a look at it and realizes that it is not the same idol that he gave to David. Shaun is convinced that David has given him a fake idol and he is furious. Shaun shares this with the tribe and Janine confirms that the idol Shaun received is fake. Janine, Pia, and Abbey realize that David is playing an intense game and they know they need to get him out. Shaun is determined to make sure that he votes David out the first chance he gets.
Reward challenge: In one-on-one match-ups, each castaway is tethered to an idol. They must knock down their opponent’s idol first to score a point for their tribe. The first tribe to 5 points wins a toasted sandwich making kit and souvenir plates with messages from their loved ones.
The Champions won reward. After the win, Shaun gives Daisy a hug and informs her that David gave him a fake idol and asks her to get rid of David for him. Back at camp, Daisy lets Baden know about David giving Shaun the fake idol.
Immunity challenge: One tribe member will chop through a log to release a set of blocks from an arch. The remaining six members will balance the blocks on a disk across a pair of balance beams and a bamboo curtain. Once all the blocks from the first set are across the bamboo curtain, two members will then untie a set of poles, then use them to get a second set of blocks from an overhead net. Once the tribe has all of their blocks, they must stack them. The first tribe to finish their stack of blocks that can stay up for 3 seconds wins immunity.
The Champions finally ended their losing streak in immunity challenges and won immunity. After the challenge, Harry whispers to Daisy that if he is voted out tonight then she should be aware that Shaun is next. Jonathan then informs the tribes that the Champions will attend the Contenders’ Tribal Council tonight.
Back at Contenders, Janine is confident that her alliance of five will stick together and this will be a perfect opportunity to eliminate some Contenders to better their position in the merge. The Champions all meet and agree to get rid of Harry tonight. However, Harry has the idol and he is determined to use his idol to get rid of Janine as he believes she is the leader of the Champions Alliance. Harry hopes to create paranoia in the Champions by sending Casey to spread rumors that Harry has an idol. Casey does talk with the girls and reveals that Harry absolutely has an idol. However, this makes Janine believe that Casey is playing both sides and is not to be trusted. The Champions note that Casey is relaying information back and forth. The Champions agree that they should maintain the idea that it is going to be Harry, but instead vote for Casey to flush Harry’s idol and get rid of a threat.
Going into Tribal Council, Harry knows that the Champions might vote out a different Contender to make sure the idol doesn’t affect them. Harry decides that he’s going to draw attention to himself at Tribal Council by calling people out to make the Champions all vote for him and then he can use the idol to get rid of Janine. At Tribal Council, Janine acknowledges that the Champions were blessed during the swap. Casey states that she feels vulnerable because Ross has told her that he cannot trust her. Harry goes on the offense and states that only six people in this game are really playing to win and everyone else is cruising. Harry accuses the Champions of following Janine and not really playing the game. Harry then drops the biggest bombshell when he reveals that he lied about having a son. It is during this Tribal Council that Harry earns his nickname, “Dirty Harry”, and Janine is dubbed by Harry as the Godmother.
Despite the big build up to the vote, Jonathan reveals that tonight’s vote is going to be different. Jonathan reveals that nobody is leaving the game tonight. Instead, the Champions are going to be voting for someone on the Contenders that they would like to kidnap and have join the Champions tribe. When the votes are revealed, the majority has chosen Shaun to join the Champions. Shaun joins the Champions tribe and nobody leaves the game on this night.
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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.