Australian Survivor Season 06 Episode 13 Descriprion
On Contenders, Ross seems to be genuinely enjoying life on the island and found that Survivor is teaching him what is important in life. Ross states that his strategy for Survivor is like surfing: you be patient, wait for the best wave, and then go get it when the time is right. Harry is feeling somewhat victorious at surviving another Tribal and making Janine waste her idol. However, Harry wants to survive longer and actually approaches Janine with a pitch to work together in the game. Harry tells Janine that he has connections with the former Contenders that can help her in the game. Janine begins to seriously consider Harry’s proposal as her strategy is to play the game like she does her business and she’s weighing the pros and cons of Harry’s arguments very seriously.
At Champions, David and Luke are convinced that Andy tried to throw the immunity challenge yesterday, which Andy confirms in a confessional. Luke is appreciative that Baden did not join in on the plan to throw the challenge and he thinks that he can work with him moving forward. Luke states that the social game is the most important part of Survivor so he approaches Baden with the hope of making an alliance moving forward.
Immunity challenge: Castaways will race across a series of stepping poles and swing across on a rope swing. Then one person will toss a pair monkey’s fist into a pair of fork to make a set safety lines for a pair of hanging balance beams. Two members will then unscrew a crate of ladder rungs. The tribes will then use the ladder rungs to complete a ladder to the top of a tower. The first tribe to get all of their castaways to the top of the tower and light their fire wins.
During the immunity challenge, a terrible accident occurs. While Ross is swinging across the rope to the other platform, the rope comes undone and Ross ends up hitting his legs onto the platform and falls to the ground. Ross screams in pain, believing he has broken his ankle. The medics come in to check him out and determine they need to take Ross out of the challenge to run more tests. The contestants resume the challenge without Ross and the Champions win immunity.
Back at camp, the Contenders are devastated that Ross suffered an injury and they have to go to Tribal again. Pia also feels very embarrassed about her performance in the challenge, which she believes held her team back. The Champions come to a consensus that Harry could not have found another idol in such a short amount of time and plan to vote him out. However, Janine and Pia discuss Harry’s proposal and believe that he might be worth keeping for the merge. Janine proposes to Pia that they switch up the vote and get rid of Simon as he was already on the bottom of the Champions and she doesn’t think Simon can offer as much in the merge as Harry can. Pia appears onboard with the plan, but when they make the pitch to Abbey, she doesn’t agree believing that they should stick to their word with Simon. Janine observes that Abbey sometimes plays the game with emotions and encourages her to make a strategic decision. Pia believes that voting Simon out would be a good move as Harry does have connections and Simon would be a physical threat at the merge. Janine and Pia inform Harry that he should vote for Simon tonight and Harry is thrilled that things have changed for him.
Later that day, Ross and Jonathan return to the beach. Jonathan informs the contestants that Ross has fractured his ankle in the challenge and he must be evacuated from the game as a result. The tribe is very sad to hear this news. Jonathan informs the Contenders that with Ross leaving, there will be no Tribal Council and nobody else will leave. The Champions and the Contenders tribe both gather together to say goodbye to Ross. Everyone is in agreement that Ross has been a morale boost for the entire camp and everyone has truly grown to love his presence and company. Ross becomes the twelfth person to be eliminated from 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.