Australian Survivor Season 06 Episode 24 Descriprion
The final three arrive for the final immunity challenge of the season. They are joined by their family: Baden’s parents and brother, Harry’s girlfriend and mother, and Pia’s husband and her children.
Final immunity challenge: The contestants will stand on narrow pedestals while holding onto ropes attached to two heavy idols. If they release their idols or take a foot off the pedestal, they will be out. The last person remaining will win immunity and guarantee their spot in the final two.
All three contestants last more than six hours and break the record for longest challenge in Australian Survivor history. Harry is the first to drop out with Pia dropping out soon after. Baden wins final immunity.
At Tribal, both Harry and Pia make pitches to Baden for their spot in the final two. Pia argues that Harry has played a stronger game, if Harry goes to the end then Baden might have trouble claiming some moves, and Pia also argues that Harry has been a target in the game and taking him out would be a good move for Baden. Harry argues that Pia has played a strong social game, Champions outnumbers Contenders on the jury, and Harry also notes to Baden that Baden has made stronger connections with the Champions than Harry ever did. In the end, Baden decides to cast his vote to eliminate Harry. Harry becomes the twenty-second person voted out of Australian Survivor and the ninth and final member of the jury.
Final Tribal Council:
At final Tribal, both Baden and Pia make their arguments to the jury for why they should be crowned Sole Survivor.
Baden states that his game was to always play the middle, he knew the Contenders would not be united going into the merge so he made relationships with the Champions, gathered as much information as he could from them, and he argues that he was never blindsided by any vote because he knew what would happen. Baden states that leaders in Australian Survivor get voted out so he waited until the last possible moment to step up, which is why he fought hard for immunity and eliminated Harry. Baden also cites his personal growth from being shy and awkward to actually being social and making friendships.
Pia states that her game was to play a very social game as she knew she wasn’t the most athletic and she was put on a Champions tribe of athletes. Pia notes how she was almost voted out first and helped change the vote to Anastasia. Pia states that she made strong alliances in the game and argues that she played a very strategic game when she blindsided David and aligned herself with bigger threats like Simon, Janine, and Luke to make sure that when the Champions alliance broke apart, she was not going to be voted out.
From the jury questioning, Shaun wants both finalists to state why the other person shouldn’t win, David accuses both Baden and Pia of being goats, Janine praises Pia as being the smiling assassin and having a strong social game, the jury does acknowledge that Baden did always seem to know what was going on with the votes, Luke asks Pia why he should vote for her, and Harry asks them to differentiate between being a passenger and navigating the votes.
Both Baden and Pia admit that their games were more reserved and that they were never playing visible, out in the open games like some other players were. Both argue that when players put their games out in the open in Australian Survivor, it immediately makes them a target and they’ll be voted out. Both believe that they guided votes and orchestrated blindsides behind the scenes and that neither one of them were just riding along in the game.
Baden argues that Pia shouldn’t win because she only rode the coattails of her alliance and was blindsided twice by the Simon and Janine votes whereas he was never blindsided. Baden also argues that he was always giving his input on the vote and he argues he was able to put a target more on David rather than Luke because he was working so well with Luke.
Pia argues that Baden shouldn’t win because he did not play any strategic game and surrounded himself with people who would just take him to the final two. Pia argues to David that she was never a goat and that she did orchestrate his blindside with Janine and Abbey. Pia also argues that she utilized her acting skills and social skills to make moves like when she got Anastasia voted out and when she blindsided David, she made sure David never saw the blindside coming. In addressing Luke, Pia states that voting him out was the hardest decision she made, she knew she could not beat him, but Pia argues that she stayed in the challenge for six hours to beat Harry because she knew if she took the opportunity away from Luke, then she was going to make it worth it.
In the end, all nine members of the jury unanimously vote for Pia to be crowned the winner of Australian Survivor: Champions vs. Contenders II.
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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.