Australian Survivor Season 07 Episode 04 Descriprion
On Vakama, the tribe marveled at Jacqui’s new body building physique. Mat celebrated his successful idol play and hoped to find another idol. Locky believed there was a mole in the majority alliance who told Mat to play his idol on Jacqui since Mat’s plan worked out too well. David was pleased that he got rid of both idols, got Daisy out, and solidified his alliance with Mat, but he hoped nobody would find out that he was working with Mat.
On Mokuta, Henry was glad that he helped Mat out, but he felt like he was on the bottom of the tribe. Henry believed he had a strong alliance with Nick, but Nick deemed Henry to be playing the game too hard and standing out too much by trying to flip votes. In order to try and prevent Henry from ruining his game, Nick talked strategy with him so he would always know Henry’s strategic plans.
Reward Challenge: Two contestants faced off pushing against a heavy wooden box with the goal of pushing their opponent off the platform and into the water. The first tribe to score three points won a fish and chips meal.
Before the challenge began, A.K. revealed to the other tribe that Henry gave Mat an idol at the last immunity challenge. Vakama won the challenge. Back at Vakama, the tribe discovered their reward was actually fishing gear and potatoes instead of an actual prepared meal. Expecting an idol or a clue, everyone searched among the supplies and Mat found an idol hidden in the crate, though several tribemates saw this occur.
Moving forward, Mat believed that he had established some trust with David and told Moana that David told him Jacqui would get votes, to solidify his true alliance with Moana. Moana was pleased that Mat was able to make this deal, but she didn’t fully trust David. Moana intended on settling her unfinished business from her season by playing a quieter, in the shadows game. David grew concerned that Mat was becoming too powerful with his new idol and his position in the game, so David cut the diamond-like knob off of the tackle box from the reward and crafted a fake idol out of it for potential future chaos.
Immunity Challenge: Every member of the tribe held onto a rope attached to a heavy barrel. If the contestant cannot hold the barrel any longer, they can hand it off to another tribe member, but can no longer participate in the challenge. The first tribe to drop one of their barrels lost.
Michelle and Sharn for Mokuta dropped out of the challenge early, which helped Vakama win immunity. During the challenge, Shonee sat out for Vakama; a piece of paper was hidden underneath the sit out bench, but she never discovered it.
Back at Mokuta, Michelle felt vulnerable after her performance in the challenge. The tribe’s general consensus was to keep strength and Michelle was considered the weakest. However, Henry saw Michelle as a potential ally and tried to convince the tribe to vote out Sharn instead, as he believed Sharn to be a huge physical and strategic threat. Nick observed Henry scrambling to flip the vote and believed that the tribe needed to vote out Henry as he was playing too intense of a game. Nick gathered the tribe and proposed voting Henry out for his intense gameplay and to prevent him from dividing the tribe with his antics. Everyone began to question whether Henry, Michelle, or Sharn is the best person to vote out.
At Tribal Council, the tribe discussed why they lost the challenge and what skills they would need to win the next Immunity Challenge. Michelle pitched to her tribe that she can contribute other skills to the team and asked them to consider all her other assets. The tribe discussed voting to keep the tribe strong and cohesive. Ultimately, the vote was split between Henry, Sharn, and Michelle. However, the majority decided to keep itself strong rather than worry about strategic threats; thus, Michelle was voted out.
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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.