Australian Survivor Season 07 Episode 07 Descriprion
On Exile Beach, Shonee was hoping to get back in the game and get revenge on her former Mokuta tribe. On Mokuta, Nick was upset that he lost Shonee, whilst Abbey believed that she had perfectly positioned herself in the tribe. On Vakama, despite the split, Mat believed that he had a solid position with his four person alliance and secret alliance with David. All of this changed as, before the reward challenge, Jonathan informed everyone to drop their buffs. The tribes were switched, Shonee and Zach returned to the game with Shonee going to Vakama and Zach going back to Mokuta.
Reward Challenge: Members of each tribe faced off in a tug of war match with the goal of getting their side across the line and grabbing a tribe flag. The first tribe to three points won a meal as well as a “Pandora’s Box” that contained an advantage.
Mokuta won the challenge. On new Vakama, there was an even split between old Vakama and old Mokuta members. However, neither side was completely loyal to tribal lines. Mat had ended up on a tribe without his former allies or David, plus Lydia who he blindsided in their season, so he felt this was the worst case scenario. Abbey was also concerned that Shonee was set on getting revenge for being voted out. Shonee was glad to be a part of Vakama and she was intent on getting revenge on old Mokuta, starting with Abbey as she saw her as the ring leader on old Mokuta.
On new Mokuta, David and Phoebe felt some concern as they had ended up on a tribe with Tarzan, Jacqui, and Moana with the rest being former Mokuta. David hoped to establish some ties with Zach as he had just been voted out. The tribe discovered that Pandora’s Box contained an advantage for one person and there were two keys hidden in the jungle that would both open the box. However, only one person would get the advantage. Both Nick and Jacqui found keys, Nick shared his discovery with Phoebe to establish trust, and he was able to get the advantage. It was revealed that Nick had earned an extra vote that he could use at one Tribal Council before the merge.
Immunity Challenge: Seven members of the tribe pulled a heavy cart along a course and collected puzzle pieces along the way. Two members of the other tribe attempted to stop them. At the end, they used the pieces to solve a large cube puzzle. The first tribe to solve the puzzle won immunity.
Mokuta won immunity. Back at Vakama, Abbey and Lydia were frustrated with all of the challenge losses and were determined to get rid of Shonee once and for all. Abbey and Lydia approached Locky, Brooke, Flick, and A.K. to band together as a strong unit to get Shonee out. Their plan was the six of them, plus John, would split the votes between Shonee and Mat. However, Shonee was determined to get her revenge on Abbey and also approached the same four, plus Harry, to vote out Abbey. Shonee believed that Abbey was in charge of old Mokuta and if Vakama got rid of her, then the old alliances on Mokuta would crumble. Mat was also concerned about where he stood and he aligned himself with Shonee to hopefully establish new ties. Locky, Brooke, Flick, and A.K. realized they were the swing votes and could determine whether Shonee or Abbey would leave.
At Tribal Council, the tribe discussed the effects of the tribe swap. Both Shonee and Mat discussed the concept of grudges and whether they should be forgotten or played on. The tribe also discussed what would keep them strong as Mokuta had beaten them twice. When the votes were read, there was a split between Shonee, Abbey, Lydia, and Mat, but the old Vakama alliance decided to weaken old Mokuta and voted Abbey out of the game.
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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.