Australian Survivor Season 05 Episode 05 Descriprion
At Contenders, many people on the tribe are shocked by Steve’s elimination. Paige is upset that the men voted for her when she really thought she could trust them. Zach, Benji, and Robbie know they made a mistake voting for Paige and they try to mend their relationship with her to keep her on their side. While Paige wishes she has other options, she feels she has no other choice but to trust the men because the other women don’t really trust her.
At Champions, Lydia and Sharn are frustrated with Brian’s lack of work ethic around the camp. Sharn states that the tribe does need Brian for the challenges, for now, but when he’s no longer needed she thinks he’ll be gone immediately. Brian states that his strategy is to play a mental game, he’s not looking to overwork himself, and he relaxes throughout the day so he can have the mental strength to survive another day.
Reward challenge: The tribes must transport eight members and a grappling hook to cross a field only using Using three barrels and two wooden planks. From there, two more tribe members will use the grappling hook to get four balls. They will then have to attempt to balance the balls on a see-sawing frame. The first to get all four balls balance wins. The winning tribe will receive meat pies and beer. (Champions Win)
Before the Reward Challenge, when Jonathan questions the contestants, Paige reveals that the Contenders’ Tribal was not a unanimous vote, that she received votes, and people are questioning their relationships on the tribe. Back at camp, the tribe is feeling extremely defeated over losing every Reward Challenge. Anita does not appreciate the way Paige revealed information to the Champions. Zach is extremely frustrated with the women’s performance in the challenges and he believes that a woman needs to go next in order for the tribe to win.
When the Champions go on their reward, they notice that there’s a photo wall of all of them and some of their greatest accomplishments that they’ve achieved as champions. Particularly, the tribe gets to reflect on Shane’s accomplishments as an Olympic Gold Swimmer and Mat’s relationship with his autistic son and his charity that he founded to help other families.
Immunity challenge: Six members from each tribe will have to slide down into the water to get to a platform. Once all six are on the platform, they will get in the canoe and paddle out to a buoy to collect three rings. They will then need to paddle back to the slide and climb back up to the top of a platform, where the remaining three members will toss the rings on a peg. The first tribe to get all three rings on the peg wins. (Champions Win)
Before the Immunity Challenge, Jenna is temporarily taken out of the game to get x-rays done on her ankle. When the Contenders return to camp, they unanimously agree that Jenna has to leave because she can’t contribute a hundred percent with her hurt ankle. This is devastating to a lot of people because Jenna is well-liked and tough, but the tribe needs to win. Anita proposes to the women’s alliance that they vote out Paige instead because she doesn’t trust her. Tegan has formed a close friendship and alliance with Jenna and doesn’t want to see her go. Tegan asks Heath if he would consider getting rid of Paige instead of Jenna, but Heath says no. Jenna returns to camp in a cast and crutch, indicating that she might have hurt a ligament or tendon but has no fracture. Tegan tells Jenna that her name is on the chopping block which devastates Jenna. Jenna has mixed feelings about her position in the game because she knows that she can’t run or swim, but she can do puzzles and she’s not ready to give up this chance at playing Survivor.
At Tribal Council, the tribe discusses Jenna’s ankle and how it affects the tribe. Paige discusses feeling vulnerable after last Tribal Council and Anita flat out states that she doesn’t trust Paige in the game and not a lot of other people do. The debate between the tribe is whether to vote out Jenna, who is injured but trustworthy, or Paige, who is not injured but not trusted. Jenna does make a plea to her tribe to keep her, indicating her strengths and the bonds she has created. When the votes are cast, everyone unanimously picks tribe strength over trust and sends Jenna home.
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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.