Australian Survivor Season 05 Episode 22 Descriprion
Back at camp, Shonee is very upset that Fenella has left and that her alliance did not stick with the split vote plan. Brian privately reveals that he intentionally diverted from the split vote plan because he wants to take Monika and Shane to the finals and did not want to risk Shane leaving if Sharn played an idol. While Sharn and Shane celebrate, they do realize that they are still outnumbered 3-2 and try to see if Shonee will join with them to get rid of Brian. Shonee admits that she feels like a lone wolf in this game now that she doesn’t have any loyalties.
Reward challenge: The contestants will use blocks to solve an arched word puzzle, climb along a beam to get sticks and rope. They will use the sticks and rope to make a pole which will be used to get a key ring behind a barrier. The first person to put their hands on the key ring will win a new Commodore Tourer. (Brian Wins)
In addition to winning the car, Brian also wins an overnight pizza party. Brian is allowed to invite one person and chooses Monika, which upsets Shonee. On the Reward, Brian admits he was concerned about leaving Monika back at camp because he thought Shane and Sharn would try to flip her against him. Brian is concerned about whether people will try to vote him out as he has won the last several competitions. While Brian wants to take Monika to the end because he thinks he can beat her, Monika believes that Brian has no chance to win because of his arrogance and the numerous lies he has told.
Back at camp, Sharn and Shane talk with Shonee about joining them in an alliance to take out Brian. Shonee is upset that Brian didn’t take her on the Reward and she knows he deviated from the split vote plan, so she tells them that she’ll join in an alliance with them called “The Shh Alliance”.
Immunity challenge: The contestants will build a fire in a drum on one side of a giant scale. They will then use a bucket to fill another drum on the other side with a hole in it. The goal is to get the other drum to drop and raise the fire drum to light a torch. First person to light the torch wins Immunity. (Sharn Wins)
Back at camp, Brian is disappointed that Sharn has won Immunity because it means that he has to vote Shane out. Sharn, Shonee, and Shane agree to vote Brian out and Shonee is anxious to get her revenge on Brian for allowing Fenella to be voted out. Brian, Monika, and Shonee also discuss voting out Shane, but Brian remarks that she doesn’t seem too worried knowing that she is going to be voted out. Shonee tips off Shane and tells her to start acting worried, so Shane starts to act worried in front of Brian. Brian knows that he could very well be blindsided tonight so he ponders playing the idol he found. As the day goes on, Sharn begins to notice that Brian is feeling too confident before Tribal as he hasn’t been scrambling and she debates whether Brian has an idol. Shonee and Sharn discuss the possibility of voting out Monika in case Brian has an idol as it guarantees the two will be split up.
At Tribal, the tribe discusses Brian’s recent dominance in challenges, his new car, and whether he feels vulnerable. Brian openly admits that he took Monika to the Reward because he worried Sharn and Shane would try to flip her and he is confident that Shonee could not be flipped. There is a discussion about whether the alliance of three is going to stick together and Shane expresses her vulnerable feelings for the night. When the votes are cast, Brian does play his idol, but he receives no votes as Sharn, Shane, and Shonee followed their backup plan and cast their votes for Monika.
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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.