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Australian Survivor (2017), also referred to as Australian Survivor: The World's Greatest Game, is the second season of the 'Network Ten' incarnation of the competitive reality TV show Australian Survivor.

Production

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Twists/Changes

  • Hidden Immunity Idol: Hidden Immunity Idols will be once again available, and abide to the same standard rules from the American version. In addition to idols hidden at the tribes' camp, there is one also hidden at challenges, provided the clue for it has been found. Following the Day 26 Tribal Council, a super idol was hidden in a special location, where one castaway would be sent to, but only has until sunrise to find it. The super idol has two halves: a regular Hidden Immunity Idol, and the other half can be played after the votes are revealed, as well as cancel a Hidden Immunity Idol played at the same Tribal Council this half is played.
  • Moral Dilemmas - After the Reward Challenge on Day 10, a jar of cookies and a bundle of firewood were hidden at the tribe's camps for anyone to find. The choice was to either keep the cookies hidden for the person who found it or to bring back the tribe the bundle of firewood. Jericho Malabonga found the choice on Asaga and chose the cookies, while Mark Herlaar found the choice on Samatau and chose the firewood. Another moral dilemma was found at the merged camp. The choice was either a bundle of quilts for the tribe, or a jar of lollies for the person who found it. Tara Pitt found the choice and chose the lollies.
  • Two Tribe Switches: At the Day 20 Tribal Council, the losing tribe would vote out two of their members without knowing both members will switch tribes. In addition, the winning tribe will then nominate two of its members to switch to the opposite tribe the following day. A second switch occurred on Day 27.
  • Exile Beach: Following the Day 20 Tribal Council, the two castaways who were sent to the opposing tribe were exiled until the following day, where they'll officially join their new tribe.
  • Mutiny: At the Day 32 Tribal Council, instead of voting out a member, the losing tribe had an opportunity to mutiny to the winning tribe. However, only one person could take the offer. Peter Conte took the offer and rejoined Samatau.
  • Juror Removal: At the final four, the castaways will compete in a challenge for the right to remove one member of the jury.

Castaways

Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Against
Original Tribe Switched Tribe #1 Switched Tribe #2 Post-Mutiny Merged Tribe
AS4JoanIcon Joan Caballero
29, Sydney, NSW
Asaga 1st Voted Out
Day 3
13
AS4AdamIcon Adam Parkin
40, Brisbane, QLD
Samatau 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
5
AS4KateIcon Kate Temby
47, Melbourne, VIC
Samatau 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
7
AS4MarkHIcon Mark Herlaar
51, Toowoomba, QLD
Samatau 4th Voted Out
Day 11
3
AS4AimeeIcon Aimee Stanton
23, Melbourne, VIC
Samatau 5th Voted Out
Day 13
5
AS4SamIcon Samantha Gash
32, Melbourne, VIC
Asaga 6th Voted Out
Day 16
9
AS4MarkWIcon Mark Wales
37, Perth, WA
Asaga 7th Voted Out
Day 18
7
AS4JacquiIcon Jacqui Patterson
50, Byron Bay, NSW
Asaga Asaga 8th Voted Out
Day 22
9
AS4KentIcon Kent Nelson
51, Adelaide, SA
Asaga Asaga 9th Voted Out
Day 24
14
AS4AKIcon A.K. Knight
36, Adelaide, SA
Samatau Samatau Asaga 10th Voted Out
Day 28
9
AS4BenIcon Ben Morgan
20, Perth, WA
Asaga Samatau Samatau 11th Voted Out
Day 30
5
AS4OdetteIcon Odette Blacklock
32, Sydney, NSW
Asaga Asaga Asaga Asaga 12th Voted Out
Day 34
5
AS4JarradIcon Jarrad Seng
29, Perth, WA
Samatau Samatau Samatau Samatau Asatoa 13th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 36
7
AS4AnnelieseIcon Anneliese Wilson
23, Melbourne, VIC
Samatau Asaga Samatau Samatau 14th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 38
12
AS4HenryIcon Henry Nicholson
26, Adelaide, SA
Asaga Samatau Samatau Samatau 15th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 40
6
AS4TessaIcon Tessa O'Halloran
29, Melbourne, VIC
Samatau Samatau Samatau Samatau 16th Voted Out
Removed from Jury
Day 42
13
AS4SarahIcon Sarah Tilleke
22, Perth, WA
Asaga Asaga Asaga Asaga 17th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 44
13
AS4LukeIcon Luke Toki
30, Perth, WA
Asaga Asaga Asaga Asaga 18th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 46
10
AS4ZiggyIcon Ziggy Zagame
26, Sydney, NSW
Samatau Samatau Samatau Samatau 19th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 47
6
AS4LockyIcon Locky Gilbert
27, Perth, WA
Samatau Samatau Samatau Samatau 20th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 49
9
AS4MichelleIcon Michelle Dougan
33, Sydney, NSW
Asaga Asaga Samatau Samatau 21st Voted Out
8th Jury Member
Day 52
13
AS4PeterIcon Peter Conte
22, Sydney, NSW
Samatau Samatau Asaga Samatau 22nd Voted Out
9th Jury Member
Day 54
8
AS4TaraIcon Tara Pitt
32, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Samatau Asaga Asaga Asaga Runner-Up 6
AS4JerichoIcon Jericho Malabonga
25, Melbourne, VIC
Asaga Asaga Asaga Asaga Sole Survivor 3

Season Summary

This season began with 2 tribes of 12: Asaga and Samatau. Despite losing the first Immunity Challenge, Asaga got off to the stronger start winning 4 of the first 5 Immunity Challenges. During this time, AK overplayed his way to the bottom of the tribe, but managed to survive thanks to a new alliance that formed led by Locky to take out Adam and his allies. An idol from Mark H. saved Tessa, allowing her, AK, and the bottom members of Locky's alliance to shift the power and take out Aimee, leaving Samatau with 8 members. At that point, Henry and Jacqui of Asaga led a charge to throw the next Immunity Challenge to take out a rival power couple in Sam and Mark W. Those challenge losses closed the gap between the two Tribes. A surprise Tribal Council in which Samatau voted out Tara and Anneliese turned out to be a tribe swap, sending the women to Asaga in exchange for two members of Samatau. To his alliance's surprise, Henry volunteered to swap, bringing his Hidden Immunity Idol and Ben along with him.

The swap led to Samatau winning more challenges, with Henry's allies Jacqui and Kent voted out from Asaga. After a spell of control, a swap put Michelle and AK in the minority of their new tribes. With Tara eager for revenge, Luke used that to his advantage to take out the strategic threat despite AK's attempts to survive. Michelle was able to find a way out by throwing Ben under the bus. Sarah also found herself in a tough spot at Asaga, but her, Jericho, and Luke united against a common enemy in Odette to ensure they all made it to merge.

Despite Asaga entering the merge down in numbers, the connections Henry made in Samatau along with Tara bringing Locky over to her adopted tribe meant that AK's former allies Jarrad and Tessa were the initial targets. Anneliese tried to challenge Locky's dominance with her idol, but Ziggy's Super Idol negated it and sent Anneliese to the jury. A reward allowed Tessa and Luke to bond and make a move against Henry. With Henry blindsided with an idol in his pocket, this would be the start of a chaotic merge period where new threats would emerge and voting blocs would shift to take out various power players. This would leave a final 3 of Pete, Tara, and Jericho who benefited from having allies like Tessa, Locky, and Luke respectively as shields for a large part of the game. Jericho won the Final Immunity Challenge and took Tara with him to the final 2.

At Final Tribal Council, Jericho argued that even though Luke appeared to be the flashier player, he was just as strategic and hard working. Tara had to defend her game as she was perceived as one of the biggest floaters, and she was lucky to be voted out on a night where it was a non elimination twist. Ultimately Jericho's game was more respected by the jury, despite his decision to remove Tessa from the jury at final 4, and he won the title of Sole Survivor by a 6-3 vote.

Episode Guide

Episode Air Date Challenges Eliminated Vote Finish Ratings13
Reward Immunity
1 July 30, 2017 Samatau1 Samatau Joan 6-6;
7-32
1st Voted Out
Day 3
639,000[1]
Asaga1
2 July 31, 2017 Samatau Asaga Adam 5-4-2-13 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
656,000[2]
3 August 1, 2017 Samatau Asaga Kate 5-4-2 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
600,000[3]
4 August 6, 2017 Samatau Asaga Mark H. 3-1-04 4th Voted Out
Day 11
606,000[4]
5 August 7, 2017 None Asaga Aimee 5-4 5th Voted Out
Day 13
637,000[5]
6 August 13, 2017 Samatau Samatau Samantha 9-2 6th Voted Out
Day 16
622,000[6]
7 August 14, 2017 None Samatau Mark W. 7-3 7th Voted Out
Day 18
625,000[7]
8 August 20, 2017 Asaga Asaga No
Elimination5
633,000[8]
9 August 21, 2017 None Samatau Jacqui 6-3 8th Voted Out
Day 22
611,000[9]
10 August 27, 2017 Asaga Samatau Kent 5-2-1 9th Voted Out
Day 24
607,000[10]
11 August 28, 2017 Ziggy Samatau No
Elimination6
575,000[11]
12 September 3, 2017 Asaga Samatau A.K. 4-2-1 10th Voted Out
Day 28
574,000[12]
13 September 4, 2017 None Asaga Ben 5-3 11th Voted Out
Day 30
617,000[13]
14 September 10, 2017 Samatau Samatau No
Elimination8
603,000[14]
[Peter,
Sarah]
7
15 September 11, 2017 None Samatau Odette 4-1 12th Voted Out
Day 34
595,000[15]
16 September 17, 2017 Tessa
[All]
Ziggy Jarrad 7-5 13th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 36
567,000[16]
17 September 18, 2017 None Henry Anneliese 8-39 14th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 38
559,000[17]
18 September 19, 2017 Survivor
Auction
Tessa Henry 6-4 15th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 40
567,000[18]
19 September 24, 2017 None Ziggy Tessa 3-2-2-2 16th Voted Out
Removed from Jury11
Day 42
570,000[19]
20 September 25, 2017 Locky,
Luke, Sarah,
Ziggy
Locky Sarah 7-110 17th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 44
625,000[20]
21 September 26, 2017 None Locky Luke 5-2 18th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 46
625,000[21]
22 October 2, 2017 None Locky Ziggy 4-2 19th Voted Out
6th Jury Member
Day 47
617,000[22]
23 October 3, 2017 Michelle Locky 3-2 20th Voted Out
7th Jury Member
Day 49
595,000[23]
[Jericho,
Tara]
24 October 8, 2017 Jericho None Tessa 1-011 Removed from Jury
Day 50
644,000[24]
25 October 9, 2017 None Peter Michelle 2-2;
1-1;
Tiebreaker12
21st Voted Out
8th Jury Member
Day 52
669,000[25]
26 October 10, 2017 None Jericho Peter 1-0 22nd Voted Out
9th Jury Member
Day 54
720,000[26]
Jury Vote Tara 6-3 Runner-Up 787,000[26]
Jericho Sole Survivor
Reunion 508,000[26]
Notes:

^1 There were two reward challenges that occurred during episode one. Samatau won the first reward challenge on Day 1, while Asaga won the reward challenge on Day 2.
^2 The vote resulted in a tie. Per Australian Survivor rules, a revote took place. Joan received seven votes, eliminating her.
^3 A.K. played a Hidden Immunity Idol on Jarrad, negating all votes against him.
^4 Tessa played a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating all votes against her.
^5 In a surprise twist, instead of voting out players, the Samatau tribe unknowingly voted for two members to be swapped to Asaga. Tara and Anneliese were "voted out" and swapped to Asaga.
^6 At the immunity challenge on Day 26, the winning tribe was sent to Tribal Council to vote someone to compete for a special reward. Ziggy was voted by Samatau to compete for the reward. Ziggy ultimately did find the reward, a super idol.
^7 Samatau were told to invite two castaways from Asaga on their reward. They chose Peter and Sarah to join them.
^8 Instead of voting out a member of the tribe, Asaga were offered a chance to mutiny and join Samatau. Only one castaway could mutiny, which Peter took.
^9 Anneliese played a Hidden Immunity Idol, however Ziggy played the super idol, which has the power to negate another idol, therefore nullifying Anneliese's idol.
^10 Ziggy played a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating all votes against her.
^11 For winning the reward challenge, Jericho earned the power to eliminate one of the jurors.
^12 With a deadlock tie between Jericho and Michelle, a fire-making challenge was held to determine the elimination, which Michelle lost.
^13 The season finale was coded into two programs ("Grand Finale" and "Winner Announced"), thus two separate sets of ratings were produced.

Voting History

Australian Survivor (2017) Voting History
Original Tribes First Switched Tribes Second Switched Tribes Post-Mutiny Merged Tribe
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26
Eliminated: Tie AS4JoanIcon
Joan
AS4AdamIcon
Adam
AS4KateIcon
Kate
AS4MarkHIcon
Mark H.
AS4AimeeIcon
Aimee
AS4SamIcon
Samantha
AS4MarkWIcon
Mark W.
AS4JacquiIcon
Jacqui
AS4KentIcon
Kent
AS4AKIcon
A.K.
AS4BenIcon
Ben
AS4OdetteIcon
Odette
AS4JarradIcon
Jarrad
AS4AnnelieseIcon
Anneliese
AS4HenryIcon
Henry
AS4TessaIcon
Tessa
AS4SarahIcon
Sarah
AS4LukeIcon
Luke
AS4ZiggyIcon
Ziggy
AS4LockyIcon
Locky
Tie Deadlock AS4MichelleIcon
Michelle
AS4PeterIcon
Peter
AS4TaraIcon
Tara
AS4JerichoIcon
Jericho
Vote: 6-61 7-3 5-4-2-1-02 5-4-2 3-1-03 5-4 9-2 7-3 6-3 5-2-1 4-2-1 5-3 4-1 7-5 8-34 6-4 3-2-2-2 7-1-05 5-2 4-2 3-2 2-21 1-16 Tiebreaker7 1-08 6-3
Jericho Kent Joan Samantha Jacqui Jacqui Kent A.K. Odette Jarrad Anneliese Henry Tessa Sarah Ziggy Ziggy Locky Michelle None Peter Jury Vote
Tara Kate Tessa Tessa A.K. Jacqui Kent A.K. Odette Jarrad Anneliese Peter Sarah Sarah Luke Ziggy Locky Michelle Michelle None
Peter Adam Kate Mark H. Aimee Tara Luke Locky Henry Locky Sarah Luke Ziggy Locky Jericho Jericho None Tara
Michelle Kent Kent Samantha Mark W. Jacqui Kent Ben Jarrad Anneliese Henry Tara Sarah Luke Ziggy Peter Jericho None Voted out Jericho
Locky Adam Kate Mark H. A.K. Michelle Jarrad Anneliese Peter Sarah Sarah Luke Michelle Peter Tara
Ziggy Anneliese Tessa Tessa Aimee Ben Luke Anneliese Peter Locky Sarah Luke Michelle Jericho
Luke Kent Kent Samantha Jacqui Jacqui Odette A.K. Odette Jarrad Anneliese Henry Tessa Sarah Ziggy Jericho
Sarah Joan Joan Samantha Mark W. Jacqui Kent Peter Odette Jarrad Anneliese Henry Tessa Michelle Tara
Tessa Anneliese Tara Locky Aimee Michelle Luke Locky Henry Tara None9
Henry Joan Joan Samantha Mark W. Ben Jarrad Anneliese Peter Jericho
Anneliese Kate Tessa Tessa A.K. Jacqui Kent Ben Luke Locky Jericho
Jarrad Adam Kate Mark H. Aimee Ben Luke Jericho
Odette Kent Kent Samantha Mark W. Sarah Michelle A.K. Sarah
Ben Kent Joan Samantha Mark W. Michelle
A.K. Adam Kate Tessa Aimee Tara
Kent Joan None Samantha Mark W. Sarah Michelle
Jacqui Joan Joan Samantha Mark W. Sarah
Mark W. Joan Joan Michelle Jacqui
Samantha Joan Joan Michelle
Aimee Adam Tessa Tessa A.K.
Mark H. Anneliese Kate Tessa
Kate A.K. Tara
Adam Anneliese
Joan Kent None
Notes:

^1 Tribal Council resulted in a tie. Per the rules, a second vote was held where the castaways involved in the tie would not vote and the remaining castaways could only vote for those involved in the tie.
^2 A.K. played a Hidden Immunity Idol on Jarrad, negating all votes against him.
^3 Tessa played a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating all votes against her.
^4 Anneliese played a Hidden Immunity Idol, however Ziggy played the super idol, which has the power to negate another idol, therefore nullifying Anneliese's idol.
^5 Ziggy played a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating all votes against her.
^6 Per the rules of Australian Survivor, a fire-making challenge is held in case of a deadlock tie in the final four Tribal Council.
^7 Michelle lost the fire-making challenge, eliminating her from the game.
^8 Peter and Tara did not vote as they could only vote for each other. By virtue of winning the Final Immunity Challenge, only Jericho voted.
^9 For winning the Day 50 reward challenge, Jericho earned the power to eliminate one of the jurors. He chose Tessa.

Reception

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Trivia

  • This is the first season to consist of two starting tribes with 12 people on each tribe.
  • This is the first Australian Survivor season to include castaways with the same name: Mark Herlaar and Mark Wales.
    • Coincidentally, both were the third person voted out of their tribe.
  • This is the first Australian Survivor season to have someone mutiny.
  • This is the first Australian Survivor season to include the Juror Removal twist.
  • This is the first Australian Survivor season to have a live finale and reunion.
  • This is the first Australian Survivor season to use the fire making tiebreaker.
  • This is the first Australian Survivor season to feature the Car Curse.

References

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