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"Season 3, Episode 5"
Ep 5 swap
Season Australian Survivor (2016)
Episode Number 5
Episode Chronology
Previous Season 3, Episode 4
Next Season 3, Episode 6

Season 3, Episode 5 is the fifth episode of Australian Survivor (2016) which aired August 30, 2016.

This episode introduced the Tribal Council Swap wherein the two losing tribes under the assumption of a vote to eliminate is told before the votes are read that the people with the highest number of votes would move to the opposite side.

Story

Night 10

Returning from their Tribal Council where Katherine "Kat" Dumont was spared the vote over Peter Fiegehen leaving the game, Kat chose to avoid her tribe and felt let down by Phoebe Timmins and Elena "El" Rowland after their assumed alliance and sudden allegiance to Lee Carseldine and Rohan MacLaren. In a private confession, Kat states that if anyone wants her trust back that it will be tougher than they had hoped.

Days 11 - 12

On Vavau Nick woke up early to celebrate his late mothers birthday by writing her a message in the sand and reflecting on the times they would watch Survivor together and how she would say Nick would be a perfect candidate to compete. Spurred on and encouraged by his mothers words of "if you think you've worked hard, you can work harder" Nick goes on the hunt for the hidden immunity idol but came up short.

At Saanapu Kylie Evans as the outsider of the tribe and now without her closest ally Peter, she is on the chopping block. Armed with the hidden immunity idol clue, Kylie began searching and found it, now confident that she can change the outcome of Tribal Council. Felicity "Flick" Egginton grows suspicious of Kylie having the idol and talks to Matt Tarrant about the possibility of having a back-up plan and throws out Conner Bethune's name though he is less than receptive which concerns Flick. Matt parlays Flick's intention to Sam Webb throwing the power alliance into disarray.

Over on Aganoa Kat, still feeling betrayed, grouped back with the girls to ask about the night prior. El and Phoebe defended the decision to vote Kat by keeping Lee and Rohan as the strong males which Kat correctly identified herself as the weakest overall but she has yet to be put into a physical challenge.

Arriving at the Reward Challenge, Vavau honoured the deal made in the previous episode to give up all the luxury and comfort items won in past challenges to trade for flint. Jonathan LaPaglia announced Peter's quit and encouraged the castaways to keep pushing on even against seemingly impossible odds. Saanapu and Aganoa win with Vavau losing their first challenge.

Back at Saanapu, the tribe relish in their newfound luxury and introduce the hens to the tribe mascot Chester. Conner and Matt collect treemail which informs them that just one tribe will win Immunity. With the news of two tribes going to Tribal Council, Sam readjusts his thought process with who he wants to progress in the game with and armed with Flick's deception, aims to start thinking about his own game rather than the needs of the tribe.

With the new flint, Vavau successfully get fire from Barry Lea and the tribe try sea snails, Jennah-Louise Salkeld was skeptical about eating them but tried one and instantly regretted it.

At the Immunity Challenge, Aganoa claim first place sending the other tribes to Tribal Council.

On Vavau, Nick is happy that the tribe is about to be tested. Barry announces that he has no intention to join any alliances or be swayed by others and will instead draw a name out of a hat. Nick and Craig I'Anson talk about the vote with Craig bringing up Tegan Haining's name which Nick agrees with as he believes Craig is scared that he and Tegan have the idol and instead focuses his attention to Barry by approaching Andrew Torrens about voting him off. Andrew calls Nick an "overplayer", Sue Clarke struggles with her loyalty to Nick as she believes he is playing the game too hard and begins to distance herself from any one on one conversations with him. Sue asks Nick if he is voting Tegan which he denies whilst Kate thinks that Nick is valuable and somebody she can see herself staying with until the endgame and couldn't picture herself voting him. With an assumed plan in place, Nick severs his deal with Craig and Jennah. Jennah and Craig notice Nick's change in attitude and decide to take him out instead.

At Saanapu

Day 12 Tribe Roster

Aganoafont Saanapufont Vavaufont
S3 el
El
S3 kat
Kat
S3 kristie
Kristie
S3 brooke
Brooke
S3 flick
Flick
S3 matt
Matt
S3 andrew
Andrew
S3 barry
Barry
S3 conner
Conner
S3 craig
Craig
S3 lee
Lee
S3 phoebe
Phoebe
S3 rohan
Rohan
S3 kylie
Kylie
S3 nick
Nick
S3 tegan
Tegan
S3 jennah-louise
Jennah
S3 kate
Kate
S3 sam
Sam
S3 sue
Sue

Challenges

Reward

Challenge: Build It Up, Break It Down
Tribes will have ten minutes to gather as many building materials as possible and use them to barricade the rival tribes tunnel. The first two tribes to get all their members and a chicken coop through their tunnel wins.
Winners: Saanapu (Chicken Coop with two egg laying Hens and all of Vavau's traded items) and Aganoa (Chicken Coop)

Immunity Challenge
Finish Competitors Sit Outs
Builders
1st Tribe Saanapu S3 brooke S3 conner S3 flick S3 kylie S3 matt S3 sam
Brooke, Conner, Flick, Kylie, Matt & Sam
Attacking Aganoa
2nd Tribe Aganoa S3 el S3 kat S3 kristie S3 lee S3 phoebe S3 rohan
El, Kat, Kristie, Lee, Phoebe & Rohan
Attacking Vavau
3rd Tribe Vavau S3 andrew S3 barry S3 craig S3 kate S3 sue S3 tegan
Andrew, Barry, Craig, Kate, Sue & Tegan
S3 jennah-louise S3 nick
Jennah & Nick
Attacking Saanapu


Immunity

Challenge: Nutslinger
Four members from each tribe will maneuvre a cart across a maze, a balance beam and speed bumps. After each stage the cart will collect coconuts, once all three stages are complete, the two remaining tribe members will use a slingshot to knock down their respective targets. First tribe to knock down all their targets wins.
Winner: Aganoa

Immunity Challenge
Finish Competitors Sit Outs
Cart Slingshot
Immunity Aganoa S3 el S3 kat S3 kristie S3 rohan
El, Kat, Kristie & Rohan
S3 lee S3 phoebe
Lee & Phoebe
Loss Saanapu S3 brooke S3 conner S3 flick S3 kylie
Brooke, Conner, Flick & Kylie
S3 matt S3 sam
Matt & Sam
Vavau S3 barry S3 craig S3 jennah-louise S3 nick
Barry, Craig, Jennah & Nick
S3 kate S3 tegan
Kate & Tegan
S3 andrew S3 sue
Andrew & Sue

Tribal Council

Vavau

Tribal Council 4A:
Vavaufont
Voted
Against
Voter
S3 nick
Nick (5 votes)
S3 andrew S3 barry
S3 craig S3 jennah-louise S3 sue
Andrew, Barry, Craig, Jennah & Sue
S3 barry
Barry (3 votes)
S3 kate S3 nick S3 tegan
Kate, Nick & Tegan
SWAPPED TO SAANAPU
S3 nick
Nick Iadanza

Voting Confessionals

Nick's Decision

SWAPPED TO SAANAPU
S3 tegan
Tegan Haining

Saanapu

Tribal Council 4B:
Saanapufont
First Vote (Tie) Second Vote (Deadlock) Unanimous Decision
(Conner & Flick unable to vote)
Voted
Against
Voter Voted
Against
Voter Voted
Against
Voter
S3 conner
Conner (3 votes)
S3 brooke S3 flick S3 matt
Brooke, Flick & Matt
S3 conner
Conner (2 votes)
S3 brooke S3 kylie
Brooke & Kylie
S3 conner
Conner (4 votes)
S3 brooke S3 kylie
S3 matt S3 sam
Brooke, Kyle, Matt & Sam
S3 flick
Flick (3 votes)
S3 conner S3 kylie S3 sam
Conner, Kylie & Sam
S3 flick
Flick (2 votes)
S3 matt S3 sam
Matt & Sam
S3 flick
Flick (0 votes)
SWAPPED TO VAVAU
S3 conner
Conner Bethune

Voting Confessionals

Conner's Decision

SWAPPED TO VAVAU
S3 sam
Sam Webb

Still in the Running

Aganoafont Saanapufont Vavaufont
S3 des
Des
S3 el
El
S3 evan
Evan
S3 kat
Kat
S3 bianca
Bianca
S3 brooke
Brooke
S3 conner
Conner
S3 flick
Flick
S3 andrew
Andrew
S3 barry
Barry
S3 craig
Craig
S3 jennah-louise
Jennah
S3 kristie
Kristie
S3 lee
Lee
S3 phoebe
Phoebe
S3 rohan
Rohan
S3 kylie
Kylie
S3 matt
Matt
S3 peter
Peter
S3 sam
Sam
S3 kate
Kate
S3 nick
Nick
S3 sue
Sue
S3 tegan
Tegan

Gallery

All images are taken directly from Network Ten and their affiliates

Trivia

  • Kylie becomes the first female in the Australian franchise to possess the hidden immunity idol.
  • Aganoa is the only tribe thus far in the three-tribe stage to win tribal immunity and send the two other tribes to Tribal Council.
  • This is the first time in the Australian franchise where an elimination hasn't taken place.
  • The deadlock vote for Saanapu is the earliest known deadlock in the Australian franchise.
  • When the buffs were thrown into the fire at Tribal Council, it is reminiscent of when a player is eliminated from Redemption Island in the US franchise where the eliminated person throws their buff into a fire pit.

References