RECAP | Shock Tribe Swap On Australian Survivor
On Sunday's episode of Australian Survivor, host Jonathan LaPaglia surprised Samatau at Tribal Council with a double fake elimination and two contestants were sent to Exile Beach ahead of joining Asaga.
The episode opened with the Asaga tribe returning from a ruthless Tribal Council where former SAS Troop Commander Mark called out Henry and Jacqui as the new power couple and warned the tribe of their power, but his efforts to save himself fell short and the tribe sent home their muscle.
Upset with the shortsightedness of the tribe sending home its key firestarter and challenge performer, Jericho decided to make Asaga pay for their decision by dousing the fire while everyone slept.
At Samatau, Locky and Ziggy got frustrated with the laziness of their fellow camp mates, in particular, A.K. With Ziggy detesting laziness, it was exactly what Locky needed to convince her to swap alliances.
At the immunity challenge, each tribe was divided into three pairs to solve and open three large gates. Samatau took an early lead but Ziggy and Peter struggled at the final gate, allowing Asaga to make up for lost time and inch ahead to win immunity.
Back at Samatau, Tara vowed not to give up. Still determined to convert Ziggy, Tara and Locky tried one last time to turn her loyalty. But Anneliese, who originally aligned herself with Locky and Ziggy, was determined to put herself above Tara in A.K.’s eye, and agreed to work as a double agent.
As Samatau walked into Tribal Council, both sides were confident of their alliance and their decision on who was going home tonight. As Jonathan read out the votes, it was clear there were three names on the chopping block: A.K., Locky and Tara. It was a tie between A.K. and Tara and the tribe were asked to revote. Jonathan read out the votes and Tara was eliminated.
However, Jonathan surprised the tribe with the news that a second person is to be eliminated. The tribe were then asked to vote immediately. Without time to collude with their alliance, Ziggy yelled out “Anneliese” as she voted, a clear message to her alliance to follow her lead. Anneliese became the second person to be eliminated.
But as both Tara and Anneliese prepared to have their torch snuffed, Jonathan unexpectedly told them they were off to Exile Beach and would join Asaga the following day, a turn of events that left the existing tribe mates as stunned as the eliminated contestants.