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This is the season premiere of Australian Survivor (2017).

Story

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Challenges

Challenge: Race to Shore
Tribe members will race to grab items for their campsite on top of a barge and place on their supplies on their rafts. Once both tribes are finished gathering items, they will race to shore, where they need to grab a bag of rice hanging on an a-frame. The first tribe to grab the rice bag wins.
Reward: A bag of rice.
Additional Stipulation: The losing tribe will not be allowed to bring the items they collected back to their campsite.
Winner: Samatau

Challenge: Flint
Both tribes will send two volunteers for this challenge. Both tribes will be given an ample amount of fire-making essentials, and must make a flame high enough to burn through a rope to win.
Reward: A lit torch and flint.
Winner: Asaga

Challenge: Uprising
Ten members of the tribe will race under a next crawl to get to a platform. At the platform, two members of the runners will climb up, where they will need to untie ropes to release a net rope, which the remaining eight runners will climb up. Once all ten runners are on the platform, they can make their way down on crates, which they will use to climb up a second platform. Once all ten runners are on the second platform, they will slide down, and race to a mat. Once all ten runners are on the mat, they must construct a human pyramid to reach a handle to release two bags containing puzzle pieces. The runners will then hand off the bags to the last two castaways. The puzzle solvers must compete a tiki idol puzzle correctly to win.
Winner: Samatau

Tribal Council

Tribal Council 1:
Asaga
Voted
Against
Voter
AUS4 joan t
Joan (6 votes)
AUS4 henry tAUS4 jacqui tAUS4 kent t
AUS4 markw tAUS4 samantha tAUS4 sarah t
Henry, Jacqui, Kent, Mark W., Samantha, Sarah
AUS4 kent t
Kent (6 votes)
AUS4 ben tAUS4 jericho tAUS4 joan t
AUS4 luke tAUS4 michelle tAUS4 odette t
Ben, Jericho, Joan, Luke, Michelle, Odette
TIE:
AUS4 joan tAUS4 kent t
Joan, Kent (6 votes each)

Revote
(Joan and Kent ineligible to vote)
Voted
Against
Voter
AUS4 joan t
Joan (7 votes)
AUS4 ben tAUS4 henry tAUS4 jacqui t
AUS4 jericho tAUS4 markw tAUS4 samantha tAUS4 sarah t
Ben, Henry, Jacqui, Jericho, Mark W., Samantha, Sarah
AUS4 kent t
Kent (3 votes)
AUS4 luke tAUS4 michelle tAUS4 odette t
Luke, Michelle, Odette
VOTED OUT:
AUS4 joan bw
Joan Caballero

Voting Confessionals

Joan was shown writing Kent's name on the parchment. Sarah and Luke's confessionals were shown in the episode.

AUS4 ben t
Ben

(voting against Kent) Sorry buddy, but this is just part of the plan I'm involved in.

AUS4 joan t
Joan

(voting against Kent) It's either you or me.

AUS4 jericho t
Jericho

(voting against Kent) I think you're a good guy, except you're closer with Sam, and I can't have that.

AUS4 samantha t
Samantha

(voting against Joan) I think Kent has spent a little more time socially connecting to more people. So, that's why my vote's this way.

AUS4 markw t
Mark W.

(voting against Joan) Joan, like- you're a legend. But you- uh, let us down today in the puzzle.

AUS4 odette t
Odette

(voting against Kent) Sorry, Kent. Uh, the last conversation I had had your name on it- uh, all the way through. So- uh, it's gonna have to be you.

AUS4 henry t
Henry

(voting against Joan) Joan, sorry I didn't talk to any of my alliance enough to swing it your way tonight. But you're a hundred percent correct, they should've voted a strategic player out tonight. Maybe your yoga instructor.

AUS4 michelle t
Michelle

(voting against Kent) I'm sorry I had to do this, but you lost the challenge for us and someone has to go.

AUS4 kent t
Kent

(voting against Joan) It's either you or me, so it's gotta be you.

AUS4 sarah t
Sarah

(voting against Joan) I'm sorry I had to lie, but it's a game of Survivor, and you gotta do what you gotta do.

AUS4 jacqui t
Jacqui

(voting against Joan) For me, tonight's vote- um, has to keep the team as strong as we can. So, I'm sorry.

AUS4 luke t
Luke

(shouting to tribe) OI, HOW DO YOU SPELL 'HENRY'? (voting against Kent) Uh, yeah mate, you're obviously a really good guy. But I'm just gonna put this game on its head right at the start.

No revote confessionals aired in this episode.

Final Words

AUS4 joan bw
Joan

Being the first to go was my worst nightmare come true. Um- but, y'know, someone had to be the first, and unfortunately, it was me. I think Sole Survivor will be Sarah, she's friendly with everyone without being too obvious. If I had my chance again, I would not sleep on the second night and I would've just not done the puzzle. I would've just dug my heels in and climbed that net! I definitely think my tribe made a huge mistake. I just want to say to my tribe, y'know, "good luck, I hate that you voted me out first, um- but, y'know, it's all good". It's all good, baby baby! (laughs)


Still in the Running

 Joan
24th
AUS4 joan bw
 AK
Samatau
AUS4 ak t
 Adam
Samatau
AUS4 adam t
 Aimee
Samatau
AUS4 aimee t
 Anneliese
Samatau
AUS4 anneliese t
 Ben
Asaga
AUS4 ben t
 Henry
Asaga
AUS4 henry t
 Jacqui
Asaga
AUS4 jacqui t
 Jarrad
Samatau
AUS4 jarrad t
 Jericho
Asaga
AUS4 jericho t
 Kate
Samatau
AUS4 kate t
 Kent
Asaga
AUS4 kent t
 Locky
Samatau
AUS4 locky t
 Luke
Asaga
AUS4 luke t
 Mark H.
Samatau
AUS4 markh t
 Mark W.
Asaga
AUS4 markw t
 Michelle
Asaga
AUS4 michelle t
 Odette
Asaga
AUS4 odette t
 Peter
Samatau
AUS4 peter t
 Samantha
Asaga
AUS4 samantha t
 Sarah
Asaga
AUS4 sarah t
 Tara
Samatau
AUS4 tara t
 Tessa
Samatau
AUS4 tessa t
 Ziggy
Samatau
AUS4 ziggy t

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