Australian Survivor

Again with the fucking nonsense twists. If they keep the game pure we would still have all the strategy and intrigue instead of this cheap twist for the sake of it.

This is one twist the show doesn’t really need.

A Tribal Council Twist, And The Final Jury Is In Our Midst.

Shonee Bowtell Eliminated From The Jury In Australian Survivor: Heroes V Villains.

We were at our final four with George, Matt, Gerry and Liz, after George’s swing vote sent Nina to the Jury. However, all was not well between long-time allies Liz and George, after George crossed Liz for the second time. But with the title of Sole Survivor in mind, they made amends, and George was then playing both sides with the trio alliance of him, Gerry and Matt, and also with his apparent bestie, Liz.

At the Challenge, they discovered that Immunity was not up for grabs. Instead, they would be playing for an extra vote at Tribal Council. Matt took out the win, but then… cue the twist! Host Jonathan LaPaglia revealed that they would not be voting out anyone from the tribe tonight, and instead they would be voting for a member of the Jury to go home. With this, he revealed that there would be a final three pitching to the Jury.

Back at camp, the tribe heavily considered their options. Nina and Simon’s name were floating around, with George and Liz trying to convince the group to vote for Simon. Matt was very much aware he just needed one more vote with his double vote to take someone out, and his eyes were on Shonee. He also contemplated taking George out tomorrow. Gerry was left to make the impossible decision of either going with George and voting for Simon, or vote for Shonee and staying true to Matt.

At Tribal Council, the Jury discovered the news. The tribe discussed the stakes and Gerry revealed that there was still a decision to be made. George checked in with him that he was still voting for Simon, and Gerry told him that he was concerned about the girls voting for Liz at the final Tribal Council. George claimed that Liz would not be in the final Tribal Council, and he was voting for Simon.

Matt used his two votes to vote for Shonee, and Gerry voted for her too. Liz stuck to the Simon vote and when it came time for George to vote, he did not hesitate to spell out Shonee’s name. Shonee was voted off the Jury and a shocked Liz suspected George, asking him and getting no answer.

With the endgame near, the final four know how critical their gameplay is. It all ends tomorrow night.

Hated that twist. Could have been such an exciting episode with a high stakes challenge. The whole thing was flat filler ep.

This close to the end, who cares if George goes. He had kept viewers engaged the whole season. A George-less finale would actually be a really interesting fight.

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Just no interest in who wins at all now - least invested I think I’ve ever been in the outcome of a show I’ve watched.

That twist just put a real dampener on the end game - twists are meant to create interest but virtually everyone this season has been at the expense of more interesting regular game play. And one of the unwritten rules of reality TV is you don’t mess with things at the business end of the series.

Also think a three person final tribal council is always less interesting than a two person tribal - and given there is only seven left on the jury now it feels like this twist wasn’t planned when they started the jury phase of the show.

Twists are meant to make the show more exciting, not less exciting. With only 4 people left is it really the time to be dragging the process out? Shonee was also one of the more popular players amongst fans so I’m sure that many people are quite sour by her exit from the jury, a spot that she rightfully deserved. No doubt they producers would pull anything to ensure that George was there in the finale.

The jury member vote off was actually twist that US Survivor tried once many years ago (Season 32: Kao Rong). The difference was that it was a reward challenge win - so one contestant won a reward to vote off a jury member. However it received such a big backlash that they never even considered doing it again. Now the only reason for someone that has made the jury to not be a part of it is if they quit or are expelled from the game.

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Project has the final 4 on the show tonight. I know they want viewers and anticipation for the show but seeing them all in studio kind of takes away the essence of the finale imo. leave that for the reunion if they even have one this year?

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My predication is that anyone but Gerry can win tonight :grin:

The winner will appear on The Project tomorrow (Tuesday).

Also, Jonathan confirmed three endings were filmed at the tribal council in Samoa. Then he got COVID after filming ended but he’s recovered.

See I don’t really believe that cause if the show is sitting on the shelves for months you know the jury know who they voted for and would have told each other and work it out who really won.


Honestly who writes George’s speeches? It’s got to be the producers

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They were already open, casting notice has been up for a week or two.

Another unanimous vote to decide the winner.

Yesterdays ‘twist’ totally unnecessary but still overall a pretty epic season from ten. Such a classic show and done so well for Oz TV! Now if only they can inject a bit of that showmanship into the traitors and they may have another winner!

A Villain Has Pole Vaulted To The Crown.

Liz Parnov Is The Sole Survivor Of Australian Survivor: Heroes V Villains.

In 2023, we went back to where it all began, Samoa. And this beautiful setting was the backdrop for some of the most intense challenges, gameplay, and strategic thinking that we have ever seen on Australian Survivor. And it all came down to four.

George, Liz, Gerry and Matt – two villains and two heroes entered the final, most brutal challenge of the season. But before they could get to it, they were surprised by their favourite people from home, which made for a big tear-jerking reunion. With the most moral support they have had in their time in the game, they got to the Immunity Challenge which consisted of standing on some tricky poles and having spikes pushed into their back. After a gruelling few hours, Liz took out the win and secured her spot in the final three.

Back at camp, the four then talked amongst themselves about the upcoming Tribal Council, where someone was going to be sent to the Jury. Liz spoke to her ‘wicked, wicked’ plan to kick George out. Gerry claimed he didn’t think he was worthy after the Immunity Challenge, and suggested everyone put their votes on him. There were then lots of side discussions of what to do, with suspense building for the Tribal Council.

It was time for the most important vote the four had done yet. In an explosive move that everyone seemed to be waiting for, Gerry, Matt and Liz all voted for George, sending him to the Jury. George left voting for Gerry. And we were at our final three, who went away to plan their ever-important pitches to prove why they should be the Sole Survivor.

When it came time for the final Tribal Council of the season, Gerry, Liz and Matt all pitched their hearts out. The Jury threw some hard questions at them, and the three went into detail on why their gameplay had been the worthiest, who had achieved the most influential moves, and who had been the most impressive at challenges. Some Jurors tested their answers, with Matt and Gerry being forced to explain their responses. Liz took these opportunities to make some powerful statements. The Jury was left with a $500K decision, and they were sent to vote.

In the end, after a powerful pitch to the Jury, the majority vote went to Liz. Turns out she didn’t need to rely on Shonee’s vote after all. It was then time for celebration, with everyone running into the middle of Tribal Council for our 2023 Sole Survivor, two-time Pole Vault Olympian and ultimate villain, Liz Parnov.

To hear from Liz on her win, click here.

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Was interested to learn that Liz’s auntie is Tatiana Grigorieva, the Australian pole vaulter who was a big name at the Sydney 2000 Olympics after winning a silver medal.


This is the third time in Australian Survivor history (and second season in a row) that a contestant won an unanimous jury vote to become Sole Survivor.

I enjoyed this season of Survivor (apart from the juror elimination twist in the second last episode). Hope the next season will be as good as this season.


This what I mean about 3 different endings. Whose to say they didn’t get the Jury to write down each person’s name and why they chose them then filmed 3 eps of all Lizs names or all Matts names and then the Jury properly voted which was kept a guarded secret. Funny thing was Matt the magician from past series who is friends with alot of them was posting how Liz would win list based off his Survivor gameplay knowledge.

They need to bring back Live finales

I hate that they do the 3 alternate endings. Takes away from the gravity of the big moment. Liz seemed more emotional when she won the immunity challenge than when she won the whole thing.
It doesn’t speak very highly of the crew if there is such little trust going around.