A breathtakingly dumb choice, a supermodel cameo and one of many funniest moments this season — Tuesday’s episode of Australian Survivor was jam-packed.
WAS THIS THE STUPIDEST SURVIVOR DECISION EVER?
A reward problem win noticed the Champions tribe hand a shocking benefit to arguably this season’s most harmful participant, male mannequin David Genat.
Genat’s tribe had simply gained a reward problem, which means every member had a chance to go to a personal “open-air cinema” to take pleasure in snacks and a video message from dwelling.
Having made a number of enemies within the recreation and having performed his solely immunity idol on the final tribal council, Genat knew he’d be going dwelling quickly with out some kind of miracle.
It got here earlier than he might’ve imagined: Deciding the order wherein members might go to the open air cinema and watch their messages, the tribe agreed that these with younger kids ought to go first — with Genat, a dad of three, first in line.
He might scarcely consider his luck.
“At a reward like this, after they’re letting folks go one after the other to expertise one thing by themselves, there may be 100 per cent going to be an idol or an idol clue in that neighborhood,” he confided in a to-camera interview. He was proper: The very same factor had occurred final season.
Viewers couldn’t consider Genat was being handed a game-saving benefit fairly so simply by his apparently unwitting tribemates:
“After choosing that order, it dawns on me that there’s in all probability going to be a clue hidden within the open-air cinema,” tribemate Daisy mentioned with a heavy sigh because it lastly dawned on her.
As soon as alone within the cinema, Genat largely ignored the video message from his household as he spilt litres of popcorn onto the bottom, rapidly discovering a valuable immunity idol hidden inside.
Returning to his tribemates, Genat delivered an Oscar-worthy efficiency to make sure they believed he’d executed nothing however sit and watch his heartfelt message from dwelling. “How can a person be so unhappy if he’s discovered an idol?” Genat reasoned as we watched him faux-sob.
“It was superior to see Dave and the way it touched him … like, it actually provides you a human facet of those folks that you simply’re taking part in towards,” tribemate Johnny mentioned.
David had a unique take: “They’re soooo dumb! I’m simply too GOOD at this recreation,” he cackled.
MEGAN’S MOVING MESSAGE
Supermodel Megan Gale made a shock look within the episode, delivering a heartfelt message to her accomplice Shaun Hampson.
“Howdy, pal. How are you?” she started.
“The children miss you a lot, and I miss you a lot. I knew that I’d, however I feel I underestimated simply how a lot I’d miss you … That is my third take at doing this as a result of I simply maintain sobbing, so I’m going to attempt to get via this with out crying,” she mentioned as tears welled in Hampson’s eyes whereas he watched.
“I really like you, I miss you, I can’t wait to see you once more. Go for it, child!”
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Hampson mentioned listening to from his accomplice after greater than three weeks aside had reinvigorated him: “Seeing Megsy on display screen, it was like … rooster soup for the soul. It give me every part I wanted for the remainder of the sport.”
The favored participant, nicknamed “Horse” by his tribemates, advised information.com.au this week that he’d been cautious to confess to the opposite contestants that his partmer is one in every of Australia’s most well-known fashions.
“I simply kind of left it. I didn’t wish to stroll in and go ‘Hey guys, my accomplice’s Megan Gale!’ That felt unusual,” he mentioned.
KING OF THE JUNGLE GETS HUNGRY
Genat’s closest ally within the recreation, returning participant Luke Toki, offered the episode’s funniest second throughout his flip within the open-air cinema.
Toki tried his finest to manically juggle scoffing down as a lot meals as he might whereas additionally intently listening to the emotional message from his household again dwelling. He nearly managed to do each:
Australian Survivor airs 7:30pm Sundays to Tuesdays on Ten.