This collection of my Survivor: The Australian Outback recaps explores the strategy, challenges, and events of CBS’s Survivor season two, which introduced us to Tina Wesson, Colby Donaldson, Jerri Manthey, Elisabeth Filarski, Amber Brkich, Mike Skupin, Rodger Bingham, Alicia Calaway, Kimmi Kappenberg, and other members of the Ogakor and Kucha tribes.
Survivor: The Australian Outback was Survivor season 2, and aired on CBS in the spring of 2001, following the success of Survivor: Borneo.
The finale of Survivor: The Australian Outback starts with Tina, Colby, and Keith competing in one final challenge, and doing a lot of reflecting, which precedes a lot of other padding. Still, it’s a great conclusion to a strong second season of Survivor.
In Survivor: The Australian Outback episode 14, the season’s penultimate episode, the final four compete in the first Survivor reward challenge to offer a car—and a curse—to its winner.
While the Survivor: The Australian Outback’s final five don’t get an actual visit from their loved ones, their loved ones do compete in the reward challenge. Also in episode 13, Colby is driven to insanity by Keith, and explains his strategy to us.
A flood took out Barramundi’s camp and swept away their rice while Colby Donaldson chowed down on his latest reward: that’s the real-life drama that consumed Survivor: The Australian Outback, episode 12.
After Survivor’s first-ever auction, which made me miss the Survivor auction even more, Jeff Probst showed up to camp to trade shelter for food on Survivor: The Australian Outback’s 11th episode, “Let’s Make a Deal.”
Jerri Manthey and Colby Donaldson won a reward that sent them to the Great Barrier Reef, which led to Colby breaking the law while making a strategic move on Survivor: The Australian Outback episode 10, “Honeymoon or Not.”