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Survivor: The Australian Outback was Survivor season 2, and aired on CBS in the spring of 2001, following the success of Survivor: Borneo.

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.

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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.

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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.”

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