A Pressing Question: When is the Australian Survivor: Blood Vs Water Finale

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It’s been a long season of blindsides and betrayals on Australian Survivor: Blood Vs Water, but soon enough, it’ll be time to crown this year’s Sole Survivor.

The season kicked off with a bang, with two-time Survivor winner Sandra Diaz-Twine joining the cast alongside her daughter, Nina Twine.

When we spoke to Sandra before the season premiered, we asked her if she’d spoken to Russell Hantz about his time on Australian Survivor: Champions Vs Contenders back in 2018, where he quickly became the first eliminated Champion.

“No,” she said. “Russell is one of my true enemies in life. We do not talk. He’s always coming after me for various things. Just recently I was telling someone, I was like, ‘if Russell didn’t already hate me and Australian Survivor enough, he’s gonna hate this!’ He is gonna hate that I’m out there!”

Compared to her time playing US Survivor, Sandra said that her Aussie tribe mates were “really, really nice!” — so much so that it forced her to change her strategy.

“Coming out there, everyone is so nice, but then they know who I am, and I’m like, ‘oh my God, how do I make them forget who I am!’” she laughed. “So for me, it was more of an under-the-radar kind of game.”

Unfortunately, Sandra was unable to shake her Day 16 curse, and for the third season in a row was eliminated on Day 16.

For awhile, it seemed like daughter Nina — who’d been part of the vote to eliminate her mother Sandra — was going to be the frontrunner in the race to the title of Sole Survivor, until a twist of fate saw her fracture her ankle in a challenge.

Then, we had a series of blindsides on big players like Khanh Ong, Mick “Croc” Crocker and Jesse Hansen, as the Big 6 alliance of Sam Gash, Mark Wales, Josh Millgate, Jordan Schmidt, Chrissy Zaremba and “Juicy” Dave Goodchild picked off the minority alliance one by one.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Survivor if there wasn’t a twist, and soon enough, three of the eliminated contestants — Jordie Hansen, Shay Lajoie and KJ Austin — were all able to return to the game.

THEN, KJ won a bid at the Survivor auction which allowed her to remove three players from Tribal Council that night, and by removing Mark, Josh and Chrissy, was able to convince Dave to flip on his alliance and vote out Jordan.

Now, it’s a free-for-all, and the game is well and truly on.

All of this begs the question: when are we going to crown a winner?!

The Australian Survivor: Blood Vs Water finale will air on Monday, April 11th, at 7.30pm.

Until then, Australian Survivor airs at 7.30pm, Sundays and Mondays, only on 10 and 10 Play on Demand.

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