While we’re nothing short of obsessed with Hunted Australia so far, fans (including us) have ended up with a sh*t ton of questions after every episode.
So Dramatic! has previously broken down the weird rules of Hunted Australia after many fans started questioning both the hunters’ and the fugitives’ bizarre choices.
But with two teams down in the first week, fans have started to wonder whether anybody on Hunted Australia will even last the 21 days and what we could expect from future episodes.
Why Don’t The Fugitives All Split Up If Both Team Members Can Be Captured Individually?
Over the first two episodes, Hunted Australia, fans watched as the #Swifty50 team – Angie and Michelle “Fox” Collins – were separated by the ground hunters.
Fans immediately started questioning why all of the fugitives wouldn’t just split up, giving themselves twice the chance to win a share of the $100,000 prize money.
It was likely for entertainment purposes. Can’t be overly fun to watch someone sit there quietly by themselves.
Nonetheless, we’d love to get our hands on the fugitives’ contracts, as there seem to be a lot of unspoken rules that they need to abide by.
Fans have already pointed out that the fugitives can’t seem to ditch the (glaringly obvious) camera crew, and theories are already emerging as to why so many of their contacts are readily giving out info on their whereabouts.
What Did The Hunted Australia Teams Do To Become Fugitives?
Hunted Australia fans questioned whether the fugitives have any back story for being on the run.
“Do they get cover stories? Might be a bit more invested if we knew why they were running Vs random teams fake avoiding capture – seems super contrived,” one fan asked on So Dramatic’s Facebook group Communi-tea.
While we’ve heard some of the contestants’ reasons for being on Hunted Australia, it doesn’t appear as though their fugitive personas were given any history.
Need someone to write a fan fiction backstory on Angie, Michelle and Jacqui’s life of crime ASAP!
Why Are The Hunters Wearing The Same Clothing In Every Episode of Hunted Australia?
Viewers pointed out that the in-house Hunted Australia experts wore the same clothes on multiple episodes, which were supposed to span several days.
Oh, sweet summer child! Let us introduce you to the wonderful world of franken-editing.
Reality television is notorious for chopping up footage from different days to change the “plot” or create more drama in the show.
If they’re always wearing the same clothes, its never too obvious when we’re possibly watching day-20 footage on day-three.
Why Do The “Found at Random” Getaway Cars on Hunted Australia Have Perspex Safety Glass?
Hunted Australia fans were quick to point out that the getaway cars have Perspex screens in them.
Why Is There SO MUCH Tea on Hunted Australia?
There has been a bizarre amount of tea on Hunted Australia for just three episodes. And no, we’re not talking about drama.
Multiple fugitives have stopped for tea breaks, popped into local pubs and restaurants or had a quick shop at a brick-and-mortar clothing store. Aren’t you guys mean to be on the run?
One fan asked on Facebook: “Lots of cups of tea are being consumed on this show. Is Tetley a sponsor?”
Fans were initially enamoured by Angie and Michelle going full mum-mode and stopping for a cup of tea after their first day.
But since then, Jessica Johnson was up for a cuppa on July 19’s episode and Courtney Jones and Derek Nannup’s friend Sienna asked if they wanted a tea when they arrived.
Meanwhile, Jacob Rozario and Robert Harneiss headed to a local cafe and posted a selfie after picking up oat lattes.
Stathi Vamvoilidis and Matthew Bergin got a friend to stop at the Vanilla Slice Cafe in order to throw the hunters off their trail.
Nicholas Pembroke and Lavinia White stopped for a pint at a local pub, while Derek and Courtney spent a good portion of their airtime talking about nonprofit fashion label Clothing the Gap.
Brittany Fleet and Karen Harding even chilled on the beach for a while, building a sandcastle.
“They’re not very good at their jobs, are they?” Karen asked while enjoying the impromptu holiday. True tho.
Is Hunted Australia a Victorian Tourism Marketing Tool?
Some fans have started to speculate that Hunted Australia was created as a tourism marketing tool, and honestly, the theory totally checks out.
On the 10Play website, Visit Victoria is listed as a partner for Hunted Australia. So that’s why nobody is allowed to leave the state (still not sure about the tea though).
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