When Malcolm returns to Tandang's camp, he can't believe how much nicer it is than Matsing's camp. He interviews that he didn't realize how down he was until he was out of the situation and he feels like he's "got [his] swag back," but now he needs to find a crack in Tandang, because it would be really easy to get rid of the new guy first. Everyone on Tandang acts really happy to have Malcolm on board, and Lisa interviews that Malcolm brings a really positive energy to their camp. It doesn't hurt that he's good-looking, smart and easygoing.
As Malcolm and Pete high-five because they are both 24 (I don't know), RC interviews that she thinks she would've fared better with Denise instead of Malcolm, because Malcolm and Pete are already bonding. RC goes for a solo swim and she voiceovers that she was bullied in school, but this is different because there's no one to talk to about how she's feeling. However, she resolves to keep fighting and flirt with Malcolm to further her own game. Malcolm starts a fire and RC gives him a big hug and smile.
Pete interviews that he is psyched to have Malcolm join them because it's another strong guy and it makes Pete less nervous about getting rid of Skupin, since they'd be losing a strong guy there. Pete corners Malcolm in the jungle (if a jungle can have corners) and gives him the lowdown. Pete thinks Skupin and RC are useless and annoying and reveals that they have the Idol. Malcolm wisely doesn't reveal anything about his own Idol. I think everyone on Tandang has a little crush on Malcolm and Malcolm agrees as he interviews that he's like the stud football player from the rival school, with everyone pulling him aside and telling him to be in their alliance and not to bother with the other losers. Malcolm grins and says he can't lie: he's enjoying it. I don't know how long Malcolm's luck will last; they have to see him as a threat eventually. But it doesn't suck to see him have some good luck after his miserable beginnings.
Denise and the rest of Kalabaw return to camp. Denise interviews that she's just going to try to settle in and make it through one Tribal Council at a time. Katie interviews that her alliance consists of Dana and Dawson, so they need to add Denise to have the necessary votes to control who gets eliminated next, since they're going up against Penner, Jeff Kent and Carter. Katie's whole strategy is to appeal to the fact that Denise is female. I guess there are worse reasons.