Immunity challenge time! Jeff brings in the troops. There are two big hanging net baskets, almost like giant planters. Jeff brings back Ami and Kathy. Jeff takes back the immunity idol from Amanda, and naturally, they exchange lame jokes about it. So the way this challenge works is that you choose two men and two women to hold ropes that hold up your big rope net. Then the other tribe's other members try to toss coconuts into your basket to make it heavier and heavier. When the basket gets heavy enough that your holders drop it, the other team wins. So essentially, victory is a combination of your shooters being good enough at tossing weight into the other team's basket, and your holders being able to hold your basket up as it gets heavy. Losers to tribal council. The net holders for Airai are Erik, Joel, Natalie, and Tracy. Really? Erik? Instead of Mikey? Maybe Mikey is stuffed with cotton. Or maybe Joel doesn't want Mikey to think he has holding heavy things up all under his control. For Malakal, it's Parvati, Cirie, James, and Jonathan. I'm not sure who's right, but note that the holders are standing side-by-side, each holding a rope attached to the basket, and Airai has put their guys on the outside, while Malakal has their guys on the inside.
Ready...go! The first shooters are Mikey and Ozzy, who both miss. So people shoot, and people shoot, and the first to get one in for Airai is Jason, while the first to get one in for Malakal is Yau-Man. Of course. It quickly emerges that underhand tosses are going to be more effective to get the coconuts up high enough than is trying to shoot them like a basketball. Jonathan spends the entire time both encouraging and razzing members of his own team as well as members of Airai, with my favorite moment being a friendly little "Nice shot, there, squirrelly-boy!" directed at Jason, who does have a certain rodential quality, I agree. But ultimately, I think Airai makes more shots, and it appears to be Chet that delivers the killer blow. Awesome. Malakal drops the net, and they're headed for tribal council. Understandably, the previously demoralized Airai is very happy.