Here's the thing about shooting baskets: it goes quickly at first because there are many balls and everyone can be shooting at once. Kalabaw already has ten balls out of twelve in their basket before Tandang even starts. And then Tandang gets six in while Kalabaw struggles to get that last stinking ball in the basket. After what feels like a million attempts, Malcolm gets the twelfth ball in the basket and his team wins reward.
The winning tribe arrives in the village and is greeted by a group of children, who are adorable. Denise introduces herself to the women of the village. Penner tells the kids, "My name is Jonathan," and they all parrot back, "Jonathan." He adds that in his country his name is "normal," and they all parrot back, "Normal." HA! That was great. Penner gets to play a piñata game and he hams it up before busting open the vessel as the kids scramble for food. Here's the difference between Penner and Malcolm; Penner is a performer and Malcolm is a communicator. Malcolm sits down with a group of tween girls and asks if they have boyfriends and then points to a group of boys sitting nearby and all of the girls giggle. It's very charming. Malcolm interviews that he was an elementary school teacher in Micronesia and this was a good reminder of how much he enjoys working with kids. Malcolm tries to demonstrate a hula hoop and everyone laughs at him. Malcolm interviews that he's reconsidering his decision to be a bartender, since he loves working with kids so much.
The four winners sit down to a delicious meal and talk strategy. Carter thinks they need Skupin and Denise thinks they can get him. She's not so sure about Lisa. Malcolm points out how horribly Skupin's been treated, but he's staying with his former tribe so he doesn't look like a traitor. Denise doesn't get that at all. Carter actually speaks clearly for the first time this season when he interviews that his group has to try to get Skupin and Lisa or else they're going to be picked off one by one.
The losing group sulks around camp. Artis is still covered in rice, like wouldn't you rinse off in the ocean first thing? Pete interviews that morale is down, but he's glad to get the chance to talk to Lisa and Skupin and cement their loyalty. He adds that he doesn't particularly like Skupin, but he needs the numbers and it makes sense to keep someone who's been sort of on his side all along over someone he can't trust.