Malcolm and Denise return to camp with treemail, and discover that they're doing the March of Fallen Comrades. Sigh. So boring. Remember the season that they didn't show this? Sure, let the contestants do this because it gives them something to do and lets the reflect, but we don't need to see it. I usually fast forward through it. In the interest of actually recapping the show, I will give you one sentence to summarize how they remember each person.
Zane: quit smoking, went crazy, went home. Roxy: religious and a fighter. Angie: Malcolm's sleeping buddy. Russell: leader, returnee, loser. Dana: medevac. Dawson: quirky, entertaining. Katie: potty mouth, likable. RC: Skupin's first alliance, became a threat. Jeff Kent: good player, wanted returning players gone. Artis: loyal to Tandang to a fault. Pete: loyal to Abi, it was his downfall. Penner: strategic mastermind, great speaker, no one wanted to take him to finals. Carter: nice young man. Abi: firecracker, tumultuous, hung on way longer than anyone thought she would.
Then they light all the eliminated people on fire. Or just their torches. It would have been more interesting if they had lit the people on fire, probably.
They report for the final Immunity Challenge. Probst takes the necklace from Malcolm, who is loath of give it up. For the challenge, each person has a cylinder that has been cut into several pieces. Each person has to balance a silver ball on the center piece. At time intervals, they will add pieces to the outside, making the cylinder longer and thus more difficult to balance. Malcolm reads his advantage out loud: he gets a second chance, so if he drops his ball, he gets to put it back on and keep going. That... doesn't seem like a huge advantage. I mean, it's hardly the same as Abi getting to jump to the third stage of the obstacle course or whatever. I think a bigger advantage would be getting to stay at the shortest length when everyone else has to move up or something.
The final four pick up their handles and start balancing. There's a little indentation in the center of the cylinder for the ball to rest in; I was glad they showed that because I was quite confused about how the ball stayed on the cylinder at all. Everyone makes it through the first round. In the second round, Malcolm gets a bad case of the yips and drops his ball. Everyone gets to take a break while he resets, and then they resume.