With that, the contestants grab the first section of rope with their right hands. Shouldn't they be allowed to choose which hand they want to start with? It's not fair to the left-handed people if they're stuck holding the final piece of rope with their weaker right hand, or vice-versa. Anyway, the challenge begins. It's uneventful until nine minutes in, when Jaison decides to use his advantage and move his hand back up to the second knot while everyone else is on the fourth. Probst seems to disapprove of how early Jaison used his advantage, although it doesn't really matter how early you use it because that two-knot advantage lasts for the duration of the challenge, so it's really in Jaison's best interest to use it as soon as possible, I'd think. 21 minutes in, no one has let go of the log yet and it's time to move down another knot. Shambo can't take it, and lets go of her log in the most comedic way possible. It hits the tile with a glass breaking sound effect as she tumbles backwards off her podium and flails around in the grass. Li'l Russell finds her antics so hilarious that he starts laughing and lets go of his log, although he claims it was because he got a charley horse in his forearm. With that, it's time to move to the final position on the rope. This is the very end, where there is no knot, making it that much easier for the rope to slip through your fingers. Except for Jaison, who gets to stay two knots above that for the rest of the competition. I think he should have to move down every three minutes until he's at the same spot as everyone else, but whatever.
Monica is soon out, followed by John, who confidently says "go ahead boys" as if he's choosing to bow out of the competition. I think he's just trying to save face, but it makes him look like even more of an asshole that he did already in this episode. The rope slips out of Brett's hands soon after, leaving Jaison, Dave Ball, Mick, and freaking Natalie still in the contest. I am totally cheering for Natalie. Mick is out next. Go Natalie, go! "That hand better be bleeding when you let go," Probst tells the remaining contestants. No, actually, it had better not be. Because we all know what happens to people who have open wounds on this show. They get medevac'ed out and show up to the jury with their IV poles. Natalie is finally done, leaving it between Jaison and Dave Ball. Jaison has that advantage, but Dave Ball seems determined and Jaison has proven to be a quitter in past challenges. Both men's arms are shaking, but in the end the rope slips through Dave Ball's fingers and Jaison wins. Wow, there was no way Jaison would have won if he didn't have that advantage. Dave Ball should've bid on the advantage first, but he's shown himself to be utterly terrible at thinking ahead and probably didn't realize that how important immunity would be for a strong guy in the minority alliance. Jaison interviews that now that he has immunity and Dave Ball doesn't, they'll be able to vote Dave out tonight. On the way out, Shambo interviews that she has Foa Foa "at [her] disposal" to get rid of whoever she wants to go home next. And that person is Dave Ball. "He doesn't even know it," she says. Well, I think he has a feeling. That's why he tried so hard to win immunity.