The prayer circle jokes that they don't know what Jesus would look like on Survivor, and Skupin cracks that he'd probably look like Malcolm. I think Malcolm would have to spend a lot more time in the sun to look like Middle Eastern Jew, but what do I know? Lisa interviews that she doesn't think God picks sides, but He has a plan and they just have to trust in it. The loved ones prepare to leave and give up various clothing items for the Survivors to wear.
Immunity Challenge. Probst welcomes everyone and explains the task: walk across a bamboo bridge over water to a platform and then use a grappling hook to fish out three bags. Swim to shore with the bags and use a rope and the sticks inside the bag to fashion a pole. Use the pole to poke a target and drop a flag. First one to drop a flag wins immunity. We've seen similar challenges before, as far as the "tying together rope and sticks to make a pole" business. It's all very "the Bradys try to escape from the jail cell in a ghost town on the way to the Grand Canyon."
They take off and everyone gets to the platform except for Denise, who struggles on the bridge. Carter is the first to get all three bags, and then Skupin and Lisa swim for shore. Malcolm is not far behind and Denise is right behind him. Abi finally gets her third bag, but she takes her own sweet time getting her bag settled before getting into the water. Probst starts yelling at her, wondering what she's doing. I'm wondering the same thing. Is she doing this to try to sell the idea that she has an Idol and thus is not worried? Or is she really just this bad at challenges?
Everyone finally gets to the phase of creating a long stick and trying to poke a target. Lisa tries first and fails. Carter and Skupin both fail, although Carter is really close. Malcolm makes his first attempt and it's long enough but he can't quite hit the target. Carter is also making an attempt, but the very end of his stick is flopping around. Malcolm finally gets his stick straight and pokes the target, dropping a flag and winning immunity. That's Malcolm's first individual immunity win. I don't know if he wasn't trying before or if others were trying harder. Lisa interviews that she's really bummed because she was really ready to blindside Malcolm and now she can't.
After the challenge, Malcolm relaxes. He interviews that he hasn't been able to relax like this -- physically and mentally -- in a long time. He doesn't have to worry about people wandering off in pairs and whispering in the jungle. He's safe tonight and because of his HII, he's safe next time too. So he's automatically in the final four. He giggles with glee at his situation, but it comes off as charming and not gloating. It's like he can't even believe it himself and all of his hard work is finally paying off.