Time for the first challenge! Both tribes report for duty. Probst explains the challenge, which is basically an obstacle course in stages. They have to jump from a platform onto a rope net, one-by-one. Then cross a balance beam and a rope bridge, and finally raise a team flag. The winners get immunity and fire, the losers go to Tribal Council and vote someone out.
Before they start, Probst reminds everyone that it's a high fall, so be sure to keep their arms in and land on their backs. This is important later. So they start, and it involves a long fall down to the rope net, but then they also have to travel down the net quite a ways before jumping down to the ground. Once each person gets on the ground and on a mat, the next team members can jump down. Probst has to keep reminding the women to keep their hands in and land on their backs. Kourtney jumps down fourth and totally puts her hands down to catch herself. I get why; it's human instinct to put your hands down when falling. But Kourtney hurts her wrist. This will also be important later.
So the guys have everyone down from the platform while the women still have one person to go, and the men move on to the balance beam portion. The women finally get to move on as well. Technically, the women should be better at this part, since women are typically better at balancing. But the men increase their lead.
Probst notices that Kourtney is sitting down on the platform, holding her wrist, and asks if she's okay. Kourtney says that she's really dizzy and she doesn't think she can go on. And y'all, she has a visible deformity of the wrist, meaning that you can see a big bump where something poking out that shouldn't be poking out. Probst yells for everyone to freeze right where they are while he deals with this issue. So just for the record, there are four guys finished with the balance beam and one woman. In other words, the guys have a huge lead.
The medical team comes in and assesses Kourtney's injury. The medic tells Probst that when Kourtney landed on the net, she bent her hand back, and it might be broken, but it also might just be bruised and swollen. So they'll need an X-ray before they can say for sure what the problem is. Probst says that they should take her and do the X-ray, and once they have more information, they can figure out what Kourtney's game status is.
So Probst tells everyone that technically, the challenge is over and the men have won, since you have to finish the challenge with all that started and the women can no longer do that. But he gives the men the opportunity to continue the challenge anyway and let the chips fall where they may. Probst REALLY tries to stack the deck by saying that the men want to remember that early decisions may not be forgiven. Shouldn't he also offer to let the men take out one of their team members to even things up? He lets the men confer for a moment. It should be noted that Colton isn't even participating in the discussion; he stands to the side and makes puppy-dog eyes at the women. The men announce that they've decided to just take the win, which is the only correct decision. If by some miracle, the women came back and won, that would give them huge momentum and team unity. The men don't want to go to Tribal Council and they want the women to start picking one another apart. There's no upside to continuing the challenge, other than some weird machismo (which is why Probst wants them to continue). Take the win, and go relax for three days until the next challenge. Save your energy and build a good shelter.