And we're still watching Espada's reward. They sit at a big table and the farmer presents them with some fresh homemade cheese. They all coo over this, but, like that fresh milk, I'd be concerned that it would give me some horrible parasite death bug like I saw on an episode of House when a guy ate non-pasteurized cheese and his heart exploded. But these people are starving, so all they care about is eating. Holly starts getting emotional about everything, saying that their new tribe is starting to feel like a real family now that they've shared a meal like this. Alina begins to cry with Holly. NaOnka also feels an emotion, but it's anger. She shakes her head angrily and interviews that Alina is "grimy." Well, I think it's pretty safe to say that they're all grimy. And that NaOnka meant to say "slimy," since she follows that up with calling Alina sneaky and says she thinks Alina was just putting on an act to make her tribe feel sorry for her and not want to vote her out or whatever. NaOnka says that she's just as capable of pretending, as she is pretending to be Alina's friend until she votes her out. I love how when NaOnka cries in the shelter, it's 100% legitimate and the worst day of her life and everyone has to run up to comfort her and beg her not to quit, but when Alina gets tearful over eating real food for the first time in almost three weeks, it's an act.
Day 18 arrives, and so does the immunity challenge. Probst takes back the silly necklaces in favor of the return of the immunity gnome and explains the challenge: two tribe members from each team will stand on top of a tall platform with a long chute attached. At the bottom of the platform, the rest of the contestants pull on rope to control chute's aim. The two at the top will then roll balls down the chute to try to break a bunch of tiles. The first tribe to break all five tiles wins immunity. La Flor chooses to sit Sash out, which causes a long, awkward pause for some reason. I mean, it's not like Sash has any particular ability in the area of aiming a ball down a long chute and so sitting him out would be foolish. This challenge is something that pretty much anyone except Dan can do.
Anyway, Ben and Alina and Brenda and the other Kelly take their spots on the top of the platforms and we begin. Espada gets their chute lined up first, and Ben releases the first ball. He misses, while La Flor's roll connects and gives them the early lead. Ben tries to come back by giving NaOnka instructions on where to aim the chute, telling her to "CHEEEEP! Boom," while the other Kelly contributes to her tribe by saying the chute looks "super good." In the end, Espada's roll breaks a tile while La Flor's misses by quite a bit. Now there's dissension in the ranks at La Flor, as Jud and Jill disagree with Brenda's latest chute placement. She agrees to let them position it however they wish. Espada's next roll breaks another tile; La Flor's misses. Brenda takes this opportunity to tell everyone that she knew that wouldn't work and they should listen to her next time. The other Kelly repeats everything Brenda says. While Ben and Alina talk about big balls and Ben accidentally smacks one of them into Alina's face, Brenda tells her tribe that six to eight inches is not enough. Ben tells his tribe to "trust" that he knows where the chute should go, while Brenda and Jud argue again over chute placement. Espada gets another tile, and La Flor misses again. Ben quickly drops down a few levels and releases one of the smaller balls towards the closest tile, and the strategy pays off with a fourth broken tile. La Flor misses yet again, as they seem to be just keeping the chute in the same place and rolling the same balls from the same place and then wondering why they keep landing in the same spot.