I was rooting for Malcolm, but I had a feeling he was toast as soon as they revealed what the final immunity challenge would be. I just didn't expect him to be the first one out even with that second chance. I'm glad Denise won; I think of the final three she was the most deserving. I fully expected Lisa to come in third place, and I was a little surprised that she beat out Malcolm for Player of the Season.
I'm not surprised that Malcolm will be back next season for Fans vs. Favorites, though. He seemed to be by far this season's breakout "character," and to be honest, seeing that list of other players coming back, I think he'll have a good chance of going deep into the game again. Unless these new fans are better at Survivor than the last batch was, of course.