It sure seemed like the judges were regretting last week's score inflation not that Drew and Stacy didn't deserve high marks, but now there's little room to mark their improvement. So in addition to handing out lower scores, Carrie Ann, Len and Bruno were downright nitpicky. I like it that way, though; how else would we know that a tango can be too Argentinean?
Jerry and Anna: The football player's "go for the jugular" tactic made him look like he was concentrating too hard and not having as much fun as in the first episode, when he didn't take this whole thing so seriously. Lighten up!
Giselle and Jonathan: I regret saying anything mean about Giselle last week; in her interviews she's quite likable. Her tango was kind of unmemorable, but she looked lovely.
Drew and Cheryl: Isn't it kind of unfair to everyone else that he's obviously had a lot of dance training? Whatever. Their jive had so much energy, it made me want to get up and join them.
George and Edyta: No one but George could do this silly Rodeo Drive campaign and get away with it. I'm so glad they let him do the tango instead of yet another aerobic dance. And again, he charmed his way around any lack of technical skill. Nice Spanish, too.
Lisa and Louis: First, India (Pepito the Wonder Chihuahua's Puerto Rican cousin) extends her sympathies to the Rinna-Hamlin family for the loss of their pooch. Second, it's great that Lisa finally got to shine and sparkle in a dance that fit her jumpy personality.
Stacy and Tony: Short women everywhere breathed a sigh of relief there is a dance better suited to us than to Ms. 42-inch Legs. It was a rather basic performance, but she's allowed an off night.
P and Ashly: So Ashly brought the mountain to Mohammed, wearing her own A hat in an attempt to match his style. The dance was better, but it still looks like P's got bricks in his shoes. Did love Tom Bergeron's very eloquent "Holy crap!"
Tia and Maksim: Tia not dancing too well = hot. Tia dancing the hell out of that tango = insert a Bruno hyperbole here. And she's lost over 20 lbs. doing this? The world is not fair.