Ruben goes next. He's very proud of all the weight he's lost so far and chalks it up to careful monitoring of his food intake and not eating right before bed. He and Hilary are doing the cha cha to "Sway." Ruben is very graceful in his movements, of course, and does some awesome lifts. Mayte calls it "hot, hot, hot!" and gives him a 6. No, actually, she gives him an 8. Lisa gives him a freaking 9 and says his face is already looking thinner. Let's hope Danny will judge Ruben on a harsher scale and take into account Ruben's experience. No, he says that Ruben needs to go for some of his moves more, but gives him a 9. So that's an average of 8.7 already. He lost 4.7 pounds for a percentage of 1.63 and a total of 10.33, which is ridiculously higher than anyone else's.
Shayla is called next, and she's thrilled not to be in the bottom two. She says that the threat of a double elimination has brought out her killer instinct. Apparently, this killer instinct takes the form of self-harm, as she sprained her ankle during dance practice. As I am currently nursing a sprained ankle myself (I got all three of the main ankle ligaments! Perfect score!), I have sympathy. Dr. H can't be bothered to make a house call, so he just talks to Shayla on the phone and tells her to walk through her routine this week. Shayla is not happy about this at all and decides to ignore his advice. Yeah! Go Shayla! Dr. H's medical opinion isn't worth anything anyway! To keep up the exercise, Shayla gets to go swimming. She and Mario are doing the salsa to "Bailamos," and Shayla struts out there with seemingly no pain at all and not even a brace on her ankle. Watching her turn her ankle in all of her moves causes me physical pain. Their dance is tight and sexy, but as soon as it's done, she is limping painfully. Mayte: "girl, that was fuego. Fuego meaning fire!" Thanks for the Spanish lesson, Mayte! Did you give Shayla a seis? No, it's an ocho meaning eight! Well-deserved. Lisa gives Shayla a nine, dinging her for not going far enough with one of her moves but saying at the same time that she couldn't have done it, either. Danny also gives Shayla a nine, and has nothing negative to say about her dance. She gets an average of 8.7, and says she hopes her weight loss was similarly impressive after all she had to overcome to even exercise. We have to wait for a commercial break to find out that she lost 4.3 pounds for a percentage of 2.19 and a total of 10.89, which is better than Ruben! MJW takes great pleasure in pointing this out. Suck it, Ruben!