Ochocinco and Cheryl have the foxtrot this week. I love his t-shirt which says, "If you don't vote for us on DWTS...Girl, you trippin'." He had a whole series of those on his Twitter account. Ochocinco claims he's in love with Cheryl and flirts with her throughout rehearsals. They're actually really cute together, and I'm not normally crazy about Cheryl. They have a slight misstep at the beginning of their foxtrot and he's not as smooth as he could be. In his efforts to have a good frame, he's kind of too stiff. I don't think ballroom is going to be his thing because... it's not good. And y'all know I've really been rooting for him so I wish it were better. He's just way too stiff and there's no grace. I think he knows he messed up because Cheryl gives him a hug at the end and whispers in his ear, and he looks upset.
Len starts right in and says that everything about it was horrible. Bruno thinks he looked uncomfortable, but still thinks Chad has potential. Carrie Ann loved his connection with Cheryl, but advises him to be more in the moment. Aw. He looks so sad and mad at himself. Scores: Carrie Ann 6, Len 5, and Bruno 5.
And finally, Kate and Tony are back to do the jive. This should be interesting. Tony admits in their clip package that Kate is not a natural. And then it gets awesome (if you've been waiting for someone to tell Kate why she's a horrible person like I have). Tony, who has been teaching dancing for years and years, gets frustrated when Kate doesn't listen to him and insists that he explain things the way that SHE wants to hear them. Tony tells her that she's not listening to him. Anyone who ever watched her show knows that Kate is a control freak and only wants things done her way, so that's not surprising. What is surprising is that Kate continues to blame Tony for all of her shortcomings and Tony actually puts down his mic pack and walks out, saying that he quits, leaving Kate crying. Wow. If that was real, that was kind of awesome, because he wouldn't put up with her crap. So anyway, of course he comes back (probably after the producers reminded him about his contract) and Kate immediately says that a lot of people quit on her in life. WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU ABOUT THE PERSON THAT YOU CHOOSE TO BE? Learn something. So how is their jive after all that? Well, it's terrible. Let me get the cattiness out of the way first -- Kate does not have the legs for how short her dress is. And she just sort of poses and you can see her thinking in her head "step touch, step touch" or whatever. Tony basically talks her through all of the steps, and she still misses some of them. The only things that look good are the parts where Tony is throwing her around, which must have been cathartic for him. And you can tell what her fellow contestants think by the tepid applause from them when the dance ends.