Jake seems to have powder all over the lapels of his suit. What's up with that? Is it part of his costume or a mistake? They have the quickstep and Chelsie decides that Jake will be an archeologist and she's going to be Cleopatra. In rehearsal, they get frustrated with each other and Jake has to leave and get a hold of himself. He thinks Chelsie is being disrespectful. Yes, how dare she tell him what to do! Was he like this when he was The Bachelor? He kind of comes off as a dick with control and anger issues. So how's their dance? Surprisingly, it's not bad. Jake keeps up well with the footwork and what's more impressive to me is that he acts out his role well, seeming surprised when Chelsie/Cleopatra emerges etc. I mean, it's corny, but have you seen this show? There's a lot of faux-Egyptian moves and I'm not sure how traditional Len will like that, but it's entertaining, at least.
Carrie Ann points out that Jake's legs were soft. Len advises Jake to straighten his legs sometimes, but adds that it was entertaining with high production values. Bruno loved the story, but the dancing technique could have been a bit better. Backstage, Brooke once again keeps the mike on them too long during the interview and it's awkward. Scores: Carrie Ann 7, Len 7, and Bruno 7.
Niecy and Louis have decided to tell the story of a cross-racial couple in the '60s who weren't allowed to be together due to the laws of the time. Niecy really gets into the emotion of not being able to be with the one you love due to laws or social norms and Louis cries too. Then he admits, "I'm still in that boat." Did he just come out on the show? Have they admitted before that he's gay? That's awesome. I'm totally voting for them now. There's a lot of coded language in this clip package. So how is their actual waltz? Niecy bungles a few of the steps, but she's graceful throughout and doesn't drop the character. The choreography is really beautiful, and at the end Niecy and Louis are both clearly very touched.
Len loved that they created a story just through acting with no props, and they nailed the emotion, but not the technique. Bruno thought it was acted well, but Niecy needs to work on her feet. Carrie Ann didn't get the ending of their dance, but she's glad they chose the story they did. As Carrie Ann speaks, a single tear drops down Niecy's face. OSCAR! Backstage, Niecy admits that she stumbled in the dance because she's not used to being so emotionally vulnerable in front of people. Louis concludes, "Everybody should be able to get married!" I totally agree but I'm kind of surprised that the producers let them get so political. Good for them, especially given how many people affected by the ban on gay marriage probably work on the show. Scores: Carrie Ann 7, Len 7, and Bruno 7.