Len says kind of the same thing I just said about continuing the story through the dance, which they did well. He also noticed her stumble early on, but he thought she did well overall. Bruno calls her "the sexy mistress of Cougar Town," but also points out her missteps, even though he found it great. Carrie Ann thought they were slightly out of sync. Derek protests and actually pulls Jennifer back out to the floor, where they execute the sequence in question perfectly. Scores: Carrie Ann 8, Len 8, and Bruno 8 for a total of 24.
Florence and Corky: Florence was in a touring production of The Sound of Music, so she's thrilled to be waltzing to "Edelweiss." Corky and Florence rehearse their story, which involves a sort of forbidden romance. And then Florence gets me when she talks about her late husband, and how this dance reminds her of their story. Oh, Mrs. Brady. Their waltz begins, and Florence looks good during the footwork but she looks a little wobbly to me in the turns. And the story sort of falls apart after the first few bars. She does a one-legged turn near the end that is impressive. And then of course, Corky has to practically make out with her at the end, which is gross. NOT NECESSARY!
Bruno thought it was simple and effective, and he advises her to have continuous movement instead of stopping and starting. Carrie Ann thought Florence's emotion worked in the routine, and suggests that she push herself a bit more next week if she comes back. Len compliments the story and the emotion, but he thinks that her footwork technique is non-existent. Scores: Carrie Ann 7, Len 6, and Bruno 7 for a total of 20.
Kurt and Anna: They have "Bad Day" and have to do the foxtrot. So they put together their considerable brain power and decide to do a dance about someone who is having a bad day. WTF? Where do they come up with these creative ideas? And then to get in touch with his softer side, Kurt has a tea party with his daughters. It's dumb, but the little girls are cute. Anyway, their routine starts out with that TV magic thing that I seriously do not understand where they make it look like it's black and white, but just one part of the stage. I get that it's done with lighting, but it amazes me every time. Anyway, Kurt cheers Anna up and gets her to dance and the sun comes out. I still think he looks good. A little stiff in the upper body, and he's still got pancake hands. But he's a better performer than I ever imagined, and he really moves around the floor well.