Gilles Marini is back to judge someone performing his iconic foxtrot. Oh, Gilles. I miss you. You were smoking hot. I seriously can't believe he didn't win. He was SO good. He says that he'll be looking for sensuality from Brandy and Maks. Mmm. I don't know about that. In rehearsals, Brandy continues to talk about how badly she wants to win, like no one else really cares. And I think maybe she's putting a little too much weight on this contest in her life. It's freaking me out and it's kind of a turnoff.
So how's their foxtrot? The thing I love is that Brandy is acting like a cat, and it's really song and costume-appropriate. She really got into that character. And she looks sexy. I don't know that she looks like she's into Maks all that much, but she looks like she wants the audience to be into her. Bruno thought it was sexy, but he did spot a mistake. Gilles tells her that it was unreal. Carrie Ann liked that transition from elegance to sexiness. Len jokes that everyone else is being too pedantic about a slight screw up since it was a fantastic foxtrot. But he really did love it. Scores: Gilles 9, Carrie Ann 9, Len 10, and Bruno 9. Wow. That's the first time in memory that Len has scored higher than everyone else. Maks looks really pleased, at least until Brooke screws up and says that he's been to the finals twice when it's actually three times. Oops. She's horrible.
And finally, Drew Lachey is back to judge a recreation of his perfectly-scored tango. Wow, Cheryl looked like crap back in the day. It kind of explains why I thought she was like forty, and she's really quite young. Drew says that he's going to be looking for technique and attitude, and he wants Derek and Jennifer to interpret the music. In rehearsals, Jennifer reveals that she's hurting a lot and her body is giving out. And she is really bruised. And I think a lot of people over the age of thirty can relate to the idea that you want to do things and your body just won't let you, and it's frustrating. I know I can. I wonder if Jennifer had done this show a few seasons ago, if it would have been different for her.