But no, she is doing an Argentine tango, and that wouldn't be appropriate. They start with some pretty intricate and kind of amazing work on the stairs, although her final exit from the stairs is a bit awkward. The middle part kind of loses me but then Brandy goes from the judges' table onto Maks's shoulders and does a complete backbend without putting her hands down. That was impressive. I don't think they'll get a perfect score for that one, because it lacked some of the intensity and character of their first routine, but it was well done.
Len loved her ease and her lines in her back, but especially praises her ability to create an atmosphere. Bruno flails all over the desk to demonstrate how well Brandy extended herself. Carrie Ann tells her that her troubles are gone now, and she was dynamic and powerful. Sometimes I feel like we lose something watching on the screen instead of in person, because I didn't feel all of that at all. Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 10, and Bruno 10. Hmm. I feel like they had already decided to give them a perfect score before the routine started, just to even things up with her and Jennifer and give them a storyline.
Let's find out about Jennifer's journey. She wanted to be an actress from a young age, largely influenced by her father, Joel Grey. So Jennifer grew up and made Dirty Dancing, obviously, but right before it premiered, she and her then-boyfriend Matthew Broderick got in a car accident in Ireland. The other car's passengers were killed, Matthew was injured, and Jennifer hurt her neck. I can't believe that they are showing all of these old pictures of Jennifer and they're not going to address her botched plastic surgery on her nose. Because, seriously. She has a schnozz. Not that I think it needed fixing, because she was beautiful before, but that's what ruined her career, not a neck injury. Her husband, Clark Gregg, talks about how Jennifer always had neck problems, and Jennifer says that when she wanted to do DWTS, she knew she had to get it fixed. Didn't she also find out she had cancer? I don't know if they had to cut some elements for time, but this biography has a lot of plotholes. Anyway, her friends and husband are proud, and Jennifer has realized how much she always wanted to dance. So that happened.
Now she's dancing the waltz. They do a beautiful spin at both the beginning and the end, and the dancing in between is nice. But I wanted it to be bigger and more dramatic. Maybe that's just a function of the type of dance, but it seemed too sedate and really short.