Last week, Romeo somehow totally botched the samba. This week, they have the tango. Romeo manages to get the aggressive nature of the character, but Chelsie claims that she's struggling with the choreography. That's about it for their rehearsals so let's get right to the dance. There is this green laser light that overtakes the dance floor throughout their routine, and it's really distracting. I feel like Chelsie couldn't get inspired for the choreography and is hoping the light hides that fact. Romeo looks good. Definitely better than last week. He's got the attitude down. His feet are not great, though, and the choreography looks far less complicated than what the other men are doing at this point.
Carrie Ann says that when Romeo is in it, he's intense, and this week he's in it, and she thinks it was one of his best routines ever. Len announces that Romeo has upped his game, and the three couples they've seen this week have been amazing. Bruno thinks that Romeo danced like a real man and looked like he was leading the tango. Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Len 9, and Bruno 9. They look happy but were clearly hoping for at least one 10, in my opinion. So what song do they get for their Instant Dance? "Tequila" by Xavier Cugat. There was something weird going on there. Romeo and Chelsie seemed like they were being sarcastic, like "Oh, we have choices!" and then acting like they loved the song. No one loves that song. Even Paul Reubens hates that song.
Last week, Ralph was on a comeback. And then on Thursday, Ralph was having acute pain in the back of his knee. He got an MRI on Friday and was told there was no permanent damage, and that he had ruptured a cyst so he could still dance. And then on Saturday during rehearsals, Ralph fell and was in acute pain. So due to all this rigmarole, they were only able to do nine hours of rehearsal, when normally they would have forty. So can they pull off this Viennese waltz? I have to say, Ralph doesn't miss a step. He has his usual lurching, but that could either be due to knee pain or due to general awkwardness. But he gets right into character and it's a very dramatic routine.
Len thinks Ralph did great in hold and with his posture, but it lacked polish due to their shortened rehearsal time. Bruno found them fascinating and dangerous, and is amazed by what Ralph did knowing his injury. Carrie Ann thinks Ralph inspired people like he did in The Karate Kid. Carrie Ann admits that, despite that inspiration, there were a few issues due to his injury. Scores: Carrie Ann 8, Len 8, and Bruno 9. Those are pretty good scores, given what they were able to put into it, time-wise. They have "Stuck in the Middle" by Stealer's Wheel. So...Ralph is going to cut Karina's ear off while the camera pans away?