Rob and Cheryl have been peaking at the right time, unlike JR. Rob is still on his way up. Cheryl begs Rob to do well in the Argentine tango because it's her favorite dance, but Rob is concerned about having to follow JR in such a manly dance. He feels better about the samba, since it has a lot of booty-shaking and hip action, and he looks pretty awesome in rehearsals, I have to say.
So their actual dance might be the gayest thing I've ever seen on this show, and that's saying A LOT. It's done to Peter Allen's "I Go to Rio" and there are rainbows everywhere and rainbow streamers and Rob and Cheryl come out on a rainbow float. How did Rob agree to do this? But good for him. Anyway, the dancing itself is pretty good! The samba rolls are awkward, but at least they tried. His footwork and hip action are both better than I expected, but the greatest part is that he actually looks like he's having fun.
Carrie Ann starts for the judges and says, "Who are you?" because she thought it was amazing, fluid, and fantastic. Len also was nervous when they came out on the float, but once he started dancing, it was great. Bruno says that he exceeded all expectations, and he should keep using his butt. Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 9, and Bruno 9. That's fair. It wasn't perfect, but it was good, and honestly, he should save the perfect scores for next week.
In rehearsals, Ricki is worried that she let people down, but Derek wants her to give herself credit. Ricki finally decides to realize that she's only on the show for a short period of time and she needs to enjoy it instead of constantly fretting about everything. Ricki is nervous while practicing lifts because she's still a fat girl in her head. Of all the weight loss bullshit she's spilled in the last few weeks, that's at least something I can understand. Even though Derek assures her that it's fine, she's got to be thinking that he wouldn't tell her that she's a heifer. And then when it's time for the samba, she seems to catch on quickly and really enjoy herself.