They are just doing things all backwards tonight. They show Brooke in the sky room or whatever they call that room where everyone sits as she orders four more couples down to the stage. First up is Shawn and Derek, and we get to see the judges calling their routine insane and amazing while it was happening. After giving scores, Bruno, Len, and Carrie Ann all say it was the best number they've ever seen. Wow. Apolo and Karina seem good at keeping it loose and Tony told them their scores were great. The judges were fired up when Anna ripped Drew's shirt open and showed off his abs, which were pretty good for a middle aged dude. Afterwards, Drew says he still doesn't understand the judges' scoring. You and me both, dude. Or at least I don't understand the relationship between their comments and their scores. Carrie Ann was fired up about Val and Kelly's routine and their chemistry.
So where do these couples stand? Shawn and Apolo and their partners are all safe. Drew and Anna are in jeopardy. Val and Kelly are also safe. Val lifts up Kelly in celebration like she's a little rag doll. Did you ever see that episode of Happy Days with the dance marathon? Of course you did. Anyway, you know that couple that goes to the end with Joanie and Fonzie, the tiny girl and the huge dude? That's what they looked like.
We're halfway through the episode, so they're fixing to eliminate someone right now. It's either going to be Kirstie and Maks or Drew and Anna. Please be Kirstie. Please be Kirstie. Please be Kirstie. I'm sure it's Drew, but please be Kirstie. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuudge. It's Drew and Anna. Blech. Drew says he wouldn't change a thing, and he came back because it was fun. Tom seems genuinely sad to see Drew go.
So what did everyone think about this new twist where the couples get to pick each other's dances? The pros are actually quite concerned since Tom said that some of the dances have rarely or never been featured on the show, so it could be, like, the polka. Mark hopes Derek gets to choose for him and chooses the tango. He'd be a fool to help out a buddy, though, right?