So it starts, and it's kind of a clusterfuck at first, with people milling about and nearly kicking each other and whatnot. They finally get to the part where each couple gets a solo spot. Apolo and Julianne leap around like frogs, which sounds like an insult, but it isn't. John and Edyta do a move where she does a handstand and then he holds her legs while she does jazz hands, which ends up looking kind of dumb. And then Laila tosses Maksim, and then she PICKS UP APOLO and spins him around like a baby! I write this mostly in real time, so I swear I didn't know that was going to happen when I wrote the previous paragraph. That was the greatest thing ever, from a comedy standpoint. Ian and Cheryl do a pretty amazing set of flips, and then Cheryl pretends to be getting it on with Joey, and there's a fake fight with people holding people back, and isn't this supposed to be a dance number? Where's the dancing, people? I shouldn't complain. I got my wish of Laila dancing with Apolo. Heather does get a chance to do a move, and she does a handstand and Jonathan nearly drops her on her ass. I think she deserved a stronger (stronger in the sense of strength, not skill) partner. Billy Ray and Karina do the move my brother and I used to do when we made up routines during "Solid Gold" where he pulls her between his legs, which I think is a move I got from Laverne and Shirley. Billy Ray throws in some more air humping, and that really has got to stop. Okay, I have no idea what just happened at the end, but there were people on other people's backs and a human wheelbarrow. That routine could not have been a bigger mess and I LOVED IT! I wish they would do a group dance every week.
Even though they're not scoring, the judges still get to have an opinion, but first they have to wait for Cliff to go shake Norm's hand. Have I mentioned that Laila looks amazing in her '40s inspired outfit? She has on a one-piece shorts suit and it really suits her. Anyway, the judges have nothing interesting to say, and it's time for the review of the voting phone numbers before bidding us good night. See you tomorrow!