Marie and Jonathan: Marie did a dance dedicated to her parents, and her father got to see it before passing away the next morning. Marie realizes that her father, head of a performing family, would want the show to go on. Jonathan explains the rumba, and says that there need to be slow, sexy hip movements and passion. Marie can't get romantic with Jonathan without his wife's permission. Luckily, Jonathan is married to Anna, the dancer, so Anna comes in and helps Marie out. Marie is near tears as she says it's been a tough week, but she's dedicating it to her father. I think she just got another week -- I'm not saying she was trying to milk it or anything, but I think a lot of people are rooting for her now.
The Dance: the rumba. It's pretty, but I don't find it particularly sexy. I don't know that Marie does sexy very well. Spunky? Sure. Cute? Yes. But not really sexy. They show Donny in the audience, tears in his eyes. Camera hog.
The Judges: Carrie Ann thinks Marie plays to her strengths, but she thinks the dance could use more content. Len thinks there needs to be more hip action. He makes the mistake of saying that they might not have done as well as expected because it's a dance for young people. Len recovers by saying that it was sophisticated. Bruno thinks Marie has the tone down, but needs more content. I have to believe Jonathan might have dumbed down the dances a little, given that Marie had a shitty week. Scores: Carrie Ann 8, Len 8, and Bruno 8. Well, it seems like the floor is set at 8 this week. Backstage, Samantha expresses her condolences. Marie explains that she read a Bible verse that says there is a time to mourn and a time to dance, and she feels good about her decision to continue in the competition.
Helio and Julianne: Last week, Helio was told to work on technique. Julianne reviews the videotape with Helio, and then calls in a "pit crew" to help him out. Tony is there to help with technique, Corky is there to teach Helio the paso doble, and Heather is there to help with Helio's attitude. That was a dumb segment.