Samantha interviews the kids backstage, and if you think it's awkward when she talks to adults, imagine her talking to kids. The one funny part if she asks the teenagers who they would want to partner with if they were on the show. Brittany says she'd like Jesse McCartney and Brandon says he'd like any of the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. Really? Like, that's still a thing with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders? I thought that went out in the '80s.
Then there's a clip package where all of the celebrities talk about how awesome their competition is, and how the others will be really difficult to beat. And then they trash talk a little bit. Filler. Yawn.
Finally, it's time to learn who the first couple through to the finals will be. And that couple is...Kristi and Mark. I figured, since they weren't making a big deal about this being a shocking elimination. If Kristi were going to be eliminated, they would have been hyping that all over the place. After the break, we find out another couple that will dance in the finals, and it is... Jason and Edyta. Well, the judges must be happy, because they have seemed to favor a Jason/Kristi showdown all along.
Tom points out that the remaining two couples are not necessarily the bottom two (although I kind of bet they are), and now it's time to find out who's going home. And the couple being eliminated is... Marissa and Tony. Marissa seemed to know it ahead of time in her heart, and doesn't seem all that devastated. Tony is all smiles too, and Tom points out that Tony has seemed happier this season. Is that a shot towards Jane? We watch a clip package of Marissa's journey -- the shrieking, the tears, and the additional shrieking. Finals next week! See you then.