Maurice and Cheryl are the other salsa couple. Last week, the judges felt that Maurice wasn't showing improvement week to week. Cheryl and Maurice head into rehearsal, and Cheryl has a really tough time with teaching the salsa. She's not even sure what she's doing so Maurice has a hard time learning the steps. They both get really frustrated, although Maurice seems to have more restraint. Because he's not getting mad, Cheryl accuses him of being lazy and uncaring. Whoa! Cheryl's kind of a bitch! She explains that she just needs to see more energy from him. I feel like there was a lot more to that conflict that we didn't see, but from what they showed, Cheryl came off as quite the brat.
The salsa begins, and they certainly have Cloris and Corky beat when it comes to speed. Maurice's footwork is pretty good, but there are a few times when he's kind of just walking across the floor instead of dancing. Cheryl does a lot of sharp twirls and a few death drops and Maurice is right there with her. His movements are sharp and precise, for the most part. And come on, compared to Cloris and Corky, it's no contest. When they finish, Carrie Ann beckons Maurice over and then gives him a big hug because she's so happy with his performance. Len says that the judges are way nicer than Cheryl, and he was really impressed with Maurice's energy and effort. Bruno wants Cheryl to keep up her antics because Maurice had great footwork and hip action. Backstage, Maurice says that he really is serious about the competition and will do whatever it takes. Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Len 9, and Bruno 9. Maurice is thrilled and Cheryl apologizes to him again for how she acted during rehearsal.
The final dance of the night is the jitterbug. The first couple is Brooke and Derek, who did a spicy samba last week. Len thought it was a little too spicy. In rehearsal, Derek reminds Brooke that she's the frontrunner, which can be a bad thing. Derek has his hair in a ponytail and look super dorky. Derek admits that he doesn't know the jitterbug that well, so he actually goes to the Internet and gets instructions. His big piece of advice is that it should look like a cartoon. I refuse to believe that the Internet was the best resource that Derek could find to learn the dance.