Samantha throws it to a clip package about the challenges the stars face. Lance finds the toughest part how the judges get in your head. How can someone be a performer and be so susceptible to criticism? Just take the valid stuff and forget the rest. Brooke is challenged by her injuries but loves the live audience. Susan has trouble going from rehearsing in a small studio to performing a huge studio, but she loves getting into character. Maurice doesn't like ballroom, because they're slow, but he does like Latin, because it's fast. Cody's challenge is a new partner, and he jokes (I hope) that the easiest part is being sexy, because it comes naturally. Warren doesn't like how much time everything takes, but he loves the costumes. Then they all vow how much they want to win.
Now it's time to get to the bottom two. Lance and Lacey are safe, so the bottom two are Cody and Edyta and Susan and Tony. And the loser is going to be revealed right now! It seems early. The couple going home is... Susan and Tony. Whew. Susan's exhausted. Give her a nap. And a sandwich. I would just feel really bad for Cody if he got eliminated the week he got a new partner. That just doesn't seem fair.
Samantha points out all the challenges that Susan has faced between her travel and her injuries and asks if it was all worth it. Susan clearly thinks she's accepting a Daytime Emmy because she starts going on about what a great experience it was and how awesome Tony is. Tom gets sick of the speechifying and shoves them out on the dance floor. Even Tom points out that the band's choice of song is kind of mean: "Hit the Road, Jack." Tony and Susan dance a little and she looks more natural here than she has all season. See you next week!
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