Real-life couple (had you heard?) Chuck and Julianne are up next with their salsa. Last week, the judges weren't crazy about their waltz. In rehearsal, Julianne tries to get Chuck to be sexy, but he just feels so awkward. Julianne encourages him to move his hips like Derek does, and Chuck just laughs. So their routine is... kind of steamy! Some of the moves they do would seem more innocent in a different pairing, but because you know they're a real couple, it seems like foreplay. My goodness. Chuck has great extension, but as usual, Julianne manages to choreograph a routine where she flits around like a butterfly and Chuck mostly just stands there and runs his hands over her body. I'd like to see him actually dance a little more, because I think he might be able to handle it. Sometimes when he was shaking his hips, he looked like he was doing the twist instead of the salsa, because he was kind of hunched over. He needs to work on his posture, but overall, it was fun to watch.
Bruno thinks it was a wasted opportunity, because Julianne did all the work, and he wants to see more dancing. Len wants Chuck to sell it more and come out and perform. Carrie Ann agrees, and says that the judges are frustrated because they see a lot of Chuck's potential. Interesting that the judges are just now figuring out Julianne's MO, since she's done that every season. Backstage, Chuck says that he had fun and thought they did well. Scores: Carrie Ann 6, Len 7 and Bruno 7. So the scores weren't as bad as the comments, and Chuck says he'll give Bruno what he wants. And then they say they all know what Bruno wants. I don't want to know what Bruno wants. When Tom comes back, he says it's the "special read-between-the-lines edition" of the show. Damn, that Tom is quick.
LT showed promise with his cha cha last week, but didn't get high scores. He was worried, since he thought his cha cha was his better routine. Edyta thinks LT might give up, but if he'll take on the challenge, it will be awesome. He has a lot of trouble with the quickstep in rehearsal, but his competitive spirit comes through and he works his ass off. If only his score was based on how much he sweats through his shirts in rehearsal, though I think Woz might give him a run for his money in that department. Edyta is wearing a lot of clothes this week, and her ankles are exposed! No weird legwarmers. His quickstep passes looks quite smooth to me, although I think like a lot of the male athletes, he's a bit pigeon-toed, which doesn't help with his footwork. He swings Edyta around and it's totally a lift so you know Carrie Ann will have a shitfit over that one.