After a commercial break, the men are on stage for the rundown of how they did last week, and finally we're getting away from the dancers acting annoyed when Cat delays the announcement until after everyone has been recapped. Anyway, it's Brandon who's through, and Mary takes great pleasure in reminding everyone that Mia Michaels and Lil' C didn't think Brandon was all that special, and then she screams at him to "believe in your heart" or some such.
And then it's another dance from last season, Mia Michael's "Mercy" routine, which I do remember. It's Twitch and Katee, with the door on the stage, and the two of them beating on each other and on the door. Katee hanging on the door as Twitch opens it. It's a dance version of the fucked-up couple who live down the hall from you who are always fighting and slamming doors, only it's OK to watch this.
After a commercial, it's another dance from Dmitry Chaplin, Chelsie and Joshua dancing "A Los Amigos," a tango that starts slow and speeds up, with Chelsie getting a lot of the leg work early on. She wraps her legs around Joshua and they twirl around very quickly. I'm not sure I remember this one so much either, but I think that for the most part each episode of So You Think You Can Dance pushes out my memories of the previous one, until I'm left with, like, Mia Michael's routine for her dad and Shane Sparks' Transformers routine, and that's it. Oh, and the one with the girl and the guy. You know? The one where they were dancing? That one.
Melissa's up to dance her solo first, to "I Put A Spell On You" again, and she's graceful as usual. I really like Melissa. Also, I think it's important that young people understand that senior citizens can accomplish things too. Then it's Ade's turn, who flings himself around the stage, dances in slow motion, does a back flip.
And then the JabbaWockeez, who I'm told won the first title of America's Best Dance Crew, come out for a fantastic popping and locking routine, featuring eight guys in red suits, yellow hats and white facemasks. They interlock, dance in unison, very mechanical, and when the beat speeds up throw in some breakdancing. I could have watched this for a full hour.