This week they're dancing disco with Doriana Sanchez, who is excited to work with them because they're both exceptional dancers. Brandon's a little disconcerted by the fast pace of the music, but he seems to pick it up quickly, as opposed to Janette, who apparently shuts down despite Sanchez going all "Latina power!" on her.
So they get their groove on to "Loving Is Really My Game" by Brainstorm, dancing around in spotlights that are alternately white and multi-colored. Absolutely frenetic pace, like it's more of a disco workout than a dance. The two of them spin around, then lock arms and push in and out. Brandon lifts Janette up on to his shoulders, her legs spread out, she's facing away from him, and he twirls around. Synchronized stepping, and then Brandon does a couple of back flips. The beat slows down and they embrace for some dips. Brandon flips her through his arms and onto the floor, where she spins around on the floor. Some high leg kicks by Janette, and some arm waving, another lift (Janette horizontal out) and into the finish, Janette laid backward against Brandon's leg.
Lil' C says the "primary focus of all obstacles is to induce labor, so progression can be born." People start to titter, and he orders them to follow him, and says he just saw the "birth of progression" in two dancers, and proceeds to call Brandon amazing while not at all owning up to slamming Brandon before. Notice, though, that he cagily talked about progression. So it's not as though Lil' C was wrong about Brandon before; rather, Brandon is getting better. Right? Lil' C talks about a stumble from Janette towards the end (right before her high kick) but it was OK because she recovered and kept it going. "You did not break character at all. Good job. Good job, both of you guys."
Jesus Christ, Mary! They're called MICROPHONES. That means that you don't have to SHOUT at us! You don't have to scream at Nigel that it looks like the dancers were on fast-forward, you don't have to shout at the dancers that that was the fastest disco she's ever seen on this show or any other show! You can talk in a normal voice and WE WILL HEAR YOU. Then she makes a "not!" joke. Twice! For those of you who are confused, "Not!" jokes were very popular twenty years ago. Then she screams and screams and goddamn SCREAMS, and Brandon and Janette have that "clapping and over the top laughing" reaction that all the dancers are required to have when Mary completely loses her mind, which I swear to god happens more and more each season. Nigel then says that if he could stand up and scream like Mary he would. But he's not high. He praises all the elements that Doriana mixed in, and then brings up Dirty Dancing, which BARELY PREDATES "not!" jokes, and then warns Brandon that Mia Michaels is doing the routine tomorrow. This also serves as a warning to us, but it doesn't do me any good, since I don't have a bomb shelter.