Kathryn and Legacy! Paso Doble! Let's do this. (Are we going to ignore Legacy calling himself a "rebel" vis-à-vis his childhood videos? Yes, we are.) Tony Meredith is the choreographer (sans Melanie LaPatin??) and rather than give the usual bullfighter/cape spiel, he tells us this routine will be about a returning admiral and his concubine. Okay, then! The production values go into HIGH DRAMA as we see the rehearsals, culminating in Legacy splitting his pants. And on that note...
To start with, I should note that Legacy has heroically thrown off the shackles of his shirt, because no mere cloth can stand between him and his lady. The routine, being a paso doble, is full of drama and crashing music and lots of spinning. Ballroom was always going to be a challenge for Legacy, and indeed Kathryn's the one carrying this performance. But he's keeping up pretty well -- there are a few times you can see him counting out steps, and the end (a giant spin on the floor, followed by Kathryn leaping into Legacy's arms and wrapping herself around his midsection) is seriously choppy and hesitant. I'd grade Kathryn a A- and Legacy a B-, all things considered.
After the break (loooots of time to kill), Nigel and Adam talk about the shirtless admiral they see before them (Adam notes that plenty of his friends would like to join that Navy, which draws that weird, overly shocked reaction from Nigel because Nigel could not be weirder about the gay). Nigel raves about Kathryn's "intensity and passion," then remarks about Legacy's constant practicing, down to practicing moves in the hallway. Cat calls Legacy "you geek" and asks to see what he was doing. It's adorable. Mary loved Kathryn and totally glosses over Legacy's technical shortcomings because of his strong character work. Adam thinks Kathryn killed it (yes) and points out how Legacy's stamina has improved by leaps and bounds. He says Legacy's an "inspiration" to breakdancers, because he's "no longer a breakdancer" but a "dancer, straight across." I'll leave the message boards to their inevitable outrage at that statement and move on.
Cat then kicks it to a video package about the Dizzy Feet foundation. It's bringing dance opportunities to people who wouldn't have normally gotten them, and that's amazing. This segment would normally get the FF treatment from me but for appearances from Debbie Allen (call the fire department, honey, I miss you!) and Mia Michaels (who still has her hair in this clip, so this was clearly before she quit, aka The Day the Celine Dion Music Died). Also? Little kids talking about why they love dancing? Try and resist that. Cat announces an all-star gala to be held on November 29th that'll feature dancers from SYTYCD, Dancing with the Stars, America's Best Dance Crew, the Step Up movies, and many, many more. I don't think it's going to be televised, which is a shame, but no doubt we'll see highlights after the fact.