After the commercial break, we're ready for our first couples dance, Jeanine and Evan, who are doing a Sonya routine, that's about a man trying to keep his girl, and she doesn't even care anymore. Jeanine calls Evan the "ideal punching bag," while Evan says America doesn't know about Jeanine's violent side. They dance to MSTRKRFT, and the dance delivers what Sonya promises, with Evan trying to hang onto Jeanine, literally, who cartwheels over him, kicks him in the chin. He jumps on her back, she fights him off, and he chases here around the stage. She crouches, and he rolls over her back, and then she appears to faint and he catches her? And then she jumps off and now she's standing there while he nuzzles her hand.
Adam calls it really great. He says he never saw Jeanine coming, yet she dominated week after week, and says he underestimated her. Similarly, he never saw Evan in the top four, and calls him the "molehill that became the mountain." He praises Sonya's routine, because he thinks it's partly the choreographer's job to get their dancers through, and the routine played to their strengths. Mary says they did a great job, and Jeanine stood out just a little bit more, while Evan held his own. Nigel points out the dancers need to bring out their performances on the bigger stage, and while Jeanine is feisty, this is the last time he wants to see Evan thrown around the stage, because he's got to take control of his own destiny.
After a commercial, Cat takes us to an interview she did with Brandon, which you know is going to be full of hard questions. Brandon talks about how awesome awesomeness is, and he also misses Janette, saying he wouldn't be here now if it weren't for her. He says his favorite routine was the tango they did. And then we have to revisit the annoying Mia Michaels nonsense, in which she said she suspected he was a child molester or whatever. He says she was giving him tough love. He also talks about how he wasn't sure he'd ever make the show, and I'd like to say that modesty can go past plain old humility and edge over into annoyance. I mean, you're in the finale, now, Brandon.
He comes out for his solo in nothing but black and white shorts and spins and whirls endlessly. The crowd goes nuts. "That was competing!" says Adam, calling it a very "take no prisoners" routine, even if he's not sure what was up with the board shorts. I'm not sure the board shorts are the point, as much as the lack of shirt is. He felt the solo was a little frantic, but it does mean Brandon's going for it. Mary says Brandon gave her goosebumps, and he was born to dance and defies gravity sometimes. Then she starts to cry, or would if she still had tear ducts. Nigel says he agrees with Mia Michaels about Brandon: "He is amazing." Yeah, nice fakeout. He refers to Brandon's surfing shorts and says Brandon just "wiped out" the competition in reference to a fifty-year-old song that all the kids go nuts for.