So that's it for the Vegas cuts. The dancers will be doing solos, then the judges will deliberate. But first! Grover Dale, who is a choreography legend, is going to them a pep talk. He tells them about making things their own and flying with it and then works them through a routine. Everyone seems very reverent about how awesome he is.
Solos! Lauren Froderman does cool stuff. Adam leans back and beams about how much fun it is to watch her dance. She gets a standing ovation from Adam, Toni, and Tyce. There's a cavalcade of heartbreaking stories as we watch people flip and kick and headspin in slow motion.
Now we get weird and a little gimmicky. Okay, a lot gimmicky. The idea is that the twenty-four remaining dancers all go home. And then the judges confer and deliberate and stall for a couple months and go out to tell each of them, in person at their homes (or, apparently, via phone), whether they're in or out. And that's how we'll be filling the second hour.
Mary goes to visit Adrian Lee the Contemporary Dancer in San Diego. And Toni will be visiting Cristina Santana, who is also in San Diego. And there's Pepe!
Cristina Santana is visited by Toni, who runs one of the stupid fake-outs. "I'm really sorry, honey. I just have to let you know... you're not gonna be able to practice with Pepe because you're gonna be [rest of speech drowned out by cheers]." Does anyone enjoy the fake-outs? Just tell them whether they're in or not. And if you must do a swerve, at least try to make it make some sense.