Robert. Childhood memories. Anya. Jean-Marc and France. Argentine Tango. This is what recaps were like in the age of telegrams. Stop. This is going to be one of those numbers where I actually miss Mary Murphy, since her critiques would make me think I understood what was going on. Oh, the music is by Bond. Well, "Bond Quartet", but I'm going to assume that it's the same Bond I'm thinking of. The dance has a lot of kicks and seems to largely be about Anya doing cool things. Maybe it's just that she's awesome and I find Robert a little boring, but the focus definitely feels like it's on the all-star this time. Nigel says that Robert was the dominant male, taking control of the woman of the species. Well, I guess. Maybe. It mostly just looked like a tango to me. Cat says she got chills, but Mia didn't like Robert's carriage and his grounded-ness. She thought Anya was eating Robert alive, not vice versa, but Anya insists that she wouldn't have been able to perform that well without Robert. Adam praises Robert's footwork, but then tells him to stretch his steps. Then Robert pretends to have indigestion briefly. That was weird and I didn't understand it.
In Melinda's childhood, some things happened. And since she remembers them, they are now memories. She's dancing with Ade to a Stacey Tookey routine about Mother Earth. Oh lordy. The rehearsal montage features Melinda getting beat up a little while Stacey talks vaguely about respecting the planet. The routine has Ade bouncing off Melinda while she makes arm motions that are supposed to evoke giving. And she's wearing a blue dress that I think is supposed to look like oceans. I'm not into it, but I usually hate these Big Message dances. I mean, I'm not saying humanity should kill the Earth, but I don't think this dance actually says anything interesting. I'd kind of like a theme night where we could see how a bunch of different choreographers all deliver the same message, but that's because I'm curious how Sonya and Tyce would approach it. Nigel and Mia praise the message and talk less about the dance. Mia wants to criticize the dress, but she acknowledges that she herself is wearing a bedspread.