Miguel is having problems too. He interviews that his movement was fine but his technique was lacking. He's frustrated because he used to have a mastery of technique, but he's lost a lot of it. Mochi interviews that she is the oldest dancer there and the challenges have been getting to her physically, but that this is her time. Janelle says that Mochi, Nick, and Cody are all great technical dancers, but her inner fire is really amazing and somehow makes up for the fact that she can't dance.
After the rehearsal, Vincent asks Jerry if he has any comments. He tells Cody to let the story carry him through the movement. He thinks that Miguel is letting himself "go" too much, he needs to add some tension to his movement. He thanks Vincent and Nancy.
Nancy and Miguel have a pow-wow. He says that he is not the dancer that he was at 18 or 19. She says that's his fault. I don't know, maybe that's helpful. He says that he knows and he's trying to own his shortcomings. She tells him that she believes that he can do it, but he has to believe that he can do it too. He interviews that Nancy gets him.
That night, Miguel drinks champagne right from the bottle. He interviews that he's praying that he gets to show his "soul" in his solo. Miguel? Soul? Ha! He thinks that he could easily be eliminated in this challenge. Mochi interviews that she wishes she had an 18 year old body like Janelle, but she's going to kick ass.
The next morning, Cody is cooking bacon for breakfast. I thought dancers had to starve to look that good? This totally sucks. He asks Janelle if she'd like some bacon and she says she does. That's better. Also, it's Janelle's 19th birthday! On the terrace, Janelle says to Miguel that they're not going home because they've worked too hard for this. As we see Nick making his breakfast, he interviews that he wants to finish strong in the competition and he feels like he's come a long way.
At the studio, Nancy greets them. She tells them that the vibe she got the day before is that they're holding back. She wants them to stay inside whatever story they're telling. She interviews that she's really hoping to make the dancers feel the piece. She has them do the piece individually. She calls "Nicholas" to go first. He looks good. He really has slimmed down a bit, not that he was tipping the scales before. She tells him that it's the most emotion she has seen from him so far, but she feels like he could take it further.