Dancing With the Stars recap: Love On Top

Break out the mirrorball tissue box! 'The Best Year of My Life' night delivers tumbles, tears, and very few shirts
Ep. 06 | Aired Apr 8, 2013

MOST DECORATED Olympics darling Aly or tattooed Mark?


Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold: 18/30 This paso doble really did not work for me on any level -- Bruno claimed Victor had "punched the living daylight" out of it, but all I noticed -- other than Lindsay's Too Much, Even for the Ballroom crimped-hair poof -- was Victor's hyper-focus on the complicated choreography. He could never snap out of it long enough to get into character. In the well-staged fight of Victor vs. the Paso Doble, the victor was Victor's Back Tattoo.

Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko: 18/30 In honor of the year her daughter got married, Lisa turned her partner into a Chippendales dancer for the cha cha cha. Rich people's weddings are so weird. It was hard to watch Lisa try and remember the steps -- they'd had diminished rehearsal time after she fainted during practice -- but at least Gleb's bare back under suspenders (a hotter look than merely shirtless?) and a horrifying animation of Giggy the Pom tilting back and forth on the giant screen were able to distract us from Lisa throughout most of the dance.

Apparently Lisa's busy schedule allowed for no sleep, and according to Dance Doctor Barry, the "fever" or "early flu" could be "going on." Excellent diagnosis; glad she was wearing a leotard for that on the off chance he might claim "You faked it!" and she'd have to go back to practice right then and there.

I don't think she really faked it, but I don't blame Gleb for his delayed reaction. These people fall constantly, and this could have just been one of Lisa's humorous drama-queen tics. I do hope Lisa can successfully climb the technicolor staircase tomorrow; if not, she should just bow out. Sorry Glebby.

Who do you think goes home tonight -- Victor or Lisa? Did that Dick make you cry? Discuss!

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