I was happy that my two favorites contestants on Dancing with the Stars (Shannon Elizabeth and Marissa Jaret Winokur) were revealed as safe earlier in the hour so I could relax a bit. I loved how enthusiastic Christian de la Fuente was after hearing he was safe. His happiness and surprise seemed really genuine.
It was a surprise for me to see Mario and Karina Smirnoff in the bottom two. I wonder if viewers did not like their sexy routine?
I was not surprised to see Marlee Matlin leave, although I will miss her inspirational quality. I thought it was sweet at the end of the episode when Tom Bergeron “stepped outside his host role” and told her, as a friend, how proud he was of her.