The best thing the show could do, overall, as far as I’m concerned, is get rid of those rehearsal packages and just cut the length of the show which would also cut down on overall viewer fatigue after so many seasons. And the core reason I think that is, if we work our way backwards, I just see no way manipulation and the selling of storylines is not involved in what is shown in them at this point -- otherwise where was the rehearsal footage of Jaleel having a meltdown that was acknowledged by Mark in at least one interview but apparently never shown? What was shown for that week for the rehearsal footage? Something manufactured to more appropriately fit with the Jaleel storyline?
Honestly, the whole show just gets hinkier by the minute as far as I’m concerned which makes me incredibly wary of taking anything DWTS presents -- particularly in those rehearsal packages -- at face value or finding them, or anything that appears to extend from them, necessarily believable.