I have LONG been sick and tired of CA and her damned Lift Police schtick that never ends. And yep, I'll be the FIRST one to raise my hand and admit that I've watched EVERY show, from the FIRST one, back when Kelly and Alec won.
So yep, I just keep coming back for more!
And this thought JUST hit me . . .
My time to edit my previous post had elapsed, so just bear with me, please.
I think ONE of the reasons Derek came up with that "off the reservation" Foxtrot just MIGHT have had to do with the fact that Amber, bless her heart, has suffered knee problems in the past recent weeks.
Derek is no fool, and he KNEW Len was going to disembowel him for that.
BUT . . .
Let's be honest . . . With her knee (and other) recent injuries, can anybody HONESTLY say they could've seen Amber pulling off a Foxtrot? In HEELS? Frankly, I can't IMAGINE her taking to the floor to do a by-the-book Foxtrot in FLATS. And with her knee problems, I ABSOLUTELY couldn't've seen her doing one in HEELS.
Yep, she wore heels last night. And the dance they DID do was manageable, obviously, for her, in standard dancing heels.
And they pulled that dance off BEAUTIFULLY.
And yep, even though it's probably coming across as though I absolutely DESPISED that dance, I didn't. As usual, I loved it.
So, I think it's possible, too, that in THIS instance, Derek just MIGHT'VE been looking out for Amber's long-term well-being on the show by coming up with that non-Foxtrot Foxtrot for them to do.
Maybe that WASN'T the reason, but I DO think it's PLAUSIBLE, at least.
Doesn't explain the OTHER non-by-the-book dances he's done with other partners, but, oh well.
Just sayin' and trying to be fair and reasonable all around.