Honestly, I always believed they paired her with Derek because they had every intention of milking the DD thing, and which male pro comes closest to being their Patrick Swayze? His stature, etc. is the closest to Patrick they have available. What I didn't think was that they'd dive straight in and go for her jugular with the DD thing. She certainly wasn't expecting that song, and Derek looked as if he had no idea it was from the movie(hard to imagine but not everyone saw that movie countless times). They went for that reaction and when they got it they chased her down so they could capture every heart wrenching moment (they had to know when someone runs they want a moment alone). Nope, they want to milk it, then give it the highest score (which I don't think it deserved-they were a point or two off). Then of course they want everyone to feel the emotion and vote like mad so they get the chance to do that dance again. This is the type of thing that always drove me crazy about DWTS (along with the fact that they will have these seasons where they know they have a great dancer like a Mya or a Nicole, and instead of just saving them to compete against each other they will have them in there with a Kate, Buzz or someone of that ilk).