I don't blame Max: it's seems pretty obvious that Len "has it in" for him. Considering that Len penalizes people for "props", I think he should also penalize dancers for appearing without their costumes.... I also think Max's comments about Jake were not unwarranted; Jake himself said he'd be taking his shirt off when he "needed to" for the votes. My theory is that ABC paid all that money for a personal trainer for Jake to "buff him up" for the Bachelor, and they're looking to get a return on their investment. The truth is that Jake did very little dancing: he mainly slid across the floor and posed while Chelsie danced around him.
I'm sure the show will be dumping either Erin or Niecy tonight, with probably Chad as the other dancer in the "bottom two." Those three are most expendable in terms of ratings. No way will they be letting their cash cow, Kate, leave, and I suspect Jake gets a "free pass" until much closer to the premier of the new Bachelor season.