I think it was Petra's time to go. I didn't enjoy watching her dance (she's much too clumsy) but she now has a new fan. Me. Her personality is out of this world. I don't know if her near death experience changed her or if she was always this sweet, but that girl is has a wonderful spirit. This world needs more people like her.
I'm thinking the Troupe was brought in for us to get to know because I have a feeling they will be replacing some of the veteran pro's. I imagine it can't be fun to be the first ones cut time after time. But really, the only one I like from the Troupe is Oksana...the tiny blonde. She's the only stand out for me. It would be nice if she could give the bobsey boys a run for their money.