OK some additional comments now that I'm awake and full of yummy Starbucks.
I'm afraid that the comment Nigel made to Ricky is setting something up for next week if they wind up in the bottom again. The judges, Nigel, refuse to admit that it is Ryan's fault this keeps happening. I predict now that if they find themselves there again next week that Ricky will be sent home and Ryan kept. This in spite of the fact that Ricky has done his "job" every single week. He has danced his best in the routine and he has truly done outstanding solos. He will go home and be blamed for the "lack of connection."
Ryan is an entitled grinning buffoon. Others have irked me the past with how they come off as soooooo much better than everybody else but none as much as Ryan. No wonder Mia loves her (cut from the same cloth those two).
About Mia - I started hating her when she was so evil to poor Brandon. I have never forgiven her for the vile comments she kept throwing at him and then she kept trying to gloss it over by claiming that she was just giving him tough love. Brandon did not need it, he was then and still is an amazing dancer. I've come to the conclusion that Mia just hates masculine dancers.
Bet she would have torn Wadi apart.
Ashley was fodder. We were never allowed to really get to know her and from what little we saw? I would have liked the chance. She seems like this very sweet and very happy young lady. They did us and her a disservice shoving her into the background and leaving her there. She didn't help matters by being so lackluster in her dancing. Perhaps because she knew it was pointless to even bother?
Speaking of pointless, did you guys see Chris's face when Ashley was sent home? Poor kid knew he was gone too. These are not stupid dancers, they have seen the trend (couples going home) and as soon as the girl is gone....you know the guy's heart sinks.
Again....poor Ricky. He is going home unless some miracle happens and they manage to avoid the bottom three next week. After Ryan and her ridiculous "me, me, me....I'm an orphan who was adopted by the great Mia...me, me, me" confessional, I have no doubt they are bottom three bound again next week and....poor Ricky.