After watching the dances at a time that is not dark-thirty in the morning, I would like to amend my criticism of Rob's quickstep. I realized that I was comparing Rob's leading to Maks's. As a couple, Hope and Maks looked better than Rob and Cheryl because Maks created the necessary movement and swing to make the quickstep look quicksteppy, and Rob was less successful on that front. For me to judge the celebrity partner of one pair against the professional of another is unfair to Rob (This makes me curious, are pro-am events split by gender?). I would call them equal, and attribute the looking like Hope was being pulled around for part of the dance and the space between her and Maks to poor synchronization between them, and ultimately to Maks not teaching how to keep connection in Standard. And, I actually felt like the bent over posture in Hope's jive worked somehow. She is not fantastic, and it is really a toss up between her and Rob for third place (unless Nancy's fanbase or Hope's hatedom mobilized last night), what I got last night from Hope was a clear statement not to discount her.