Battle of the Blades, Season 2, Episode 3: the good, the bad and the snuggly

Battle of the Blades, Season 2, Episode 3: the good, the bad and the snuggly

We are tempted to begin this blog post “Dear Candace Cameron Bure” after the former Full House star and current wife of BOTB front-runner Val Bure tweeted last week’s “The Good, the Bad and the Snuggly” instalment. But enough about our ’80s television obsessions and on to the CanCon at hand.

We return to our regular “who should stay, who should go and who should get it on” assessment, but first, a couple of questions:
1. Did anyone understand the idea behind Val and Katia’s bizarre cup and straw props? (Candace, if you’re reading, feel free to explain.)
2. What was up with Johnny Weir’s toucan hairdo? (The American Olympian was in the audience and will perform on tonight’s results show.)
3. Why all the hideous pleather? Val’s shirt! Theo’s bodysuit! Even judge Sandra Bezic got in on the action, wearing a dress that Rihanna would have trouble pulling off.

Who should stay: Shae-Lynn and Patrice
They scored the highest marks of the competition thus far, and this time we’re in total agreement with the judges. The theme of the week was “Just Dance,” and Shae-Lynn and Patrice (who performed a beautiful on-ice foxtrot to Nat King Cole) seemed to be the only pair that got the memo. The graceful lifts, elegant glides and an overall feeling of cohesiveness prove that the previously untouchable Val and Katia may face some serious competition. (Sorry, Candace.)

Who should go: Violetta and P.J.
They started strong on week one, but since then the brawler turned TV host and his pixie-esque partner have been steadily declining. This could have something to do with P.J.’s shoulder, which has apparently been giving him a lot of trouble (the things you learn in a behind-the-scenes massage room segment!). But it’s not just him. This week, Violetta stumbled during a pretty basic footwork sequence, which should be grounds for dismissal given her figure skating pedigree.

Who should get it on: Kyoko and Kelly
Why? Because Kelly has got to loosen up, and perhaps some off-ice nookie would do the trick. Again, his staccato arm movements belonged in one of those painfully awkward Mentos commercials. He’s obviously a fan favourite, but we’re not sure we can handle another fist pump.

(All images provided by the CBC.)