J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff (22/30) – OK, an injured war hero is sort of kryptonite when it comes to comedic recapping. J.R. is so excited to meet Karina, and she asks him what happened. He’s got a good sense of humor, which is admirable. And then he actually falls down flat while dragging Karina. Her squeal is pretty hilarious, though.
Back to Waltz-Town! They really get off to a good start – J.R. has a flair for dramatic poses, and his footwork is really solid. It’s easily the most complicated Waltz of the night for a male star. He’s doing some complicated stuff right off the bad. I did not expect him to be good, but he is!