Dancing With the Stars week 4 recap: Did the right couple go home?

The CW’s Charmed reboot wasn’t the only series summoning the Power of Three this week.

Dancing With the Stars also showed its appreciation for trios on Monday night, when each Season 27 couple was joined by a third dancer for their routines.

Of course, not all trio dances were created equal on the Week 4 broadcast. Though most duos were joined by DWTS alumni who fared well in their seasons, one couple had the enormous advantage of adding a professional dancer to their team (hi, Maddie Ziegler!), and another had the disadvantage of adding… a Bachelor villain. Suffice it to say, the playing field was not at all level on Monday, resulting in performances that ranged from jaw-dropping to cringe-inducing.

Let’s recap the highlights and lowlights of Trio Night:

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'Dancing With the Stars' season 27 pairings
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Danelle Umstead and Artem Chigvintsev

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Lindsay Arnold and DeMarcus Ware

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Sasha Farber and Mary Lou Retton

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"Grocery Store Joe" and Jenna Johnson

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Val Chmerkovskiy and Nancy McKeon

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Tinashe and Brandon Armstrong

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Witney Carson and Milo Manheim

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Alan Bersten and Alexis Ren

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Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe

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Cheryl Burke and Juan Pablo di Pace

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Emma Slater and John Schneider

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Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess

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Nikki Glaser and Gleb Savchenko

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BEST OF THE NIGHT
Milo Manheim and pro Witney Carson with singer Riker Lynch (Salsa) 
— It won’t surprise me in the least to see Milo reach the Season 27 finale a few weeks from now, and I sincerely hope he gets there. Though he could have been written off as a gangly teen who lacked experience, the Zombies actor has proven he can keep up with Witney’s most breakneck choreography. Add in the easy chemistry he had with Riker during this salsa, plus some impressive footwork, and Milo’s performance was by far the strongest of the broadcast. Judges’ Score: 29/30

BEST OF THE NIGHT (RUNNER-UP)
Mary Lou Retton and pro Sasha Farber with gymnast Nastia Liukin (Charleston) 
— The lifts, y’all. The lifts. I’m still trying to wrap my head around that move when Mary Lou and Nastia were both clinging to Sasha’s body as he twirled them around the dance floor. (Who was holding onto whom?!) But even without the lifts, this Charleston was clean, crisp and ridiculously fun — and it was heart-warming to watch Mary Lou nail a routine about which she’d been stressing. Judges’ Score: 26/30

MOST DISAPPOINTING
DeMarcus Ware and pro Lindsay Arnold with NFL player Rashad Jennings (Paso Doble) 
— Lindsay had her own big shoes to fill with this paso doble; her last trio dance, with Jordan Fisher and Corbin Bleu, was just about perfect. I thought Lindsay might achieve the same greatness with DeMarcus and Rashad, given the sheer power and athleticism that these men possess. But there were a few things about the routine that just felt off, namely the energy and the NFLers’ technical precision. There was a whole lot of masculinity and strength strutting around that dance floor, but in the end, I just didn’t feel anything. Judges’ Score: 22/30

WORST OF THE NIGHT
Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile and pro Jenna Johnson with The Bachelorette‘s Jordan Kimball (Salsa) — This routine was uncomfortable on so many levels, and it made me profoundly sad for Jenna. The girl is capable of winning a Mirrorball; in fact, she just did! A few months ago! With Adam Rippon! (I know the all-athletes season felt like it didn’t really happen, but it did.) But here she was, practically dragging these two Bachelorette dudes through a salsa that was supposed to be sexy but ultimately fell victim to wardrobe malfunctions and, as Bruno noted, a “nonexistent” sense of rhythm from Joe and Jordan. Joe is a charming guy, and it’s been nice to see him overcome his nerves in the ballroom… but it might be time for the viewing audience to hand out its last rose. Judges’ Score: 15/30

And now, the Week 4 results:

COUPLES IN JEOPARDY
Evanna Lynch and pro Keo Motsepe
Tinashe and pro Brandon Armstrong

ELIMINATED
Tinashe and pro Brandon Armstrong

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Tinashe on 'Dancing With the Stars'
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Tinashe on 'Dancing With the Stars'
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Tinashe poses at 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 27 at CBS Televison City on October 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Tinashe poses at 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 27 at CBS Televison City on October 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Brandon Armstrong (L) and Tinashe pose at 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 27 at CBS Televison City on October 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Las Vegas Night' - After taking in the music and culture of New York City on last night's show, the 12 remaining couples are set to celebrate the allure of Sin City and take a gamble on dancing to some of the city's most iconic songs as Las Vegas Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live TUESDAY, OCT. 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) TINASHE, BRANDON ARMSTRONG
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 02: Tinashe poses at 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 27 at CBS Televison City on October 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Las Vegas Night' - After taking in the music and culture of New York City on last night's show, the 12 remaining couples are set to celebrate the allure of Sin City and take a gamble on dancing to some of the city's most iconic songs as Las Vegas Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live TUESDAY, OCT. 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) TINASHE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Las Vegas Night' - After taking in the music and culture of New York City on last night's show, the 12 remaining couples are set to celebrate the allure of Sin City and take a gamble on dancing to some of the city's most iconic songs as Las Vegas Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live TUESDAY, OCT. 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) MARY LOU RETTON, SASHA FARBER, TINASHE, BRANDON ARMSTRONG, NANCY MCKEON, VAL CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'New York City Night' - The 12 remaining couples take a bite out of the Big Apple and dance to iconic songs from the city that never sleeps, as New York City Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCT. 1 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) TINASHE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'New York City Night' - The 12 remaining couples take a bite out of the Big Apple and dance to iconic songs from the city that never sleeps, as New York City Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCT. 1 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, TINASHE, BRANDON ARMSTRONG
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'New York City Night' - The 12 remaining couples take a bite out of the Big Apple and dance to iconic songs from the city that never sleeps, as New York City Night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCT. 1 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) BRANDON ARMSTRONG, TINASHE
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DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2701A' - On part two of the spectacular season premiere, the 13 celebrities get ready to hit the ballroom floor once again, with a lot riding on their final scores, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, TUESDAY, SEPT. 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless via Getty Images) TINASHE, BRANDON ARMSTRONG
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode�2701 - 'Dancing�with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of 13 celebrities who are ready to move out of their comfort zones and hit the ballroom floor on a special two-night premiere. The competition begins with a two-hour season premiere, live,�MONDAY, SEPT. 24�(8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, TINASHE, BRANDON ARMSTRONG
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