This finale is splendid so far. The previous contestants are doing dances. Drew dances with Anna and with his young daughter, simply endearing. She's wearing this little tutu--every girl's dream. Both partners do variations on hoisting her in the air, where she flails happily.
Helio shows up, and he reminds me why I love him so much. He's so nimble and easy on his feet, and that smile--very apt that he was named for the sun. He's with his partner Chelsie, who if I heard it correctly is asking him why, if he lives in Brazil, he speaks Portuguese (presumably instead of Brazilian....).
I realize how attached we get to the contestants and their pros through the years. It's clever of the show not to set up rivalries the way they do on shows like Survivor or even Project Runway. We get a friendly vibe from these folk, and it makes us happy to see them again, even across several seasons.