As the five "safe" Elle Woods hopefuls wait to see who will return from the casting office, Bailey admits that it's getting to the point where she's glad to see people go. After all, it is a competition. Bailey had hoped that Autumn would get...... Read Full Episode Summary »
The six remaining girls test their dancing skills on the cobblestoned streets of Brooklyn and face a very controversial challenge.
Who shook her junk best in this week's audition? Watch all the full performances here!
Check out what parting words Celina and Cassie left for the girls after they were eliminated in this never before seen moment.
As the five "safe" Elle Woods hopefuls wait to see who will return from the casting office, Bailey admits that it's getting to the point where she's glad to see people go. After all, it is a competition.
Bailey had hoped that Autumn would get sent home because she's the biggest threat, so Bailey's not too thrilled when Autumn is the only girl to return to the Legally Blonde loft.
For the other girls, Autumn's return is bittersweet. They're happy that she's back but shocked that Cassie and Celina were sent home. It also makes them realize that they all have to seriously step up their games. Embarrassed by landing in the bottom three, Autumn feels more determined than ever to prove herself.
The call sheet arrives the next morning and instructs the final six to head to a dance studio in Brooklyn. When they arrive, choreographer Denis Jones introduces Legally Blonde cast member/assistant choreographer/"master of all things hip-hop" Nick Kenkel. Clearly, the workshop will be a real rump-rattler. That's bad news for Autumn, who confesses that dancing is the weak link of her "triple-threatedness."
Before the lesson begins, Emma has a rather strange request for an Elle Woods wannabe: a spittoon. Apparently, her bronchitis hasn't gotten any better and she needs a place to clear her throat. As the rehearsal gets underway, Emma is frequently sidelined by her illness and Lauren is continually called out for her lack of effort.
Once the girls have learned the routine, Denis Jones announces there's a twist. Since Elle Woods isn't a "flats kind of gal," the girls now have to perform the routine in bright pink, stiletto-heeled go-go boots ... on the cobblestoned streets of Brooklyn!
Denis wants to simulate the "obstacles course" that is the chaotic stage floor that Laura Bell Bundy navigates during every performance. What Laura doesn't have to deal with, however, is the freezing cold weather and having bronchitis. Still, Emma powers through the challenge despite struggling to catch her breath.
Back inside, mentor Haylie Duff announces that the stand-out performer will attend a relaxing private yoga lesson with Kate Shindle, who plays Vivienne in Legally Blonde: The Musical. Natalie's "happy-go-lucky with just the right amount of sass" attitude and consistent steps earn her the prize, and she's as surprised as she is thrilled. Then, the girls learn that for their audition, they'll be dancing to the "Shake Your Junk" section of the song "Positive."
Natalie takes Rhiannon with her to do yoga with Kate Shindle. Afterwards, they're treated to tea and the opportunity to pick Kate's brain. Kate advises the girls to "never play dumb" because, in truth, Elle Woods isn't just a dumb blonde; she just has a different, much pinker, value system. Kate also offers some comforting words, saying that being unsure of yourself is actually good because it drives you to do better.
Enlightened by their yoga session, Natalie and Rhiannon join the other girls at the studio to learn their audition routine. Because each girl needs a turn to be Elle, they'll have to learn the steps in six different configurations!
After a very basic run-through, Denis Jones and Nick Kenkel abruptly inform the girls that the rehearsal is over, saying sometimes rehearsals are cut short. The girls must now show what they can accomplish on their own. Emma admits dancing isn't her strong suit as the girls head home to rehearse.
That night, a surprise call sheet arrives at the Legally Blonde loft. Included is a difficult questionnaire, asking the girls a host of loaded questions like: "who is the weakest dancer?" and "who should have already been sent home?" All of the girls are upset, especially Lauren, who thinks the questions are directed at her.
With tension and tears at an all-time high, Autumn steps up and declares that if they're going to play this game, they're going to play it the Elle Woods way. She suggests that they rephrase the questions in a positive light. For example, instead of choosing the worst singer, they'll name someone the "most improved singer." The other girls quickly get into the spirit, giving snaps and compliments to everyone.
At the audition, a still-sick Emma gets really winded during her performance and the judges definitely notice. Bailey, on the other hand, impresses the judges by being confident and sexy in her movements. Rhiannon's goofy performance disappoints the judges, but only because she was so strong the week before. Meanwhile, Lauren is thrilled when the judges compliment her skills and say they saw a lot of Elle in her.
While Autumn's audition is technically fine, her lack of confidence is apparent. Although the judges aren't too harsh, their critiques really get to Autumn and she runs offstage to barf in the bathroom. She returns very embarrassed and agrees that she should sit out the rest of the auditions. As the final dancer of the evening, Natalie does so well that judge Bernard Telsey immediately tells her she's safe. However, the rest of the girls will still have to sweat it out.
The callback list has four girls' names, meaning only two will be sent to the casting office. Natalie, Bailey, Lauren and Rhiannon are all safe, leaving Autumn and Emma on the chopping block. Emma is really frustrated because she believes that she and Autumn are two of the most talented girls remaining in The Search for Elle Woods.
In the casting office, the judges applaud both girls for performing despite their illnesses. That said, they worry that Emma can't pull off the bubbly innocence of Elle Woods that is needed. As far as Autumn is concerned, the judges admit that she's competent, but what they need is someone who can sparkle -- something she certainly hasn't done for the past two weeks.
Ultimately, they decide to give Autumn another chance to turn things around and send Emma home. Although she's upset and a little confused, Emma promises that she's not going to stop pursuing her dream of being a Broadway star.