How Dancing With The Stars' Heather Morris Feels About That Shocking Elimination

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Wow. That's about all that could be said after watching last night's Dancing with the Stars, which featured one of the most shocking eliminations in series history, if not for all reality shows that have ever existed. (Slight hyperbole.) Star Heather Morris finally reunited with her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy for the Boy Bands vs Girl Groups performances, and the duo received a perfect score for their killer rumba to a '90s classic. Still, Morris and Maks were eliminated, and here's how the former Glee star feels about that baffling turn of events.

I was very, very excited to get the Disney 10s---and all the 10s---but I watch a lot of reality television. You don't know what's going to happen with these things, but I was very, very happy for the last time to be amazing and to get to dance with Maks again...we missed that for the last three weeks.

I don't think anyone would have really expected Heather Morris to get vocally vicious on Len Goodman and the rest following last night's episode, since that's not her M.O. A little snark or something might have been appropriate, but no, Morris goes out taking taking the high road, giving thanks for being able to get back on the dance floor with Maks Chmerkovskiy, who had been absent since the second episode, due to a calf injury. Not that it would have done her much good to go negative, considering there were many Dancing with the Stars viewers who protested her inclusion, given her background in professional (though non-partnered and non-ballroom) dancing.

The rumba, set to TLC's "Waterfalls," started off on an amusing note, with Heather Morris' interim partner Alan Bersten attempting to reclaim his spot with her before Maks playfully pushed him back. And then some well-timed sexy dancing happened, and it earned the pair a quartet of 10s. But when all was said and done and the group performances were thankfully complete, Morris and Maks were on the chopping block, proving not that not even perfection is an advantage in every situation.

For those wondering what Maks Chmerkovskiy thought about it all, here's what the dancer told E!

Heather was super patient with me. I just feel sad we had plans for some amazing Argentine tango, and thinking about freestyle and stuff...but given the caliber of dancer that Heather is, it's only right. It sucks, but it is what it is...With Heather it wasn't like with most of my other partners where it was kind of like let's figure out what makes you look good, it was more like let's dance together and do beautiful things. I'm going to miss that for sure.

With more questionable judgment calls yet to come -- and a potential elimination that William Shatner can't wait for -- Dancing with the Stars airs Monday nights on ABC at 8:00 p.m. ET. If you want to know what other shows you can do the foxtrot to in the near future, head to our midseason premiere schedule and our summer TV guide.

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