September 29th, 2015
This week on Dancing With the Stars was Television themes week. Mark and Alexa performed a jazz routine to the theme from Breaking Bad, complete with Mark looking like Walter White and hazmat suits! The couple got rave reviews from the judges, which included guest judge Alfonso Riberio, and a total score of 36. This was the highest score of the season and propelled them to the top of the leaderboard along with Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess.
Kristin from E Online wrote:
We're also now totally obsessed with the total masterpiece that was Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas jazz routine to the Breaking Bad theme. It's a thing we never knew we needed until we got it, and now it's our favorite thing of all time, on par with Riker Lynch's Jack Sparrow routine from last season. http://www.eonline.com/news/700912/dancing-with-the-stars-does-tv-we-ve-never-been-happier-but-it-s-a-bittersweet-night
John Kubicek from Buddy TV online wrote:
He's Walter White (with a bald cap) and she's Jesse Pinkman (yeah, bitch!) in their yellow meth-cooking suits. This is right up Mark's alley with his creative concepts. He's a full-on method actor about it, steaming their costumes in an RV while wearing tighty whities. It's avant-garde and creepy, but so cool. This is pure, uncut Mark Ballas genius. http://www.buddytv.com/articles/dancing-with-the-stars/dancing-with-the-stars-recap-t-57594.aspx
Due to illness, Kim Zolciak and Tony Dovolani had to withdraw from the competition. No one else was eliminated, so the remaining 4 couples will move on to week four of the reality dance competition.