'Dancing With the Stars' Recap: Meryl Davis & Maks' Secret Is SO Obvious

Meryl Davis Maksim Chmerkovskiy

OMG. Can you believe that by around this time tomorrow night, we'll know who the official winner of Dancing With the Stars season 18 is? Right from the very beginning, it was easy to see that Candace Cameron Bure, Amy Purdy, Meryl Davis, and James Maslow were going to emerge as front runners, and their final performances this evening certainly didn't disappoint.

Sure, the first dances of the night were great, but it's the freestyle routines that really make or break the competition for the finalists.

And I know I'm not alone in saying that Meryl and Maksim Chmerkovskiy did something extraordinary with their freestyle tonight.

Um, who else is totally obsessed with these two?

I haven't been so enamored of a DWTS couple since Val Chmerkovskiy and Kelly Monaco, but even so -- there's something about Meryl and Maks' partnership that goes even deeper.

Romance rumors between the pros and contestants run rampant every season, but honestly, if there's nothing beyond friendship going on between Maks and Meryl? I think it's safe to say every single one of us will be absolutely shocked. Their chemistry is beyond insane, to the point that it's almost heartbreaking to think about the possibility of them going their separate ways and never dancing together again once the competition is over.

OMG. They HAVE to be in love or at least well on their way, right? Hell, even Carrie Ann Inaba admitted she thinks they should get married, so why don't they go ahead and fess up that there's more to their relationship than they're letting on?

Even a couple weeks ago, Maks made a comment along the lines of "keeping whatever he and Meryl have going after the show is over," which has to mean there is more than friendship between them. (Or at least we hope so!) It will be pretty shocking if they don't win the mirror ball trophy tomorrow night, but if I had to guess, I'd say it will come down to them and Amy Purdy and Derek Hough.

Everyone in the ballroom was shocked that James and Peta were voted out ahead of Candace and Mark. As much as I love Candace, she just isn't on the same level playing field as Amy and Meryl. One of them HAS to win the whole deal for sure.

Do you think Meryl and Maks are more than friends? And who do you think will win DWTS?

 

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nonmember avatar e

I sincerely hope they are a couple really. I think its an outsiders view that is all correct in silently screaming at Maks like "dont let her get away just because she's not some breast implanted model! Do whats right for your soul Maks!!" But like most men, im sure he'll dissapoint us all as time goes by, and leave her Meryls memory in the past next to his (hopefully ) won mirror ball. No matter what she was a lucky gal to be his partner and receive many hugs and kisses from such a hunk.

Coles... Coles_mom

Are you people really this stupid? I GUARANTEE you Maks knows exactly what he's doing and how to play the camera/audience for votes. Pul-lease!

nonmember avatar Run Cole Run

@Coles_Mom
Bitch Pul-lease! Can we not have the dream/ fantasy one more day?
Bet you told "Cole" there was no Santa nor Easter Bunny when he
was 2 ! It's a reality show and reality TV isn't real. We get it!
I GUARANTEE YOU that you are no fun, have very few friends and your son is going to grow up with the same charming personality.
Let it go!
Maks &Meryl for he win!

nonmember avatar KDH

Even though the competition has been some of the best, I think Maks & Meryl deserve to win. They showed more passion , talent and chemistry then I've seen since Val & Kelly.

nonmember avatar realistic

Of course Amy is going to win! She doesn't have feet and its the crowd favorite/under dog. She is a horrible dancer, but just to inspire or please the crowd they will give it to her even though Meryl is truly the best dancer (she just doesn't have as good of a story...). Its all bs in the end

Ky Lee

If the relationship between maks and meryl go nowhere, it doesnt mean its because of maks. maybe meryl doesnt want a relationship thats more. At any point, I agree they should win. If for no other reason, for Meryl. She is a very quiet and non animated person yet when she goes on the floor, she is full of expression. She has done well. If Amy wins it willbe because of her disability. As the judges said, Meryl and Maks had no gimmicks...no rope, no table, no chairs. Derrick would be another reason she would win. He is a wonderful dancer and comes up with wonderful routines. I wonder what Meryl and Derrick would have been like together?

Ky Lee

If the relationship between maks and meryl go nowhere, it doesnt mean its because of maks. maybe meryl doesnt want a relationship thats more. At any point, I agree they should win. If for no other reason, for Meryl. She is a very quiet and non animated person yet when she goes on the floor, she is full of expression. She has done well. If Amy wins it willbe because of her disability. As the judges said, Meryl and Maks had no gimmicks...no rope, no table, no chairs. Derrick would be another reason she would win. He is a wonderful dancer and comes up with wonderful routines. I wonder what Meryl and Derrick would have been like together?

Chandra Jordan

All I know is that MnM are raw and real and don't need the gimmicks of hanging from a rope to win. They don't need flash and razzle dazzle, they just needed to dance perfectly and they did and that's why they deserve to win. Amy should win the most admirable person award but she sat on a stool with a dance that had errors and got perfect 10's. She slid/sat on a table and got great scores too. She makes mistakes, their dance makes mistakes and they get perfect scores. Meryl and Maks had to EARN every perfect score and never once got overscored for mistakes. 

nonmember avatar gracie

There is no way two people can fake the emotional connection that Maks and Meryl have. She seems to have brought out a side of Mak that has elevated his desire to go all the way for the mirror ball...he truly seems to want to do everything he can to help her to win. Their connection and dancing is breathtaking. It is such a shame we will not see anyone routines after tonight.
I agree that Amy is inspiring but she has been scored based on her disability and has been given many, many passes for special adaptations in routines( sitting at a table) and mistakes.The rope thing tonight and a lift-centric routine tonight was not dancing, it was mostly gymnastics...not even close to the amazing ,emotionaly raw freestyle of Maks and Meryl.

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