There were five couples and 10 dances.
Fans cheered, but they also booed.
There was a war of words and the first triple 10s of the season.
In the new instant dance category, when the music came minutes before the dance, Jennifer Grey and partner Derek Hough rumbaed their way to a perfect score.
"Yes we did. I believe we did," Grey said. "I'm shocked."
Add 27 more points for their quickstep and they tied for first with Brandy and her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Brandy and Chmerkovskiy waltzed their way to 29 points, with 28 more -- a little criticism -- for the choreography that started their instant cha cha.
"Kurt did more dancing than you did," judge Carrie Ann Inaba told the couple. "He got right on the first beat, Maks."
"Then I guess we deserve a seven," Chmerkovskiy snapped back. "Don't worry about it."
Later on, Chmerkovskiy tried to make sense of it.
"Why would she be penalized for my mistakes?" Chmerkovskiy said about Brandy. "I'll take the fall, but I don't understand why she needs to be talked at and down to and Carrie Ann's been at our throat for the last two weeks. I have had enough of it a little bit."
Just one point behind the leaders are Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer.
After their 27 points for the Viennese Waltz, their instant jive got them an almost perfect 29.
"What more can we ask for, dude?" Massey said.
"We weren't expecting those scores because we never really get those kinds of scores, but it was awesome and well-deserved," Schwimmer said.
Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya landed in fourth getting triple eights for both dances.
The studio audience booed the judges after his instant cha cha didn't get a higher number.
"You're proud of that," Warner said. "You feel good that people are going, 'Hey, these guys entertained us and they deserved better than what they got.' It makes you feel good."
One behind them were Bristol Palin and partner Mark Ballas.
He was also not happy with the judges' marks for their two dances.
"Maybe she's lacking a little bit in personality, but it was the best time she's ever done it this week," Ballas said.
"(He's) very protective of me," Palin said. "I'm glad he is."
(Get a dance-by-dance recap of all the action in week eight of 'Dancing With the Stars.')