One of the show's former dancers, Julianne Hough, returned to help judge the performances. By the end of the night, one dance was a point shy of perfection.
Meryl Davis scored 39 out of 40 for her Argentine Tango with Val Chmerkovskiy.
"I felt like we had an opportunity to do some great things and I wanted to seize that opportunity for both of us," said Chmerkovskiy.
Four points behind them were James Maslow and Cheryl Burke, who tangoed their way to the second position.
"I never find comfort in second place. I still have a long way to go, and I'm going to keep striving for it," said Maslow.
Amy Purdy and Mark Ballas took third place with their sexy Salsa.
"For me, I don't do it for the judges. I do it for me to feel good to know I accomplished something and did what I wanted to do and had fun," said Purdy.
Drew Carey, who danced with Witney Carson, tied for fourth place with Charlie White, who danced with Peta Murgatroyd.
Tied for sixth place this week: NeNe Leakes and Derek Hough, along with Danica McKellar, who danced with Maksim Chmerkovskiy instead of her usual partner, Val.
"I love the Chmerkovskiy brothers. They're amazing. They're just full of love and passion and talent and they share it with me and I'm so fortunate," McKellar said.
Cody Simpson, with Sharna Burgess, landed in eighth place.
"I'm really sad I don't get to work with him more. And that mama bear thing comes out and I want to defend and protect and prove he's worth nines," said Burgess.
It was sevens across the board for last place finishers Candace Cameron Bure and Tony Dovolani.
"I really hope my fans rally and vote for me," said Cameron Bure.
This was a non-elimination week. Next week, the wonderful world of Disney takes over the ballroom.