(During Laila and Maksim's rehearsals)
Laila Ali: It's time for new dances, new excitement in order for us to get that sixty. I think the Quickstep is the best ballroom dance for us because it's high energy and we had a good time doing it.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy: I couldn't agree with you more.
Laila Ali: The semi finals means that there's a lot of pressure on us.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy: I'm hoping for perfection this week. I really want it. You're being stubborn.
Laila Ali: I'm not being stubborn Max, I'm not thinking about my arm, I'm thinking about the steps. I think you should have an idea of what I can do.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy: And I think you should have an idea of how I teach.
Laila Ali: I do. And that's why I'm trying to ignore your attitude.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy: I don't have an attitude!
Laila Ali: Yes, you do! I'm done for the day. I think the pressure of being in the semi finals is getting to us. Now is the time to invite him to my house, have a barbecue. Wait, Max, you're burning the chicken!
Maksim Chmerkovskiy: That is not true.
Laila Ali: You're supposed to be watching it.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy: I am watching it.
Laila Ali: Oh, that's okay, you stick to dancing.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy: During this season, we became more than just dancing partners, I've become part of Laila's life.
Laila Ali: We can never feel safe. Everyone who's left in this competition can take home the trophy. But none of that matters until it's the last one left standing. And I'm gonna make sure that's me.