The paso doble is a demanding dance for anybody. But on “Dancing With the Stars” week two, it fell to Valerie Harper, a 74-year-old woman who has already sprained her knee. Ouch. But Harper gave 110 percent and the judges praised how hard she tried.

“I think it was brave of you to come out here and do that dance. You’re just a brave lady,” says Len. Bruno adds, “Oh my darling, I love the way you captured the grandeur of a great lady of Spain. … I can’t believe that you actually did what you did, it was so much content. You didn’t take the easy way out.”

Carrie Ann also praises her courage and the way she attacked the moves of the dance. The judges gave her two 6s and a 7 from Bruno for a score of 19. But we have a feeling Valerie is in no danger yet of going home.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."