James Van Der Beek’s heartbreak night

Sean Spicer has left the building. But five dancers returned for the “Dancing With the Stars” semifinals that will go down in history as one of the show’s most heart-breaking episodes ever.

All the dancing news paled in light of news from James Van Der Beek, who announced tearfully on the show that his wife, Kimberly, pregnant with their sixth child, had miscarried over the weekend..

The pain continued as the night went on. But the show went on too, with each dancer performing two dances in an effort to make next week’s finals. The first was a “redemption dance” chosen by the judges as the worst dance from each couple’s repertoire, followed by a new routine.

Even by “Dancing With the Stars” drama standards, the tears and pain were flowing at a new level on Monday.

Here’s what went down.

How we got here: Last week, Sean Spicer got the judges’ boot

Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko dance their final number Monday night.

Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko

Alaina was in the hot seat after falling into the “bottom two” last week. (The judges took Spicer’s scalp and allowed the country singer to continue.) Worse, Alaina had to open the show with her worst dance, a paso doble she double-dribbled in Week 2.

But her dance floor command to the fitting song “What Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You Stronger” showed a different Alaina who rocked a Cat Woman-esque black velvet dress cut to show off her scandalous thigh-high stockings.

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