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'Dancing With the Stars' recap: So emotional

Pass the tissues: Week 3 of “Dancing With the Stars” commemorated the celebrities’ most memorable years, and the contestants and audience alike were awash in a flood of triumph, tears and oh-so-many feelings during this two-hour program.

After the shock of last week’s surprise double elimination, this week’s ouster was abrupt but not really a surprise: Billy Dee Williams’ chronic back pain flared up, and the 77-year-old and his pro partner, Emma Slater, were forced to withdraw from the competition a week before the highly touted switch-up.

“I’ve had a wonderfully brilliant blast of a time,” the once and forever Lando Calrissian said. “I want to thank every one of you folks for...