Short Program: Spartacus, choreographed by Adam Rippon and Cindy Stuart
"We almost killed each other," Wagner said. "We were like an old married couple that needed marriage counseling."
Choreographer Cindy Stuart came in as the mediator and saved the program — and their friendship.
"I called Cindy and told her it was a nightmare, and she came in and proved to be someone Ashley and I needed," Rippon said. "It was important that Ashley had the best program she could have."
Free Skate: Moulin Rouge!, choreographed by Shae-Lynn Bourne
"Shae-Lynn is the woman I want to be," said Wagner, who traveled to Toronto to work with Bourne this summer. "I love working with her because she brings out exactly what I want to be. She wanted to find something sexy, but something kind of vulnerable."
Shout out to the original Spartacus dress (2009), which holds a special place in our hearts as Ashley credits it as her worst costume ever. :P