*Caution: Spoilers ahead*
Monday was Halloween week onDancing With the Stars, and as fun as the spooky, fantastical performances were, someone still had to get the axe.
Two of the night's lowest-scoring performers, Ryan Lochte and Terra Jole, found themselves in jeopardy at the end of the night and, after an exceedingly drawn-out moment of tension building by host Tom Bergeron, it was Lochte and his pro-partner, Cheryl Burke, who got the boot.
After eight weeks of valiant effort but low scores, the Olympic gold medalist couldn't stay in the game. However, he handled the elimination like a pro.
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"I learned a lot about myself [during my time here]," Lochte shared with co-host Erin Andrews after the elimination. "Like, no matter how hard I get knocked down I can keep fighting."
"I'm sad that I'm going home," he added. "Everyone here has touched me in a special place [in my heart]."
Lochte -- who joined DWTS after dealing with an embarrassing fiasco during the Rio Olympics in August when it was revealed that he filed a false report about being robbed at gun point -- has struggled to improve his public image over the last two months, and Bergeron had to ask about how it felt to feel the love from the crowd once again.
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"10 or 12 weeks ago, could you have envisioned an audience of over 700 people on their feet standing to say goodbye?" the long-time DWTS host asked.
"Not at all," Lochte replied. "I never pictured this."
Check out the video below for a look at some of Lochte and Burke's best moments from their time on DWTS this season.