We begin with Abby Lee Miller letting us know that Kelly Hyland and her daughters Paige and Brooke are out of the company. Abby doesn’t seem to think she has any responsibility for that went down in NYC. Despite Abby Lee still pressing charges against Hyland, last I heard so far nothing had happened other than one court appearance where both sides were granted restraining orders. Meanwhile, Kelly is suing Abby Lee and the production team for all sorts child labor law infractions, assault and a variety of other issues one of which includes Abby hiring a choreographer who forced the girls to learn a provocative dance and was later charged with child pornography charges. Allegedly. Maybe.
Nia is getting a solo. I’m worried for her already. Maddie and Chloe have a duet but they are not getting along after Maddie stole Chloe’s duet glory last week. Kalani and Kendall will be doing a duet against Maddie and Chloe. If they win, Abby will take that out on Chloe.
Melissa invites everyone over for wine and cheese. Christi says she is not going. AlHl the ladies seem to think that Melissa lied. It seemed pretty clear to me last episode that Melissa did not know and begged Abby to not have the Maddie’s duet judged. I don’t know why everyone is so quick to jump on the Melissa hate wagon.
Abby is grooming Mackenzie to be a singer. I thought Abby didn’t like the girls doing things other than dancing!
I think Abby must be going through the change. I totally recognize the fits of anger and rage over things that don’t warrant them. She has no patience with Kendall who is working with a new duet partner. She is also psyching Chloe out. AGAIN.
Kalani is a little snot behind the scenes talking about Kendall and her lack of listening to Abby’s corrections.
Abby is very unsupportive of Nia’s solo which is a contemporary piece set to a spiritual. At one point Abby just walks out on her and refuses to coach her.
Kalani and Kendall’s duet went very well. They have a shot at first. Also, the competition does not look very strong this competition from what little they have shown. They are only showing super short dance clips for some reason on this episode. I don’t get the point of the choreographer’s cuts. They ought to just make all the shows with the entire dance entries shown in the first place. Chloe and Maddie did okay. Their choreography didn’t seem to be that exciting. We shall see what happens. Chloe seems worried.
Nia’s headpiece slipped off and Nia had a little freakout. I did not like Nia’s choreography. Abby always gives her tribal like choreography. She is good in that genre but I think she needs the chance to break out into other areas.
Abby is furious with Christi for monkeying with Nia’s headpiece before she went on stage. Abby came screaming into the room like a bull in a china shop. She is really losing it. I swear she needs some bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
The group number went well and was cute. The judging is not so cute. They just toss all the performances in a pot and pick the winners without regard to whether they were solos, duets or groups. So I have no idea how Nia or Kalani and Kendall did. The group came in first and Maddie and Chloe tied with some other kids for second.
Abby tells the women they might as well stop missing Kelly because she had her arrested and she will not be back. I found the weird judging this episode to be a major let down for the show.