I wasn’t expecting this since we had a reunion before the season. I still don’t understand why that happened. Let’s see if this is worth watching. Abby is out by herself first to a tepid welcome by the audience (at least I didn’t hear any boos.) The host congratulates her on her fourth consecutive win at nationals. He then points out that Chloe was the highest scored in the solo competition and she came in fifth, Camryn 6th and Kendall 9th. Abby makes a face and says there was a lot of competition in the solo division and she opted not to have Maddie dance. I still don’t think we know the real reason why Maddie didn’t dance. She also said that Jill has said forever that if Kendall got the choreography that Maddie got, she would win, so she gave it to her and she came in 9th. Abby says that it just proves that Maddie is the only who can when.
Time for the Maddie one on one. Will the other kids get on? I doubt it. Maddie explains that Sia contacted her on twitter and a week later she was there in a week and learned the dance in two hours. Yep, the fame is going to her head.
Holly comes out looking gorgeous in a yellow dress. They have the same discussion they had all summer. Abby’s favoritism toward Maddie is to the detriment of the other dancers. Montage of same argument over and over. Abby laughs through the whole thing. The team performs Tribal Council with Nia in the lead. It’s of course my favorite group dance of the season. Nia rocked it!
Time for the Christi and Abby fight from Nationals. Abby says her biggest issue with Chloe is Christi not making Chloe’s classes at ALDC a priority. She pretends like she means Chloe being late to class. But what Abby is really made about which they will not mention on air is that Chloe dances for Studio 19 and is so over having to dance for Abby but is stuck in a contract. Abby says that Chloe is going through a growth spurt. She says she always knew she would be tall and stunning, but with that growth comes technical problems. I think Abby really wants to train Chloe full-time and is going to go easy on this reunion to lull her back into a contract. I am in the minority here but I like Christi. I don’t find her behavior to be out of line at all, Abby has been really mean to Chloe. Holly has been reserved and even-tempered with Abby and it doesn’t seem to make any difference. I get Christi’s reaction to Abby. I hate Christi’s dress. It looks like something you are forced to make at a bridal shower in the stupid toilet paper dress making game. It would not have won. I love her hair thought and she does look pretty in spite of the dress. Same old choreography argument. The dance is “Maddie’s dance” that Kendall got to perform but Chloe also understudied for. The three of them perform it for the first time as a trio. It was great. Maddie was better than Chloe and Kendall by far. #TruthTelling
Melissa comes out and Holly and Christi gang up on her. They accuse Melissa of throwing Mackenzie under the bus in favor of Maddie. Any one of these bitches would act the same way Melissa does. Abby and Christi exchange very low blows.
Um, because it is a child, I’m going to follow the old adage and not say anything at all about “Mack Z’s” new video.
The topic turns to the select team, and CHRISTy. Poor Sarah. She is a great kid. CHRISTy is pissed she was not invited to the reunion. They show a fight between the red-headed mom and CHRISTy where CHRISTy tried to choke her out. Did I miss that or is it my CRS? Either way that explains why poor Sarah was eventually kicked off.
Chloe performs a solo. I love Chloe but the word that came to mind for this dance? Was “clunky.” Sorry. It just was. I think she is suffering technically from not doing all of her classes at ALDC. She seems off her game tonight. Perhaps having a bad day?
Now it is the select moms on one couch and the original moms on the other. The select moms are mad. It’s the same old choreography argument. They bring out Jeannette the mom of Ava with the eating disorder. Jeanette is crazy and she says Abby said to do whatever she needed to do to get Christi out of there. I believe Abby really did want Ava to be a replacement for Chloe but Ava wasn’t good enough to pull it off so Abby brutally threw them out. Jeanette has a hissy fit and left. She’s pissed the select moms are not sticking up for her. The select team is kissing ass hoping to go to Hollyweird with Abby. Next, a dance with both teams together for the first time. It was really good. It was called save the rainforest and there were no lyrics. Maddie was the peacock of the rainforest of course. It was like a Broadway ensemble with Maddie dancing lead. Clearly, Abby’s mission is to take all of these girls to Cali with her. When I watched the second time and paused to comment more, it was clear they were not in sync. The two in bright pink are off. Maybe that is why they have different colored costumes? They have different choreography? Ah, yes, those two are Maddie’s back up dancers. The green dancers are the originals. Maddie is the star. Though one of the pink dances was featured in the ending. The pink dancers seemed off at every pause, even from each other.
There was like a thirty something blip of Cathy from rotten apples. Her hair looks ridiculous. The arguments between Cathy and Abby were dumb. The show ended with an excerpt of this video which though they didn’t say it reveals who goes to LA to be on the new series. It’s a super cute video and has over 2 million views so far!
Spoiler alert: No Chloe, no select team members, and three new little ones.