We begin at yet another new studio where the girls are supposed to have practice in LA this week. Both the moms and the girls are just hoping Abby shows up at this point.
Holly makes plans with Aubrey O’Day to cut a single with Nia. Holly has her pimp hat on this episode.
Sadly, Abby does show up and although she has brushed her hair and put on some make-up her attitude has not changed. Abby says she doesn’t owe anyone an explanation for why she was
in jail not there last week. Holly has a nuclear meltdown on Abby calling her a liar several times. Then she yells at the other moms for being cowards. This is all very unnecessary. All the moms except for Maddie’s need to leave ALDC with their kids at this point. It’s a joke.
Holly leaves the room and begins sobbing to a producer. She is done. She can’t take this any more. She deserves better. Her little girl deserves betted. Nia is packing up her shit in a Louis Vuitton bag.
Meanwhile, Abby calls Aubrey and says that Holly just threw a tantrum. Basically, she is trying to sabotage Nia’s chance to sing in the studio with Aubrey. Abby seems to think Holly and Nia went behind her back to try to use one of her friends. WTF is wrong with Abby. Seriously? This isn’t normal asshole Abby, this is either hormonal rage Abby or drugged up on something Abby or having a psychotic episode Abby.
The beginning of pyramid is hilarious. There is Jo Jo with the Bow Bow who somehow is always told when to show up for public ridicule and humiliation. Abby jerks the cover of the lowest picture and says, “Jo Jo you are on the bottom because you are not even on team.!” Yet there she is every week. Abby moves the photo away from the pyramid. She really needs someone if she wants to keep having a pyramid though.
Next is Nia because Abby hates her and her mother. Next is Kendall whose name she doesn’t even call, she just says, “We have you next, you’re good?” A freaked out Kendall just nods blankly. Abby just goes through say, “Next we have Mackenzie, same thing, and then we have Kalani, not a lot to judge you on. And then we have Maddie. Great congratulations. There you go. We’re going to Sheer Talent. I’m sure we’ll be embarrassed and humiliated there.” Kendall gets a solo and Jo Jo gets a solo because she is not in the group. This feels kind of like bad PMS to me. Especially the whole, “I hope you are all happy!” sort of undertones.
Then Abby goes completely psycho. She starts evilly at the girls who appear to be crapping themselves and starts to cry. Then she spits out, “I just pretend it doesn’t matter. I can’t pretend anymore.” Then she loses all control and is screaming at the girls, ” NO ONE IS GOING TO TALK TO ME THAT WAY! NO ONE! I’M NOT GOING TO STAND HERE AND DO SOMETHING I DON’T WANT TO DO! I want to teach dance. I want to be creative. I don’t want to do this (insert weird hand gestures here) anymore.” And with that, Abby waddles off again. Presumably to eat more fast food in the car. Not that there is anything wrong with that. I hope she picks me up a burrito.
Abby shows up the next day for rehearsal. Nia is not there so Jo Jo is in the group dance. The dance is about children who survive an explosion. I’m not kidding.
Holly and Nia show up at the studio and work with Aubrey O’Day. I can see Abby being friends with someone like Aubrey. She seems to be trying to be on her best behavior with Holly and Nia though. Still, this is a bit of out of the frying pan into the fire.
Kendall’s solo is a Bollywood dance. It’s very complex. Jo Jo is doing a dance solo based on Carrie. Abby wants Jo Jo to watch the movie. She’s 11.
The next day Nia and Holly returned. All the girls are thrilled to see Nia. Jo Jo is late to arrive. Jo Jo has been dancing Nia’s part in the group dance. Jo Jo’s mom calls during the practice to say that she had to take Jo Jo to be treated for lice. Jessalynn says she must have gotten it from their kids. Then Abby calls Gia and tells her that Nia is not in the group number.
When they arrive at the competition, Holly and Nia are already there. Abby says she was out shopping the night before and bought something for Nia. She hands her a bag. OMG What is it? A snake? An explosive device? Nope just a long-sleeved T Shirt that says ” Stay Strong.” Weird.
Abby is pissed that Jo Jo didn’t watch Carrie. Both Jo Jo and Kendall are anxious. Kendall has a breakdown in rehearsal because her costume is too tight. Jo Jo is coated in blood.
Kendall’s solo went great. And then the music stopped. She kept right on going without it and was fantastic.
Jo Jo’s solo was good. It was very intriguing. I could not stop watching her. There were some tricky acrobatics that were great. I liked it.
The group dance was good. At the end everyone dies except for Maddie. It was one of the weirder ones they have done.
Jo Jo took fifth place in the solos. Kendall took second. The group dance took first.
Wait? Next week is the last week in LA? What happened to “I’M MOVING THE STUDIO TO LA?” Maybe Abby somehow lost her studio? I’m so confused.