When last we left Dance Moms, Abby Lee had shown up to ruin everyone’s fun at the Matty B video shoot. We back up a bit to the point were everyone was happy for a change and the video was being shot and everyone is having fun. Of course, Abby is not going to let this happen. Abby is pulling Mackenzie from the video. Matty’s manager tries to tell Melissa that Abby is an idiot in the nicest possible way. He seems irked that Abby was messing up a video shoot that was going well.
Sidenote: Am I the only one obsessed with the Luis Vuitton bag this season? There seems to be one bag and it is in most every scene but it is carried by a different person each week. I first noticed it when Nia was carrying it. It didn’t seem to be something that Holly would buy for Nia. Then each week someone else is carrying it or it is placed near the ladies. Sorry. I just find it odd. It’s apparently product placement, but it’s like a game of hot potato with the product placement. Watch for it next week. This week it seemed to be nearest to Jill.
Anyway Abby gets on the phone with who? Who is she consulting about this? An attorney? Afterward she tells the mom that this is a problem for all the kids not just the special snowflake “pop star” Mackenzie. Matty B’s manager says they are going to shoot the video and if any of THE MOMS want THEIR KIDS in the video they should let him know. Then Abby says in a talking head she will see which moms are loyal to her. The new, kid, Brynn’s mom, who is only there for the week anyway says Brynn doesn’t have a name, she’s just a dancer, so… Abby says , “She’ll probably always just be a dancer with that attitude.” Jill and Melissa are quick to pull their kids to appease Abby. Jill says she wants Kendall to do it but she has to go back to Pittsburgh and doesn’t want to have to deal with the wrath of Abby. Holly says she doesn’t want Nia to walk off the set. Jo Jo’s mom says the same thing. Abby is pissed because Holly is the only original team member who stayed to film. Abby says once again Holly stabbed her in the back.
Back at competition rehearsal, Abby is still pissed at Holly. Abby says that she has been teaching Nia since she was three and she is really hurt. Abby is stuck. She can’t rechoreograph a dance so everyone is still in. But she threatens everyone saying she will NOT forget the betrayal.
Jo Jo is struggling with her duet with Mackenzie. Kalani and Sarah are doing a duet about Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan. I love when Abby yells at them to be like people are so much older than them they have no idea who they are.
The other two moms from Arizona are spilling the tea on Kira. She doesn’t even have custody of her son anymore because she is always off somewhere with Kalani according to them. Sarah’s mom helped raise Kalani at the studio because Kira was never around. Kira calls them fucking bitches and Holly all but clutches her pearls. Kira is pissed they spilled the tea about her son. Like really pissed.
How did I miss that Mackenzie is in both group dances? The Sad clown dance with the non ALDC dancers has the more complex choreography and is the group Abby wants to win. How is it possible that Maddie was available for the video taping but not in town for the rehearsals or competition?
At the competition, there is a big crowd to meet the team. Maddie is there for the competition. Abby gives a big speech on how great she is. Then she tells Jo Jo’s mom all the stuff she hates about Jo Jo. Sarah’s mom goes in on Kira again. She blurts out that Kira has been arrested for credit card fraud. Kira denies it. They google and it shows up that she was tried and convicted for theft #Busted
Um, why are Mackenzie and Jo Jo in powdered wigs and white powdered faces like Kabuki dancers when they are supposed to be Lucy and Ethel. Also Sarah’s ice skating costume is three sizes too big and will probably fall off her during the dance.
First up, Kalani and Sarah dance their “Tonya and Nancy” duet. It was fine. Kalani (as Nancy) had more of the lead role, or at least took more of a lead role than Sarah. It seemed to me to be more story based than technique driven.
Next, Mackenzie and Jo Jo dance their duet, “Lucy and Ethel.” Maybe they are supposed to be in black and white with all the white makeup? The music stopped VERY early in the dance and the girls kept going. Jo Jo made a fairly seriously error by facing the back of the stage instead of the audience, but they finished it out. I’m sorry I don’t understand this whole finishing the dance rule. Especially if the music stops right at the beginning. They should just stop and wait for their music to be played properly. Is someone from ALDC in charge of pushing the button or someone from the competition? It just seems wrong that girls should be stuck dancing to no music through no fault of their own.
Abby mentioned the mistake to Jo Jo’s mom and she didn’t see it. When Jo Jo shows up she admits she faced the wrong way. Still she gets a long lecture from Abby.
Time for the group dances. Abby gives a non-motivational, motivational speech.
The sad clown dance was packed with acrobatics. And everyone did the moves they were supposed to do, and they were pretty much together. But they didn’t dance like a team. They lacked a certain cohesiveness. The other moms thought they were great and seem to be very intimidated. I think the other group could still win.
Mackenzie and to run like hell to change into the other costume. Editing is making it seem like she is going to fuck this up. But she didn’t. I loved the Moulin Rouge dance, but I am biased. I also worry that it was not age appropriate and that might cost them somehow. But they were fabulous.
They start calling duet winners at number five. I guess ALDC didn’t get top two. But remember one duet HAD NO MUSIC! Jo Jo and Mackenzie got 4th with no music. That won’t go over well with Abby at all. OMG. Kalani and Sarah did not place at all. Holy shit. Fourth place was the highest they got! This was an overall score though so they might have won something in their division.
The sad clowns won fourth for the group dance. Will Moulin Rouge beat them? I’m holding my breath! Shit. Nope. Fourth place was as high as they went Abby is going to blow a gasket. They are leaving the west coast in disgrace. Dayum. I really liked that Moulin Rouge dance.
At the end, Abby cut Sarah for being too old. Um, she didn’t rapid age in L.A., Abby. Abby also says that the video shoot has not been forgotten and there will be hell to pay back in Pittsburgh.