This was supposed to be the finale episode of the season, and maybe ever, as it is the last episode with Maddie and Mack on the show. However, rating were really good so production has add a B season and more episodes will be airing soon. Perhaps they just want an idea of how ratings will be once they leave.
The veteran moms are still pissy with the mini moms. At pyramid, Abby points out that the minis were the only team to win last season. They are also the future of the ALDC. Despite coming in fourth last week, Maddie is on top of the pyramid.
The group dance is hip hop because that is what the girls wanted. She gives Maddie and Mack solos. Kendall will be working with the minis. One of the minis also has a solo that is a tribute to her brother who has a traumatic brain issue.
The pizza is here! I think I will eat it rather than recap the moms bitching about every little thing and Melissa crying.
I like the never before aired episodes. Jo Jo is a lot better than they edit her to be. I wonder why they never aired that competition?
I just realized that this show is an extra half hour. It seems that entire half hour is going to be the moms bitching about the lack of fanfare over Melissa and her kids leaving.
The moms all show up wearing black and wearing black veils. They tell the new moms and the minis that they cannot walk in with them. Seriously?
Areana’s dance is very depressing. She is very talented though. I am going to assume that she will win particularly because they rolled her disabled brother into the auditorium and she gets to tell her whole sad story. She cries and they tell her to go hug her brother. Abby cries. The judges don’t criticize a thing. She will probably win first OVERALL too.
Mack’s solo was a jazz/acro. It was mostly acrobatics. The Australian judge calls her a “pocket rocket.” Everyone laughs. It was her usual gymnastics. Nothing special. Not enough to beat Areana that’s for sure.
Is it just me or is the most depressing episode ever? Maddie’s solo was great. It was a lot like her Sia video choreography. Dark, depressing, perfectly executed. Clearly she will win. The moms are all crying. Abby is not but she looks like she has just been told she has one week to live. Or that she is going to do five years in Camp Cupcake.
Abby’s speech to the groups talks about how leaving the ALDC is like graduating from high school. It’s an exciting time. It may even be a blessing in disguise for those staying behind. No one knows what the future holds. It was very lackluster. The original moms are pissed. Melissa screams at the mini moms and tells them that there kids will be nothing and the fans will hate them.
Mini Group Dance
The minis were super cute. They did great for their experience level.
Junior Elite Group Dance
I am worried about the hats and suspenders. Lots of potential for wardrobe malfunctions. The dance goes extremely well. Why haven’t they done more hip hop in the past? You could tell the girls loved the routine. Everyone was really good. And the crowd cheered through most of the dance. The judges loved it and compared the dancers to Janet Jackson.
Areana got second place. How is it possible that Mack beat her? Oh wait! She didn’t. She didn’t even place. That doesn’t surprise me. Areana not getting first place does.
Maddie of course wins first. There was no beating that solo.
The minis group won first place. The Junior Elite Team also won first.
The competition director gives a huge speech and a bunches of roses. Melissa is called up to speak, but she can’t she does manage to thank Abby so does Maddie.
They have a party in the dressing room. Abby tells the minis that they are officially her new team. When this was filmed Abby thought she was going to get a break from the show. She is but just not as long as she thinks. Abby gives Maddie and Mack a rough critic. The girls and Melissa walk out. After 136 minutes, my DVR has had enough, and so have I.
Next Week: (Actually tomorrow I think. Sorry I am behind) More bitching on the reunion.