I finally have a moment to recap Abby’s big return to the ALDC. I’ve watched every episode of every season and the title has me asking who Ashlee is. I suppose it is one of the minis mom. Some of the team arrives to the studio. Noticeably absent is Nia and Holly and LaurieAnn. The moms notice that Abby’s attorney is standing in the parking lot. They head over to talk to him and Abby pops up and mutters, “Under duress, I’m back.” Jill tells Abby if she doesn’t want to be there then they don’t want her there. That ain’t up to you, Jill. You are standing in the ALDC. Do you need to be reminded what the AL stands for?
Jill says that if Abby had come back to the studio with an apology for leaving them high and dry they would have forgiven her, but instead the first words out of her mouth were that she doesn’t want to be there. Apparently, after googling Ashlee is Brynn’s mom. There was a TMZ story about her departure specifically because she left not because of Abby but because production was pushing for sexier routines and she was not okay with that for Brynn. That makes sense to me. But that might have been for the season with Cheryl Burke that I am not even sure will air.
The two minis are the only kids who stay with Abby. Kira calls LaureAnn and asks her to choreograph for the older girls this week. She says no. Abby specifically told her to stay away from her dancers. Jill leads the moms back into the studio to say really hateful things to Abby including telling her their kids don’t want her back. And they say if she had left her fat ass in Mexico they would be dancing with LaurieAnn right now. Jill is just a cunt.
Elliana could not be any happier that Miss Abby is back. She loves her and she is thrilled with her solo. The moms go to a coffee shop and start texting potential choreographers to get the girls back on stage this week. Abby sends a text to all the moms that they have twenty minutes to come back and rehearse the group dance or they are done. Kalani says she wants to dance but she wants to dance with someone who wants to work with her. She doesn’t want to go back. None of the girls contacted Abby before she went to prison.
Maesi’s mom and Brynn’s mom see to be having second thoughts. Jill says if any of them want to be scabs they can cross the line.
Across town, Chloe is rehearsing with MDP. Chloe is the lead in the group dance which has a lot of crazy props. Chloe is very rusty so it makes no sense for Chloe to be the lead. At least that is the storyline. I think Chloe has probably been training for this moment for months.
Maesi and her mom, Jaime who Abby called a bitch, return to practice the next day. Abby calls Jaime a bitch again and screams at her. Maesi stays in the room with Abby.
Holly and Nia finally arrive to LA. I seem to have missed why they were delayed a day or so. All the older girls are choreographing a group dance on their own back at 3rd Street Dance. Kalani seems to be leading the choreography decisions. I have a feeling Gia is lurking someone. Whatever happened to her? Kalani and the other girls want Brynn to do sort of a cheerleading fall off of their hands and into their arms. Brynn is terrified and doesn’t want to do it. Kalani says if she was a real teacher telling her to do it she would try it, because that is how it works, you do what the choreographer tells you to do. A lot of pressure is applied. A lot of pressure. Brynn is holding her own. I’m proud of her for standing up for herself despite all the pressure. I’m sad not one of the other girls stuck up for her.
The three solos that Abby choreographed are looking really good. Christi calls Holly while the girls are rehearsing and let’s her know that she is nervous about having to be in the same room with Abby. Even Jill agrees to put their differences aside and be there to support Christi.
Brynn is starting to wish she had stayed with Abby. So I guess that will be Ashlee’s big decision on the next episode. Also on the next episode, it looks like Abby had a breakdown and asks the older girls to come back.