Once again, this episode is super late, just like Teen Moms. There are only a handful of us still watching these shows but I am determined to finish both series out to the bitter end. I won’t be able to do Teen Mom until sometime after Tuesday since I can’t record it at the time it airs, and the reruns are not until midday Monday or Tuesday. So now, for those of us still hanging in there, it is time to start yet another two-part episode.
It’s just Brynn and the minis who show up to rehearsal at ALDC. Abby is living in the storeroom full of t-shirts and empty takeout boxes. When the moms go to look for her, the camera shoots her in an oversized t-shirt without a bra. She’s pissed already. I have to say if I was looking at spending ten months or so in prison I would be pissed too. Every time I watch this show I wonder if she is watching it in prison with her new friends. I seem to remember hearing she is not actually making friends in prison and had to be moved to a slightly more restrictive unit.
Anyway, Abby screams at the cameras that this is her bedroom and they have to get out. She puts her hand over the lens of the camera. She tries to take the camera away from the cameraman and we see him leaving with the camera looking disgusted.
This week the older, former ALDC girls are rehearsing at 8 Step Dance Academy, I believe it is the first time they have rehearsed at that studio. Chloe will be dancing with her old friends again under the team name, The Irreplaceables. The name is clearly a stab at Abby who constantly screams that everyone is replaceable! The older moms are pissed that Ashley went back to Abby and call her a traitor.
Aisha Francis will be choreographing for ALDC defects this week, she has worked with Beyonce as a dancer and plans to give the girls a more modern, womanly group routine. She uses the word “burlesque.” She has worked with Nia on a routine before. This group has never won when they danced without Abby. So that is their lofty goal.
After Abby takes a shower and gets in hair and makeup, she shows up to train the young ones like nothing happened. She is incredibly hurt that she worked with the juniors for five years and they bailed on her. Abby is done with the whole pyramid thing. She says that is because it doesn’t work anymore. The unspoken part of the explanation is that you can’t make a pyramid with four dancers.
Chloe is nervous about dancing for the first time in heels. She’s also not excited about the racy choreography. Christi picks a fight with Camille because she doesn’t know who she is. The OG moms don’t want Camille there. The younger moms call Camille and tell her that the older moms are trying to get her out.
The new choreographer is tough. Remember when Abby said she was tough because that is how future auditions would be? Well this lady is highly critical of the group calling them dry and “very bubble gum.”
Elianna has a semi-religious lyrical solo. Abby seems pleased with it. Lili is doing a very technical contemporary solo. Abby yelled about dance a lot. This pisses off the other moms. Abby leaves rehearsal early to look for a boy for the group dance.
The new boy dancer, Darrion has been brought in for the group dance. The mothers make horrible ageist remarks about his mother. Oh no! The group dance is “Where have all the children gone.” It’s very dark and I hate it. It looks like Darrion is going to lead the group dance. The moms are PISSED.
Kendall has a meltdown and pulls herself out of her solo. She doesn’t want to say why. She says in her talking head that she just wants to concentrate on the difficult group dance and she can’t do a solo in addition. Kalani decides the same thing. They only want to enter the group dance. Aisha lays into the girls again about the group dance. Chloe breaks down in tears.
All the moms meet for drinks, but Ashlee bails on meeting. It was supposed to be Camille and Ashlee meeting to talk. Ashlee stirred up the shit and then didn’t show up. Camille ends up calling all the young girls moms fame whore. All the brawling happens at a gay bar. It’s too insane to recap. And by too insane to recap I mean I am too busy looking at the hot gay guys mocking them. Then Christi SHOVES Yolanda! But Yolanda has clearly been warned after the time she choked someone a couple of weeks ago and she just walks away.
We end with scenes of the older girls struggling with their group dance. It looks fake to me. I predict they will win. The moms are very disrespectful to Aisha. She screams at them and starts peppering her rants with lots of fucks. She appears to walk out.
Next Week: It’s all about the Dance Moms brawls at the competition. And Abby and the younger moms are appalled by the slutty dance, so that reinforces my feeling it probably wins.