Susan is sitting there fuming. She finally erupts, saying her daughter took a trophy and was punished for two weeks while Sammy can yell and disrespect everyone…” But Susan’s attempts to start a brawl are interrupted when Sammy starts crying during the rehearsal. Abby jumps up to go get her because she is a “mama bear.” When she goes, Bob says “what a piece of work.” Everyone agrees. Well that’s nice. At least they agree on one thing.
Abby and Sammy meet privately with VictAng. Sammy’s crying about being on the bottom of the list due to her mom’s behavior. Abby tells her that it has nothing to do with how she dances and who she is. Angel agrees, saying one week she’ll be on the bottom, the next week she’ll be on the top, proving that the list has no purpose other than to foment drama.
To the boys, Abby says the last six weeks have been super unpleasant with those Harpy-ass skanks (moms, not kids) who have ruined every competition for her. She says something needs to be done about them. Firing squad? Angel sends Sammy out of the room and tells Abby to ignore the other moms and commit to the team. Angel says he knows the moms are “uncontrollable,” But he is just going to deal with the kids.
Abby returns to the lounge and asks about the other kids’ assignments. Bitchette fills her in and says the group number focuses on Sammy being abandoned. Susan jumps in to say SHE thinks it’s been the opposite, that Sammy abandoned THEM. Abby has had enough and asks if they can just end this ridiculousness. But Susan says Abby should be humble and apologize. Abby says that’s like calling the kettle a crazy-ass bitch. Susan gets up to leave, calling Abby “Miss Rich” and “Miss Beautiful.” Wasn’t that a children’s book series?
The Susan Edition
Abby, awesomely, says it’s better than being “psycho and ugly.” Oh snap! No she dit’nt! Then she says to Susan “a little class would help.” Heh. Although I feel like people who mention class are usually the ones who don’t have any. But it’s still funny. The best part of this scene, if you watch again, is Bitchette’s face. She sure loves herself a good catfight.
My work here is done
Abby interviews that she is going to stick it out at Stars despite the moms, because – again – how else is she going to be on TV every week?
Victor and Hannah are rehearsing Hannah’s solo “House of Pain.” Presumably she will have to Jump Around a lot. (Sorry.) He bullies her into admitting she feels bad when people talk about her technique or her weight… which leads us back to the lounge and someone, I think Bitchette (based on the degree of smugness in her voice), asks how Hannah’s diet is going. Bob says great, never better! She says Hannah has a great, positive attitude.
At this point Mayra comes in and says Hannah tells her she is at the correct weight for her age. Bob’s like “the doctor will say yes,” a non-denial denial if I ever heard one. Bitchette sees her opportunity to start trouble and says “mother to mother… I know it’s a sensitive subject…” Bob pounces on the bait and says “don’t tell me I have to lose weight. Live your life, let me live mine.” Bitchette says “well, it has to be hard for Hannah – you don’t practice what you preach.” Gosh. Bitchette is so helpful, isn’t she?
Mayra, of course, loves this. She’s like “I saw Hannah eating a hamburger in the airport!” Bob yells “SHE ATE HALF A BURGER WITH NO BUN!” Then she starts screaming that Victor was the one who told Hannah to remove the bun and only eat half of the burger. She pats Mayra and says she’ll listen to Hannah’s coaches. Mayra screeches “don’t touch me!”
Tag. You’re It.
Oh please. Like Bob is really gonna throw down. So now it’s Bob’s turn to storm out while everyone exchanges glances about how nuts she is.