The moms have gone an unprecedented five seconds without complaining and we can’t have that, so they start in about VictAng not being there. Which, I suppose is fair. If they’re paying lots of money for VictAng to teach their kids, their kids should be getting taught by VictAng. Finally, the boys show up, and Angel announces that he won’t be going to San Antonio this weekend. Apparently the senior competition is in Miami and he needs to stay in town for that, but Mayra will be on hand to help out.
As expected, the moms aren’t happy. Bob mentions abandonment again – way to be original – and there is minor grumbling over Angel’s betrayal. But all in all, it doesn’t amount to much. No screaming or hair-pulling, so let’s move on.
Competition day. Victor says he’s under pressure because he has to be in charge without Angel to help him. He will have to be “fierce” on his own. Okay, I have to admit, I thought it was cute the first 500 times he said fierce, but now it makes me want to throw things at the TV.
Lucas is getting ready for his solo, but he’s not properly stretched because Angel usually stretches him, or so he says. Lucas is actually wearing a shirt today, although his shorts remain creepily tight. As usual, I hate the music, the “chorography” and the costume. (That’s my incisive dance analysis.)
Go greased lightning, you’re burning up the quarter mile…
Hannah’s up next and Victor reminds her to show her technique. She does really well, including an amazing releve, but she is unfortunately wearing another hideous costume.
Why do VictAng keep dressing their kids like third-world hookers? Victor says Hannah was FIERCE and now Lifetime owes me a new remote.
Solo awards. They announce fifth place and Hannah is not called… too bad. Better luck next time, Hannah. What? You say it’s not over? Nope, not over! Hannah has actually come in second! Woohoo! Way to go, Hannah.
No “first losers” here!
It’s the highest she’s ever placed. Bob cries and says she feels validated. Victor says that Hannah really proved herself because if she really didn’t have technique, she wouldn’t have placed so high.
First place is announced… and it’s Lucas! Lucas believes he deserved it. I guess… as long as the judges weren’t looking at music, “chorography” or costuming. (Reason number 7,489 that I am not a dance judge.)
Back in the green room Bob says she has to give credit where credit is due, and that credit goes to Mayra’s ballet class. Mayra’s all “how you like me now, bitchez?” She attempts to ramp up the drama by tattling to Victor that the moms laughed at her when she was teaching. Victor yells at the mom for being disrespectful towards his mom and Bob tries to say they were laughing at the SITUATION, not Mayra.
Mayra dramatically flops onto her fainting couch with her arm over her eyes and says her feelings were terribly hurt. Oh, what a delicate flower. Somebody get her some smelling salts. Mayra knows she can get a reaction out of Victor so she turns on the waterworks for him.
How could you hurt little ol’ me?
Bob, to her credit, and completely out of character, apologizes. She says Hannah did great in her solo and she thinks that Mayra’s ballet class made a huge difference. Abby agrees with Bob. Mayra is suddenly not upset anymore and accepts their apologies like nothing happened. She interviews that the moms/kids are lucky to get a free ballet lesson with Mayra. Free is relative, I guess.
Kimmy and Jessi wait backstage to do their duet. Jessi practices and hurts her back. I think we’re supposed to believe it’s because Angel wasn’t there to properly stretch her, but I seriously doubt they would really let her go on stage unprepared and un-stretched to risk possible injury. The girls do the duet and they do well, but it’s kind of disconcerting how much bigger Jessi is than Kimmy. When Jessi picks Kimmy up, it looks like she’s holding a ventriloquist dummy.
You’re the dummy. No, YOU’RE the dummy.