Previously: Jabby begged Maddie to do the solo that caused her NJ meltdown; Jabby put her life into Chloe’s hands; Kelly and Christi “bullied” Melissa and Jabby tried to make out with Kelly.
Jabby enters the studio and immediately berates the girls for having “zero energy” and being “slugs” on stage.
She says they were boring and they need to stop losing energy halfway through their routine. She goes right for the pyramid and, wonder of wonders, Maddie is on the bottom.
Jabby says Maddie had the opportunity to dance, but instead she just sat in the audience and bawled like a baby, which is “unacceptable” for a nine-year-old. Yeah, nine is plenty old enough to start bottling up your emotions. That future eating disorder has to start somewhere.
Baby cried the day the circus came to town
Next is Mackenzie because she came in tenth place and Jabby doesn’t “do tenth.” No mention of how Mackenzie danced through pain and still placed in the top ten even though she didn’t even do the whole dance.
Next is Paige, because she looked great but forgot her kick. Remember? It was Paigemageddon. Second row, we have Brooke whose smile was forced and who looked like she was concentrating way too hard. Probably wondering how much longer she has to put up with this shit. Then comes Nia – yay Nia! – because she showed responsibility and also because Jabby didn’t have to hear her mouth all day. Way to keep the black girl down, Jabby. On top is Chloe for the second week in a row, proving false Jabby’s claim that it’s easy to get to the top of the pyramid but hard to stay there (unless you’re Maddie).
Maddie sucks so much, she’s not even in the shot
This week, the ladies are heading to the Windy City for Energy Dance. I guess the girls REALLY have to step up, because it’s not called Lethargy Dance (I’ll be here all week, folks). Jabby says they did great at their last competition in Chicago – despite the fact that Melissa threatened to sue them all – and even though they didn’t actually win. This time, they must win!
This week, Nia and Mackenzie are getting a duet. Paige is getting a solo. Not as a reward, mind you, but because when she screws up the choreography, she’ll only be screwing it up for herself and not other people. Brooke’s also getting a solo, but Jabby doesn’t have a snarky comment about it. Chloe’s getting a solo, but Jabby warns that she’ll pull it if Chloe doesn’t show up to class. Huh? Oh, apparently, Chloe wasn’t in class Monday because Christi took her to the doctor. Jabby says it would be common courtesy to let them know or bring a doctor’s note. Christi says she HAS a doctor’s note. How dare Chloe go to the doctor when Jabby’s entire EXISTENCE rests on her shoulders?
Jabby says she doesn’t even want to do a group number this week because the girls are so “lazy” and “lifeless,” but instead, she’ll take advantage of their indolence (and the current zombie craze) and make them do a zombie dance. Jabby puts Holly in charge of coshtumes for the group number, because Holly’s not working anymore and she can finally put that Ph.D. to good use. Holly says coshtumes are not her specialty and she’s NOT looking forward to it. Jabby dismisses the moms with a final warning for Holly not to procrastinate. I bet Holly’s super excited to have quit her high-powered job now.
Upstairs in the booth, Melissa is upset that Maddie was on the bottom of the pyramid. She says she was mad at Maddie for not doing the solo last week, but Maddie just wasn’t prepared. Kelly sees the opportunity to stir some shit and asks if Melissa thinks Maddie and Mackenzie were on the bottom because Jabby was mad at Melissa.