Anyway, Jabby says to Brooke “YOU tell your mom that’s what we’re doing.” Then she calls Kelly a momager again. Looks like someone’s been reading Urban Dictionary.
The moms, led by Holly, are in a fabric shop looking for coshtume materials.
Dance Moms 4-evah!
Holly interviews that she thinks Jabby assigned her this task because she thinks she can’t do it. But Holly refuses to fail. That’s the spirit, Holly. Also, it’s notable that the moms are all getting along in this scene which may be a Dance Moms first.
The girls rehearse the group number while Jabby screams at them for being boring and lazy. Again, I don’t know why she doesn’t take that on the road. She could make millions. Meanwhile, the moms are upstairs in the booth working on coshtumes. Kelly is painting the chair, but she is way behind because she forgot about it in all the excitement of helping with coshtumes. She did NOT put the stoppers on it.
I forgot the stoppers, but I’m sure it will be fine.
Well, it’s time to rehearse Paige’s solo and Jabby realizes that the chair has no stoppers. Kelly says she’ll have the stoppers on in time for the competition, but Jabby is not having it. She throws the chair (mature!) causing Kelly up in the booth to give Jabby the finger and say “Fuck you, Abby.”
I mean, who hasn’t wanted to do this to Jabby at one time or another?
Downstairs, Jabby says to Paige, “Doesn’t that embarrass you? That’s how a truck driver talks.” Poor Paige looks distraught.
Jabby dismisses Paige and says there will be no solo. Kelly interviews that Jabby should have come to her and she would have explained that she was working on the costumes – which should be Jabby’s job anyway.
Paige leaves the studio crying and Kelly comes running downstairs spouting profanities. This is the scene from the previews that we’ve seen so many times. Kelly rushes into the studio, saying “we’re done! My kids aren’t doing solos or the group dance. Good luck paying bills without our tuition.”
Christi hugs Paige while Holly shepherds the kids out of the room, thankfully.
Kelly continues screaming that she pays for props and costumes and that she’s been there all day making costumes for Jabby because Jabby was downstairs EATING. Then she yells “Stop eating! That’s why you’re fat!” Jabby: “You were a mean girl when you were 12 and you’re a mean girl now.” Paige is sobbing this whole time that she wants to go home. Kelly scoops her up and they leave, but not before Kelly screams at the front desk person to credit her for the month and to rip up her credit card number.
Kelly interviews that Paige was scared because Jabby is a “400-lb woman who threw a chair with my daughter in the room.”
PHEW, that was exhausting. So I think we can agree that everybody overreacted here, right? I mean, yes, Kelly really did only have one job and how freaking hard is it to paint a chair and get the stoppers? On the other hand, Jabby is a grown woman and should not be THROWING chairs, especially in front of her students. I have been known to throw things when I’m mad, but I don’t have any kids that I am supposed to be a role model for. (Okay, calling Jabby a role model may be stretching it, but still.)
So I think that Kelly was reacting to that, but I also feel like there’s been some underlying tension simmering in everyone in the last two episodes and it only takes one little thing to set people off. I agree with all the commenters who think that there is something going on behind the scenes that we’re not seeing.