The group dance is called Arabian Nights and it will be an acro routine. All of them will have to do a standing back tuck. Christi breaks in to say ABSOLUTELY NOT. Jabby says that Christi told her Chloe could do one last summer or something, so that OBVIOUSLY means Christi wants her to do one now. Christi says that Chloe is not confident enough and anyway, that’s how Paige broke her foot. Of course Jabby is angry and rescinds Chloe’s solo. She dismisses the moms by yelling that they’d better sit upstairs and watch the rehearsal instead of always being on their phones.
Up in the booth, Christi asks if she was wrong to stand up for Chloe. Holly says no, but she did fall into Jabby’s trap. Kelly says this week will be a challenge for Paige because Jabby’s going to yell about her arms. Downstairs, Jabby yells at Paige about her arms. Shrill asks Melissa if Maddie’s upset that Mackenzie’s on top of the pyramid. Melissa says Maddie’s not jealous, she just gets stressed out. Holly says Melissa needs to get some of Christi’s spunk from pyramid and I don’t know what that means but it sounds dirty.
Christi wants to know how Melissa can sit there and listen to Jabby insult Maddie and not say anything. Melissa says she will talk to Jabby after rehearsal. What happened to talking to her in the middle of rehearsal? Are we not doing that anymore?
Melissa goes downstairs to talk to Jabby as the moms “watch” from upstairs.
Jabby wants to know why a kid who wants a dance career would sit in a car for Kelly and also, what kind of parent would LET her do so? Okay. A) I seriously doubt that Maddie was in the car at all and B) as many commenters have stated, why does Jabby think that Maddie would defy her mother? She’s what? 10 years old?
Jabby screams that she’s given Maddie tons of opportunities and she’s special and Paige and Brooke suck. Wait, what do Paige and Brooke have to do with anything? Jabby says the bottom line is, she wouldn’t have called Sophia in if Maddie had been there. Melissa says everyone makes mistakes. Jabby says that Melissa’s mistake hurt Maddie and that’s the end of that.
At the front desk, Gia asks Jabby who will be doing the other solo this week. Mackenzie and Maddie are in the dressing room and overhear Jabby telling Gia that it won’t be Maddie.
Melissa and the girls leave, but not before Melissa gives Jabby a look of death.
Maddie cries in the parking lot.
Jabby says she’s making the girls take an extra acro class this week because they all need the practice. Jabby yells at Chloe, causing her to cry. Christi interviews that acro and gymnastics are not Chloe’s strong points and – say it with me – Jabby’s setting her up to fail. Jabby says if she puts a standing back tuck in the routine, everybody has to do a standing back tuck. Ugh, I hate to say it, but I kind of agree with Christi this time. Why would Jabby make them do an acro routine if all of them aren’t great at acro?