She’s okay. She does some turns, but not 54 of them. Jabby says she was not as good as Jabby thought she’d be.
Again, it was okay. Honestly, all their numbers look more or less the same to me. Jabby calls her “incredibly strong, but graceful” and says she can turn like no one’s business. Not like Sophia though, right?
Time for Chloe’s solo. Looks like they recycled one of the head scarves from the immigrant number for her.
She does – again – okay. She gets a slow-motion edit, so I guess that’s supposed be dramatic? Christi says it doesn’t look like Chloe danced from the heart this time. She says she thinks Chloe did it better in the studio than on stage. Christi says as much to Jabby when Jabby asks how she thought Chloe did. Christi says she knows that Chloe can be great and Jabby says Chloe needs to go back to being great. To Kelly, she says “no offense, but Chloe’s future can’t be at the expense of your kids.”
Jabby says Melissa knows all about that and she can tell them about it. Melissa says that everyone makes mistakes – even Jabby. Jabby says of course she makes mistakes, but Melissa is more worried about her friendships with the other moms and about following around a guy than her kids. Jabby shrieks that Melissa goes from husband to husband.
Melissa says “so? We have a happy household.” Poor Maddie’s crying (as any kid would be under the circumstances), and Jabby says “she doesn’t LOOK happy. I think Sophia Lucia rocked her world.”
To the other girls, Jabby screams that if they are really passionate, nothing should get in their way. Meanwhile, Melissa is talking to Maddie to keep her shit together and Jabby screams at them to listen.
Jabby yells that Maddie thinks of the studio as home and Melissa RIPPED her out of there and let her sit in the parking lot for 12 hours. Maddie runs out crying and Melissa’s mad about that. Shrill reasonably says that it’s okay to cry in this case but Melissa says it’s not because Maddie has all that makeup on. WTF???
Shrill explains that Maddie’s upset because Jabby berated her mom AND dad and Melissa should be upset about it too and have put a stop to it. I hate agreeing with Shrill, but she is right. Melissa: “it is what it is. I have a wonderful life. I’m not going to upset my kid.” Shrill (shrilly) says that Jabby already upset Maddie for her.
Jabby interviews for the billionth time that Melissa’s fucking up her kid and Jabby’s not gonna sit in a dressing room with a bunch of kids and disrespectful mothers. Melissa interviews that Jabby took things out on her instead of Maddie to get back at her. Jabby storms out and Shrill says it’s obvious that she’s not coming back. So Christi runs the group dance with the girls.