The group number is called Pink Lemonade and it involves hats (obviously). Jabby says if anyone drops a hat, they are off the team, no joke. She interviews, “drop the hat and see what happens.” Is that like not crossing the streams in Ghostbusters? With that, she sends the moms upstairs to rhinestone the costumes.
In the booth, Holly says Jabby must really care about Nia’s solo if she’s actually demonstrating rather than sitting in her chair. She asks Melissa if Jabby ever apologized to her for basically calling her a whore in front of the kids. Melissa says no. Shrill interviews that she thinks Melissa is about to explode because Maddie and Mackenzie are on the bottom and because Jabby doesn’t want anything to do with her anymore.
To Melissa, Kelly says she’s surprised Melissa hasn’t said anything to Jabby. Melissa: “It is what it is.” I guess “It is what it is” is this season’s “back off or I will sue.” Christi adds that SHE would never put up with that shiz. I love when they all pile on Melissa, because it’s entertaining when she finally blows up and threatens them with legal action. Kelly needles her some more by saying that Maddie still doesn’t have a solo even though Melissa let Jabby say all those terrible things. Melissa says she won’t say anything to Jabby and that’s no one else’s concern. Then, to no one’s surprise, she gets up to leave.
Welcome to Ohio!
Didn’t I just say that?
Crazy Cathy tells some invisible friends that they’re there because she had a team last year with which she was too lenient and it “bit her in the apples.” She interviews that she hasn’t seen Jabby since NATIONALS, but since then, she’s assembled the perfect (imaginary) team.
Oh my mistake. The camera pulls back and it turns out she is actually talking to four boys.
She unveils their photos on her TV-screen “pyramid” (complete with apple-chewing sound effects). First we meet – well, I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt – Ryan or Brian, but I swear she called him “Ryanth” or “Bryanth” (nothing surprises me with kids’ names these days); Jaylin whom she calls a “B-boy”; Gino, who has excellent technique and Zack, who is highly trained with excellent technique and who was also invited to join Jabby’s team. Cathy says girls are a dime a dozen at competitions, but boys will make the judges take notice. Oh Cathy, you’re so devious.
Jabby’s group dance rehearsal. She says Pink Lemonade is about getting lemons in life and making lemonade out of them. Hey, serious question. How do you make lemonade pink? Food coloring? Cranberry juice? I’ve always wondered that. Anyway, Christi interviews that she doesn’t know how much more Melissa can take, because Maddie looks ready to lose her mind and Mackenzie is sitting the corner like a “rat,” marginalized from the group.