Jabby interviews that she’s “livid.” I feel like if you have the wherewithal to say you’re livid, you’re actually not livid. When I’m livid, I just break shit.
Jabby asks why Christi didn’t mention this YESTERDAY (™Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer). Christi claims she didn’t know about it yesterday. Yeah, those overnight school trips just pop up out of nowhere these days. Permission slip, shmerission shrip. Jabby then accuses Christi of being a liar and of raising her kid to be a sneak and a liar. Christi interviews that she has to be the one to protect her kid from the “evil dance teacher.” The evil dance teacher that Christi signed her up for, mind you.
They yell back and forth, with Jabby saying Christi should have told her sooner and Christi maintaining that school is her priority. Jabby screams that it’s not a school, it’s camping. Wait – I certainly never went on an overnight camping field trip. Is that what they make kids do these days? How cruel! Jabby asks if Chloe is that dumb that she didn’t know about a field trip until the day of. Christi’s like, “you did NOT just call my daughter dumb…” and on and on ad nauseum (in front of all the kids, by the way. Although they must be used to it by now.)
“It’s ‘i’ before ‘e’ EXCEPT after ‘c’! How many times do I have to tell you that?!”
Leslie sees her opportunity and asks if Payton could possibly, maybe do a solo this week, implying that Chloe is never coming back. Christi interviews that the body isn’t even cold and Leslie is swooping in to get Payton a solo. Heh, I would pay to see Leslie swoop. Up in the booth, Christi is bitching that she doesn’t care what Jabby thinks because Jabby is not a professional and how dare she call someone dumb for wanting to expand their horizons?
Meanwhile, Leslie is trying to convince herself and everyone that Payton isn’t taking anyone’s slot by doing a solo. Kelly’s been quiet this week, so she busts in to ask if Payton will be learning a new dance. Leslie wants to know why she wants to know and Kelly’s voice goes up about six octaves before she says she’s just asking and can’t she just ask a simple question.
Group rehearsal. Christi says she’s stressed out that Chloe isn’t there because she needs the practice, but she would never admit that to Jabby. Wait, why is Christi still there if Chloe’s not? Leslie notes that Chloe picks up choreography easily. Christi apparently can’t find a reason to be insulted by that so…scene.
Time for the Weekly Front Desk Confrontation. Kelly stops by and asks Jabby why she would bring Payton into the group and give her a solo when Nia, Paige and Mackenzie dance every weekend and don’t get solos. Jabby interviews that Payton actually wants to work and “these kids” don’t. To Kelly, she just says “it’s my dance company.” Kelly says “fine, you’ll lose more students.” Wow, what’s next, Kelly saying Jabby has cooties?