Previously: Paige broke her foot; Cathy hired a ringer; Maddie didn’t do a last-minute solo; Melissa swore she didn’t have an affair with her boss but she did have a screaming fight with Cathy.
The girls walk in amid Jabby’s applause for the “Starbound National Champions.” She must be getting money from Starbound, between constantly mentioning them and having it be the only comp they ever attend anymore. She lauds the girls for getting the overall small group high score and of course for beating Cathy. Jabby actually says that she’s very proud of everyone so mark this down as yet another harbinger of the apocalypse.
Pyramid time. Paige is last because she’s injured and didn’t dance so again there is nothing to judge her on. Ha, that must bug the shit out of Shrill – that Paige didn’t even dance, yet she is still ON the pyramid, while her daughter doesn’t even get a mention. Maddie is next because she wouldn’t do the solo. Jabby interviews that people just don’t tell her “no” and that Maddie missed a huge opportunity. Chloe is next because her one-tenth of a point loss to Justice cost Jabby a clean sweep of the competition.
Next row, we have Brooke because of some nonsense about a bonnet. Okay, whatever, straw-grasper. Then we have Mackenzie, who, in her duet with Kendall, beat the two Candy Apple boys. Again, this must rankle the hell out of Shrill. Finally, Nia is on top again, because it’s not all about dancing or something. Translation: Congrats, you are “Miss Congeniality.” Regardless, go Nia!
Shrill says Kendall deserves to be on the pyramid. See, I was right. Jabby says that Kendall is only there to replace Paige and when Paige comes back, Kendall is outtie. Shrill says Jabby should have told her that three weeks ago. Why, so you could hop to yet another studio? Jabby interviews that Shrill thinks she can just waltz back in and get back on the competition team when she is in fact going to have to beg for it.
Shrill says Kendall has won every competition and it’s not fair what Jabby has put her through. Jabby’s like, “put her through what? She just won, she was fabulous.” Jabby says that being on the team equals commitment and Shrill is a big, fat non-committed studio-hopper. Of course, poor Kendall is crying now, so whoever had her in the “Who will cry first this week?” pool wins the jackpot.
Jabby says that she wants “no altercations, no tears, no screaming or yelling” (let me know how that turns out for ya,) because this is very big week. It’s time for the 2012 annual ALDC “concert,” which will showcase all her dancers and dances. She says that this is a great way to market her studio to the general public – which apparently does not own TVs.
The group dance is called Light My Fire and it is a not an ode to Jim Morrison, but a hip-hop number. Maddie interviews that none of them are very good at hip-hop. Which is of course why the producers Jabby picked that style. Next, Jabby says that it’s been three weeks and Paige and her broken foot should be able to be in the group number despite the fact her doctor told her to sit out for four to six weeks. Kelly says that’s fine, as long as she gets the doctor’s okay. What could go wrong there?