Now this is where it gets even more WTF. The next scene is of the moms going out for drinks at what looks like a male stripper bar.
Cheers! This scene has nothing to do with the episode!
Kelly voiceovers that when she heard Leslie would no longer be joining them, she decided to celebrate. Everything’s all good and her kids are all set do the recital. What the fuckity fuck? How did they go from ripping each other’s faces off to Ladies’ Night?? I don’t get it. Also, what happened to the scene they teased in the preview showing Leslie being restrained by a production person? It’s like the censoring of the naked fan dance all over again. Lifetime: television for fascists.
Anyway, the moms do shots and drink like college freshmen, but they seem to actually be having fun with each other for once so I will give them a pass. I need a drink myself after all this yelling. Even Shrill gets into it.
Concert day. Paige and Brooke are back. Great. Kelly says she wasn’t going to let Leslie run her out of the group. Christi says that Leslie is too combative and nasty.
Jabby singles Brooke out for not being at rehearsal the day before (because Kelly dragged her away) and having missed all the cues. She says next time to tell Kelly to leave her there. Why does Jabby think these girls can go around and defy their parents whenever they want? That’s why I actually like these kids because they are not bratty and they don’t talk back to their moms.
The show is about to start and Jabby says that every dance “aficionado” in Pittsburgh is going to be there. She’s not going to let these crazy mothers get in the way of her livelihood anymore.
The concert is sold out. The Candy Apple’s show up and Cathy says she’s not expecting any theme or Broadway style. She’s just expecting it to be one number after another.
In the dressing room, it turns out all the angst and drama was for naught, because Paige is going to do the hip-hop number. In the audience, Cathy says that a hip-hop number is coming up, and she doesn’t think of Jabby as “Grandmaster Slam.” Oh Cathy, you so crazy!
The hip-hoppers go on stage and Paige looks pretty ridiculous standing around. Jabby says she was looking for fire, but she got lukewarm.
Cathy says there’s nothing worse than little girls incorporating jazz and calling it hip-hop. I know what’s worse. Making your poor daughter dance when she has no interest or aptitude in it.
Christi interviews that the number showed all of Pittsburgh that if you want to learn hip-hop you should go somewhere else.