In the dressing room, the girls get ready for the Trapped number. Jabby comes in to tell Chloe she needs to convince the audience she is homeless. Shrill is doing Kendall’s hair, but Kendall has some kind of meltdown, crying and saying she hates Shrill. I think it was probably stress-related. I’m surprised everyone on this show isn’t crying and melting down at all times. Oh wait, they pretty much are.
Meanwhile, Christi hasn’t complained too much this episode, so she chimes in to bitch that even though Chloe has the lead in the dance, she will always be compared to Maddie because Maddie did it first. Oh Christi, Christi. You can do better than that.
In the audience, Cathy is snarking that there are no backdrops. Clearly Cathy prefers numbers that demean an entire culture like her Chinese dance. Cathy and the Apple’s leave, but not before Cathy says the recital is nothing compared to a Candy Apple’s recital.
The girls do the Trapped number and Jabby actually says that Chloe did a great job.
Chloe, the homeless hipster
In the dressing room, Jabby comes in and congratulates them, while Chloe says “You put on a wonderful show, Miss Abby.” Aww. Shrill gives Jabby roses, prompting Christi to comment that Shrill REALLY wants Kendall on that pyramid and her ass-kissing is making Christi sick. Jabby says that the recital was a success and she may have gotten new students from it.
The entire company assembles on stage. Brooke and Maddie are wearing sashes – which I’m not really sure are for, but I will assume they because they won certain awards at some point?
It’s time to award the scholarships. Maddie (of course) gets one for the junior age group. I mean, doesn’t Melissa’s boyfriend pay for everything anyway? Does this just make it official or something? I don’t know. Anyway, the Most Improved scholarship goes to Nia. Yay, Nia!
OMG, the episode still isn’t over. There is an after-party. Kelly meets up with some of her 1985 alums. They joke around about Kelly never showing up for class and being naked. Jabby says that under other circumstances, none of former students would have shown up because they hate Kelly. Or something. I don’t know.
Now we are introduced to prospective new student Nicaya and her mom Kaya.
Run while you still can
Apparently they are from St. Louis and they are considering joining the team. Really? They are going to commute from St. Louis? Someone has let Cathy into the after-party and she is trying to poach Nicaya and Kaya, although they both are looking at her like “WTF?” At least Cathy shows her true crazy colors up front and there are no surprises later on.