Previously on Dance Moms: Maddie’s kept on dancin’ while her CD skipped; Melissa tattled on Christi and Chloe’s movie date and the Mayans correctly predicted Chairmeggedon.
Why is this woman wearing a necklace made of seafood?
Jabby enters the studio as foreboding music plays. She says the girls were a “real hit” in Chicago and she is proud of them. But forget all that, because it’s a new week. Kelly interviews that she’s sure her girls will be on the bottom of the pyramid, but she’s back anyway because Brooke and Paige really want to dance with their friends. And it has absolutely nothing to do with Lifetime, contracts or camera time.
Pyramid. Brooke is last, followed by Paige, and both girls are on probation because of Kelly’s meltdown and solo-scratching.
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Kelly tries to argue, saying the reason they didn’t do the solos wasn’t because they weren’t prepared, but because of Jabby’s “unfair treatment” of them. We get a flashback to Jabby’s chair-throwing and Kelly’s middle finger-flipping. Jabby interviews that Kelly was out of control and used profanity in the dance studio, which is a no-no. Therefore, Kelly’s kids are on probation. What is probation, exactly? Brooke looks like a hostage half the time anyway. Plus, it’s not like Brooke or Paige get that many solos so it’s not like they’re really losing out on much.
Next on the pyramid is Chloe because she played hooky the previous Monday by going to the doctor and then going to a movie, which we found about due to Melissa’s tattling. Next is Mackenzie, because she did well, but it wasn’t her best (even though the duet came in first). Nia is next because she embraced her role as ringmaster and was entertaining.
On top, of course, is Maddie because she “didn’t miss a beat” when her CD skipped. Jabby says she has no idea what happened to the CD, but they all need to get past it and move on. I’m sure they will easily let it go, aren’t you? Kelly interviews that Jabby’s been in the dance world long enough to know that when your CD skips, you automatically win. Hmm. What are you getting at, Kelly?
This week they are going to Energy Dance in
Watership Down Waterford Township, Michigan. Jabby says that when she called to register, competition officials told her two studios are coming specifically to “take down” ALDC. So Jabby says she needs to “pull out all the stops” to win this week. And nothing says “winning” like… a giant prop spoon, apparently. The group will be called Silver Spoons and sadly it is not an ode to Ricky Schroeder.
Together… we’re gonna find our way…
Jabby says the spoon is supposed to represent the “finest quality flatware” and “the luxuries of life.” So it’s a dance about a wedding registry?
Maddie and Chloe will have a duet, and the editing makes it look like Maddie is excited and Chloe is “whatever” until she realizes the camera is on her and then she smiles. Who knows if that is real.
Nia is getting a solo – her first since she froze up in Miami – and it’s called Bound. Holly has a “WTF?” expression on her face until Jabby explains that it’s not about slavery (seriously, I was waiting for Jabby to say it was something like that), but about how Nia has been held back while trying to chase her dream. And who has been holding her back, huh Jab?
Mackenzie’s solo will be called Daisy Chain and the theme is “he loves me, he loves me not.” Jabby warns Mack that “he” means the judges, not Justin Bieber. Mackenzie interviews that she wishes The Bieb were a judge. Don’t we all, Mackenzie, don’t we all. Maddie will be playing Helen Keller in her solo, so she has to be deaf, blind and mute and she has to bring a rag doll to rehearsal. I admit that at first I was like “WTF? x 100” until I actually saw the dance.