Jabby says she can’t have a kid cry and do a solo because it’s “disrespectful.” She tells Kendall to get herself together. Kendall leaves sobbing and Jackie is starting to question Jabby’s teaching methods.
I flew 3,000 miles for this shit?
Has she never seen this show before?
During the group rehearsal, Jabby says that Sophia will be getting a solo and oh, by the way, she only entered two solos so either Kendall or Maddie won’t be doing one. Shrill is immediately up in arms and says she’s not doing this. She says that Jabby gave Kendall zero chance to prove herself.
In Ohio – why the fuck do we have to keep switching back and forth? – Cathy and Vivi are shopping at a rummage sale.
Cathy interrogates Vivi on what she thinks about the boys and how she likes the group number. Vivi likes it! Cathy says the only thing the number needs is perhaps a girl to run on stage in the last five seconds and would Vivi like to be that girl? Vivi would not. Cathy asks who Vivi would pick for that honor and Vivi suggests some girl name Ayla. Cathy interviews that she can tell when Vivi likes something even though she is not a woman of many words. Well, she has to compete with all your invisible friends. She probably can’t get a word in.
In PA, Jackie and Sophia are nowhere to be found. They may be late or they may not be showing up at all. Kelly asks why they didn’t say goodbye, especially since Kelly never got those agent’s phone numbers that Jackie promised her. Holly interviews that Jackie seemed really uncomfortable with the whole situation and she has so many options she doesn’t need to put with this shit. Shrill asks why should she put up with it, since it’s not even her studio.
Nia and Paige rehearse. Melissa says she thinks the duet has a lot of personality. But Holly thinks it’s already shaping up to be a disaster because Jabby’s already said she hates the music and choreography. Downstairs, Nia’s foot is hurting, so Jabby wants her to go to a doctor to get cleared to dance. Nia doesn’t want to let Paige down, so she hopes the doctor will let her dance.
The doctor clears her, but tells her to stay off her foot as much as possible when she’s not dancing.
Back at the studio, there’s still been no word from Jackie and Sophia. Jabby can’t understand what’s happening and can’t believe Jackie would do that to the team. She suggests that maybe they flew to Detroit. But in an interview, Jabby says she has a sneaking suspicion Jackie & Sophia went back to L.A.
In Detroit, Cathy has rented a hideous stretch SUV limo to bring the boys and dads to the competition. She says that even if they lose to Jabby, they’ll have won in transportation. Aim high, Cathy.