Paige is back and she is cleared to dance! But she still can’t do any tricks and has to take it easy.
Kaya and Nicaya are leaving when Jabby stops them at the front desk to fill out paperwork. Kaya tells Jabby that she is taking a chance that Paige will be okay to dance since her foot is still not 100%. Jabby says no, she’s taking a chance because Paige has been dancing there since she was three years old. Kaya tries to get Jabby to put Nicaya in the group number, but Jabby won’t relent. Kaya asks what she needs to do to show how much Nicaya wants to be in the number. Jabby asks if she would be willing to fly to Cali and have her kid be a swing with no guarantees she’ll get in the competition? Kaya is on board with that. Jabby interviews she “may” invite them to L.A.
The moms and Kaya all go to lunch to get to know Kaya better. Melissa wants to know what would make her go from a man to a woman. Way to ease into the conversation, Melissa. Kaya interviews that Melissa was pinging her gaydar because she was being “too friendly” to her. Huh? She’d better watch out, or Melissa will sue her for that.
Then, in a not-at-all producer-prompted question, Kaya asks the moms what they think of her. Who does that? I’d prefer not to know what people really think of me. Kelly says that Kaya is crazy with her “AKA Black Patsy” schtick. Kaya says the moms are ALL crazy. But Kelly, laughing maniacally, says she’s not THAT crazy.
Kaya turns to Shrill and asks for advice about getting her kid on the team since Shrill is in the same position. Shrill interviews that Kaya is crazy and there’s no way in hell she would tell her anything helpful.
Christi, who’s been quiet lately (like in the last few episodes, right?), says Kaya can’t just WALK in and expect the world. Kaya’s like, “uh, but I DID just walk in…” Kelly asks if Kaya is coming to L.A. with them, but Kaya does not know yet. How can she have a life outside dance and not know that yet? Huh?
Holly interviews that it was bizarre situation and a bizarre lunch, and they don’t know anything about Kaya except that she’s – I can’t read my notes that well – but I think it says she is “Black Patsy in a jacket and Nicaya’s mom.” Forgive me if I got that wrong.
Nia’s solo is call 20s Scat and is inspired by Josephine Baker.
Beyonce before there was a Beyonce
Holly says that Josephine Baker was the Beyonce of her time. Christi says that Nia is the “Beyonce upcoming.” Down in the studio, Jabby is demonstrating some kind of booty move and the moms are repulsed.