Christi interviews that at least Leslie isn’t there at the moment and it is like the calm before she throws someone under the bus.
Down in the studio, Jabby is telling Peyton that she is the titular huntress and the other girls are her dinner.
Kill them and bring them to me
Okay then. Not only does Peyton have to kill the girls, but she has to eat them too? So far this season we’ve had bullying, guns, porn, homeless children and now cannibalism. What will Jabby think of next?
Upstairs, Christi and Kelly are bitching that it’s not fair that Peyton gets to be the star of the dance. Kelly says she’s not a star, she’s just the biggest and stands out among the other smaller girls.
Kelly, Brooke and Christi go to a boutique to find a dress for Brooke’s formal. Kelly says she wants Brooke to be a normal kid and do what normal kids do, which is why she signed her up for a reality show. Brooke tries on a few dresses and ends up with a cute little dark blue/purpley one.
Kelly cries when she sees Brooke in the dress and says she’s sad she’ll be missing Brooke’s first formal because of some stupid dance competition she sold her soul to the devil for. But it is the BIGGEST COMPETITION IN THE HISTORY OF DANCE, so at least she has that going for her.
Next day, Leslie and Peyton show up, with Leslie saying they are both happy to be back on the dance team, if only temporarily. They greet Jabby at the front desk, but there is a problem. Peyton injured her finger the night before and it’s in a splint and hurts really bad. Jabby is worried about the metal digging into the other girls when Peyton goes to lift them. Leslie says that Peyton had just better suck it up and dance through her pain. Leslie is hardcore.
Up in the booth, Leslie says Maddie seems happy to have Peyton back and then she mentions that Chloe is getting as tall as Peyton. Christi dispenses with formalities and tells Leslie she heard that Peyton had been bullying Maddie. Leslie asks her what she means by “bullying” and Melissa says that Peyton told Maddie to get out of her way numerous times. Leslie asks why Melissa would mention that to Christi instead of her, and Melissa says she didn’t want Peyton to get in trouble. Leslie says if it’s true, then Peyton deserves to get in trouble. See? Hardcore. But I appreciate that Leslie will actually discipline her child, unlike the bitches whose kids run into me with their devil scooters on Columbus Avenue every damn day.
Leslie interviews that no one can give her specific instances of bullying and concludes that the moms are “brutal liars.” She calls them out by asking exactly what they mean by bullying. Dr. Holly weighs in to say that it’s an imbalance of power. For example, a child who is six inches taller being “aggressive,” even if only verbally aggressive.
I can’t believe I quit my job for this
Melissa says she told Christi not to say anything and she doesn’t want to get involved. Leslie says not wanting to get involved is Melissa’s answer to everything. (Except in cases where legal action is warranted, of course.)
Then Leslie freaks out and says Melissa got herself involved when she mentioned Peyton to Christi in the first place and she’s sick of everyone trying to belittle her daughter. She screeches at Christi that Chloe is no angel. Then Melissa says that Peyton is a good girl and Leslie says she’s as good as Melissa’s daughter. Christi tries to break into the convo, but Leslie screams at her to SHUT HER FACE. Christi screams at Leslie that Leslie is no one’s friend and that no one wants her here. Leslie says “guess what? I’m here.” Christi: “Oh, we know.” Leslie: “you can’t HANDLE me being here.”
You can’t HANDLE the troof