Jabby looks up and notices our moms are back in the parking lot.
The world’s most terrifying blow-up doll
She’s annoyed, but notes that it’s also fortunate because she “may” have some openings. She goes outside and yells at them not to loiter, either come in or go away. Holly asks her if that means she’s inviting them in. What, are the dance moms vampires who can’t enter a building unless invited?
Kelly interviews that it’s probably better if she remains outside since Jabby still blames her for the team falling apart, but the other moms troop in to the front desk. Jabby says they can’t go any further until they sign contracts. Christi interviews that the contracts lock them in for a year during which they can’t leave for any reason short of death.
Christi wants to know if there is a contract for Kelly. Jabby says that Kelly called her names and her kids are lazy slugs. Shrill says that Kelly is part of the team, but Jabby says if the moms want to be loyal, they should be loyal to HER.
Melissa interviews that this whole protest is hardest on her because her kids really, really want to dance. And obviously there are no other dance studios in the entire Pittsburgh metro area. Jabby perceives weakness and says Melissa’s actions have brought Maddie down to the other kids’ level of suckitude. They all stand there awkwardly. Then Jabby turns to Shrill and asks if she came to ALDC to dance with Brooke and Paige. Shrill says she doesn’t care; she just came to dance. So she signs the contract and goes over to sit down. Melissa’s next. The only surprise here is that Melissa wasn’t the first to cave.
Holly says she’s disappointed that their efforts to stand with Kelly were in vain. Christi says she and Holly have done all they can and Jabby wasn’t impressed so now it’s up to Kelly to fight with Jabby herself. Wow, way to hold out, ladies.
Outside, Kelly decides it’s time to go in and get her kids back on the team. Jabby asks her why she even wants to come back. Kelly says she doesn’t want to come back, but her kids do and all the other moms and girls want them on the team.
I want to come back because I miss complaining about you
Jabby reminds Kelly that Kelly called her a whore, made fun of her weight and gave her the finger. Didn’t she also call her a virgin, or was that Christi? Kelly retorts that Jabby called her kids stupid. Jabby says Kelly’s kids ARE stupid and they make dumb choices. This is going well.
But it’s still early in the show and we have a lot more to get to, so they call a truce after Kelly says they need to get over shit that happened 30 years ago. Jabby says she doesn’t want Kelly’s kids to be mediocre, she just wants them to be amazing. The rift is temporarily sealed. But we’ll see how long it lasts.