Everyone gathers for pyramid.
Shrill interviews that “in walks Jackie. Straight off the streets of L.A.” Heh, what are you implying Shrill? Shrill says Jackie tries to come across as a perfect mom and OBVIOUSLY doesn’t fit in with the rest of them. Oh how far we’ve come in a year. Remember when the other moms were hazing Shrill? Now it’s her turn to be a bitch to Jackie.
The girls line up. Jabby says last week, thousands of people went to Fort Wayne just to see ALDC. Jabby says that while the rest of them were occupying the parking lot, Sophia was in the studio learning. Because of this, there IS no pyramid this week, just a straight line with all their pictures in a row.
Oh, except for Sophia. Sophia gets to be above them. Also, everyone except Sophia is on probation. So how does probation work under the infamous Jabby contract?
Jabby praises Jackie for being a team player which of course pisses off the other moms. Kelly says she’s heard a lot of “things” about Jackie and she doesn’t think she’s as perfect as she appears.
This week, they are going to Ohio and Sophia will be doing her Superstar solo because she can do 54 turns or something. Jabby would prefer not to do any other solos because none of the other girls can do 54 turns, but she made a commitment so she’ll suck it up and let Chloe do one. She says Chloe may be a national champ, but Jabby’s eager to see how much she’s regressed during the break. Christi interviews that making Chloe so a solo against Sophia is a punishment, not a reward.
Then Jabby says the moms need to prove their loyalty by doing tasks around the studio. Christi says that’s bullshit because they are paying Jabby and Jabby works for them. Jabby says if they don’t volunteer, they will be out. Yeah, okay.
Downstairs, the girls rehearse the group number (Red Carpet Special) as Jabby tells them to be grateful for Sophia. Upstairs, Shrill asks Jackie how many pirouettes Sophia can do. 58, was it? Jackie says 54 in tap shoes. Kelly non sequiturs that being able to accomplish such a feat is a reflection on the teacher. Their kids can’t turn, but it’s all Jabby’s fault because she can’t teach them to turn. Melissa says she thinks Sophia is fabulous, but that she is going to beat their kids every time.
Shrill is still going on about the pirouettes and wants to know why anyone would WANT to do 54 pirouettes in tap shoes. Jackie says something about a world record but she quickly says that she thinks ALL the girls are really good. Jackie seems sincere, but she clearly just wants to change the subject. Of course the moms aren’t having it. Christi interviews that her many friends “in California” warned her about Jackie. She unsheathes her claws and mentions that she read some shit that Jackie supposedly wrote online about a little girl named Mia in Miami. (I assume this is Mia from Dance Moms Miami, whom we met in the last episode.) Christi says (to Jackie) that Jackie was unkind about Mia and she’s just glad that she’s being kind to their kids.