Jabby sticks her head in to call them into pyramid. Christi interviews that everyone was happy to see her except Kelly, who should have been the most excited.
Pyramid. Jabby says she heard that Detroit was a tough city and the rumors are true. They got beat. (And so did she – with Cathy’s pocketbook!) She says that Cathy is a fake and a phony and an embarrassment to Jabby’s vocation. Well, maybe. But she’s an embarrassment who beat you.
Jabby reminds them that she pulled Paige and Nia’s duet because Holly was “out of control.” Holly says she wants it on record that she was defending her daughter because Jabby was being insensitive about Nia’s health issues (i.e. the issues she’s never mentioned before and probably won’t ever mention again).
Anyway, Jabby says she’s not putting up with nonsense anymore. Then she acknowledges that one of their “team members” (whom she won’t address by name) was suspended. Suspension is the last step before dismissal. Therefore, said team member will not be on the pyramid.
We are back to revealing the pyramid bottom-up and last is Nia, who should have expected as much because of her mom’s behavior. Then there’s Paige, who got “thrown under the bus” with the duet. Then Kendall, because her solo didn’t make the top 10. Does she think she will continue to get solos? Hell no.
Second row, Mackenzie, because she was excellent in the group number. Next is Brooke and it’s her first time in a long time officially being a part of the team.
Finally, on top we have – obviously – Maddie because she came in first and because she’s Maddie.
This week, the caravan is heading to Fort Lauderdale for IN10SITY, which must be the only competition Lifetime hasn’t alienated yet. Everyone will be in the group number and it will be called Money is the Root of all Evil. Christi interviews that Jabby is the Root of all Evil might be more appropriate, but I think that would be a little too conceptual. The coshtumes will be emerald green like the color of money (and envy!) and there will be real dollar bills incorporated.
Maddie will be getting a solo “obviously.” Brooke will too, and Kelly says she needs to prove that she wants to be there. Poor Brooke. She wants to be there about as much as I do.
Group rehearsal. Jabby tells the girls that the number is “bluesy” and they should think of a nightclub or speakeasy. Because 11-year-old girls are so familiar with speakeasies, after all.
Upstairs, Holly is commenting that their kids don’t go to speakeasies, or even bars because they are underage. That’s why she is a doctor, you guys. Wicked smahhhht, that Holly. Either Shrill has spent her entire life under a rock where they don’t show Boardwalk Empire or she is contractually obligated to give us some exposition, because she looks up “speakeasy” on her phone.
It says “twenty-three skidoo”