Ann and Andrea meet at a park to find out how to keep Bonnie off YST. Ann wants Andrea to talk to Bonnie and tell her that Alana isn’t good enough. Andrea is skeptical, but then she remembers she has nothing else to do, so she agrees to talk to Bonnie.
Alisha introduces Alana and Ashtyn to the girls and she tells them to be nice. Ashtyn volunteers to be a back spot and does a pretty good job. I didn’t see lazy. I saw initiative. Now it’s Alana’s turn to back spot and she screws up. But in Alana’s defense, she has pretty hair.
Andrea sits next to Bonnie while Alisha talks to Alana and Ashtyn. Alana whines that they sure do a lot of back handsprings, and Alisha says that they have to do front walkovers too. Alana responds with “another thing I have to learn how to do”. Oh Alana… go do pageants… you don’t have to do anything to be in a pageant. Alana walks over and tells her mom (in front of other moms and kids) and Bonnie’s all, “well, you’ll have to learn” and some girl asks to see her back handspring (I totes know Ann paid the kid to ask) and Alana says she can’t do one and Bonnie interrupts with “not yet”. Bonnie, not yet. Not ever. Not. Gonna. Happen.
Andrea uses this opportunity to tell Bonnie that this might not be a good fit for Alana. Ann is giggling and happy. Mandy is sitting there probably dreaming of a day that she can make her kids into robots.
At Alisha’s house, RD is blowing up balloons and grilling for a back to school party. The monkey is running around eating a brownie. They only have 5 dogs now and 1 cat, so she’s clearly got a handle on that. All the moms and kids come over for the pool party and are having a good time, until Bonnie shows up… that’s when the eyes start rolling. Ann sits with her friends and Bonnie and Michelle sit on the other side. Someone even brought a horse. Mandy showed up late, but she brought her own chair so she could sit alone. She doesn’t want to be in the mama drama. Fat Ann is stuffing her face with cotton candy, while Mandy tells her to be sweet and to be a good girl. No one believes it, and Alisha says she doesn’t care as long as they keep it out of the gym.
Ann says she hasn’t done anything because she’s have Andrea do her dirty work. Mandy immediately gets an ulcer and starts to look panicked. Alisha tells Andrea that Ann is using her, but Andrea doesn’t seem to mind. Ann interviews that she’s a puppet master for Team Ann.
The next day, Shannon comes in and asks Bonnie and Ann how the party went. Bonnie said it went fine, while Ann just sat there and acted bitchy. Bonnie leaned into Shannon and tells her that she’s “pulling” Alana from YST. (Bonnie, she hadn’t even made it yet.) She said that she and Alana spoke about it and that Alana just doesn’t have the skills yet. So Alana will go back on the Orange Team, where she belongs and can have fun. It is, so far, the most normal thing Bonnie has done for her daughter.