But Abby is still freaking out. She says Sammy is not getting on the scale. Mayra says “that’s what we do here.” Abby’s not having it. She screams about not signing up for weigh-ins and that this is what causes eating disorders. She collects Sammy and storms out. Sammy is crying. In the car, Abby apologizes to Sammy for embarrassing her, but Sammy says she didn’t want to go on the scale anyway. Abby and her high voice screech, “What is this, frikkin’ WEIGHT WATCHERS?”
Again, not a fan of Abby or her histrionics, but I see her point about the weigh-ins. If you have to do them, and at this level, I don’t think you do, you should do them privately and not in front of the other kids. Maybe they do do them at professional dance companies, but this is pretty far from a professional dance company.
Competition day. Susan is bugging Jessi to get ready for her solo, but Jessi is just annoyed. Angel tells Susan to sit down and says that they will take care of Jessi. Susan interviews that the kids don’t understand the extent of the sacrifices the moms make to let them dance and the least they can do is respect them. I totally get where she’s coming from, but I also think she’s bugging the crap out of Jessi right before she has to go on stage, which isn’t helpful. Susan says Victor and Angel mock the moms in front of the kids and that isn’t cool.
Jessi goes on stage for her solo. Her costume still has the one-shoulder thing going on, but it’s much softer and fits better than usual.
I think the color is good on her too. The only thing I that’s bugging me is the snarl on her face.
It’s a nice day for a White Wedding
She looks constipated. When she’s done, Susan says she was blown away and admits maybe she should have trusted VictAng more. So it’s the same narrative as in regular Dance Moms when the moms complain about the costumes or the props the whole episode but they end up being fine with it at the end. Yawn.
some kiddie porn Kimmy and Lucas’ duet.
They do a good job, but the whole thing is super creepy. They are nine, people. Nine!
In the hallway, Hannah’s running her number but she gets all anxious and freaked out and starts crying. Vic and Angel are like, “chill the F out, honey.” They tell her if she ever forgets the chorography to just improvise. Angel yells at her that they’ve never had a dancer that cried before (which I totally don’t believe) and they aren’t going to start now.
By the way, Hannah looks super cute with her hair down and in a flowy costume.
She goes on stage and she does great (for her) and has no problem.
In the dressing room, Susan is yelling at Jessi in Spanish, which means that she’s furious over Jessi’s bad attitude. She interviews that Jessi thinks it’s okay to mock her because Victor and Angel do it. She decides, once again, to confront them. They pretty much are just like “whatever.”
Angel interviews that he can’t believe the moms think it’s his job to raise their kids. To Victor, he says it’s easier to blame someone else than take responsibility. I mean, I guess I see both sides of the argument. I wouldn’t put up with a bratty or disrespectful child and it would be frustrating if their so-called mentors or teachers encouraged them to be that way. On the other hand, Susan is gigantic pain in the ass. So I will call this one a push.