“The tartness of [her] face sours ripe grapes.” - Wm. Shakespeare
Hello Gasmii! Welcome to season two, part two of Dance Moms. I’m so happy to be free from the tyranny of unicorn buns and S&M gear!
So this episode SUPPOSEDLY picks up right after Jabby’s NJ meltdown, but I feel like everyone looks totally different. Crazy Cathy makes a cameo with a new hairdo and most of the moms look like they have lost weight (of course that could just be in comparison to the Miami moms).
Jabby shows up late for the pyramid and we are supposed to believe that she hasn’t seen or spoken to anyone since she ditched them in Jerz. The moms are pissed because they feel like the Jabster let their kids down and because of her continuing boner for Maddie.
Chloe makes it to the top of the pyramid because she did so well in New Jersey and as a reward, she gets to shoulder the responsibility of Jabby’s reputation and entire future, which supposedly all ride on this week’s competition.
The kids head to Nexstar in L.A., where Chloe not only has a solo, but she’s featured in the group number AND has a trio with Brooke and Paige. Mackenzie – yay, Mackenzie! – also gets a solo.
Maddie, because she freaked out and ran off stage last time, does not get a solo… or DOES she? Jabby registered her for one, but Maddie still has PTSD and Jabby doesn’t trust her to dance with so “much” at stake. Unfortunately, Nexstar just “happened” to leave Maddie’s name on the program and shenanigans ensue. Poor Maddie seems emotionally fragile, so lord only knows what’s going on at home.
At the competition, nobody places higher than third (although supposedly Mackenzie got a high overall score which we don’t see) and Jabby is not happy. She blames the girls and the moms blame Jabby’s “stale” choreography. (Not “chorography” – yay for that!)
All in all, Jabby is even more bitter and unpleasant than I remembered and everybody else seems really on edge and ready to go from 0 to screech monkey in no time flat. Melissa’s secret engagement is not mentioned, nor does she threaten to sue anyone (sad horns).
Even though this episode was kind of meh, I’m still super excited to see my girls again. DMM just never felt right and it made me sad.
What did you guys think? I’m sure it will get better – next week looks to be the Kelly-Jabby fight that we saw in the trailer, so that should be entertaining.
I will have full recap up ASAP. Thanks so much for reading, and have a great day.
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