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Good morning, Gasmii.
Well, this week’s Dance Moms was steeped in WTF. I don’t know whether to be offended that the producers think we are that dumb or grateful that it was a departure from the usual storyline.
But I am getting ahead of myself.
The moms – minus Shelly – begin by staging a fake sit-in to protest the fact that Kelly voluntarily chose not to come back. They supposedly sit in their cars in the parking lot until nightfall when Jabby calls the cops to disperse them.
Jabby decides she’s had it with all of them and starts dialing up random dancers to form a new ALDC competition team. In addition to new girl Ally, it will be comprised of Bella and Kaeli and Internet phenom Sophia.
They head to an Xpression (leave off the “e” for savings) competition in Fort Wayne, IN where they go up against the Thrive dance group, which includes a little girl named Hadley who was on Jabby’s other reality show that I did not watch.
At the competition, Kaeli’s mom supposedly “betrays” Bella’s mom by trying to sneak in a solo for her daughter, leading to some bad acting on both mom’s parts. Also, Hadley’s mom is upset that Jabby called her daughter “road kill” during the other show and the new ALDC teams doesn’t THRIVE as well as it should. Jabby realizes that dance moms are the same all over and maybe she should stick with the devils she knows rather than the devils she doesn’t.
MEANWHILE, after sitting around at Christi’s drinking wine, our moms – including Kelly – decide they don’t need Jabby. They score a location at a local mall, get the word out through “social media,” print some t-shirts, and the girls put on a show. It’s well-received by thousands of screaming pre-teen mall-goers, but the experience is missing a certain je ne se quoi that only Jabby can provide.
At the end of the day, both Jabby and the original moms realize they have some SERIOUS THINKING to do and OMG, what will possibly happen????
I give the producers credit for acknowledging that Jabby and the girls are on a reality show (references to how people come to the competitions to see the girls, etc.), but does anyone else think that the mall event was already booked and they couldn’t make the competition that week so they needed to make up a story about it? I mean, that’s obviously what happened. But I totally give them props for creativity and I hope it only gets more outlandish as the season goes on. I mean really, how many more times can we watch them fight over the same shit?
I will have the full recap up in a couple of days and you can read last week’s here.