So they all dance and Abby tells the moms that they can’t choose because they can’t be objective. Drrrrrr. Abby is mad at Christi because apparently Christi won’t even look at Sophia. She tells all of the girls other than Sophia they’re pretty terrible, but Brooke is the terriblest and she gets cut.
Holly says the week has just been tense, and that pointing fingers is pointless. Abby replies, “Your fault, your fault, your fart, your fault,” and I giggle like a third grader. Abby says she doesn’t need to belittle the girls because they do it on their own. “SHUT YOUR MOUTH!!” says Christi. Hell yeah!
It’s now competition day and the girls walk into their dressing room. Random thought, but this competition is even in Ohio, home of Candy Apples, and Cathy is still nowhere to be found. TAKE HER OFF THE INTRO!!
The girls get dressed, and Abby is hoping that all eyes will be on Sophia. Abby rehearses the Bajeezus out of Sophia while Chloe rehearses in the corner alone. Shit’s weak.
Sophia is up first and this little chick look like she dancing on ice. It’s insane. Why do I already hate her? I don’t know. She’s really good. Not much emotion, though.
Chloe is up next, and she nails it in Chloe Lukasiak fashion. She may not have all of the technical ability of Sophia, but she;s damn close and actually makes people feel something.
Abby thinks Chloe just did “pretty well.” Chloe thinks she let her mom down. So sad. Christi tells her that she didn’t and consoles her. Abby walks in and says everyone is freaking out about Sophia and has one fix. She says nothing to Chloe. How sweet.
Group number time, and the girls come back into the dressing room with some awful freaking hair. Kelly breaks down because Brooke isn’t there and it makes her sad to go through all of this without her. (tear)
Apparently they’re doing this dance and they’ve never even tried to use their prop, which is a red carpet. My cute as shit little Mackenzie tries to roll it out on stage, but it just won’t unravel. But she’s so damn cute. But have no fear, the announcer breaks the awkward silence by saying, “Don’t worry, the same thing happened at my wedding!” HAHAHAHA! This guy.
So they start their number and it looks like a mess, and the carpet is a wreck. Not a fan of this one, but maybe it’s because Abby doesn’t care about anyone except She Who Creates Dance Wood. Jill says she’ll be surprised if they even place in this competition. Yikes.
Awards time! First up, solos. Fourth place?? Some chick. Third place?? Chloe. Bullshit. Second place?? Some other chick. And First?? Goddamn Sophia.
Then there’s some awards that the judges make up to give to particular dancers that they like. Chloe gets the “Expressive Heart” award. which is sweet. Awww. Christi says that her job is not to just raise her daughter be someone she loves, but also someone she likes, and she likes the person Chloe is. Say what you will, but Christi is a good mom.
And time for the group awards. Where will they place?? FIRST! BAM! Suck it.
Even unprepared and with shitty props and choreography. Eat some of that, Abby.
Not sure if this is supposed to make me laugh or cry, but Chloe tells her mom that she’s glad she got third and not second, because that way Abby can’t tell her that second is the first to lose. Hm.
Abby walks in looking so unhappy. She says she’s glad the judges weren’t looking at all of the mistakes. She calls out Sophia says that she was perfect, and tells Chloe she was a hot mess. Rude. Christi tells Abby that she pays her to make her daughter better. If she’s not as good as Sophia, it’s a reflection on Abby. Then Christi starts screaming at her (and gets kind of a Jewish accent for a second, which was awesome). Abby tells her straight up that Chloe was awful, and Christi just breaks. Instead of fighting back she cries. “What are we doing to our kids??”