Luckily, we’re back now. Two days to competition. Back upstairs. All of the moms are up there acting like nothing is wrong. Then Holly breaks the ice and asks if everyone is cool. Kelly is “done with the situation.” But she tells Christi to never get in her kid’s face again. Aaaaaand World War 17. Abby interrupts and tells them all to shut the hell up. Christi leaves to go for a walk.
Holly then tries to talk some rational words to Kelly to make her feel better, but Kelly has a mini nervous breakdown and slightly hyperventilates. It’s freaking weird. I think Kelly done lost her damn mind.
Ah, horse balls. We’re back in Ohio. Anthony is teaching the duet, which is the one about his dad dying. Now look… I don’t want to downplay the guy’s dad dying. That sucks and it’s awful. But when you think of making a tribute for your dad… do you really think two preteen boys is the best medium to make that happen? I can see it being one of the emotional dances that has everyone in tears on So You Think You Can Dance. But to have two kids do it on a stage with 17 people in the audience? Not so hard-hitting.
In other news, we’re only half way through the damn show. Holy smokes.
Some more drama we don’t care about happens at the Apples studio with the kid crying and them thinking Anthony is too hard on the kids, but I fast forward it.
Back at ALDC, the senior group, now with Brooke, is rehearsing. Abby wants a stronger connection between her and the lead dude, whose name is Kevin. So Abby tells him he should go on a date with Brooke, since he “can charm the pants off of anyone.” Bro, don’t charm her pants off. You’ll go to jail, and you’ll be mad creepy.
So he asks her on the date, and she agrees. Brooke doesn’t want to date a dancer, because it’s more time that she’ll have to be at the studio. Atta girl.
Brooke and Kevin go upstairs and Kevin tells Kelly he’s taking Brooke on a date. Dinner and a movie.
So… they go to a bakery? Sure. They chat for a bit, and then all of a sudden he puts cake on her face. What a dick. He flirts like he’s in 3rd grade. It’s like I taught him all of my moves. It’s tragic.
Back at the studio, the girls from the senior group ask him about the date. “Do you like her?” “Yeah..” “Do you think she likes you??” “No.” Good call.
Then the girls rehearse their group. The moms head upstairs, and Christi takes a new seat on the opposite end of the bench. Yikes. Christi tells Jill she just wants to do nothing and give Kelly some space. Kelly tells Melissa that it’ll never be the same between her and Kelly. I hate this episode.
We’re back in Ohio. The same shit is happening. Eff this. Fast forward.
Abby tries to rehearse the duet, but she thinks the girls just aren’t feeling it. She has Chloe look in the mirror and tells her to look at how sad she looks. And it’s because her mom acted foolish yesterday or something. What a weird, creepy, brainwashy thing to say.
Back from the 1007th commercial tonight, and it’s competition day. The Apples are already there , and they stand in the hall to greet the ALDC folks as they walk in. ADC blows them off and walk by.
In the dressing room, Abby is a wreck because Cathy is there. Holly takes over and gets everyone going, since Abby is borderline catatonic for the time being.
The duets are first, and Maddie and Chloe kill it,because they’re freaking Maddie and Chloe. No one will beat that.
The boys are next with the dad tribute, but like I said, it really loses its power when you’re watching to preteen boys dancing as a father and son. Plus the song really just said “The force is strong with this one.” What the hell? Star Wars?
Abby tells us that the choreography was awful, and then she says it out loud for Cathy and Anthony to hear. That was pretty shitty of her. And leave it alone. Remember the whole thing people say about “stooping to their level”? Jeez. Especially talking mess about a dance that a guy wrote for his dead dad. You don’t say that two a guy’s face. You let guys like me do it when they can hide behind a computer.