A Few Bad Apples...(My Episode 2 Recap)
Welcome back, Dance Moms fans! I hope you are enjoying Season 2.
Let's cut right to the chase: I know everyone is probably wondering why I pulled out the old competition book to show Jill. I did it because she kept arguing the point that she did not remember our girls ever competing and beating her old studio. I remembered the competition and no matter what I said, she felt she was correct, so I pulled out the old book. It wasn't to be "mean" or to put her in her place, but I knew I was right. It was probably not the best move because it just made her want to prove me wrong more. I think I just upped the ante. Uh oh.
Also, Jill keeps making the point that she cannot worry about everyone else's children, she can only think about Kendall. This did not sit well with me because we are a team and she's the newest member of the team, and she keeps telling the other members that she doesn’t care about their kids! Not the best way to make friends. We all look out for each other’s girls, no matter what is happening between the adults. At this point, it doesn't seem like team player and I'm worried how this could affect the group. I hope I'm wrong.
Jill was also very indignant that Kendall was at the bottom of the pyramid. Well, she's the new kid on the block, so I'm not sure what Jill expected. I'm personally not a big fan of the pyramid, so I understand that she felt bad for Kendall, but I'm not sure whose spot she felt Kendall should have had. These girls have been working hard for Abby for a long time and deserve their place on that wretched pyramid. I feel confident that Kendall will have her day, but Abby makes sure to cut you down before she will allow you to rise up. It’s like hazing. Yuck. Hang in there, kiddo, your turn will come!
Jill kept making arguments with us as to why Kendall did not belong at the bottom of the pyramid. I'm sure she felt her points were valid and rational. But Jill needs to remember that Abby is not a rational person to deal with. Actually, the sooner she realizes that, the better off she will be. So I suggested that she discuss the pyramid with Abby, so she would realize that no matter how great her point is, it will never be good enough for Ms. Miller. Was I setting her up for disaster? That certainly wasn't my intention. There is usually a "honeymoon" period with Abby where she lets parents get away with things, so I felt Jill was safe. Well, as safe as one can be with Abby.
Then Jill goes and gives Abby another gift! Is she trying to buy a spot higher on the pyramid? And of course the gift was from her and Melissa. You know what they say: birds of a feather, stick together. This is certainly not the best way to get on the other mom's good side. And now Abby is demanding Jill get her a husband next. Uh, good luck with that. But talk about a gift that would keep on giving!
Speaking of the gift that keeps on giving…Cathy, Cathy, Cathy. When we arrived at the hotel for the competition, there was an invitation to a “soiree”. Well, I only know one person who would call their party a “soiree”, so I prepared myself to see Cathy again. Could she have changed? Become a little nicer in our time apart? No such luck, she was still her same old condescending self. And last I knew, she hated us. Why did she invite us to a party? Oh wait, she wanted info. Same story, different day. And painful party. I was so relieved when it was time to leave.
We knew there was going to be drama at the competition. Drama seems to follow Cathy and she did not disappoint. I personally thought her group dance was amazing and was sure they beat our “One Bad Apple” dance. I was actually really surprised that we won. I’m the first to argue with Cathy, but I’m also the first to give a good dance credit and it was a good dance. Congrats, Apples.
But then she sashayed into our dressing room and the real drama began. I am constantly left speechless with how low Cathy will go. First, she criticized my dress. I LOVE that dress. I don’t care about your opinion. But then she got really nasty. She said Chloe was a “number two dancer” IN FRONT OF MY CHILD! That was low! And then the lowest comment came: “the nose”. Yes, I have a big nose. Get over it. I lived through the toughest years of my life with kid’s making fun of my nose and I wear it like a badge of honor. It does not define me. And I will be damned if I was going to let those kids see her win and get the best of me, so I talked to them after she left the room and told them that they should be proud of who they are, warts and all, and never let anyone like Cathy make them feel bad about themselves. So thank you, Cathy, for giving me such an amazing opportunity for a life lesson for the kids. Now go catch your broom and fly home.
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