Oh yes, they did a HG-inspired dance. When Abby talked about the dance this week and said it's about children killing each other, I couldn't help but laugh. I guess I shouldn't be surprised. She's just so ridiculous and has the worst judgment.
I was surprised that Abby didn't make more of a fuss about Brooke wanting out this week to go to her dance. Maybe she was planning on replacing her with Peyton down the line anyway. I think Jill is absolutely horrid, so I hope Peyton doesn't come back. The other moms aren't sweethearts either, but the seem to be at least civil to each other most of the time. Jill seems like more of a Miami dance mom.
Why did Abby feel the need for all the b.s. subterfuge with Maddie? They all know she favors Maddie anyway, so why not just say that she entered Maddie in both competitions? I think Maddie deserves the extra attention and obviously the judges did too. Like Abby said, she works her butt off. While I didn't love Chloe's choreography, Abby was right - she wasn't fluid in her movements. She has good technique, but really needs to work on her artistry.
As much as some of the moms complain about the preferential treatment Maddie gets, I can't blame Abby. Maddie works so hard and her mother is, for the most part, pretty easy to get along with. While the other moms get on Melissa for not confronting Abby about various things, I think she's smart. She knows that Abby holds the behavior of the mothers against the kids. By keeping her mouth shut and being nice, she is helping her daughter. I'll bet there are many things she'd like to say to Abby, but doesn't. I'm not saying it's right that Abby does that, but Melissa is doing what she needs to do to help her daughter.