Abby was totally in the wrong calling Paige to the audience to stand up to those two fools. She was stirring the pot up once again, throwing Paige to the wolves, and hoping for good camera footage. It reminded me of her conversation with Mackenzie, asking her why she and her mom were letting Asia come in and take over. She is one manipulative lady. And if the moms & daughters want the benefit of Abby's name and dance experience, they have to just keep taking it. As Kelly put it, there's nothing they can do about it.
And count me in, as another one who doesn't understand why Cathy, her daughter, her guest choreographers, her "stolen from other studios" dancers, and boys are still on my tv screen.