Following the insane confrontation between Abby and Kelly that ended last week's episode, Dance Moms Season 4 Episode 8 picked up in its aftermath.
Kelly Hyland, as many already know or could have expected based on the fight (below), is barred from the studio after feeling the wrath of Abby Lee Miller.
The only question remaining: What and who would she go off about next?!
You can watch Dance Moms online to see it all unfold for yourself, but we begin with Kira and Kalani joining the team, replacing Brooke and Paige.
The setting for this week is Virginia's FIERCE National Dance, and we're not talking about Abby Lee Miller gnashing her teeth at her adversaries.
Although she does do that sort of thing. Like a lot.
This is an INTENSE competition, and on the docket is a solo for Nia, a duet for Chloe and Maddie, and also one for the two newbies. Feel the tension.
It's put up or shut up (or get up and get out) time.
Turns out Mackenzie won't be involved in the special routines because she is recording two tracks in L.A. (seriously), much to the happiness of mom Melissa.
Christi then rebuffs Melissa's offer to get together, and Mackenzie struggles under Abby's tutelage with regard to her singing, which she says needs more fire.
Mackenzie leaves the studio a bit despondent. Won't be the last time.
As their daughters rehearse, the moms discuss Kelly, whether she'll return, whether she'd even want to, whether the cops and lawyers are involved, etc.
We all know the answer to that by now ... but more on that in a second.
In the competition, Kalani and Kendall are good but not great, Chloe is solid and Maddie seems off. Nia cries in the dressing room after her headpiece falls off.
Abby reams out Christi for doing a poor job and yanks away Nia's solo(s).
The group dance takes first prize, meaning Kalani will be sticking around at least one more week and all is right with the Lifetime reality show ... or is it?
Naturally, Dance Moms Season 4 Episode 8 does not end on a high note.
Abby tells the moms that Kelly Hyland has been arrested following her actions of the previous week and will not be coming back, so you can quit asking.
She will be suing Miller, at least, so we have that to look forward to.