Tuesday night's Dance Moms Season 4 Episode 15 saw the continuation of several developing plot lines from previous weeks, and they were doozies.
As the girls continued paying tribute to Abby's ailing mother, Maryen, the moms all felt the pressure of the imminent arrival of Abby's new rival team.
Abby, dealing with all the emotions that come along with such a situation, developed dances for the girls that paid homage to her mom and her love of dance.
But being Abby Lee Miller, drama is never far away.
The pyramid is unveiled with Nia on the bottom, as Abby also takes this opportunity to announce that not everyone will be involved in the group number.
Kira realizes that the pyramid has nothing to do with results and Maddie is on the top because she made a lasting impression with the judges. Mmmkay.
If you watch Dance Moms online, you know it's all about playing politics and favorites. Yet it seems even some of the pawns themselves don't know this.
Tension rises more than ever on Dance Moms Season 4 Episode 15, however, with Abby's mother providing an even more complex emotional element.