This week on Dance Moms Season 4 Episode 21, Maddie is absent and Abby Lee Miller is scrambling. What will she do without her star in this competition?
They're off to Shenandoah Valley to do battle with three solos and a group routine called "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves." Should be a riveting one.
In the pyramid, the bottom row has Maddie, Chloe and Nia, but Sarah didn't make it to first place. She's below MacKenzie and Kendall. So sad for Christy.
With no Kelly Hyland to clash with, Christy seems to be emerging as Abby's chief adversary. She had best watch herself, lest she pay a heavy price.
As rehearsals start, Abby is already comparing the girls to Maddie. When Maddie arrives at the studio later, Abby wants her to share her experiences.
The moms are upset at this, seeing Maddie as being the thorn in each girl's side. Holly then gets more upset when Abby tells Nia to bark like a dog.
Fortunately Christy, who gets pretty pissed when no group costume arrives for her daughter, is more than upset enough for the both of them combined.
She says it's time the trash was taken out of the studio and to start with Abby Lee Miller. If you watch Dance Moms online, you know those are fightin' words.
Abby is out for wins this week. Hardcore. The moms are stressed because they feel these performances will dictate their kids' future at the studio.
When it's time for the awards, Nia gets fourth place. Second goes to Chloe. First place goes to Kendall. The group dance gets first, which makes Abby happy.
The moms express their frustration after the fact, while Abby tells us that they're all not ready for prime time. Not this time, and possibly not ever.
And so it goes in Abby Land.