Abby Lee Miller made her return on Dance Moms Season 6 Episode 6, and you won't believe this, but she brought the drama with her.
Knock us over with a feather, right?
If you watch Dance Moms online, you know her personal and financial problems - and alleged quitting - have dominated Season 6 so far.
Well, as fake as Dance Moms is, there was some real drama with the mini moms last night, as two mainstays lashed out at a newcomer.
Abby returned to the fray this week with news that a mother-daughter team with be joining her: Kendyl Flay, 7, and her mother, Lynn.
They are, to borrow the episode title, “Abby’s New Favorites.” But the first impression they left on the gang was not exactly their best.
Melissa Gisoni and Holly Frazier warn her that it's Abby's way or the highway and that if she can't handle it, well, it's time to move on.
“That’s how this works honey. If you can’t handle it you can’t be here," Melissa says. "Abby Lee Miller runs the show and you don’t."
"She’ll never let you run the show.”
To say they were butting heads would be putting it mildly. Melissa later complains of Lynn, “I don’t know who this mom thinks she is."
"We have to fight for everything that we get here and that’s why we’re such a tight team. If Lynn doesn’t stand up for her kid, she won’t last.”
When Lynn refuses to give up her identity to be a part of the team, the tension only increases as the veteran moms size up the n00b.
Holly speaks out as well, “Who is she is to judge who we are and judge my character? Lynn has just messed with the wrong mom."
On competition day, Lynn further gets under Melissa’s skin when she on her daughter Mackenzie Ziegler’s previous solo routines.
Soon enough, Kerri accuses Lynn of attacking Melissa and calls her a “waste of space," and things start to go south for her promptly.
When Lynn tries to change her tune and asks the veterans to help her learn, Melissa doesn't think she'll receive that second chance.
“I tried to help you in the beginning and you were rude,” she says; Lynn says Melissa is "crazy" and believes she "owns the ALDC."
Abby does not reveal if the mini team will be back by the end of the episode, but we can tell you the staged, contrived nonsense will.