What took place on Dance Moms Season 6 Episode 8 last night? The return of Maddie Ziegler, for one … and not a moment too soon.
Maddie returned from shooting her movie, and while Abby Lee Miller was not especially happy to see her, that was likely a good thing.
Why? Because if Abby was jealous of Maddie’s fame (hilarious but true), that could serve to knock her down a peg and motivate her.
Or not. That’s the erratic thing about mind games.
If you watch Dance Moms online, nothing should surprise you regarding Miller’s mental state at this point, but that’s another issue entirely.
"I did have so much fun filming a movie, but it’s great to be back," Maddie said, though Abby feared she’d lost her passion for dancing.
Ziegler said she wasn’t aware of any controversies involving Miller, such as Abby quitting the show or facing federal bankruptcy charges.
Miller, for her part, insinuated that Ziegler wouldn’t have made a name for herself had it not been for her and Lifetime’s Dance Moms.
(We know, yeesh. Just get over yourself for once.)
"Without her dance training, Maddie wouldn’t be getting these opportunities," the brash coach said, encouraging her to focus on winning.
Abby was far from pleased that Maddie ended up in the bottom of the pyramid this week alongside her younger sister Mackenzie.
Nia Frazier and JoJo Siwa were also down there.
At the top of the pyramid: Kalani Hilliker, followed by Kendall Vertes and Brynn Rumfallo. As a result, Abby did not give Maddie a solo!
Oh, the other moms were buzzing over that one.
Ziegler’s mom reminded them that her daughter appeared on Ellen with Sia and is getting plenty of traction in her career at this point.
Abby, of course, didn’t watch Maddie’s interview.
To see how the rest of the drama played out, follow the links above … but please be advised, there is a 100 percent chance of SHADE.