Lifetime’s Dance Moms Season 6 Episode 27 was titled "Mini Mayhem," and for good reason, as the minis wreaked havoc on the series.
Possible felon and definite train wreck Abby Lee Miller assigned duets to the elites and minis in an attempt to unify the dueling units.
Good luck with that.
You don’t have to even watch Dance Moms online to know how this was gonna turn out, though we really can’t do it justice here either.
While there were no killer clowns on last night’s show, the group mused on how nice it was to do the pyramid without Lifetime’s finest.
Yes, Abby Lee Miller was off terrorizing someone else, apparently, leaving her dutiful co-choreographer, Gianna Martello, to stand in.
While Miller acknowledged that the elites did well with their previous dance, she said they should be able to choreograph a dance quickly.
She went on to reveal the title of the elites’ number, “The End of the Road,” saying it may mean it’s either their “end of the road” or hers.
The stakes are high, in other words.
In rehearsals, Holly Frazier worried that the girls having a say in their own choreography was the kind of thing that could backfire hard.
“Abby doesn’t like anyone doing something without Abby being in charge of it from the very beginning,” Holly said, and no one argued.
Bringing down the group’s morale is a real concern, but this is Abby we’re talking about, and she spoke her mind about the situation:
“I don’t know if this is really the end of the road for the junior elite competition team but they’re getting older and taking me for granted."
After last week, the boss added, "I think the girls are getting a little too big for their britches," and it was time to knock them down a peg.
"They think that getting out on stage and ‘choreographing the number’ was this big deal but let’s face it, while you dance for me?"
"To be part of this team, it’s not a democracy. I’m in charge. It’s my thing. And if you don’t want to play my way, then this is the end of the road for you.”
Basically, Miller is the one calling the shots and you can take it or leave it. You know, in case anyone was wondering where they stood.
The moms loved the result, but the judges weren’t as impressed, and gave the girls a rare and mediocre fifth place. Cue shock and awe.
Disappointed as they were, the dancers were gracious and stated that they lost out to other great dancers, but Abby saw this differently.
“They got beat at their own game because the overall high score was not the Abby Lee Dance Company,” Miller told the cameras.
“It was because the choreography was not what you put on the stage … and that’s where they got a little too big for their britches."
Abby Lee said that "they didn’t remember ‘You know what? Maybe I’m getting in over my head.’ Maybe to leave it in my hands.”
Where will the chips fall from here? That remains to be seen, but we wouldn’t want to be in the room with Abby at the next week’s pyramid.