Dance Moms Season 7 Episode 2 Recap: Abby's Worst Nightmare!

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Last night on Dance Moms Season 7 Episode 2, Abby Lee Miller made it clear she'd be sticking to her original plan of culling the field.

Taking out the weakest competitors, in other words.

Meanwhile, Abby flipped the f--k out when her arch nemesis showed back up. If you watch Dance Moms online, you know who that is.

Yes, Cathy Nesbitt-Stein of rival dance company, the Candy Apples, made her grand return to the show, and naturally, needled Miller, who's awaiting sentencing for fraud. 

Cathy ribbed Abby and upon her return, gifted the Dance Mom guru with a broom, as a mode of transportation.

Ha, ha, right?

Cathy dove deeper, then, and told Abby, "Better get used to that smack talk because you’re going to have a lot of it in jail." 


Abby Lee Miller of Dance Moms Looking Intense Photo

As for the dance teams, Miller was hemming and hawing over who to send home and who to keep. 

Miller revealed that none of the Junior Elites would be going home, but that the Minis will be seeing a cut ... and soon. 

Naturally, the moms of the Minis are in an outrage because they feel Miller is hanging a decision over their heads like a carrot and a horse, and the Minis are sent home, unable to participate in the upcoming competition. 

The Junior Elites travel to San Diego for the latest contest, and added two girls to the troupe on her mission to win -- Cameron and Daliana. 

Miller revealed that the her hopes for "new blood" lie in the notion that the new girls will revitalize the existing team and inspire them to work harder ... especially in competition against her nemesis' Candy Apples. 

Abby Lee Miller is the Worst

However, during rehearsals, the girls of the ALDC are outperformed by the Candy Apples, and it makes everybody -- save for Cathy -- nervous. 

At the competition, the Candy Apples and Miller's troupe face off, throwing barbs at one another and generally amping each other up. 

The Candy Apples' group routine slays ... and everybody knows it. 

The ALDC's group routine ... well, it didn't exactly slay by some watchers' standards, but it definitely evoked feelings of nostalgia after years of departing from that which made the ALDC successful.  

Nostalgia as a schtick worked, however, as Miller's group effort took first place, while the Candy Apples locked in a third-place standing. 

Cathy isn't done with Abby, though, and rains on her parade ultimately. 

She cruelly ripped Miller, and said that even though Abby's group won, they're the real losers ... as their fearless leader is jail-bound. 

The drama!

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