I have to say, this episode of Dance Moms was a bit surprising. I feel like I’m either completely out of touch with society or Melissa Ziegler has some sneaky things going on in her life. I mean am I wrong? Is it normal to act the way she did when the girls were talking about her engagement? I mean it’s not like they were harping on her about something painful, say a divorce.. this is an engagement. People are supposed to be happy!
Sure, some may say “well, they’re just dance moms, they don’t have to get all personal with each other”, but it’s not like they’re trying to find out what kind of underwear she wears. Talking about an engagement is something you can have small talk with at a party to a complete stranger… not that the stranger probably wants to hear about your engagement, but that’s a different topic.
To serve them with papers threatening a lawsuit is serious stuff. I’m sure it had everything to do with being on camera, but why so secretive? My only guess is it had more to do with her fiancee than Melissa. Perhaps he’s a super private person, maybe he needs to keep it a secret until a certain time for whatever reason, and talking about the show will not help there.
On a side note, we did clearly see a difference in how Abby reacts to the mothers. As they pointed out on twitter, she didn’t say a word when Melissa barged in (a huge no no to Abby), lawsuits weren’t threatened when a dance was themed after the engagement, and Melissa really didn’t have to get on her knees the next day and apologize for the outburst.
Whatever, enough about that. I don’t want to get lawsuit papers in the mail tomorrow.
As far as the dancing goes. I already babbled on about the juicy stuff, I didn’t leave much for this. Nia was finally granted a spot in the trio, but they didn’t perform up to expectations. Maddie dominated her solo, and the group number finished 3rd, easily beating out Candy Apples.
(Another side note, Taylor did in fact break her ankle. That was also confirmed by the moms on twitter)
Back to Nia. I think Holly is a fantastic lady, Nia seems like a very sweet child, but I’m surprised how little Paige’s feelings are thought of with the trio. Nobody ever really mentions how Maddie and Chloe are always in it, but poor Paige has to keep getting shuffled in and out for Kendall or Nia. Or when Holly freaks out about Nia not being in, how is Paige supposed to take that? I know Holly is looking out for what’s best for Nia, but this is just one thing that bugs me whenever the trio talk is mentioned. How Paige just sits back and takes it all without saying a word. I feel bad for her.
(Final side thought, how sweet is Maddie? She’s always the first to comfort her teammates, and was even there to show her support to Taylor when she was getting carried off stage)
Overall it was a good episode, but a sloppy recap so I apologize for making you suffer through it