You know how there's no crying in baseball? Well, there's lots of tears in dancing! The waterworks were in full effect during the two hour summer premiere of Dance Moms. Abby Lee Miller and the ALDC team returned to the stage to take on the Candy Apples and there wasn't a dry eye in the house.
Here's what everyone was bawling about:
Kelly: Brooke and Paige's mom was not a happy camper this week. She was mad that Abby moved Brooke to the senior group, possibly setting her up to fail. And she's still holding a grudge about the last competition in which Abby made Paige confront the Candy Apples coaches about their negative critiques of her dancing. Kelly lashed out at the other moms, including her BFF Christi, ultimately ending their friendship (again). Maybe Kelly was just having an off week or maybe Jill was right in saying, "You can't please Kelly… Kelly is never satisfied." Regardless of what was wrong, Kelly took home the crybaby prize this week.
Anthony: The Candy Apples choreographer was very sentimental about a number he developed to honor his late father's legacy. In his quest to push the CADC boys to be the best, he made Zack and his mom Gina cry. Anthony later had a breakdown in rehearsal and at the competition when he overheard Abby criticizing the dance tribute to his dad.
Cathy: The Candy Apples leader was emotional all week as her team was in turmoil. Things came to a head at the competition when she and Jill engaged in some trash-talking and none of the parents from the CADC came to her defense. The blubbering continued when she found out Gino's dad Mickey betrayed her by approaching Abby about moving to the ALDC.
Rick: Jalen's dad was at odds with Cathy because he felt like his son was being overlooked despite his loyalty. He refused to apologize after a fight with Gino's dad Mickey and said he had a feeling Mickey would soon be disloyal to the team.
Other notable almost-crying scenes: Chloe was clearly holding back tears when Abby called her out for being distracted by the drama between her mom Christi and Kelly. (Paige also sobbed about the mama drama.) On the CADC side, Nick got choked up before his solo performance. Perhaps he was realizing how much he'd get made fun of at school for wearing that awful bird costume.
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