Dance Moms Recap: “Wild Wild West Coast” [Episode 7]

Posted on Feb 18 2015 - 2:43pm by BeachSpin

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We begin our last week in LA when “Dance Moms” kicks off this week. The week is gonna be a biggie, and we learn that Maddie has scored a Disney acting gig, which has requiredAbby to bring in a sub to lead. Apparently none of the other ALDC dancers can manage leadership, which certainly speaks volumes about Abby’s training. We welcome two dancers from Kalani’s studio, which annoys Kira, because she thought that she had broken free from that wreck of a group to join this one. JoJo is on the bottom of the pyramid for not watching a scary movie to improve a performance that turned out flat. Jess mouths off, Abby belts out her first bellow of the episode, and JoJo begins to cry, which gets her booted from the room. Jess continues her disrespectful brat training in the dressing room, before JoJo returns with a forced apology. Kalani and Kendall are at the top of the pyramid, and we hear about this week’s competition. Because of all the California fighting, feuds are being celebrated this week, and Olympians Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding will be portrayed by Kalani and guest, Sarah. Lucy Ricardo and Ethel Mertz will be played by Mackenzie and JoJo. Two small groups will also perform, to up Abby’s chance of winning.

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Jill is peeved that Abby is spending her time with the guest dancers instead of her team, and that million dollar question is asked.. .can any dance group in the universe possibly survive without Maddie?  The moms banter about what a mess of a basket case that Abby has been throughout the trip, and we listen to Holly express annoyance for the millionth time. Jill rants at the guest moms for busting in and taking her baby’s solos, and our memories are refreshed about the competitive and screechy nature of Kalani’s old studio. Both of the new moms have old issues with Kira, and Jill is worried that distractions could be an issue during this last week of stardom hunting. The girls’ pre-adolescent worlds are blown when Abby receives a phone call from the father of internet artist Matty B, an eleven year old little boy who raps on the side of highways and has like a bazillion followers on YouTube.  

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Abby is happy to hear that an ELEVEN year old has no girlfriend, and all of the dancers swoon over the possibility of doing a video with the pint sized dreamboat. This poses a problem for Mackenzie who EVERYONE knows is a big recording artist. Mackenzie will play second fiddle to no one, so fingers crossed that she wins the lead. Jill suggests giving someone outside Maddie‘s family a shot, and is promptly told to shut up with such nonsense. Holly comments that if a kid’s name doesn’t start with an ‘M’, Abby doesn’t care, which evidently she is just noticing for the first time. Molly Long has been called into choreograph a number, and the moms feel passed off by Abby, and don’t appreciate that their kids are being dealt losing choreography. Melissa comments that Mackenzie’s music producer doesn’t want her to be in the video, and that it won’t mean much to Mackenzie’s singing career, but changes her mind right away when she hears that this Matty B kid has about a billion views on social media.

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The guest moms believe that their girls have a right to the audition, and Abby’s moms think it would be devastating if one of the guests lands the role.  The moms converse about JoJo’s horrifying backtalk, and Jess smirks proudly at her successfully sassy parenting.  It’s audition time, and it’s explained that the parts are divided into three parts, the lead, the waitresses and backup dancers.  Abby reminds us that the girls are teammates one day, and competitors the next, and the auditions begins. The crew shows up, and the girls are told that they would be judged on what they bring to the set, and how they interpret the music.  The girls freestyle dance one by one and then jump around with a stand in MattyB double.  Short solos are performed, and most of it is painful. We hear the feedback of the producers, with the director acting like a Lifetime movie extra, thrown in for an extra shot of drama.  The video shooting day has arrived and SURPRISE, Maddie is here, because although this kid is no hotshot next to Sia, what’s a rabid stage mother to do?  The director explains that MattyB’s love interest (HELLO…he is 11!) is Mackenzie, and JoJo, Nia, and Kalani are chosen as the waitresses. 

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The filming begins, and it’s all about a diner and little boys trying to win the hearts of young, stand offish girls, with milkshakes being the glue that holds them together. Abby is an hour late, and the moms are peeved that she’s not there.  Melissa lets Abby know that Mackenzie nailed the lead, and Abby is furious that she signed away top billing. Abby shows up and asserts that attorneys need to be consulted, because there is just NO WAY that Melissa is not an idiot for agreeing to second billing alongside a true internet celebrity. Abby storms around, balking and throwing the stink eye at Melissa, and the episode ends with Abby expressing disgust at the thought of anyone thinking that the ALDC needs a lame few million hits on the internet.  A quick look at the video reveals that Maddie, Mackenzie, and Kendall are nowhere to be seen, so either the whole shoot was half faked for the show, or something happens next week that results in the exodus.  I guess we will see next week!

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  • Chloe

    Abby acts like Mackenzie is a huge star. She really needs to get over herself. If you don’t watch dance moms you wouldn’t even know who Mckenzie is, it shouldn’t matter if she doesn’t get credits.

    • BeachSpin

      LMAO…Mack-Z is a HUGE recording artist! Get with it Chloe…LOL!

      • Judy Liston Gross

        Mack-Z? My girls don’t know who he is. Is he HUGE in Cali?

        • Birdie

          LOL…Hey Judy…I think Beach was being tongue in cheek with the comment. Mack Z is little Mackenzie’s recording name…and NO..she is just a little girl who has fans because of the show. Abby just tries to sell that she’s a big recording star. 🙂

  • Brattus Rattus

    Ok, Beach. Because of your recaps I started watching this train wreck again. There was a mini marathon on yesterday so I got to see some of the prior episodes. Abby Lee looks and acts like she’s going thru withdrawal when she first got to LA. She is for sure losing her shit. How ANY of these moms allow their kids to be emotionally abused by this woman, I’ll never understand. She’s a manipulating shrew that freaks out when anyone stands up to her. Now, as far as this episode goes, WTF did Abby expect? She was an hour late to a video shoot! Time is money and the real world doesn’t wait on ALM for anything. These parents need to do what’s best for their kids and ALM is not the best. If you’re going to be a manager…be professional and manage them. Don’t be late. Don’t sabotage (like what she did to Nia). And stop being a whiney bitch that bullies kids. God I hate that I started watching this show again. LOL

    • Abby acts like Maddie and Mackenzie are the whole world. I think Nia and Kendall are just as good if not better and Jojo has spunk. I don’t think she is disrespectful to Abby. Someone needs to put Abby in her place she is so disrespectful to the kids and their mothers I don’t know how they put up with her. The mothers are paying Abby to teach the kids to dance not to treat them like a piece of crap.

      • Brattus Rattus

        100% agreed. I’m just not a big Jojo fan because of her mom for the most part. Jojo needs to learn a little self control though too. If she’s going to mouth off to people she going to learn they are going to mouth off too. You can’t just cry. Her mom though….ick. I love Holly and Nia.

      • BeachSpin

        Nia is a nice girl and has a decent stage presence but is not a good dancer…sorrryyyy!! I like Kendall and think she’s good at times, but her energy runs low sometimes which I think hurts her sometimes. JoJo is obnox but has great stage presence. These moms are dumb to put up with Abby…they want fame for their darlings enough to put up with abuse.

    • BeachSpin

      Oh YAY! Thank you for watching!! LOL Abby has been off the beam this season. FUN! The music stopping is an old one…on purpose would NOT surprise me.

    • Judy Liston Gross

      Thanks for posting Kelly!

  • TopGear

    Abby has went off the deep end! I’m all for tough love but she has went above and beyond that. She has told so many lies and it is starting to catch up with her. She lied and said she didn’t say that Maddie, MacKenzie, and Kalani were the only ones who would be working in LA, when it was on tape. She also lied when she said the judges came to her about the discrepancy in Chloe and Maddie’s scores when Chloe beat Maddie. Funny the judge came and said that Abby went to them. She is a liar and has lost her mind. Holly is right about everything. Abby acts like she never does anything wrong. She has never once apologized for anything she has done wrong. It is awful how she treats people. She’s unfreakinbelievable!

  • Great recap, Beach!! Holly took her Xanax so Jill is now stirring the pot and her target is Jojo. For this one time, I felt that she was standing up for herself. She wasn’t mean, she just stated a fact. Usually I feel that Jojo has a bit too much sass for my liking, but this time I think she was justified.

    • BeachSpin

      Thanks!! So THAT’S why Holly was so much more pleasant this week…I hope she keeps it up!

  • Birdie

    I don’t know if I’m up for the pursuit of teeny bopper Disney fame…UGH…this show is going off the rails, and Abby is right there with it.