‘Dance Moms’: The Season’s Most Horrifying Moments
We can't get enough of these "Dance Moms" (Scott Gries/Lifetime Television)
Maddie was the golden child of the season, earning her mother's undying loyalty and affection (despite the fact that Maddie has a younger sister) and also topping Abby's ranking pyramid almost every week. But the little girl eventually melted down in tears, not over dancing, but because she couldn't handle playing a simple pool game of capture the watermelon. She's such a perfectionist that even a loss at a stupid game (with no real prizes) can send her over the edge.
Speaking of Maddie's sister, MacKenzie (who was the youngest of the main bunch) didn't care about traveling (though she did express a love for hotel pools) and doesn't have the aptitude or competitive spirit that her sister has: "I love dancing, but I don't want to go on Broadway. I just want to stay at home and eat chips." Why is she being forced to dance competitively? It's so wrong.
She left her two daughters across the country in the care of Abby Lee and her assistant teachers. Not cool, lady. Then again, she did it so she could go on vacation with her boyfriend, who is the one that pays for her kids' private dance lessons, so it sort of makes sense. But Melissa works for Abby Lee, so she had to have known the schedule and should've been able to plan some time off instead of abandoning her kids and forgetting to tell their father what she was doing.
Watch Melissa and the other "Dance Moms" in this bonus clip:
Brooke can do contortions like no one's business, and even when she's injured, she keeps working (though we think it is because she's looking to move far away from her nutty mother at her first opportunity). But watching her be forced to go on a date with her male dance partner was awful. "I think Brandon likes me, but I've moved on. I'm not really the same person I was when I was 9 years old," says the sage 13-year-old.