Dance Moms Season 6 returns with an all-new episode this Tuesday, April 5, with “JoJo Steals the Show.” Based on the official synopsis and latest spoilers, it seems like Episode 14 will be Maddie Ziegler’s final episode in the Lifetime series, and Abby Lee Miller is not at all happy with the departure of her favorite student.
In the promo clip for the next episode of Dance Moms Season 6, the ALDC coach announced that Maddie Ziegler and Kendall Vertes will be doing a duet for the New York Dance Experience in Long Beach, California.While both girls seemed extremely excited about doing a routine together, Maddie’s mom, Melissa, interrupted and pointed out that her daughter will not be able to perform.
While the moms expected Abby to find a new partner for Kendall, the coach completely changed the line up and decided to turn the number into a solo for JoJo Siwa. Clearly frustrated, Jill Vertes, Kendall’s mom, confronted Miller.
“You want to take it away from Kendall then? It never works out for Kendall and you make sure of it.”
Following rumors of Maddie Ziegler’s departure from Dance Moms after Season 6, Jill Vertes would often insist that her daughter, Kendall K., will eventually take her spot. However, when Brynn Rumfallo joined ALDC, it seems like Abby Lee Miller had the tendency to favor the younger dancer more, which clearly upset Jill.
Brynn’s mom Ashlee also accused the other dancers for being mean towards them. In one episode, Ashlee even confronted Jill, claiming that she was condoning Kendall’s passive-aggressive behavior towards Brynn.
“At competition Kendall told Brynn she couldn’t be in the pictures because she was not on their team. Nia actually said, ‘Kendall you shouldn’t say that’ and she goes, ‘Just kidding.’ That is so passive-aggressive and you don’t condone it. Your daughter’s a smart a** just like you.”
In the last episode of Dance Moms Season 6, Ashlee threatened to leave the Lifetime series, claiming that none of the other cast members wanted them there in the first place.
“I’m always the bad guy because everybody turns against me and I’m stupid. They don’t want us here that’s fine. I’m done!”
Ashlee Allen’s outburst came after Jill insisted that Brynn’s trio only won against Maddie’s because the whole competition was rigged.
Meanwhile, Jill Vertes is not the only mom fed up of Abby Lee Miller. In the promo clip for Dance Moms Season 6 Episode 14, Maddie’s mom was seen complaining about the way Abby treats her students.
“Why do we have to do this? Just say all the girls did great,” Melissa suggested.
Ashlee Allen took this as the perfect opportunity to interrupt and point out that Melissa should care less as she is about to leave ALDC anyway. While her response was not seen in the clip, Melissa was later caught on camera talking to Maddie, explaining to her that there is more to life than Dance Moms.
“I’m tired of it. There’s more to the world than going to a dance competition.”
After months of speculation, Maddie Ziegler confirmed that she is leaving Dance Moms after season 6. Speaking to People at the Nickelodeon 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards last March, the 13-year-old dancer revealed that she is beyond excited to move on from the reality show.
“I am leaving, but it’ll be a good thing because we’re moving on to cool things,” she shared.
Apart from starring on Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry, Ziegler is set to become the youngest judge on the upcoming kids’ edition of So You Think You Can Dance.
Now that Abby Lee Miller’s favorite student is leaving Dance Moms, who do you think will be the “next Maddie?” Is it Kendall Vertes, Brynn Rumfallo, or maybe JoJo Siwa? Tell us in the comments below.
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