“Dance Moms” viewers will have a second chance to say goodbye to the Ziegler family on Tuesday’s reunion special. Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler and mom Melissa Gisoni will appear alongside their co-stars for the Season 6 episode, “Hello and Goodbye.”
Just like this week’s finale of the Lifetime competition series, the reunion won’t be completely heartfelt. The synopsis for episode 19 reveals “last grievances are aired” before their final goodbye. The promo also shows Abby Lee Miller venting about Melissa’s decision to leave ALDC (Abby Lee Dance Company).
Throughout Season 6, Melissa denied rumors her daughters were quitting the show. She finally copped to the news in episode 15. In the promo, Abby is asked by host Jai Rodriguez how she felt about learning the Zieglers were leaving the way she did, and she lets the dance mom have it. “They would not have the life they have today if it was not for me,” Abby says as Melissa wipes tears from her eyes.
While Melissa appears quiet in the preview, her other dance moms will stick up for her. Holly Frazier tells Abby that Maddie and Mackenzie deserved more attention from her in their final episode. As previously reported, Abby favored a new mini team member over the siblings in episode 18.
“They have given a lot to be a part of this and they deserved more than what they were given,” Holly says.
“Well, they’re going to go get more,” Abby says, pointing backstage.
Watch the promo video below:
Elsewhere in the reunion special, the summary reveals the mini team moms will “talk about the future” and other dramatic moments from Season 6.
It doesn’t appear the reunion special will be all bickering. One “Dance Moms” spoiler site has revealed there will be several performances from the girls. The elite junior team is said to be dancing to “Well-Oiled Machine,” their award-winning number from episode 7, and “Bittersweet Charity.” Maddie will also perform two other numbers, her “Lizzie Borden” inspired solo and her duet with Kendall Vertes, “Girl Interrupted.”
“Dance Moms” Season 6, episode 19, “Hello and Goodbye,” airs Tuesday, May 10, at 9 p.m. EDT on Lifetime.