This Week on Dance Academy
This week on Dance Academy, we saw secret kisses, football players, ballet fever, and a major injury. (If you missed any episodes, catch up here.) Spoilers below.
On episode 18, Betty Bunheads, Abigail and Sammy are secretly making out, but Abigail is doing her best to make sure it stays a secret. She gets annoyed at him for using the word "us." (That seems like a sign that she's afraid of commitment, doesn't it?)
Petra is Miss Raine's new favorite, but when an opportunity arises to dance back in Germany, she's tempted to leave the academy... despite her crush on Sammy. Meanwhile, Kat tries her best to help her little ballerina friend, Scout, impress Miss Raine at auditions.
On episode 19, Fairest & Best, some athletes arrive at the National Academy of Dance to work on their agility and balance, but they clash with the male dancers over which sport is more challenging. I was really hoping this would involve some kind of dance battle, but no. The football players had to perform a dance all the way through, and the ballet guys had to try to score a goal on the field.
I wasn't that into the guys' competition storyline, but I like the way the relationship between Abigail and Sammy is developing. Abigail tried to tell him that kisses don't mean anything, because "It's just lips on other lips," but ultimately she seemed to realize that Sammy's lips are special. Aww.
Episode 20, Ballet Fever, showed Tara obsessing over dance to the point that Sammy and Kat felt it was time to stage an intervention. At their urging, she took an afternoon off, and bonded with Christian, which included lots of kissing. I love these two together, though I secretly wish he'd give her a new nickname and stop calling her "training bra."
Meanwhile, Kat struggled to convince the board to keep hip-hop in the curriculum, and realized that maybe her mom isn't ALWAYS the enemy.
In episode 21, FOMO: Fear of Missing Out, Tara copes with an injury by organizing a formal dance for the school, and realizes that being injured is a nice, relaxing break compared to working her butt off in dance classes every day. Abigail and Sammy grow even closer while working on a dance together and try to figure out if they're ready to have sex.
Once again, Miss Raine pressures Tara to make dance her one and only priority in life, crushing my dreams of a long, happy relationship between Tara and Christian. Or did the fact that Tara seems to blame Christian for her injury ruin things? Or did Christian's jealousy of Ethan ruin things? I guess there were a few contributing factors, but still. I'm over here sighing dramatically, and wondering if things could ever work out between Tara and Christian in the future. I hope so.
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