Though she wouldn’t have expected it when she moved to Paradise in the Bunheads pilot, Michelle has grown to love her job at the studio. The thought of teaching once nearly made her physically ill, but after bonding with her students and rediscovering her love for dance through them, she became much more comfortable with her role as mentor and surrogate big sister. However, once she contemplated a future of never being on stage again, facilitated by Talia hanging up her dancing shoes, Michelle came to the realization that her love of performing is still alive and well.
On the winter finale of Bunheads, Michelle has driven an hour and a half from Paradise to an open-call audition at a Methodist church. The role? A musical adaptation of the 1939 Bette Davis movie Dark Victory, the tale of a hedonistic Long Island socialite who faces a medical problem. The only thing is that she didn’t tell anyone that she was going and the girls run into her on their own day out. Once Michelle came back from her brief stint in Vegas, the likelihood of her leaving again lessened, at least to the bunheads; Fanny forgave her, the parents were okay with having her back, and with her getting back on stage, it seemed like that part of her didn’t need as much attention anymore. But it does and Boo, Ginny, Melanie, and Sasha may have to face losing Michelle to the music one more time.
Elsewhere on Bunheads, Fanny and Scotty return to Paradise, while Sasha thinks she’s ready to have sex with Roman and wants Boo to have sex with Carl.
The winter finale of Bunheads airs Monday at 9:00 on ABC Family. You can check out a recap of the most recent episode here.
Will Michelle get the role in the Dark Victory adaptation? How would Paradise change without her around? Should Sasha be trying to move this fast with her boyfriend?