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Season 2 is the second season of Make It or Break It. It has 20 episodes list of episodes in season 2:


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1

"Friends Close, Enemies Closer"

Patrick Norris

Joanna Johnson

June 28, 2010

1.83[16]

After going rogue and winning more medals against the Chinese national team than the US nation team, but going against the US Gymnastics National Committee, the girls are at their best. But when the National Team have a peek at who goes to compete in France, the girls are not it. Payson is back and she is determined to get to the top once again, but refuses to acknowledge that her injury has caused her body to change, and therefore is never going to be the same gymnast she was. Against Sasha's advice she decides to petition to perform in front of the US Gymnastics National Committee in France to see if they will let her rejoin her team. The girls are afraid that Sasha will prevent them from going to France, and they plan on going behind his back to make their dreams come true. Kaylie, Payson, Emily, and Lauren meet with Ellen Beals, but do not get the results that they hoped for.

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2

"All or Nothing"

Fred Gerber

Kerry Lenhart & John J. Sakmar

July 5, 2010

1.72[17]

After being allowed back on the U.S. National Team, the girls head to France where everything is left on the mat in order to get one step closer to achieving their dream. With cockiness, jealousy, sabotage and self-doubt at an all-time high, as well as Ellen Beals constantly looming over the girls, the pressure is almost too much to bear. For Kaylie and Lauren, the bickering continues, while Emily pines for Damon and Payson puts her Olympic future on the line. Emily sneaks out to see Damon in the hope that being able to say goodbye will bring closure to the relationship so she can focus on her gymnastics. Later, Ellen Beals catches Emily as she tries to get back to her room and suspends her, therefore allowing Lauren, who went to France as an alternate, to compete. Payson performs in front of the National Committee, but her petition gets denied.

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3

"Battle of the Flexes"

J. Miller Tobin

Amy Turner

July 13, 2010

1.56[18]

When the men's Olympic champion, Austin Tucker, begins temporarily training at The Rock, egos clash when he tries to move the girls' equipment. To settle the matter between the male and female athletes, Sasha decides the two must compete for gym space, but there's a catch – the girls must perform on the men's apparatuses and vice versa. With Payson unsure about her future in the gymnastics world, Kaylie, Emily and Lauren are forced to face the men on their own. Will they be able to beat the boys and have the gym they made famous remain theirs? And will Payson choose to fight for her dream, or forever leave the sport that destroyed her?

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4

"And the Rocky Goes To..."

Bethany Rooney

Holly Sorensen

July 20, 2010

1.46[19]

The Rock gears up for the annual awards banquet dinner, The Rocky Awards, and Lauren is determined to win the Miss Congeniality award the best way she knows how – with bribery and cheating. But even after all the free smoothies, barrettes and massages, will Lauren get her way or will she be usurped by a silent but strong contender – Emily? Meanwhile, both Payson and Kaylie go to extremes to achieve seemingly unattainable goals. Payson finds it difficult to see her sister overtaking her in the gymnastics world. Summer and Sasha share a kiss after she drinks too much at the banquet, but he leaves her at her house without going inside.

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5

"I Won't Dance, Don't Ask Me"

David Paymer

Michael Gans & Richard Register

July 27, 2010

1.66[20]

With World tryouts in the near future, Sasha pushes the girls to better their already difficult floor routines. During what should be a time to focus, Lauren instead finds herself looking to Carter to say the "L" word, while at the same time trying to one-up Emily. Lauren is not the only one facing challenges: Kaylie faces struggles on and off the mat, while Payson wonders if she can ever be the graceful flower Sasha envisions her being. Austin helps Emily with her struggle to nail the routine created by an expensive choreographer. Will the girls be able to come up with the routines to put them on top, or will the cattiness and difficulties finally take their toll on the Rock girls?

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6

"Party Gone Out of Bounds"

Felix Alcala

Joanna Johnson

August 3, 2010

1.75[21]

Austin invites the girls to a party at his lake house. Kaylie tries to control the girls and tells Austin they won't go, but they all end up at the party anyway. Lauren tries to scare Chloe by telling her she'll get rid of her like she got rid of Summer. Sasha and Summer go on a date, which they mask as a business meeting when they run into Steve and Chloe. Summer influences Chloe to stop having sex with Steve at his house. Austin and Kaylie kiss. Lauren and Carter argue over her being so mean to Emily. At the end of the episode, Chloe catches Lauren and Carter in bed in the garage apartment.

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7

"What Are You Made Of?"

Glenn L. Steelman

Holly Sorensen

August 10, 2010

1.56[22]

Kaylie, Emily, and Lauren have the final practice before the tryouts for the world team while Payson attends a ballet class. Sasha gets concerned over Kaylie's well being and informs Marty to not let Kaylie execute the move she's been so desperate to conquer. Marty gets fired as the National Team coach and Ellen becomes the new one. Emily has a hard time with Ellen Beals loomimg over her every minute and begins to lose faith in herself a bit. In the end, the Rock girls minus Payson make the cut and Lauren, Emily and Chloe discover that Steve Tanner has been funding Emily secretly.

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8

"Rock Bottom"

Chris Grismer

Liz Maccie

August 17, 2010

1.30[23]

Chloe gives Lauren an ultimatum that either she will tell her dad about her relationship with Carter, or Chloe will. Lauren uses this to convince Summer that Chloe knew about and encouraged her and Carter's relationship all along, and Summer then tells Steve. Steve then breaks up with Chloe because he thinks he can't trust her. Lauren and Emily are infuriated about Steve secretly funding Emily's scholarship. Austin Tucker sees that Kaylie has become thinner and tells Kaylie that his sister had eating problems which led to the end of her gymnastics career. Also he might be starting to fall for her. Without the schloarship money, the Kmetkos begin to have financial problems once again & Emily gets arrested for stealing Brian's seizure medicine. Payson perfects her beautiful floor routine, and she and Sasha are laughing, happy and celebrating when she kisses him. He pulls back, and she runs away, afraid of his reaction.

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9

"If Only..."

David Paymer

Michael Gans & Richard Register

August 24, 2010

1.42[24]

Emily calls Razor to bail her out of jail when she can't get in contact with her mother. Payson's kiss with Sasha was captured on the training camera. Lauren finds it, and sends a picture of the kiss to Ellen Beals, because she is mad that Summer is seeing Sasha instead of being willing to get back together with Steve. Ellen takes that picture to the election at the Rock, and uses it to help Steve get elected as president of the Parents Board instead of Kim. Lauren's mom shows up in Boulder to restart a relationship with Lauren. Steve refuses to let her see Lauren, and she dies in a car accident. Damon returns to Boulder, having just got a record deal, surprising Emily. She gets overwhelmed, and they have a fight and Damon breaks up with Emily.

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10

"At the Edge of the Worlds"

Chris Grismer

Kerry Lenhart & John J. Sakmar

August 31, 2010

1.44[25]

The National Gymnastics Organization tells Sasha that he is not allowed to coach Kaylie, Lauren, or Emily, and Steve, as new President of the Parents Board, suspends him from The Rock. Summer almost forgets her commitment to abstinence before marriage, but Sasha refuses to let her change her beliefs for him. While scouting for dancers for his music video with his agent, Damon bumps into Chloe who has taken a job as a bartender in a strip club. She informs him of Emily's legal troubles. Emily's court date and World Team trials conflict, so Damon calls his stepdad, with whom he has a very rough relationship, to see if he can help. The stepfather, Walter, says that he can and gets Emily a new court date, but the judge calls The Rock, and Ellen Beals convinces him not to move it. Emily doesn't realize this, and goes to World Team trials thinking the court date has been changed. Austin goes to Ronnie and Alex with his concerns that Kaylie has anorexia and shouldn't be competing, but when he declares he is crazy about her, Alex chucks him out the house refusing to believe there is anything wrong with his daughter. Steve finally tells Lauren that Leslie really did love her and that he was the one who kept her from going to Nationals. Sasha's father, Dmitri, goes to the World Trials to coach the Rock girls. Sasha asks Payson if she is ready to embrace her destiny as a gymnast and then takes her to the trials and makes the judges see Payson, the artistic gymnast opposed to the power gymnast that she once was. While she performs, he cries, incredibly proud of her. Cops show up at the trials to arrest Emily for not going to court, and Damon convinces them to let her finish her audition before taking her away. Kaylie collapses during her beam routine & is taken to the hospital. In the end, Lauren, Emily, and, by a surprise vote, Payson all make the World Team. Payson is incredibly excited but is disappointed to see that Sasha left before hearing the results. Kaylie's position on the team will be decided after doctors examine her to see if she is healthy enough to continue; if she is not, she loses her spot on the World Team and the National Team. Summer gets back together with Steve and is last seen with him and Lauren having dinner. She realizes she can't love a man who doesn't share her beliefs, and decides she doesn't have any feelings for Sasha anymore. Emily is seen in jail with Chloe and Damon. Payson is seen getting a letter from Sasha. Kaylie is seen in the hospital with Austin. The last shot is of Sasha driving away in his truck with his trailer attached to the back.

Guest Star: Béla Károlyi as Sasha's father, Dmitri

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11

"The New Normal"

Michael Lange

Holly Sorensen

March 28, 2011

2.06[26]

Emily, Lauren, and Payson, are all preparing to go to a gymnastics exhibition in Denver while Kaylie is living in a eating disorder rehab away from her teammates and family. While at rehab, Kaylie befriends Maeve, a pretty model who is also there to shed her eating disorder. Marcus, a rep from the NGO meets with Chloe, Emily and Cindy, Emily‘s parole officer to discuss Emily‘s status after she was arrested for stealing medicine for Brian from the pharmacy. Cindy informs Emily that since her probation restricts her to home and the gym only, she can attend the exhibition in Denver only if she wears an ankle monitoring bracelet. Emily is mortified that she will have to perform with a monitoring device everyone will be able to see. At the exhibition the girls find out that Kelly Parker is back and the Denver elite team will also be showcased at the exhibition. Austin introduces Lauren and Payson to an old friend of his named Max who seems to be immediately attracted to Payson, but she seems indifferent. The girls learn that Max is considering moving to Colorado but is trying to decide on Boulder or Denver. Lauren wanting to sink her chops into Max at first sight, suggest Boulder. Later at the exhibition party, the girls see Carter hanging out with Kelly Parker and he informs them that he has jumped ship and moved over to the Denver team. While everyone else is at the party, Max spends time sharing some of his photography work with Payson. She reveals that a "good friend" (meaning Sasha) showed her how beautiful she was, and he replies, "Lucky guy," interpreting from Payson's expression that she had feelings for this friend. Kim finds Sasha from a tip from Marty and tries to convince him not to go to Romania, but he says he failed the girls and will not return. Emily apologizes to the Exhibition crowd for disgracing the Rock club when her leg warmer falls and her monitoring bracelet is revealed.

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12

"Free People"

Fred Gerber

Joanna Johnson

April 4, 2011

1.69[27]

Kaylie is frustrated with her stay in Rehab, and wants more than ever to get back to training at The Rock. Maeve begins to coach Kaylie on what to say to get out of rehab quicker. Steve introduces Darby Conrad, the 25 year old, two-time Olympian, and Silver medalist as the new Rock Coach. Everyone, especially Payson, is skeptical of Darby‘s coaching abilities. Lauren is overjoyed because Darby was Lauren‘s Big Sister at NGO camp. Darby meets the girls with a bubbly personality making her clearly more of a cheerleader than a gym leader. Darby informs the girls that she won‘t be imposing any dating rules or curfews on the girls. She trusts that they as gymnasts and women have the self control needed for their profession. Now that Darby is the new coach, Lauren asks to be her second in command as the new team captain in Kaylie‘s absence. Both Emily and Payson disagree that Lauren should be captain, and Darby has Payson and Lauren compete for the title. The competition is extremely close, and the girls are all shocked by the result. Damon is back in Boulder to record, and Emily is happy because she can finally see him without sneaking around. Kaylie‘s therapist approves Kaylie to go home but doesn‘t clear her to begin training. She suggests to Kaylie's parents that Kaylie use this time to develop other interests. Steve asks Summer for a second chance at their relationship. Summer agrees and they are officially back together again. Marcus the NGO rep informs Emily and Chloe that the NGO has decided to keep Emily on the National team, provided she signs a contract that outlines rules such as no boyfriends, no job, and no social activities. Ronnie and Alex put together a recording studio for Kaylie to pursue singing. Still upset that she can‘t train, Kaylie tells Emily that Damon can use the recording studio her parents gave her in their home. Emily has to tell Damon that things must go back to the way they were before the rules were lifted but she is ready to have sex with him before they are separated again.

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13

"The Buddy System"

Glenn L. Steelman

Amy Turner

April 11, 2011

1.64[28]

Payson and Lauren continue to be snippy with each other, much of it due to their co-captain status and the playful attention Max can be seen giving Payson. Payson repeatedly denies having any feelings for him, but Lauren is not convinced Max feels the same. Darby makes the two learn each other‘s routines in an effort to have them spend time together. Maeve surprises Kaylie with a visit to Boulder. Kaylie shares with Maeve that she still can‘t practice at the Rock because of her therapist and Maeve convinces Kaylie she has to turn her parents against the therapist and she will be back to training in no time. While looking at Lauren‘s computer, Steve discovers the email with the altered video of the Sasha and Payson kiss, that Lauren sent to Ellen Beals. Payson seeks advice from Kim and Austin as to how to trump Lauren‘s sexiness. Steve approaches Lauren with a DVD of the altered video in hand and tells Lauren he is going to give it to Summer. Lauren begs Steve to keep her secret and he agrees despite his intent to show Summer he is a changed man. Kaylie pays the Rock a visit with Maeve in town. Later Maeve takes off to catch an international flight to her next modeling job. Emily finally discovers that Chloe works at a strip club when she finds Chloe‘s name tag. Emily shares with Payson that she had sex with Damon. Payson is happy for her, and then master's Lauren's beam routine, looking very sexy. Only after she starts having some physical appeal does Max take notice of her. Payson doesn't care but Lauren is furious. Kaylie picks up the phone to call Maeve after a fight with her parents and a woman on the other end informs her that Maeve died of heart failure in the airport.

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14

"Life or Death"

David Paymer

Michael Gans & Richard Register

April 18, 2011

1.58[29]

Kaylie becomes sad when she learns Maeve died. Emily is still mad at her mom since she found out that her mom was working at a strip club. Darby asks if Max wants to be a photographer for a headshot for the Dallas meet. When Lauren sees Max taking pictures of Payson's gymnastics, she ask him to take pictures of her. Kaylie sees Damon singing with his guitar in the recording room, singing a song with some pictures of Emily and him on the computer. Kaylie gets a bit sad when she hears him sing, since it reminds her of Maeve. Later, Max comes to Lauren's house to take some pictures for the meet. Lauren dresses up in lingerie. When Summer comes in, she sees Lauren posing for Max and makes a deal with her. Darby has bad news that Dallas canceled the meet. Instead of Dallas, the Rock would have a meet with Pinewood Gymnastics Club, the worst team in the country. Darby gets a bit sad since no one likes her at the gym, then she makes a deal with Payson. Later, Kaylie gets a call from Maeve's mother to come to her funeral to talk about Maeve to all the people. Kaylie has never been to a funeral before, so Damon decides to come with her. Kaylie doesn't want to come to Maeve's funeral because Maeve's life has been a lie and she can't take it. She runs away from the church with Damon running after her. Kaylie and Damon come to the Pizza Shack, since he has to perform there. The Rock girls comes to the Shack and Emily sees Kaylie perform with Damon and gets jealous. Later, when the meet starts, everything goes wrong. Darby tells Payson to do the move she taught her. Payson decides to do what Darby says and falls on her back. The Rock loses and the whole team, specifically Payson, confront Darby about her horrible coaching. She leaves, clearly upset, and Lauren makes a statement about how a real coach would never walk away from a diss like that.

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15

"Hungary Heart"

Rod Hardy

Kerry Lenhart & John J. Sakmar

April 25, 2011

1.64[30]

After the Rock‘s embarrassing lost to Pinewood, the lowest ranked team in the country, Payson, Emily, and Lauren are headed to compete in Hungary with a more stern Darby as their coach. Steve warns Darby that everyone is going to be watching her and if she appears unable to handle the girls, the NGO will take action. Payson notices Sasha‘s unsigned release papers waiting to be mailed to him in Romania. Damon visits Emily before the girls leave for the meet and Emily questions Damon about his relationship with Kaylie after she witnessed the two singing together on stage. Emily is also annoyed that Damon didn‘t tell her about Chloe working at the strip club. Emily decides it‘s too much and breaks up with Damon. While on the plane, Payson fed up with Darby, tells the girls she is going to get Sasha back as their coach. Payson initiates a plan in which the girls ditch Darby at the airport during their layover and they catch another flight to Romania. While in Romania, Emily drinks an energy drink and Payson reminds her that she shouldn‘t be drinking energy drinks due to how many banned substances they contain and could possibly cause her to fail a drug test. The girls find Sasha working in a bar, and he refuses to return at first but later gives in after Payson stubbornly stays behind to wait for him, returning his Olympic gold medal and telling him she only wanted it because it stood for him never giving up. He later shows up at their hotel room at 3:04 in the morning, telling them they needed to prove they wanted him back, but yes, he would return. Payson and Emily squeal in happiness after he shuts the door. Payson looks particularly relieved. Kaylie and Damon become closer as they discuss Kaylie‘s eating disorder, Emily, and music. Sasha returns to the meet in Hungary to coach the girls and Darby is not happy, but Mr. Tanner agrees with the girls, Sasha is the better coach. After the meet, the International chairman approaches Emily and Sasha with a concern regarding her test. When Emily tries to defend her test by stating that she didn't know about the substances in her energy drink beforehand, the Chairman informs her that her test did not reveal banned substances, but rather that she is pregnant.

Note: Chelsea Hobbs, who portrays Emily, gave birth two days after this episode aired.

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16

"Requiem for a Dream"

Michael Schultz

Holly Sorenson

May 2, 2011

1.65[31]

Emily goes to the doctors and finds out that she is six weeks pregnant. The doctor says she won't be able to do gymnastics anymore as it can cause harm to the baby. Chloe talks to her about the possibility of an abortion and Sasha pressures Emily to make a decision about her future. Kaylie and Damon record a song for his album as that was the only song the record company liked. They get caught up in the moment and kiss but Kaylie regrets it and runs out of the studio. Lauren puts pressure on Steve to propose to Summer. He agrees but when he asks Summer, she says she needs time to think about it. Summer visits Sasha to see if there's still anything left between them but they get into an argument about abortion when she is told about Emily's pregnancy. Summer then accepts Steve's proposal. Marcus arrives at The Rock to tell Emily she has made it to the World Team but she now has to deal with her pregnancy. Payson approaches Emily and Emily tells her that she's pregnant. Payson gets angry at Emily and tells her that not only did she ruin her life, but also the dreams of her teammates. Emily feels she deserves some support and goes to Damon. He is upset that he got Emily pregnant but Emily tells him that they can live the happy ending they wanted that they were going to postpone after the Olympics. Kaylie goes to Emily's house to tell her about the kiss between her and Damon. Emily shuts down and runs away to Las Vegas to live with her godmother. The Rock girls try to confront Emily but realize she has already left. They then go to the site of the old gymnastics camp and camp out with their parents. Steve and Summer look extremely happy together. Kaylie tells the other girls that she is ready to start training again. Lauren expresses understanding towards Emily's situation, saying it's not a bad thing to want a child that will love you forever. Payson regrets yelling at Emily, saying that there is nothing in the world like a gymnastics team. They also find out Sasha has been named as the National Team Coach going to Worlds. He hugs all the girls and looks very happy as well.

Note: This is the last episode in which Chelsea Hobbs appears, although she retains her billing in the opening credits for the rest of the season. This is also the last episode to be written by series creatorHolly Sorensen.

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17

"To Thine Own Self Be True"

John Behring

Liz Maccie

May 9, 2011

1.51[32]

Kaylie finally returns to training at The Rock, but the public is under the impression that her time away from the gym was from an ACL injury, not rehab for anorexia. Soon after, Sasha announces that Kelly Parker is going to replace Emily on the World team, and that Kaylie will be replaced, as well, since she has not had enough time to train. Lauren gets worried that Summer doesn't really want to be part of her family, but Summer assures her that that's not the case. Lauren asks Summer to adopt her so that she will be her real mother, not just a step-mother, and Summer says yes. Tessa overhears that Payson, Lauren, Max, and Austin are breaking into the gym at night to help Kaylie get her skills back, and tells Kelly, who informs Sasha. Sasha surprises the gang at the gym that night and reminds them that he can kick them all off the team for disobeying him. But he agrees to watch what Kaylie has accomplished and admits that she has improved over where she was before her illness, but that he still doesn't feel she is emotionally prepared for high-level competition. He ends up speaking with her therapist about the whole thing, and Gene tells Sasha that he wouldn't have told Kaylie that she is ready to be a gymnast again if he didn't feel she was both physically and emotionally prepared for it. The next day, Sasha announces who will be traveling with the team to Worlds: Tessa Grande, Annie Dillon, and Kaylie Cruz. Based on their training, he will choose the last member of the team at the competition.

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18

"Dog Eat Dog"

Chris Grismer

Michael Gans & Richard Register

May 16, 2011

1.64[33]

While taking a jog, Max and Payson discover an abandoned puppy which they decide to hide until they find a new home for her. Sheila, Kelly Parkers manager arrives at the Rock complete with a tour bus and banner featuring Kelly Parker to hang outside of the Rock. The Rock girls are not to happy with Kelly‘s banner or her newly arrived manager. Lauren is jealous of Max and Payson‘s deep conversation. She suspects the two have something serious going on, oblivious to the fact that most of the discussion is about the puppy. Sasha announces to the Rock Girls, that there is one more spot on the World team and Kelly Parker is hoping Tessa lands it. Sheila, who we later find out is Kelly‘s mother, stresses to Kelly that she can‘t afford to share the spotlight with Kaylie, there‘s too much money at stake. Kelly begins to try and distract Kaylie. Mark is back in Boulder interviewing for a job after his company went under, and he and Kim decide to keep the information from Payson. Austin asks Sasha for permission to work with Kaylie while she trains to get her spot back. Sasha approves. Austin strategizes a way to make Kaylie strong on one event, the vault which is Sasha‘s weakest link on the team. After hearing Kaylie won the spot on the World team, Sheila tells Kelly Parker that she needs to get proof of Kaylie‘s anorexia so that Kaylie can kiss her endorsements goodbye. Sheila feels as if Kelly let her down and that she may drop Kelly as her client. Kaylie witnesses the tail end of Kelly crying after Sheila‘s outburst and Kaylie lends Kelly Parker an ear and expresses concern for her now that the two are teammates. Kelly ends up hanging out at Kaylie's house thanking her for being there for her but when Kaylie asks her to stay for dinner and Kelly accepts and Kaylie leaves to tell her mother, Kelly finds her journal and reads the page that reads; "My name is Kaylie Cruz and I am anorexic," she stashes the journal in her bag.

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"What Lies Beneath"

David Paymer

Joanna Johnson

May 23, 2011

1.49[34]

Sheila, Kelly Parker‘s mother, continues to have an overbearing presence at the Rock including blaming her daughter for allowing Kaylie to land the Healthy Bar endorsement deal. Sheila tells Kelly that she must expose Kaylie‘s anorexia now that Kaylie has made the World Team. Sasha continues to work with Lauren on beam and load her routine with high skill moves. Lauren agrees to trust Sasha. Marcus tells Kim that the video of Payson kissing Sasha was sent to the NGO anonymously. The unedited version shows that Sasha pushed Payson away. Kelly overhears Kaylie telling the press that Kelly Parker should be the team captain because she is the current world champ and has more gold medals than anyone else. Kelly is surprised by the class act Kaylie is. The Healthy Bar representatives presents Kaylie and her parents with their endorsement deal for a fit young woman who cares about good nutrition. Kaylie, having kept her anorexia a secret, struggles with being dishonest and misrepresenting such a campaign. Sheila seeks help to expose Kaylie‘s condition from Ellen Beals who has come back to exonerate herself from being investigated for the Payson/Sasha video scandal. Payson shares with Kaylie that her parents can‘t afford to come to Worlds and are in heavy debt. Kaylie comes up with the perfect idea for Payson to be the spokesperson for Healthy Bar instead of herself. Max agrees to work on a presentation to convince the Healthy Bar reps that Payson is their girl. At the Tanner party, Max runs to seclusion after Lauren throws herself on him sexually and Payson admits that she might be in love with him. When Austin finds Max, he‘s drunk and overwhelmed. Max kisses Austin and tells him he is bisexual. Ellen Beals reveals that she is being accused of the Payson/Sasha video, and tells Lauren she will never sell her out but will "return the favor." Lauren is forced to tell Summer the truth about the video when Ellen Beals tips Summer to ask Steve who sent the training cam video to the NGO. Realizing that Steve and Lauren have been keeping this horrible secret all along, Summer refuses to have anything to do with either of them ever again. A devastated Lauren leaves with Max to talk about Summer's reaction, and while talking their car is hit by a truck. While Lauren ends up fine, Max is injured.

Note: This episode and "Worlds Apart" were aired as one 2-hour episode.

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"Worlds Apart"

Michael Schultz

Kerry Lenhart & John J. Sakmar

May 23, 2011

1.49[34]

Lauren and Max suffered a car accident, where Lauren was left with scratches, while Max had a concussion and a broken collar bone. Lauren then called for Summer and refers to her in the hospital as her mom. When Lauren comes to see Max, Max thought that Lauren was Payson. They then went to Rio to compete in the World Championships, where they are to compete against favorites China and Russia and their starters Genji Cho and Ivanka Kirilenko. At the qualifications where the top four teams advance to the finals. Lauren, Payson and Kaylie all performed poorly, as Kelly barely saved them in uneven bars as they placed fourth in the qualifying round. After their disappointing performance, Sasha orders the four girls to resolve their issues. Where Kelly admits she was jealous of the support the Rock girls have for each other and that they are a real team. Kelly then stated that her Mom gave up her scholarship eligibility when she was 9 and that she is jealous that Payson's mother agonized over sponsorship. Lauren then said that to Payson that Max loves her and not Lauren. Kaylie then announced to the press that she did not have an ACL injury but anorexia, with the support of her team but with the disapproval of the NGO. Lauren before doing her beam then admitted to Sasha that it was her that leaked the photo of Sasha and Payson kissing. Sasha then said that he forgives and cares for Lauren, which helped Lauren to flourish in beam and put them in fourth. Payson then injures her left leg after her first vault, knowing that she can't perform on floor, she chose to perform her second vault, which she landed on one leg with Nadia Comăneci stating that it was the first time since Kerri Strug in 1996, Payson's vault placed them in second. Kelly then withdrew from her position as Payson's replacement on floor for Kaylie. USA then came from behind to win the Gold from China. After the meet, Max said to Payson that he might be in love with her. Austin told the media he is in love with Kaylie, and they kiss. In the end of this episode, Kaylie, Payson, and Lauren are holding hands as they stand together, staring at the scoreboard.

Note: This episode and "What Lies Beneath" were aired as one 2-hour episode.

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