The girls are on edge as they await news about Lauren’s heart procedure. If things go well, for a normal patient, she could be back to normal withing a couple of days. But Lauren is an athlete. Normal isn’t good enough. Will it be enough to get her to compete for Olympic trials?
Kaylie and Jordan’s old coach shows up to help choreograph their routines. Jordan is not a happy camper and doesn’t want him around. She glares at him from across the gym and refuses to work with him. Right away I can see where this is going. Now I feel bad for calling her a bitch for not wanting to do her old routine.
Payson takes a break from celebrating the loss of her v-card to stress about her new position on the team. She’s not number 1. She learns that if she were to go to London, she would be the lead off. AKA the safe choice to be consistent but not outstanding. A world where Payson isn’t the best is an odd one.
Lucky for her, she’s not on Wendy’s radar. Wendy has her eyes on eliminating Kaylie by spiking her smoothie with drugs. Is Kaylie going to be kicked out for that? Why won’t someone destroy Wendy already? Speaking of kicked out, Lauren is asked to leave the gym when she returns too soon after her procedure. Heartbroken, her and Payson beg her doctor to find a way to monitor her wirelessly during a routine to see if she’s okay. Her heart monitor is giving me anxiety.
The episode ends with a not so shocking reveal. Jordan takes a pipe and smashes the crap out of her old coach’s car. She reveals to Kaylie that her molested her for years. And, shocker, the times she cut Kaylie off and stopped being her friend was to protect her from him. Aww Jordan! I don’t hate you anymore :(. I hope Coach Mac punches this guy.
Will Lauren be able to overcome her surgery and make a comeback in time for the 2012 London Olympics? Will ABC Family let us see the girls make it? Here are the sneak peeks of next week’s all new episode of Make It Or Break It: Truth Be Told.
Lauren has an experimental procedure that leaves her scared about her future with the team. Will she recover in time to make it to the finals or will this be the end of her Olympic dreams? Meanwhile, someone from Jordan’s past shows up at the USA Training Center, sending her into a tailspin.
Lauren receives some devastating news. Even more so. Her Olympic dreams are probably done for. She needs open heart surgery and will require months of rest before she can even do normal things. As evil as Lauren is, I can’t help but want to cry as I watch her and Steve cry. With the series finale in only a couple weeks, is this the end for Lauren?
Steve tells Payson about a doctor with an experimental procedure that is her only other hope. Unfortunately, he refuses to do it on Lauren because she’s an athlete so the complications are even riskier. I feel like this storyline has been done before…Lauren is devastated and won’t look at anyone until Summer appears. Summer returns to the show to remind Lauren to pray. I guess she doesn’t hate her anymore. I didn’t miss Summer but for some bizarre reason, I missed Steve. I think it’s his voice.
Payson wants to help Lauren to make up for spilling the beans. Before she leaves on a roadtrip to visit the finicky doctor, Steve thanks Payson for saving his daughter’s life. Aww. My emotions. Payson hops on the motorcycle of her new man and embark on a trip to visit a retreat. Before the get there, they spend the night in a tent and have the inevitable virgin conversation. This is new Payson. The one who actually wants to have sex in a tent before the Olympics. She sneaks in to see the doctor and calls him a chicken for not considering Lauren. All I’m thinking about in this scene is how Payson hurls over a rock wall. That can’t be good for her previously broken back.
Kaylie and Jordan get some of their own unwelcome news when Wendy causes a flood and they are forced to be roommates. Wendy is awful. Jordan and her rabbit, which like, barely moves for a rabbit, already can’t stand her. Jordan lays the smackdown on Wendy when she catches her talking smack behind everyone’s backs. Good. Kaylie and Jordan then have it out and it’s probably one of the stupidest fights I’ve seen on tv. All I got from it was that they stopped being friends over some ice cream. But whatever. They’re friends now.
Kaylie and her perfect, beautiful, boyfriend Austin work together on his routine. Keep in mind, Austin has already been to the Olympics and won gold. He has a shoulder injury and doesn’t want to appear weak or old compared to the others. With Kaylie, they agree to decrease his routine difficulty and put all the attention on his rings. When the committe doesn’t even ask to see his rings, Austin is cut. He’s pissed. Beyond pissed. And he blamed it all on Kaylie. I’ve been saying all season that Austin is perfect and this storyline could use something. I guess completely freaking on Kaylie and dumping her is the way to do it. I’m kind of bummed but, hey. You already have a gold medal buddy. Calm down.
To everyone’s surprise, the doctor (with an English accent to rival Sasha’s) shows up at the hospital to evaluate Lauren anyway. I see this show has a hot accent quota to fill. I’m okay with this. Payson celebrates this fantastic news but having sex in a tent with her man. Well, then. I hope you used a condom. We already lost Emily to babies.
I’m not thrilled with Payson’s character change but I guess you could also say she’s growing up. I just feel like the whole “oh I’m waiting for sex..wait I have a boyfriend, never mind” thing is cliche and overdone. My favorite part of the episode was actually Steve’s character returning to the show. Like I said, I really missed him.
Check out the preview for next week’s episode here
Lauren is about to receive even more bad news that even the return of a familiar face won’t cure. Payson tries to help her friend but looks like she’ll be receiving some more news of her own when her dad comes back to town. Payson already got bad news. How about some for Kaylie? She’s had nothing to do this season. Check out these sneak peeks of next week’s new episode of Make It Or Break It: Listen to the Universe.
Lauren is devastated when the doctor tells her that her heart condition requires surgery. In hopes of helping her, Payson tracks down another doctor to convince him to perform an experimental procedure with a quicker recovery period. Meanwhile, Kaylie is forced to room with Jordan in “Listen to the Universe,” on
It’s hurting me to even type this out. If you were paying close attention to the preview at the end of tonight’s episode of Make It Or Break It, you’ll notice the season was not only cut significantly shorter, but ABC Family announced that the series finale will be in a few weeks. Not season, series. As in the end of the show forever. I’m having such a hard time processing this post because I’m not entirely sure what the hell is wrong with this network. I can’t fathom why they’re being so disrespectful to a show that has been consistent and fantastic for so long. A show that is about going to the Olympics. A show that would probably be ratings gold if they aired the rest of the season this Summer during the actual Olympics. I suppose they have a lot of faith in some show about ballet called Bunheads. It sure sounds like a real humdinger to me. I thought maybe I was hearing things until I went on twitter and noticed Holly Sorensen’s tweet that it was in fact true that the show was ending. She was very tactful about everything. If I were her, I’d be using a lot more colorful words.
Not only does this mean one of my favorite shows is ending before any kind of logical and proper resolution can be made, this also means I won’t get to hear Neil Jackson’s dreamy accent on my TV anymore. I’ll miss the girls too but, still. I swear ABC cancels a great show I like every season.
This show was so good. They are keeping The Secret Life though. A show that had an episode revolve around girls sitting around in their underwear complaining about the heat tonight. Yeah, that actually happened. Boobs over Gymnastics.
ABC Family. I don’t get you. What failure of a business person was in charge of this decision? Because it was a poor one. I mean, at least finish out the season and let the girls go to the Olympics. That was the whole point of the show. This season was such a breath of fresh air. It was completely retooled and it was great. I can only hope there is still some hope left when ABC Family’s new sitcoms inevitably fail.
ABC Family: Give this show the respect it deserves.
If you’re a fan of the show, please write in, tweet, email, harass the network into giving the show the proper send off it deserves. If Neil Jackson has to burst into their offices without a shirt on begging for some mercy and a TV movie at the Olympics, so be it. Let’s get these girls to London.