Make it or Break it

Make It or Break It Season 2 Episode 8 – Rock Bottom

Okay, so after a little recap of the events from Episode 7,  Make It or Break It, August 17th airing of Rock Bottom, Season 2 Episode 8 starts with Lauren and Steve Tanner having it out over his sponsoring Emily Kmetko. Steve essentially tells Lauren he kept it secret because he didn’t want to deal with her reaction, that he donates to charities all the time it doesn’t mean he loves them more than her. Lauren points out that  Emily is her competition.  They continue to argue and Steve tries to help Lauren understand that the Kmetko’s were barely getting by. Lauren points out that the money Steve was giving to Emily helped Emily to steal the best choreographer right out from under Lauren, who then storms off as the doorbell rings. 


Emily hands Steve Money Season 2 ep 8
Emily hands Steve Money Season 2 ep 8

Steve Tanner opens the door to find the very person they were arguing about on his door step.  Lauren struts back on to the scene and takes a couple of digs at Emily about working at the Pizza Shack. Emily calmly hands Steve $1,243.00 and tells Steve that she’ll pay back the rest of the money as soon as she can. Who knew slinging pizza got such good tips?   Steve tries to tell Emily she doesn’t have to do that.  Steve asks Emily how her mom feels about all this and Emily replies that she agrees completely, that he lied to them and there is no going back from that.  

         The scene moves to Payson waking up and smiling dreamily over Sasha’s gold medal and her put it on. Kim is in the kitchen trying to drum up support for the president of the Rocks Parents board. Her husband is not too happy that Kim is getting involved in the politics of the gym. Payson comes happily into the kitchen and her dad notes she’s wearing Sasha’s medal.  

Austin helping unstable Kaylie Season 2 ep 8
Austin helping unstable Kaylie Season 2 ep 8

       Kaylie arrives at the gym and is helped by Austin when she almost passes out getting out of the car. Austin notes that her hands are freezing. He is another person taking notice of Kaylies unhealthy weight loss. Kaylie makes a point of telling Austin that the kiss they shared didn’t mean anything to her. 
             Chloe confronts Lauren and tells her that if she doesn’t tell Steve she was sleeping with Carter, then she will.  After stating she didn’t know that Steve was funding the endowment and that secrets have a way of coming out, Chloe tells Lauren she can not keep the secret about Lauren and Carter having sex.  Lauren accuses Chloe shes’ doing this because the money is no longer coming in. Chloe tells Lauren its about doing the right thing and that she has a choice, either she tells her father that she and Carter are sexually active or she will.  
                 Sasha continues to help Payson work on her artistic Gymnastics. He tries to tell her that while she is perfecting the techniques, he wants to see the emotions behind the movements. Kim’s husband Mark’s comments that getting politically involved in the gym is not a good idea and Kim tells Summer she doesn’t think she should run. Summer tries to tell Kim that if Steve wins, he and the other board members could try to get rid of Sasha. Kim points out that Summer might be a bit biased since she is dating Sasha. Summer counters winning the board presidency is more about Sasha being a good coach than anything else and that he is the right coach for the girls and that he needs to be protected.  
      Kaylie and Emily discuss how much a fool Emily feels after finding out that Steve was backing her. She says the funding made her feel like she was something real and that someone believed she had a chance of winning the Olympics. Kaylie assures Emily she is real – that she is worthy of the Olympic Dream.  
     Austin helps Kaylie after she asks him to share the training cam. He offers to help shoot her vault run. While filming Kaylie doing her vault, we see Austin’s concern with Kaylies weight and how thin she is getting. Not to mention that she could hardly keep from passing out after her vault.  

Chloe forgives Steve season 2 ep 8
Chloe forgives Steve season 2 ep 8

      Steve and Chloe meet up to discuss the money/endowment issue. Chloe forgives Steve for trying to do something nice for her and Emily. She mentions that Emily is proud and asks Steve to respect her wishes from now on.  
       Lauren plots to continue to cause problems for Chloe after telling Carter that Chloe threatened to tell Steve about them having sex. Carter tries to man up and tells Lauren that she and Carter need to tell her dad first. That they will assure her dad that they are being safe and that they care about each other. Summer walks by just as Carter walks away and asks if Lauren wants to talk about the money issue. Lauren continues to push Summer to come back and date her dad. Lauren really wants Summer and Steve to get back together.  
       Sasha tries another training method with Payson to help her feel her artistic dancing and have her movements show more as fluid, flowing lines to the audience. He tells her to close her eyes and think of something that made her happy, angry, joyous or sad. He asks her if she has the feeling and when she says yes, he tells her to dance while painting. Payson creates a colorful canvas with her graceful dancing.  

What Payson painted while dancing
What Payson painted while dancing

        We next see Emily and her mom fighting while Emily tries to find money for the bus to get to work. During the fight, Emily finds out that Chloe has forgiven Steve for the money. Emily angrily complains that her mom has continually made bad choices in the men she dates and why doesn’t her mom help out and get another job. Chloe tells Emily that she starts her new job tomorrow night as Emily storms out to catch the bus.  
        Kim and Mark weigh the pros and cons of Kim running for the Rock Parents Board President back at their home. Payson walks in while they are discussing the cons and what would happen if Steve Tanner wins instead of Kim.  That Steve probably wouldn’t keep Kim as office manager and what would happen if Steve sent Sasha packing. Payson says then they’ll follow him – that he is the only coach that would train her right now. Her parents tell her that they can’t follow Sasha around the country. Payson points out that is exactly why Kim needs to run for president of the Rocks Parent Board. Payson leaves to secretly take a dinner to Sasha, she feels he needs to have someone feed him since he has cereal for dinner. Payson unwittingly interrupts Sasha and Summer having dinner. Payson awkwardly covers up her true feelings and reasons behind bringing the dinner to Sasha. Summer points out that Payson is very fond of Sasha after Payson leaves. 

         We next see Sasha watching Payson do another floor routine. He again attempts to get her to tell a story with her routine. He foolishly walks her through an example of using her favorite story Romeo and Juliet to help her tell her story, deepening her crush for Sasha.  

       Austin convinces Kaylie to go on a picnic with him. He reveals the tragic story of his sisters eating disorder brought on by her competitive need to be better at gymnastics and how it destroyed his sister’s life. Kaylie listens but even this sad story and Austins obvious concern regarding Kaylies weight do not deter Kaylie from continuing to lose weight.  
       After Carter tries to confirm they he and Lauren will confess to her dad that night. Lauren gets all suspicious that Carters more concerned about getting kicked out of the Rock. Lauren turns to Summer and confesses all and lies about Chloe Kmetko knowing about it and encouraging it. Lauren tells Summer this to try to drive a deeper wedge between Chloe and her dad. Summer tries to tell Lauren she needs to tell her dad about all of it. Lauren asks Summer to tell her dad for her, says she can leave out the part about Chloe knowing it. Summer says she can’t promise that.   
       Chloe goes to visit Steve. She finds Steve looking shocked and asked  if he is okay. Steve tells Chloe that he found out that Carter and Lauren were having sex and  Chloe knew about it and didn’t tell him. Chloe asks if Lauren told him that Chloe told Lauren to tell him about it and if she didn’t, Chloe would. Steve reveals it was Summer who told him. Steve tells her he can’t trust Chloe with Laurens’ well-being and that he doesn’t think he trusts her at all. Chloe tearfully asks for Steve’s forgiveness and he says he doesn’t think he can forgive her. Chloe gives Steve back the key to his house and runs out in tears. 
      Emily comes home to the lights being out, the a/c being shut off and the bills not being paid. On top of that , her brother is showing seizure symptoms and his meds are not refilled. Emily helps her brother to the floor and gets someone to watch him while she runs to the pharmacy. At the pharmacy, Emily find out the meds are $220.00 and that her insurance doesn’t cover the meds. The pharmacist tells her to wait until tomorrow to contact her insurance to verify coverage. She argues she can’t wait until tomorrow and asks how much 2 pills will cost. The pharmacist tells he can’t sell her 2 meds, he’d lose his job. Emily begs him to check again and while he does that, she snatches the medicine and leaves the $15 copay she expected to originally pay.  

       Carter shows up to tell Laurens dad about the sex. Lauren reveals Summer already told her dad about them. Carter is upset because he could get kicked out of the Rock if Summer tells Sasha about it. Lauren angrily accuses Carter of only caring about the Rock and not really loving her. That she isn’t stupid. She asks how long it took him to fall in love with Kaylie. That he only told her he loved her until his place at the Rock was threatened.   
     Mark and Kim are still going over whether or not Kim should run for the Parents Board President. They discuss Paysons’ changing hormones and how losing Sasha as coach would affect Payson. We cut to Sasha using the training cam to record Payson performing a truly graceful floor routine. With the camera still running after Payson’s routine, Sasha enthusiastically hugs Payson and twirls her around. He steps back after the congratulatory hug and tells Payson she finally told a story and that the performance was truly inspired. Payson breathlessly tells Sasha  with her eyes shining with all her feelings – its him, that he inspires her. Then Payson rushes up on her toes and kisses Sasha. 

Payson kisses Sasha
Payson kisses Sasha

 He does not return her kiss but, shocked by it,  he tries to disengage himself from her embrace by pushing her away. 

Payson kissing Sasha - he's pushing her away
Payson kissing Sasha - he's pushing her away

Payson is embarrassed and runs out of the gym.  
         Emily comes home and gives her brother his medicine. Their neighbors gave them some light. Emily asks where her mother is working. Her brother doesn’t know and ask why she  wants to know. She says because she hopes it pays really well since they need $220.00. There is a knock at the door. Emily goes to answer it and it is the police. The police  have come to arrest Emily for the theft of the medicine. 
        The episode ends with Kaylie noting calories in her journal, debating if she should work off the calories of the food she just ate  or not. She starts to leave the room, and losing the battle to not work out, Kaylie climbs back on the treadmill.  
This is a truly griping  and powerful episode that shows how much Emily is struggling just to honestly make it as an Olympian. It is amazing how much MIOBI can fit into one episode. The dynamics are compelling. Young crushes, youthful indiscretions, unhealthy decisions and the battles these girls are going through. Definitely a must see!

Make it or Break it

Make It or Break It Season 2 Episode 7 – What are you made of?

I have got to say this season of Make It or Break It is really fabulous! The way the series holds up so many story lines really keeps me watching. The track that Payson is on now trying to become a more graceful gymnast over a power gymnast is interesting to watch especially with the special encouragement Sasha is giving Payson.  In Season 2, Episode 7, What are you made of? airdate August 10th, 2010, many plot twists come to light.  

National Team's Last Practice
Kaylie and Beals discussing Kaylie's progress

 The Rock girls prepare for the final National Practice to be held at the Rock Gym. Emily is considered the under dog after what happened in Paris and she expects she’ll have to pull out all the stops to make the cut for the Worlds competition. What she didn’t expect was that Beals would go after her so doggedly and with such prejudice.  

 Beals torment of Emily and her total disregard for Kaylies weight loss was noticed by Marty who finally stepped up and stood up for the girls especially after Beals made Emily do a routine just after landing wrong on her ankle. Too bad for Marty though, Beals one upped him and fired him as the coach. His replacement – get this – Beals herself.   I truly loved it when Marty gave Emily that speech about how he saw the Olympian in her and that she shouldn’t let anyone keep her from her dream. Emily truly stepped it up.  Here is a link to the YouTube video of Marty’s speech:   

This link is like the best 8 minutes of the episode. It shows Emily turning her ankle, Marty standing up for Emily and getting fired, it shows Beals being truly evil to Emily. Who is funding the special ‘secret’ endowment that Emily is receiving  is shown when, yep, you guessed it, Beals handed Lauren an envelopment with canceled checks with  her dad’s , Steve Tanner’s, signature on them.  With proof that her dad was funding Emily’s endowment, Lauren didn’t hesitate to let Emily know who her sponsor really is. Emily is now forced to make the decision to keep the money or find another way to afford her Olympic dream. Lauren spitefully tells Emily that her dad is funding Emily’s life and it’s not because he believes in her but because he is having sex with Emily’s mother.  

In shock and disbelief, Emily storms out of the National practice before her floor routine. Her mom runs after her and is just as completely shocked to find out that the money was coming from Steve. After a resounding pep talk from her mom, Emily is faced with performing despite the drama that is going on and finding out that she, Emily,  does believe in herself. She storms back into the Rock gym just in time to perform a stellar Floor routine. This is seconds after Kelly Parker tries to tell Beals that Kalyie is getting way too thin.  At the end of this National Practice, Emily manages to make the cut of 10 girls going to compete for the 6 spots on the World team, along with Kaylie and Lauren.  

It is obvious that Payson is getting a bit too much out of Sasha’s encouragement especially after he gives her his Gold Medal to remind her that she will make it to the Olympics. As Payson’s mom said, Payson is learning to deal with a womans body now, both physically and mentally.  

Sasha joins Payson at the bars in her Ballet class
Sasha joins Payson at the bars in her Ballet class

After finishing the National Practice, Emily confronts her mother, Chloe, about Steve funding her endowment. Emily tells her mother they have to give the money back. Chloe know this but they still have to figure out how to make ends meet. Chloe tells Emily she doesn’t know what to do and Emily storms out saying she knows what she has to do. The new dream of having a nice home and a room of Emily’s own is now just that for Emily, a dream.   

Cut to Summer, Sasha and Kim, Payson’s mom, discussing the meet and Marty’s warning to Sasha to watch his back. Summer points out that Beals could plant a mole. Summer mentions that Steve Tanner is having private meetings with Ellen Beals. The three of them come to the conclusion that someone has to run against Steve for the head of the board and Kim is volunteered.   

The episode ends with views of Lauren crying over her dad’s supposed betrayal by financially supporting Emily, Kaylie inspecting her too thin body, Payson sleeping with Sasha’s Gold Medal and Emily returning to work at the Pizza Shack.   

If you missed this episode, I hope this recap filled you in since there was a lot happening.

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Make It or Break It Season 1 Episode 18 – The Great Wall – TV series review

Make It or Break It - Mondays on ABC Family

Make It or Break It team

Okay, the next Make It or Break It episode aired on Monday, February 22, 2010 – Season 1 Episode 18, The Great Wall. In this episode, it seems some time has gone by and the US National Team is that much closer to competing against China in China without Emily or Kaylie. The girls are starting to realize that not going to China could ruin their careers. Sasha has promised them that China will come to them and Sasha is working the girls harder than ever to make them better than ever so they’ll beat China when China comes to the Rock to compete with Kaylie and Emily. The opening scene is Sasha timing the girls from the Rock on a 5 mile run up a hill. As they get to the top of the hill, Kaylie complains about how hard Sasha is working them and as Sasha is explaining this is how you become a champion and that is how Payson got to be at the top before her injury, who should come running up the hill at that moment but none other than Payson! She’s training again. Payson’s back surgery seems to have been a success and she is going to Physical Therapy while doing some training exercises at the Rock. Payson is only waiting on the therapist to give her the go ahead to start doing Gymnastics again.

Sasha Beloff played by Neil Jackon
Yummy Rock Coach Sasha Beloff played by Neil Jackon. I think I watch this show just for glimpses of him

Cut away to Payson’s mom on the phone discussing selling their house because the insurance didn’t cover Payson’s surgery. On top of that, we find out that if the Rock is going to host China, it’s going to cost them around $30, 000 so they need to come up with some cash to cover the cost. The Rock mom’s decide on a Bingo night raffle where half the proceeds go to the winner of the jackpot and the other half goes to the Rock. While the mom’s are deciding this, we are finding out that Sasha hasn’t even invited the Chinese to the Rock yet. He’s waiting on the hope that China will beat the US and then he’ll issue a challenge to the Chinese team – a true competition at the Rock against the better US National team members, the ones the committee held back from the competition in China. Summer is shocked that Sasha would lie to everyone especially after all the plans the Rock moms are making to earn money to host China. As the competition draws nearer, the tension builds. After the US loses, Sasha issues a challenge to the Chinese team during a national press conference, calling out the committee for leaving the National Champion behind and saying that China didn’t get to compete against the real American Dream Team. Now everyone is left waiting for the decision. And now everyone knows that Sasha didn’t have it in the bag for the Chinese to be coming to Rock. Kim is shocked that Summer knew and didn’t say anything, she even implies that something might be going on between Sasha and Summer. While all this drama is going on, the Rock mom’s and other Rock team members find out that Payson’s parents are considering selling their house and the Rock mom’s decide to rig the jackpot so that Payson’s mom wins and maybe the money will be enough to save their home.

Characters Damon and Razor from Make It or Break It
Two of Emily's love interests - Damon (on the left) and (Razor on the right)

To add to the drama, the Bingo night is going to be held at the Pizza Shack where Emily works and technically is not supposed to be working per the Rocks rules but Emily has to work to make ends meet financially at home. In walks the Rock Moms and Kaylie and her brother Leo. If you remember back a couple of episodes, Leo took a shine to Emily. And right now, Emily is not doing too well on the Damon front after he lied to her about his music gig, didn’t call her for a couple of days and then, of course, she found out he was in jail – even better. Emily is dealing with major trust issues and has 3 guys that like her, 2 of which work at the Shack. Razor finally realized that Emily still cares for Damon and is trying to do the good friend thing and step back. Leo, well, he has no loyalty to Damon and is quite happy to be seeing Emily again so when the Rock Mom’s walk into the Shack and Emily freaks out about someone blabbing about her job at the Shack to Sasha, Leo helps Emily out by giving Emily his sweater to hide her work uniform. Damon is eaten with jealously watching Leo flirt with Emily and he’s trying hard to get back into Emily’s good graces and all Emily is trying to do is focus on training and succeeding and getting to the Olympics. Leo, being a gymnast understands what Emily is going through and helps her realize why she’s having trouble landing a higher difficulty vault. Emily hugs Leo for his advice and Damon decides he’s going to stop struggling with his music and get his act together and be the guy that’s right for Emily and heads for the music studio.

The Bingo night is a success and the mom’s pull off rigging the jackpot. While the $10,000 won’t cover all the bills, it’ll help the Keeler’s out. As we’re watching Bingo night unfold, we also are watching Sasha waiting by the phone to find out if the Chinese have accepted the challenge. Just when it looks like Sasha gave up hope and was going to head home, the phone rings and – it’s not the Chinese. It’s the EVIL committee woman calling to tell Sasha he doesn’t stand a chance in hell of the Chinese coming to compete against the Rock. That he’s gone beyond the bounds of committee and there’ll be hell to pay when they get back to the US. Sasha, disappointed, closes up the Rock and heads to his trailer. As he’s walking down the stairs, the phone rings again. This time its the Chinese! They’re coming – POO on you evil committee woman! 🙂

Payson’s therapist okay’s her for starting gymnastics again but she lies to her mother and doesn’t jump right up on the beam. No, this episode actually ends with Payson walking away from the uneven bars, fear evident on her face.

Sasha shares the news about China accepting the invitation to come to the US and compete against the Rock with Summer and well, let’s just say that Kim was right about something going on between these two. How Summer manages to resist him as much as she has is beyond me. I’d be on that like white on rice.

So, we are left wondering will the Rock athletes be up to the challenge against China? Will Payson overcome her fear? Will Summer leave the Rock so Kim can have her job back or will Summer stay for Sasha? There’s more drama to watch and I am looking forward to the next Make It or Break It episode. Hope you’ll watch it with me.

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Make it or Break it – Season 1 EP 17 – TV series review

Make It or Break It - Mondays  on ABC Family
Make It or Break It team

Okay, this update will be short and brief since I haven’t finished watching the whole episode but this is when I finally figured out who the Doctor that might be able to fix Payson’s back is – DEANNA TROI from STAR TREK NEXT GENERATION! OMG! Her looks have changed so much and having not seen her in her Blue STNG uniform made it a little harder for me to recognize her in episode 16 – Save the last Dance. What finally made me realize she’s Deanna Troi was her voice! Make it or Break has some really amazing stars from other TV series – Candance Cameron Bure , DJ on Full House, Peri Gilpin , Roz from Frasier and now Marina Sirtis, Deanna Troi from Star Trek Next Generation – its awesome! If you haven’t had a chance to watch this gymnastic drama, try to catch up on the episodes either on HULU or ABC Okay, going to finish watching episode 17 now…


Finished watching Hope and Faith, Season 1 EP 17 and I was RIVETED! It was one of the most dramatic episodes yet. Watching Payson’s mom deal with the guilt of Payson being injured while on her watch was heart wrenching and it finally revealed why this one last hope was something she was so afraid to believe in – Kim, Payson’s mom, didn’t want to risk her daughter getting injured again on her watch if something should go wrong with the surgery.

Kelly Parker in the bathroom after listening in on Lauren and Emily.
A smug Kelly Parker armed with new gossip to hurt team Rock.

To top it all off, we watched our 3 National Team Members, Emily, Kaylie and Lauren deal with trying to get back into the US Olympic team committees good graces after they performed so badly when they had to work with Marty as their National Team coach for the first time. The drama comes to a peak when Kelly Parker, who by the way – the actress is doing an amazing job of making me hate her character – found out about the affair between Kaylies mom and their coach, Marty. She uses this information to strip away at each Rock team members confidence and it works all too well. When Kaylie fails to perform her Double Arabian in the National’s practice meeting and Marty instructs her to take it out of the routine, Kaylie rightfully balks. Marty’s telling her she’s not consistent and has to go with the lower scoring move just moments after Kelly ripped her emotions out from under her by spewing her venom with the knowledge she knows about Kaylies’ mom’s affair. Kelly went one better and implied that Kaylies friends told her all about the affair and, well, truthfully, Kaylie should know better than to trust them because no one really wants to be her friend. So you can bet that Kaylie laid into Marty and let him know she knows about the affair and then Kaylie stormed out of the practice. Sasha tried to go after Kaylie, with Summer following on his heels, but both just missed Kaylie as she pealed out of the parking lot. Sasha turned to Summer and asked her if all of this was just because Marty abandoned the team when they needed him the most and Summer tries to prep Sasha by asking him to keep calm and then she explains it is not because Marty left but why he left. Cut to Sasha storming into the gym and slugging Marty in the kisser. Yea, Sasha.

While all this drama is going on, Lauren is still stewing about Emily’s mom dating her dad. In a stellar Lauren move, Lauren visits Emily’s mom and starts to spin this tale about how Scott, her dad, is a sex addict. It’s amazing how many people underestimate Emily’s mom, Chloe. Lauren didn’t pull any wool over Chloe’s eyes with her tale. Lauren only succeeded in letting Chloe know she knew that Scott and Chloe are seeing each other. Chloe tries to reach Scott right away and of course only gets a call back from him as Chloe’s walking into the Rock on the day of the Nationals practice. While Scott and Chloe are discussing the fact that Lauren knows about them seeing each other and how Chloe had to tell Emily right away because Emily couldn’t find out Lauren knew before Emily did – Emily stormed out of the Rock and overheard the whole conversation.

Angered, Emily huff’s back into the gym and confronts Lauren – more angry that Lauren didn’t tell her about it and that Lauren was fishing around for information. Lauren strikes back with some vicious words about Emily’s mom, her mom’s fashion sense and how strapped for money Emily’s family is and the two girls start shoving each and come pretty close to blows. The argument is broken up by Marty who tells Emily to do her vault and Lauren to chalk up. Emily goes to do her vault routine and misses.

Kelly moves over to the chalk and starts chipping away at Lauren by bringing up that 2 were down and there was one more to go. She gets rather vicious and hits Lauren hard by striking at Lauren’s abandonment by her mother. Lauren’s cool exterior breaks and she flings chalk into Kelly’s eyes. This is when Summer must have finished telling Sasha about Marty and Kaylie’s mom because he comes in swinging. All this drama happens with in the first half hour of the show.

That night Sasha calls the girls back to the gym and assures them the disaster practice will be kept private and that they need to bring their fighting game face the next day for the Committee practice. And the girls do. They hit all their moves and stick their landings but when the time comes to call the National Team Members going to compete in China, Kaylie, the National Champion, and Emily are left home. Lauren is somehow invited. Sasha is stunned. His team performed skills at higher levels than the other girls and they performed them better than the other girls. He confronts the committee woman and finds out it was a rigged practice from the get go. The committee has made up their mind and determined that Sasha’s girls are rouge. She even reveals the committee is well-informed of the fuss that went on at the practice the night before – a practice the committee should know nothing about and blatantly says, the girls didn’t really stand a chance.

Kaylie and Emily are stunned and left wondering why? They worked so hard, performed so well, proven themselves and they were still snubbed. Moments after the revealing conversation with the committee member – read evil witch – Sasha approaches the girls, and to be cliché, he had steam coming out of his ears. The girls ask why and Sasha doesn’t hold back in telling them its a political move and that they were deemed rogue. The girls ask, well what do we next? Sasha tells them, “They think we’re rogue now, they haven’t seen anything yet.”

Payson going in to surgery
Payson moments before she is wheeled into back surgery

The episode ends with Payson being wheeled into surgery after her parents struggled for days with just telling Payson about it and then after telling her, dealing with the potential risks of the surgery and as mentioned earlier, the guilt. We are left wondering how the surgery goes and what the Rock plans next in their bid to compete in China. I am really looking forward to the next new episode. I hope it’s as packed as this one.