Cue the Gymnastics montage and the music “Let It Rock” which seems to be the requisite TV show music of the summer. Enter the “It” girls of "The Rock" (Lauren, Payson and Kaylie) who sit down to stretch on the mats. Some of the younger girls ask for Payson’s autograph though she didn't notice them until Lauren shoves her. ..Read the full recap
(Lauren sneers at Emily's leotard)
Lauren: So, you don't have any endorsements yet...for clothes?
Emily: Not yet, but maybe after Nationals.
Lauren: Someone's cocky!
Kaylie: It's so weird. All this work, and it can all be over in one weekend...
Lauren: (to Emily) You may have all these people fooled, but I have your number. You have no consistency. And I'm going to make sure you get buried in Boston
Kaylie: Ugh! I'm a butterball! I'm turning into Mary-freaking-Lou!
Kaylie Cruz: I'm a butterball! I'm turning into Mary-freaking-Lou!
Marylou Retton, the 1984 Olympic All-Around Champion, had a short and stocky build which made her look "heavy" for a gymnast by her coaches. Later claimed to have been called "fat" on a number of occasions by coach Bela Karolyi
Steven Keeler: She's the one they found on a playground?
Emily Kmetko being "discovered" at a playground is a reference to famous gymnast Nadia Comaneci (the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 in the Olympics and Bart Connors long time wife) being found on a playground doing cartwheels in kindergarten by legendary coach, Bela Karolyi.