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Make It or Break It: All That Glitters

The National Championships in Boston, unquestionably the biggest event of the year, are filled with twists and turns, shocking appearances and heart breaking loses. A night so filled with drama that none of the participants will ever forget it. From Emily's questioning of herself as to whether she belongs on the big stage to the very different journey's of teammates, Kaylie and Payson.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x10
Production Number: 110
Airdate: Monday August 24th, 2009


Alternate Airdates:

DK (DR3) Apr 30, 2014

  • Currently 9.6/10
9.6/10 (7 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Anthony StarkeAnthony Starke
As Steve Tanner
Recurring
Brett CullenBrett Cullen
As Mark Keeler
Recurring
Jason Manuel OlazabalJason Manuel Olazabal
As Alex Cruz
Recurring
Johnny PacarJohnny Pacar
As Damon Young
Recurring
Marcus ColomaMarcus Coloma
As Leo Cruz
Recurring
Marsha ThomasonMarsha Thomason
As MJ Martin
Recurring
Neil JacksonNeil Jackson
As Sasha Belov
Recurring
Nicole AndersonNicole Anderson
As Kelly Parker
Recurring
Rosa BlasiRosa Blasi
As Ronnie Cruz
Recurring
Wyatt SmithWyatt Smith
As Brian Kmetko
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Geoff NathansonGeoff Nathanson
As ESPN Announcer #1
Recurring
Joanna JohnsonJoanna Johnson
As Reporter #1
Recurring
Tasha SchwikertTasha Schwikert
As Reporter #3
Recurring
Joe SouzaJoe Souza
As Reporter #2/Gym Bag Reporter
Maria SerraoMaria Serrao
As ESPN Announcer #2
Tom OhmerTom Ohmer
As Security Guard
Main Cast
Chelsea HobbsChelsea Hobbs
As Emily Kmetko
Ayla KellAyla Kell
As Payson Keeler
Josie LopezJosie Lopez
As Kaylie Cruz
Cassie ScerboCassie Scerbo
As Lauren Tanner
Susan WardSusan Ward
As Chloe Kmetko
Candace CameronCandace Cameron
As Summer Van Horne
Peri GilpinPeri Gilpin
As Kim Keeler
Zachary AbelZachary Abel
As Carter Anderson
Episode Notes
Co-Executive Producer and Writer of 2 episodes, Joanna Johnson, had a small on-screen role in this episode as one of the reporters at the National Championships.

Tasha Schwikert, a member of the 2000 United States Olympic Gymnastics team, had a small role in this episode as a reporter. She's the second former Olympic gymnast (Courtney Kupets appeared in episode 6 "Between a Rock and a Hard Place") to co-star on the series.

Post Production Services: KEEP ME POSTED (a FotoKem Company)
Post Production Sound: Smart Post Sound
Gymnastics Equipment: AAI
Gymnastics Apparel: GK Elite Sportswear
Cameras: Panavision Digital Cinematography

A Hollycake and Pirates' Cove Entertainment production



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Beau BlackThe Way I Rock (Woo Woo)Brian & Damon arrive at nationals with a megaphone
Jupiter RisingGo! (Dave Aude Deep Space Mixshow)during the floor exercise montage
Matthew PuckettAnythingas the girls compete
Max MorganYa Better BelieveEmily’s floor routine
MikaWe Are GoldenMedal platform & The girls in Payson's room
MoneypennyLipstick Revolutionthe press gauntlet going into Nationals
Ryan CalhounWhat I WantKaylie sees Carter on the jumbotron


Episode Quotes
(Sasha talks to the girls out front before the National Championships begin)
Shasha: OK, gather around ladies. You are about to enter a whole different world when you go through those doors. Everyone will want a piece of you. Just stay focused and remember what we came here to do. All right, let's go.

Reporter: Payson, Payson Keeler, you beat Kelly Parker in Boulder. Can you do it again?
Payson: You're right I can.

Mark: (pretending to be a reporter) Over here, Mark Gaslon, Narnia Chronicle. Payson you are so beautiful, as beautiful as Miss Parker here. Many think more beautiful and we just wanna know why you don't have your own make-up line like she does?
Payson: I don't have my own make-up line or wear mini-skirts that show off my belly button because my dad won't let me.
(Payson smiles and run over to hug Mark)

Lauren: (to Emily) Don't look at me and don't talk to me. And don't make me look at that painful luggage set you got at the Dollar Store.

Emily: In case you haven't noticed, you're low on people to talk to, much less room with.
Lauren: I'd have my own room if it weren't for team rules. But no we have to shack up with a roomie.
Emily: Yeah sure, until you lie, cheat or sleep with my boyfriend.

(to the team before the National Championships begin)
Sasha: I want you to forget everything that's come before this moment. Forget everything that is to follow, you are the few that has earned the right to be in this place at this time. You know there was a time in each of your lives when you sought to be inspired. Today you will inspire others. There was a time when you dreamed dreams, today you will live them. So what do you say we get this party started?

Kelly: (to Payson) So I hear your back is hurting.
Payson: And I hear you're the new cover girl for hemmoroid cream. Congrats.

(Payson, Emily, Kaylie and Lauren arrive at the press junket)
Kaylie: I am so not in the mood for this.
Lauren: If I see any of the judges here, I might slit their throats. How can I not win on beam?
Payson: How could Kelly Parker be beating me?
Emily: How long do we have to do this?
Payson: Let's just get this over with so we can get back to focusing so we can get back in the game tommorrow.
(Kelly Parker walks towards the foursome in the courtyard)
Kaylie: Don't let her get to you, Pay.
Payson: Don't let her get to any of us.
Kelly: Nice Jaegar on bars today Payson. But I saw you wince. I mean you could take another shot of cortisone. But it taints the victory, don't you think?
Payson: Excuse me. (walks off)
Kelly: Well, that was easy...
Lauren: Yeah, you're an expert on easy, aren't you?
Kelly: Really? Cause I thought you were. At least according to Kaylie's boyfriend.
Kaylie: Excuse me. (walks off)
Kelly: (to Lauren) Yet he still chose her. OWWWWIE. (Lauren walks off)
Kelly: (grins innocently at Emily) Whoops.

(Sasha gives the girls a pep talk before day two)
Sasha: (to Payson) Remember now, you're close. Just keep your routines clean and stay focused and you'll walk out of here with the gold. OK? (to Lauren) Technically Lauren you're the best you've ever been. But can find some joy in that? Let the judges see it. If you'll just give them permission to love you, they'll find a place for you on that podium. (to Emily) You realize no one expects you to do anything, right?
Emily: Great pep talk.
Sasha: No, it's a wonderful place to be, total freedom. I want you to make this your playground. Think you can do that?
Emily: Yeah.
Sasha: (to Kaylie) More. More strength. More desire. More will. More effort. More you, Kaylie, more you.



Episode Goofs
In bizarre and unexplained twist #1, we have the strange non-appearance of Becca Keeler (Mia Rose Frampton) at the Boston National Championships. Despite the fact her father, Mark (who she hasn't gotten to see since he moved home to Minnesota), was there, and her older sister (Payson) was competing on the biggest stage of her life. But the whereabouts of the youngest member of the Keeler clan was neither explained or even referred to.

In bizarre and unexplained twist #2, the even stranger non-appearance of Marty Walsh (Erik Palladino). The former coach at The Rock and the current coach of the Denver Elite squad (Kelly Parker's team) was apparently a no-show at the biggest event in gymnastics. Despite the fact he had under his wing the defending National Champion (Kelly Parker) and one of the most talented teams in the nation.

In a storyline created out of necessity (ESPN is owned by the same company as ABC Family) the producers created a mythical broadcast for corporate partner, ESPN, and let the fact that the National Gymnastics Championships has been broadcast on NBC for years, slip their minds.



Cultural References
Lauren: Don't look at me and don't talk to me. And don't make look at that painful luggage set you got at the Dollar Store.

The Dollar Store as it's commonly referred to is actually called Dollar General. A national discount chain that doesn't sell luggage to the best of my knowledge.



Episode References
Payson beating Kelly Parker at the Denver Elite vs. Rocky Mountain Gymnastics meet was mentioned by the Reporter (played by Joe Souza) several times early in the episode.

Summer's decision to look up Lauren's supposedly missing mother, Leslie Tanner, is referred to several times in this episode. First when Summer again apologizes for looking her up in the first place. Secondly, when Summer uncovers the real reason that Leslie decided not to return to Boulder to visit her daughter.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorHolly Sorensen
Executive ProducerJohn Ziffren  |  Paul Stupin  |  Holly Sorensen
Co-Executive ProducerJoanna Johnson
Supervising ProducerRichard Register  |  Michael Gans
ProducerNancy Chadrow Haas
Consulting ProducerJohn J. Sakmar  |  Kerry Lenhart
Associate ProducerTom Summers
Production DesignerGreg J. Grande
EditorDavid Simmons
CastingMichael Testa  |  Danny Shaner
Unit Production ManagerMaria L. Melograne
First Assistant DirectorGlenn Steelman
Second Assistant DirectorMichael DeMeritt
Music EditorElliott Goldkind
Music SupervisorWendy Levy
Costume DesignerMary Kate Killilea
Key GripJason Andrew (1)
Camera OperatorKenji Luster  |  Adam Ward
Set DecoratorNya Patrinos
Location ManagerJordana Kronen
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Santoro
Property MasterAngela Mae O'Neill
Construction CoordinatorStar Fields
Production Sound MixerBuck Robinson
Script SupervisorLori Grabowski
Production CoordinatorSiobhan Barnett
Assistant EditorTim Brinker
Supervising Sound EditorMark Friedgen
Re-Recording MixerTerry O'Bright  |  Keith Rogers (1)
Director of PhotographyPatrick Cady
Story EditorAmy Turner
Stunt CoordinatorGregory J. Barnett
Art DirectorDaniel E. Maltese
Post Production CoordinatorMichael Kagey
Costume SupervisorDanielle Feller
Makeup Department Head Deborah K. Larsen
Main Title ThemeMichael Suby
Chief Lighting TechnicianDerrick Kolus
ScoreMichael Suby
Department Head HairJean Webber
Production StaffRyan Little  |  Mark F Williams  |  Leilani Caluya  |  Andrea M. Kagey  |  Cathy Zukimoto  |  Eric L Hurd  |  Natalie Antoci  |  Anthony Mintos
Production ControllerBrett D. Born
 
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