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Make It or Break It: Are We Family?

In the season finale, everything is put on the line as the girls go up against the Chinese team to prove once and for all that they're the best.

Source: ABC Family

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x20
Airdate: Monday March 08th, 2010

Director: Michael Lange
Writer: Holly Sorensen

Alternate Airdates:

DK (DR3) May 07, 2014

  • Currently 9/10
9/10 (12 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Anthony Starke
As Steve Tanner
Jason Manuel Olazabal
As Alex Cruz
Johnny Pacar
As Damon Young
Marcus Coloma
As Leo Cruz
Marsha Thomason
As MJ Martin
Michelle Clunie
As Ellen Beals
Neil Jackson
As Sasha Belov
Nicole Anderson
As Kelly Parker (as Nicole Gale Anderson)
Rosa Blasi
As Ronnie Cruz

Co-Guest Stars
Anne Marie Howard
As Announcer #2
Danny Lutman
As American Reporter #1
Geoff Nathanson
As Announcer #1
Carl Alty
As Band Member #3
Clint Jung
As Coach Kai-Yung Tseng
Constance Hsu
As Chinese Reporter #1
Joel Rush
As Carlos
Paul Freeman (3)
As Band Meber #1
Randa Walker
As American Reporter #2
Vivian Lee (1)
As Interpreter
Wayne Miller
As Band Member #2
Main Cast
Chelsea Hobbs
As Emily Kmetko
Ayla Kell
As Payson Keeler
Josie Lopez
As Kaylie Cruz
Cassie Scerbo
As Lauren Tanner
Susan Ward
As Chloe Kmetko
Candace Cameron
As Summer Van Horne
Peri Gilpin
As Kim Keeler
Zachary Abel
As Carter Anderson
Episode Notes
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
Production Assistance: PSSI Global Services, LLC

A Hollycake and Pirates' Cove Entertainment production

Vivian Lee (production staff) had a cameo in this episode.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Caitlyn SmithCrushed and CreatedSasha tells Payson she's in
Cassettes Won't ListenPaper FloatChloe wishes she could hug Steve
Josh SchroederLove is a ShadeCarter tells Damon to write a letter for Emily
Miss TK & The RevengeNo Biterz 
MoneypennyWe Are FamilyKaylie talks to her team about proving themselves
Nsm PsmAtomic BombChinese team arrives
Paul Freeman (3)TightropeDJ Interviews Damon
Romi LovelRock Your World (Squarepusher Remix)Chinese team and the Rock team enter
Shapes Of Race CarsGet MeltedPizza Shack after the competition
SuperchickHey, Heyduring the competition montage
SuperchickAliveKaylie does a triple twist on beam
Weekend WarriorsMr. Right Nowawaiting the Chinese the girls get interviewed

Episode Quotes
Emily: I've come too far to be passed over. Gymnastics is my life, and I won't let anything, or anyone, get in the way.
Ellen: Kaylie, we had a deal.

Alex: My daughter doesn't make deals with the devil.

Genji Cho: That was very good, Kaylie...for you being so old.

Chinese Reporter: Ah, yes, we know who you are now: Emily Kmetko, the one everyone thinks doesn't belong.
Emily: Yeah...that's me.

American Reporter #2: Any plans for Nationals next year?
Payson: Just to win it!

Cultural References
Emily: That's Genji Cho?! She's looks like a little kid!

The constant remarks made about the youth of the Chinese team in relation to The Rock girls is based on an on-going controversy about the actual ages of the girls on the Chinese team at the past three Olympic Games. Gymnasts must be 16 to compete in the Olympics or World Championships, and the Chinese team has been accused on more than one occasion of using under-age gymnasts, presumeably because of their fearlessness in competition. (China used to be known for having gymnasts that were inconsistent in competition and would psych themselves out of doing well.) Several former Chinese gymnasts have admitted to being too young to compete at previous competitions, so the International Olympic Committee has been investigating the matter for a few years now. China has had to give back the medals it won in the 2000 Olympic Games because it was discovered that some of the girls on the team were as young as 14.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorHolly Sorensen
Executive ProducerJohn Ziffren  |  Paul Stupin  |  Holly Sorensen
Co-Executive ProducerJoanna Johnson
Supervising ProducerMichael Gans  |  Richard Register
ProducerKevin C. Slattery
Co-ProducerMaria L. Melograne
Consulting ProducerJohn J. Sakmar  |  Kerry Lenhart
Associate ProducerTom Summers
Production DesignerGreg J. Grande
EditorNathan Easterling
CastingMichael Testa  |  Danny Shaner
Unit Production ManagerMaria L. Melograne
First Assistant DirectorVenita Ozols-Grahm
Second Assistant DirectorMichael DeMeritt
Music EditorElliott Goldkind
Music SupervisorWendy Levy
Costume DesignerMary Kate Killilea
Key GripRichard Allan Nasworthy
Camera OperatorJohn Wagner
Set DecoratorRichard C. Walker
Location ManagerJordana Kronen
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Santoro
Property MasterScott A. Buckwald
Construction CoordinatorStar Fields
Production Sound MixerBuck Robinson
Script SupervisorPatience Thoreson
Production CoordinatorSiobhan Barnett
Supervising Sound EditorMark Friedgen
Re-Recording MixerDean Okrand  |  Brian Sharman
Director of PhotographyRoy H. Wagner
Story EditorAmy Turner
Stunt CoordinatorJeffrey G. Barnett  |  Tarah Paige  |  Carolyn Day
Art DirectorDaniel E. Maltese
Post Production CoordinatorMichael Kagey
Costume SupervisorBridget Ostersehlte
Makeup Department Head Deborah K. Larsen
Main Title ThemeMichael Suby
Chief Lighting TechnicianJohn Villegas
ScoreMichael Suby
Department Head HairKetty Gonzalez
Production StaffGillian Hinton  |  Cathy Zukimoto  |  Jonathon Miller  |  Cesar Castillo  |  Alexander Geogakis  |  Andrea M. Kagey  |  Vivian Lee (1)  |  Ryan Little
Production ControllerBrett D. Born
Warning: Make It or Break It season 1 episode 20 guide may contain spoilers
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