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Make It or Break It: Time is of the Essence

Mac makes no adjustment when transitioning from coaching men's gymnastics to women's, and as a result, his tactics prove ineffective with the girls. Meanwhile, Payson can't escape the lingering ramifications of her kiss with Sasha.

Source: ABC Family

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x3
Airdate: Monday April 09th, 2012

Director: Jonathan Frakes
Writer: Liz Maccie

Alternate Airdates:

DK (DR3) May 23, 2014

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Amanda LeightonAmanda Leighton
As Wendy Capshaw
Bre BlairBre Blair
As Annie
Chelsea TavaresChelsea Tavares
As Jordan Randall
Dondre T. WhitfieldDondre T. Whitfield
As Coach McIntire
Nicole AndersonNicole Anderson
As Kelly Parker (as Nicole Gale Anderson)
Sean MaherSean Maher
As Marcus McGowan
Tom MadenTom Maden
As Rigo
Main Cast
Ayla Kell
As Payson Keeler
Josie Lopez
As Kaylie Cruz
Cassie Scerbo
As Lauren Tanner


The episode begins, and the New Coach is convinced that the girls are starting to warm up to him, or at least that is what he likes to believe, but it soon becomes clear that they are afraid of him because of the practices he has implemented; much to his disappointment and dismay. The girls think he's a bully and all he does is yell and criticize them. A compliment would go a long way, is what they truly feel. It also turns out that, Marcus is back on behalf of the rest of the NGO. They're snooping around to check up on the Coach and his coaching techniques. Payson makes the decision to go to Marcus when the girls talk about how worried they are about the team; and they seem to think that, his interference might just end up helping their cause. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorHolly Sorensen
Executive ProducerJohn Ziffren  |  Holly Sorensen  |  Paul Stupin
Co-Executive ProducerRichard Register  |  Michael Gans  |  Ken Hanes  |  Mary Hanes
ProducerMaria L. Melograne
Co-ProducerAmy Turner
Consulting ProducerKerry Lenhart  |  John J. Sakmar
Warning: Make It or Break It season 3 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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