June 28th, 2010 by thetvchick
The Rock girls are back, and better and more rebellious than ever! After their rogue meet with China in the season finale, the girls are dealing with the repercussions and waiting to be invited to a new qualifier for the World Championships. Payson is back in the gym but struggling to regain her skills. Emily is agonizing over her dwindling scholarship and her relationship with Damon. Lauren is still Lauren…the bitch of the beam and in love with Carter. Of course Kaylie is still kept in the dark about this and trying to figure out why Carter won’t return her call from the end of last season (the one where she professed her love for him).
But the real issue at hand when the season picks up is what did the meet against China do to their careers. The girls star in a photo shoot about “The Rock Rebels,” (see picture) and Sasha has to get them to focus on training. Sasha may be all calm and collected on the outside, but inside he’s scared for his team. Kim Keeler (Payson’s mom) is back co-running the gym with Summer, which I think is a nice touch to get her more involved with Payson’s gymnastics. Without spoiling any more, I have to say I really enjoyed the season premiere. The Rock Rebels is a good twist, and while the girls have certainly matured in their gymnastics and as people, there still is the underlying drama that makes for a very entertaining show.
Of course, the issue of trust is still a big factor. Should the girls trust their coach or the National Gymnastics Organization? In elite gymnastics, there is a ton of politics, questionable decisions and hierarchy. As much as I love the sport, it has its flaws (as any sport does). I’m happy to see Make It Or Break It take on a legitimate issue in the elite gymnastics community. It also seems as if Sasha may be taking on a bigger role this season, which I also enjoy. And Holly Sorensen, the creator, teased on twitter that there might be more boys this season. In the premiere, all of the girls are focused on dethroning Kaylie, so I imagine that might be a general theme. Payson wants to be at the World Championships, since she insists a gymnast has to be if they want to make the Olympic Team. Lauren just wants to be number 1 and beat Kaylie at something besides relationships. I think Kaylie really proved herself at the end of season 1, and I’m rooting for her this season as well. I hope to see more of the Summer/Sasha relationship as well as some more competition. I always love when the girls are in the gym. Whatever the case may be, I am very excited for the upcoming season.
Make It Or Break It has its second season premiere tonight at 10 pm on ABC Family. Be sure to tune in!