May 8th, 2012 by thetvchick
We are only one episode away from the series finale of Make It Or Break It, and I have to say, I’m pretty sad about it. While Make It Or Break It can be a bit drama-filled and cheesy at times, I think this season has been excellent and I wish we could see The Rock girls (and the others we have come to know and love/hate this season) go to the Olympics. Unfortunately, we will have to settle for knowing who makes the team. At this point, I think the three Rock girls are shoo-ins. But will Wendy’s devious way and Lauren’s heart condition stand in the way? We won’t have to wait too long to see.
Last night’s episode focused on a few things — Lauren’s surgery, Jordan’s past and Wendy’s crazy. Lauren has experimental surgery to try and restore her heart beat to a normal rhythm. The doctor is hopeful that it worked but she needs strict monitoring, as there are still abnormal spikes in her heart rate. She convinces the doctor to monitor her while she’s on the beam and she’s able to do a little bit of training. It seems like the coach is behind her trying for the Olympic team. There’s also a blooming romance there with wrestler Jake who seems to be very interested. He also helps her overcome some mental boundaries she is facing after being out of the gym for so long.
And a blast from Jordan and Kaylie’s past returns…their old coach, Keegan. Jordan seems super standoffish and while I figured something was up here, it takes a pretty serious turn. Jordan was abused by her and Kaylie’s old coach and threatened. She was told her gymnastics career would be ruined if she said anything to anyone. So I mean the rational thing to do is bash his car windows and headlights in right? I feel for Jordan though and I hope she has the courage to come forward, with Kaylie’s support.
Meanwhile, while Kaylie is trying to be nice to Wendy and dealing with a break up and Jordan’s abuse, Wendy makes Kaylie a smoothie with pseudoephedrine in it (a substance banned by USA Gymnastics). I’m sure this will have consequences because Wendy wouldn’t just do something for no reason, but ugh, I want to see her put in her place once and for all. I’d honestly love to see her not make the Olympic team but I doubt that will happen.
I am interested to see if Jordan will finally do her signature move, whether Wendy will be caught in any of her sabotage attempts and obviously, whether Lauren is healthy enough to compete. I also am very curious how the Olympic Trials will be staged. The show has done a great job in the past with big competitions and this is probably the biggest one of them all. Make It Or Break It was the first show I reviewed on this site and the first set of interviews I did, so it holds a pretty special place in my heart. And readers of this site will know that gymnastics is my other passion in life so it has been great seeing a show about elite gymnastics on TV. It will be missed! I can’t wait to see how it’s all wrapped up.
Make It Or Break It airs Monday nights at 9 PM on ABC Family.Tweet