Make It or Break It

Season 1 Episode 14

Are We Having Fun Yet?

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 25, 2010 on ABC Family
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Payson's life is about to get a bit harder when she has to become a regular high school student after being home schooled all her life. With the chaos at school, Payson feels more like a loser than ever and she becomes the new target for the school queen bee. Things get even worse when Kaylie, Emily and Lauren show up to see her. But when she meets a fellow loner Ike, things start getting better. Is Payson going to survive High School?

Meanwhile, Sasha tries to make the annual Open House a fun activity. When he pairs Kaylie and Nicky for a special performance, the fun is over for the two of them.moreless

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  • Payson has 'fun' in high school, Emily can't stop reading about herself on blogs, and Kaylie and Nicky get heated on the mats

    So I was expecting the episode to be a little bit more exciting but it was good for the most part. I'll be honest, I am always hopeful to see at least one of Emily's suitors/Damon the boyfriend but of course this episode wasn't about love (next one is though!).

    You can definitely see the set up for some Kaylicky (awful, awful combo name) especially with them making up near the end with Nicky acknowledging Kaylie's strengths and admitting that he was a bit of a jerk... guess Payson's out of the picture for this bull. And of course poor Carter gets drunk after seeing the Kaylicky duet and finds a sleeping Lauren in the attic/random room in the house... but Carter remains deeply in love with Kaylie and only takes Lauren's manipulative words at face value (gotta love the girl for keeping at it!)

    Emily becomes distracted over negative comments on blogs, and eventually tells her story at the open house to inspire other underprivileged children… hopefully that'll be enough of a confidence booster for a while! I really want to see Emily triumph at the next competition and just be confident that she's an amazing gymnast. Seeing Payson in high school was interesting, but the supposed loner Ike doesn't seem like much of a loner since everyone knows him and he seems pretty popular… but just my personal take on that. I don't really want Payson to go and just be a normal high school girl cuz clearly she's not! I was really hoping that she'd go and coach the girls but I guess it's still too hard though seriously I do not want her to turn to drinking and drugs. I definitely feel like she's become really closed off with the other girls, and with the new Kaylicky development I don't see things going in a positive direction for Payson… She was pretty dry with Emily too, with the whole "No offense Emily, but you don't" line. Guess at the end of the day Emily's still a bit of a loner with the group

    Overall good episode, looking forward to the next episode! Fake holidays are always fun!moreless
Lei'lah Star

Lei'lah Star

Gym Kid

Guest Star

Jeff Francisco

Jeff Francisco

Guy Friend #2

Guest Star

Christopher Naomi Lee

Christopher Naomi Lee

Guy Friend #3

Guest Star

Neil Jackson

Neil Jackson

Sasha Belov

Recurring Role

Wyatt Smith

Wyatt Smith

Brian Kmetko

Recurring Role

Cody Longo

Cody Longo

Nicky Russo

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (14)

    • (Emily's reading a message board that is very critical of her gymnastics)
      Emily: If I'm going to be a pro athlete I can't let this stuff get to me. I'm just not going to give it a second thought.

    • Nicky: I'm training, you're texting--unless speed-tweeting adds a new level of difficulty.
      Kaylie: I was in a meeting with our agent.
      Nicky: Right...imagine if you focused as much on improving yourself as you do selling yourself.

    • Emily: Today's her first day.
      Kaylie: Yeah, I wonder how it's going...
      Lauren: Well, let's see: she's been home-schooled since sixth grade, she has no friends, she's starting mid-year, and she's wearing a back do you think it's going?

    • Kim: Sometimes I think we let them get so medal-driven that they forget why they love gymnastics in the first place. Payson never forgot that. She always loved sharing her love of the sport.

    • Morgan: Look, ladies, I just got tumbling advice from a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. What's next? A zombie's gonna tutor me in speech class?

    • Payson: What are you doing in the girl's PE class?
      Ike: Cutting the boy's PE class. I'm not really a fan of dodgeball...or anything that involves hitting or throwing or catching a ball. I mean, what are we? Golden Retrievers?
      Mrs. Cirelli: Mr. Benziger, you do not belong here.
      Ike: Truer words were never spoken. (to Payson) You don't look like you belong here, either.

    • Sasha: Emily, if you think you need to prove them wrong, then it means you currently think they're right.

    • Emily: I was the new girl at three different schools before I was the new girl at The Rock. If it's any consolation, I know exactly what you're going through.
      Payson: No offense, Emily, you don't. Being the new girl might suck, but at least you still have gymnastics. I don't have anything.

    • Chloe: Remember when I cocktailed in Vegas? I still have my eye patch and thigh-highs!
      Emily: ...and I wonder why they call me "unrefined"...

    • Nicky: Why don't you just do your thing, and I'll do mine?
      Kaylie: Yeah, that's what I call a "duet"...

    • (after Morgan's relentless bullying)
      Payson: What did I do to deserve this?
      Ike: Again, you're reading my mind! Yes, what did we do to deserve this..?

    • Payson: All I want is to be invisible.

    • Kaylie: I beat all the other best gymnasts in the country--why doesn't anyone think I would have beat Payson, too?!

    • Sasha: Find another dream.
      Payson: I'm done dreaming.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Air Dates
      Australia: Monday 3 May 2010, 8.30pm on Fox8

    • Gymnastics Terms:
      Layout Step-out - A layout (body completely straight) with the legs apart in a near-split.
      Rudi - A front layout with a one-and-a-half twist.

    • Featured Music:
      -Max Morgan - "Suffer" (Acoustic) (Payson tries on hoodie to hide her brace; Carter thanks Lauren for believing in him. Lauren curls up in Carter's t-shirt)
      -K Militant - "Pump Your Fist" (Lauren tells Carter to turn the music down)
      -Miss Tk - "Future Power" (Kaylie bumps into Nicky)
      -Max Morgan - "Suffer Instrumental" (Electric) (Ike rescues Payson from Pity Pictures)
      -Jordan McCoy - "Rockstar" (Lauren & Emily do their routines)
      -Hannah Georgas - "Shine" (girl asks Emily for her autograph; plays through the end of the episode)


    • Sasha: Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

      Ferris Bueller is the name of the main character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, a coming of age comedy made in the '80s by John Hughes starring Matthew Broderick. The scene with Sasha is an allusion to the scene with Ben Stein in history class where he is calling attendance and Bueller isn't there, so he keeps repeating his name.