Previously, on Make It or Break It: Payson’s back injury flares up again, but lucky for her, a handsome Rock gymnast comes along and deals her some bootlegged cortisone. Chloe calls an old boyfriend for help regarding her financial troubles. Damon peaces out to L.A., taking one of the few bright spots of this show with him. Lauren makes one final bid to break up Kaylie and Carter by arranging for Pa Cruz to “accidentally” find out about them at the Cruzes’ Nationals sendoff party. Lauren’s plan goes off without a hitch, but instead of riding off into the sunset with Carter, he declares that she disgusts him and storms off. Kaylie figures out that Lauren betrayed her and Carter. With no one else to turn to, Lauren turns to Summer.
Before we begin, an announcement: next week’s episode, the season finale, will be my last MIOBI recap. I know… but hey, all good (or so bad they’re good) things must come to an end. I’m running out of ways to make fun of this show, and it’s been eating my blog. I want to get back to the Unicorner’s roots, snarking nostalgic YA lit. I haven’t even gotten to the series that spawned this blog’s title yet! So next week, we bid adieu to playground prodigies, four inches of wood, and whore mothers, but never fear–I’m sure the writers will give them a good sendoff. As for me, I hope you guys had fun reading these! And hey, it might not be the end–I may be back to recap the occasional epic episode. 😉
In the meantime, however, we’re left with an episode that’s, well… a whole lot of nothing. Neither painfully awful nor awesomely epic, “Where’s Kaylie?” just sort of plods along to its expected cheesetastic conclusion. I’m calling off the drinking game because we’d all get wasted before we’re even ten minutes in. This is classic MIOBI–contrived situations, ridiculous plot twists, stilted dialogue, moments of such WTFery you truly wonder how anyone could write, let alone act, them with a straight face. We’ve seen everything on this episode before, which means I’ve mocked it before, which means it’s going to be hard for me to come up with new ways to make fun of it.
But I’ll try.