The BEST Episodes of Make it or Break it

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 23, 2019

Network: ABC Family

Set in the realm of competitive gymnastics, this ABC Family drama project follows a group of teen Olympic hopefuls in training for the big event. The story goes around these girls hoping to become the next gold medal Olympic's gymnast, but until then, all of them have to handle with families issues, dating boys rules. unknown feellings, friendship problems and most of all, the day and day difficullties of the hard training of any gymnast.

All That Glitters

#1 - All That Glitters

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 24, 2009

The National Gymnastics Championship in Boston has arrived and now everything the girls of the Rock have been working for is at stake. Can Emily pull it together on the biggest stage of her life? Can Lauren put aside her anger towards...everyone and pull off a gold medal winning meet. Can Payson get past the back pain and finally beat Kelly Parker on the National stage? Find out in the Mid-Season finale.

star 9.18
123 votes
Time Is Of the Essence

#2 - Time Is Of the Essence

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 9, 2012

With only six weeks to go until the Olympics, Coach MacIntire is starting to feel the pressure as it appears his coaching style is not yielding the results everyone was expecting.

star 8.72
178 votes
Growing Pains

#3 - Growing Pains

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 16, 2012

The girls are visited by their families, and Payson's dad gives her some bad news while Kaylie tries to curb her parents' feuding by making Austin tag along to a family dinner. Elsewhere, Lauren is advised to consult a doctor about her condition.

star 8.69
154 votes
Listen to the Universe

#4 - Listen to the Universe

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 30, 2012

Lauren is heart-broken to discover that her heart condition will require surgery and wonders how this will affect her chances of making the Olympic team.

star 8.31
185 votes
Where's Kaylie

#5 - Where's Kaylie

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 17, 2009

When Carter comes clean about his infidelity Kaylie takes off the night before leaving for Nationals, and the girls must track her down before it's too late.

star 8.25
122 votes
Life Of Death

#6 - Life Of Death

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 18, 2011

The Rock girls prepare for a meet with the Pinewood Club, the worst-ranked gym club in the country. The girls worry that the Pinewood Club won't give them enough of a competition to prepare them for an up-coming international meet in Hungary. Meanwhile, Damon and Kaylie become closer as he starts recording his album at the recording studio in Kaylie's house.

star 8.22
175 votes
Battle of the Flexes

#7 - Battle of the Flexes

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 13, 2010

When the men's Olympic champion, Austin Tucker, begins temporarily training at The Rock, egos clash when he tries to move the girls' equipment. To settle the matter between the male and female athletes, Sasha decides the two must compete for gym space, but there's a catch – the girls must perform on the men's apparatuses and vice versa. With Payson unsure about her future in the gymnastics world, Kaylie, Emily and Lauren are forced to face the men on their own. Will they be able to beat the boys and have the gym they made famous remain theirs? And will Payson choose to fight for her dream, or forever leave the sport that destroyed her?

star 8.22
263 votes
It Takes Two

#8 - It Takes Two

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 2, 2012

Coach MacIntire introduces a new training technique that pairs up each of the girls with a permanent training partner.

star 8.22
210 votes
I Won't Dance, Don't Ask Me

#9 - I Won't Dance, Don't Ask Me

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 27, 2010

With World tryouts in the near future, Sasha pushes the girls to better their already difficult floor routines. During what should be a time to focus, Lauren instead finds herself looking to Carter to say the "L" word, while at the same time trying to one-up Emily. Lauren is not the only one facing challenges: Kaylie faces struggles on and off the mat, while Payson wonders if she can ever be the graceful flower Sasha envisions her being.

star 8.21
227 votes
Directors: David Paymer
Writers: Richard Register, Michael Gans
California Girls

#10 - California Girls

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 18, 2010

Kaylie and Nicky pose for a spread in the Seventeen magazine. They're billed as the golden couple, but there's definitely tension on set.

star 8.18
117 votes
All or Nothing

#11 - All or Nothing

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 5, 2010

After being allowed back on the U.S. National Team, the girls head to France where everything is left on the mat in order to get one step closer to achieving their dream. With cockiness, jealousy, sabotage and self-doubt at an all-time high, as well as Ellen Beals constantly looming over the girls, the pressure is almost too much to bear. For Kaylie and Lauren, the bickering continues, while Emily pines for Damon and Payson puts her Olympic future on the line. Will Emily be able to have it all – gymnastics and the boy she loves? And will Payson be able to defy the odds and qualify for the National Team?

star 8.14
235 votes
And the Rocky Goes To...

#12 - And the Rocky Goes To...

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 20, 2010

The Rock gears up for the annual awards banquet dinner, The Rocky Awards, and Lauren is determined to win the Miss Congeniality award the best way she knows how – with bribery and cheating. But even after all the free smoothies, barrettes and massages, will Lauren get her way or will she be usurped by a silent but strong contender – Emily?

star 8.09
285 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Holly Sorenson
What Lies Beneath

#13 - What Lies Beneath

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired May 23, 2011

Shelia continues her quest to ruin Kaylie, which now involves taking away Kaylie's new endorsement deal with Healthy Bar. However, after hearing Kaylie give an interview about how Kelly should be the team captain because of her experience and accomplishments, Kelly starts to feel differently about their rivalry. At the same time, Kim and Summer start to put the pieces together about the true origins of the Payson/Sasha kiss video.

star 8.08
148 votes
Worlds Apart

#14 - Worlds Apart

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired May 23, 2011

star 8.08
117 votes
We Are Family?

#15 - We Are Family?

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 8, 2010

In the season finale, everything is put on the line as the girls go up against the Chinese team to prove once and for all that they're the best.

star 8.05
175 votes
Smells Like a Winner

#16 - Smells Like a Winner

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 26, 2012

The Rock girls meet their new coach for the national team.

star 8.05
182 votes
United Stakes

#17 - United Stakes

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired May 14, 2012

In the series finale, Payson boldly changes her floor routine, jeopardizing her spot on the team. Meanwhile, Kaylie's shocked by her drug-screening results; Lauren weighs her recovery against her Olympic dreams; and Jordan won't accept help from Kaylie.

star 8.05
240 votes
Save the Last Dance

#18 - Save the Last Dance

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 8, 2010

The girls all attend the prom at Payson's school, and Emily unexpectedly sees Damon there. Meanwhile, Lauren discovers that her dad is dating Chloe; Carter tries to reconnect with Kaylie; and a doctor suggests an experimental procedure for Payson's back.

star 8.03
118 votes
Party Gone Out of Bounds

#19 - Party Gone Out of Bounds

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 3, 2010

Austin throws a party at his lake house and invites the girls, but Kaylie doesn't want them go because she wants them to focus on their training. Sasha and Summer go on their first date while trying to keep their relationship under wraps.

star 8.02
251 votes
Writers: Joanna Johnson
Rock Bottom

#20 - Rock Bottom

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 17, 2010

An ultimatum backfires on Chloe, and Emily struggles to help out her brother, Brian. After a rough National Team practice, the girls must deal with the outcome. Thrown by the truth behind Emily's scholarship, both the Tanners and the Kmetkos must deal with the outcome of two very angry girls and two adults who are no longer sure they can trust each other. And when information surfaces about Lauren's relationship with Carter, could that secret be the nail in the coffin for Chloe and Steve? And with the true identity of the Kipman Group out there, will Emily be willing to swallow her pride and accept the money to keep her dream alive?

star 7.99
177 votes
The New Normal

#21 - The New Normal

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 28, 2011

Kaylie is put in rehab for her eating disorder and makes a new friend, Maeve, a model who has been in and out of rehab before. Sasha decides to leave The Rock and move back to Romania. Emily is told that under her probation that she is under house arrest and must wear an ankle monitor.

star 7.96
147 votes
The Great Wall

#22 - The Great Wall

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 22, 2010

The girls raise the bar with their training in preparation for a competition against the Chinese team, but troubles at home and confidence issues plague them. Meanwhile, the moms hold a fund-raiser to cover the Chinese team's travel expenses.

star 7.95
173 votes
Follow The Leader

#23 - Follow The Leader

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 11, 2010

The girls devise a plan to get Marty fired; Sasha attempts to find a place for Payson at the gym.

star 7.92
71 votes
Between a Rock and a Hard Place

#24 - Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 27, 2009

Taking a gamble that the girls are ready and can use the motivation for Nationals, Sasha invites Marty and the Denver team to The Rock for an invitational meet. Payson is determined to show that she is the best, but when an old injury flares up, it might have devastating results. Emily is also resolved to show what she can do, but Sasha has other, less advanced plans for her. But with reigning Nationals champion Kelly Parker (guest star Nicole Anderson, “JONAS”) in tow, are the girls really ready for the Denver gym and this challenge? Meanwhile, Carter has to rethink his relationship with Kaylie when Sasha and Lauren give him an ultimatum.

star 7.90
124 votes
Writers:
The Buddy System

#25 - The Buddy System

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 11, 2011

After being made co-captains, Lauren and Payson are at each other's throats. Steve finds the altered video of Payson and Sasha's kiss and confronts Lauren about it. Emily finally discovers that Chloe's new job is at a strip club.

star 7.89
177 votes