The pressure's on when Sasha invites Denver Elite, The Rock's biggest rival and Marty's new club, to compete in a pre-National. If The Rockwins, Sasha says, they'll be unstoppable at Nationals. If they lose... well, they can't lose.
Meanwhile, there's just as much drama going on off the mat.
Lauren tells Carter to break up with Kaylie or risk having her find out about their one-night stand. She also informs her dad that she feels he's abandoned her for Summer. Steven promises he won't marry Summer, but then, when Summer threatens to break up with him, he proposes.
Payson's suffering from an injury that could compromise her performance, so she asks for a cortisone shot. At first her mom objects, because Payson just had a shot two months earlier. But she relents when she realizes Payson's gymnastics career in on the line.
Sasha confronts Carter and warns him to break off his relationship with Kaylie -- or he'll see to it that Carter's gymnastics career is ruined.
Kaylie finds out about her mother's affair with Marty and confronts her, telling Ronnie she can't keep something like that from her dad. Ronnie just says it would be terrible if Kaylie's dad found out about her relationship with Carter. Ouch! Kaylie runs to Carter, and instead of breaking up with her, he gives her his mom's necklace and tells her that whatever happens between now and forever doesn't matter.
Emily and Damon are inching toward being more than just friends -- but neither one is brave enough to make the first move.
Tension couldn't be higher when the day of the meet finally arrives. Both teams are neck and neck going into the final event: the uneven bars. Lauren's up, and she messes up on a really simple move. Was it bad luck? Or the fact that Summer just told her she's going to marry her dad? Next is Emily, who goes against Sasha's orders to keep things simple. She tries a really difficult move and fails -- handing victory to Denver.
On the bright side, Payson wins the individual medal, knocking her archnemesis, Kelly Parker, out of the top spot.
After the meet, Lauren tells her dad that, without his support, she just might mess up at Nationals too.
As for Emily, Sasha tells her she's not going to Nationals after all. To make it a double whammy, Damon tells Emily he can't go out with her because of his loyalty to Razor, but he can't just be her friend either. So where does that leave them?
What's next The Rock girls? Is Emily shut out for good? Will Lauren force her dad to break up with Summer? Can Payson make it to Nationals without more cortisone? And is Kaylie headed for a broken heart - or a broken family?