The Chinese team arrives... but where's Kaylie?
She decides not to compete at Lauren's house. Her teammates are heartbroken. The Chinese coach is angry. And the National Committee is relieved. But then, just as the meet is about to begin, Kaylie shows up and acts like a true leader. She gives her team a pep talk and confesses to being afraid of failing.
She's not the only one.
It's a real nail-biter of a competition as The Rock gymnasts face the amazing phenom Genjo Cho and the rest of the Chinese team. Amazingly, The Rock wins five medals! Emily takes the bronze in the vault and the silver in the bars. Kaylie takes the silver in the floor exercises and the gold on the beam - edging out Lauren, who wins the bronze. But maybe the most amazing thing of all is that, when Lauren injures herself, Payson steps in. She faces her fear of the bars and nails a great routine!
The Rock gymnasts solidly prove they're the team to beat. But back at home, things are far from settled.
Emily hears Damon singing on the radio and rushes to see him before he leaves on a six-month European tour. She's too late... and is left to wonder if he's gone for good.
Kaylie realizes she loves Carter and wants to give him another chance. She leaves him a message, telling him to come to her room later that night. As she waits, Carter rushes across town to be with... Lauren. When he finds her in the garage apartment at her house, he takes her in his arms and kisses her.
Is this the beginning of a love affair? Or the end of a friendship? Or both?