After defying the National Committee by inviting and beating the Chinese gymnastic team at a club meet, our girls have been labeled the "Rock Rebels." The girls participate in a photo shoot for a magazine cover that embodies a new rock and roll look for Emily, Kaylie, and Lauren. Ellen Beals, head of the NC appears at the photo shoot to inform the girls that they have been suspended from the National Team until further notice and will not be going to the French Invitational. Sasha tries to assure the girls that Ellen is bluffing, but with France being such an important meet in order to go to Worlds, the girls decide to go behind Sasha's back and seek forgiveness from Beals.
Payson is still working on her comeback and is determined m ore than ever she will be ready to go to Worlds. Payson tells Sasha she is going to petition the National Committee, but Sasha doesn't think she is ready yet because her body has grown during recovery. Payson ignores Sasha's concern.
Meanwhile, Kaylie visits Carter to ask for another chance at their relationship, but Carter tells her he thinks they are best as friends. And Chloe continues to date Steve, but Emily makes her promise she will not accept money from him. But little do they know, Steve makes a deal with Ellen that if he helps her get rid of Sasha, she will help him gain control of the Rock, guarantees a spot for Lauren on the National Team, as well as make a private scholarship fund for Emily.
After hearing the girls apologize and plead their allegiance to the NC, Ellen inform s the girls their suspension has been lifted and Kaylie will be going to France ranked number one, Emily as third, and Lauren as an alternate. Upset that Kaylie always gets her way, Lauren blurts out to Kaylie that she did not get her way with Carter, and that Carter chose Lauren as his girlfriend.