Dr. Walker places a wireless receiver on Lauren and tells her that after 5 consecutive spikes he has to stop her because they will be entering risky territory. Steve expresses his concern and wants her to stop but she tells him that whether she is on the beam or not, she’ll be at risk of blacking out. He allows her to continue but expresses his discomfort. Since Dr. Walker can’t be around forever Annie offers to monitor Lauren as she has experience with this type of device. Coach gives the go ahead and Lauren starts her routine but is stopped after 4 strikes which is right before her dismount.
Poor Queen of the Beam
Lauren and Payson are sitting on the couch and Lauren starts to cry because she felt afraid for the first time in her life while she was performing on the beam. She says that if she can’t train then how is she expected to make it on the team. Payson reassures her and tells her she needs to train mentally because that is how Payson did it when she injured her back. She tells her to go over her routine in her head over and over again perfecting it each time because when she is able to physically do it, her body will remember it. Lauren asks if it worked and Payson tells her she’s here isn’t she. Wendy breaks up their conversation to tell them that Coach Keegan called her the Princess of the Beam and then walks away. Lauren says that the Queen has been overthrown and cries on Payson’s shoulder. Wendy is such a bitch…I love it.
He’s like a Bond villain.
Jordan is sitting in a darkened office with some sort of ice pack thingy on her shoulder. Coach Keegan walks in and offers his assistance but she doesn’t want him to touch her as she is icing down. He tells her that he understands what is going on and how jealous she is because he is working with the other girls. He tells her that she is special and he has not given up on her. Keegan says that although they had a special bond he can’t be her private coach anymore and that she has to move on but that he has never stopped believing in her. Holy Shit, I think he really did touch her! He leaves and Jordan throws over the table she was sitting on and cries.
Take that massage table! That will teach you to be comfortable!
Lauren and Jake are sitting in the empty gym on the floor while he tries to teach her how to meditate and embrace the power of her mind. Lauren thinks it’s stupid but she makes an effort to try. Jake tells her to visualize what makes her unique and starts going through her entire routine starting with a killer mount, flashy aerial, hot salsa moves, pivot turns, leap series and finishing with a double full dismount. Lauren is able to visualize it all but has trouble with the dismount. Jake tells her to push past it and find the courage within and she is finally able to see it in her head. Lauren gets excited but asks Jake how he knew her entire routine and he tells her that when you like something you find out everything about it that you can. Payson interrupts and he walks off while Lauren tells her that she took her advice and visualized her routine. Payson has come to ask for help with her salsa routine since Lauren is known for being a little spicy.
So did he touch her too?
Jordan is sitting in the living room knitting and Kaylie comes in and asks if she wants some tea. Kaylie then prods a little more knowing something is wrong with Jordan. Wendy interrupts them by walking in and saying that she hopes they weren’t waiting up for her because she was practicing with Keegan. Jordan asks what they were doing so late and she says they were watching videos and training and that he thinks she is the next Shawn Johnson. This kind of makes me wonder if Jordan was molested does that mean that Wendy is now getting the bad touch or is she a willing participant considering how far she has already gone in order to get on the team. I kind of don’t put it past her but anyway Jordan gets up and rushes out of the room with Kaylie in tow.
Angry black girl standoff…look at Kaylie laughing.