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.
The Rock girls are preparing to leave for Calais, France and Chloe points out to Emily that she can't believe Emily is not going to make an effort to see Damon who is touring only an hour away in Paris. Emily explains she can't risk losing her scholarship. Lauren tries to apologize to Kaylie for the way she revealed her relationship with Carter, but Kaylie is determined not to let Lauren get under her skin. Upon arriving at the hotel, Kaylie notices Austin Tucker (Zane Holtz), the bad boy Gold Olympic male gymnast, flocked by a bunch of girls. Austin mistakes Kaylie for a fan and blows her off.
The girls are back from competing in France and Payson is not up to going to the Rock since her petition to be back on the National Team was denied. Sasha informs Payson that she has to reinvent herself as an artistic gymnast, but Payson is having little faith in her ability to do so.
Chloe surprises Emily with a sleek custom white leotard with metallic silver and rhinestones she purchased with the first check from the private endowment group sponsoring Emily. Emily has never had anything so nice and is in tears.
Sasha announces to the girls that the National Committee is two months away from picking the team that goes to worlds and that Kaylie, Lauren, and Emily’s floor routines must be flawless. He informs Payson that he is going to continue to work with her as well and she needs to refocus her floor routine with a lyrical opening. She has to tell the world that she is an entirely different gymnast, one that is beautiful, graceful, and artistic.
Lauren catches Chloe leaving the Tanner house after spending the night with Steve. Lauren tells Summer that Chloe is setting the wrong example for her by displaying that premarital sex is okay.
Sasha and Summer prepare the Rock to host the National Teams last practice before the team is narrowed down by the committee for Worlds.
Lauren is angry with Steve for funding Emily’s scholarship.
Razor and Chloe pick Emily up from jail after she is detained for stealing seizure medication from the pharmacy for Brian.
Ellen Beals calls a meeting to discuss Sasha‘s fate now that the kiss with Payson has been revealed. The NGO decides to suspend Sasha until further notice. With World Team trials days away, the girls freak out, but Beals informs the group that she will be taking Sasha‘s place as their coach.
Emily, Lauren, and Payson, are all preparing to go to a gymnastics exhibition in Denver while Kaylie is living in a eating disorder rehab away from her teammates and family.
Kaylie is frustrated with her stay in Rehab, and wants more than ever to get back to training at The Rock. Maeve begins to coach Kaylie on what to say to get out of rehab quicker.
Payson and Lauren continue to be snippy with each other, much of its due to their co-captain status and the playful attention Max can be seen giving Payson.
Damon is having a writing and singing block in the studio at Kaylie‘s house. Kaylie secretly dealing with the loss of Maeve finds herself singing with Damon.
After the Rock‘s embarrassing lost to Pinewood, the lowest ranked team in the country, Payson, Emily, and Lauren are headed to compete in Hungary with a more stern Darby as their coach
Emily visits the doctor with Chloe and finds out that she‘s six weeks pregnant.
Payson convinces Kaylie to fight for her spot on the team and prove Sasha wrong. Austin, Max, Payson and Kaylie, all sneak into the gym.
While taking a jog, Max and Payson discover an abandoned puppy which they decide to hide until they find a new home for her.
Sheila, Kelly Parker's mother continues to have an overbearing presence at The Rock including blaming her daughter for allowing Kaylie to land the Healthy Bar endorsement deal. Sheila tells Kelly that she must expose Kaylie's eating disorder now that Kaylie has made the World Team.
Kaylie, Lauren, Payson, and Kelly Parker, arrive to compete at Worlds in Rio. The girls are feeling the pressure and it's showing in their performance. They continue to harbor personal grudges with each other that also affects their performance. Sasha encourages the girls to get over their troubles in order to beat Genji Cho and Ivanka.