Savannah leaves to take care of her sister though her sister does not welcome her pleasantly and her mother ignores her presence.
Marti decides no to tell Wanda about her competition being postponed so she wouldn't assist.
All the while, Marti also has to deal with her financially unstable and sometimes irresponsible mother, Wanda Perkins, whom she often has to bail out of difficult situations, and her best friend Dan Patch. I think there's a lot of struggle for all of our characters, especially our lead and her journey and her finding her identity and what she's going to do with her life.
"Through that book we were able to understand that there was a whole world here that hadn't been tapped into and Kevin Murphy was able to go in and bring it to life and create this universe for these characters. I just found that interesting." and directed by Allan Arkush.
During the 2010 Television Critics Association press tour held in Los Angeles on July 29, 2010, lead actresses Michalka and Tisdale were asked about the idea of singing on the show.
They stated that they plan to keep their music careers separate from the series, although Michalka advised that she would sing in the fourth episode.
The series also earned a nomination in the 2011 People's Choice Awards.
Savannah must choose to stay and compete with the Hellcats or join her sister Charlotte who fell and injured herself when she was competing for the Hellcats' rival Memphis Christian College squad.
The Hellcats arrange to switch places with another team, so they can postpone the competition and Savannah may be with her sister.
Savannah's mom invites her to a praying circle for Charlotte's health but it's the same time of the competition.
Savannah confides in Marti about her uptight Christian parents disowning her because of her choice in transferring from Memphis Christian to the secular Lancer University; Marti confides in Savannah that in the past her mother's presence also tenses her up and makes her lose her concentration (the reason she failed in a past gymnastics competition).