By Debra Schreiber/Pittsburgh
We’ve seen the tears, the falls, the relationships, the rejections and the meltdowns. It’s all come down to this – the season finale of “Breaking Pointe.”
This is the week before closing night and the end of the season. Adam is already looking to next year next week in New York, where he will search for new talent to bring to Ballet West.
The dancers are focusing on themselves and their upcoming performances. There is a review of their show from opening night in the paper.
Christiana’s solo is described as “spell-binding” and the company gets a good review. Allison revealed she doesn’t usually read them. Beckanne said dancers get upset if they’re not mentioned in the papers.
Beckanne knows she has limited time with Katie, who will be going to Ohio. Beckanne wants to throw a party.
“No crying,” Katie said. “The hard goodbyes, they’re coming.”
It was time for Katie to clean out her locker. She said she feels as though, over the past three years, she has failed by not getting Adam to see her.
Rex was still down about his fall in “Petite Mort.” He blames his lack of focus on his tenuous relationship of Allison, who wasn’t there for him after the show even though he is always there for her. The guys said they think it’s time to move on. Rex is determined to be flawless for closing night.
The dancers are in and out of the studio and the recital hall. It’s intense. Beckanne is still stepping in for another dancer – she’s danced in every show. Katie comes to watch her perform on closing night.
Christiana’s partner is sick.
“I always want to perform,” she said. “I’ve worked really hard and I don’t want to completely lose out on closing night.” Adam decided to have her dance on closing night with a new partner.
“Here I go, just trying to perform the best I can,” Christiana said. She is worried about the younger generation “nipping” at her heels.
“I’m so excited, I can’t wait to hit it one more time, and I’m said that it’s going away,” Ronnie said. “You’re giving it everything you’ve got…I want it every day.”
And just like that, it was over.
“We made it, and I was so proud of everyone…our performances, they were wonderful,” Christiana said.
“I was really happy with how the whole run of this show turned out. I’m going to miss it know that it’s over,” Adam said.
“We get to let our hair down and celebrate,” another dancer added.
Ballet West went to hit the town. Allison left. Rex chased.
He decided it was time for a chat in the morning. Allison said she will not change, that she cannot be the person he wants her to be.
“I came to tell you that I don’t want to hang out with you,” Rex said. It looks like AlliRex is over…or is it? The ending shot was her going to visit him.
And so is Katie’s time.
Her friends threw her an excellent going away party, complete with an incredibly sexual toast from Ronnie.
The next day Ronald took her to the airport.
“I’m not good at saying goodbye,” Katie said. “I kind of feel like I wasn’t good enough and that’s why we have to separate,” said Katie.
“Katie’s my first true love. It’s a rough situation,” Ronald said. “She truly deserves the best things.”
Were you crying during Ronald’s speech? We know we were.