Bunheads (2012–2013)
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The Astronaut and the Ballerina 

Michelle apologizes to Godot and they go to her home, only to find Michelle's brother is there. Scotty is visiting after another failed marriage. Melanie attends roller derby practice and has no time for dancing. Ginny feels left out.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sasha Torres (credit only)
Ginny Thompson (as Bailey Buntain)
Claire Thompson
Doug Segal
Sydney Bennett ...
Derby Doll
Simrin C. Player ...
Louise (as Simrin Player)


When Michelle's brother Scotty shows up unexpectedly, Michelle is both excited & caught off guard. After yet another failed marriage, Scotty decides to stay with Michelle & watch her teach, upsetting Michelle. Boo & Carl get into a fight right before class & Boo has a hard time focusing with everything going on. She loses it & goes off on the choreographer. Melanie joins roller derby leaving no time for ballet or anything else. Ginny feels alone as she deals with her fathers upcoming wedding & her mother losing her sanity. Written by Carrie DeCosta

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Comedy | Drama






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28 January 2013 (USA)  »

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Ginny Thompson: Where are we? What is this?
Melanie Segal: It's roller derby.
Ginny Thompson: Roller derby? You're in roller derby.
Melanie Segal: I'm Cleo-Smacktra.
Ginny Thompson: How did this enter your world?
Melanie Segal: That night at the Oyster Bar when I pulled the chair out from underneath Godot.
Ginny Thompson: Godot got you into this?
Melanie Segal: Not Godot. She gave me a flier.
Ginny Thompson: She?
[Melanie's eyes look toward Cozette; Ginny looks up at Cozette]
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References Sex and the City (1998) See more »


To-night You Belong to Me
Music by Lee David
Lyrics by Billy Rose
Sung by Sutton Foster and Hunter Foster
Performed as Michelle plays her ukulele on her porch
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Bunheads The Astronaut and the Ballerina
2 February 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Jordan is teaching the ballet class and seems quite harsh no matter how young they meet be just to get them to do the dance right. Michelle try's to talk to him but still he does not change his attitude. Melanie is not at dancing as she try's out the rough life of roller derby. Melanie and Ginny along with their parents have a bite to eat and Ginny seems stressed trying to juggle a wedding and her crazy mother. Michelle goes to the bar to have a drink with Godot and when the two walk home waiting for Michelle is her brother Scott (Hunter Foster) after another failed marriage making it four now. At class the next day Boo arrives with the kids which makes class start quite late. Carl must then collect the kids. Scotty comes in to watch his sister teaching a class telling some stories about her to the students. Jordan takes the class once again being his cruel self again and this time Boo speaks to him. Melanie is having fun at roller derby thanks to Cozette but this time Ginny arrives stressed about not talking to her in such a long time. Ginny is covered in punch after her mother throwing in on her at a wedding photo shoot. Ginny then learns of Cozette's involvement wanting Cozette to stay away from the group. Michelle finally lets go on Scotty and the have a long fight about the past. The fights gets very serious and Michelle seems to complain the most about him. The episode ends with the two singing a song while she plays her long lost ukulele. Seeing the two foster siblings on screen together was so much fun especially to all those who see they really are related. There plot made the whole episode better even with the Boo plot once again not interesting.

EPISODE GRADE: B (MVP: Sutton Foster)

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