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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.

Director:

Daniel Palladino

Writers:

Amy Sherman-Palladino (created by), Lamar Damon (creator) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sutton Foster ... Michelle Simms
Kaitlyn Jenkins ... Boo Jordan
Julia Goldani Telles ... Sasha Torres (credit only)
Bailey De Young ... Ginny Thompson (as Bailey Buntain)
Emma Dumont ... Melanie Segal
Hunter Foster ... Scotty Simms
Nathan Parsons ... Godot
Kiersten Warren ... Claire Thompson
Taylor Nichols ... Doug Segal
Jeanine Mason ... Cozette
Niko Pepaj ... Frankie
Casey J. Adler ... Carl Cramer
Sydney Bennett Sydney Bennett ... Derby Doll
Kent Boyd ... Jordan
Simrin C. Player Simrin C. Player ... Louise (as Simrin Player)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 2013 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Hunter Foster who plays Scotty Simms, Michelle's (Sutton Foster) brother, is her real brother See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

References The Unfinished Dance (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

To-night You Belong to Me
(uncredited)
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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