Max Adler, Vanessa Marano
Changes are ahead for Switched at Birth's Bay, who this season will deal with new schoolmates, a new art class, a new attitude and an unexpected ally.
Marching to the beat of her own drum since Season 1, Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano) finally found her place after getting to know her birth parents Regina (Constance Marie) and Angelo (Gilles Marini), building a solid friendship with Daphne (Katie LeClerc) and leaving her privileged private school for Carlton School for the Deaf, which she fought to keep open. But when the third season premieres (Monday at 8/7c, ABC Family), Bay will feel somewhat lost again as she recovers from believing she was cheated on (a lie Blair Redford's Ty told her so she'd get over him while deployed in Afghanistan) and starts her senior year alongside some of Kansas City's toughest inner city kids.
What if Regina had told the Kennishes that their daughters were switched the moment she found out? That's the question explored on Monday's Switched at Birth fantasy episode, airing 8/7 on ABC Family.
In the final minute of last week's episode, Regina (Constance Marie) and John (D.W. Moffett) were embroiled in an intense argument when John collapsed and suffered a heart attack. Monday's hour will play out as John's fantasy — or rather nightmare — of how everyone would've turned out if Daphne and Bay's switch had been revealed when the girls were just 3-years-old. Ironically, it seems, life could've been much worse if the secret was out.
For Switched at Birth's Regina Vasquez, readjusting to life after rehab will prove to be more than difficult.
"When Regina comes back, there's an adjustment period," Katie LeClerc tells TVGuide.com. "We're used to not being a cohesive family, but it's especially hard on [everyone]."
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Vanessa Marano and Katie Leclerc
Switched at Birth's Daphne and Bay have had to learn to grow together, but in the final part of Season 1, they'll be breaking away.
"This cycle we really push each of the girls," executive producer Lizzy Weiss tells TVguide.com. "There's a big arc... for each of them about growing up, breaking away and pushing boundaries."
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Switched at Birth star Vanessa Marano admits that she initially had doubts that the producers would be able to find the right actress to play the show's deaf leading lady, Daphne.
"When I read this script, I was literally like they're never going to find this girl," Marano told reporters at ABC Family's winter TV preview Monday. "I'm so thankful that someone like Katie [Leclerc] did get cast — someone who has been doing this for so long."
On the drama Marano and Leclerc play teenagers who discover they were literally switched at birth in the hospital 16 years ago. The series largely focuses on how...
Sean Berdy, Vanessa Marano
Switched at Birth creator and executive producer Lizzy Weiss calls Bay and Emmett the modern day Romeo and Juliet.
When the ABC Family series left off, switched-at-birth teens Bay (Vanessa Marano) and Daphne (Katie LeClerc) were in conflict after Emmett (Sean Berdy) chose to be with Bay over his best friend. But the new relationship has a lot more to overcome than feuding friends. Emmett as well as Daphne are both hearing impaired.
Sean Berdy, Vanessa Marano
Switched at Birth's Bay (Vanessa Marano) and Daphne (Katie Leclerc) have a lot on their plate. After learning they were swapped as newborns and that Daphne's mom, Regina (Constance Marie), has known for quite some time, Bay's MIA biological father (guest star Gilles Marini) returns in Monday's finale.
Exclusive: Gilles Marini joins Switched at Birth as Bay's biological father
Gilles Marini has been cast on Switched at Birth, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. He'll join the ABC Family series as Bay's birth father, Angelo.
Switched at Birth follows Bay (Vanessa Marano) and Daphne (Katie Leclerc), teenagers from different walks of life who have learned they're living with the wrong family. Bay, who comes from a privileged background, is really the daughter of single mother Regina (Constance Marie) while Daphne, who is hearing-impaired, is actually the child of Kathryn (Lea Thompson) and John (D.W. Moffett).
Constance Marie and Katie LeClerc
Switched at Birth star Katie Leclerc has learned this from playing a deaf character: The hearing impaired shouldn't be treated any differently than anyone else.
"The great thing about Daphne is she is a normal high school girl who happens to be deaf," Leclerc tells TVGuide.com.
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