Before Switched at Birth returns this summer, catch up on the season with our exclusive refresher.
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When the series picks back up, Bay (Vanessa Marano) faces the consequences of her hookup with Emmett (Sean Berdy). Will she break up with Tank and officially rekindle things with her ex? Daphne will also (Katie LeClerc) set out to find the person who vandalized her mom's design studio, which could put the whole family at risk.
RJ Mitte, Katie Leclerc
Switched at Birth's Daphne is caught in a love triangle.
Despite how often Daphne (Katie LeClerc) is surrounded by boy drama, it seems that she may have found herself two pretty great guys. In last week's episode, Daphne's colleague at the clinic, Campbell (RJ Mitte), expressed his feelings for her and later broke up with his girlfriend. Meanwhile, Daphne and her boss Jorge (David Castaneda) shared a passionate kiss at the end of the episode, leaving her conflicted about who, if either, she should choose.
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Sean Berdy, Vanessa Marano
Are Switched at Birth's Bay and Emmett back together?
Although Bay (Vanessa Marano) and Emmett (Sean Berdy) have had their ups and downs since Emmett cheated on her, the pair is finally getting close again. Bay has always had the upper hand in whether or not they'd reconcile, but on Monday's episode, Bay's surprised by her feelings when she learns that Emmett has started dating again.
Switched at Birth's Vanessa Marano: Bay's pent up emotions are going to erupt
"For so many seasons now, it's been Emmett trying to get forgiveness from her and trying to get back together and Bay being resistant," Marano previously told us. "She's realizing more that Emmett isn't going to be waiting for her for the rest of her life, and if she does want to get back together, she might need to make a move now because he's going to get tired of waiting."
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.
D.W. Moffett, Lea Thompson
It's not a wonderful alt-life on ABC Family's Switched at Birth (Monday, 8/7c), as this endearing family drama imagines a "what if" scenario that hinges on Regina having gone public about the switch after she discovered it when the girls were but 3 years old. (The fact that she kept it a secret until their adolescence was the crux of an argument last week between her and John Kennish that ended with him collapsing from what appeared to be a heart attack.)
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For the cast and crew of ABC Family's Switched at Birth, shooting a scene in American Sign Language (ASL) is a pretty standard practice. But shooting an entire episode in ASL presented a whole new set of challenges.
On Monday's episode, "Uprising" (Monday at 8/7c, ABC Family), the students at Carlton School for the Deaf are devastated to learn that their school will be closing. Inspired by a famous successful protest at Gallaudet University in the '80s, in which students fought to have the deaf school's first deaf president, Daphne (Katie LeClerc) recruits her classmates, including Emmett (Sean Berdy), Travis (Ryan Lane) and Natalie (Stephanie Nogueras), to pull off a "Take Back Carlton" campaign and make the public aware of their cause.
Upon learning that Switched at Birth would be doing an episode told entirely through sign language this season, the show's hearing cast members weren't sure quite what was in store.
"My reaction was, 'Well, it looks like I'm not going to have a whole lot to do," Lucas Grabeel told TVGuide.com with a laugh. "I'm going to have some time off."
Added Vanessa Marano: "All I know is...
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Season 2 of Switched at Birth can be summed up in two words for just about every character: New beginnings.
When Season 1 left off, Bay (Vanessa Marano) had finally come to her senses after breaking the rules (and the law), Daphne (Katie Leclerc) was left heartbroken by her first love, and the Kennish' trial came to an end naming them victors in the switched at birth case, but rewarding them just a dollar in compensation and Angelo (Gilles Marini) a whopping 5 million. As Season 2 picks up (Jan. 7 at 8/7c on ABC Family), every character will essentially be starting over, but some will struggle more than others.
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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Vanessa Marano, Katie LeClerc and Sean Berdy
ABC Family's hit drama Switched at Birth ends its spring season tonight (8/7c), as Daphne (Katie Leclerc) and Bay (Vanessa Marano) head to the prom — but things don't work out as planned. Lizzy Weiss is the creator and executive producer of Switched at Birth, which revolves around the complications that erupt when two different families discover that their babies — now teenagers — were mixed up at birth. Weiss, whose credits also include Blue Crush and Cashmere Mafia took time to answer TV Guide Magazine's showrunner survey and make a case for why you should switch on Switched at Birth.