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Switched at Birth Review: Old Friends, New Enemies

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Why, hello there, Ty! Since Blair Redford's character moved over to the The Lying Game, I hadn't expected to hear from this character. However, he made for a welcome surprise in "Write a Lonely Soldier," as we got an update on a very realistic situation.

Last we saw Ty, he was shipping off to Iraq. Little did we know that Bay had been keeping in touch with him this whole time. More so than his old friend Daphne had been. 

Write a Lonely Soldier Scene

I understand that Bay would want to keep in touch with Ty whether or not he was an old beau. The relationship didn't end on poor terms with cheating or anything like that; Ty just enlisted. Sure, Bay may have been heartbroken, but neither party did something to intentionally hurt the other.

Especially if Ty was shipped off internationally, then why shouldn't he have the support of people back home? I have to say that I do somewhat understand Emmett's jealousy, but only because Bay hid it from him. But at the same time I think that Emmett and Bay need to start picking and choosing their battles at this point. They fight every single week. If I'm sick of it, surely they must be as well!

In this case, Emmett should've just let it go. So what that Ty knew about her street art? It's part of who Bay is. Emmett needs to be more secure with his standing and their relationship. Then again, if you were always fighting with your significant other, how secure would you really be?

Surprisingly, Bay and Emmett weren't the most dysfunctional relationship in this episode. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I am just not into this Simone character. She is shady, manipulative and untrustworthy.

The second Wilkie mentioned that someone narced out the party, I knew it was Simone who had done it. Yes, she wants to help out her man, but why is she so desperate to control everything to the point of sabotaging other people? People are going to start calling her Yoko soon. Toby needs to peace her immediately.

Wilkie and Daphne were cute. I hope he continues to learn sign language. I also love how defensive he is of her when it comes to the Simone situation. It turned out that Simone wasn't the only bully in Daphne's life as we met Travis this week. It looks like not everyone was excited to see Daphne back at Carlton.

As obnoxious as Travis was, I felt bad for him when we saw his living situation. His whole family basically ignores him. How about you guys? Any sympathy for Travis? Should Toby dump Simone? Will Bay and Emmett make it?

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emmett will cheat :(

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I really like Wikie and I hope him and Daphne stay together

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I wondered when they would get into the fact that Wilkie hasn't learned to sign. Bay learnt for Emmett and although he couldn't communicate with Bay like Daphne can with Wilkie, Bay learnt because she cared about him and wanted to be with him. Emmett does need to learn to get over the Ty thing. Bay said she loved him and he her so as that happened like only recently, they should be focusing on that surely. Travis is obviously a love interest for Daphne and tbh, if Wilkie doesn't learn sign language then I think Travis is the better option! He just obviously wants his family to learn ASL and as they wont, he puts that on other situations similar to it. Overall, good episode and look forward to next week's installment!

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Simone is atrocious. I like Wilkes but he's not ready for delving into the deaf community. I could see both sides with bay and Emmett felt bad for both. I'm thoroughly annoyed with the parents regularly the only one I ever like consistently is Angelo. And Travis...he was an ass but I like him. He's brutally honest and doesn't kiss anyone 's a$$, both Daphne and John are used to that but this guy doesn't do it. My heart hurt for him when I seen his home life,how lonely and solitary,and unloved he must feel. He's nothing more than a means to a paycheck for his parents.:(

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Oh, one more thing about the law case. Their lawyer is an idiot. Blame the money exchange on Angelo. That way the Kenish family is cleared at least. It's lying but what else are you going to do?

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Simone is a very realistic character. She's the cute, spoiled rich girl that won't shut up and won't go away. Toby takes after Katharine, he's too sweet sometimes. But I don't think he'll put up with Simone for too much longer. She's lied to him twice now. The more she get's away with it, the more she'll do it until Toby finally can't take anymore. It'll fun to see her not get what she wants for a change. I predict that she won't handle it well.

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While I think Wilkie likes Daphne a lot and is very caring towards her, I don't think he's ready for the challenges of having a deaf girlfriend, even if Daphne is highly functional. I think he forgets that she's deaf and doesn't take learning to sign seriously at all. Daphne's doing all the work and I think she knows it. As for Travis, I can understand his anger. I'm glad John gave him a second chance but if he doesn't start being a little nicer to Daphne, who has bent over backwards to help him, I may not root for him in the future. I'm a little disapointed in the writers here, it's obvious they are setting him up to be a love interest for Daphne. It's too obvious.

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I understand that Katharine had a bleeding heart for the nurse but to pay her a lot of money suddenly would look extremely bad. Also, while John is overbearing, it's still not good to lie to your husband. I can see why he'd be upset. Katharine is kind of fucking things up a bit. She should go back to her book because she's a feelings person, not a business type. Also, there's weird sparks flying between her and the young, eager lawyer. No, Kathy, don't do it! He's not even a very good lawyer, you won't get anything in the divorce :p

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I'm glad they brought up Ty, he left suddenly because the actor was signed to another show but there would still be issues there. Bay never really had much closure there and I felt like she got it tonight. She's also proven once again how brave she is, that's a difficult conversation for an adult never mind a kid. And I think she knew that she had let the situation go on for too long, she needed to tell Ty that she had moved on. It shows a lot of maturity but in a realistic manner, no cheesy after school special. Emmett is so insecure right now. His family just broke up, he feels like his whole life is falling apart and that he can't be sure of anything anymore. His parents' divorce have left him with serious trust issues and naturally he's taking it out on Bay. But to expect that Bay never had feelings for Ty which is exactly how a boy would feel about the first girl he's ever loved.

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I dont like the new guy but I feel bad for his family never learned Sign.. W dont they want to talk to thwir son. I love Wilkie and I love hi with Daph I hope they stay together. I want Toby to get rid of her. I Think Bays mom is gonna go out with the lawyer.