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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I love Emmett and Bay together, but Emmett had reason to be jealous. Bay was leading Ty on this whole time. He was clearly surprised when she told him about Emmett, which makes it clear that he thought they were still together. If Ty were to return, who do you think Bay would choose? Simone is an interesting character. A little too predictable, but a good antagonist to have around to counter Daphne. I hope we see more from Travis. It would be good to see him get to know Daphne's family and friends. And (for the love of Pete), maybe he'll turn into a less annoying boyfriend than Wilke.


I am a fan of Bay. and Emmett. but I'm starting not to like Bay and Emmett together at first they were cute together but now they argue so much they are like an old married couple but less snarky. Emmett did not need to be jealous of Ty but they kinda set that up last week with the Emmett - Katherine talk.
Simone is not even a good manipulator. Everyone including Toby figured out that she narc on the party. I'm not sure the writers really want us to like her, there is bad blood between her and Bay, she dated Wilke during his slut phase (which I hope he is over b/c he and Daph are great) she was a bitch to Daphne and now she is trying to break up GuitarFace by controlling good guy (read:slow) Toby . She says she doesn't want to be Yoko but she is doing a very good impression.
Travis was a dick at the beginning but I after seeing his home life and him apologizing to John I wouldn't mind seeing him again.


I actually really enjoyed this episode of switched at birth. emmett needs to get over the emails with ty, i mean come on, he is in another country at war!!
and i think wilkie needs to start taking a more serious approach towards sign language if he wants to be with daphne .. or this new guy travis will jump in, which i actually wouldn't mind ;)
i want to know this source .... so secretive reminds me of pretty little liars.
simone is a manipulative little bitch. toby seriously man, ditch the bitch.
was so glad that we actually got to hear from ty!!! i missed him even if he did go to the lying game ... his character was sweet!!
can't wait til next week .. i want emmett and bay to get over their issues, though clearly that is not going to happen :|
all in all a very enjoyable episode.

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Switched at Birth Season 1 Episode 19 Quotes

You know I can't resist a good fluff and fold.


What Blake Lively's phone was hacked again?