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Switched at Birth Review: The Truth About Angelo

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I give Melody a lot of crap, but I think I can finally see why she's a little overprotective of Emmett now that we've met his father. What one parent lacks in the fun department the other one more than made up for.

I'm glad "Expulsion From the Garden of Eden" finally introduced us to the elusive parent.

Whether or not he's smoking out of a huge bong or has a young girlfriend isn't really what I'm concerned about, though. I just about melted when I saw how welcoming he was to Bay! Finally, an adult who is excited to see his child happy!

Bay and Emmett

Is it possible that part of Melody's dislike of Bay comes from the fact that her newly minted ex-husband has a hearing girlfriend as well? Granted, Olivia is hard of hearing now, but it wasn't always the case. Then again, Melody could dislike Olivia for any number of reasons, including her laid back policy about teenage sex.

It's one thing to say it's okay to stay over, but another to say it's more comfortable than the backseat of a car. I happen to be very laid back and noticed over the years that the parents who restricted their teens the most were the ones who ended up with the kids who went totally off the rails. Still, I found Olivia's comment to be super inappropriate.

Anyway, we need not worry because as we found out tonight Bay is a vegetable. Oops, I mean virgin! Cute exchange that was with Emmett's "I don't peel and tell." Here I was thinking that Bay was so experienced with her past boyfriends and I got it totally wrong. I should've known better because it's usually the ones who brag about being experienced who really aren't, just saying it because they're insecure.

I'm relieved to find out that Emmett didn't have sex with Daphne. That would've been too close for comfort. One person who won't be sleeping with Daphne any time soon? Wilkie, if he keeps recycling his date options! C'mon, man, surely you can find something more creative to do; don't blame it on the town. 

Then again, as adorable and charming as I find Wilkie to be, it's kind of skeevy that he's dated his way through an entire group of friends. What can I say, though, they're teenagers - this stuff happens.

This Switched at Birth was all about the relationships. Regina never fell out of love with Angelo and John has a shady relationship with a reporter named Sarah Lazar. I want to believe that John is telling the truth about nothing happening with the journalist, but something about it doesn't feel right.

It could be the fact that he lied about where he was. Those must have been some rumors back in the day if he would lie to Kathryn about something as innocent as a lunch about a book. Whatever the case, Angelo pretty much takes the shady award this episode.

Now we know where Angelo was for those two years that he fell off the map. He is a fugitive. Two things:

  1. Do we believe his story about what happened in Italy?
  2. Do you think he actually cares about his family at all?

Hit the comments section to weigh in on this week's intense episode! 

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I love this series. Bay is so sweet.I think, Simone is a B ! I don't like Emmett. And according to me , They should show Toby more. Bay and Toby very cool . Maybe this is bad idea but , Bay and Toby are not siblings now. So , they get closer. Forbidden love. more impressive

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I love this series. Bay is so sweet. But I don't like Emmett. And according to me , They should show Toby more. Bay and Toby very cool . Maybe this is bad idea but , Bay and Toby are not siblings now. So , they get closer. Forbidden love. more impressive

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1.yes and2. Yes. I agree with cindylou. It sucks that Angelo is the only adult I actually like and they keep trying to paint him as the bad guy. I love Angelo and I hope to see him again soon. I think there is more ti John and the reporter. I'd actually like to see the kennishes get knocked off their high horse. Emmetts dad probably isn't the issue his hipster g.f is. I'm all for lax but she was overkill, I see why melody has issues with bay but still think living with dad isn't all that bad. The moment wilkie shared something so personal,Daphne should have realized she was different. I wouldn't have been pissed.

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I really like Angelo and am very upset he has been made villain. He is the only one with a real interest in Bay. Also what is going on with John? What a beautiful last scene with he and Daphne.

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this episode brings a lot lovely lines between Bay and Emmet. not really concern on the adults. but very waiting what will happen with Simone and Toby. sad that this episode didn't include their love interest.
as for Daphne and Wilkie, I sort of get enough of Daphne's being mean to him. the man is hot and rich, give yourself a rest a little while.

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Bay needs to forgive Emmett. But I think she is more mad that he's not a virgin and that there's pressure on her for sex then she is about Emmett taking her parents' side. Clearly she used to the first excuse to get out of there, meaning she's not ready. She needs to tell him that.

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Wilkie is adorable, but the guy needs some new material. Daphne isn't an idiot. Something is going on between John and that reporter. Toby's reaction and Daphne's gut feeling are too strong to doubt that. Also Kathryn had suspicions about him and Melody earlier in the season. They turned out to be false but you never think you're going to get cheated on, unless you have been previously. Also, when Sara walked into that office and John saw that Daphne had seen her, well the look on his face gave everything away. If John was really being the good husband and saving Kathryn's book from obscurity, why would he lie? Why wouldn't he just tell her that he managed to convince the reporter to back off? John likes being the hero and that would have been heroic in Kathyrn's eyes. His story doesn't make sense.

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I really liked Emmett's dad, but Olivia was a bit much. It's extremely uncomfortable to mention sex right off the bat like that. I don't believe in allowing your kids to be ignorant but some her comments were a bit over the top. Also, Bay's parents would never allow their teenage daughter to sleep over at her boyfriend's place. Bay is a virgin and its extremely stressful to have to figure that out, nevermind being constantly reminded of it by someone she'd just met. But it was interesting to see Bay get very Kennish there for a moment. Considering that Emmett's dad is an adult in his own home, he can get as high as he wants without having to refer to his son's girlfriend. I mean seriously Bay, you're an artist. You can make the choice not to smoke pot but to expect everyone to be like that is kind of unrealistic. Then again, she is a sheltered teenager.

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I don't know if Angelo is telling the truth or not but if Adrianna turned him in despite knowing that her daugther and grandaughters would be upset, there had to have been a good reason. Again, Regina isn't thinking straight, if Angelo was a fugitive all these years where did he get the money for the salon? There can't be much money in running from the Italian government. Something shady is going on here...I've been saying it for like four episodes now...