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Switched at Birth Review: No Risk, No Reward

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If you want something, you have to go after it. That was the message on this week's Switched at Birth.

However, the other message on "The Shock of Being Seen" was this: if you take a risk, be prepared for there to be some consequences. Nothing is ever as easy as you wish it would be.

Daphne Gets Close

Bay is trying so hard to find her place in the street artist world, going so far as to pretend she has a different last name to fit in more. The most badass thing Bay could do is to stop looking for so much approval. As far as disobeying her parents and doing something illegal, that's nothing new. But this time she dragged Angelo into the mix when things have already been tense with him living in the house.

I think it's hard for most people to accept change and the unshakeable John is no exception. The life he knew for decades is suddenly different. People are breaking his baseball records, Katherine isn't home to cook him dinner and be a housewife and his daughter's biological father is around. It can't be easy for any of them, but he's always the one I regarded as unflappable. 

Angelo is making a huge effort, so it sucks that Bay betrayed his trust. She knows he's new to everything and completely took advantage of it. 

On the other hand, Daphne is usually playing it safe. I read the weekly comments and it seems like a lot of you guys think that Daphne is really a strong character. I happen to agree. However, teenage girls are teenage girls and crushes are crushes. Forget the fact that he's older, dating your employer probably isn't the best move.

I did love the exchange between her and Bay. I'm really enjoying their bonding this season. 

We have found some real common ground here. You're gonna help me with trig and I'm gonna help you with your borderline slutty rebranding. | permalink

Here's hoping things won't be too awkward next time Daphne goes to work. And here's hoping things won't be even more awkward when Emmett puts two and two together and realizes that Chef slept with his mom and tells Daphne.

What do you all hope to see in the next few weeks? I for one think Toby is a little underused and look forward to the end of the lawsuit. What did you think of this week's episode? Hit the comments!

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They really do need to use Toby a bit more. They can afford to do it too since his ASL has improved a great deal. I actually enjoyed him interacting with Angelo. They could make quite the unexpected pair as far as bonding over music etc. Toby tends to lay low and not take a stance on things and Angelo could use someone in his corner who won't make him feel so awkward. John can be stiff, distant, and Imho a total a -hole so I like the balance Angelo brings as another male and how they kind of bring out the better in one another. I laughed at how the book stuff backfired. Katherine should have seen that Regina made a better story. It was as though that air of superiority that she and John seem to have hit her and how unrelatable that can be to the masses finally hit her. I loved her vulnerability with regina blaming herself fir not knowing. Fantastic exchange between the two. I was embarrassed for Daphne and I cringed for Bay too. I love how they recognize each other as sisters and have that bond now.

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I love almost sisterly bond between Bay & Daphne has become my fave character and I find her work sl interesting.I just started started watching this show three episodes ago, but it's really good. Bay is a brat,using the old divide z& conquer the parents tactic and she so rude to John going to Angelo behind his back to go out when John said no and calling them both dad in front of each other. I think Bay used Vasqez as her last name cause she's Regina Vasquezs daughter and Regina kept her maiden name and that's who Bay is by birth a Vasquez, not Kennish.

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The trailers are quite misleading though when it came the chemistry they play out between Daphne and the chef. Then it dawned on me that Melody hadn't been shown since the series began and she's now a single mother who likes a cute face, so it made perfect sense to give her the opportunity at a possible romance with a new single character. Everyone keeps assuming that Scuba and the Chef will be Daphne's love triangle but who's to say it might not be with Melody? Only time will tell.

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There is a strong correlation between both girls in this episode: both trying to change who they are to fit in whether it's for a guy or a group of people. Bay is her usual bratty (and annoying) self so that's no surprise. Her rude comment to John only reaffirmed how irritating she can be (although I think secretly, she wants John's approval above everyone elses'). I've never trusted Angelo but I couldn't help but feel sorry for him this episode because his attempts at doing the right thing were tarnished. I want to give him the benefit of the doubt that things will turn around for him, but with the possible "anonymous" source being found..I wonder if he has anymore skeletons left in his closet? The trailers are quite misleading though when it came the chemistry they play out between Daphne and the chef. Then it dawned on me that Melody hadn't been shown since the series began and she's now a single mother who likes a cute face, so it made perfect sense to give her the opportunity at a possible romance with a new single character. Everyone keeps assuming that Scuba and the Chef will be Daphne's love triangle but who's to say it might not be with Melody? Only time will tell.

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How did the Chef get too Emmet's mother so quickly? We knew she was interested, but wasn't he hooked up on someone else?

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I really miss the interaction between Bay and Emmett. I don't need them to be together but being friends again would be nice.

Switched at Birth Season 1 Episode 25 Quotes

Angelo: Have you ever played with a band?
Toby: Yeah but my bass player got shipped off to boarding school and my drummer had sex with my girlfriend, so I'm kinda nowhere right now.

You are fun on caffeine!

Chef [to Daphne]
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