Switched at Birth Review: Consequences

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There were a lot of big decisions made during "Departure of Summer," as the Switched at Birth episode set things up nicely for a brand new season this winter.

There aren't a lot of answers left dangling, but rather new beginnings to think about. People made tough, life-altering choices that put the thoughts of others before themselves. It was an inspiring episode.

SaB Summer Scene

We got an ending to the Toby and Nikki wedding saga; Genise got her wish when they went off, had sex and didn't go to hell; and and Nikki got to wear her dress when she and Toby married at the courthouse. Emmett was right at the rehearsal dinner: If they truly loved each other and wanted to be together, they couldn't let that moment pass and risk losing each other. They also couldn't stand in front of their family and friends if they didn't share in their excitement of their marriage. So they did it their own way.

I imagine they will face obstacles, but as they've faced so many hurdles together, they'll manage to jump them together and get through. Not every young marriage makes it, but not every one fails either. I'd like to have faith that this one will work.

Will seeing Ty walk out the door be the last we see of his character? He certainly did what he could to drive away Bay. I don't know if it was admirable that he cut her loose due to her young age or cowardly to let her believe he cheated on her and not tell her the truth like a man in love with a young woman should have done. I can see both sides of the issue and I really can't decide. 

The way it is now leaves the door open for many things: his return, his death, the truth to come out when either of those happen, her reuniting with Emmett and having to deal with any of the three prior thoughts and a tainted friendship with Marybeth. Bay throws herself into things with her whole heart and soul and Ty knew that. Maybe he did pick the easiest way to let her go, knowing she had her friends there to support her.

I'm saddened that Angelo was unable to make it work with his daughter, but happy he decided on the Three Men and a Baby scenario. He'll get to know his daughter and she'll have three loving fathers. Yes, it's a little strange, but this is a new world and there are lot of women in Angelo's life that are sure to make some hell out of that little girl's along the way. 

Finally, I never imagined that Senator Coto would think John was the mastermind behind the break-in into his office. It really showed just how blind he was to the affairs he was having. Not just of the heart, but in all matters of his life. Coto was completely ignorant that anyone would truly find him despicable enough to just want him to stop being an ass and that the agenda had to be a big conspiracy. As his phone rang off the hook at the end, I'm sure he was double thinking overlooking the little pieces of his world and jumping to the big guns.

We'll roll into Switched at Birth Season 3 with fresh story lines, a new school year, a young marriage in progress and who knows what else. What did you think of the Switched at Birth Season 2 finale? 


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I really want Bay and Emmett to get back together !!!


i can't choose if i want bay to be with ty or emmet


Btw I really hope Bay and Emmett get back together. Emmett is super cute lol .. I don't like that Noah guy. And I really DON'T think that chef guy is good for Daphne. Seems like an arse hole who just sleeps with anyone. Ugh too many new relationships -_-


I really like this show but so many people are starting to piss me off on there. Everybody gets
So upset over something that sometimes isn't a big deal.
They're still kids yet they act grown and yell at adults. It's always someone switching boyfriends or girlfriends.
It's like once they break up they're with someone again a few days later and it's like that again and again.
Don't get me wrong, I like the show I still watch it but its just kind of like "omg really wtf? Why?"


I would love to see Ty come back during season 3. Yes, Emmett and Bay are fun to watch together but Bay and Ty are hot together!!!


It broke my heart! :'(


I honestly hate what Ty did to Bay! This is twice now that he has broken her heart. She wanted to leave everything behind and go to Germany to be with him. Emmett is a great guy yes, but lets face it be cheated on Bay and Ty really loves her he just didn't know how she would deal with anything if he were to lose his life over seas. Then making Mary Beth keep it a secret from Bay by guilting her with the loss of her brother was even worse! Bay and Mary Beth have become very close over the summer and I don't want to see that friendship ruined because of Ty's lie! Before he ships out over seas he needs to come clean


(continued) regret it. She jumps and wraps her arms around his neck, bowling him over; he hits the ground hard enough to take his breath away, but he doesn't care; she is pressed against him, chest to chest, and he doesn't care if she pushes him six feet under. THAT is how I feel about Emmett & Bay. Their love makes my heart pound so hard it hurts, in a good way. I can either catch them or let them knock me down. Both are appealing, but I have chosen to let them knock me down, and I don't regret it. I don't care if Emmett & Bay push me six feet under. I really don't. Emmett & Bay are worth going down with the ship. Their love is that beautiful.


I agree with the Ty not being man enough to tell the truth. Because of that and more I believe Emmett should be the one Bay chooses, he, at least, never lied and always accepted the consequences of his actions. Bay and Emmett should be together again!!! Hopefully next season


Most awesome switched at birth episode ever. Great soundtrack at the end. Great how it paused when Daphne was stopping her family from walking in with her. Everybody made the right decisions, with the exception of Bay and Ty's situation. Emmet has to get back with Bay so the writers had to do something. #Tygonnadie

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Switched at Birth Season 2 Episode 21 Quotes

There's nothing about the Wash. U. waitlist....on the upside, Toby doesn't have Chlamydia.


You have done enough. I'm taking over from here. I never saw this coming. Not from you.