Switched at Birth
Two teenage girls discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to meningitis, grew up with a single mother in a poor neighborhood. Things come to a dramatic head when both families meet and struggle to learn how to live together.
Last Episode03x08 Dance Me to the End of Love Aired: Mar. 03, 2014
Daphne dances with the idea of pre-med studies and asks for more responsibility at the free clinic, but is it too much too soon? Worried that …
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Series Fun Facts
- Like the Twigg/Mays real-life birth swap (upon which the TV movie Switched at Birth (1991) (TV) was based), one of the mothers is named Regina.
- The names Bay and Daphne are interchangeable - Bay is the type of tree that the mythological Daphne turned into while she was being chased by the god Apollo.
- SPOILER: Melody (Marlee Matlin) opposes Emmett's relationship with Bay, because she believes that a hearing person cannot truly love and relate to a deaf person. In Children of a Lesser God,…
[show]SPOILER: Melody (Marlee Matlin) opposes Emmett's relationship with Bay, because she believes that a hearing person cannot truly love and relate to a deaf person. In Children of a Lesser God, Sarah (Matlin's Academy Award-winning feature film debut role) faced similar deaf-community opposition because of her relationship with a hearing man.