Jun. 06, 2011
60 min.

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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.

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Lucas Stephen Grabeel (born November 23, 1984) is an American actor, singer, dancer, songwriter, director ...

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Toby Christopher Kennish is the older brother of Bay and the biological brother of Daphne. Toby is in a band called Guitar Face with his best friend Wilke and Daphne's friend, Emmett. Emmett.

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Toby is an avid poker player, and it has gotten him into some trouble in the past. He tells his parents that he's playing miniature golf with his friends when he goes to play. He has Daphne and Emmett assist him win several poker games to help him get out of debt with Wilke, but after Daphne misreads Wilke's intentions, he loses a lot of money and is furious with Daphne. He subsequently goes to sell his band equipment in order to help him pay off the debt. He began dating Simone, who is known to often manipulate others in order to fit her own need. She ultimately ends up cheating on him with Emmett, Bay's boyfriend at the time, at a basketball game. When Toby finds out about Simone's fling, this results in the end their relationship. Over the summer Toby gets a new girlfriend name Jenna.

Toby soon begins to consider starting a new band again after another hangout with a girl he meets while performing gospel music, at his mother's request, Nikki. As a result of his time with Nikki (whom he seems to like) he has a change of heart about Emmett and is finally able to forgive him for his one night stand with Simone. Nikki eventually becomes his girlfriend. Their relationship is rocky, as Nikki refuses to have sex with Toby because of a pledge she took. Emmett also shows Toby a picture of Nikki at a party without a shirt on. When Toby asks her about it, she says, "I'm not going to apologize to you for who I was". Toby later realizes that he was wrong and surprises her at her youth group to apologize. Nikki then tells Toby that she is leaving for a while for a special job and to know that Toby won't lose her he asks her to marry him and they become engaged. When the man who killed Nikki's father is imprisoned, Toby decides to arrange a visit with the man for Nikki in hopes that she will find closure over her father's death. After Nikki walks away from the man in the visiting center, Toby begins to chastise the killer. During the conversation Toby is told that Nikki's father was a meth dealer, and was killed as part of a deal gone bad. Toby is torn over whether to tell Nikki. When he does tell Nikki, Toby and Nikki find that her mother had known.

Wedding plans for the two are made during the second half of Season 2. Upon realizing the resistance to their nuptials by Toby's parents and Nikki's mother, the two call off the ceremony on the actual day, after having had sex the night before, and they choose to elope instead.

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04x09 - The Player's Choice
Season 4, Episode 09
03x01 - Drowning Girl
Season 3, Episode 01
04x17 - To the Victor Belong the Spoils
Season 4, Episode 17
01x19 - Write A Lonely Soldier
Season 1, Episode 19
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