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Season 5 / Episode 1 and airs on 01 February 2017 02:00
Switched at Birth, a one-hour scripted drama, tells the story of two teenage girls who 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 a case of 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 for the sake of the girls.
In "American Gothic," conflict looms between the polar opposite mothers when Kathryn questions Regina's parenting style. In addition, Regina, Daphne's mother, refuses to join the Kennish's in their efforts to sue the hospital that made the life-altering mistake of switching the girls at birth, leaving Kathryn to wonder, what is this stranger hiding? As the girls struggle to adjust to life together, Bay, begins seeing Ty, a boy from Daphne's old neighborhood, while Daphne goes on a date with Liam, totally unaware that he's Bay's ex-boyfriend. While Bay may have met the one guy who can keep up with her rebellious ways, Daphne, unfortunately, realizes dating a hearing person may be more difficult than she had anticipated.
In "Portrait of My Father," now that Regina and Daphne have completely moved into the Kennish's home, many of Kathryn's friends and neighbors have begun asking questions. Kathryn decides it's best to keep their situation a secret and devises a lie, in an effort to protect Bay, who quickly becomes victim to town gossip. Bay asks Daphne more about her biological father, but is shut down, leaving her more determined to further investigate. Meanwhile, John gets involved in Daphne's basketball games, and it's there that he meets Melody, Regina's best friend and Emmet's mother, who also happens to be the school counselor and fill-in coach at Daphne's school.
In "Dance Amongst Daggers," tensions continue to grow while Kathyrn hosts the annual school benefit at the Kennish residence, where her new family becomes a spectacle for all of Mission Hills to gossip about. Toby and his friend Wilke's band are excited to perform at the benefit, but they're in need of a drummer - can Daphne's deaf friend Emmett really play the drums? As the night goes on, Daphne is faced with a heartbreaking decision -- to choose between a family she barely knows and an exciting new love interest who makes her feel that being deaf is not an issue. Meanwhile, Melody and John appear to be establishing a bond during the benefit. As rumors fly about the family's real situation, Kathryn has a difficult time accepting her husband's new friend. Making matters worse, Regina accepts a dinner invitation from the ex-husband of one of Kathyrn's best friends.
In "Dogs Playing Poker," after being caught sneaking out to be with Ty, the Kennishes force Bay to invite him over for dinner. Knowing this dinner is going to be an interrogation, Bay tries to prepare on all levels, but nothing can prepare her for the secret Ty reveals. Meanwhile, Toby recruits Daphne and Emmett to help him win a game of poker, but unbeknownst to them, this is a high stakes game and Toby may be in some serious financial trouble. With pressure to help her new brother, Daphne becomes conflicted when her morals start to outweigh her loyalty.
In "The Persistence of Memory," Bay is haunted by an old photo of a pregnant Regina and asks Emmett to help her find her biological father. With Emmett's assistance, the two manage to find his car in an abandoned junkyard, but just as Bay is about to give up, she notices a guitar pick that leads her one step closer to finding her father. Meanwhile, Daphne enrolls in the advanced cooking class at Buckner Hall where she soon realizes their kitchen does not cater to deaf people. After feeling embarrassed by an accident while in class, Daphne almost gets hit by a car, causing her to think for the first time that a cochlear implant might be a good idea. Meanwhile, Toby gets himself further into trouble when he conspires with Wilke to break into the school to steal a test.
In "The Stag Hunt," Bay searches the internet and thinks she has found her birth father, Angelo, and asks Emmett -- who has been helping Bay try to find him -- and Daphne to go with her to meet him. When Daphne finds out that Bay and Emmett have been getting together to track down her birth father, she grows increasingly upset and maybe a little jealous that they kept this a secret. Even though she's angry with them, Daphne chooses to go in hopes of confronting the man who once abandoned her, but is this the right Angelo Sorrento? Meanwhile, John and Kathyrn try to find out why the hospital board has rescinded the settlement offer - which they learn may have something to do with Regina. But what could she be hiding?
Bay and Emmett's relationship gets more serious; Regina comes clean about a secret she has been hiding from everyone.
Regina attempts to reconnect with her daughters during their birthdays; Emmett and Bay's plan to tag a wall draws the attention of the police.
In "The Homecoming," Bay's biological father, Angelo, shows up at her school art show, causing Bay much stress. Not sure how to react, she decides she does not want anything to do with him, until the curiosity is too much to bear. After a brief encounter, Bay introduces Angelo to the Kennishes and Daphne, who has no memory of the man who walked out on her. Unable to figure out why he is here, Regina assures the Kennishes that leaving is Angelo's specialty, and they will not have to worry about his presence for long. Although Regina is furious with Angelo, it becomes clear the two have a more complicated history than any have realized. Meanwhile, Daphne decides to tell Emmett how she feels about him, triggering a whole stream of emotions for Emmett who has always loved her. Although Emmett knows picking Daphne would be easier than dating Bay, he finds his choice harder to make than he ever expected.
Bay is given a glimpse of what life with her biological parents might have been like; Daphne follows Emmett to a music festival.
Melody remains unsupportive of Bay and Emmett's relationship; Daphne considers leaving the Carlton basketball team to play for a rival.
Bay is blamed for Emmett's troubles; Daphne's basketball coach won't let her play; Angelo offers Regina a tempting business proposition.
Daphne and Bay try to help Emmett keep his motorcycle; John and Kathryn interview potential new attorneys; Daphne has reservations about Regina's business partnership with Angelo.
Emmett moves into his father's apartment and meets his eccentric new girlfriend; Kathryn invites Angelo over for dinner; Daphne and Wilke go on a date.
Kathryn's mother pays a visit; Bay and Regina probe Angelo's disappearance; Toby's new girlfriend tries to change him.
Emmett gathers the Kennish and Vasquez families together for a group portrait; an art gallery owner takes an interest in Regina's work; Bay reassures Emmett that her feelings for Ty are in the past.
An argument between Emmett's parents spoils Regina's first art show; Daphne cannot decide between her two schools; Kathryn jeopardizes her and John's legal case against the hospital.
In "Write a Lonely Soldier," Bay hears the news of a deadly crash in Afghanistan and gets nervous that Ty might be injured when she doesn't hear back from him within a few days. Emmett is jealous to learn that Bay has been emailing Ty while he's away, which puts some strain on their relationship. At the same time, Daphne starts to question her relationship with Wilke and asks that he start to learn some ASL. Daphne is confronted by a new guy at Carlton school, Travis, who questions her loyalty to the school and the program. But, when Daphne's complaints about Travis get him fired from his job at the school, she helps him get a job at John's car wash. Travis proves to be a problem there as well. And, the Kennish's lawyer, Craig, finds out that Kathryn gave the nurse some money which jeopardizes their entire case.
Bay is caught in the middle of Emmett's custody battle; Daphne plays in an important basketball game; Kathryn meets with a book editor to discuss the possibility of publishing a biography.
Bay and Daphne plan a zombie movie shoot for Emmett's birthday present.; Kathryn learns that John has secrets of his own.
Daphne asks Wilke to be her prom date; Emmett's secret threatens to spoil his night with Bay; Angelo's return causes problems; John and Kathryn's marriage is tested.
Bay returns from the Galapagos Islands with a new boyfriend in tow; Daphne begins working at a local restaurant; Regina takes action to keep Angelo from being deported.
Regina's impulsive wedding creates major consequences for the Vasquez and Kennish families; Daphne and Emmett enter their zombie flick in a film festival; Bay meets a talented street artist.
Daphne fears the worst after she causes an accident at the restaurant; Bay uses Angelo to get around John's rules; Regina gets more attention than Kathryn during an interview for the new book.
Emmett meets an attractive motorcyclist; John's car wash is vandalized; Kathryn devises a way to get Toby out of the house.
Bay and Zarra get into a dangerous situation when they search for the tagger who is ruining their street art; Chef Jeff's mixed signals confuse Daphne.
Bay is called upon to rescue Zarra from a sticky situation; Scuba asks Daphne to lie to Chef Jeff; Toby and Nikki bond.
Bay rushes to return money she took from John's safe to help Zarra; Daphne and Jeff have relationship difficulties; Emmett forms a new band with Nikki and Toby.
The families' lives are disrupted as the trial concludes; Bay and Zarra leave in secret; Daphne's relationship with Jeff is exposed.
Gilles G. Marini(Angelo Sorrento)
D.W. Moffett(John Kennish)
Vanessa Marano(Bay Kennish)
Lea Thompson(Kathryn Kennish)
Lucas Grabeel(Toby Kennish)
Katie LeClerc(Daphne Vasquez)
Constance Marie(Regina Vasquez)
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