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Switching Sides on “Switched at Birth” Summer Premiere

The long awaited Switched at Birth Season 2 premiere aired tonight on ABC family. The last time we saw the Kennish and Vasquez families, drama had erupted. Regina left for rehab and Angelo’s baby momma left with his daughter. Bay and her “three and half” week boyfriend, Noah, had broken up when he kissed Daphne at Carlton’s play. The beloved Carlton School for the Deaf had been saved by the protest of all the students, including the hearing ones. Where would Switched at Birth begin at the summer premiere?

How ironic that the summer premiere begins by the pool. Here we see what I coin as the “repetitive theme” of this first episode; switching sides. Daphne and Katherine seem to have  built quite the relationship. Daphne looks like a mini version of her biological Mom and seems to be thriving well despite Regina’s absence.

Here in the first episode we see the girls switching sides and begin forming real mother/daughter bonds with their biological mothers. Daphne and Katherine bond over cooking and as Regina returns from rehab, we see her and Bay finally begin a relationship.

This was my favorite formation of tonight’s episode because FINALLY an a relationship emerges between Regina and Bay. During the course of the entire season 1, it was so frustrating as viewers watched Katherine and Daphne bond but nothing between Regina and Bay. It was understandable after it came to light that Regina had known about the switch for thirteen years, had Bay followed/pictured by a private detective, but never came to get her. However it was Bay who should be angry, not Regina. So why wasn’t Regina reaching out to her other daughter? It had to be deeper than just her lapse back into alcoholic habits.

Regina and Bay, mother and daughter trying to figure it all out. Image Credit: ABC Family

In  the final scene of Switched at Birth tonight, we finally get that answer. Bay goes to Angelo’s apartment looking for Regina, and tearfully ask her, “Why do you keep leaving my house without telling me?” She then questions Regina on why she pushes Bay away and never seems to want to spend quality time with her.

The answer: guilt.

Regina felt guilty for not coming for Bay all those years ago and it had become easier for her to pretend Bay didn’t exist. It was this pretending habit, that Regina had had a hard time of kicking once she did truly have Bay in her life.

So mother and daughter seemed to begin again as Bay ask to stay the night with Regina, who happily agrees. Perhaps this is a new beginning for these two?

A switching of sides certainly did occur on Switched at Birth tonight. Daphne returns to the Kennish’s house and Bay goes to her biological father’s apartment to stay the night with Regina. Is  this the beginning of both daughters forming bonds with their biological families?

It will be interesting to see where this plot goes in the following weeks.

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