‘Switched at Birth’ Episode Guide (Aug. 18): Bay and Daphne’s Graduation Day Arrives

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‘Switched at Birth’ Episode Guide (Aug. 18): Bay and Daphne’s Graduation Day Arrives

“And Life Begins Right Away” Season 3 Finale (08/18/14) – Everyone is looking forward to commencement until shocking news about Carlton threatens to overshadow their special day. Daphne fears her future is in jeopardy when her past catches up with her.

John and Kathryn are not happy when they learn about Bay’s non-traditional post-graduation plans. Meanwhile, Mary Beth is pleased when Travis’s wish comes true.

“And Life Begins Right Away” was written by Lizzy Weiss & William H. Brown and directed by Melanie Mayron.

In “Switched at Birth,” two families are forever altered when they discover their daughters were switched at birth. Life hasn’t been easy for hard-working, single mom Regina Vasquez, but along with her mother, Adriana, Regina has provided her daughter Daphne, a typical teenager who just happens to be deaf, with a loving and secure home. Although she attends a school for the deaf and hard-of-hearing with best friend Emmett, Daphne’s hearing loss does not prevent her from leading a full life.

In sharp contrast to the Vasquezes, Kathryn, a stay-at-home mom and John Kennish, a state senator, lead a seemingly perfect life with their two children, Bay and Toby. But when the Kennishes’ learn the hospital made a grievous error and Bay is not their biological child, their entire world is turned upside down. Regina, Kathryn and John must learn to co-exist as parents, and blend two families into one for the sake of their daughters, despite overwhelming socio-economic, ethnic and cultural differences.

The award-winning series is the first mainstream television series to have multiple deaf and hard-of-hearing series regulars, and scenes shot entirely in American Sign Language (ASL).

“Switched at Birth” stars Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez; Vanessa Marano (“Gilmore Girls”) as Bay Kennish; Constance Marie (“George Lopez”) as Regina Vasquez; D.W. Moffett (“Friday Night Lights”) as John Kennish; Lea Thompson (“Back to the Future,” “Caroline in the City”) as Kathryn Kennish; Lucas Grabeel (“High School Musical”) as Toby Kennish; Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe; and Gilles Marini (“Brothers and Sisters”) as Angelo Sorrento with guest star Marlee Matlin (“The West Wing”).

The series is executive-produced by Lizzy Weiss (“Blue Crush”), Paul Stupin (“Make It or Break It”), and John Ziffren (“Melissa & Joey,” “Make It or Break It”).

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