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Switched at Birth: Tight Rope Walker

Daphne feels torn when the deaf students at Carlton rally the school board to prevent even more hearing kids from attending through the pilot program. Meanwhile, Bay questions Regina's behavior, Daphne gets the lead in the play and Toby grows closer to Elisa.

Source: ABC Family

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x8
Airdate: Monday February 25th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (FOX8) May 16, 2014

  • Currently 7.3/10
7.3/10 (3 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Brian Gutierrez
As Cody
Cass Kroener
As Jane
Cassi Thomson
As Nikki Papagus
Daniel Nicholas Durant
As Matthew
Danielle Rayne
As Patricia Sawyer
Jerry Ferris
As Coach Lubin
Karla Gutierrez
As Amy
Marlee Matlin
As Melody
Max Lloyd-Jones
As Noah
Ryan Lane
As Travis
Stephanie Nogueras
As Natalie
Todd Williams
As Zane
Zoey Deutch
As Eliza Sawyer

Co-Guest Stars
Yolanda Snowball
As Board Chair
Main Cast
Sean Berdy
As Emmett
Lucas Grabeel
As Toby Kennish
Lea Thompson
As Kathryn Kennish
D.W. Moffett
As John Kennish
Constance Marie
As Regina Vasquez
Vanessa Marano
As Bay Kennish
Katie LeClerc
As Daphne Vasquez


The episode begins and Daphne is at home rehearsing for the school play. Bay arrives to talk to her. She asks Daphne if she has noticed anything different about her mother. “What do you mean?” Daphne asks. Bay reluctantly mentions that it’s possible Regina has started drinking again. Bay explains that the “other night” she saw Regina come back home in a cab and it seemed like she was drunk. Bay feels it’s probably all the stress she is under and that has taken its toll. This would explain why Regina has taken to drinking. Daphne defends Regina saying she would never resort to drinking even if she is under stress because she has been under a lot more stress in the past, but has never resorted to drinking. ..

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