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 working-class 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.
|2/25/2013||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.
|2/18/2013||Drive in the Knife|
Daphne and Travis have a falling out that sets off a series of events that neither of them saw coming. Bay and Noah's relationship blossoms, but Emmett won't give up without a fight. Meanwhile, Toby meets a new girl at his father's campaign headquarters. Zoey Deutch guest stars as Elisa, a volunteer with a secret agenda.
Bay throws an Anti-Valentine's Day party, inviting both her hearing and deaf friends, which leads to a heated confrontation between Noah and Travis. Angelo and Lana call a truce long enough to chaperone the event.
Meanwhile, Regina butts heads with John and Kathryn over how to handle the situation with Daphne and the food truck.
|2/4/2013||The Acquired Inability to Escape|
Daphne may have taken on more than she can handle, while Kathryn volunteers to direct the play at Bay's new school. Meanwhile, Toby approaches his grandfather for a college recommendation.
|1/28/2013||Dressing for the Charade|
Looking to give Bay an opportunity to meet the mother of her soon-to-be-born half-sister, Toby invites Lana to dinner at the Kennish house. Meanwhile, Daphne tries to help Travis (guest star Ryan Lane) with his problems at home.