SWITCHED AT BIRTH: 1.22 “Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time”
It should be no surprise that when there is a prom episode, there is bound to be some awful drama that rips apart the binds that keep lovers together.
Ew. Even I winced at that line.
Nonetheless, Switched at Birth is no exception. First, Daphne’s turned down for prom, invites her friend to go as a group, and then Wilke surprises her and gets jealous. Plus, there’s that whole secret with him going off to boarding school that he didn’t tell her.
That would have been drama all on its own, but then we have the secret that Emmett’s been keeping from Bay. Wilke knows what’s going on and isn’t saying anything. And Emmett isn’t budging either. That is, until Wilke tells Daphne and then Daphne confronts Emmett. He might’ve lied to Daphne when she asked, but Emmett can’t hide from the truth forever. He eventually tells Bay, which breaks her heart.
All in all, this was pretty tame for prom night drama, but knowing how much we care about these crazy kids, it was pretty big. I don’t know if Bay will ever get past what Emmett did to her, especially with Simone, given their rocky history. Which frankly sucks, as Emmett and Bay were so cute earlier in the season. In fact, they’ve basically taken a roller coaster ride to their doom from start to finish since we got back from the last hiatus. This could be very very bad.
But Wilke and Daphne seem to have gotten past their drama so they could enjoy the last few days they have together before he leaves. I had forgotten that Wilke would be leaving the show; his real life doppelganger Austin Butler was cast in the The Carrie Diaries, so I figured it’d be difficult, if not impossible, to juggle both series. But the way they’ve been developing his character in the last few episodes has impressed me, and I’m sorry to see him go. Especially if that means that Daphne’s new love interest will be the brooding, barking “friend” that she got the job for at the car wash.
In other news, Angelo is back and in jail. Now, I don’t know about you, but I care little about Angelo. So to find out that the cliffhanger for this spring finale is that the only thing that could keep him in the country is if he married someone, well, I could care less. That’s such a cheap, cliche storyline, and honestly, I don’t think it really works when you’re already in custody and you’re trying to find out a way out. Somehow, there are holes in that plan.
But that’s about it. I’m disappointed Wilke’s leaving, heartbroken for Bay but so glad she found out, and still angry at Emmett. What will we get when the show comes back? I don’t know. But unless we want to dwell too much in the past season, I hope that we get a few fresh faces to spice up the show. I’d love to see Bay and Emmett get back together, but she needs time to heal (he needs time to repent), and seeing what can happen with Bay or Daphne aren’t around Emmett or Simone could be incredibly interesting.