Ecce Mono is the 15th episode of the second season of Switched at Birth.
AN ALTERNATE REALITY IS REVEALED
What Bay, Daphne, Toby, and Emmett looked like as young kids and what Bay and Daphne might look like as teens in different circumstances.
What if Regina had told the hospital about the switch when she discovered it years ago? And what if both girls had been raised in the privileged Kennish household from age three?
Daphne has a cochlear implant and doesn’t know American Sign Language. Having been spoiled by her parents to make up for the switch, she’s manipulative and not the best student. Bay often mentions she is the most miserable person, but she hides it behind $400 sunglasses, and that she is empty inside. Daphne also doesn't care about Regina because she thinks she was her mom for 2 seconds and it was all a big mistake. Her relationship with Bay is bad because they never really talk. One day, Bay shows Daphne the letters Regina send her and tries to convince her to read them, then Bay tells her that they were hidden. Daphne tells Bay that there was probably a reason why Kathryn and John didn't show them, but in the end she then agrees to go looking for her. In the end of the episode we see her with Adrianna wanting to find out more. Everything.
Bay, on the other hand, is a straight-A student, often trying to compensate for being the Kennishes’ non-biological daughter often been ditched and left out. Bay also looks for her birth mother who she has never met. She paints pictures trying to imagine what she looks like and often tries to look for her. Bay meets Emmett outside a college party she got dragged into when he alerts her not to be in that neighborhood late at night. He gives her a ride and immediately become friends. He helps her look for her birthmother and after a long search they find an accordion folder that has restraining orders and letters from Regina. At the end of the episode we see her drive off with Emmett.
In addition, Kathryn is a successful author of bodice-ripping novels and, while still married to State Senator John Kennish, their marriage is far from perfect, Kathryn is having an affair and when John finds out Kathryn says "you look shocked" she says that she wasn't happy because John steamrolls her every time. John gets defensive when Kathryn says " look what's happened" and he says they got great girls. Kathryn says their daughters are a mess and it is all their fault. A courtroom battle takes place when they find put about the switch and want to have both girls. They win both of them. One day when Bay and Daphne come back they tell John they were looking for her. John gets angry and asks if she contacted them and tells them to tell him exactly what happened. Bay and Daphne don't say anything and Kathryn comes in. Kathryn explains they were children and they thought it was too much to handle. John backs off and asks the girls to invite Regina for dinner. They say it's too late because Regina is dead. They both storm off crying and John tells Kathryn he is going to fix it."There's no fixing it this time"says Kathryn.
In the final scene of the episode we see John collapse and fall on the ground from a heart attack. In the episode prior to this, or the real version of reality, Regina is the one who saves John by calling an ambulance, however this time Regina is not there to save John, and it can be assumed that John dies.
- D.W. Moffett as John Kennish
- Lea Thompson as Kathryn Kennish
- Lucas Grabeel as Toby Kennish
- Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez
- Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish
- Constance Marie as Regina Vasquez
- Giles Marini as Angelo Sorrento
- Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe
- In Ecce Mono, we learn that Regina has been arrested for driving under the influence twice, and that Daphne was in the car one of those times.
- Title reference: From the restoration attempt, Ecce Mono, by Cecilia Giménez of the original c.1930 fresco (mural painting), Ecce Homo, by Elías García Martinez.