Hope Paxton is a character in Switched at Birth who is introduced in Season 4. She is the mother to Will and the ex-wife to Eric. Regina believes she is dead until Will tells her she is alive in "There is My Heart." In "Between Hope and Fear" Regina goes to meet Hope to see if she really is as bad as Eric says she is. They trick Hope, and her significant other offers Daphne drugs, which proves Eric's point. Later in "A Mad Tea Party" Hope comes to Kansas City and kidnaps Will while Bay isn't watching. She also blackmails Regina and Eric.