"Self-Portrait With Bandaged Ear"[title 1] is the thirteenth episode of ABC Family’s Switched at Birth Season One and the series overall. It was written by Becky Edwards and Steve Miner. It was originally aired on January 17th, 2012.
PlotEditEmmett is arrested by two police officers for tagging the billboard for Bay’s birthday, but they don’t realize he is deaf. Daphne goes to see Angelo for the first time and leaves with answers she did not want to hear. Divided by their differences, Emmett and Bay remain united even though Melody is not a fan of Bay. After Daphne spends most of her first game for Buckner on the bench, she discovers that the only reason they wanted her to play for them was for a disabilities grant. Meanwhile, Kathryn works on the book about the girls being switched, but Regina doesn’t approve. Regina and Angelo consider going into business together by opening up a salon.
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As Angelo makes Regina a business offer, Daphne finally confronts him about the reason he left. Meanwhile, Melody's opinion of Bay and Emmett's relationship doesn't improve when he gets in trouble. And the Kennish's entire case against the hospital is... more put in jeopardy when they learn that their lawyer is seeing Dale, a member of the hospital board. Meanwhile, at Buckner, Daphne is never allowed to play on the team. She then learns from Toby and Simone that Coach Medlock only put her on the team so Buckner would receive disability funding.
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Daphne: There's really no way to say I'm sorry for being weak.
Toby [to Daphne] This is about way more than one douchey coach, what is going on?
Daphne: [to Bay] You really think everything is about you, don't you?
Melody: [to Bay] You want to help Emmett? Then stay away.
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- ↑ From the 1889 painting, Self Portrait With Bandaged Ear by Vincent Van Gogh.