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"The Door to Freedom"[title 1] is the first episode of ABC Family's Switched at Birth Season Two, and it is the thirty-first episode of the series overall. It was written by Lizzy Weiss and directed by Steve Miner. It was premiered on January 7th, 2013.

Plot

Angelo uses his winnings from the trial to buy the Kennishes and the Vasquezes presents, which include a food truck for Daphne. Bay, now behaving studiously, is accused of cheating on her French test and is put up against Buckner’s honor board. Carlton starts a pilot program for kids with deaf siblings or parents.

Daphne and Emmett meet Teo, a new hearing student. Angelo and Regina start making plans for their future dream house. Melody makes Daphne take her Deaf Studies seminar since she no longer works at Maize. John decides to run for the state senate seat, even though it’s originally Kathryn’s dream.

Toby accidentally overhears Angelo and Lana talking about Lana’s pregnancy and how Angelo is the father. Toby reluctantly shares the Angelo news with Bay, who then takes it out on Angelo when he helps her at her honor board meeting. Chef Jeff puts a stop to Daphne’s texting and tells her they can never see each other again. Daphne in turn tells Travis they will never get together. Later, Daphne apologizes and learns that Travis’ parents are planning on kicking him out. Bay asks Daphne for help convincing her parents to transfer to Carlton’s pilot program.

ABC Family's Official Summary

Recap

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Angelo uses his winnings from the trial to buy the Kennishes and the Vasquezes presents, which include a food truck for Daphne. Bay, who is now behaving studiously, is accused of cheating on her French test and is put up against Buckner's honor board. Carlton starts a pilot program for kids with deaf siblings or parents. Daphne and Emmett meet Teo, a new hearing student. Angelo and Regina start making plans for their future dream house. Melody makes Daphne take her Deaf Studies seminar since she no longer works at Maize. John decides to run for the state senate seat, even though it’s originally Kathryn's dream. Toby accidentally overhears Angelo and Lana talking about Lana’s pregnancy and how Angelo is the father. Toby reluctantly shares the Angelo news with Bay, who then takes it out on Angelo when he helps her at her honor board meeting. Jeff puts a stop to Daphne’s texting and tells her they can never see each other again. Daphne in turn tells Travis they will never get together. Later, Daphne apologizes and learns that Travis’ parents are planning on kicking him out. Bay asks Daphne for help convince the Kennishes to let transfer to the Carlton pilot program.

The Cast

Main

Recurring

Guest

  • Robert Curtis Brown as Ivan Roman
  • Jessica Tuck as Merkie
  • Matthew Arkin as Mr. Reynolds
  • Bob Glouberman as Mr. Feldman
  • Grace Bannon as Student Monitor
  • Javier Estrella as Buckner Security Guard

Music Featured

Song Artist Notes Link
Anymore of This Matthew Perryman Jones & Mindy Smith To be added. Citation needed!
Something Beautiful Anabel Englund To be added. Citation needed!
We Rise Like Smoke Kyler England To be added. Citation needed!

Quotes

Bay: I may not be valedictorian. But I'm determined not to be in the bottom ten either!
Daphne: Well, here's to being switched at birth and getting a food truck to compensate for the damages.
Daphne: I'm afraid that I'm into whatever I can't have. What does that say about me?
John: What's Angelo gonna do? Give everybody presents?
Bay: Because crazy and unfair things never happen to me?
Toby: I'm so above my pay grade here.


Trivia

  • Travis asks Daphne about the baseball player named, Dummy Hoy. This is referred to the movie called, "Dummy Hoy: A Deaf Hero", which the actor, who plays Travis, Ryan Lane, also played Dummy Hoy.
    • Also, Dummy Hoy (b.1862 - d.1961) was actually real person, which his biography can be found on Wikipedia or other reliable sources.

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Title Reference

  1. From the c.1936 painting, La clef des champs, by Rene Magritte. Which means "The Door to Freedom" in English.

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