"The Trial"[title 1] is the twenty-ninth episode of ABC Family’s Switched at Birth Season One and the series overall. It was written by Joy Gregory and Becky Hartman Edwards, and it was directed by Bethany Rooney. It was originally aired on October 15th, 2012.


Bay must find a way to get Travis the money he took from John’s safe that she used to bail Zarra out of jail. Meanwhile, John starts to think Travis is stealing from his safe, not realizing it is Bay. Chef Jeff breaks up with an unsuspecting Melody.

Toby, Emmett and Nikki test out their new band, but Nikki’s boyfriend is uncomfortable with it, which causes problems. Melody finds out Daphne is dating Chef Jeff. The trial commences, and Craig gets a mother involved in an earlier baby switching incident to testify, solidifying their case. Bay confesses to Kathryn about taking the money from the carwash . Kathryn and John couldn’t be more disappointed in her, so Bay runs away to stay with Zarra.

ABC Family’s Official Summary


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Daphne and Jeff have been hanging out a lot more. Bay tries to find a way to get back the money she stole from her father before he checks his safe. Travis is worried because his job is on the line. The trial between the Kennishes and the hospital begins, with Angelo back in town to testify. Melody shows up at Jeff's house one night to retrieve her sunglasses and notices that Daphne's car is in the driveway, putting two-and-two together about their secret relationship. Daphne later reveals to Bay that she was about to take the next step with Jeff, and to Bay's surprise, it wouldn't have been her first time. Daphne wonder's why that's so surprising, saying that Bay isn't the only one allowed to have sex. Bay reveals that she's still a virgin and Daphne is shocked to realize that Bay and Emmett never slept together.

Melody confronts Daphne about her relationship with Jeff, but Daphne is convinced that she was just jealous. Out of desperation, Bay borrows money from Simone, who is still trying to redeem herself to Bay. Meanwhile, Toby, Nikki, and Emmett start up their band, only to have Nikki back out because of her boyfriend's disapproval. Emmett convinces Toby to get her back. Due to her conscience and Daphne's insistence, Bay tells Kathryn about the money incident, which ends up causing a huge rift between her and her parents. At the end of the episode, it is implied that Daphne slept with Jeff and Bay is shown moving in with Zara.

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The CastEdit




  • Phil Abrams as Ed Calston
  • Lise Colleen Simms as Olivia
  • Dee Wallace as Lorena McGowen
  • Annie Ilonzeh as Lana Bracelet
  • Erin Cipolletti as Becca Will
  • Charles Emmett as Judge
  • Jim Holmes as Angelo's Lawyer
  • Jack Jason as Interpreter


John: We have been cutting you slack, we have been making excuses for your bad behavior ever since we found out about the switch.
Daphne: I know you want to be smart and I do too. But I don't always want to wonder if we missed out on something really good because we were too scared.
Bay: You know, somebody who is sleeping with her 85 year old boss probably shouldn't throw stones.
Bay: I don't exactly give off the virginal vibe.
Bay: [to Daphne] Don't take this the wrong way, but you look the way I feel about this whole trial thing.
Daphne: I'm an open minded woman.

Melody: I mean, I never thought the relationship was going anywhere.

Regina: You mean, besides the bedroom?


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Title ReferenceEdit

  1. From the 1947 painting, The Trial by Sidney Nolan.


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