Read on for our recap of season 3 episode 7: “Memory Is Your Image Of Perfection“.
After Child Protective Services visit Sharee at home, she confronts Daphne (Katie LeClerc) about breaking her promises. Sharee’s mom is getting worse with her mood swings and shows up to school, screaming, and dragging Sharee out of there.
Determined to help Sharee and her mom, Daphne tries to get them a meeting with a doctor. When the psychologist runs late, things go bad. Fast. Sharee’s mom had no idea that her mental health was being questioned and she freaks out and leaves the office with Sharee. When Daphne goes in to speak to the doctor..she discovers he’s been stabbed. STABBED. Sharee’s mom STABBED HIM with a pair of scissors! What the hell Switched at Birth? I feel like I’m watching HBO!
I feel bad for thinking he was a jerk earlier. By some miracle, Daphne is able to Pulp Fiction the life back into him. I don’t know how she worked through her shock because I think I was watching the show through my fingers!
In other news, Regina (Constance Marie) is surprised to learn that her mom is against the new project she’s working on for East Riverside. She should not be surprised however, that her new boss is an ass. He’s basically keeping her around because she’s “from that area” and it will look better for him in the long run. He’s gross.
Melody (Marlee Matlin) is focusing on helping Emmett (Sean Berdy) and Travis (Ryan Lane) get into college. She sets up interviews for them but is shocked when Travis skips his and then lies about it. Mary Beth, who is just so adorable, tries to explain that because Travis’ family life wasn’t so great, he may just want to stick around now that he has a proper home. In other happy news, Melody gets herself a date with Gabe, the cute audio tech who helped Emmett’s dad with his cochlear implant. Yay! He’s cute.
Pumped that her hand has begun to heal, Bay (Vanessa Marano) is blindsided when she learns what’s really going on with her parents. Determined to get them back together, Bay and Toby (Lucas Grabeel) plan a Parent Trap situation that involves an arcade and 15 minutes to eat a really big ice cream sundae. When the arguing begins, Bay and Toby retreat to an arcade game. The fun doesn’t last though when Bay realizes she is unable to move her fingers.
Bay is taken to the doctor and learns she will need surgery. She is shocked when she realizes she may not regain movement for a few months. She is even more shocked to learn that she may not be able to continue with her art.
This episode of Switched at Birth was intense. I’m sad for the girls and I’m not sure how to feel about the parents. John was wrong for kissing someone else but there’s something about being kicked out of the home he shares with his family because Kathryn wants “adventure” that bugs me. Like, I get it and she should do that. But couldn’t she try achieving that with her family?