This week on Switched at Birth, Bay and Regina both got carried away, while another Ghost of Switchmas Past showed up. Read on for five things we learned during Switched at Birth 5×08, “Left in Charge.”
1. Simone’s back.
Remember Simone from season 1? She’s Toby’s ex-girlfriend and the other half of the one night stand that led to Emmett and Bay’s breakup – and now she’s a pharma sales rep with designer clothes and a BMW. An insecure Bay feels intimidated by her seemingly perfect life, but Simone eventually admits her life isn’t as great as it seems. Yes, she’s making a lot of money, but she’s miserable. Specifically, she doesn’t have time for friends or relationships, she’s struggling to stay sober, and she’s jealous Bay turned her passion for art into a career.
2. Bay’s facing the realities of adulthood.
The Kennishes won’t help Bay pay her electric bill and neither will Regina, so she needs to get creative. Ally suggests hosting a turn-on-the-lights party and charging admission, which seems like a great idea. Well, until Bay lets guests party downstairs at The Cracked Mug in an attempt to impress Simone, which leads to a mug edition of beer pong. When the Leaning Tower of Teas-a (sorry) inevitably comes crashing down, a furious Regina demands that Bay cover the damage, and a reluctant Bay ends up having to sell her car.
Bay: “I’m the funky artist with the cool car – if I let her go, what does that make me?”
John: “The funky artist who can pay her bills.”
3. Toby gets paternal.
When a turn-the-lights-on party guest starts throwing around words like “short bus” and “retarded,” Toby calls him out – then Travis punches him out. Toby admits to Bay that he was already on edge after an awkward conversation with Simone during which she expressed her condolence about Carlton having Down syndrome. …Not the reaction Toby was looking for. Later in Switched at Birth 5×08, he meets up with Simone, she apologizes, and Toby properly introduces her to Carlton.
4. Chris has major aspirations.
Major League aspirations, to be specific. And while he’s preparing to try out for the Royals, he’s attempting to woo Daphne as well. They’re enjoying each other’s company until Chris gets a nosebleed and Daphne notices suspicious bruising on his arm. Is he taking steroids? After she goes to talk to Kathryn about her suspicions (without naming Chris specifically), Kathryn orders a mandatory drug test for the whole team. A furious Chris admits to Daphne that he was using steroids – to compensate for the rotator cuff strain a campus cop gave him during Switched at Birth 5×05.
5. Regina’s playing detective.
It’s been a couple of weeks since Luca’s father told Regina she was standing in the way of Luca having kids, but Regina’s still dwelling on his words. That combined with a bad Economic Strategies grade and a suspicious late-night text from class TA Lauren on Luca’s phone leads Regina to suspect he may be cheating. She and Kathryn do some online sleuthing and find out Luca and Lauren used to date, but after they accidentally “like” a couple of photos, Kathryn decides a stakeout is a better approach. After Lauren busts them, Luca reassures Regina that he only wants to be with her. Awwww.
What did you think of Switched at Birth 5×08?