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The Best Episodes of Switched at Birth

Every episode of Switched at Birth ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Switched at Birth!

The story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case of meningitis, grew up with a single mother in a working-class neighborhood. Things come to a dramatic head when both families meet and struggle to learn how to live together for the sake of the girls.

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The best episode of "Switched at Birth" is "American Gothic", rated 10/10 from 1 user votes. It was directed by Steve Miner and written by Lizzy Weiss. "American Gothic" aired on 6/13/2011 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Dogs Playing Poker".

  • American Gothic
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #1 - American Gothic

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2011-06-13

    Kathryn questions why Regina isn't joining in the lawsuit against the hospital. Meanwhile, Daphne goes out with Liam and encounters new difficulties dating a hearing person; and Bay finds a kindred spirit in Ty, who hails from Daphne's old neighborhood.

    Director: Steve Miner

    Writer: Lizzy Weiss

  • Dogs Playing Poker
    10.0/10 2 votes

    #2 - Dogs Playing Poker

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2011-07-04

    Kathryn and John insist on having Ty over for dinner after they learn that Bay has been seeing him secretly. Elsewhere, Toby asks Daphne and Emmett to help him win a poker game, which puts Daphne in an uncomfortable position.

    Director: Bethany Rooney

    Writer: Joy Gregory

  • The Stag Hunt
    10.0/10 2 votes

    #3 - The Stag Hunt

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2011-07-18

    Bay believes she's uncovered her birth father's identity online, so she asks Daphne and Emmett to accompany her when she meets him. Meanwhile, John and Kathryn suspect Regina is to blame for the hospital's recent actions regarding their lawsuit.

    Director: Michael Lange

    Writer: Sean Reycraft

  • The Tempest
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #4 - The Tempest

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2012-01-10

    Bay fails to dazzle Melody with her American Sign Language skills. Elsewhere, Kathryn contemplates writing a book about her baby-swap experience; Daphne befriends an old pal of Bay's; and Wilke and Toby seek to make a profit by selling phony IDs.

    Director: Mel Damski

    Writer: Anne Kenney

  • Las Dos Fridas
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #5 - Las Dos Fridas

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2012-02-07

    Kathryn's mother visits the family and forms a bond with Daphne, yet Daphne still feels a strong connection with where she was raised. Meanwhile, Bay and Regina look into Angelo's disappearance; and Toby realizes he can only please Simone if he changes.

    Director: Chris Grismer

    Writer: Henry Robles

  • The Art of Painting
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #6 - The Art of Painting

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2012-02-21

    Things don't go well at Regina's art show, where Emmett's parents get into a big fight. Meanwhile, Kathryn's latest actions may jeopardize the lawsuit against the hospital; and Daphne feels caught in the middle regarding her two schools.

    Director: Norman Buckley

    Writer: Anne Kenney, Joy Gregory

  • Game On
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #7 - Game On

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2012-03-06

    Bay must testify in Emmett's custody case, and Emmett's actions threaten to end their relationship. Elsewhere, a nervous Daphne prepares for a basketball tournament between her current and former teams; and Kathryn has a meeting with a New York editor.

    Director: Ron Lagomarsino

    Writer: Becky Hartman Edwards, Lizzy Weiss

  • Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #8 - Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2012-03-20

    The Carlton prom gets underway, and Travis tags along with Daphne and Wilke, while Emmett feels the weight of the secret he's keeping from Bay. Elsewhere, Angelo resurfaces; and Kathryn and John's lawyer crosses a line.

    Director: Michael Lange

    Writer: Lizzy Weiss

  • This Is the Color of My Dreams
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #9 - This Is the Color of My Dreams

    Season 1 Episode 23 - Aired 2012-09-03

    Bay returns from a trip abroad with a new boyfriend, but she must face issues from her past concerning Emmett and Angelo. Meanwhile, Daphne seeks employment help from Kathryn; and Regina impulsively makes a big decision.

    Director: Steve Miner

    Writer: Lizzy Weiss

  • The Intruder
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #10 - The Intruder

    Season 1 Episode 24 - Aired 2012-09-10

    Regina and Angelo face repercussions from their marriage. Meanwhile, Bay meets a fellow street artist; Daphne and Emmett enter their zombie movie in a film festival; and John's baseball record is in jeopardy of being broken.

    Director: Patrick R. Norris

    Writer: Chad Fiveash, James Patrick Stoteraux

  • The Shock of Being Seen
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #11 - The Shock of Being Seen

    Season 1 Episode 25 - Aired 2012-09-17

    Daphne causes a huge mishap at the restaurant, and she grows closer with her boss in the aftermath. Elsewhere, Bay manipulates a situation with her two dads to get what she wants; and Kathryn is envious of the attention an interviewer showers on Regina.

    Director: Steve Miner

    Writer: Becky Hartman Edwards, Joy Gregory

  • Tree of Forgiveness
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #12 - Tree of Forgiveness

    Season 1 Episode 26 - Aired 2012-09-24

    Emmett meets a girl who's a fellow motorcycle enthusiast. Meanwhile, John is enraged when his car wash gets tagged; and Kathryn slyly finds a way to get Toby to stop moping around the house.

    Director: David Paymer

    Writer: Michael V. Ross, Ariel Rubin

  • The Declaration of Independence
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #13 - The Declaration of Independence

    Season 1 Episode 27 - Aired 2012-10-01

    Daphne struggles to decipher Jeff's signals. Elsewhere, Bay and Zarra try to find out who's ruining their street art.

    Director: Steve Miner

    Writer: Anne Kenney

  • We Are the Kraken of Our Own Sinking Ships
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #14 - We Are the Kraken of Our Own Sinking Ships

    Season 1 Episode 28 - Aired 2012-10-08

    John and Kathryn invite Alex to a family dinner, but Bay leaves during the meal to answer Zarra's plea for help. Meanwhile, a coworker asks Daphne to lie to Jeff; Toby grows closer with Nikki; and Regina reaches out to Patrick.

    Director: Ron Lagomarsino

    Writer: Henry Robles

  • The Trial
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #15 - The Trial

    Season 1 Episode 29 - Aired 2012-10-15

    The trial involving the hospital's error gets under way. Meanwhile, Bay tries to return the cash she secretly took from John; Daphne and Jeff's relationship encounters obstacles; and Toby starts a new band.

    Director: Bethany Rooney

    Writer: Becky Hartman Edwards, Joy Gregory

  • Street Noises Invade the House
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #16 - Street Noises Invade the House

    Season 1 Episode 30 - Aired 2012-10-22

    In the first-season finale, the trial ends with a surprising outcome. Meanwhile, Bay leaves with Zarra and doesn't inform anyone; and Daphne and Jeff's romance is revealed.

    Director: Steve Miner

    Writer: Lizzy Weiss

  • The Door to Freedom
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #17 - The Door to Freedom

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2013-01-07

    In the second-season opener, a newly wealthy Angelo buys expensive presents for everyone. Meanwhile, John and Kathryn contemplate entering the political arena; Bay faces cheating accusations; and Daphne lands in hot water because of Jeff.

    Director: Steve Miner

    Writer: Lizzy Weiss

  • Duel Between Two Women
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #18 - Duel Between Two Women

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2013-01-21

    Melody hosts a tolerance retreat after tension builds between the hearing and deaf students at Carlton. Elsewhere, Kathryn's remarks during a radio interview may jeopardize John's campaign; and Regina gets some alarming health news.

    Director: John Behring

    Writer: Anne Kenney

  • Human/Need/Desire
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #19 - Human/Need/Desire

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2013-02-11

    Bay hosts an anti-Valentine's Day party, where Noah and Travis get into a fight. Meanwhile, Angelo and Lana call a temporary truce; and Regina disagrees with the Kennishes on how to deal with a situation concerning Daphne's food truck.

    Director: Norman Buckley

    Writer: Lizzy Weiss, Bekah Brunstetter

  • Drive in the Knife
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #20 - Drive in the Knife

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2013-02-18

    Daphne and Travis quarrel, while Bay and Noah's romance thrives. Elsewhere, Toby becomes intrigued by a new girl who's working as a volunteer for his dad's campaign.

    Director: Steve Miner

    Writer: Chad Fiveash, James Patrick Stoteraux

  • Uprising
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #21 - Uprising

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2013-03-04

    Daphne leads her classmates in a protest against the closing of their school, and Bay's efforts to join them are met with resistance. The episode is presented entirely through American Sign Language.

    Director: Steve Miner

    Writer: Lizzy Weiss

  • Introducing the Miracle
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #22 - Introducing the Miracle

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2013-03-11

    The Carlton students learn the outcome of their protest. Meanwhile, John's campaign concludes abruptly; Emmett contemplates telling Bay about Daphne and Noah's kiss; Lana's labor begins; and an inebriated Regina turns up at Angelo's door.

    Director: Ron Lagomarsino

    Writer: Becky Hartman Edwards, Lizzy Weiss

  • Mother and Child Divided
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #23 - Mother and Child Divided

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2013-06-10

    Regina returns from rehab early to spend time with Daphne, who has bonded with her biological parents while Regina was away. Meanwhile, Bay runs into Ty; Travis proves to be a bad influence on Emmett; and Kathryn and Nikki don't see eye to eye.

    Director: Ron Lagomarsino

    Writer: Lizzy Weiss

  • Distorted House
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #24 - Distorted House

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2013-06-17

    Bay discovers some surprising info about Ty's time in the military as she reconnects with him. Meanwhile, Toby and Travis covet the same position at John's car wash; and Kathryn and Daphne have trouble accepting Bay's desire to stay with Regina.

    Director: Fred Gerber

    Writer: Joy Gregory, Henry Robles

  • The Good Samaritan
    10.0/10 1 votes

    #25 - The Good Samaritan

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2013-06-24

    Toby and Nikki's relationship is strained by work and wedding planning, so Bay tries to help Toby find a release by booking a gig for his band. Meanwhile, Regina and Bay's messiness irks Angelo; and Jace introduces Daphne to a new adventure.

    Director: Zetna Fuentes

    Writer: Becky Hartman Edwards, Bekah Brunstetter