SWITCHED AT BIRTH “Pandora’s Box” Review

SWITCHED AT BIRTH "Pandora’s Box" Season 1 Episode 8 - "I knew." And with these two words,SWITCHED AT BIRTH takes on a completely different direction. Besides the hormonally-charged kissing, "Pandora’s Box" exposes lies, blame and guilt. The anger and feelings that are directed at Regina from all sides isolate not only her, but the others as well. Bay, Daphne and Kathryn/John are experiencing emotions that are unique to each of them. Bay feels abandoned by Regina. Daphne feels betrayed by her; and has the additional burden of knowing that Angelo left because of her (indirectly at least). Kathryn and John feel cheated out of their time with Daphne. Constance Marie, LeClerc and Marano give good, strong performances, handling the emotional scenes with restraint but effectively conveying the pain they each feel. It will be interesting to see how the characters evolve and how their relationships change after this episode.

Is everyone’s indignation misplaced? Are there feelings toward Regina just an extension of what they were already feeling, but now have been confirmed? I don’t really know what to think. She was wrong not to reveal the truth, especially to the Kennishes, but her fear that Daphne would be taken away was a valid one. Daphne probably would have been taken from her, in light of Regina’s alcoholism and related troubles. I think the fact that Regina considered Daphne her own child and raised her as such counts for something. Read More...



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