This week’s Switched at Birth is full of families lying to each other and scheming, and the Kennish home isn’t even looking like the better option for a near-homeless Travis right now. For once, Toby is at the centre of things and organises a dinner so that Lana and Bay can meet. He’s right in saying that Lana’s unborn child is Bay’s half-sister but, with the Kennish’s freezing out Angelo, there’s certainly some reluctance at adding more problems to the mix. Awkward long-lost-family dinners have become almost normal for this clan.
Meanwhile, poor Travis’ home situation has reached a head, and Daphne notices that he’s been staying at the car wash more and more. We saw how awful his parents were towards him back in season one, and now Travis is threatening to move out amidst fights with his brother and dad. His mother’s reaction to Daphne (“right, the one who can talk”) goes some ways to demonstrating how hard it would be to be deaf and living with an unsympathetic family, and you can’t help but feel for the kid.