Switched at Birth Season 3 Review “Dance Me to the End of Love”

Musical episodes of dramas like Switched at Birth can be a little strange. When they work, they can be silly and fun distractions from the normal running of things that still move the story forwards but, when they don’t, they can be a bit of an embarrassment. There’s no middle ground when it comes to episodes like “Dance Me to the End of Love” and, thankfully, more worked about the episode than didn’t. There were some awkward performances with actors who clearly didn’t want to be doing them but, when you couple that with the gloriously uplifting ending and sweet resolution to Travis’ storyline, that’s not so much of a problem.

Everyone got a go – Kathryn’s elaborate dream sequence tap number, Bay and Emmett’s walk down (someone else’s) memory lane and Toby’s Tom Cruise underwear dance might not have done anything to further the plot or any of their character development, but then they didn’t really have to. I’ll confess that I didn’t know what kind of episode this would be when I switched on and, with the element of surprise intact, there were only a handful of moments I actively disliked.




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