List of Switched at Birth characters
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Switched at Birth is an American television drama series centering around Bay Kennish and Daphne Vasquez, who at the age of 15 learn that they were switched at birth. The wealthy Kennish family must struggle with the fact that their biological daughter is deaf from having meningitis as a child and must accept the character of working-class, recovering alcoholic Regina Vasquez, Daphne's single "mother." Bay Kennish attempts to find out how her life would have been if she hadn't been switched at birth. The one-hour long series premiered on June 6, 2011.
- 1 Main characters
- 2 Recurring characters
- 3 Other characters
- 4 References
Bay Madeline Kennish
Played by Vanessa Marano, Bay Kennish is the artistic, headstrong legal daughter of John and Kathryn Kennish; and the biological daughter of Regina Vasquez and Angelo Sorrento. She is a talented graffiti artist with a wild streak. In the first episode, she is arrested for attempting to buy a beer with a fake ID. She questions her entire upbringing, as she tries to integrate herself into the life she would've had with Regina. She becomes attracted to Ty, an old friend of Daphne and Regina's, and they begin a relationship in the second episode. She often clashes with Daphne, especially when it comes to Daphne's relationship with Liam (Bay's ex-boyfriend). She is described as a drama queen, and has no compunction about using whatever she has to get what she wants and is not afraid to speak her mind. She is curious about her biological father, and tries to find out who he is. They are reunited in "The Homecoming" and Bay is eager to get to know him, against the wishes of her parents and Regina.
In the episode "Dogs Playing Poker," Bay gets caught sneaking around with Ty, which leads to her parents inviting him over for dinner. He reveals that he enlisted in the army, much to Bay's Dismay. Bay gives him a painting of her trademark "Axe Girl" in an army helmet. The two almost end up sleeping together, but Bay refuses, insisting that she just came to say goodbye, and departs in tears.
Later, she begins a relationship with Daphne's best friend, Emmett. The two have a turbulent relationship due to their differences, then Bay breaks up with Emmett after she finds out that he had sex with her former best friend Simone, who was also Toby's girlfriend at the time of the fling.
In "This is the Color of My Dreams," Bay comes home from her summer trip with a new boyfriend named Alex and appears genuinely happily. However, things do not last long between them after it becomes clear that Bay is still not over Emmett. Her feelings become more complicated when she sees a mural Emmett painted of their relationship - showing hopes of eventually making up - which leads to her breaking it off with Alex.
Bay and Emmett eventually meet up and Emmett tells Bay he is deeply sorry about what happened between him and Simone, and that it meant nothing to either of them. Despite his sincere and heartfelt apology, Bay doesn't think they will ever be the same, although Emmett has still clearly not lost all hope.
In "We Are the Kraken of Our Own Sinking Ships," Bay gets a call from her new friend Zarra, a street artist, during a dinner with Alex's parents. Zarra asks Bay to bail her out of jail. Bay then drags Alex along with her as she tries to put together the $1,500 needed. She ends up stealing money from her father's safe in an act of desperation. She soon finds out that Zarra lied to her and got her to pay for her friend's bailout as well - without telling her that was why the bail was so high - and walks off, promising to pay her back (although it is implied she does not mean it), thus leaving Bay to pay back the money she stole from her father on her own.
In "The Trial," Bay tries to return the cash she stole from John's business safe. By the end of the episode Bay moves out of the house and goes to live with Zarra after a fight with John and Kathryn.
In "Street Noises Invade the House", Bay runs into Emmett right before she leaves home and he picks up on her intentions. Emmett asks to go with John to find Bay. Emmett finds Bay sleeping in the back of her car in an abandoned parking lot in Oklahoma. Bay and Emmett share a moment in which Bay realizes that Emmett really cares about her. They almost kiss, until John drives away and Emmett asks Bay if he could ride back with her. She signs "sure".
In The Door to Freedom Bay is accused of cheating on her French exam, decides to transfer to Carlton, and finds out Angelo's secret: He got a woman pregnant.
In Tightrope Walker Bay tells Zane that Regina is an alcoholic. Regina confronts Bay thereabout and angrily scolds her for it. Severely hurt, Bay forgives Regina for her outburst after she comes to her room to apologize, the two then decide to keep it secret, and Regina promises to go back to her classes and get help.
In "Human/Need/Desire", Bay reveals her true feelings to Noah and they share an intense kiss that kicks off their new and exhilarating relationship at Carlton.
In "Introducing the Miracle", Bay breaks up with Noah when she realizes that he has feelings for Daphne.
In the latter half of Season 2, Bay and Ty meet by coincidence at an amusement park Bay then gets hired at. The two begin to hang out, and Bay expresses her concern for Ty's mental well-being. Bay's feelings for Ty slowly begin to rekindle, though she does not allow herself to fall for Ty after having her heart broken by (and still belonging to) Emmett.
In "Distorted House" Bay moves in with Regina and Angelo, they form a strong family bond, and Bay gets to know her biological parents, much to Kathryn and Daphne's dismay.
In "Departure Of Summer" Ty and Bay break up after Bay finds a condom on the floor and another girls underwear in Ty's room. This may lead to the rekindling of her relationship with Emmett.
Daphne Paloma Vasquez
Played by Katie Leclerc, Daphne is the deaf legal daughter of Angelo Sorrento and Regina Vasquez, and John and Kathryn's Kennish biological daughter. Daphne lost her hearing at a young age due to meningitis but is able to hear slightly with the help of hearing aids. In the episode "American Gothic," she goes on a date with Liam Lupo, but leaves after his friends show up and make fun of her. The two later make up in the following episode, and make their relationship official in the episode "Dance Amongst Daggers." By the end of the episode, however, Daphne breaks up with Liam to save her relationship with Bay. It is revealed in "American Gothic" that Daphne likes Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, and T-Pain, and is agnostic.
Daphne is best friends with fellow (deaf) classmate Emmett Bledsoe, who drives her to school every day on his motorcycle. It is clear that Emmett has a crush on Daphne, but she is unaware of this. In the episode "Dance Amongst Daggers," they have a quareel that ends with Emmett leaving the Kennishes' house in anger. However, they make up in the following episode.
Daphne is also close with Ty, a boy from her neighborhood, describing him "like her big brother." It is revealed in the episode "Portrait of My Father" that Daphne's father abandoned her and Regina when she was little. In "Dogs Playing Poker," she admits that she, along with Emmett, are good at poker due to being extra aware of body language. This leads Toby to have them help him get out of debt with his friend Wilke. Unfortunately, Daphne misreads Wilke's intentions and gets Toby into deeper financial troubles. It is later revealed that Daphne had a crush on Emmett, but it was too little too late as Emmett had already begun a relationship with Bay and firmly stated he'd be faithful to her.
Shortly after, Daphne begins a relationship with Wilke, only to have it end when he is sent to boarding school in "Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time." In "The Declaration Of Independence", Daphne struggles to decipher her boss Chef Jeff's signals when she begins to go out with him.
In We are the Kraken of Our Own Sinking Ships a coworker asks Daphne to lie to Jeff to save his own skin when he makes a mistake during cooking. In The Trial Daphne and Jeff's relationship encounters obstacles and they end up sleeping together. Jeff ends the relationship with Daphne.
In "Street Noises Invade the House", Daphne and Bay reminisce about their lives the day before they found out they were switched, mentioning how they must have seen each other before at a familiar pizza place. In "The Door to Freedom", Daphne is still upset after all that happened with Jeff, and snaps at Travis for scaring her though she later apologizes and the twosome plot to start a food truck business.
In "Mother and Child Divided", when Regina returns, Daphne is already close to the Kennishes.
In Departure Of Summer", Daphne's forced to own up to her mistake regarding her blackmail of senator Codo.
Regina Theresa Vasquez
Played by Constance Marie, Regina Vasquez is the mother of Daphne Vasquez and the biological mother of Bay Kennish. Before moving into the Kennishes' guest house, she, Daphne, and her mother Adriana lived in fictional working-class East Riverside, Missouri, where she was a hair stylist. Wihle she clashes with John and Kathryn, she tries to make things work for Daphne's sake. She doesn't hesitate to resist, however, when she sees that the two are trying to co-parent Daphne, insisting that Daphne is hers.
In "American Gothic", we learn that Regina is an alcoholic, and collects AA chips as rewards for staying sober. Her relatives were also alcoholics, and she tells Bay that she's trying to keep her from going down the same path. She also mentions she's an Atheist.
Regina's best friend is Melody Bledsoe, the mother of Daphne's best friend Emmett. Melody points out that Regina and Bay share some traits: they're smart, strong-willed, and they both have a passion for art.
By the end of "Dance Amongst Daggers," Regina has accepted the invitation to go on a date with a guy she met at the Kennishes' fundraiser. She is upset when her former partner, Angelo, returns to try and work at a relationship with their biological daughter, Bay, since she believes that he left because of Daphne's meningitis diagnosis. She agrees to be his business partner in order to open up her dream salon, but refuses to take him back, as she is in a relationship with Patrick, an art gallery owner.
Later on, however, Regina decides to marry Angelo to keep him from being deported. When she tells Patrick, he is furious and breaks off their relationship. In "Street Noises Invade the House", Regina gets half of Angelo's money because she's married to him.
In "The Awakening Conscience", Angelo tells Regina that he got a woman named Lana pregnant, and upset, Regina walks out. Even though it happened before they married, Regina goes to tell Kathryn and tries to figure out how to tell Bay. Later however, when she's having lunch with Bay, she finds out Bay already knows and that Bay had gotten into a quarrel with him about it. Regina then realizes that Angelo told her about the pregnancy simply because he was afraid Bay might tell her first. Later, however, Lana decides to give the child up for adoption.
In another storyline, Regina finds out that she can no longer cut hair or sign anymore, due to a medical problem with her wrists. She gets a new job, but is fired after the first day, because she oversleeps due to being drunk from a celebratory glass of Champagne. After this, and through the influence of Zane, a friend from her past, she starts drinking again.
In "Tightrope Walker" Bay finds out Regina has been drinking again and she was drunk the other night when she came home without her car. Bay confronts her about her return and the two get into a quarrel about it. Regina later tries to apologize to Bay, and asks her to keep it a secret, promising to go back to AA.
In "Uprising", Daphne finds out that Regina is drinking again when she finds her passed out on the sofa and smells the alcohol on her breath. This further strains their relationship, which had already been suffering due to Regina's inability to sign. In "Introducing the Miracle", Regina's drinking is discovered on all sides and she's sent to rehab.
In "Distorted House", Regina is pleased that she and Bay are living together with Angelo, and tells Bay to stay as long as she wants. In "The Good Samaritan", Regina tells Daphne it's easier living with Bay.
Played by D. W. Moffett, John is the father of Bay and Toby Kennish and the biological father of Daphne Vasquez. He used to play professional baseball, and he and Daphne share a love for athletics. This leads him to press Daphne too hard to succeed in basketball, and she snaps at him for it. However, the two make up. John becomes friends with Daphne's basketball coach, Melody Bledsoe, and they are shown talking frequently throughout the Kennishes' fundraiser in "Dance Amongst Daggers."
Kathryn had suspicions that he had cheated on her in the past with a woman named Sarah Lazar, although he assures her that it was nothing but a rumor. In "The Intruder", John is shocked that Regina married Angelo and enraged when his carwash gets tagged. In "Street Noises Invade the House", John and Emmett go looking for Bay they find her asleep in the back of her car in a parking lot in Texas, and John and Bay talk everything out and are now on good terms. In "The Awakening", John finds out about Angelo's baby.
Played by Lea Thompson, Kathryn is the mother of Bay and Toby Kennish and the biological mother of Daphne Vasquez. At first, she wasn't too excited about telling her friends that Bay and Daphne were switched at birth for the sake of maintaining her reputation, but after some pressing from Regina, she finally comes clean at a fundraiser.
She also opposed Daphne riding a motorcycle driven by Emmett, but it was again Regina who saves the day, telling her that Daphne was not her kid and that she and John should not try to co-parent her. Kathryn and Regina more often clash than compliment each other, but they have their moments. For example, Kathryn helps get Regina a job at a local salon. In This is the Color of My Dreams, Kathryn finally releases her book on the switch, causing some problems in the Kennish household.
Kathryn slowly finds a way to get Toby to stop moping around the house. In "Awakening Conscience", Kathryn finds out about Angelo's baby from Regina and they are both trying to figure out how to tell Bay. Regina tells Kathryn that she wants to tell Bay. In "Introducing the Miracle", Kathryn finds out from Bay that Regina has begun drinking again and that she was sent to rehab.
Toby Christopher Kennish
Played by Lucas Grabeel, Toby is the older brother of Bay and the biological brother of Daphne. Toby plays guitar in a band called Guitar Face with his best friend Wilke and Daphne's best friend, Emmett, who joins the band in "Dance Amongst Daggers."
It is revealed in "Dogs Playing Poker" that Toby is an avid poker player, and it has gotten him into some trouble in the past. He tells his parents that he's playing miniature golf with his friends when he goes to play. He has Daphne and Emmett help him win several poker games to help him get out of debt with Wilke, but after Daphne misreads Wilke's intentions, he loses a lot of money and is furious with Daphne. He subsequently sells his band equipment in order to help pay off the debt.
He begins dating Simone, who is known to manipulate others in order to fit her own needs. She ultimately ends up cheating on him with Emmett, Bay's boyfriend at the time, at a basketball game. When Toby finds out about Simone's fling, it ends their relationship. Over the summer Toby gets a new girlfriend name Jenna.
Toby soon begins to consider starting a new band after another hangout with Nikki, a girl he meets while performing gospel music, at his mother's request. As a result of his time with Nikki (whom he seems to like), he has a change of heart about Emmett, is finally able to forgive him for his one-night stand with Simone, and Nikki eventually becomes his girlfriend.
Their relationship is rocky, as Nikki refuses to have sex with Toby because of a pledge she took. Emmett shows Toby a picture of Nikki at a party topless. When Toby asks her about it, she says, "I'm not going to apologize to you for who I was." Toby later realizes that he was wrong and surprises her at her youth group to apologize.
Nikki then tells Toby that she is leaving for a while for a special job and to assure that Toby won't lose her, he proposes, and she accepts. When the man who killed Nikki's father is imprisoned, Toby decides to arrange a visit with him for Nikki in hopes that she will find closure over her father's death. After Nikki walks away from the man in the visiting center, Toby begins to chastise the killer. During the conversation, Toby is told that Nikki's father was a meth dealer, and was killed as part of a deal gone bad. Toby is torn over whether to tell Nikki. When he does, Toby and Nikki find that her mother had known.
Wedding plans for the two are made during the second half of Season 2. Upon realizing the resistance to their nuptials by Toby's parents and Nikki's mother, the two call off the ceremony on the actual day, after having had sex the night before, and they choose to elope instead.
Played by Sean Berdy, Emmett is the longtime best friend of Daphne. He is also deaf and doesn't speak verbally, preferring to communicate through American Sign Language. He rides a motorcycle and drives Daphne to their school, much to the dismay of the Kennishes. Despite their concerns and his being deaf, Emmett is proven to be a good driver. He is very protective of Daphne and it soon becomes clear from the beginning that he has had a long-time crush on her, but doesn't make his feelings known to her. He grew up in an all-deaf family and for this reason has trouble relating to people who hear, once describing his "perfect girlfriend" as "hot, smart, funny, into motorcycles...and deaf."
After helping Bay find her father, the two bond and become good friends. Emmett soon realizes he likes Bay, which leads to them dating and eventually starting a serious relationship. Together, the couple face a multitude of challenges. Due to a heated custody battle, Emmett becomes so angry that he has sex with Simone while also having a fight with Bay.
At prom, Emmett reveals his actions to Bay and she breaks up with him and leaves the prom in tears. Six months later, in an effort to win Bay back, Emmett paints their relationship in a timeline on a brick wall. Bay and Emmett meet up and Emmett tells Bay that he is deeply sorry about what happened between him and Simone, and that it meant nothing to either him or Simone. However, Bay doesn't think they will ever be the same. Despite this, Emmett tells Bay he's going to keep trying to win her back no matter how long it takes, which is later confirmed by Daphne, who says that if Emmett has as much as a little hope, he'll wait forever.
In "Tree of Forgiveness", Emmett meets a deaf girl (Ashley Fiolek) who's a fellow motorcycle enthusiast. Daphne, who is eager for Emmett to simply move on from Bay for the sake of his happiness, tells him that the new biker is his "perfect girl" because she's deaf and into motorcycles, but Emmett tells her that he already has found his perfect girl in Bay. In "We Are the Kraken of Our Own Ship", Toby comes over to Emmett's house and talks about starting a new band with him; forgiving him for sleeping with Simone and the two renew their friendship.
In "Street Noises Invade The House", Emmett tells Bay he will always find her and that he will never give up on her. They had a moment where they almost kissed until John drove away and Emmett asks Bay if he can ride back with her and she agrees.
In "Duel of Two Women", Emmett asks Bay why they aren't together anymore, and Bay tells him that being friends is all she can handle, since she just started Carlton and has no friends there other than Emmett, Daphne, and Noah. Emmett replies with, "It's too hard to be with you, but not be with you," which breaks Bay's heart.
In "Drive in the Knife", Bay tells Emmett that she has begun a new relationship with Noah, but, to her surprise, Emmett kisses her. He asks her whether she has really moved on from him before he walks away. Bay isn't really over Emmett, but she feels she can't trust him anymore after he slept with Simone.
In "As The Shadows Deepen", Emmett helps Bay have a Deaf Day at maui to bring in more customs since the park has been losing business. when Emmett helps Bay it causes problems when Ty sees the two of them together.
In "What Goes Up Must Come Down", Emmett is not happy that his dad is getting a cochlear implant.
In " Departure Of Summer", Emmett comforts Bay when she comes to him crying after her break up with Ty. She asks why guys cheat. He then realizes Ty cheated on her. She asks him why he cheated on her, and he tells her he was dumb and wrong for what he did to her, and that it did not mean anything. She asks how can it not meant anything sex is a big deal, you just don't do it when you're mad or going off to war. Emmett then tells Bay that Ty will regret what he missed out on and what he lost. Then Emmett hugs Bay.
Angelo Giovanni Sorrento
Played by Gilles Marini, Angelo Sorrento is Bay's biological father, Daphne's legal father, and Regina's legal husband by law. He left Regina and Daphne when she was three after discovering that she wasn't his biological daughter. He returns looking for Bay in "The Homecoming" after he learns the girls had been switched at birth. Despite resistance from the rest of her family, Bay begins forming a relationship with him. Angelo also tells Regina that he wanted them to get back together so they could be a family with Bay, but Regina refuses.
He is then arrested due to an outstanding warrant in Italy. When Angelo comes back, Regina wants nothing to do with him, after he gets another woman pregnant. Even though Regina has not forgiven him, she marries him so that he will not be deported and he can get to know his daughters, although Angelo mostly wants to know Bay, with whom he has formed a close relationship. In "Distorted House", Bay moves in with Regina and Angelo and they form a strong family bond; Angelo is happy to have them.
Played by Marlee Matlin, Melody Bledsoe is the mother of Emmett Bledsoe and the best friend of Regina Vasquez. She is divorced from her ex-husband, Cameron, her polar opposite when it comes to parenting. Like her son, Melody is deaf although she can speak on some occasions due to being forced to attend speech therapy when she was young. She is overprotective and judgmental. Melody is upset when Emmett initially tells her that he wants to date Bay, believing that hearing and deaf relationships cannot succeed. This leads her to humiliate Bay at a dinner night with Emmett, Bay, and Regina. She gets into a dispute with Regina, but they reconcile and Melody eventually opens up to Bay when she realizes that Bay had good intentions, and that Emmett is not going to break-up with her just because she is hearing and because Melody doesn't like Bay. Once Melody got to know Bay and sees how much she cares about Emmett she eases up and realize Bay really cares about Emmett.
Played by Ivonne Coll, Adriana Vasquez is the mother of Regina Vasquez, the grandmother of Daphne Vasquez, and the biological grandmother of Bay Kennish. She had lived with Regina and Daphne for quite some time and is currently living with the two in the Kennishes' guest house. She had taken a huge disliking to Regina's ex-boyfriend Angelo and ends up reporting him to the police. Regina told Adriana that she married Angelo and Adriana was not happy about it, and moved out of the guest house after she found out, but she later moved back into the guest house after she and Regina patched things up.
Played by Maiara Walsh, Simone Sinclair is a classmate of Toby, Bay, and Wilke at Buckner Hall. She used to be in a relationship with Wilke Wilkerson and used to be best friends with Bay Kennish. They broke off their friendship when Bay figured out Simone's mean streak. She is described as the "school slut." She later starts a relationship with Toby, despite warnings given to him by Bay and Wilke. During Daphne's time at Buckner, she becomes friends with Simone, but their friendship ends when Simone insults a Latina girl from Daphne's old neighborhood. At a basketball tournament, Simone had sex with Emmett. Despite constantly apologizing, Bay and Daphne have both refused to forgive her, thus dissolving both their friendships. When she is trying to have a conversation with Toby, he ignores her as well. She is last seen picking up an AA pamphlet, before bumping into Regina and quickly storming out of the room. Regina then finds Simone asking someone to buy her alcohol. Regina then goes up to Simone and talks to her in her car about why she was trying to buy alcohol. Simone told her that Bay and Daphne did not tell her what happened. Regina assures her that she knows what happened and Simone is frustrated that everyone hates her.
Simone returns in Ecce Mono, the alternate reality episode, where she is shown to be Daphne's best friend.
Played by Blair Redford, Tyler "Ty" Mendoza is the ex-boyfriend of Bay Kennish. He is an old friend of Regina and Daphne. Daphne considers him her older brother. In the episode "Dogs Playing Poker," Ty admits he has enlisted in the army. He calls Bay later and she tells him she is dating Emmett. In "Mother and Daughter Divide" Ty returns home and hopes that he and Bay will start back up where they left off, but struggles to readjust to life after war. When he's scheduled to return to combat, Bay tries to get him to stay in Mission Hills. Later, at Toby and Nikki's wedding rehearsal dinner, Bay tells Ty about her plans to graduate early and go to art school in Berlin so they might still be together. Ty appears less than excited about Bay's plan and tells her no one knows what will happen.
In "The Departure Of Summer", Ty makes it appear that he is cheating on her in order for him to return to fighting in the war. Ty later explains to Mary Beth that he did it because the area he is being deployed to is even more dangerous than before, and it would be easier to have Bay hate him now and move on with her life, rather than suffer his death overseas
Played by Charles Michael Davis, he is Bay Kennish's ex-boyfriend and Daphne's ex-boyfriend. He goes to Buckner Hall with Bay and Toby. His family owns a restaurant called Fondo Di Lupo. In the episode "American Gothic," he takes Daphne to a music store, and all goes well until a couple of his friends show up and begin ridiculing Daphne. This leads Daphne to leave. Liam later brings fried zucchini to Daphne, knowing it's her favorite, but she takes the zucchini without any signs of forgiveness. However, she comes to Liam, and they get together.
Played by Austin Butler, James "Wilke" Wilkerson is the best friend of Toby Kennish and the ex-boyfriend of Daphne Vasquez. He had scoliosis when he was 10 (as said in the episode 15) and had spinal fusion surgery, afterwards he wore a boston brace for a little while. He is often a bad influence on Toby, from getting him to help sell fake IDs to stealing a chemistry final. He used to be in a relationship with Simone, but she was too controlling. Wilke and Daphne begin their relationship in "Les Soeurs d'Estrées" after much pursuing on his part. Although they faced obstacles due to him being a hearing person and Daphne being deaf, they continued dating up until he announced that he was being sent off to boarding school.
Played by Ryan Lane, Travis is a deaf student who attends Carlton with Daphne and Emmett. He is older than the other students in his grade as a result of being held back at hearing school as a child. His hearing parents do not sign and are said to be uninterested in his progress at school.
After losing his job as a janitor at Carlton, Daphne helps him get a job at John Kennish's carwash. Feeling isolated and lonely due to his inability to communicate fluently with his family at home, and fearing that his parents will soon kick him out when he turns 18, Travis sometimes secretly sleeps in the offices of the Kennish Carwash. He is shown to have romantic feelings for Daphne. The two date briefly before breaking up.
In As The Shadow deepens Mary-Beth and Travis are dating now.
Played by Max Lloyd-Jones, Noah is a hearing student at Carlton, a part of the pilot program. He becomes friends with Bay, and reveals to her that he has lost 60 percent of the hearing in his right ear due to Meniere's disease, and that he will eventually go deaf. He also has a brief conversation with Daphne, when she tells him about Regina's wrist condition. He likes music, and is disappointed that he will not be able to hear it when he goes deaf. He has begun a relationship with Bay, but in "Introducing the Miracle" Bay ends their relationship after she finds out from Emmett that Noah and Daphne kissed. Theoretically, it was rehearsing for the school play of Romeo and Juliet, but Noah admitted to Bay that he felt a connection with Daphne.
Played by Annie Ilonzeh, Lana carryed Angelo's baby. She becomes friends with Toby when he gives her a ride home from the mechanic and she tells him that her family lives in Boston and she isn't aware that she's pregnant. She is a medical student. Bay and Daphne describe her as "African American and gorgeous." She has dinner with the Kennishes in "Dressing for the Charade," and tells Bay that she likes her artwork. In introducing the miracle after Lana gave birth to Bay's baby sister, she told Bay to get her water after Bay told her that Angelo could not be there right now because he is helping Regina, who started drinking again. Angelo told Bay that Lana took the baby and left to the airport and gave her daughter up for adoption.
Played by Stephanie Nogueras, Natalie is a deaf student at Carlton who dislikes the idea of the pilot program due to the amount of funding having been cut from multiple programs at Carlton to fund the pilot program. As such, Natalie and some of her friends torment the hearing students, particularly Bay. When Bay and Natalie's rivalry appears to get out of hand, Melody hosts a mandatory retreat in the woods in order to bring the hearing and deaf students closer and dispel any animosity. At the end of the retreat, Bay and Natalie declare a truce and sort of become friends, even enlisting Bay to help with the set for their play and discussing relationship issues. In "Human/Need/Desire" it's revealed that Natalie's gay or bisexual.
Portrayed by Matt Kane. Jace is from Britain and is a coffee shop barista. Jace is Daphne ex-boyfriend. He grew up geocaching & he explains to Daphne that geocaching's like a treasure hunt. Jace decides he'd like to learn how to use sign language for a month & he learns quickly. Jace was a temporary love interest of Daphne. In "The Departure Of Summer" He and Daphne expose Senator Chip Codo as corrupt and a shameless womanizer ending his career and marriage. Although this gets Jace deported, he's happy that he and Daphne did the right thing.
Played by Cassi Thomson, Nikki is a love interest of Toby Kennish. She is a Christian musician and begins a new band with Toby and Emmett, soon after which she and Toby begin dating, however she quickly realizes that she doesn't think it would work out to be dating someone who does not believe in God.
She later reconciles with Toby, and they then become enagaed. On the night before the wedding, they have sex and the next day call the wedding off and elope to the courthouse.
Played by Samuel Page, Craig Tebbe is the newly appointed lawyer for the Kennishes' case against the hospital for the switch of Bay and Daphne. He is shown to have an affinity for redheads and in "Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time," Craig tries to kiss Kathryn before she pulls away.
Played by Christopher Wiehl, Patrick is the ex-boyfriend of Regina Vasquez. He is an art gallery owner and first met Regina at the hair salon that she worked at. She later tells him to look at Bay's artwork, but he ends up commending her on her own art, eventually placing one of her pieces on exhibition, much to Bay's dismay. Patrick broke up with Regina after Regina told him she married Angelo, Bay's biological father in order for him to stay in the country and to get to know both of his girls.
Played by Meeghan Holaway, Amanda Burke is the former lawyer of John and Kathryn Kennish. She was the first lawyer that the Kennishes appointed to help them with their case against the hospital, but they later fire her when they find out that she was in a relationship with one of the hospital board members. While she denied that her relationship would have any effect on how she'd perform for them in the case, John & Kathryn didn't want to take any chances.
Played by Anthony Natale, Cameron Bledsoe is the father of Emmett Bledsoe. He is the ex-husband of Melody Bledsoe. Unlike Melody, he takes a carefree approach to parenting his son, while causes problems between him and his ex-wife, as she believes that he is not a good influence on Emmett. Emmett moves in with him in "The Expulsion From the Garden of Eden" due to Melody's disapproval of Bay. Cameron once dated a younger woman named Olivia. Bay is concerned for Emmett, when she finds that there are bongs placed about the house and her feelings about his new living condition are confirmed when she and Toby find bags of weed in Cameron's garage and they are revealed to be Olivia's. Bay is tempted to use this against him in his custody battle with Melody. In "What Goes Up Must Comes Down" He gets a cochlear implant, Although Emmett Doesn't like it at first he soon feels happy that Cameron would be able to hear his drumming.
Played by TL Forsberg, Olivia is the ex-girlfriend of Cameron Bledsoe. She is a bad influence on Emmett, as she encouraged him to drink away his stress. And she is very sex-crazed, always sharing details about her sex life. She is revealed to be a drug dealer, working out of Cameron's home.
Played by Jason Brooks, Bruce is the former love interest of Regina Vasquez. He is the ex-husband of a close friend of Kathryn Kennish. He starts an affair with Regina in "Dance Amongst Daggers," but she ends it when she realizes that their relationship would never become much of anything. It is revealed that he had been married three times in the past and had cheated on all of them.
Played by Oliver Muirhead, Geraldo is the owner of the hair salon that Regina Vasquez worked at. He is depicted as a friendly man, although he threatens Regina when he finds out that she wanted to open up her own hair salon someday.
Played by Tania Raymonde, Zarra is a street artist who works under the pseudonym "Medusa." Bay initially gets angry at Zarra for finishing Bay's piece on a van without permission, but eventually Bay befriends Zarra, feeling that she gets Bay's artistic way of life that she feels no one else understands. John and Kathryn disapprove of this friendship.
Zarra has been on the hunt for an artist named "Smak" (played by Joshua Polit) who ruins other people's street art by marking his name on the pieces; eventually this lands her in jail. Zarra asks Bay to post a $1,500 bail without telling her that her friend was also jailed for the same reason, driving Bay to steal it from John's safe at the carwash.
At the end of "The Trial", after John yells at her, Bay temporarily moves in with Zarra in her trailer, where the two make plans to drive to Mexico in "Street Noises Invade the House" so Bay can meet and paint with Zarra's father, but when it becomes clear that Zarra has no idea where they are going, Bay begins to realize that Zarra isn't exactly the greatest friend.