Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Switched at Birth: Emmett and Bay's First Date

Aww, Emmett and Bay. I have to say, both of these characters jumped about 2 million% on the interesting-o-meter when they started hanging around each other.

Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe on Switched at Birth Season One Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe on Switched at Birth
Their initial connection is based on their shared interest in art. That and Bay needs a favor. But meeting someone with Bay's boldness is probably the only way anti-hearing-folk Emmett would ever get pushed outside his comfort zone. 

Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe on Switched at Birth Season One Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe on Switched at Birth
When they first start out, there really isn't anything angsty about them. They're non-stop cuteness. Like any two people who speak different languages, their first few conversations are confused, adorable heaps of adorableness. As Ursula would say, never underestimate the importance of body language.

Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe on Switched at Birth Season One Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe on Switched at Birth
Emmett manages to do Bay a solid by finding out the location of her birth dad's car. And then, like any chivalrous knight with a motorcycle, he offers to give her a lift.

Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe on Switched at Birth Season One Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe on Switched at Birth
The thing that's so great about this not-date-date is that right away, they're in pretty personal territory. It's not, "Hey, wanna grab a coffee?" it's "Hey, want to help me track down my biological father?" On top of that, the mystery binds them together. They can't stop until they figure it out. 

Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe on Switched at Birth Season One Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe on Switched at Birth
"I hope that's sign language for, 'Because there's a wizard in there who will make all your dreams come true.'" Oh, Bay, you rascal!

Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe and Vanessa Moreno as Bay Kennish on Switched at Birth Season One
And hand holding! Children! Save something for date number two!

Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe and Vanessa Moreno as Bay Kennish on Switched at Birth Season One 
Bay has a mini-meltdown when she realizes the car is a bit of a dead end and Emmett gives her great sympathy eyes. Bay tells him he's the best listener she knows. Awwww. These two go well together that way. Bay is all force and fire while Emmett is a chill, let it roll kind of guy. I dig it. 

Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe on Switched at Birth Season One Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe on Switched at Birth
Then there's another lost in translation conversation where they basically play charades until Bay understands what Emmett is saying. These are my favorite early Emmett/Bay moments. There's something immediately intimate about really having to look at another person in order to understand them. They can't do the coy, awkward dance of first dates. It's an interesting way to watch a connection form. 

Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe on Switched at Birth Season One Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe on Switched at Birth
Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe on Switched at Birth Season One Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe on Switched at Birth 
Which leads to mini-date #2 in which they discover Bay's father's name. 

Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe and Vanessa Moreno as Bay Kennish on Switched at Birth Season One
When you share a moment like that, a bond is formed. These crazy kids have a lot of chemistry, and in my oh so humble opinion, from here on, the Bay/Emmett scenes are the best. 

Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe and Vanessa Moreno as Bay Kennish on Switched at Birth Season One
It's not all sunshine and rainbows in their future. Things do get angsty. But in the beginning, they're just the cutest little ABC Family couple since I don't know when. There are a few more episodes of happy happy joy joy before things take a turn. For now, I shall swim in the pool of blissful ignorance. 

1 comment:

  1. bay and emmett are my favorite part of sab, i agree. their scenes are the best.

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