Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Switched at Birth: Emmett and Bay Roadblock Two - Mama Bear

Okay, so still playing catch up. After Daphne fails to snag Emmett at the camp site, she has a nice flirtatious swim with Wilke and sort of chills on the whole Emmett hunt. But new trouble is right around the corner. 

Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe on Switched At Birth Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe on Switched At Birth
Emmett and Bay are hanging out when Mama Bear Melody (played by Marlee Matlin) busts in and goes after Emmett for dropping AP Bio. He dropped it so that he could take Speech Therapy which for mama, translates to Bay's Fault. There's a whole slew of reasons a mom might feel threatened by her son's new girlfriend, and unfortunately, Bay ticks off quite a few of those boxes and then invents new boxes and ticks those off too.

Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe and Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish on Switched At Birth Emmett and Bay
I mostly feel bad for Bay in this episode. And you know me - I'm not really one with the chick-angst.  But it's rough on Emmett too. From his mom's perspective - Bay is a bad influence. He comes home in bloody clothes, drops classes, decides he wants to be in Speech Therapy, and maybe worst of all, Bay is hearing while deaf, perfect, Daphne is RIGHT there, just waiting. Daphne fits nicely into their established lives, Bay not so much.

Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe on Switched At Birth Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe on Switched At Birth
In Bay's attempt to win Mama over, they have a disastrous date night in which Marlee Matlin is unnecessarily cruel. Bay makes a mistaking with her signing and Mama Bear makes fun of her. Emmett, Bay, and Regina are all rightfully peeved.

Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe and Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish on Switched At Birth Emmett and Bay
Later, Emmett and his mom argue about Bay. Emmett has found himself in the unexpected situation of wanting to interact with more hearing people than he's previously needed to. And he blames Meldoy for how difficult that's proving to be. On the other side of the track, Melody is a little stung that Emmett is pushing back against the life she's always provided. It's classic teenage rebellion stuff tinted with the deaf/hearing conflict. The argument ends with Melody promising to apologize to Bay but things only get worse in the following episode.

Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe on Switched At Birth Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe on Switched At Birth
It's safe to say - no apology will be forthcoming. Tomorrow - ARESTO-ANGST!

1 comment:

  1. my fav pic is the second one. man I wish I was bay in that moment.

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