Switched at Birth: Season 5 (2017)

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Season 5
Switched at Birth

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 31, 2017
2
Air date: Feb 7, 2017
3
Air date: Feb 14, 2017
4
Air date: Feb 21, 2017
5
Air date: Feb 28, 2017
6
Air date: Mar 7, 2017
7
Air date: Mar 21, 2017
8
Air date: Mar 28, 2017
9
Air date: Apr 4, 2017
10
Air date: Apr 11, 2017

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In Season 5 of "Switched at Birth," Bay (Vanessa Marano) and Daphne's (Katie Leclerc) trip to China is cut short when news about Emmet (Sean Berdy) gives them cause for concern and Toby (Lucas Grabeel) and Lily (Rachel Shenton) return from Europe with Carlton (Casen D. Lyon). Meanwhile, Bay's relationship with Mary Beth (B.K. Cannon) is put at risk, Daphne and Mingo (Adam Hagenbuch) get caught up in a scandal, and Regina (Constance Marie) goes public with her new relationship. Elsewhere, Kathryn (Lea Thompson) and John (D.W. Moffett) work on their marriage, Bay helps Travis (Ryan Lane) through a difficult time, and Eric (Terrell Tilford) makes Regina an unexpected offer.

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Critic Reviews for Switched at Birth Season 5

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

And all is well with the world. Why? Because this is a nice show, and that's how nice shows end.

Oct 9, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

The show has tackled a number of social issues, including sexual consent, over its nearly six-year run. But Switched, now in its final season, has been just as compelling in exploring the daily lives of its main characters.

Mar 3, 2017 | Full Review…

It is a series that has shown, consistently and without much fanfare, how to illuminate deaf culture - and, by extension, any other that faces impairments - without being condescending, sensationalizing or preachy.

Jan 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Switched at Birth was, rather, from the bygone TV era of Everwood and Gilmore Girls-an entertaining, sincere, relatable series that a teen could watch with her parents and grandparents.

Oct 9, 2018 | Full Review…

It was both a beautiful ending and a beautiful beginning for the entire family.

Oct 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Switched at Birth: Season 5

  • Dec 11, 2017
    The 5th and final season of one of Freeform's bests shows starts off in the not-so-happy way. But a lot of big developments took shape last time; Toby and Lily had their baby and moved to London. Travis confessed his love for Bay and a similar traumatic incident that happened years ago. Daphne went to China with Bay for her deaf aid program. Regina lost another love from him leaving with his kid and his mother from the law. Season 5 starts with Bay suffering an affliction in which Daphne barely saves her. Emmett and Bay are no longer an item. Emmett's mother is still waiting to adopt a baby with her new husband. Travis also arrives in China to see Bay. But something happens forcing Bay and Daphne to come back home. Daphne's roommate Iris also comes out with a deep turmoil that's bothered her for some time in terms of being on campus. She also runs into a woman, Ally with a huge tie to Angelo. She's more determined than ever to become a doctor and not let her disability stand in the way of it. Bay finally finds her passion in the form of being a tattoo artist. Travis is then given an amazing business opportunity that could change everything. Toby and Lily express their differences on how to raise a child with down syndrome as best they can. Regina has taken to dating a younger man in a math class. She wonders though if her future can still happen without the Kennishes. New topical issues range from suicide to racial tensions to freedom of expression to seniority. College isn't supposed to be a safe place, it's a place where everyone can grow intellectually. Something has to be done to make the change happen and for people to notice it. If we want something bad enough we usually get it. Season 5 is shorter but Lizzy Weiss has managed to wrap up everyone's storylines as best she can. Bay, Daphne, Toby, John, Kathyrn, Emmett, Travis and Regina are moving onto bigger things. Some will change but others won't. Switched at Birth has been one of the finer examples of a blended family coming together in the most unexpected of circumstances. Laughs, tears, and growing as people thankfully worked for each episode and I am grateful for it. Very happy my mind has been opened to the deaf community as well, my respect for it has increased a lot. Cheers to five years of the Kennishes and the Vasquezs making it through an enormous change.
  • Feb 16, 2017
    I was a dedicated Switched at Birth fan, but after a VERY long wait, season 5 is nothing but disappointing drivel. The "sisters" spent 9 months in China and came back unchanged. Daphne is the same old Daphne , making every moment in life about herself, especially those involving Bay. In several seasons now she has shown NO personal growth. And seriously, the constant whining on this show has to stop. Episode 3 was 96% whining! I had a headache by the end. I was surprised this series was cancelled and the season pushed back a year, but it's easy to see why. I am guessing Freeform wanted to establish quality before airing nonsense.

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