SWITCHED AT BIRTH “Dogs Playing Poker” Review

SWITCHED AT BIRTH (ABC Family) - Dogs Playing Poker Episode 5

SWITCHED AT BIRTH “Dogs Playing Poker” Season 1 Episode 5 – Having some “fun” is the goal of the night; and sex-crazy and poker-playing vices come to light. The Kennish kids are keeping secrets and playing games. Too bad their games are not something they should partake in and are basically immoral. On the positive side, “Dogs Playing Poker” tones down the us versus them mentality, making the distinction between hearing and deaf less prevalent in tonight’s episode of SWITCHED AT BIRTH. Yes, there is the insensitive newspaper article, stereotyping deafness as a handicap to adjust to and overcome, as well as the introduction to diversity before the poker game; but conversations and scenes with Daphne and Emmett are less obvious and less formal than in past episodes. They are more incorporated into the flow of the whole episode.

Bay and Toby are both very irritating in tonight’s Switched at Birth. Really pushy and acting like spoiled brats. Bay redeems herself in the end, but Toby remains a gambling schmuck. (Is poker gambling?) I’m glad that Bay and Daphne have reconciled.

Emmett gets the prize for knowing when to quit.

Ty at least did have the decency to be reluctant about having sex with Bay. Yeah to Kathryn and Regina for their individual talks with Bay. Yeah to Bay for knowing that it wasn’t the right time.

Did Bay get to know Ty to find out who she might have been or experience the kind of life she might have had? However it started, she certainly does care for him (now that he’s leaving for army training). Isn’t it too soon for the “L” word?

I suppose there could be worse things than a firing squad via a chili and corn bread dinner.

Regina doesn’t seem to care, but is Bruce the smooth talking womanizer that Kathryn makes him out to be? Or is he the Spanish-speaking, socially aware guy that he appears to be?

The story is unfolding in a very interesting manner. What did you think of episode 5 “Dogs Playing Poker” of Switched at Birth? Comment below.