Friday, September 7, 2012

Switched at Birth: Emmett and Bay Roadblock Five - Emmett's Douche Move

Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh. With a side of Arg. 

Bemmett Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe and Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish on Switched at Birth Emmett and Bay Season One Bay and Emmett SAB
Oh, Emmett. Why?! Why are you being self destructive and tanking your relationship with Bay? Why why why? Is it because you think love can never work and you subconsciously want to screw things up before Bay can fall out of love with you? Is it because you felt SO betrayed by Bay's butting in with your parents that you wanted to counter-betray? Whatever it is - you were WRONG and I'm angry with you. You guys could have had it all!

Bemmett Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe and Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish on Switched at Birth Emmett and Bay Season One Bay and Emmett SAB
So... here's how it shook down. Bay talked to Emmett's dad and convinced him that Emmett was better off with his mom. Which he is. Emmett was keeping his relationship with Bay as this private, no feuding parents allowed zone and Bay mixed the worlds together by interfering. Again, I feel Emmett here. Yes, there would be a sense of betrayal. But it's one of those things where when he cools down and thinks about it, he should realize Bay was doing the right thing.

Bemmett Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe and Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish on Switched at Birth Emmett and Bay Season One Bay and Emmett SAB
But. He acts before the cool-down phase and that screws things up royally. His video phone fight with Bay is pretty angsty. He's so mad - and Sean Berdy scores a major win for acting that scene like a champ. Plus - the phone freezes up, only mounting to the frustration he's feeling. And he punches a mantle. Owwie!

Bemmett Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe and Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish on Switched at Birth Emmett and Bay Season One Bay and Emmett SAB
While getting ice for his wounded hand, he meets slut-du-jour Simone. I have no sympathy for this chick. I feel like they've tried to make her a little less one sided than a typical villain - and maybe she is a more realistic mean girl than the variety t.v. normally depicts - but she's a whore and I hate her. And Emmett sleeps with her. BASTARD!

Bemmett Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe and Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish on Switched at Birth Emmett and Bay Season One Bay and Emmett SAB
The weird thing is that his sleeping with Simone sort of erases 100% of  his anger toward Bay. Guilt becomes his primary emotion, and story-wise, all parental drama is essentially wiped off the map.

Bemmett Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe and Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish on Switched at Birth Emmett and Bay Season One Bay and Emmett SAB
He moves back in with his mom, and her only substantive scene with him simply serves to twist the Bay knife. His mom has finally come around - Bay is pretty special. Yeah, Emmett! Way to be an ass! And she's a virgin! And you know that! And you slept with one of her enemies! Ugh!

Bemmett Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe and Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish on Switched at Birth Emmett and Bay Season One Bay Emmett kiss SAB
Before Emmett gets around to telling Bay, there is a false, happy sheen on their relationship thanks to his getting past his anger toward her. To Bay, it seems like things have finally settled down and they've gotten past all the roadblocks that I've been talking about all. freakin. week.

Bemmett Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe and Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish on Switched at Birth Emmett and Bay Season One Bay and Emmett SAB
But - Emmett is actually a good person. We know this. So he can't lie to her forever. He finally confesses his crime and Bay, rightfully, is way pissed off. She storms away and their relationship is ripped asunder.

Bemmett Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe and Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish on Switched at Birth Emmett and Bay Season One Bay and Emmett SAB
Obviously, I'm still mad at Emmett. And happily, on the season premiere last week, so was Bay. She deserves her anger. It was a seriously nasty thing Emmett did and he should atone for a while before Bay forgives him. But I do want Bay to eventually forgive him. I like their coupledom. Sleeping with your virginal girlfriend's ex-friend is really really low and if this were reality - I'd tell Bay that it's something you do not ever forgive. You can never trust him again. But it's not reality - it's television - and I want them together! So... yeah. Give him a chance, fictional Bay!

And thus, with this terrible betrayal of awfulness, I conclude Switched at Birth week. Fall shows start up soon, so stick around. Hopefully, there's lots of angst to come!

3 comments:

  1. LOVE THIS ! cAN YOU POST VIDEOS OF THIS ?

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  2. I LOVE Emmett.(Sean Berdy) I just want him to come in and sweep me off my feet! I wish I was Bay. and if I was I would choose Emmett over ty any time! ;P

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