Bay Madeline Kennish Vasquez is the biological daughter of Regina Vasquez and Angelo Sorrento but was raised by Kathryn Kennish, a stay-at-home mother, and John Kennish, former pro third baseman, alongside their older son Toby. Bay is a few minutes older than Daphne Vasquez, the biological daughter of Bay's legal parents. She was switched with Daphne at birth. Bay is portrayed by Vanessa Marano.

Bay was born on October 22, 1995 at 1:22am 

Series[edit | edit source]

Bay finds out that she was switched at birth, and develops a relationship with her biological mother and the girl she was switched with, Daphne Vasquez. Throughout the series, she shows her passion for art.

Season 1[edit | edit source]

In This Is Not a Pipe, through a school experiment, Bay discovers that her blood type is different from her family's. She proceeds in taking a DNA test, where Bay learns she was switched at birth with another girl, Daphne Vasquez. After meeting her, Bay, Kathryn Kennish, and John Kennish find out that Daphne is deaf, and all of them are in shock. Bay meets her birth mother, Regina Vasquez, for the first time and discovers that she and Regina have a lot in common. Bay learns that Regina has financial trouble, pushing Bay to ask Kathryn if Regina and Daphne can move into the guest house, the reason being they can get to know each other.

In American Gothic, Bay learns more about Regina. They are both at the guest house bonding, and Bay helps Regina paint her wall. This leads Regina to start opening up to Bay about her past drinking problems, since Bay saw her AA chips and asked her what they were.

In Portrait of My Father, Bay begins asking questions about her biological father, which her grandmother and Regina refuse to answer. Regina insists, "The best thing that guy ever did was leave." Daphne gives Bay a photo of Regina when she was pregnant with Bay, which was taken by Bay's biological father.

In Dance Amongst Daggers, Bay learns that Daphne is seeing Liam Lupo, Bay's recent ex-boyfriend. Meanwhile, Daphne, Kathryn, and Regina learn that Bay is seeing Tyler Mendosa, a family friend of the Vasquez family.

In Dogs Playing Poker, the Kennishes have Ty over for dinner and he reveals that he's going away to the army, breaking Bay's heart.

In The Persistence of Memory, Bay bonds with Daphne's longtime best friend Emmett Bledsoe while working together to find Bay's biological father, and they discover that his name is Angelo Sorrento.

In Pandora's Box, Bay and Emmett's relationship (see Bay-Emmett Relationship) becomes more serious when Regina reveals that she knew about the switch when Angelo had a DNA test done before deciding to leave Regina and Daphne. Everyone is in shock; Bay is in just as much pain. Believing that her biological mother didn't want her, Bay turns to Emmett for comfort.

In Paradise Lost, Bay tells Emmett that for her birthday she wants to see her art on a billboard and enlists his help. Before they get the chance to (illegally) put it up, the pair is caught by the police and injured while climbing a barbed wire fence to get away. Bay also meets Emmett's mother Melody, who doesn't approve of their relationship.

In The Homecoming, Bay meets her biological father, Angelo Sorrento, for the first time at an art convention where Bay's art is on display. The Kennish and Vasquez families react negatively to Angelo's return and make it clear they don't want him there, while Bay is happy he's returned and wants to get to know him. Bay finds out Daphne, who doesn't know about the relationship, has feelings for Emmett.

In Starry Night, Bay's brother Toby, James "Wilke" Wilkerson III, and Emmett go to a music festival where they will perform. At the festival, Bay's old friend and Wilke's ex-girlfriend Simone Sinclair flirts with Bay's brother Toby. Bay crashes the festival when she hears that Daphne is there. Later, Regina goes out with Bay and Angelo. Later, Regina and Angelo get into a fight in front of Bay about the drink Angelo took back and about how Angelo forgot that Regina is sober when Bay told him before they had the meet. Both of them, upset at each other, get up and leave Bay at the table alone.

In The Tempest, Bay tries to score points with Melody but doesn't have much luck. Regina tries to help Bay with Melody at a game night, but it's not as easy as she expected, which leads to Regina defending Bay and confronting Melody about her mistreatment of Bay.

In Game On, Emmett cheats on Bay without her knowledge with Simone Sinclair.

In Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time, Bay finds out Emmett cheated on her with Simone and they break up.

Season 2[edit | edit source]

In The Door to Freedom, Bay is accused of cheating on her French exam.

In The Awakening Conscience, Bay enrolls in an experimental immersion program at Carlton for hearing students who have been learning sign language. She meets Teo, a fellow program participant, and finds herself on the outs with Natalie, who bullies her because she is hearing.

In Human/Need/Desire, Bay hosts an anti-Valentine's Day party and invites both her hearing and deaf friends.

In Drive in the Knife, Bay tells Emmett that she's in a new relationship, but he kisses her.

In Duel of Two Women, Bay finds herself on the wrong end of Natalie's wrath, forcing Melody to take everyone on a tolerance retreat to help bridge the divide between them. Bay bonds with Noah, who confides to her that he has Ménière's disease. Bay and Natalie declare a truce.

In Tight Rope Walker, Bay tells Regina's old boyfriend Zane about her alcohol abuse. Later, Regina finds out about this and the two fight about it. Regina later comes in Bay's room to find her crying, and she apologizes for her outbursts and asks Bay to forgive her, which Bay does.

In Introducing the Miracle, Emmett tells Bay about the kiss between Daphne and Noah.

In Mother and Child Divided, Bay is the only one who is happy to see Regina back home from rehab. Bay is upset that Regina moved out of the guest house without telling her.

In Distorted House, Bay decides to stay with Regina.

In The Good Samaritan, Bay tries to help Toby find a release by booking a gig for Toby's band for the carnival, to give reprieve. Regina's and Bay's messiness frustrates Angelo.

In He Did What He Wanted, Bay learns more about Mary Beth and Ty.

In The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, Bay meets some of Ty's war friends. She also loses her virginity to him in this episode.

In Prudence, Avarice, Lust, Justice, Anger, Bay meets her baby sister and gets a chance to hold her.

In As The Shadows Deepen, Ty tells Bay he loves her and she smiles at him. Bay learns that Ty is about to be deployed back to Afghanistan.

In The Merrymakers, Bay and Daphne throw Nikki an impromptu bachelorette party. Bay moves out of Angelo's place because the baby is coming and moves back in with the Kennishes. Both Regina and Angelo are sad that Bay is moving out, but Bay tells them she will be coming by to babysit her sister anytime they need her too. Bay gives Regina and Angelo a goodbye hug and then leaves Angelo's apartment.

In Departure of Summer, Bay seeks a long-distance romance with Ty in the face of his redeployment. Ty soon learns that he'll be in even more danger this time and fears he won't come back alive. He feels that it is best they part ways in case he is killed in battle. To protect Bay from the truth, he pretends to cheat on her so she will break up with him and she can get over him now. The plan works, and Bay goes to Emmett looking for answers and comfort.

Season 3[edit | edit source]

In Drowning Girl, Bay starts taking a college art class and is partnered with a frat boy, Tank, for their first assignment. When she asks about doing it, Tank says that he is on pledge duty and can't leave his fraternity, so she must come to him. At the frat party, she gets drunk and tries to hook with a guy to get over Ty, but Tank stops her and gives her an outlet to talk about what happened with Ty.

In Your Body Is a Battleground, Toby and Daphne try to convince Bay to join their field hockey team and she agrees when they say that she will be on the bench and it will count as PE credits. However, not enough girls sign up, so she has to be on the fields after a difficult first practice, she walks off the field. Meanwhile, her art teacher is very harsh on her about her drawing of Tank. Tank did not do his, leading to him getting kicked out of the class. Bay talks to the teacher to try to convince her to let Tank stay, explaining the frat party situation. The teacher agrees to give him a second chance, telling them that they both must redo their projects. They present their new projects and Bay receives praises from her teacher.

In Fountain, Bay needs a letter of recommendation for her dream art school, which she hopes to attend a semester early, so she goes to her new art teacher, Theresa. Theresa agrees after Bay says that she will come along on a road trip to Minneapolis for Theresa's art exposition. Toby says that she must choose between the art show and their first field hockey game, and Bay chooses the art show, leading Toby to kick her off the team. Bay enlists Tank to come as well and help load heavy artwork. Theresa's new artwork does not sell, and Theresa tells Bay not to bother with art school. A demoralized Bay heads home with Tank. The next day Theresa apologizes to Bay, tells her to follow her dreams, and gives her a letter of recommendation.

In It Hurts to Wait With Love if Love is Somewhere Else, Bay finds out that Emmett has a new girlfriend that he met online, and she realizes that she is not over him. She looks up his girlfriend and gets agitated when Emmett doesn't want to talk about her with Bay. He asks her what she wants from him, and Bay kisses him. He pulls away, and she gets angry that he was willing to cheat on her but he will not cheat on his new girlfriend with her.

In Have You Really the Courage?, Daphne tells Bay that it is clear that Tank has a crush on her, and Bay tries to figure out how to let him down easily. Meanwhile, she meets with a scout from her dream art school, and he says that she needs more extra curriculars, so she lies and says that she is on the field hockey team. After this, she needs to get back on the team, so she practices with Tank. She continues to avoid rejecting him. Later he shows up at her field hockey practice with a bunch of his friends and cheers for her. She blocks a direct penalty shot and suggests they have a party at Toby's new place to celebrate, instead of going out alone with Tank. At the party, she rejected Tank, and he starts to walk away, so she goes after him, tripping over a cable and shattering a bottle on her hand. Tank calls 911 and stays with her throughout the whole thing.

In The Scream, Bay realizes that she has feelings for Tank and decides to tell him. Mary Beth tells her about a party the fraternity is having and Bay wonders why Tank hasn't invited her. She finally tells him how she feels, and they kiss. Then she asks him why he hasn't invited her to the party, and he tells her that she would not want to go. Finally he tells her the truth, that the party is a competition between the fraternity brothers on who can bring the ugliest date. Bay says she will not date a member of that fraternity, and goes to tell Mary Beth. Tank makes an anonymous call to get the party cancelled, and tells Bay, asking her to give him a second chance.

In Memory is Your Image of Perfection, After John moves in with Toby, Bay and Toby try to reunite their parents by taking them to a restaurant they used to go to as kids. Their parents send them to the arcade while they talk, and as Bay tries to get an iPod out of the claw machine, her hand hurts her. Her parents rush her to the doctor, who tells her that she has two severed tendons and needs surgery. Bay is unsure how this will impact her future as an artist.

In Dance Me to the End of Love, Bay's damaged hand does not allow her to do art as she previously had, so Emmett comes up with an idea to help her do her assignment. Instead of painting a memory, they take pictures of a town that was built by a man for his wife, and create a visual art project. Her art teacher loves it, and Bay feels better about her art.

In The Past (Forgotten-Swallowed), Bay had her surgery and is on bed rest, so Mary Beth comes by with homemade soup. Bay's mother comes in and mentions Tank, to which Mary Beth responds with surprise and disapproval. Tank comes by Bay's garage and they figure out how they will win Mary Beth over. Tank "runs into" Bay and Mary Beth at the bar where they are hanging out, and Mary Beth immediately decides to leave. Bay tries to stop her, and Mary Beth reveals that Ty did not cheat on Bay. Bay tells Tank about it, and he asks if she will go back to Ty now. They argue about her ex-boyfriends and his fraternities, and one of his fraternity brothers comes in. Bay accidentally mentions the "dogfight", revealing that Tank told her about it, breaking one of the frat rules. Later in art class Tank does not talk to her, and then tells her that he may get kicked out of his fraternity.

In The Ambush, Bay and Emmett talk after Matthew returns to school, and Emmett shows Bay a picture his new girlfriend took. She says she will help him get the photo framed. After Carlton is pranked by Buckner before their field hockey game, Bay goes to Tank to see if he will help her prank Buckner. They vandalise the statue of the school founder, and almost get caught by security. Bay has to leave her paint behind. Tank hurts his hand, and they go back to his dorm room, where they start to make out. Tank pressures Bay into having sex, but she isn't ready. He gets upset when she says she doesn't want to. Bay goes to Regina afterwards to talk about it. She later gets a call from the framing place and learns that the photo that was supposedly taken by Mandy was actually taken by a professional photographer and is copyrighted.

In Love Seduces Innocence, Pleasure Entraps, and Remorse Follows, Bay tells Emmett about the copyrighted photo and he does not believe her. He tells her that he is going to meet Mandy at Kansas University. She tells Tank and he says he will help her do a reverse image search. They find out that the photo comes up as Jennifer Murray, a cheerleader at a college in Kansas. Tank also hears back from the fraternity council and finds out that he is still in the fraternity. They go to stake out Jennifer, and argue about Tank's frat. Tank gets angry and leaves. Jennifer comes out of the school and Bay finds out that she is not deaf and does not know Emmett. Jennifer mentions that she has a deaf cousin however, and Bay runs back to her car, sending an "urgent" text to Emmett. Emmett goes to meet Mandy and finds out that Matthew set him up. Matthew beats him up and leaves him. Bay finds him quickly and ends up telling him that she loves him. They have unprotected sex in the woods.

In Love Among the Ruins, Bay goes with Daphne to buy the morning-after pill. She tells Emmett and they argue. He asks if she will break up with Tank, and she says yes, but she feels very guilty about cheating on him. She goes to break up with Tank and finds out that he depledged for her. She and Daphne try to find out who threw the brick thorough the window of Regina's store. They confront the boy who did it and ask him to leave Regina alone. Bay looks through photos and tries to decide which boy she will be with. She meets up with Emmett and chooses him.

In Like a Snowball Down a Mountain, Bay breaks up with Tank by telling him she just wants to be friends. She then talks with Emmett and he tells her that Matthew has a naked picture of him that he is blackmailing him with. She says she will help him get it back. She and Emmett conspire to break into Matthew's locker while he is in class and delete the photo from his laptop. Kathryn talks to her about taking the morning-after pill, and she tells her that she broke up with Tank. Once Bay and Emmett get Matthew's laptop, they find lots of pictures of Emmett, and an apology letter, and realize that Matthew is in love with Emmett. Matthew catches Bay putting the laptop back, and she tells him that they saw the letter. She talks to Natalie, who confirms that Matthew is gay, and he is hiding it because he is scared. Then Bay talks to Tank, who confronts her about cheating on him. Afterwards, she goes to her dad and tells him that she cheated on Tank.

In Oh, Future, Bay hangs out at Emmett's house. She tells Emmett that she wants to keep their newly rekindled relationship under the radar for the time being. Upon leaving, she overhears Melody in a video conference with someone offering her a job that would take her and Emmett out-of-state. Worried, she encourages Emmett to strengthen his relationship with his father. Emmett reluctantly decides to attend Cameron's housewarming. Melody also appears and there, she meets Bay and Emmett, who tell her that they're back together. Then, to everyone's surprise, Cameron and his girlfriend, Debbie, announce that they're getting married right now. Bay then discovers a baby carriage and learns that Debbie's pregnant. She tries to tell Emmett, but he finds out on his own. Initially, he doesn't like it, but with Bay's help, he warms up to the idea. Bay later asks Melody about the job offer, and Melody reassures Bay that she has too many reasons not to move.

In And We Bring the Light, Bay finds out that she did not get accepted into Pratt, so she, Toby, and Kathryn go to do street art inspired by the Northern Lights. They get caught by security, but Kathryn talks the police out of filing a report. John shows up with his generator and they project Bay's artwork. Then John gives Toby and Bay money and they take his Porsche to go get ice cream.

In The Image Disappears, everyone rushes to the hospital after the news of Angelo's accident, and Bay waits by his side, talking to him. She has a dream that she is giving birth and Angelo is there helping her. She decides that she wants to do something good so she goes to donate blood and faints. When she wakes up, Emmett is there for her.

In Girl With Death Mask (She Plays Alone), Bay finds out from her grandmother that she has a second cousin in Chicago, so she goes with John and Daphne to tell him about Angelo's death. He is not like she expected, and tries to get money from her. However, he reveals that Angelo had a sister that died from an aneurysm when she was 18, proving that aneurysms are hereditary in their family. In It Isn't What You Think, Bay goes with Tank to a dinner with his dad to help him break the news about depledging his fraternity. Bay has to pretend to be his girlfriend. The truth comes out, and his dad leaves angrily. Tank and Bay make up. In You Will Not Escape, Bay finds out about her medical history and tests negative for aneurysms. She decides to go to LA with Emmett, and figure out what she wants to do with her life.

In Girl on the Cliff, Bay tells her  parents about what's going on with Daphne. When she gets to school, she finds out that she and Emmett were voted Prom King and Queen. However, prom is enforcing a strict dress code, and Natalie's girlfriend bails. Regina helps Bay pick out a dress. Bay decides to do something to try to change the dress code. She and her friends all show up in tuxes, but are denied entry to the prom, so they have their own outdoor prom.

In And Life Begins Right Away, Bay tells her parents that she wants to move to LA with Emmett. Travis tells her, Emmett, Miss Summers, and Daphne that Carlton is closing. Bay researches places in LA and realizes that it will be very expensive. She asks Regina if she can use money from Angelo's life insurance to cover her rent and flight cost. She tells her parents about her plan, and they say no, but she says she is going anyway. They also find out about her MRI and she explains her predisposition to aneurysms.

In Yuletide Fortune Tellers, Bay and Daphne think about what life would be like if they switch had never happened, and wake up the next morning in a world where the switch did not happened. Bay is deaf, and lives with Regina and her younger brother. Her name is Daphne Sorrento. She meets up with Daphne and they figure out what is going on. They decide to let it play out and see what happens. However, Regina is still an alcoholic, and Emmett and Bay are just friends. She and Daphne try to figure out how to reverse it. They decide they need to unite their families and recreate the moment with the garlic knots. It doesn't work. The next morning, Bay goes to Kathryn and they make peanut brittle together. The next morning, they wake up with everything back to normal.

Season 4[edit | edit source]

In And It Cannot Be Changed, Bay is sentenced to house arrest and 3 months community service. At her volunteering, she gives a guy a sandwich from his sister, thinking nothing of it until she finds out it had heroin in it, and he's an inmate at a prison nearby. Her probation is extended by 100 days. She says goodbye to Emmett, and finally expresses her anger towards Daphne for the situation she is currently in.

In Bracing The Waves, the community service site has new rules because of Bay's mix-up. The girl she met before who was dating Robbie is angry that Bay messed up things between them. They fight and end up in an uneasy alliance.

In I Lock the Door Upon Myself, Bay continues to be angry at Daphne. She gets the chance to move on to the final round in an art competition, but has to hide her felony conviction. She almost makes it, until the battery dies on her ankle monitor and the woman finds out. Luckily, she is not penalized, and gets a couple hours of from, so she goes to visit Daphne.

In We Were So Close That Nothing Used to Stand Between Us, Emmett comes home to visit the day that Bay gets her ankle monitor off. Emmett and Bay fight about Skye kissing Emmett. Bay is upset and goes to Daphne's dorm party and drinks too much, which leads to Bay getting raped by her ex boyfriend, Miles "Tank" Conroy.

In At First Clear Word, After a night of drinking with her friend Tank, Bay wakes to find that she doesn’t remember all the details of the night. She tries to piece together the events of the evening, but as she speaks with different people about the situation, what really happened may not be so clear. Professor Marillo invites Daphne to a small gathering of students at her home.

In Black and Gray, What happened to Bay becomes public knowledge when Lily, who learned everything from Toby, informs the UMKC that she opens an investigation. Emmett apologizes to Bay for their argument but when she tells him she has been in bed with Tank, the boy gets mad and stops all contact with her. In the end, Tank was expelled on charges of raping Bay, which shocked the girl who, after all, had no hatred for him.

In Fog and Storm and Rain,

In Art Like Love is Dedication,

In The Player's Choice,

In There is My Heart,

In To Repel Ghosts,

In How Does a Girl Like You get to be a Girl Like You,

In Between Hope and Fear,

In We Mourn, We Weep, We Love Again,

In Instead of Damning the Darkness, It's Better to Light a Little Lantern,

In Borrowing Your Enemy's Arrows,

In To the Victor Belong the Spoils,

In The Accommodations of Desire,

In A Mad Tea Party,

In And Always Searching for Beauty,

Season 5[edit | edit source]

In The Call, Bay is first seen in the mountains of China, barely conscious & held onto her sister, Daphne's shoulder while crying & shouting for help from a doctor. It is later revealed by Dr. Ling, an English-speaking doctor, that Bay is suffering from a rare illness: Japanese-Encephalitis & only "1 in 4" people don't recover from it. With weeks passing & Daphne by her side throughout the recovery, Summer ends & the duo have to get back to Kansas-City, but Bay suggests that they stay longer for a year. While Daphne continues her career as a doctor, Bay begins a job as a tattoo-artist & while in the middle of working with someone, she receives a emergency-call about Bay's ex-boyfriend: Emmett Bledsoe & tells Daphne that they have to go back. After finding & discovering that he regrets "letting her go", Bay gets very confused about her feelings with him & Travis. Later she tells Daphne & offers for her to stay in the apartment above their mother, Regina's Cracked-Mug with her & current-boyfriend: Travis, to which she agrees to do so

In This Has to Do with Me,

In Surprise, Bay meets up with Travis for breakfast & later visits her friend Mary Beth, but a fight breaks out between them when Mary Beth discovers that Bay is currently dating Travis while Bay is shocked & angry when her other ex-boyfriend, Miles "Tank" Conroy is dating Mary Beth . Upon telling Daphne at the Kennishes-house, Bay begins to feel sick & a little nauseous while also experiencing neck-pain. When Daphne starts worrying that she might have a relapse of Japanese-Encephalitis, Bay attempts to convince her that's she is feeling fine & also warns her that their family still doesn't know that she almost died in China. After the family finds-out (accidentally by Luca), Bay apologizes to Daphne for the way she acted & Daphne forgiving her while they talk with Tank. 

In Relation of Lines and Colors,

In Occupy Truth,

In Four Ages in Life,

In Memory (The Heart),

In Left in Charge,

In The Wolf is Waiting,

In Long Live Love,

Physical Appearance & Personality[edit | edit source]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Bay is a strong-willed, hot-headed, impulsive, stubborn, smart, sarcastic, headstrong, funny, talented graffiti artist with a wild streak. She is insolent and self- centered at times , making herself the victim in any situation. Bay is also the root to many of the problems in the series. She says whatever she wants without thinking about how it will affect people. She is sometimes shown to be an angerfilled person. Bay has a passion for art and a bad temper, like her biological mother, Regina, but she also has a sweet and thoughtful side to her. In the beginning she was rebellious, but now she is nice, caring, and somewhat responsible.

Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]

Bay has light skin, long black curly hair, and dark brown eyes. Bay has an edgy, artsy style. She has expressive eyebrows and a wide smile. Bay is 5'5. She has a slim body type, and is very pretty. Bay is told by Adrianna, Melody, and Regina's ex-boyfriend Zane that Bay looks just like Regina.

Relationships[edit | edit source]


Liam Lupo (ex-boyfriend)
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History: Prior to This Is Not a Pipe, their relationship status is unknown. Within two days of the families finding out about the switch, Liam was fed up with Bay's bad attitude, not knowing what was going on, and then he dumped her.
Start Up: Prior to This Is Not a Pipe (1x01)
Break Up: This Is Not a Pipe (1x01)
Reason: Within two days of the families finding out about the switch, Liam was fed up with Bay's bad attitude, not knowing what was going on, and then he dumped her.


Tyler "Ty" Mendosa (ex-boyfriend)
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History: Ty left to enlist in the military, so Bay broke up with him over the phone, but he and Bay remained friends and kept in touch. Until Write a Lonely Soldier, however, Ty thought that they would pick up where they left off when his tour was over. Bay informed him that she was seeing Emmett.
Bay discovered Ty "cheating" on her when she saw a girl's underwear fall out his bed and a condom wrapper on the floor. She thinks he slept with Aida, and he made her believe that he did. Because of this, Bay broke up with him, without knowing that Ty faked it because he was being deployed to an area worse than he'd thought.
First Relationship
Start Up: American Gothic (1x02)
Break Up: Dogs Playing Poker (1x05)
Reason: Tyler's departure for military.
Second Relationship
Start Up: He Did What He Wanted (2x14)
Break Up: Departure of Summer (2x21)
Reason: Tyler faked cheating on Bay with Aida to avoid her being hurt if he didn't come back from the war.

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Emmett Bledsoe (ex-boyfriend)
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History: Bay and Emmett first met each other when he was taking Daphne to school on his motorcycle. When Bay started trying to figure out who her father was, Emmett helped her, and eventually they became friends and started dating.
First Relationship
Start Up: The Stag Hunt (1x07)
Break Up: The Homecoming (1x10)
Reason: Emmett felt that they could never really understand each other because Bay is hearing, whereas he is deaf and sees the world differently.
Second Relationship
Start Up: The Homecoming (1x10)
Break Up: Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time (1x22)
Reason: Emmett confessed to Bay that he cheated on her with Simone Sinclair.
Third Relationship
Start Up: Love Seduces Innocence, Pleasure Entraps, and Remorse Follows (3x11)
Break Up: There is My Heart (4x10)
Reason: Emmett felt they had been disconnected for months and that he needed to focus on school and she would only distract him. Emmett had also not gotten over The fact that Bay was raped by Tank and still thought she cheated on him with Tank. Emmett also had feelings for Skye. Later, when Bay was in the hospital giving blood to Angelo, she passed out and envisioned her and Emmett having children in the future.


Alex Rainford (ex-boyfriend)
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History: They met in the Galapagos when Bay went away for the summer, but Bay couldn't get over Emmett, leading the two to break up.
Start Up: Prior to This Is the Color of My Dreams (1x23)
Break Up: This Is the Color of My Dreams (1x23)
Reason: Bay was not over Emmett, which Alex realized.


Noah (ex-boyfriend)
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Start Up: Human/Need/Desire (2x06)
Break Up: Introducing the Miracle (2x10)
Reason: Bay breaks up with Noah after Emmett told Bay that Noah and Daphne kissed. Though they were rehearsing for the play, Romeo and Juliet, when Bay confronted Noah about it, he admitted that he and Daphne have a connection that he couldn't avoid.

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Miles "Tank" Conroy (ex-boyfriend)
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First Relationship
Start Up: The Scream (3x06)
Break Up: Like a Snowball Down a Mountain (3x13)
Reason: Bay wanted to get back together with Emmett. She tried letting Tank down easily by simply saying they should go back to being friends, but later Tank found out from John that Bay slept with someone else. He confronted Bay about this, and she admitted it was Emmett.

Tank had sex with Bay on the day she got off house arrest, since she was extremely drunk and did not consent, it was rape.

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Travis Barnes (boyfriend)
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Start Up[[[The Call]]](5x01)
History: The two began to bond over their break-ups: Emmett breaking up with Bay and Mary Beth breaking up with Travis. What started out as bonding because of their misery became connection. Eventually, Travis admitted to Bay that he is in love with her and kissed her. Bay then secretly confided to Daphne that she liked the kiss.


Bay's brother Toby's best friend, the two grew up together and are friends. A fellow street artist and friend. Bay became friends with Mary Beth when she began working at the Maui Carnival. They also have a mutual friend in Ty. Though they are good friends, Mary Beth has disapproved of Bay's relationship with Tank after his fraternity humiliated her. |Rivals When Bay starting going to Carlton High, many deaf students were not welcoming towards her. Natalie especially did not like Bay. They had a fierce feud going on until Melody decided to call for a retreat. There, Bay and Natalie worked out their differences, and saw that they had much in common. After the retreat, Bay and Natalie called a truce and became friends. Bay and Simone met in kindergarten and were best friends until they were in the eighth grade, when they gave a girl named Alicia a makeover because she wanted to fit in with them. During the makeover, the two girls asked Alicia who she liked. She told them she liked a hockey player named Tom Burke, and they told her to practice asking him out while Simone filmed it. The two girls watched the video, and in the end Bay told Simone not to send it to anyone because it was too embarrassing; however, Simone sent it to everyone in school. This caused Bay and Simone's friendship to end and Alicia to move out of town. Bay stated that Simone was too controlling and that it was too much for her. Their relationship becomes further complicated when Simone sleeps with Bay's then-boyfriend, Emmett, after the basketball tournament.

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