Mother and Child Divided is the eleventh episode of season two, It was serve as the summer premiere airing on June 10, 2013.


While Regina has been away at rehab, Daphne has grown closer to the Kennish family, spending her days at their country club and her nights in their guest room. This new family dynamic does not sit well with Regina, who unexpectedly returns home early in hopes of spending more time with Daphne. This causes a fight. Daphne is angry that Regina is back and tells Regina she deserted her. Bay begrudgingly starts working at her dad’s Senate office and, when her car breaks down near a local carnival, runs into her ex-boyfriend, Ty who has returned from serving in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Travis talks Emmett into bringing some girls over to the house while Melody is out of town, and Kathryn’s elaborate ideas for Toby and Nikki’s rehearsal dinner rubs Nikki the wrong way.

The Cast

Main Cast

Recurring Cast


  • Emmett: Well, you never had me as your wingman and we have all summer.
  • John: You know, forcing tea candles on Nikki isn't really going to change things.
  • Bay: Oh, it's probably Triple A. I have to get back to cleaning cinders and taking orders from my wicked stepsister.
  • Kathryn: There are a lot of ways to build character, suffering is not the only one.
  • Regina: I don't consider a high school junior not having a credit card suffering.
  • Kathryn: I know I shouldn't be saying this, but it's been so nice having the two of them to ourselves the past six weeks.


Video Gallery

Switched at Birth 2x11 Promo (HD) Summer Premiere

Switched at Birth 2x11 Promo (HD) Summer Premiere



  • Title reference: From the 1993 artwork, Mother and Child Divided, by Damien Hirst.

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