"The Declaration of Independence"[title 1] is the twenty-seventh episode of ABC Family's Switched at Birth Season One and the series overall. It was written by Anne Kenney and it was deirected by Steve Miner. It was originally aired on October 1st, 2012.


Despite Kathryn and John’s protests against Bay doing street art, Bay continues hanging out with Zarra, who proves to be a bad influence when they have a scary confrontation with a competitive street artist. Chef Jeff and Daphne have a spark, but Daphne finds out from Bay and Emmett that Melody is hooking up with Jeff. Kathryn helps Melody plan the Carlton back to school night and gets Chef Jeff to cater. Regina is still unable to sign and doesn’t like feeling indebted to the Kennishes, especially since she is having trouble communicating with Daphne. John reaches out to Travis, who seems to be having trouble at home. Daphne finally confronts Chef Jeff about their relationship, and they kiss.

ABC Family’s Official Summary


This section needs more writing to complete the 27th episode.

While at the restaurant, Daphne points out the chef, her crush, to Emmett, who immediately recognizes him as the mystery man who had hooked up with his mother. He confides in Bay, who tells him not to say anything, but she ends up doing so herself after she hears that Daphne and Jeff almost kissed. Melody is still flirting with Jeff. Carlton is having an event night and while catering, Jeff finds out how much younger Daphne is. In an attempt to make him jealous, Daphne agrees to a date with Travis, but she ends up standing him up to find Jeff back at the restaurant. John, who has been suspicious of Travis' home life, invites him to the batting cages. Kathryn thinks that Regina might be struggling financially. Toby goes back to the church for an event and asks Nikki out. The episode ends with Daphne and Jeff kissing.

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The CastEdit




  • Klea Scott as Meg
  • Stacy Barnhisel as Candace
  • Carlease Burke as Ms. Rose
  • Joshua Polit as Smak


Bay: At least you don't have to lie. I get really tired of that sometimes.

Toby: I don't know about her, she's pretty churchy.

Bay: Well then there's a good chance she won't sleep with my boyfriend, so I like her already.
Daphne: [to Bay] Wow, when did you start following all the rules?
Daphne: What if I'm nothing like you think I am?
Toby: Dad we're fine. The cat's in the cradle or it's not. I don't know, whatever's good.
Bay: Wait, wait, your mom and the guy that Daphne has a crush on are hooking up?
Daphne: What a face, huh?
Emmett: Unforgettable.


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Title ReferenceEdit

  1. From the 1817 painting, Declaration of Independence by John Trumball.


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