The Image Disappears is the sixteenth episode of Season 3 of Switched at Birth. It is scheduled to air in July 14, 2014.
A loved one fights to survive following a tragic accident, and others place blame as emotions run high at the hospital.
Angelo is in the hospital and everything seems stable after his surgery. We begin to learn a lot about Angelo and Regina's relationship as we see flashbacks of the two together before the switch. At first Angelo is stable, then things suddenly get out of control. The nurses and doctor rush into the room. Bay, Daphne, and Toby are watching from outside. Daphne reads the words "brain dead" from the doctor's lips and that is when everything goes downhill. Everyone tries to find a way to save no matter how the doctor tells them that "brain dead" is "dead". We see emotions emerge as accusations go flying and some of the characters feel as if they are to blame for what happened. Bay dreams about Angelo being there for her in the future when she is giving birth to his grandchildren. Daphne dreams about Angelo being there on her wedding day and the fact that she has two dads to walk her down the aisle. We see John's emotional side when he thinks that Angelo may have committed suicide from losing money and feels he is to blame for not loaning Angelo money and secretly wanting him to be broke. Bay and Emmett find Angelo's will and in it he states that in a situation like this he wishes to be removed from the devices keeping his heart beating. After an emotional run, the family decides that they will let Angelo go and donate his organs to save even more lives. Bay calls Angelo's mother in France who says goodbye to him through an emotional phone call. While the family discusses organ donations, they find out that Angelo's had a brain aneurysm that caused him to crash and among the triggers for the aneurysm is anger. This leads Daphne to blame Regina for his death and Regina to feel even worse about herself. The episode ends with that and the family releasing Angelo and finally accepting his death.
- D.W. Moffett as John Kennish
- Lea Thompson as Kathryn Kennish
- Lucas Grabeel as Toby Kennish
- Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe
- Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez
- Vanessa Marano as Bay Kennish
- Constance Marie as Regina Vasquez
- Giles Marini as Angelo Sorrento
- Christopher B. Duncan as Dr. Larkin
- To be added
- Doctor (?): "Death is not fair."
- Title reference: From the 1938 painting, The Image Disappears by Salvador Dalí.