"This Is the Color of My Dreams"[title 1] is the twenty-third episode of ABC Family Switched at Birth Season One and the series overall. It was written by Lizzy Weiss and it was directed by Steve Miner. It was originally aired on September 3rd, 2012.


Summer is over, and Bay returns from the Galapagos Islands where she met a new guy named Alex. Regina hurt her arm and can’t sign or cut hair. The Kennishes host a book party for Kathryn’s new memoir, and Bay is surprised at how much Emmett is featured in the book.

Meanwhile, Kathryn helps Daphne get a job at a local restaurant where we meet Chef Jeff and Scuba, the line chef. Unfortunately Daphne’s hearing impairment turns out to be a pretty big problem at her new job, and she’s demoted to dishwasher. Kathryn wants to come to Daphne’s rescue, but Daphne doesn’t want to be saved. Instead, Daphne tries to improve her position on her own by adding a mirror to her workstation so that she can see people behind her. In an attempt to win Bay back, Emmett makes a grand gesture through art. Even though Bay hasn't forgiven Emmett, Bay breaks it off with Alex. Angelo’s immigration hearing goes poorly so in an effort to keep Angelo in the country, Regina and Angelo secretly wed.

ABC Family’s Official Summary


This section needs more writing to complete the 23rd episode.

It's the beginning of  a new school year and Bay returns from her trip to the Galapagos with a new boyfriend, Alex Rainford. Kathryn finally releases her book on the switch, which causes some problems in the Kennish household. Daphne lands a job at a restaurant with the help of Kathryn, but things do not go smoothly, as the head chef thinks that having a deaf person in the kitchen could raise hazards. After she is demoted to dish-washing, Kathryn tries to intervene. Bay is not completely over Emmett, especially after seeing a mural that he had painted of their relationship, and this leads to her breaking it off with Alex. Later, Bay and Emmett meet up and while he is deeply sorry about what had happened between him and Simone, Bay doesn't think that they could ever be the same. Meanwhile, Regina and the Kennishes have been trying to help Angelo stay in the country, but after he is ordered by a judge to be deported back to Italy, Regina steps in and marries him that same day.

To be written more soon...

The CastEdit




  • Mat Vairo as Alex Rainford
  • Shaun Brown as Matthew
  • Dominic Flores as Mullavey
  • Jordana Capra as Government Lawyer
  • Jay Brian Winnick as Officiant
  • Tamara Zook as Manager
  • Jon Maher as Interpreter

Music FeaturedEdit

Song Artist Notes Link


Toby: It's not like Simone and I were written in the stars or anything.
Bay: Those would be some pretty messed up stars.
Alex: [about Bay] So we bonded over our hatred of the sun and the ocean instead.

Toby: What's up with your hair?

Bay: I went island.
Emmett: [to Bay] We were bigger than my one mistake.
Bay: [to Simone] You wanna do something to make this better? Don't be in my world anymore.
Bay: Do you know how nice it was to not be the girl who was switched at birth for a few weeks?
Alex: [reading Kathryn's book, about Emmet] He rode up on his motorcycle looking like a deaf James Dean.
Patrick: I'd rather be in a relationship where both people choose to, not because getting out of it would be a pain in the ass.
Bay: Just goes to show you can't keep a good Kennish down.


  • School typically begins in late August and Bay returns from the Galapagos a day before the new school year begins, placing the in-story dating at about late August 2012.



v - d - e
This Is Not a PipeAmerican GothicPortrait of My FatherDance Amongst DaggersDogs Playing PokerThe Persistence of MemoryThe Stag HuntPandora's BoxParadise LostThe HomecomingStarry NightThe TempestSelf-Portrait With Bandaged EarLes Soeurs d'EstréesExpulsion From the Garden of EdenLas Dos FridasProtect Me From What I WantThe Art of PaintingWrite a Lonely SoldierGame OnThe Sleep of Reason Produces MonstersVenus, Cupid, Folly, and TimeThis Is the Color of My DreamsThe IntruderThe Shock of Being SeenTree of ForgivenessThe Declaration of IndependenceWe Are the Kraken of Our Own Sinking ShipsThe TrailStreet Noises Invade the House
The Door to FreedomThe Awakening ConscienceDuel of Two WomenDressing for the CharadeThe Acquired Inability to EscapeHuman/Need/DesireDrive in the KnifeTight Rope WalkerUprisingIntroducing the MiracleMother and Child DividedDistorted HouseThe Good SamaritanHe Did What He WantedEcce MonoThe Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone LivingPrudence, Avarice, Lust, Justice, AngerAs The Shadows DeepenWhat Goes Up Must Come DownThe MerrymakersDeparture of Summer
Drowning GirlYour Body Is a BattlegroundFountainIt Hurts to Wait With Love if Love is Somewhere ElseHave You Really the Courage?The ScreamMemory is Your Image of PerfectionDance Me to the End of LoveThe Past (Forgotten-Swallowed)The AmbushLove Seduces Innocence, Pleasure Entraps, and Remorse FollowsLove Among the RuinsLike a Snowball Down a MountainOh, FutureAnd We Bring the LightThe Image DisappearsGirl With Death Mask (She Plays Alone)It Isn't What You ThinkYou Will Not EscapeGirl on the CliffAnd Life Begins Right AwayYuletide Fortune Tellers
And It Cannot Be ChangedBracing The WavesI Lock the Door Upon MyselfWe Were So Close That Nothing Used to Stand Between UsAt First Clear WordBlack and GrayFog and Storm and RainArt Like Love is DedicationThe Player's ChoiceThere is My HeartTo Repel GhostsHow Does a Girl Like You get to be a Girl Like YouBetween Hope and FearWe Mourn, We Weep, We Love AgainInstead of Damning the Darkness, It's Better to Light a Little LanternBorrowing Your Enemy's ArrowsTo the Victor Belong the SpoilsThe Accommodations of DesireA Mad Tea PartyAnd Always Searching for Beauty
The CallThis Has to Do with MeSurpriseRelation of Lines and ColorsOccupy TruthFour Ages in LifeMemory (The Heart)Left in ChargeThe Wolf is WaitingLong Live Love

Title ReferenceEdit

  1. From the 1925 painting, This Is The Color of My Dreams by Joan Miro.


Start a Discussion Discussions about This Is the Color of My Dreams

  • Daphne's voice

    • Umm...I think I caught snippets of Katie's natural voice at times in this episode...especially in the kitchen scenes :-)
  • Episodes 120-123

    • Rate, review, & discuss here about 20th to 23rd episodes of the first season.