Tree of Forgiveness[title 1] is the twenty-sixth episode of ABC Family's Switched at Birth Season One and the series overall. It was written by Ariel Rubin and Micheal V. Ross, and it was directed by David Paymer. It was originally aired on September 24th, 2012.


John hosts a motorcycle show at the car wash. Emmett attends and meets a deaf girl who is into motorcycles, but he’s still hung up on Bay. Angelo struggles to connect with Daphne, but things between them start to thaw when she has to take him to the emergency room.

Bay and her new street art friends get caught tagging by the police, and her friends are shocked and angry to find out Bay’s identity as a Kennish. Kathryn tries to connect with a distant Toby by bringing him to a church jam session. Kathryn tells Regina about Angelo’s intimate relationship with the nurse, who lead them to Brizia. Bay opens up to John about her street art--but without Emmett to turn to, Bay seeks solace in her new friend Zarra.

ABC Family’s Official Summary


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The Kennish Carwash is hosting a motorbike show. John expresses his hatred towards graffiti, which offends Bay, who has just joined the street art scene. Bay and Zara are caught by the police while spray-painting, and the officer lets her off the hook when he learns of her famous father. Emmett meets a female racer, Robin, who shows interest in him, but he is still waiting for Bay. During a run-in with Emmett, Bay tells him about her feelings towards her father's disapproval of street art, and he tells her to tell John about her murals. John disapproves and Bay is distraught. Kathryn notices that Toby has been in a creative slump, so she tricks him into showing up at a church gig. She also tells Regina about the mysterious nurse at the hospital. Also, Angelo tries to make amends with Daphne, while Regina tries to help Simone, who is in emotional turmoil after the incident with Emmett.

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The CastEdit




  • Ashley Fiolek as Robin Swiller
  • Aristotle Dreher as Motorcycle Enthusiast
  • Ashley Fiolek as Robin Swiller
  • Marianne Chambers as Leanne Crowley
  • Ben Adams as Check In Guy
  • Mario Ardila Jr. as Mouse
  • Christopher DerGregorian as Policeman
  • Shirley Jordan as Nurse
  • Darrell Lake as Eight Ball
  • Christopher Massey as Super Jesus

Music FeaturedEdit

Song Artist Notes Link


Bay: The truth is I'm kind of Bay Vasquez and Bay Kennish at the same time.
John: I wouldn't call us absent parents but we did miss something else pretty big for 16 years.
Angelo: [to Daphne] Some day you're gonna have to forgive me. Leaving you and Regina was wrong, but I'm here now trying to make up for it.
John: [to Bay] I feel like I don't know you.
Regina: Listen to me, you are not the worst thing you've ever done. You did something thoughtless, people suffered, you try to make amends and you move on.
Daphne: [to Emmett] She's cute, she's deaf, and she's into motorcycles. She's the perfect girl for you.
Kathryn: [about Bay] She's a teenage girl. It's easier for her to yell at us about one thing when she's upset about another.
Bay: It is people who are otherwise invisible, expressing themselves the only way they know how.


  • When John says "It's like painting a mustache on the Mona Lisa", he is referring to Marcel Duchamp's readymade painting "L.H.O.O.Q".



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Title ReferenceEdit

  1. From the 1882 painting, The Tree Of Forgiveness, by Edward Burne-Jones.


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