"We Are the Kraken of Our Own Sinking Ships"[title 1] is the twenty-eighth episode of ABC Family’s Switched at Birth Season One and the series overall. It was written by Henry Robles, and it was directed by Ron Lagomarsino. It was originally aired on October 8th, 2012.


The Kennishes try to get Bay away from Zarra by inviting Alex and his family over for dinner. Bay ends up leaving dinner early with Alex to bail Zarra out of jail with money she convinces Travis to borrow from the Kennish Car Wash safe. Alex’s parents give Kathryn, John, Regina and Patrick a salsa lesson, but it turns into a disaster when Patrick ends things with Regina because of Angelo.

Daphne and Chef Jeff take their relationship to the next level, so Scuba asks Daphne to take the fall for her in the kitchen. Scuba ends up getting fired for talking back to Chef Jeff about his relationship with Daphne. Nikki and Toby continue to hang out and play music together, but Toby is shocked to find out Nikki has a boyfriend. Toby asks Emmett to start a new band with him.

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Kathryn and John Kennish meet Zara and immediately disapproves of her and Bay's friendship. To combat this, Kathryn invites Bay's brief boyfriend Alex and his parents over for dinner. Daphne and Jeff are now in a secret relationship. Another worker at the restaurant, Scuba, who has a crush on Daphne, messes up some shrimp and gets Daphne to take the blame for it, as he picked up clues on the chef taking a liking to her in particular. When Jeff finds out, Scuba is fired and on his way out, he tells the whole kitchen that Daphne is Jeff's girlfriend. At the dinner, John and Kathryn are annoyed by Alex's parents, who only seem to gloat about their college-bound son. Bay gets a call from Zara at a local jail, asking Bay to help bail her out. Bay then drags Alex along with her as she tries to put together the $1,500 needed. But Bay seems to have a problem getting the money she needs overnight so she goes to her dad's carwash and takes money from the safe. When she arrives there she runs into Travis who happens to be sleeping there. Meanwhile, Regina and Patrick have reconnected, although he is still not over the fact that Regina is legally married to her ex-boyfriend. Also, Toby is thinking of starting a band again after another hangout with Nikki, whom he seems to like. He also has a change of heart about Emmett and wants to start the band again.

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The CastEdit




  • Mat Vairo as Alex Rainford
  • Mario Ardila Jr. as Mouse
  • Darrell Lake as Eight Ball
  • Jon Seminara as Jazz Dude
  • Maria Cina as Cheryl Rainford
  • Spencer Garrett as Ted Rainford


Toby: I hope whoever broke your heart actually got to hear that.
Jeff: [to Daphne]: I have to treat you just like any other employee even though I just want to kiss you right now.
Adrianna: She won't miss cake if you give her ice cream.

Kathryn: And she has these tattoos that are basically saying my private parts are flying!
Regina: Flying?

Kathryn: She has wings... down there.

Music FeaturedEdit

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Title ReferenceEdit

  1. From the 2012 painting, We Are the Kraken of Our Own Sinking Ships by David Nixon.


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