Switched at Birth takes its last breath following tonight’s series finale. But will the final episode bring ‘closure’ to the series?
Stars Katie Leclerc and Vanessa Marano tell TVGuide what needs to happen to make fans forget about Season 6:
Leclerc: I think that she ultimately needed to come back to… the heart of the show is the family. You go off on these great adventures, have these journeys and these struggles and also moments of celebration. Our show always comes back to what does that mean for the family? They are so connected and so tight and so involved in each other’s lives. Daphne had sort of been going on along her way and I love that we brought it back to just this moment of connection and the people you are close to are really the only thing that matters. Family is also by blood but also who you choose to feel is your family. Daphne and Bay are sisters, not by blood but emotionally, connectively they have each other’s back like sisters do. They were meant to be sisters in this weird, funky way. I just love that this show gets brought back to that message.
Marano: For me it’s really about the family more than anything else. Romantic entanglements and career entanglements will be following you for the rest of your life. As a viewer, really, it would be really nice to see all of that wrapped up in a nice bow but that’s not necessarily realistic. For me, this show started with this question of, “This is not my family. I don’t feel like I belong and I’m correct.” We’ve gotten this throughout the years, but I would like a little stamp of just like, “We’re a family no matter what. We love and accept you for who you are, no matter what.”
What are your hopes for the Switched at Birth series finale? Would you like a Season 6 revival or spinoff series in years to come?