Bay Kennish and Travis Barnes have dinner with his birth mom in Switched at Birth season 5 episode 9. For a refresher on what happened last week, read my recap of episode 8.
Switched at Birth season 5 episode 9 opens with Bay thanking Travis for cleaning her apartment. Then, Travis tells her that he’s having dinner with his birth mom Karen and he’d like Bay to come.
Daphne Vasquez talks to Chris Walker. Since she works at the health center, she asks him to help him cheat on his drug test.
Travis meets with Kathryn Kennish and John Kennish. Kathryn tells him he violated the code of conduct when he punched a guy who was making fun of people with disabilities.
When Bay and Travis go over to Travis’ mom’s house, she surprises them by saying her brother Eddie is visiting. Travis privately tells Bay that Eddie is the uncle who molested him.
Bay says they should leave. Travis says that he never told his mom what happened and he wants it to stay that way.
When Travis is unable to hide how upset he is during dinner, he and Bay leave early. She tells him that he has to tell his mom the truth, but he says she’s never going to believe him.
Daphne and Chris eat barbecue with his mom. She calls Daphne “the girl Chris is sweet on.” Chris and Daphne insist they’re just friends.
Regina hears someone walking around The Cracked Mug while they’re closed. She finds Eric.
She asks if he and Will are okay. He says they’re fine and they’ve been moving around a lot for the past year.
Bay asks Travis again to consider talking to his mom. She promises that she’ll be there, not only to interpret the conversation but to support him emotionally.
Daphne works at the clinic. She decides to cover for Chris. She tells Dr. Taylor that she dropped one of the samples. He tells her to let the student know they need to come in first thing on Monday.
Travis talks to his mom, with Bay interpreting. They start to fight when she insists that it couldn’t have happened and he must be remembering wrong. When Travis walks away, Bay tells her that she thinks he just needs to hear that she believes him. She tells Travis that she believes him and they hug.
Daphne tells Chris he can take the test again on Monday because she dropped his test. She tells him that he would’ve been flagged and she couldn’t let that happen to him.
At the end of the episode, John tells Travis that he showed video of him to a professional scout. But, the offer is in Japan.