Who got the chance to watch the final season premiere of Switched At Birth this week?
What did you think? How were you feeling when you heard why Bay and Daphne packed up everything and headed straight home for their “family emergency”?
Showrunner Lizzy Weiss opened up about the premiere and what we’ll be seeing throughout the final season with THR, revealing that the end will come in the form of a 90-minute episode.
“We figured it out. I mean, the network was kind enough to offer me either a 90-minute or a two-hour finale. I chose the 90-minute; I felt like a two-hour would have been flabby and really strange,” she shared.
“Compared to a 44-minute episode, double that would have felt odd but I felt like that extra half-hour kind of gave us time to really give a sendoff to every important character,” Lizzy adds. (WHAT CHARACTER?!) “I think it worked out OK. We had a few weeks. It was a little faster than I had hoped but it wasn’t like we had to screech on the brakes and do a 180 or anything.”
Lizzy adds about a theme over the course of the final, and shortest season, ever for the series: “The race story is really front and center for the first half, and then we kind of move on from it.”
“But as I said, I do like to take on interesting things. But then, as I said, we moved on to the last five episodes of rounding the corner and giving everyone a sendoff so that’s the second path: Where are they going and how far have they come since we met them in the pilot five years ago?”
Didn’t get to watch the premiere? Click inside to see the big things that happened…
– Bay and Daphne were called home from China because of Emmett
– Emmett attempted to overdose on antidepressants
– Emmett confesses that he made a mistake letting Bay go, and he’s ready to work to win her back, BUT, she’s with TRAVIS!