On Jan. 4, ABC Family announced via the “Switched at Birth” website that Gilles Marini (Angelo) will be hosting a live chat on the site one hour before the Jan. 7 winter premiere at 7 p.m. ET. Marini will also be live tweeting on his @GillesMarini Twitter account during the “Switched at Birth” premiere broadcast which begins on Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. ET.
Marini will answer viewers’ burning questions about the award-winning show and the cliffhanging fall season finale episode, that gave us two huge jaw droppers: First, the Kennishes were only awarded one dollar in the switch lawsuit and Angelo was awarded five million dollars. Second, a very pregnant woman came into the courtroom looking for Angelo at the end of the show.
Plus, Angelo decked Jeff for going out with Daphne (Katie Leclerc) and then making her cry. And, Emmett (Sean Berdy) went with John (D.W. Moffett) to bring Bay (Vanessa Marano) home and it looked like the former couple got along really well …
In fact, on Jan. 6, ABC Family posted a preview clip of tomorrow’s premiere on the show's Facebook page in which Bay and Emmett are talking and she reaches out and takes his hand. It seems promising a reunion may be in their future!
Here’s a list of our most burning questions:
- Is Toby correct that Regina (Constance Marie) is entitled to half of the lawsuit award as Angelo’s wife?
- If so, will she pursue taking half and will Angelo put up a fight about it?
- Will Angelo or Regina share any of the award with John, Kathryn (Lea Thompson), Bay or Daphne?
- Who is the pregnant woman looking for Angelo? Is Angelo the father of her baby? (We hope not!)
- Will Daphne be able to move on from her broken heart over Jeff?
- Are Bay and Emmett working their way back together?
“Switched at Birth” continues to be a very moving and dynamic family drama about two families that are dealing very gracefully with the fallout from an unimaginable mistake. The series, now in its second season, earned a well-deserved 2012 Television Critics Association award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming.
Playing the rather enigmatic Angelo Sorrento marks a departure for Gilles Marini, who previously played a pretty straightforward romantic leading man, Luc Laurent, on ABC’s “Brothers and Sisters,” opposite Golden Globe winner Rachel Griffiths.
Right from the start, we've been curious about Angelo’s intentions with Bay, Daphne and Regina, and we still can’t help but wonder if his motives are entirely pure. It’s been fun watching Marini play someone with secrets and a bit of an edge.
So far, the sexy and charismatic dramatic actor has proven himself to be a master at delivering a performance that keeps us guessing while at the same time holds us emotionally invested in Angelo’s relationships with both of his daughters. It seems like Angelo's really trying to step up and be a part of Bay and Daphne’s lives. For their sake, we hope he sticks around and does the right thing with his new-found fortune.
Click here to post a question for Gilles to answer on the Switched at Birth website.
“Switched at Birth” returns Monday, Jan. 7 on ABC Family. Click here for a Flint area channel guide.