The family and Emmett discover Bay's impulsive decision to take the blame for Daphne, and no one is happy about it. Meanwhile, Daphne is determined to prove herself worthy of her switchster's sacrifice while also dealing with the challenges of starting college.
Daphne struggles with the speed and depth of her coursework, which is made more difficult when her interpreter, Josh, picks and chooses what he will interpret for her. Bay tries to balance her long-distance relationship with Emmett and fulfilling her sentence, all while dealing with an aggressive person on her team. Meanwhile, Kathryn has a meeting with a movie producer about her book.
Bay gets an interview for a long-awaited submission with the Kansas City Artist Showcase to have her art be part of a public display but realizes her current status may prevent her from qualifying. When a dorm resident continues to prank the deaf students, Daphne challenges him to a dorm triathlon. Regina finds herself drawn to an East Riverside coffee house and its owner. A birthday milestone gets John thinking about the next chapter in his life. Meanwhile, Emmett makes a new friend at film school who gets him a gig on a real production.
Bay feels pressured to maximize her short time with Emmett when he comes for a surprise visit. Daphne is mortified when she does poorly on her midterm exam. Melody and John clash when John encourages Travis to try out for the UMKC baseball team. Meanwhile, Kathryn asks Toby to help out with her new project.
After a night of drinking with her friend Tank, Bay wakes to find that she doesn't remember all the details of the night. She tries to piece together the events of the evening, but as she speaks with different people about the situation, what really happened may not be so clear. Professor Marillo invites Daphne to a small gathering of students at her home. Meanwhile, Lily offers to help Toby while he figures out his finances.
Bay's very personal matter goes public when the UMKC administration gets wind of the situation, and an investigation is launched. Now the unwitting participants must face the strong opinions of others, and face their own beliefs about what really happened.
As a severe storm warning forces everyone to hunker down indoors, Kathryn's mom Bonnie comes for a visit, bringing her friend Lucille and delivers some unexpected news to Kathryn. Bay finds that Emmett is avoiding any discussion of what triggered the UMKC investigation. Meanwhile, Daphne goes to see Regina at the coffee house where several shocks await her, including one that will put her freedom at risk.
Bay tries to figure out how she can pursue an art career. Regina invites Eric and his son to stay with her temporarily. Mingo asks Daphne to hang out. Meanwhile, Kathryn offers to help Travis with his English.
Iris urges Daphne to broaden her college experience by rushing a sorority. Bay inserts herself when Travis's popularity as a UMKC baseball player starts to affect his relationship with Mary Beth. Meanwhile, Toby plans to ask Lily to move in with him.
Intent on making their relationship work, Bay surprises Emmett with a visit to Los Angeles while he's shooting his first big class project. Daphne is distraught with her performance in school and the idea of letting Bay and her family down. Kathryn and Toby get the chance to have their musical produced.
Meanwhile, Regina is shocked by Eric's reaction to a buyout offer on the coffeeshop.
Bay is haunted by her breakup with Emmett and struggles to figure out where their relationship fell apart. Daphne's excitement about her new relationship with Mingo is hampered by her friends' opinion of him. John and Kathryn's new accountant has some bad news. Regina digs deeper into the story of Eric's ex-wife, and everyone is shocked by the news that someone is pregnant.
In the wake of her breakup with Emmett, Bay decides to refocus her energy on school and signs up for a Spanish class, only to discover that the new harassment policy has put her in the spotlight. Daphne learns that her D in Chemistry will affect her scholarship. John finds himself under serious financial strain as Kathryn makes plans to produce her musical herself. Meanwhile, Daphne and Mingo have a major difference of opinion that leaves Daphne with doubts about their compatibility.
Daphne is thrilled when Eric asks Regina to move in with him, but Regina is troubled by how little she knows about the mother of Eric's son, Will, and decides to go to Atlanta to find out more about the woman. John's financial stresses come to a head when Toby approaches the family for support, prompting John to lash out at him. Bay is surprised to learn she and Daphne have opposing opinions about how to deal with the pregnancy. Meanwhile, Travis goes to Los Angeles to visit Emmett and is dismayed to find Emmett has gone "Hollywood".
The news about Regina moving out from the guest house is a big discovery on its own, but it's definitely not the only one. As Kathryn and John discuss the future of their finances, they stumble upon the idea of endorsing products. Daphne joins an ambulance ride-along so that she can become her dorm's safety captain. Meanwhile, the reminder of Angelo's upcoming birthday only creates more tension.
Daphne, Bay and Travis celebrate spring break with a volunteer trip to rural Mexico with Melody to distribute hearing aids to underprivileged locals. However, lines are crossed when Daphne makes an unexpected connection with a fellow volunteer and Bay's passionate anger toward Emmett gets the better of her. Meanwhile, Melody's boyfriend surprises her with a life-changing idea.
Daphne and Mingo decide to introduce their parents at the Kennishes' grill night, only to find Mingo's father is the business manager John blames for his current financial problems. Bay has an awkward run in with Tank at the restaurant where he works.
With Mingo's help, Daphne holds a fundraiser to help support a sign-language school in Mexico. Bay is livid when a student starts using her art to sell crude t-shirts. Regina deals with the repercussions of digging through Eric's past. Meanwhile, Toby and Lily have to make difficult decisions about their future.
Bay thinks she's ready for a new relationship, but others are dubious of how quickly it is moving. Daphne's correspondence with Quinn starts to affect her relationship with Mingo. John and Kathryn begin researching new financial opportunities. Toby and Lily prepare for parenthood.
Bay takes over hosting Lily's baby shower at the Kennish house when Regina is pulled away by an emergency with Will. At the shower, sparks fly between Kathryn and Professor Marillo, with Daphne caught in the middle. Lily stresses over how others will take the news of her decision.
Bay is thrilled by the opportunity to showcase her newest work in her first art show. Daphne interviews for an internship abroad that would bring her closer to Quinn, causing friction with Mingo. Kathryn's frustrations with John come to a head when he storms out of a deal negotiation. Meanwhile, John and Kathryn confront Regina over Eric's secret.