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Exclusive: Katie LeClerc Talks ‘Switched at Birth’ Summer Finale – Take A Look! (@KatieLeClerc)

KATIE LECLERCToby and Nikki prepare for their wedding, Bay must deal with Ty’s re-deployment, and Daphne faces the consequences of her actions in the season two finale of “Switched at Birth,” airing Monday, August 19 at 8:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family.

In “Departure of Summer,” John and Kathryn contemplate telling Toby their true feelings about his decision to marry. Daphne must own up to her mistakes while Bay works on a plan to continue her relationship with Ty while he is overseas.

Meanwhile, Angelo finds himself in over his head.

D.W. Moffett, who plays John Kennish on ABC Family’s award-winning drama “Switched at Birth,” will participate in a live Twitter chat with fans during the show’s East Coast broadcast of the summer finale on Monday, August 19 from 8:00PM ET/5:00PM PT to 9:00PM ET/6:00PM PT

Fans should tweet at his Twitter handle – @DWMoffett – and include the hashtag #SwitchedAtBirthChat in their tweets to ask questions. In the August 19 summer finale of “Switched at Birth,” John and Kathryn contemplate telling Toby their true feelings about his decision to marry. Daphne must own up to her mistakes while Bay works on a plan to continue her relationship with Ty while he is overseas. Meanwhile, Angelo finds himself in over his head.

CelebSecrets4U was able to catch up with Katie LeClerc from the series to chat all about Switched At Birth‘s summer finale. Take a read below…

 

Can viewers expect some sort of retaliation or consequences for the girls in the season finale?

Katie LeClerc: “Oh my gosh.  You know, the thing about Chip Coto is that he is scary.  I think he’s not afraid to retaliate.  He definitely is aware that Daphne’s a minor, and I think that complicates things a little bit for him, potentially.  But really it’s Coto against Kennish, and now that there’s two Kennishes, I think Coto’s barriers have gone up even more than they were before.”

 

What is it like for the cast to film a season finale episode?

Katie LeClerc: “It’s sort of bittersweet.  We get along so, so incredibly well.  Also, by the end of the season, we’re all a little bit fried and a little bit ready for some hiatus and family time.  Just to get a little bit of a break.  But it’s weird, because they’re our family, too. 

I think going into it, everybody’s very excited.  The first day of the last episode, everybody’s like, yes, it’s the last episode, finally.  Then when it’s finally the last day of the last episode, it’s sad.  It’s really sad.

Usually, whoever’s in the first scenes of the day always stays until the very end of the day.  This time Vanessa and I had the second scene of the day and we ended up staying until 10 p.m. that day.  We just goof around and we laugh at each other’s scenes.  It’s sort of like the last day of school.  We’re all cracking each other up and trying to make each other laugh during their close-ups. 

Of course, everyone’s so professional.  I tried to get D.W. to laugh so hard on the last day and I could not get it.  It was the saddest day of my life.  Now my goal for next season is to make D.W. crack on a close-up.

 

Did the cast and crew do anything special commemorating the final episode of the season?

Katie LcClerc: “Yes, actually.  The Kennish kitchen set, everybody kind of hangs out after they call “cut” the last time.  There was some champagne that got popped and we sort of just all hung out for hours and chatted with each other.  It was just very mellow, very low key.  Nobody’s going to break the set decorations. 

It was just very sweet to say “Okay, this is it for a little while and we’ll see you in a few months.”  At that time, we didn’t know that we had Season 3, so it was a little bit like “Okay, will we see each other?” And we’re all good, but it’s bittersweet.  We really, really love each other.” 

Photo: Andrew Eccles/ABC Family

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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