Throughout the “Switched at Birth” podcast there are many different people being interviewed who are all involved with the dynamics of the story. When the mother who did not know the secret, Mrs. MacDonald, was interviewed, she was very hurt because she did not raise the daughter she gave birth too. The woman who knew the secret, Mrs. Miller, just seemed happy to have her biological daughter back and told Marti (her non-biological daughter) that she knew the whole time and just did not want to support her since she was not her biological child. This leads the story to go from the listener believing that it will be a happy podcast because the daughters are with the right family, but the interviews change that whole perspective. It showed how Mrs. Miller just wanted to tell the secret and get her biological daughter back. Towards the end of the first act, I felt bad for Marti because I feel like she was the one left out by both families. And Sue is taken in by the Millers and the MacDonalds feel like they have a duty to their daughter, even if it is not their biological one.
Also, I feel bad for Kay MacDonald because she was the last person to find out about the switch and she wanted a daughter so bad. I feel like Mrs. Miller took something away from Mrs. MacDonald because the Millers had 5 daughters, while the MacDonald’s had one. I really do not understand why Mrs. Miller would not tell the secret as soon as possible. I understand she was sick and had good relations with the doctor but it is not fair to the MacDonalds. At first, I felt like it was an honest mistake but she should have gone back to the doctor and fixed everything, even though her husband advised against it. I am glad that near the end of Act 2, Mrs. Miller realizes her mistake and how she should have seen it earlier.