Jeeze, ya'll need to pipe the hell down. So a Deaf character can't use their voice? What's so audist about meeting someone half way? it's not like she forced him to use his voice. And it was very appropriate after he made her feel bad for not learning sign language fast enough.
Every hearing character on the show is learning sign language, and it's being featured on the show more and more prominently, but you're all flipping out about the deaf character using his voice ONE TIME in a very touching moment to show that he is willing to make an effort to make a deaf/hearing relationship work. IT GOES BOTH WAYS YOU KNOW?
I didn't like how it was voiced-over. I'm not sure why they did that. With my headphones on I could tell it was fake, but whatever. That's not the point.
This show is about building bridges. Quit trying to burn one.