Season 2 | Episode 20 | Aired March 16, 2015
Run: June 3, 2013 – Present
Created by: Peter Paige, Bradley Bredeweg
Prod. Bradley Bredeweg, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Greg Gugliotta, Joanna Johnson, Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medine, Peter Paige, John Ziffren
Genre: Family Drama, Teen Drama
Starring: Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Maia Mitchell, David Lambert, Hayden Byerly, Jake T. Austin, Danny Nucci, Cierra Ramirez
I love The Fosters. Like The Walking Dead, it was one of those shows that I had been wanting to watch for ages and when I finally did I was so glad. This show is probably one of the most diverse shows on television, featuring an inter-racial lesbian couple and their five children, both adopted and biological.
With this being the second to last episode in the season this is kind of a weird place for me to start reviewing, but I didn’t actually get caught up until last week. And considering how intense last week’s episode was, I just needed to talk about this weeks.
Last week left off with a crazy cliff hanger leaving viewers wondering who had gotten shot. We learned last night that it was Connor, but thankfully the injury wasn’t serious. Unfortunately, the consequences were. Connor’s dad claims that Connor blamed their sneaking out and drinking on Jude. However, we learn later that Connor actually told his dad he was gay. This was such a groundbreaking moment for the show because until now Connor has been hiding his feelings for Jude from his father out of fear and for him to come out was huge and is going to have such an affect on people watching.
I love the relationship between Connor and Jude. The Fosters made history a couple weeks ago when the couple shared their first on screen kiss. Gavin MacIntosh and Hayden Byerly do so amazing in their roles as Connor and Jude respectively. These two boys are making history and inspiring so many. I have so much hope for these two and I am excited to see where the creators of the show are going to take things.
Callie also runs into some trouble in this episode when she discovers that she somehow owes over $24,000 in debt even though she doesn’t have any credit cards. It is discovered that Liam, her old foster brother (the same one who had sexually assaulted her) was able to get credit cards in her name and was getting another former foster sister of his to buy the bags. Thankfully, this situation has a happy ending for both Callie and viewers. Ever since Liam’s first episode I’ve wanted him locked up in jail and it finally happened! I was cheering when they said he was going away because there was just no way he could get away with the stuff he did.
On a bit of a lighter note this episode, Brandon agrees to teach Mariana and Jesus to drive. Now, as someone who is still not a totally confidant driver, I was having a great time watching these two. Mariana was so careful and by-the-book, but still didn’t quite have the hang of it. Meanwhile, Jesus was all over the place and had maybe just a bit too much confidence in what he was going. It was absolutely hilarious to watch and these scenes really showed how The Fosters manages to balance the serious stuff and the humour.
Finally, in last night’s episode, Mariana got to meet her grandparents. Mariana and Jesus still don’t know that Stef and Lena plan to adopt Ana’s baby so Mariana goes to her recently discovered grandparents and asks them to adopt her. I am very interested to see where this storyline is going to go because now there’s three possible adoptees for this baby. Originally when Stef and Lena weren’t going to adopt the baby, Mike told Lena he wanted to. Then Stef and Lena decided they were going to adopt the baby (sorry about your plans Mike), but haven’t told the kids yet. So now, the kids are trying to get Ana’s parents to adopt her baby. These are the kinds of storylines I love on this show.
The viewers are always going to know things before certain characters do no matter what show it is, but The Fosters takes it to a whole new level of perfection. I am so excited to watch the season finale next week and can’t wait to see where they take the show in season three.
Do you watch The Fosters? What did you think of last night’s episode?
This was my first review of The Fosters! What did you think? Anything you would like to see more of? Less of? Let me know!
Check out the preview for the season finale below!