The Fosters Episode Review – “The End of the Beginning” Season Finale

****Warning: This post will contain spoilers for the season finale of The Fosters. If you have not yet seen the episode, turn back now****

The Fosters

Season 2 | Episode 21 | Aired March 23, 2015

Did that season finale leave any of you reeling? Cause it certainly did with me. I was cheering and screaming and I just went through so many emotions with this episode I don’t even know where to begin.

Let’s start with Jude and Connor. I have a special place in my heart for Jonnor and this episode made me so happy. Jude painted his nails blue again (“war paint”) and went and sat outside Connor’s hospital room until Connor’s dad finally let him in. This was such a great moment because before Connor’s dad decides Jude can see Connor, he says, “I don’t care that your son is gay. I just don’t want mine to be.”

War Paint

And then he lets Jude in to see his son! I think The Fosters has really done a great job here at showing the process parents have to go through when their child comes out. I mean, it’s not just an adjustment for Connor, his dad has to come to terms with it too and I think by admitting what he did and then allowing the two boys to see each was a huge step and it had me so excited. This was basically my reaction:

It's Like I Don't Even Care What Happens

Next, Monte. Oh my goodness I was so frustrated by this. We saw this in the preview, but I was hoping Lena would pull back or something, but nope, she kissed back. Both of them looked like they regretted it right away, but I was just yelling at my TV. I’m really curious to see how they’re going to address it in season three and want to know if Lena is going to tell Stef or keep it a secret (as they both seem to be doing a lot lately).

At the end of the last episode we saw Ana move in with the Fosters. Well, “The End of the Beginning” is equal parts awkward and heartstring pulling as Ana bonds with the twins over the baby, but then her parents try to convince her to keep it. I really don’t think the Fosters will end up adopting the baby, I haven’t thought they would since the beginning. It just seems too soon and like Jesus said, I think they’re only doing it because it would make Mariana happy.

Speaking of Mariana, can we talk about her AMAZING dance routine? When they came out with the light-up costumes like they were Daft Punk or something and then Mariana had her hologram. It made me wish I could dance. Or at least expand my computer skills beyond Microsoft Word and Paint so I could do something like that.

Finally, we reach the end of the episode. Things are good, things are really good. Callie’s biological father signed the adoption papers and withdrew his plea for custody which means Callie can adopted now; Jesus had a great meeting with the scout from the boarding school; Mariana’s dance competition went amazing; Jude told Callie Connor is his boyfriend; and Brandon is auditioning for a fancy summer music program. Then boom! Or, I guess crash would be a more appropriate word.

Crash

It seems that Ana has gone into labour while driving the twins home and as she is going across an intersection another cars hits the van. At the very end Stef gets into her police cruiser and responds to a call about a crash with one reported fatality and… black screen. That’s it. That’s the end of the episode. Things were good and then someone died. I just… I have no words.

But maybe you do!

What did you think of the season finale? Did you have a favourite part of the episode?

Who do you think died?

As this was the season finale I don’t have a preview to post, so I will see all of you when The Fosters returns!

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The Fosters Episode Review – “Not That King of Girl”

The Fosters

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.

jude and connor

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!

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