The Fosters Episode Review: “Lucky”

The Fosters

Season 3 | Episode 10 | Aired August 17, 2015

The mid-season finale is here! How did we get to this point already? It seems like just yesterday season three was just starting and now we have to wait several months before the next episode!

You know what though? I’m actually okay with that because last night’s episode ended on a happy note.

End

Despite everything that happened last week between Brandon and Callie, Callie’s social worker actually went ahead and recommended Callie’s adoption (finally!). Stef and Lena are dealing with the fallout of everything that happened with Monte, all while throwing an anniversary party for Lena’s parents. And after being caught in a compromising position by Connor’s dad, Connor announces that he’s moving to Los Angeles to live his mother. With several surprising twists and appearances by unexpected characters, the mid-season finale was non-stop drama from start to finish.

Let’s start with Stef and Lena. Still on the rocks over Lena’s kiss with Monte, the couple still went ahead with Lena’s parent’s anniversary party. While the couple tried to pretend like everything was normal and fine, they each had their own circumstances to deal with that I think definitely helped them get back together.

Lena learned a lesson in forgiveness when her mother invited Nathan to the party and she realized that, while there’s no excuse for what he said, he isn’t that same kid anymore. Nathan apologized to Lena and their parents and it was definitely an emotional scene to watch.

While all this is going on, Stef is dealing with a medical crisis when she gets a call to come in and have a second mammogram done, a call no woman ever wants to get. Thankfully she’s fine, but the moment she told Lena there might’ve been something wrong was heartbreaking.

Stef and Lena

This scene, from start to finish, was so incredibly emotional because it’s one of those things that I reckon many people can either relate to or fear. Fighting with someone you love and then one of you has a health scare? It’s a terrifying thought and I’m definitely thankful and happy that Stef is fine cause I don’t think I could’ve dealt with it if she wasn’t.

Two people who weren’t fine at first, but ended up okay were Jude and Connor. I knew something was going to happen with them this week because it was in the Wikipedia description. However, the Wiki description got changed so many times I wasn’t sure which one was true (though I was fairly certain it wasn’t that Jude got Connor pregnant).

Turns out two of the Wiki descriptions were correct. Jude and Connor were caught in a compromising position (not all that compromising) by Connor’s dad and Connor decided he wanted to go live with his mom in LA.

Connors Dad

This whole thing was both incredibly sad and hilarious. Sad because Connor is leaving and Jude really doesn’t understand why at first. I think Jude and Connor are definitely two of the most mature teens I’ve ever seen, both on TV and in real life, since by the end of the episode they handled it so maturely.

It was hilarious because Lena ended up giving Jude “The Talk”. His face was fantastic and this was once again one of those moments where I imagined the actors getting the script. It’s an awkward and hilarious situation getting “The Talk” in real life from your real parents, I don’t know how either of them were able to keep a straight face, especially when she pulled out the condom.

Before I end this Jonnor rant, fans were very excited last night because, as the boys were handling their imminent separation with maturity some adults do not possess, they said “I love you.” I could practically hear every Jonnor fan around the world screaming. It was adorable and romantic and these boys should not have this much control over my emotions, but guess what? They do.

Jude Loves Connor

I know Connor is leaving, but I’m very excited to see what happens in the next half of the season. After all, “they have trains”, right?

Connor Loves Jude

Alright, probably the biggest storyline of the night was Callie’s adoption. It happened! Callie Jacob is now, officially, Callie Adams-Foster! I was so incredibly happy, both because it finally happened and because now her adoption getting delayed can stop being a plot point.

It almost didn’t happen though, and not even because of Brandon. It almost didn’t happen because of the video Callie made for “Fost and Found” where she called out the judge on her case by name. The judge was, understandably, upset about this, but Callie wouldn’t back down.

This might actually have been my favourite Callie moment of the entire series. She knew by standing up for what she believed in could mean not getting adopted, but she did anyway. Why? Because someone has to. Someone has to speak up and she’s going to be the one to do it.

When she was saying this all the other characters were looking so proud and so happy with what Callie was saying and I was right there with them. I have so much respect for people who stand up for their beliefs and for the sake of others even if it means possibly jeopardizing themself and their future.

Thankfully, it seems this is how the judge felt as well as he told Callie he was proud of her right before signing off on her adoption.

Woooooo! It’s finally happened! Callie is adopted! However, now there is a fear of what is going to happen next.

I gave my theory last week and after looking on Twitter it seems a lot of people share this theory. Callie told the judge that there was nothing to stop her getting adopted. Awesome, great, now she’s adopted. But is she pregnant?

Callie slept with Brandon

A lot of fans are speculating that now she’s been adopted it might be revealed that Callie is pregnant after her night spent with Brandon and that’ll definitely complicate things. I guess we’ll just have to wait until The Fosters returns.

Speaking of returns, Jesus is back! Now being played by Noah Centineo, Jesus surprised his family after Callie’s adoption and revealed secretly to Mariana that he can’t go back to his boarding school. Of course we didn’t find out why, that’ll be told sometime when the show returns. But for now, Jesus is back!

Jesus!

Welcome to the cast of The Fosters Noah Centineo! I’m looking forward to seeing his take on Jesus and where the character will go now.

Emotions were running high last night all through the episode, from Lena’s parent’s wedding anniversary party to the potential end of Jonnor, things were crazy. Thankfully, “Lucky” ended on a happy note with the whole family together at last. I’m sad we have to wait several months for the next episode, but am glad the mid-season finale didn’t end on any horrifying cliff hangers.

The Family

Did you guys watch the mid-season finale?

Predictions for what’ll happen next??

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The Fosters Episode Review: “Daughters”

The Fosters

Season 3 | Episode 8 | Aired August 3, 2015

The Fosters is back! Last Monday was so boring wasn’t it? Well this week definitely was not boring with everything that went on.

Callie was back living with Rita which, outside of living with Stef and Lena, should have been the best place for her to be. Unfortunately, after an unexpected visit from Rita’s daughter, things just gradually went downhill and it ended with Rita in handcuffs after apparently assaulting Carmen.

Brandon and Callie had their separate meetings with the social worker about Brandon’s restraining order (which I now remember!) and Jude overheard a conversation about Stef and Lena that made him act out at school.

The main storyline was, of course, Rita. This whole thing was just crazy. First we meet Rita’s daughter, Chloe, who hates her mother. She hates her so much she makes some comments about Rita’s deceased husband and Rita slaps her. This was the first sign that something was going to go horribly wrong and a strong piece of evidence against Rita.

Rita and Callie

Then, while at Girls United, Carmen is constantly fighting with a new girl, Brooke, which is actually a strong piece of evidence both against and in favour of Rita. This whole plot to me was just crazy. I can’t see Rita hitting Carmen, but then I also couldn’t have seen her slapping her own daughter either. We won’t actually find out what really happened until next week and I literally have no idea what I think of the situation. It could literally go either way at this point.

Another big part of the episode was Brandon and Callie’s interviews with the social worker over Brandon’s restraining order and what their feelings are for each other. Of course, their stories were totally different and nothing excepted that they now love each other as siblings matches up. It’s going to be interesting to see how that goes.

Also, yes, I now remember the restraining order! I totally forgot about, but then went back and rewatched the clip from season one and the whole thing just came flooding back. I never even thought that that could keep Callie from being adopted and I’m really hoping it doesn’t (though, given the preview next week, it may be something else that does that).

Finally, Stef and Lena are still dealing with their marital issues. Stef is still busy investigating the car crash Jesus and Mariana were involved in and thinks she may have found something huge. Meanwhile, Lena is telling Monte about her issues at home rather than telling Stef. Seriously, they both need to stop what they’re doing and figure it out.

Especially since the kids apparently all know. After overhearing Stef, Lena, and Brandon arguing about it, Jude gets upset and is convinced Stef and Lena are getting divorced. I felt awful for Jude here. He was so upset and so scared and he didn’t think he could say anything because he’s adopted and doesn’t know what they’ll do to him.

Jude and Callie

What they do is hug him and tell him they were worried. Rita made the point of saying that they don’t love kids more or less because they’re foster kids versus biological kids and I think this whole situation really drove that home and I’m so happy about that.

It became especially prevalent during the conversation Stef had with Brandon right after this. She apologized to him after realizing she’s harder on him than the others because he hasn’t suffered as much as they have. However, Stef realizes she’s wrong to be doing this because Brandon has suffered and does deal with tough things.

Stef and Brandon

I thought this scene was so important. It was important to show that foster/adopted parents don’t love their kids any less because they’re foster kids or adopted kids. But it was also important to show that biological kids aren’t loved any less because they’re biological. Every kid, every person, deals with tough stuff and suffers in different ways. Brandon hasn’t suffered in the same ways Jesus and Mariana have, or Callie and Jude, but he has suffered.

Stef and brandon 2

To have Stef not only acknowledge this, but also apologize and then show her support for Brandon with the whole AJ situation was so important and I am so thankful The Fosters showcased this.

The episode ended with a video message Callie recorded for foster care app, ‘Fost and Found’, where she talks about the bad homes she’s been in and calls people out by name, including the judge who keeps putting off her adoption. On one hand, I get where she’s coming from. Sometimes enough is enough and you have to call out the people that hurt you and that keep hurting you. But on the other hand, I think what she did can be considered slander? And I think people can get into huge trouble for that so I’m not sure affect this will have on her adoption now, but I’m guessing it won’t be good.

This episode was absolutely insane! So many impossible situations and so many scenarios that just seem too tough to deal with. There’s only one episode left before the mid-season finale and I have no clue what is going to happen. Do you?

What do you think really happened with Rita and the girls?

How about Brallie? Ship it or no way?

What did you think of Brandon and Stef’s conversation?

What’s going to happen to Callie now?

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The Fosters Episode Review: “More Than Words”

The Fosters

Season 3 | Episode 4 | Aired June 29, 2015

This episode was very much about labels. We saw the return of Cole who invites Callie, Jude, and Connor to an LGBTQ+ prom he is putting together. We also finally met Lena’s stepbrother Nate who, until last night, we didn’t know much about. Also, things came to a head at Idyllwild for Brandon and Kat when, feeling so much pressure to do well, Brandon copied a piece from Bach and tried to play it off as his own. Oh Brandon. This episode was equal parts angst and adorable.

Let’s start with Brandon. Why, why did he think it was a good idea to plagiarize Bach? I’m pretty certain I said ‘no’ about a hundred times as soon as he looked up the song and continued to say no as Kat played the piece Brandon had “written”. This resulted in both Kat and Brandon getting kicked of Idyllwild, but I think we all know this isn’t the end of it. Stef, Lena, and Mike don’t know it’s happened yet and I’m not looking forward to seeing the fallout of that. I actually have a funny feeling Brandon might be returning to Idyllwild.

Moving on to happier things. How adorable were Cole, Callie, June, and Connor at the prom? Things were a little awkward as Cole thought him and Callie going together was a date date and not a friend date. There was also some tension between Jude and Connor about the fact that Jude doesn’t want to call himself gay. In the end though, Cole and Callie, and Jude and Connor made up and had a great night. I was so happy they included this scene and I’m even more happy that they brought Cole back!

Connor and Jude dance

He was a great character and the actor who plays him, Tom Phelan, is absolutely phenomenal and you can find his tumblr here! Really hoping we see more of Cole, anyone else want this too?

Cole

Finally, we’re back to the angst. For the first time in years, Lena is coming face to face with her half-brother, Nate. Up to this point, all we knew about Nate was that he hadn’t spoken to his family in years until Lena contacted him at Christmas. On Monday night, we saw why. It turns out that when Nate was a teenager he felt angry and abandoned after his father got remarried to Lena’s mother and ended up calling her the N-word. However, in a bid to protect her husband, Lena’s mother never said anything.

Lena, though, wasn’t able to forget it and was determined to talk to Nate about it and demand an apology, as she rightly should. Her mother didn’t want anything to be said, but Stef stood by Lena and agreed that something needed to be done because Lena needed it done. Unfortunately, things don’t go the way they should have. Nate didn’t apologize and was instead asked to leave.

Stef and Lena

The episode ended on a happy note though with the entire family gathered around the table eating together. It was a very sweet ending to an episode that dealt with some incredibly serious topics and with many moments that you just know we haven’t heard the end of yet.

This episode’s central focus was labels and they dealt with many. As with each episode, The Fosters handled each situation amazingly and explored the idea that labels can be both good and bad and the different affects they can have on people’s lives.

What did you think of Monday’s episode? What do you think is going to happen next week?

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The Fosters Episode Review: “Deja Vu”

The Fosters

Season 3 | Episode 3 | Aired June 22, 2015

I love this show. I know I’ve said it before, but I really need to say it again because it’s true. The Fosters does stuff that other shows don’t and they don’t care about what happens after because they know what they’re showing is making a positive impact for someone somewhere. This episode was no different.

Tensions were building this week as secrets came closer and closer to being revealed. Callie’s still hiding the fact that she was fired from her placement from her parents, Lena’s still hiding the kiss with Monte, and Mariana hasn’t told anyone else that she slept with Wyatt. We also saw this week that Jude is hiding his fear and anxiety that he’s been feeling ever since Connor got shot and as for AJ, well, we don’t know what all his secrets are yet, but we know he has a lot of them.

Mike and AJ spent some time bonding this week over baseball, though it wasn’t all fun and games as Brandon doesn’t trust AJ and is worried his dad is going to get played. These worries seem to be well placed as last AJ stole Brandon’s baseball and ran away. They found him and he returned the ball, but I still don’t trust him.

AJ

There’s just something really sketchy about him and his “brother” who we have yet to meet that I’m just having a hard time believing anything he says.

Meanwhile, Mariana is getting closer to her biological family who have given her a job at their bakery. After a bit of arguing and a lot of pushing, Mariana convinces her grandfather to move away from tradition and sell a new food at the bakery to help raise their sales. She also seems to be getting closer to Wyatt who has been texting her which will probably cause a problem when the band returns from their tour next week.

Another major plot point in last night’s episode was Jude and Connor who are both dealing with Connor getting shot in their own way. Jude’s solution? Go with Stef to the shooting range. Stef agrees to take him and Connor, but once there Jude decides he doesn’t want to shoot the gun because he doesn’t need to. Connor shoots once and it becomes apparent than he isn’t handling the shooting as well as he thought.

Jonnor

Anyone who has read my previous reviews knows I’m a huge sucker for Jonnor and I know a lot of other people are too. I’m so glad they’re focusing so much on these two and it’s not just some side thing, but there’s actual plotlines and things happening. I loved the interactions in last night’s episode and thought the way they handled both Jude and Connor’s feelings towards what had happened and the way Stef handled it was fantastic. There’s a handbook for pretty much everything these days and there are so many who will tell you what to do in certain situations with your kids. However, I don’t think there’s a handbook yet on what to do when your child gets shot/almost gets shot so I thought how they dealt with it was great.

Finally, the other big thing that happened was Lena and Stef introducing Monte to their friend Jenna after Stef sees Monte at a gay bar. This causes a bit of a problem as now that Monte may not actually be straight, she might be bi. Before we go any further, I would just like to say how amazing I thought this was.

They have a lesbian couple, a gay couple, straight couples, single parents, biracial characters, biracial couples. They deal with homophobia, racism (which seems to be a huge topic next week), bullying, and so much more. Now they have a possibly bisexual character/a character struggling with their sexual orientation. This is one of those times where I truly loved The Fosters.

Lena and Stef

Anyways, back to the review. Lena is now feeling more guilt over the fact that they kissed, but Monte tells her she didn’t do anything wrong as Lena technically didn’t kiss back so Stef doesn’t really need to know. Really? Really? Stef doesn’t need to know? When does that ever end well?! Oh right, it doesn’t!

No, come on Lena, tell Stef what happened. It’ll suck, but it’s better to be honest about it than wait and have her find out some other way which we all know is going to happen.

“Deja Vu” was a great episode. I could literally feel the tension in each character and you can tell that they’re building to something big. All these secrets are going to come out and there’s just going to be a massive explosion. The only question is when is this going to happen?

What did you think of “Deja Vu”? Did you have a favourite part? What do you think is going to happen next?

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The Fosters Episode Review: “Father’s Day”

The Fosters

Season 3 | Episode 2 | Aired June 15, 2015

It was father’s day this week on The Fosters and that made for some interesting family times. Callie was spending the day with Robert and his family, including Sophia who is back home while Mariana was to be attending a large family gathering with Ana, her grandparents, and a bunch of extended family. Meanwhile, back at the house, Stef and Lena were hosting a father’s day dinner for Mike like they do every year, but this year Jude also invited Donald, and Connor and his dad joined them as well. Yup, definitely interesting.

This episode actually didn’t have a whole lot of drama and focused more on the family side of it. I think the most dramatic thing to happen was Brandon getting drunk. Other than that there was a lot of really nice bonding moments between the various members of the Adams-Foster family.

Brandon Fathers DayMarianna confessed to Ana that she slept with Wyatt. It is revealed that they were safe so I’m happy about that because that means that we’ll probably be avoiding a pregnancy storyline. Ana was significantly different this week than she was in the season premier and actually comforted Mariana and told her she should tell Stef and Lena.

Callie and Sophia learned that Robert and his wife are splitting up. This situation is definitely stressful and probably isn’t going to help Sophia’s recovery. They didn’t directly state why they were splitting up, Robert said it was because he had always kind of treated her as second fiddle, but I have a funny feeling it also has something to do with Callie suddenly being in the picture.

There was also an issue with Callie and Jude this episode because Callie is angry at Donald for the fact that he caused the accident that killed their mother. However, by the end of the episode she calls him dad and wishes him a Happy Father’s Day. Not going to lie, I got a little misty eyed. It was an incredibly sweet scene.

Callie and her dad

During dinner at the house, Jude is keeping two secrets. The first secret is that his dad was in jail. Connor knows, but Connor’s dad, Adam, doesn’t. The other secret is one he’s hiding from his dad and that is that he and Connor are together. While they manage to keep the first secret all the way through the evening, the second one does come out.

Connor’s dad finds out that Connor and Jude are out at school and tells him he didn’t want people to know because he cares about what people think. I was already raging at Adam by this point so after this it was like a volcano of anger with the way he reacted. However, Donald comes back in the best possible way when he asks if Adam cares what people think of Connor or of himself. He also says that any bullying Connor receives at home because of being gay is going to be worse than anything that happens at school. This was a huge realization for Connor’s dad and for Jude as well.

Donald BAMF

Side note for a second here. When they toasted all the ‘special men in their lives’ Connor and Jude looked at each other and it was the cutest thing ever.

Toast

While I’m not really a fan of Connor’s dad, I am really liking how they’re handling this storyline. They’re showing that the coming out process isn’t just hard on the kid, but on the parent as well. It also shows how the parents need to learn the right ways to act and behave because even though this huge secret of their kid’s is out there, the child still needs all the support he or she can get. So I’m really happy with how they’re dealing with it because it definitely feels real.

Jude’s dad told him that he just wants Jude to be himself and I think this was exactly what Jude wanted and needed to hear. With everything that’s been going on, I think knowing now that even though he has Stef and Lena as his parents, having Donald in his life and supporting him will really help Jude.

The final storyline in Monday’s episode was, of course, AJ. After stealing the spray paint last week, we learned he had been arrested for tagging. Callie, who has still not told her parents that she was fired from her placement, asks Stef to help him. She does so and the decision is made that Mike is going to foster AJ. However, as it will take some time for him to get his license, AJ will be staying at the house.

This is obviously not good. We know from the previews that AJ will be taking advantage of the Fosters in some way and we’ve already seen that he causes trouble a lot and has no issue lying. Needless to say, this isn’t going to end well.

What did you think of “Father’s Day”? What do you think AJ is up to?

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The Fosters Season Three Premier: “Wreckage”

The Fosters

Season 3 | Episode 1 | Aired June 8, 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, Danny Nucci, Cierra Ramirez, Gavin Macintosh

Season two ended horrifically when the twins were involved in a car accident that had “reported fatalities”. As it had already been reported that Jake T. Austin (Jesus) would not be returning for season three, many viewers were left to wonder whether that meant Jesus had died or if he was going off to boarding school.

Well, it was revealed tonight that the twins were fine, Ana was fine, and Anna’s baby was fine. Jesus went off to boarding school and Ana has been taking care of baby Isabella with Marianna’s help (though she doesn’t seem thrilled about it). However, not everyone moved on quite so easily.

Stef has been trying to find the driver of the other vehicle and it becomes apparent that she’s having a really tough time dealing with everything. Can’t really blame her though, she heard there were reported fatalities and then got to the scene to realize her children were in one of the cars.

Stef and Lena

Also at the end of last season we saw Monte kiss Lena and that was just a terribly awkward situation. They both said this episode that it meant nothing, but considering Stef still doesn’t know it happened, I think it’s a safe assumption this isn’t over yet.

Things got even better for the couple when, right after deciding to go away for a while, the ceiling exploded.

Ceiling

Marianna has been spending her time since the accident helping Ana care for baby Isabella. It becomes apparent immediately to viewers that Ana isn’t thrilled about this whole thing, though it isn’t clear why. She eventually ends up just tells Marianna that she needs some time to herself with the baby and tells Marianna to go have fun at the end of year school party.

Marianna boyfriend

Marianna goes with the intentions of sleeping with her boyfriend before he goes off on tour. This decision seemed to come from two places: she’s worried he’ll sleep with other girls on tour and forget her, and she’s upset about Ana. Needless to say, she doesn’t end up sleeping with her boyfriend as he says no. She does end up sleeping with Wyatt and oh my goodness I don’t want to know where this is going.

Tonight we also saw that Callie is still working at the youth centre for foster kids where she meets AJ. She ends up making a seriously bad decision and allows AJ to sleep at the centre. I was really hopeful that AJ might turn out to be a good guy (despite what we saw in the commercials), but after he steals some spray paint and Callie ends up getting fired, I don’t think we can really believe anything that he says. Now I’m wondering if any of what he said is actually true or a made up sob story.

Callie and Aj

Brandon has started at Idyllwild Music School, but he’s not a pianist, he’s a composer. He ends up getting paired with Kat, a girl who has been going to the school for five years and thinks incredibly highly of herself. However, Brandon isn’t backing down and steps up to his role as composer, refusing to let Kat get to him. Now, I’ve always been a bit iffy about Brandon just cause there was that whole situation with him and Callie that lasted way too long. However, I think I’m going to like him this season! He’s already sassing people so he gets points for that.

Brandon the Composer

Finally, Jude. Not gonna lie, the first thing I noticed is how much taller he is and how much deeper his voice is. I know Hayden Byerly is about fourteen, but I hadn’t actually realized how much he’d grown up until I rewatched a couple episodes from season one the other day. He sounds so different! And he’s no longer below Callie’s shoulders!

Alright, moving on. I think everyone was super excited at the end of season two when Jude told Callie that Connor was his boyfriend. Well tonight we saw that Jude was pretty reluctant to tell people. Everyone ended up finding out anyway when a girl at school told people in an attempt to help.

Jonner

*Pause here for a second. Please, if you know someone who is anywhere on the LGBTQ+ spectrum and hasn’t come out yet, don’t help them by outing them. They will come out when they’re ready so please don’t do this. Help them by not outing them.*

Jude reveals to Connor that he does like him and he does want to be his boyfriend, he just doesn’t want to be labeled as he’s been labeled his whole life. You really can’t argue with that. Jude and Connor ended up holding hands and I will admitted that I was very happy and excited about this as they’re far too adorable together.

Jonnor

Tonight’s episode was a rollercoaster of emotions so we started off the season in typical The Fosters style. Immediately each of the characters has been thrown into some sort of turmoil. This is why we can’t have nice things!

What did you think of the season premier?

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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!

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