Here we have it – the summer finale! The Fosters threw all it could at this finale tying up some stories whilst continuing and/or creating others. The finale showcases Callie’s attempts in helping Rita get ‘Girls United’ back and track whilst the remaining ‘Fosters’ are dealing with missions of their own.
Callie tracks down Rita and her new abode fully furnished with empty pizza boxes and defeat. Callie finds out that chances for a new home are slim and after a little chat with Daphne and a surprise visit from everybody favorite biological father she asks Robert to throw Rita a fundraiser. I love that Callie still keeps in contact with Rita and still identifies with the house and what it serves – it represents Callie and where she’s come from and in my eyes Rita is like her favorite aunty or even a third (fourth?) mother!
Speaking about mothers; Mariana and a blackmailed Jesus go to visit Ana under the supervision of Stef. Ana admits that she loved getting high more than her kids and she goes on to apologize and to her dismay Mariana lashes out and calls her mother a ‘sad stranger’. Even though Jesus was the one who didn’t want to go he ends being the one who comforts and feels sorry for Ana – Ana explains to her son that it isn’t his job for him to look after her. I felt as if this was a really good scene as it showed Ana in a different light. I felt like you could see how hard it was for her and you could see how genuine it was – that genuine that it was even emotional for Stef to listen in on. I get that Ana screwed up majorly and I get that the problems won’t just go away but I feel like that maybe they should hear her out and try work things out for her sake and theirs.
My favourite scene from this whole episode is the scene between Marianna and Lena. Marianna breaks down on the bed asking Lena why she wanted another baby if DNA doesn’t matter and that she’ll always be connected to Ana regardless of anything. The scene highlighted the confusion fostered teens or anyone goes through in regards to who their parents are – Lena explains that Marianna is and will always be her little baby girl regardless of wether or not she help her inside her womb for nine months. It’s the ‘holding the child in your heart forever’ that counts and I hope you all cried during this scene because I may have dropped a tear or two. It was a nice round up to Lena’s storyline as well as she felt her kids loved her less because she didn’t carry them but just like she doesn’t love Marianna (or any of them) less they don’t love her less!
It’s the day of the fundraiser and everything is on the up for Callie; Robert Quinn has signed the papers, she survived a sleepover with her crazy sister and she’s helping out somebody who has helped her. During her speech about the fundraiser Callie addressed Robert as her father even though she asked for him to say that they’re just friends. In doing so she also addressed Sophia as her sister, which obviously makes Sophia’s day. This is all thanks to Rita who explained to Callie that Robert obviously cares and maybe she should acknowledge that he’s her father and let him love her (followed by some other nice things).
Of course Callie can’t be happy for too long and things can’t be going good for too long on The Fosters so to throw a spanner in the works Sophia decides to let Callie on a little secret – she took the abandonment papers out of the post and ripped them up. There goes Callie’s happiness once again and she lashes out calling Sophia a spoilt brat and not her sister. Robert also tells Callie that he can’t and won’t sign the papers again and all he wants is for her to be happy – erm so sign the damn papers!!
What annoys me the most is that Robert and Sophia go on about how they love Callie and want her to be happy but they still selfishly only think about what they want. Fair enough they want to have their sister/daughter but they can’t just claim her thanks to their DNA; they need to listen and understand what Callie wants and that’s the Fosters! I think the speech pushed Robert and Sophia over the edge and I feel as if they misinterpreted her acceptance of their biological bond. Callie runs off hurt and angry and who better to bump into than Brandon. We all know what is going to come next – that’s right a Brallie kiss! It makes sense: Callie is sad, hurt and angry and Brandon is just Brandon – Callie is sad that she’s given up a lot of things so to make herself feel better she indulges in the thing she had given up! Brandon shouldn’t have let Callie kiss him especially since he knows how strongly she feels about being adopted and the fact that he was getting off with his band member Lou a day or so ago!
Also on this episode Lena quits her job to stand up to Connor’s father who has been hitting Connor for sharing a tent with Jude. Whilst I understand where Lena is coming from I agree with Stef that she is going further into it because it’s her son that is involved and the only reason she’s quitting her job is to gain some sense of control after losing her coveted position and head teacher as well as her unborn daughter.
After hearing all the commotion Jude has a confession to make to his moms – he tells Stef and Lena that Connor and himself did ‘something wrong’ in the tent and Lena shouldn’t leave her job for Jude because he doesn’t deserve it. What did they do? Why is he being so vague? Why did they have to go all-dramatic on Jude and Connors storyline?
One final thing – Jesus finally stood up for himself concerning Hayley’s neediness (I hope he chooses to get back with Emma soon)
I don’t know if I can wait for The Fosters to return this winter! I wander what’ll happen to Callie in regards to getting fostered, Brandon and the Quinn’s. Finding out what Sophia does in the bathroom. Lena with her job. Stef with dealing with Jude’s confession. Mariana and Jesus with Ana’s sobriety and last but not least Girls United and their new home.