The Fosters follows a bi-racial same-sex couple, Lena and Stef, and their five (soon to be six) kids, who resemble the Brady Bunch, a combination of biological and adopted children. Brandon is the oldest and is Stef’s biological son from her previous marriage with Mike Foster. Together, Lena and Stef adopted Hispanic twins, Jesus and Mariana. Then, when the series started, Callie and Jude are introduced to the family through the foster system, and now, Jude is officially a part of the family while Callie is still in the adoption process. For some reason, trouble follows the diverse family, so the series never lacks a twist (or a turn).
On last night’s episode, Lena, who is pregnant, and Stef went on a baby moon, which means their five children are left alone. And, you know what they say, when the cat is away, the mice will play.
Brandon, who by the way is most definitely the man candy of the show, planned a “small get-together” with his new band even though he wasn’t supposed to have anyone over (rules are simply guidelines of course). However, the newly bottle-blonde, Mariana, spread the word to her dance team until the hangout turned into a full-blown party.
Meanwhile, Jude stood up to his friend, Connor. Connor’s father didn’t want his son hanging out with Jude, whom he believed was gay. Little Jude has the deepest quote of the episode in my opinion.
“Why does everybody go around labeling people all the time, putting us in boxes? I don’t get it.”
While her brother spoke out, Callie hid more than ever when she found out her real biological father had another daughter named Sophia. The man who Callie wanted only a signature from has turned into a true dilemma.
The baby moon didn’t go as planned; it seems nothing ever does. Stef couldn’t keep reality out of what was supposed to be an oblivious night. One of my favorite conversations in the episode was their exchange.
“Why don’t you talk to me?” asked Stef.
“Because half the time I really don’t think you’re listening,” answered Lena.
Regarding the party, Callie put down her foot and demanded that no party guests enter the house except to use the bathroom. Brandon tried to fight Callie’s ultimatum, and personally, I thought they showed more of their electric chemistry. Wyatt, Callie’s boyfriend, thought differently though.
“I’ve never seen you two act like that,” Wyatt commented.
“Like what?” Callie asked.
“Brother and sister,” Wyatt replied.
The rest of the Fosters complied grudgingly while Callie and Jude broke their own rules by inviting Wyatt and Jude’s two friends from school over.
The party, of course, got out of hand right away complete with drunk mean girls, Jesus finding a new girlfriend, spin the bottle with preteens (I didn’t even know what that was when I was that age), and an angry father.
Back at the baby moon, Lena was overdramatic and takes everything Stef says personally, so they continued to argue throughout their vacation until an eventual ceasefire and apology.
The highlight of the episode happened back at the party when Lou, the over-confident lead singer of Brandon’s band, bailed out on the gig. Still, the party was getting more and more out of hand, so Callie told Brandon that he needed to distract everyone with a song.
Suddenly, Brandon started playing his keyboard (one of the first times since his hand was smashed in a fight), and he sang a beautiful song that had bonded him and Callie in a previous episode. As I mentioned before, Brandon Foster (aka David Lambert) is basically perfect, and a good singing voice always makes someone more attractive. Lou came back and turns the song into a duet, and you can buy the single on iTunes by searching “Outlaws.” The song was released when Brandon sang it originally to Callie, but it is still available on iTunes. Ff you like what you hear in the Youtube lyric video at the top, splurge a little and download it.
The rest of the episode was a blur of sparks between Brandon and Lou, a call from the Moms, and a broken window. I, of course, am not a fan of thing Brandon-Lou thing because of Callie and Brandon. Even though they’re basically brother and sister now, I can’t help but want them to be together. After all, they didn’t grow up as siblings. Plus, what’s better than forbidden love?
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