Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Brandon (David Lambert) might have bigger problems to worry about than the thick sexual tension filling every nook and cranny of the Fosters house. “The Fosters” returns with another tear-jerker of an episode as the winter premiere picks up right where we left off in Season 3.
Rather than come clean about their night together before her adoption, Callie and Brandon decide that ignorance is bliss and spend their days tip-toeing around each other, trying to pretend like there’s nothing between them.
In spite of their strange new avoidance, Callie still manages to be there for Brandon while he struggles with the monetary implications of his possible future at Juilliard. Though, with the hint of that steady piano bar gig headed his way, maybe Brandon will end up paying his own way through school? Or at least make up the difference.
Unfortunately for the new siblings, a commenter on Callie’s site, ‘Fost & Found,’ brings up the secret, sexual elephant in the room. Now that her site is not hers alone, this could spell trouble for Callie’s future with the Fosters.
Meanwhile, Connor (Gavin MacIntosh) and Jude (Hayden Byerly) share a tearful goodbye, as their young love faces its biggest roadblock yet: distance.
With Connor moving away, you would think that the two boys’ heartbroken farewells would be what cues the waterworks, but it’s actually Connor’s father’s apology to Jude that hits the hardest. His attempt at acceptance turns out to be too little too late though, and it seems like Connor really is leaving for good.
Leaving town seems to be an epidemic, as AJ (Tom Williamson) and his brother hop on a bus to Arizona after figuring out that the police are one step away from figuring out who caused the Fosters big car crash last year.
Thankfully, while some characters are on their way out, others are here to stay. Jesus (Noah Centineo) returns from Colorado with a tall tale about bad grades that eventually gives way to an ugly truth. His teammates were pushing steroids on him, and he fled his new school in an attempt to stay clean.
Now that he’s back in school and his old flame Lexi (Bianca A. Santos) has returned too, there might be some sparks flying there.
Amidst all of this, Stef (Teri Polo) gets the terrifying news that she has Stage 0 breast cancer, and the fight for her health is on. If you’re going to get cancer, the lowest stage possible seems like you’re best bet, but this health scare might be more serious than a quick round of chemotherapy.
The question on everyone’s minds for next week should be what this shady investor wants with Callie and her website. Beware of lying ladies bearing $50,000.