We are getting closer to the end of “The Fosters” this summer, and with that (and in typical show fashion), nothing is getting better for this group of students at Anchor Beach or their parents.
For one, Jesus’ health became a topic of great concern over the course of the hour after it was revealed that he shot himself with a nail gun, and ended up hospitalized as a result of that. In the process, it came out that he hurt himself because of him trying to do Gabriel’s job on the garage. We also learned in the process that Gabe was struggling with some of the guilt he was feeling as a result of him not being there for most of his life, and not knowing how to process it.
While Jesus will probably be okay, no other character is feeling necessarily safe at this point, either. For Callie, for example, she’s getting a little too confrontational in her search for justice to the point where she could face some legal consequences herself. This is without bringing up her relationship with AJ, which is making Mike uncomfortable enough that he doesn’t want them sleeping together at his house after walking in on them earlier.
Then, there’s also the specter of the Adams Foster family having to sell their house, Mariana and Jude having some drug issues, and the notion that Brandon may not get into Julliard because he is feeling the pressure of being a grown-up while still in high school. All of this made for compelling drama, but yet again, this was rather sad to watch so many characters struggle.
Ultimately, this was an episode that packaged a huge emotional punch, and also one that is going to very much carry into the final weeks of the season. We’re just going to have to see how all of this story ends. Grade: B.
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