As The Fosters season 5 continues, one of the biggest things that we’re going to see is Jesus trying to figure out how to be the best student that he can possibly be.
While we’d like to say that this is something that will be easy on him, it won’t be. His head injury has created so many added challenges for him. Even if he was to return to school before the injury, he would still have trouble just because being the best student was never something that was high on his priority list. Now, it’s going to be more trouble than ever for him, especially knowing that he has the pressure of trying to secure his future as a senior. He doesn’t want to be put in a situation where he has to repeat, but this is something that could end up being in the cards for him.
If you do want to get a little bit more insight on the subject of what could be coming up for the Jesus character, show executive producer Joanna Johnson had the following to say to TVLine:
“He’s going to go back to school, but will he be able to be a senior next year? … [Because of the injury he] missed some school, [and] he was never a great student [in the first place]. That’s always been one of their issues: Jesus’ insecurity with Emma as far as his intelligence and his ability to keep up. And junior year being such a pivotal year, and [him being] so far behind, definitely causes strain in the relationship.”
What we’ve learned about over the years is that Jesus is the sort of character who continuously puts a lot of pressure on himself, and we have a feeling that some of this pressure is only going to continue in the wake of what happens in the immediate future. We do think that Jesus and Emma have what it takes in order to go the distance, but it’s going to take more patience … and also the realization that it’s okay even if Jesus doesn’t finish his senior year. Every person learns differently, and can be successful in life even if they are not successful in school. We hope that this is one of the lessons that The Fosters teaches with this story no matter what happens.
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