'The Fosters' Creator Peter Paige Explains Last Night's Shocking Premiere

'The Fosters' Creator Peter Paige Explains Last Night's Shocking Premiere

Still reeling from last night’s summer premiere of The Fosters?! Us too!

SPOILER ALERT! We learned that no one died in the car accident – including Jesus (Jake T. Austin) – but we later found out that the role is being recast, and we won’t see that character for a while.

Creator Peter Paige opened up about why they decided not to kill Jesus, or any of the characters for that matter.

“I’m glad to actually have the opportunity to get this out into the world because people will be like ‘what?!’ We just didn’t feel like we could kill one of our kids,” Peter told Xfinity.com. “We just thought it would ruin the show. We thought it would take over the show and we still thought we had interesting stories to tell on Ana and I just wasn’t going to kill another baby.”

He continued, “We all talked about every permutation at length. Really. The three of us – me, Bradley [Bredeweg, executive producer] and Joanna [Johnson, executive producer] – but also with the whole writing team, who are all so amazing…So it was a difficult decision but the key was there was one ‘reported’ fatality so it was reported by someone at the scene that they thought Ana was dead but she pulls through. Honestly, we were trying to protect the fans.”

WHAT DID YOU THINK about Jesus surviving the accident and the fact that he’s being recast?

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