Last night’s spring finale of The Fosters left us with such a cliffhanger!
Not only did we see Callie take Christina’s place in a sex-trafficking ring, but Jesus just found out about Emma’s abortion.
Let’s talk Jesus and Emma first — Emma got an abortion, knowing it was the right thing for her and for Jesus right now. The big thing though is that she didn’t tell Jesus. At all.
Executive producer Peter Paigeopens up about the her decision and what happens next: “It was very important to us to do a story where a young woman gets an abortion and feels fine about it and knows it was the right choice for her.”
“In the finale, it’s all hitting the fan, but it’s still even in Jesus’ fury; he’s not mad at what Emma did, he’s mad that he wasn’t told…I don’t [think it was wrong to not tell him]. He had a meltdown because there was pepperoni on his pizza.”
Peter adds, “I don’t mean to make light of it — he has a traumatic brain injury, which I think Noah [Centineo] is doing such an extraordinary job of portraying. He was literally not in his right head, and it takes time.”
Hopefully, we’ll see how it all ends up next season.
The Fosters are breaking barriers once again by featuring a new transgender romance on the small screen.
Last night, we saw Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Aaron (Elliot Fletcher), a transgender man, share a kiss after Callie stood up for him during a family dinner.
This isn’t the first kiss the two have shared — the first was on the beach following their coffee shop meet up last season.
“[The episode] touches on a lot of things for trans kids, especially the relationship between Callie and Aaron.
“It’s really important that we do see the heroine female of a show in a relationship with a trans man,” Maia shared about it all. “I think it’s breaking down barriers.”
She adds, “I don’t think I’ve seen that, especially not on a show with our demographic. It’s a really important issue and it’s going to speak to a lot of people, particularly the trans community. I’m really proud of it.”
The Fosters | Season 4, Episode 18: Callie and Aaron Kiss
In this week’s episode, she goes with him to Los Angeles to talk with his parents, who are having trouble accepting his life as a transman.
“[Callie] has a greater understanding of how strong Aaron is [after the episode],” Maia told TVGuide.com. “The fact that he’s come from this environment that hasn’t supported him, that hasn’t nurtured that part of him. She has a deeper respect for how strong he is and how much he’s been through and how much he’s had to overcome.”
“Aaron is definitely letting Callie see a side of him I’m sure not a lot of people see,” Elliot told the mag. “It definitely will bring them closer. It’ll strengthen their relationship for sure.”
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“I think at the core of everything has been her journey about accepting love and accepting that she has worth, that she is loved and that she deserves happiness,” Maia told JJJ recently about Callie’s hurdles on The Fosters.
She adds, “I think a lot of the times when you see her really spiraling, it’s triggered by her inability to accept that. It’s an ongoing thing. She’s been in countless foster homes, she’s been abused physically and sexually; she’s lost parents, she’s been through a lot.”