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.”
In this new promo for The Fosters, she sees him kissing another girl!
The episode it titled “Diamond in the Rough” and here’s the synopsis: Stef (Teri Polo) starts a new assignment in human trafficking where she meets a teenaged girl named Diamond who is turning tricks on the streets.
Lena (Sherri Saum) deals with repercussions for holding an off-campus LGBTQ sex ed class for Anchor Beach students.
Callie’s relentless pursuit of justice starts to impact her relationship with AJ.
Meanwhile, Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) tries to cheer up Jesus (Noah Centineo) with a special project after he’s prescribed a special pair of glasses due to his traumatic brain injury.
The Fosters airs TONIGHT, March 21 @ 8PM on Freeform.
The Fosters sounds like it’s going to be really good tonight!
According to TVLine.com, “Tonight’s episode culminates in a big, epic, romantic moment between Stef (Teri Polo) and Lena (Sherri Saum) that is not to be missed,” executive producer Bradley Bredeweg said.
In “The Long Haul,” Sharon and Will return to the Adams Foster home with news that they are engaged.
While the family happily prepares for the wedding ceremony, Stef learns that her mom is having second thoughts about getting married.
In an effort to come clean with Jesus (Noah Centineo), Emma writes him a letter but learns he is hiding a secret of his own.
Meanwhile, Jude (Hayden Byerly) is teased at school when Lena organizes an LGBTQ-friendly sex ed class for students.
The Fosters airs TONIGHT, March 14 @ 8PM on Freeform.
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Tonight’s episode of The Fosters brings some really important questions to light.
In “Sex Ed,” Brandon (David Lambert) supports Emma through a difficult situation, which makes Jesus (Noah Centineo) suspicious about their friendship.
When Jude (Hayden Byerly) learns that LGBT sex is not covered in his school’s sex education class, he tries to gain knowledge through a dating app for adults, putting himself in a potentially dangerous situation.
Callie (Maia Mitchell) uses her foster care experiences to create a provocative and poignant art installation as her senior project, but the school administration asks her to remove it before the school Open House.
The Fosters airs TONIGHT, February 28 @ 8PM on Freeform.
In tonight’s episode, “Doors and Windows,” after Brandon (David Lambert) confesses to Stef (Teri Polo) that he didn’t get into Juilliard, she decides she’s fed up with all of the kids’ secrets and removes their bedroom doors.
Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) starts seeing a therapist to deal with the trauma of Nick’s actions.
While Jesus struggles with physical therapy, Brandon realizes that music might be a good way to help get through to him.
Callie’s (Maia Mitchell) biological father Robert (Kerr Smith) brings in his highly paid attorneys to handle Callie’s case, which causes a conflict with Stef and Lena (Sherri Saum).
The Fosters airs TONIGHT, February 21 @ 8PM on Freeform.
WARNING: Spoilers ahead! Do not read if you don’t want to know!
If you watched The Fosters last night, you know that something BIG happened!
During the episode, Jesus woke up from his medically induced coma after being punched in the head by Nick during the season finale back in August 2016.
But don’t expect Jesus to just be back to his normal self in the next episode. He has a very, very long road ahead of him: His speech has been affected and he’s bedridden until he can learn to walk again, and Lena’s taken a leave of absence from work to take care of him.
“You guys are going to see his family deal with Jesus and his evolution of recovery, his progress through recovery,” Noah Centineo shared with TVGuide after the episode aired. “You’re also going to witness Jesus going through it.”
He adds, “Emotion comes into play here. It’s very frustrating when your mind and body aren’t working in sync when you’ve been so accustomed to them working. They’re a well-oiled machine. Then all of a sudden one day you wake up and nothing is right.”
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