The Fosters

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Episode Date: 6.16.14

Episode Title: Things Unknown

Rating: I love

Recap and Review

*Warning Contains Spoilers*

After the bombshell at the end of season one, I’m excited about the new season! The nice thing about ABC family is with the way their seasons are laid out, I don’t have to wait too long.

The season opens with a bloody and beaten Brandon climbing into the car and honking for help. The honk turns into his alarm clock and Brandon appears healed.

I don’t like the back and forth between past and present in the episode. I understand it’s needed to tell the story, but I still don’t like it.

Brandon struggles with his hand, because it’s not the way it was. However, he seems to be trying to hide the ailment. He doesn’t know how to deal with the loss of his skill. He also struggles with his dad’s relationship with Dani. When he talks to Stef about it, his mom reminds him he isn’t responsible for anyone else’s actions.

While visiting his dad, he breaks down, explaining he is having an identity crisis. What is he without piano? His dad holds him and tries to help, and it’s heartbreaking. Brandon just keeps losing.

Jesus seems to be having an okay time. He’s the one Foster child to not be in a mess. He has the wrestling team girlfriend and is overall in a good place. His biggest problem is dating the only girl on the wrestling team, making things awkward. She’s no longer one of the guys, making her feel like she lost her friends.

Marianna is struggles more than Jesus. She makes the dance team, but it’s as much a loss as a personal win. Marianna overhears someone saying she only makes the squad because she’s Latina. She starts doubting herself and dyes her hair blond. I like this storyline because it gives Marianna more layers. Until now, I’ve thought the character is flat. Seeing it gain some depth is great. I’m not sure what will happen with her, though.

Jude is adorable. He’s now a legal member of the Adam- Foster family, so when Callie is removed from the home, he wants to go with her. He’s thriving in school and winning awards. His character is deep and I have a feeling we have only seen a little bit of his brilliance.

This episode holds a lot of drama for Callie. She’s taken from the Adam-Foster home. We find out in the season one finale, Jude and Callie don’t share the same father. The judge denies her adoption due to the fact her father might not know about her. Unfortunately, Lena and Stef don’t keep a current fostering license, causing Callie’s removal. It’s something she takes in stride, but you can’t help but feel sorry for her. Stef, gets the judge to let Callie come back, making Callie realize she has to find her father.

When Callie is back at work at the end of the episode, a man pays for an order. The second they show the man who got the shake, I knew. When the man goes out to the car, Bailey Madison is waiting for him, and it’s confirmed. Robert Quinn checks Callie out, sees who she is. He’s served abandonment papers, so he has to come into her life.

I have to hand it to the show’s producers. Madison is the perfect actress for this role. She and Mia Mitchell could be real siblings.

I’m interested to see how this will play out because Callie wants a family and while she has the Adam- Foster family. Will she want to get to know Mr. Quinn and his daughter? Will she want to be a part of their family? How about a factory? How will this affect everything? How will things change? This is a good episode, setting up for a new season of drama and family love. I’m watching. Are you?

 

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