It’s ba-aaack. After years (OK, a few months) off the air, The Fosters made its triumphant return to Freeform with a dramatic start to season 5. Here are 4 things to know about The Fosters season 5 premiere.
1. The fate of Anchor Beach is not yet sealed.
Remember how the season 4 finale saw acting principal Drew broker a school privatization deal with the devil (a.k.a. Craig Stratos, father of Mariana’s stalker ex-boyfriend Nick)? Well, “acting” turns out to have been the operative word. Although Monte was asked to resign as ABCC principal following the whole LGBT sex ed permission slip fiasco, we learned in The Fosters season 5 premiere that she hasn’t actually gotten around to it yet, meaning Drew shouldn’t have taken the principal’s vote at the board meeting. Where do things go from here? Well, let’s hope the Anchor Beach community’s vehement opposition to privatization is taken into account during any re-votes – and that Jude doesn’t get pepper-sprayed again in the process.
2. Jesus and Emma are still together.
Who else didn’t see this one coming? Despite the misunderstandings about Emma’s abortion and the role Brandon played (strictly a supportive friend), Jesus’ relationship with Emma seems to have weathered the storm. The same can’t be said for his relationship with Brandon, however. In a fit of rage, Jesus trashes Brandon’s room – keyboard and computer included – and if the closing scene of The Fosters season 5 premiere is anything to go by, Brandon won’t be forgiving his brother anytime soon.
3. Ana’s owning her mistakes.
After spending an evening navigating the turbulent waters of Hurricane Jesus, Ana’s defensiveness about her parenting of the twins as infants evaporates. Last season, she refused to acknowledge that before she gave up the twins for adoption, she would leave them alone and head off to score drugs, but now she’s willing to take ownership of her actions. Mariana points out that while turning back time isn’t possible, Ana does still have a chance to be a good mom – to baby Isabella.
4. Callie and Diamond are safe.
Things were looking pretty grim for Callie and Diamond at the end of season 4, but Callie’s quick thinking and Diamond’s sleight of hand gets them both out of a bad situation in The Fosters season 5 premiere. That said, Stef’s had just about enough of Callie’s risk-taking behavior:
“What’s it gonna take for you to start valuing your life? I just don’t know what else to do. One of these days you’re not gonna be so lucky and I’m not gonna be able to just take you home because they’re gonna be taking your body to the morgue.”
For more on where Callie will go from here, check out our interview with Maia Mitchell. Don’t forget to catch The Fosters every Tuesday at 8/7c on Freeform!