The Fosters 2×2 was just as packed with drama – not to mention the requisite dollop of teen angst – as the season 2 premiere. Read on for the rest of our recap of The Fosters 2×2, “Take Me Out”:
The Fosters 2×1 left off with the beleaguered Brandon struggling to accept the limitations of his injury, and this episode begins with him morosely sitting on the couch, dwelling on the same topic. It’s late, but Stef‘s up too. They reminisce about how he used to climb into bed with her when he was a little kid, and his feet would always end up next to Stef’s head. Lena comes downstairs the next morning to discover them asleep on the couch.
At breakfast, Brandon says he wants risky surgery that could give him back 100 percent function in his hand – or leave him worse off than he is now. Stef visits Mike to discuss Brandon’s announcement. While she’s at his apartment, she questions Dani about the night the twins’ birth mother went missing and Mike was, quite literally, found with blood on his hands. Later, Mike asks Stef if she’s building a case to keep Brandon away from him. She says no, but admits she’s worried. He assures her that the blood came from a bar fight and he never saw Ana that night.
When Jude heads to the batting cages with BFF Connor and his father, Connor’s dad encourages Jude but is harshly critical of his own son’s performance. It doesn’t escape his notice when Jude puts a comforting hand on Connor’s back after the session is over.
Meanwhile, Callie‘s birth father, Robert Quinn, continues to frequent the burger stand where Callie works. He chats about milkshakes and tips $100, leaving her none the wiser about his true identity. It turns out he’s less generous when it comes to signing over his parental rights. The owner of a big company, he wants Callie to take a DNA test and sign an agreement to never sue him.
To ensure their DNA samples are legitimate, Callie and Robert must get tested at the same time. Callie braces herself to meet her birth father, unaware that they’re already acquainted, but he ultimately doesn’t show up. Back at home, Mariana comforts Callie.
Remember Lena’s colleague and sperm donor, Timothy? Turns out he’s been appointed to represent the teachers of Anchor Beach in the search for the school’s new principal. As acting principal, Lena is a candidate. She asks him to recuse himself, and he refuses, saying he’ll be able to stay professional and hopes she can do the same.
As Stef puts it after Lena breaks the news to her, “Well, that seems complicated, doesn’t it?”
A helping hand?
The Timothy factor isn’t the only complication in our favorite lesbians’ lives. Although Stef consulted Mike about Brandon’s desire to have surgery, she failed to include Lena, who consequently feels left out. After Stef tells Brandon she and Mike won’t allow him to undergo the operation, Lena approaches Brandon and says she disagrees with the decision. Stef overhears and is furious. When Lena argues that Brandon should have the final say, Stef says he’s had enough disappointment of late.
Elsewhere in the house, Mariana recruits Brandon to drive her and Callie to see a local band, Someone’s Little Sister. Her request comes with an ulterior motive: to get Brandon back into music again. He chats with a couple of the band members – including the frontwoman, whom he eyes, much to the dismay of Brallie shippers – then goes home and starts working on a keyboard accompaniment to one of their songs. It’s there Stef and Lena find him when they come to discuss the surgery.
I know you know that we’re not exactly on the same page on this, but I don’t know what to do, B. If we let you have the surgery and it causes more damage, are you going to blame us when you’re older because we let you make this decision when you were only 16 years old? And if we don’t, are we getting in the way of your dream? … I’m your mom, B, OK? And I’m supposed to protect you, and that’s a lot harder these days. I don’t know what the right choice is. So, if you want the surgery, I will talk to your dad and we will consult with some other specialists.
No episode of this show is complete without at least a couple of dropped bombs, and The Fosters 2×2 doesn’t disappoint in this regard. For one, a body is discovered that could potentially be Ana’s. When that kind of news gets lost in the shuffle, you know there’s a lot of drama.
If you’re still waiting for this week’s helping of teen angst, Jesus is here to provide it. He slams on the brakes after a car makeout session with Emma gets awkward, then admits to her the following day that her bossiness is a turnoff. Emma dumps him.
In the most heart-rending plot of the week, Connor tells Jude that his father thinks Jude is gay and won’t let him sleep over. When Connor says he knows the allegation isn’t true, Jude boldly asks what would happen if he were gay. Connor is unable to answer.
Meanwhile, Callie finally does a Google search for Robert Quinn and realizes she knows him after all. When she confronts him at the burger stand, he claims he didn’t know of her existence until recently and says he’ll sign the papers after he gets approval from his attorney. He hands Callie a letter that turns out to be from his daughter (her sister), which she opens at the end of the episode.
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