In The Fosters 2×15, some relationships blossom, others break down, and some manage to do both in the span of a single episode. Read on for our full recap of The Fosters 2×15, “Light of Day.”
Breakups & makeups
Remember Jesus‘ tattoo of ex-girlfriend Hayley‘s name? The Fosters 2×15 opens with Jesus and Lena visiting a tattoo removal specialist, which is a great way for Jake T. Austin to fulfil his apparent contractual obligation to be shirtless in every episode. Jesus wants to cover the name with a dragon, but that idea doesn’t go down too well with Lena. Looks like he’s in for a whole lot of pain – and he’s not the only one. Brandon‘s thrilled when Lena and Stef give him permission to go on tour with Someone’s Little Sister, but the conditions they ask him to adhere to (like staying at motels rather than crashing at people’s houses) aren’t exactly feasible for his bandmates. He researches temp jobs online to try to pay for the motels by himself, and while he does so, an email about the scholarship he earned to attend a summer program at prestigious music school Idyllwild comes through. Hmm…
Meanwhile, Mariana‘s even more opposed to the idea of the tour than her parents, and Jesus thinks she’s insecure about boyfriend Mat being out on the road. Mariana tries to break up with Mat, but he reassures her that although he’s excited about the tour, he’ll miss her because he loves her. She responds with the ever-romantic “Shut up,” but eventually follows that with “I love you too” – and suggests going on tour herself, which Mat doesn’t exactly seem thrilled about.
Things between the twins are still tense following last week’s camping debacle in which Mariana had to find out from Hayley that her birth mom, Ana, was pregnant. She informs Jesus that she wants nothing to do with Ana going forward, but Jesus points out that Ana’s child is going to be their sibling.
Mariana isn’t the only one who’s having Ana issues. Lena and Stef clash over Stef’s preoccupation with Mike and Ana’s relationship, but that doesn’t stop Stef from going to Mike’s AA sponsor to tell him they’re living together. When Mike finds out, it’s safe to say he isn’t happy.
Sassy!Jude makes a comeback
Remember that awesome(ly heartbreaking) Jonnor scene from The Fosters 2×12 in which Connor told Jude he “can’t be friends with a little bitch who tells his mom every time something happens”? Needless to say, the two boys haven’t been hanging out since then, a fact that hasn’t escaped Callie‘s attention.
Callie: So, how come Connor doesn’t come over anymore?
Jude: Um, I don’t know… We sort of had a fight.
Callie: About what?
Jude: Just stuff. I don’t want to talk about it.
Callie: That’s my line.
Jude: Yeah, well, you’re not the only one who gets to use it.
Jude changes the subject to Callie’s impending court-ordered meetup with her biological father, Robert, and suggests she play nice in order to get him to back off trying to get custody of her. She seems unconvinced, but buys some hairpins with horses on them for half-sister Sophia at the same store where she got Daphne a small toy as a Christmas gift in The Fosters 2×11. If you’ll recall, Daphne passed along the toy to her daughter during what some might call an unauthorized visit and others might call a kidnapping.
Over at Anchor Beach, Connor finally approaches Jude to say he was looking for him – but only to ask if they could switch lab partners so he can work with a cute girl named Daria. Ouch. Jude is relegated to sit with Daria’s former partner, Taylor, who says forlornly, “Sucks getting sexiled.” Ummm, I know Anchor Beach is a charter school, but what exactly goes on during biology class?
Taylor: When your friend leaves you hanging for their new boo.
Jude: When did they become… boos?
Taylor: Like five minutes ago, but if you ask Daria, they’re OTP. But hey, I’m down with being partners if you are.
Jude: Yeah, totally down.
The longing looks he’s casting in Connor’s direction suggest otherwise, but let’s see how this plays out. (PS, just an FYI, “sexiled” takes on a whole new meaning in college, little ones.)
At lunch, Jude stands alone with his tray of food until Daria calls him over to the table she’s sharing with Connor and Taylor. (Side note: The Hey, Jude jokes never get old.) They make plans to see a movie together, and every Jonnor shipper who’s seen the previews for The Fosters 2×15 starts freaking out.
Babies, movies, & algebra
With Jesus’ words heavy on her mind, Mariana visits Ana to talk about her unborn sister.
“I just don’t want her to go through what we did. I don’t want her to feel like she isn’t enough, and to spend her whole life scared that people are going to leave her. And I just don’t think that you can be a mother. I don’t think that you can take care of a baby. Maybe you can’t help it, but I don’t want another little girl to get hurt like I did.”
At home, Jude tells Jesus about his movie plans, and Jesus informs him that going to the movies is actually an excuse to do things with girls in the dark that you can’t do in the light. Jude gets that really cute deer-in-headlights look and coughs when Jesus sprays him to make him smell good. Why so precious, Judicorn?
Jesus may be well-versed in movie dates, but when it comes to algebra, not so much – and he could get kicked off the wrestling team if he doesn’t bring up his grades, so ex-girlfriend Emma offers her tutoring services. They bond over the material (or, as Jesus eloquently puts it, “You’re the only one who gets me to understand this crap; without you, it’s like somebody barfed up alphabet soup”) but following a failed attempt at a kiss, Jesus backtracks by showing her the tattoo of Hayley’s name as proof that they can be friends. He can be really dumb sometimes.
Father/daughter bonding – or not…
Emma isn’t the only person to appear at the Adams Fosters’ front door that evening – Robert shows up to pick up Callie for their court-mandated dinner date, which is deliciously awkward for all involved.
Robert: You have a beautiful home.
Stef: We like it. So does Callie.
At dinner, Callie and Robert talk about their common interest: photography. Callie asks how Sophia is doing following her suicide attempt, and Robert says she’s been diagnosed with a personality disorder, is on medication and needs to stay at the treatment center for the time being. He invites her to see a photography exhibit with him, and she tells him that he doesn’t have to get custody of her to see her, and they can still be in each others’ lives even if the Fosters adopt Callie. He says he wants more than that, and the conversation quickly devolves from there.
At the movie theater, Daria guides Connor, Jude and Taylor to the back of the movie theater. She sits on the aisle, with Connor next to her, Jude next to him, and Taylor on the other end. TL;DR – Jonnor are sitting next to each other.
Mid-movie, Jude looks tentatively at Connor, Connor responds by moving his hand to the hand rest between them, then slowly sliding his pinkie over toward Jude’s until the two meet. Jude casts a guilty glance at Taylor, who seems absorbed in the movie, and after a few tense seconds, Connor takes the next step by interlocking his pinkie with Jude’s. YOU GUYS. JONNOR IS REAL. JONNOR ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE SKY. (Credit to intoasylum for the .gifs.)
Twists & turns
One relationship that’s going less well in The Fosters universe is Brandon and Lou‘s, which has been strained by the whole tour situation. She points out that Someone’s Little Sister was a band in its own right before he joined, and he shoots back, “Not a very good one.” Trouble in paradise? I can hear the Brallie shippers’ screams of delight from here – or, wait, that might still be me screeching about Jonnor. Alone in the basement after practice, Brandon plays some of his old classical music, and after a couple of false starts, he triumphs. Could Idyllwild be in his future after all?
While at work, Callie is approached by two cops asking questions about the toy she bought from the store back in December. Turns out the cashier recognized her and contacted the police. Callie does the smart thing and tells the police she’s 16 and wants a parent present before she talks to them, then picks up the phone and dials… who?
Cut to the Adams Foster home, where Stef and Lena have an unexpected visitor: Ana, who wants them to adopt her unborn child.
Back at the burger joint, it isn’t Stef, Lena, or even Mike who shows up, but Robert. Two twists in the last minute of the show – nice job, The Fosters 2×15.
Tune in to ABC Family next Monday at 8/9c for The Fosters 2×16, and check out the preview below: