“Who knows” is a fitting title for this episode of The Fosters. Who knows how things will play out in the season finale next week, this is the feeling the episode left us. The episode began with the assumption that the big secret that Emma was hiding from Jesus would remain unsaid. Mariana’s insecurities about her past with Ana reveal (in her mind) that Jesus would want to take care of a child if the situation presented itself. Mariana takes out all these feelings on Emma, which is definitely not the way a friend should behave. It’s clear that Emma decision to have the abortion was not an easy one, and Mariana’s inability to put Emma feelings before hers on the matter shows how immature she is acting. Ultimately Jesus finds out about the pregnancy through Mariana’s anonymous twitter, that was bound to come back to bite her. It’ll be interesting to see how Jesus deals with this in next week’s episode.
Meanwhile, Jesus also continues to deal with the consequences of his brain injury. The side effects have affected him so severely that he follows in Gabe’s footsteps, who stopped taking his antidepressants. Jesus asks Gabe to keep his secret but he makes the right decision in telling Lena. Jesus’ frustrations with the medication and the therapy are coming to a head; let’s hope things don’t go downhill as they tend to in season finales of The Fosters.
As Stef continues her investigation into Diamond’s pimp, Diamond works to convince another girl at GU to take off with her. The trauma these girls go through drags them into vicious cycle after vicious cycle, it won’t be easy for Diamond to turn her life away but let’s hope it’s possible.
Finally the biggest storyline of the episode and the season has revolved around Callie’s impending trial and whether she will have to go to prison or not. Callie’s big-shot lawyers want her to pin all the blame on Kyle, but Callie’s moral compass can’t get her to do that to another kid torn apart by the injustices of the foster care system. When evidence is revealed that Kyle could have had a motive to kill Martha Johnson, Callie visits him in prison. A completely transformed and hardened Kyle seems to say that he actually did commit the crime he was accused of. There is something he says that rings true to the life these kids are dealt from the beginning, the inequalities they face if they aren’t rich and white; they aren’t ever given a chance so they become what they’ve always been seen as. “You’re a white girl with a rich daddy, you’re not going to prison…you have your whole life ahead of you. Me, I’m already dead.”