The Fosters “Minor Offenses” Review (Season 3, Episode 15)

The Fosters Season 3

Once again, there was a lot of story taking place in last night’s episode of The Fosters – an episode that was directed by actor and guest star Rob Morrow.

It would seem that Callie is not only the poster child (if you will) for Fost & Found – the app that she created (with help from her foster sister Mariana) to other kids in the foster care system, but she is also the “face” of the new reform bill that her benefactor Justina is heavily pushing.

The only problem with that – and this is a big deal! – Callie’s moms are unsure about Callie being the focal point of pushing that bill (because they haven’t read it yet; nor has Callie for that matter) and it would seem that Justina is just a little too gung ho on the bill, which gives far too much support to privatization of the foster care system.

Even Rita, the woman who runs Girls United (where Callie had to stay for a while after she ran away from the Adams-Foster family), is very unsure about the bill and that creates a rift between Callie and her mentor. That makes for even more of a problem since Callie decided to use Rita as her subject for her senior project.

Then there was the ongoing issue between Jesus and his newly discovered biological dad Gabe. It was revealed last week that Gabe was listed on the public sexual offenders list; and obviously that gave Jesus and Mariana a lot of concern. But, as in most stories, there is a lot more to this one than Gabe just being a bad guy. As Ana, the twins’ biological mother, explained to them, they were together when he was 18 years old but Ana was only 15. It was because she was underage that he ended up on that list; and given the additional fact that Gabe used to sell pot that she didn’t want Mariana or Jesus to know where they came from.

There was also a little more development between Brandon and his co-worker Cortney, who not only shared a meal together (it was something anyway since he had been asking her out and she kept saying that she couldn’t go out with him) but they also finally kissed. Oh, and Brandon meet Cortney’s baby daddy (who is a real douche, by the way) and her two-year-old son Mason. I have to wonder, though, how long this fledgling relationship will last and just how many road bumps they are going to encounter along the way.

What did you think about the whole Nick and Mariana and Lexi and Jesus double date? I cannot believe that Jesus egged Nick on with that little drag race stunt especially after what he, Mariana and their bio mom Ana went through after that car accident. How dumb can he be? I mean really! I don’t blame either Lexi or Mariana for getting out of the car and walking away from both of them. I just hope that they steer clear of those boys and that both boys get a massive wake up call.

What are your thoughts on last night’s episode, including the storylines that I didn’t cover above: such as the absence of Jude; how Stef and Lena are dealing with their relationship post-surgery, Monte showing a little too much favoritism toward student council President Sally and Stef actually standing up in court for Ty? Please share your thoughts below.

The next episode of the third season of ‘The Fosters’ will air on FreeForm on Monday, February 29 at 8/7c.

Cast:
Teri Polo as Stef
Sherri Saum as Lena
Maia Mitchell as Callie
David Lambert as Brandon
Cierra Ramirez as Mariana
Noah Centineo as Jesus
Hayden Byerly as Jude
Danny Nucci as Mike Foster

Guest stars:
Kelli Williams as Justina Marks
Alexandra Barreto as Ana
Tom Williamson as AJ Hensdale
Bianca A. Santos as Lexi Rivera
Annika Marks as Monte Porter
Brandon Quinn as Gabe Duncroft
Chris Warren as Ty Hensdale
Pepi Sonuga as Sally Benton
Denyse Tontz as Cortney
Louis Hunter as Nick Stratos
Tip Scarry as Eddie
Rosie O’Donnell as Rita Hendricks