The Fosters “The Show” Review (Season 3, Episode 19)

The Fosters  The Show

The big episode of The Fosters finally arrived on FreeForm last night. What was the big episode? Well none other than Brandon and Mat’s senior project: Romeo & Juliet, the rock opera.

The episode moved along at a quick pace starting out with the cast of the rock opera getting ready for the “curtains” to go and then progressing through the whole production and moving toward the bleak ending for which everyone is aware.

Juxtaposed with each act of the rock opera were flashbacks between Mariana and Callie talking about how it would have been so much easier if Romeo and Juliet had just been honest with their families, which, of course, made Callie question if she and Brandon should have stayed quiet about their night together; Jude and Jack talking in the middle of the night about Jude being upset over Conner; Cortney and Brandon arguing over his not being over Callie and not wanting to be called Mason’s dad when he clearly isn’t; Callie and Jack talking about his kissing Jude even though he is not gay and Brandon and Callie practicing one of the rock opera songs and disagreeing over coming clean with their moms.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I really liked the whole rock opera. The dance sequences, the songs, the lighting even the costumes were great. The show’s writers did a terrific job with the whole episode; both on the musical within and the flashbacks.

Then there were the smaller storylines of:

• Mike and Ana holding hands at the end of the rock opera. Do you think that will lead anywhere? And, more importantly, should it go anywhere?
• Mat and Mariana admitting that they are still in love with each other. Do you think they will get back together? And, what will Nick and/or Zoey do in retaliation (especially given what was shown in the clips for next week’s episode)?
• Stef missing the rock opera because of a domestic disturbance call at Callie and Jude’s last foster home and that extremely sad scene of Jack being the dead body found in the kitchen. Did you realize before the big reveal that it was Jack simply by Stef stepping on those glasses or were you shocked by the reveal?

There was obviously a lot of story going on in the episode last night so what did you think of it overall? How impressed were you with the rock opera? Did you like the songs? How about the way the classic story was played out? What did you think of the reactions by the audience at the rock opera? Were you moved by the performances of the rock opera cast? How about Callie finally singing (heads up if you didn’t know: Maia Mitchell is really a singer, as she appeared in the Disney Teen Beach movies) – what did you think of that? And what about Jude: he handled the whole situation with Jack so well being supportive of him no matter what. How will he deal with Jack’s death? Oh, and how great was it to not have Jesus in the episode at all. I know I didn’t miss him. Did you?

The spring finale of the third season of ‘The Fosters’ will air on FreeForm on Monday, March 28 at 8/7c.

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:
Alexandra Barreto as Ana Gutierrez
Jordan Rodrigues as Mat
Corbin Bleu as Mercutio
Tanner Buchanan as Jack Downey
Ashley Argota as Lucy “Lou” Chan
Garrett Clayton as Chase Dillon
Anna Grace Barlow as Zoey
Colby French as Jim Pearson
Denyse Tontz as Cortney
Louis Hunter as Nick Stratos