The Fosters “Kingdom Come” Review (Season 3, Episode 20)

Kingdom Come

“May the kingdom of heaven belong to Jack.”

In the spring finale of The Fosters last night on FreeForm, Jude made that statement on the beach at a small memorial service the Adams-Foster family and a few close friends held for Jack Downey.

Because of Jack’s untimely death, Jude started to doubt if he were really gay, even taking it so far as kissing his girl friend Taylor and thinking that God took away the only two people he ever liked. His sister Callie told him that she doesn’t think God works that way, but for a confused teenager like Jude he obviously didn’t agree. Personally, I tend to agree with Callie, but everyone’s perspective on God is greatly different.

Besides that short but moving tribute to Jack, there was so much happening in this episode that it was almost hard to keep pace with it all. We had relationship issues between Mariana and Mat and Courtney and her ex Eddie. Then we had a parental disagreement between Mike and Stef in regards to Brandon’s relationship with Cortney know that she and Lena know about Cortney’s three-year-old son.

And, then there was Nick seeing Mariana and Mat kissing…he, of course not knowing any better, over-reacted. His solution: torching the staging for the Romeo & Juliet the Rock Opera in his dad’s warehouse. A warehouse, I might add, that his dad thought was only being used for skateboarding ramps. It would seem that Nick oversold just how great and/or cool his dad was; but didn’t we see that coming? Or maybe that was just me.

In line with Jack’s death, Stef did some investigating, learning about the corporation that ended up placing Jack with Callie and Jude’s former (and abusive) foster “father”; and learning about how they make money from these kind of deals. Even worse, Callie learned the truth about Justina Marks, her benefactor for the Fost and Found app that she created (with Mariana’s help). Justina is being paid by this corporation!!!

I think any of us who have been watching the show so far this season knew there wasn’t something quite right about Justina, but I definitely didn’t see this coming until the actual reveal. What about you?

Then there was the whole Sallygate issue against Anchor Beach Principal Monte Porter. This has been a she said-she said issue from the very beginning with Sally admitting the truth to Vice Principal Lena Adams Foster; but when it came time to make their presentations to the board, Monte told her truth but Sally lied or at least she used half-truths. Thankfully, the board sided with Monte, but Lena is now in hot water because – of all things – Gabe.

As we know, Gabe was arrested because the silent alarm at the warehouse went off when Mariana stopped by to see him. He, of course, cannot be anywhere near a school let alone be near anyone under the age of 18. Worse yet, Lena could be held liable for allow a sexual predator to do work on the rock opera stage.

Probably the worst moment of the episode was when Justina – getting even with Callie after she revealed the truth of her involvement with that corporation in front of all those people at the launch party – revealed that she slept with her foster brother Brandon. Am I missing something? How exactly did she know about that? And, hardest of all was watching Callie tell her moms that it was true.

What did you think of spring finale? Are you concerned about what will happen next for Callie? What about Brandon using his money on a house for Cortney and Mason rather than for school? What about that gun in the glove box of Nick’s car? What will happen to Lena because of Gabe? Those are just a few of the questions I have. What about you? Please share your thoughts below.

The third season of ‘The Fosters’ should return to FreeForm sometime this summer, but no official airdate has been announced yet.

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
Daffany Clark as Daphne Keene
Alexandra Barreto as Ana Gutierrez
Jordan Rodrigues as Mat
Annika Marks as Monte Porter
Tom Williamson as TJ Hensdale
Pepi Sonuga as Sally Benton
Brandon Quinn as Gabe Duncroft
Denyse Tontz as Cortney
Izabela Vidovic as Taylor
Louis Hunter as Nick Stratos
Anna Grace Barlow as Zoey
Tanner Buchanan as Jack Downey
Tip Scarry as Eddie
Hilary Ward as Sally Benton’s Mom
Mark Totty as Mr. Stratos