Just try convincing me that the episode title doesn't make you think of the Extreme ballad that, let's face it, was pretty much about how if his ladylove didn't start giving him more BJ's instead of just telling him she loved him, she was out the door.
Where was I? The Fosters!
It was a delight to see that instead of rehiring a child molester or quietly ignoring the permanent absence of Lena's father, they hired a replacement! With this and the Jesus recast, it's refreshing to know that this isn't a show that changes course due to actor departures and is willing to go ahead and replace someone if the story demands the character. And even better: he was replaced by Bruce Davison! (Coincidentally, the last time I saw Davison on stage he was playing a child molester.) And Bruce Davison is wonderful. And is not a child molester.
It also meant the return of Lorraine Toussaint as Lena's mother, which I'm sure triggered PTSD for any Fosters viewers who also watch Orange is the New Black. (Which I assume has to be almost all of them? Well, all of the adults anyway.) Vee was terrifying, y'all. But it really spoke to Toussaint's talent that Dana is basically Vee's polar opposite.
Can you imagine if someone had spat a racial slur at Vee?
They'd be dead by morning. Nate would have been the toast served at breakfast.
Instead, the show seemed to imply that Stewart Adams will literally never speak to his son again. I'm not sure if that's the case, really, a lot of people say "I'll never forgive so-and-so" and then a year later everything changes. But I do know one thing: Nate's car ride home with his black girlfriend is going to be ugly! And there she was probably thinking, "Look at this, I'm in a room full of exclusively interracial couples! We totally get each other!" Oops.
Also, I really enjoyed Stef sticking up for Lena to Dana. That was a nice little touch.
So, what else happened? Oh, Brandon got kicked out of music camp because he plagiarized a Bach piece to make Kat look bad. It worked on one level, in that she looked like a fool for criticizing the piece (thinking it was Brandon's) and eventually she got ousted from camp, but so did he. Good work, Brando, you continue to be an effing genius. I find this whole thing really disappointing because that means his big storyline will move back into everyone else's, which likely means he's going to be spending a lot of time feeling jealous about his sister and his brother flirting with each other. (THAT'S STILL A REAL THING HAPPENING ON THIS SHOW, YOU GUYS.)
It could also, however, mean that Mat's news that the band is going back out on tour will send Brandon away for a while!
Oh who am I kidding. We can't be that lucky. I can't wait for the sibling love triangle.
Speaking of poor Mat, Mariana dumped him because she cheated on him and couldn't live with it. Which, okay, but the poor guy is now wondering what he did wrong.
I'd also like to point out that she seems to be chatting with Wyatt on the reg these days, and I'm in no way ready for her to move on to him as her next love interest. It doesn't seem like that's where it's headed because she's the mayor of Guiltville right now, but he sure is pursuing it. Please don't turn Wyatt into a weird stalker. Don't damage his hair's reputation like that!