The Fosters has gone away till January, everyone. Last night was the mid- season finale, and I am officially more excited for its return then I am to turn 21, which says a lot about both my social life and passion for TV. Oh, I shall miss the family meals, Stef’s tearful confessions, Lena’s desperation for Stef to take marriage seriously. I’ll miss yelling at Brandon and Callie to please defuse all sexual tension and making fun of Mariana for her inability to tell a lie. I’ll miss the not-so-subtle life lessons neatly tucked into the dialogue and I’ll even miss Wyatt’s mesmerizingly luscious hair. Lucky for me, all these things were out in full force in Monday’s episode.
“I Do” spends no time dwelling on Stef’s mortality. She’s back in nearly tip-top shape, and it seems all wedding sentimentality was left at the hospital.
As Lena and Stef’s mom (played by the always welcome Annie Potts) work on preparations, Stef makes cracks about the silliness of two women getting married.
But there are bigger problems going on in Foster-ville this week. Stef admits, “I’m not looking forward to the conversation we have to have with Callie this morning.” We find out the conversation is going to be about Liam, and then we cut to the lovely, breakfast-food-filled theme song (join me everyone, ‘It’s not where you come from, it’s where you belong!’).
The scene comes back to Callie in school (Oh no! What about Liam? When will these mysteries be revealed?), whose luck seems to be on an unfortunate downward spiral as Wyatt tells her he’s moving to Indiana with his mom.
Brandon, who’s back with Talya, catches Callie brooding. It’s not Wyatt’s departure that’s got her down however, it turns out she has to decide if she’s going to go through with the pre-trial. It’ll be Liam’s word against Callie’s, and she’s not feeling super confident in her track record with these things. Callie tries to assert that as long as Liam’s new foster sister Sarah’s out of the house they’ve achieved something. Brandon tells her that now it’s her turn for justice, but she quickly dismisses him.