Alexandra Barreto as Ana
The family is asked to move to the surgurical floor to wait for Stef. As they are moving Internal Affairs shows up to investigate the shooting and interview Mike he even gets a police escort until Stef is out of the woods since he’s not allowed to talk to her until they do. Since there will be no new news about Stef till morning, Lena has Brandon take everyone home after they all go sit by her bedside. The cops are trying to hunt down Ana who surprise surprise is not at the women’s shelter ( Is anyone shocked here? … I can’t even be mad at Jesus, he only got to meet Ana once and he tried to help without getting too involved. The situation just sucks all around) Lena stays at the hospital with Stef, and she apologizes for not being able to forgive Mariana and Jesus for their actions, but she promises to work on it.
At the house, Mariana decides to do some things that Stef has been getting on their case to do; including dig through boxes that were in a closet. Jesus decides to help her and they reminisce on their first few days at the Fosters, their life in the foster system and the day they were adopted! Looking through all their old stuff makes Mariana start to cry; between her bad behavior, Stef getting shot, Lena being mad at her and Brandon going off on both twins… old worries begin to surface and she wonders if Stef and Lena will still want her. (The fact that she has any doubt makes me cry with her.)
As the flashback ends, we see Lena with Stef as she begins to open her eyes, and her first question is will you marry me? (YAYYY!) and her second question is about Mariana! So Lena goes to talk to her daughter and instead of avoiding her. She reaffirms how much she loves her, and she tells her that she understands her wanting to connect with her birth mom. She tells her that she cant imagine ever giving up her kids and she and Jesus chose Stef and Lena and they did the same and that makes their bond even greater.
SCENE STEALER AWARD GOES TO:
“although though we didn’t give you the gift of life, life gave us the gift of you…… What if they don’t want us anymore?” – Mariana with Jesus going through old boxes on the family room floor (I loved this scene b/c it wasn’t a lot of drama, and you could feel how at least a little part of her believed that her moms and even Brandon would give them up b/c of her actions and no one should ever have to feel like that..she was vulnerable.. they both were and a large part of that was due to the dressing down Brandon gave them.. Which was completely out of line)
THE LINE THAT MADE US PAUSE AND REWIND OUR DVR’S: “you don’t know what its like to not have enough, to not be wanted…. No it means that you don’t know what its like to wonder why… why the people who brought you into this world, the people who were supposed to love you more than anyone else.. didn’t, so don’t be a jackass” – Callie ( well put and very heartfelt)
LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT?
Spectacular Episode! and can't wait till the next episode! (Best episode this season) A++
DID YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH THE FOSTERS?