I can't be the only one today who was pretty amused by several headlines like, "The Fosters has found Jesus!" Well, infantile sense of humor or not, I'm curious to see how the new Jesus works out.
A.J. is staying with the Adams Fosters, because of course he is. A.J. gets really confused about the unconventionality of this family. Brandon turns up and finds out that his father is planning to foster A.J., you know, at dinner in front of everyone which is always the best way. Let's face it, though, I don't really care about how Brandon feels.
Credits! Warm fuzzies!
All the grownups have a Feelings Meeting with Brandon.
Mike would like Brandon's support! He pretends he's okay with it. No one has wondered if Mike's brand new sobriety in addition to the fact that his last girlfriend statutory-raped his son might put a damper on approval for the foster license. I'm going out on a limb here to say that these are not great credentials.
Stef is going out for a girls' night! Stef has friends?
Jude and Connor are having an adorable date in which Connor plays a video game on the TV and Jude plays one on his smartphone.
Jude finds the TV shoot-em-up game to be way too loud and would like for these damn kids to get off his lawn!
A.J. rifles through Brandon's stuff.
A.J.: So the real kid gets his own room?
Callie: Well, we're all real.
Brandon walks in on Callie and A.J. standing way too close to each other. He is immediately jealous that his sister is flirting with his new brother. That's a real sentence.
Stef's friend Jenna is checking out women at the bar. They're at one of these only-on-television lesbian bars that are massive and upscale and pleasant and quiet and where there are always hordes of middle-aged women drinking martinis. Have we met Jenna before? I do remember them having lesbian-couple friends in the very beginning but I feel like we haven't heard of any since. Anyway, Jenna spots a super-hottie at the bar, and guess who it is? Monte! Looks like she's exploring her bicuriosity a little more aggressively! Stef insists that Jenna's barking up the wrong tree, since Monte's straight. Jenna astutely points out that Monte having been married to a man means nothing about her sexual orientation since Stef, too, was once married to a man.
Callie tells Mariana that she got fired from the drop-in center job. She divulges no details.
A.J. asks Lena if he's the first black kid she's fostered. He thinks his race makes it harder to find a foster family. Jude comes in and warns A.J. that he sometimes grinds his teeth in the night, because Jude is thoughtful and careful and perfect.
This dude Carl is there to fix the ceiling and asks if Lena and Stef are sisters. Ha! They do look a lot alike, you know. (Okay, okay, there are actual sisters in that house of different races, so I shouldn't even laugh. Love makes a family, not blood, yay!) Stef fills Lena in on the night before and is very curious about how much Lena knew about Monte's sudden interest in women. Turns out Monte was actually there on an online date, so this curiosity is very legit! Jenna wants Lena to set her up with Monte. Jenna calls and Lena and Stef both talk to her on video phone, which is super-awkward. Do people do this? Have group videophone talks on a smartphone? Anyway, Jenna makes the very ancient "lesbians bring a U-Haul to a second date" joke (that they waited till the third season to use that joke shows tremendous restraint), and our ladies agree to have her and Monte over for dinner.