Previously on The Fosters: Brandon was a spectacular douche, Stef saw AJ and Callie smooching.
AJ has created a "Super Callie" character, which I suppose is as good a way as any to court a teenage girl. AJ's brother Ty appears.
The actor looks familiar, but I can't quite place him. Ty is under the impression that he and AJ are leaving.
Mariana and Callie buy the car they agreed on last week. Callie's pretty prickly toward Mariana, but it turns out they bought a car for no good reason since they can't drive it without insurance and they haven't told their mothers yet.
Stef and Lena invited Rita over to talk about the big, scandalous AJ/Callie kiss.
Rita says the two of them have to live separately because otherwise this could affect Callie's adoption. Well, breathing can affect Callie's adopt so I don't really see how this is news.
Brandon is back at music camp. Shrug.
Mike comes over to tell AJ ....something? That he's getting bumped from the foster home? The show then awkwardly cuts to a family dinner where they announce this to the whole gang. Oh, I see, he's going to go live with Rita for a while. Stef and Lena pretend like it's because they're too busy to do the work involved in their foster license renewal.
Mariana announces that she's going to be godmother to Ana's baby, and also that she's going to be baptized herself. In the Catholic church. Stef gives her a hard no.
Rita basically tells Callie that dating her foster brothers has become an unfortunate habit (by telling her a story about how she ate a whole cake that she didn't even enjoy because of old bad habits). Who doesn't know someone with an unfortunate addiction to dating their foster siblings! Poor AJ thinks this is great news because now he and Callie can date, but she shuts that down but fast.
Mariana wants to know why she can't get baptized, especially because Brandon did. My sound went out, but Stef's lips look like they're saying, "Yes, but that was for my father." Stef and Lena tell Mariana that they don't believe in Heaven or Hell, and Mariana asks, "Do we even believe in God?" It's such an innocent moment that a 15-year-old asks "Do we believe" instead of talking about what she believes because on every end of this she's just trying to please someone else and looking for ways to find her identity. Lena answers, but my sound went out again. I missed the first part but then caught, "And in a higher power that lives within all things, one that inspires us to be kind and compassionate to each other."
And because Stef is Stef, she cannot let that gentle approach lie, so she throws in a, "What we don't believe in is an angry old man up in the sky threatening to send us to Hell if we don't do as he says." For good measure!
Mariana gets that her mothers are big old liberals and that's going to be a problem with the Catholic Church's stance on gay marriage, abortion, and birth control. But she's not planning on converting, she just wants to do this so she can be Isabella's godmother. I'm no expert, but isn't that exactly not how this works?
Brandon and Callie catch up while brushing their teeth the way Brandon and Brenda used to do, and Brandon and Brenda had more palpable sexual tension.