To conclude The Fosters re-watch, let’s examine some storylines we want to see in the next half of season 1. So here are ten things we want to happen on The Fosters season 1 part 2.
1. Brandon’s Growth
Brandon lacks a major ongoing storyline, not involving his feelings for Callie. As The Fosters approaches its second half of season 1, Brandon needs his own personal development one separate from Callie. As proposed earlier, a good growth storyline for Brandon is one where he gets a new relationship that allows him to learn to love selflessly. A trait that will help him later on if the show explores a relationship between Callie and him in the series.
2. Mike and Brandon Bonding
Despite their rocky relationship, we want to see Brandon bonding more with Mike, even Brandon living with Mike while he sorts out his feelings for Callie.
3. Mike’s Backstory
For an important character in the series, we know very little about Mike. We don’t even know if Foster is his last name. If it is, is that how Stef and him met? They shared a last name so they were always being paired? Has Mike’s drinking problem always been something that has affected his life? There are so many things we want to learn about Mike. Hopefully, in the next half of season 1 we start learning them.
4. New Friends for Callie
Callie’s journey through her friendship with Wyatt, Mariana and Brandon has been nice to watch, but she needs more friends. And not an unrealistic, convenient friendship between her and Talya. Callie needs to expand her social life outside the Fosters’ home.
5. Wyatt Staying on the Show
Wyatt is moving to Indiana, but why not keeping him around? Maybe he realizes Callie needs him as a friend, so he decides to finish school at Anchor Beach. He could easily suddenly have a relative who lives there and takes him in while he attends school. Callie and Wyatt’s friendship deserves more development. Also, there must be a scene with a funny and explosive interaction between him and Talya, especially considering their history.
6. Brandon & Callie Road Trip Adventures
After Brandon trucks on down to Indiana to drag Callie back, they go on a road trip home. Of course this trip is filled with temptation as they share hotel rooms and drive solo across country. It would give the pair legendary romantic moments. It may also satisfy Brallie lovers for awhile, because once they get home, their longing goes on hold to protect Jude and Callie’s future. But while their on the road, anything can happen, and will only fuel the emotional turmoil when they return home.
7. Lexi Stays in Honduras
Lexi and Jesus can grow more apart than together. With Lexi being stuck in Honduras, Jesus moves on . However, a twist on the season finale is that Jesus has just accepted a new love in his life and right after their kiss, Lexi shows up on his doorstep saying she’s home for good now. Love triangles aren’t the most compelling storylines but if done right, they could be a real source of conflict.
8. Steff Bonding with her father
There has to be something that can show Stef’s father the error of his ways, and give them another chance to bond.
9. Lena getting a school storyline
Lack of public school funding plagues many schools,and with Lena cheating to ensure Jude placement in the school, there has to be a major storyline involving the possible closing of Anchor Beach. Switched at Birth did a great similar storyline, so ABCFamily has the capacity to tackle this issue in a real, interesting way.
10. A New Love Interest for Mariana
Mariana dating a popular guy has the potential to give the show a real high school feel. It would show the consequences and rewards of being popular in school. The guy could seem shallow, but shows deeper layers later. Fitting in is an important character flaw of Mariana’s personality, so this storyline could further show growth, especially if she has to pick between popularity and her family (example Callie is a target of the popular group).
Wherever The Foster goes for the second half of the season, we’re excited to take the ride with them. But any of these storylines would make us even happier to be along for the ride.