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Well, here's the summary for the season:

 

Now in its third season, the critically-acclaimed drama “The Fosters” picks up during summer, a few weeks after the cliffhanger finale left off, as the family deals with the aftermath of the terrible car accident involving Mariana, Jesus and their pregnant biological mother Ana. Now that Callie is back at the Adams Foster's home, she is feeling secure for the first time in a long time and determined to have a summer of free-spirited fun, including trying her best to get over Brandon. Meanwhile, Brandon is going to Idyllwild Music Program where he will be faced with serious competition. Jude and Connor continue to develop their relationship and what it means to be a young teen exploring new love. Stef and Lena continue to face challenges as a couple and as parents, yet are determined to fight through them together. “The Fosters” will premiere on Monday, June 8th at 8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT.

 

 

It also seems that Jesus doesn't die, so that's not a bad thing. But, at the same time, if Jake isn't a series regular, why in the world would Stef and Lena still let Jesus go to boarding school? I like these two, but they're overprotective and this is one reason for them not to let him go. But whatever, I guess he does, indeed, go. I mean, unless they decide to just put Jesus in a coma until the actor comes back. And I guess Mariana's probably really injured, but I don't think anyone's dead, besides the driver from the other car. 

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That promo is trying super-hard to make us believe Jesus is dead, but I'm still doubtful. The death of a child is a huge, devastating, crippling event for a family. If it's dealt with honestly, Jesus' death would change the whole tenor of the show, in a way his absence (if he went to boarding school) would not. Much, if not most, of the season would have to be devoted to grief and mourning, Totally depressing, and I think it would a millstone around the show's neck.

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On this show? Stef will find out about Lena and the principal, Callie will make out with Brandon at the funeral after finding out about a new snag in her adoption, Marianna will have to deal with new dance drama, someone from Girls United will make a self destructive decision, Mike will start drinking again, and they'll all be busy dealing with other issues after one or two episodes of mourning.

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Sneak peek for the 6/8 premiere:

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheFostersonABCFamily/videos/vb.158905497594929/491351927683616/?type=2&theater 

 

Well, now we know that Mariana isn't paralyzed or anything. The family seems to be too calm for Jesus to be dead, but I don't see how Jesus could be at the boarding school when it's summer.

 

ETA: Jude/Connor sneak peek:

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheFostersonABCFamily/videos/vb.158905497594929/491689897649819/?type=2&theater

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Sneak peek for the 6/8 premiere:

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheFostersonABCFamily/videos/vb.158905497594929/491351927683616/?type=2&theater 

 

Well, now we know that Mariana isn't paralyzed or anything. The family seems to be too calm for Jesus to be dead, but I don't see how Jesus could be at the boarding school when it's summer.

I agree about everyone being too casual for one of their family members being dead.

And as far as it being the summer, they can always say Jesus needs to attend summer school (which would be in character for him) or that the boarding school is running some optional summer athletic program in preparation for its fall sports program (or something like that).

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That promo is trying super-hard to make us believe Jesus is dead, but I'm still doubtful. The death of a child is a huge, devastating, crippling event for a family. If it's dealt with honestly, Jesus' death would change the whole tenor of the show, in a way his absence (if he went to boarding school) would not. Much, if not most, of the season would have to be devoted to grief and mourning, Totally depressing, and I think it would a millstone around the show's neck.

Jake t austin wrote in instagram that he isn't returning to the fosters so I'm sure he is the one dead

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So apparently there's an episode description up for episode 10 that says something along the lines of a tragic event happens that affects the Adams Fosters and Connor. Also, there were photos of Hayden (Jude) and Gavin's (Connor) body doubles for that episode.

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Teri Polo is the WORST, and most unbelieveable actress on the face of the planet. Seriously. She ruins the show. I've suffered through her for a couple of seasons and I'm done. This wold be a decent show without her. 

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Episode description for 03x08 - Daughters (8/3):

 

 

Callie views Rita differently after meeting Rita's daughter, who has an uneasy bond with her mom. Elsewhere, Stef uncovers a new lead in the hit-and-run accident; and Brandon talks to his mothers about the tension he's sensing in their home.

 

03x09 - Idyllwild (8/10):

 

 

The family heads to Idyllwild for Brandon’s music competition where long-held feelings are revealed and life-changing secrets are unveiled.

 

and 03x10 - Lucky (midseason finale, 8/17):

 

 

Amid tensions in their own relationship, Stef and Lena host a 40th anniversary party for Lena’s parents.

 

ETA what Bradley Bredweg (Co-creator/executive producer) said on Periscope about the midseason finale:

 

 

I think what we have done with this finale kind of really beautifully tied up a lot of story. I’ve been living with the show for three seasons and I don’t think I’ve been so emotional after a screening since I Do or Mother but I think I’m so moved and excited and I can’t wait to share it with all of you. I will say there is some good Brallie in the finale yes. Jonnor is in the finale. You will need at least one box of tissues. Be prepared. Honestly I’m going to say the last two episodes of this season are my favorite Brallie episodes. It is one of my favorite Stef and Lena episodes as as well. Yes something big is happening with Stef and Lena and I think all of you are going to love this episode. There are many cliffhangers actually. Don’t believe everything you read. Stick with the show. My favorite Brallie scene is in the finale.

 

I can handle a Stef/Lena separation, but not a divorce.

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I can't handle any more Brallie especially if they blow up Callie's adoption so that Callie and Brandon can rekindle their supposedly epic love story.

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I can't handle any more Brallie especially if they blow up Callie's adoption so that Callie and Brandon can rekindle their supposedly epic love story.

 

100% agreed. I hate Brallie so much.

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Ugggghhh, Brallie. I'm trying to imagine a Brallie scene that I would at all enjoy. Maybe if Brandon got punched in the face.

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Press releases for updated synopses:

 

The Fosters - 3x09 Press Release - Idyllwild

 

Burbank, CA (July 20, 2015) – A trip to Idyllwild brings long-held feelings to the surface in an all-new episode of “The Fosters,” airing Monday, August 10, 2015 at 8:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family.

 

The family heads to Idyllwild for Brandon’s music competition where long-held feelings are revealed and life-changing secrets are unveiled. Callie finds herself in danger of being hurt when she questions Carmen and Brooke’s motives directly. Mike witnesses an unexpected connection that may support Stef’s theory for finding the hit-and-run driver.

 

“Idyllwild” was written and directed by Joanna Johnson.

 

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03x10 - Lucky

 

LOVE, FAMILY AND CONSEQUENCES IN THE SUMMER FINALE OF “THE FOSTERS,” AIRING MONDAY, AUGUST 17 AT 8:00PM ET/PT ON ABC FAMILY

 

Burbank, CA (July 30, 2015)– Stef and Lena host an anniversary party for Lena’s parents while Callie faces the consequences of her actions in the summer finale of “The Fosters,” airing Monday, August 17, 2015 at 8:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family.

 

Amid tensions in their own relationship, Stef and Lena host a 40th anniversary party for Lena’s parents. Callie faces the judge who will determine the consequences of her actions, all while holding a secret that could change everything. Meanwhile, Mariana decides that she must find a way to repair her relationship with Mat.

 

“Lucky” was written by Bradley Bredeweg & Peter Paige and directed by Peter Paige.

 

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I really hope that the show ends up with Callie being adopted. At this point, they're better off waiting until she turns 18.

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Either AJ or his brother caused the hit & run accident. That's my theory/guess.

 

My initial thought was that they're going to have the brother be the driver.  But now I'm thinking it would be more interesting for the surveillance video to show AJ or his brother, and have one of them be a suspect, when they weren't involved at all and were just rushed to judgment, so to speak.

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Major spoiler for 03x09, saw it on the IMDB boards:

 

Brandon cheats during his Idyllwild presentation to get into Disney Hall:

Once again he gets what he wants by *beep* cheating! He uses a backing track during his composition performance and instead of getting disqualified he's praised to the hilt and ends up winning the competition. Even though he actually stops for a few seconds while the track plays!!! WTF? Only in Fosters world is using Backing tracks and digital dancers in a music competition considered acceptable. I know in Season 3B why not have Callie be involved in a singing competition and use Auto-Tune and backing tracks as well? No wonder most "live" music sucks since people don't even have to perform in competitions. As a former band geek and pianist (not as good as Brandon supposedly is) who had many recitals, this kind of stuff just pisses me off. How do you get to Disney Hall? You *beep* cheat... That's a great message to send.

 

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How can Brandon cheat by using a backing track? He's a composer. It's the composition he's judged on, how would a backing track help?

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How can Brandon cheat by using a backing track? He's a composer. It's the composition he's judged on, how would a backing track help?

 

 

Well, I wouldn't have thought a digital backup dancer would help win a dance competition either, or even be allowed, unless it was really a multimedia competition. I guess if Mariana can win at dance by doing programming instead of dancing, Brandon can win at composing by using a background beat. 

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I may have spewed a little watching the Callie/Brandon sneek peek. 'They'll be upset they can't adopt you" = gross. I hate this storyline and it was NOT even a LITTLE bit hot. The fact every other single person on the show has not been at all supportive says A LOT. (Even the other liars on PLL said they thought Aria/Ezra was hot - that is wasn't is not the issue). I wish this could still be a dream/nightmare of someone. I really do.

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http://www.thetvjunkies.com/the-fosters-maia-mitchell-midseason-finale-preview/?utm_content=buffer0c839&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Interview with Maia about the finale. I interpret it as her saying that she will be in the family through her relationship with Brandon - which makes me want to puke. Interesting that she didn't say anything about her relationship with Jude. She also didn't say what would happen to her new family if the "true love" with Brandon falls apart. UGH

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That's interesting that Maia thinks Callie needs a family more than she needs a 'young love' relationship, and that young love isn't as important as working on oneself and growing. 

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Moving this over from the Media thread:

 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/fosters-producers-callie-brandons-journey-816113

 

@LisaM

 

 

 

I wonder if the bomb that the Hollywood Reporter mentions is that Stef does have breast cancer. That would account for her mother coming to visit - and sticking around. 

 

Complete speculation based on Hollywood Reporter article linked above.

 

It has to be. I'm sad about this, but when I thought of 3B storylines after 03x09, this was one of the first things that came to mind.

 

There's no way she's going to die (she might come close), but I'm already so emotionally invested in Stef as a character. Callie has formed such a strong bond with her (and S & L just became her legal moms) that it's going to be hard for her (and everyone else, obviously) to see her weak and sick.

 

Teri Polo is going to kill it, knock it out of the park.

 

It also looks like Callie's adoption is going to stick, which I'm happy about. It's not the way I wanted it to happen, but that's TV (and life).

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I hope the upcoming bomb that's dropped is not that Stef has breast cancer.  It would be terrible if she had lied outright to Lena about what was said on the phone call she took in the garage. I could not swallow Stef doing that, not believable.  It would be just as terrible for there to have been a mix-up with the mammogram that was being looked at.  So maybe she doesn't have breast cancer, but something else medically dire, or maybe even it is Lena with the problem.  But then Stef's mother staying on doesn't make quite as much sense.

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I couldn't see Stef lying to Lena about the contents of the phone call - nor would she be so upbeat and happy throughout the rest of the party and in the house if that was the case. If indeed it is a breast cancer storyline, I could see the doctor ordering a sonogram just to be safe and that test showing a further issue. We've already had Shot Stef with a huge medical problem so perhaps it is not medical at all. Perhaps the bomb is completely non-medical - i.e. Stef wants to become a detective and Sharon sticks around to help because Stef is pulling ridiculously long hours. OTOH, the connotation of the word "bomb" is usually negative so I'm still betting on a health scare.

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I couldn't see Stef lying to Lena about the contents of the phone call - nor would she be so upbeat and happy throughout the rest of the party and in the house if that was the case. If indeed it is a breast cancer storyline, I could see the doctor ordering a sonogram just to be safe and that test showing a further issue.

I agree with you. I think though, that the doctor might have made a mistake and we will see later that Stef is told it was either a false negative or a mixed up result. I can't see any other reason why they would have jammed it into the finale. And also, I don't think Stef would lie about that kind of a thing. Stef withholds things but isn't an out-an-out liar to Lena. I also don't think Stef becoming a detective would result in her mother hanging around - and there hasn't been any reason to believe she was going for a promotion. I am wary of the storyline because it will result in her living (unless Teri Polo wants to leave the show) but between her and Sherri Saum it will at least be well acted.

 

And it has to be Stef with cancer because Lena had the late-term miscarriage (in show terms, that means the other is up for the next health issue). Unless I guess Stef's mum has cancer? But unlikely (even though Annie Potts is awesome)

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I know logic and reality get skipped over a lot on t.v., but we saw Stef's name onscreen at the bottom left of the image when she had the second mammo.  I'm thinking  it is something other than breast cancer, or something job-related but more along the lines of she gets investigated for some sort of misconduct.  It's a stretch, but I'm not up for the breast cancer storyline. 

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They started filming 3B today. Annie Potts is in 03x11. 

 

https://twitter.com/BradleyBredeweg/status/649297424544985089

 

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ETA: http://www.thewrap.com/kelli-williams-rob-morrow-join-abc-familys-the-fosters/

 

“The Practice” star Kelli Williams and Rob Morrow of “Numb3rs” will both recur on the family drama when it returns for the back half of its third season in early 2016.

 

Williams will play Justina, a well-connected foster-care specialist who proposes a significant investment in Callie’s “Fost and Found” website.

Morrow will play Will, a liberal-minded free-spirit who is introduced to the Adams Foster family through Stef’s mom, Sharon, played by Annie Potts.

 

ETA 10/1/15: https://twitter.com/ThePeterPaige/status/649687158802919424

 

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Today, it was announced that Season 3B will premiere on Monday, January 18 at 8/7c.

 

Press release:

 

The critically acclaimed family drama “The Fosters” returns with new episodes on Monday, January 18th at 8:00pm ET/PT. As the third season of “The Fosters” continues, the family settles into a new dynamic now that Callie is permanently adopted. Callie and Brandon share a significant secret but focus on their interests to help them move on with their lives. A serious medical issue for Stef results in a clash of opinion between her wife Lena and her mother, Sharon. Jude must deal with his boyfriend’s decision to move away while Jesus and Mariana are surprised when an old friend returns. Loyalties are questioned while new relationships develop, and family ties bring love and support amid the chaos of life. The series stars Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly, Noah Centineo, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci, and Cierra Ramirez. Guest stars this season include Rosie O’Donnell, Annie Potts, Rob Morrow, and Kelli Williams.

 

http://www.disneyabcpress.com/abcfamily/shows/the-fosters/press-releases/

 

OMG! STEF! :((((((((((((((( Oooooooooh, I can't wait for 3B!

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http://www.spoilertv.com/2015/12/the-fosters-episode-311-first.html

 

The Fosters - Episode 3.11 - First Impressions - Press Release

 

As the third season of “The Fosters” continues, former foster teen Callie is now officially adopted into the Adams Foster family. She must put aside any romantic feelings for Brandon and does so by throwing herself into her “Fost and Found” website, even drawing the interest of an investor (guest star Kelli Williams, “Detective McLean: Ties That Bind,” “Army Wives”).

 

After his performance at Disney Hall, Brandon is approached by a recruiter from Juilliard. Mariana launches her campaign to run for junior class president while Jesus tries to hide the reason why he doesn’t want to go back to wrestling school. When Mike discovers a secret his foster son, AJ (guest star Tom Williamson, “The Goldbergs”), is keeping, he is torn about what to do with the information. Jude must face the fact that his boyfriend has decided to move away, and a serious medical issue for Stef results in a clash of opinion between her wife, Lena, and her mother, Sharon (guest star Annie Potts, “Ghostbusters”).

Meanwhile, Sharon introduces the family to her liberal-minded friend, Will (guest star Rob Morrow, “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” upcoming “American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson”).

 

“First Impressions” was written by Bradley Bredeweg & Peter Paige and directed by Peter Paige.

 

41 days! I'm so excited. I miss Stef and Lena.

 

Possibly show-related: Teri cut her hair and it could be for the show. I like it.

 

https://twitter.com/TeriPolo1/status/676480579957690370

 

EDIT 12/16:

 

Our very first clip from the Season 3B premiere!

 

The Fosters winter premiere sneak peek: A blast from the twins' past brings drama

 

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/12/15/fosters-sneak-peek-winter-premiere?hootPostID=2f55e77032f3722ff5f15a046fa0533b

 

Lexi is back, as I and many predicted. More girl drama for Jesus, nothing new to see here. But yay for a clip; this hiatus has taken forever.

 

EDIT 12/18:

 

Just saw this. The twins' dad will be in 3B. I'd seen this guy's stuff about filming, but didn't see this until just now.

 

Like father, like son.. @Noah cent @TheFostersABCF #thefosters

https://twitter.com/TheBrandonQuinn/status/671850247086215168

 

Brandon Quinn is listed as Gabe Duncroft in 03x13 and 03x14 so far.

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Sneak peek with Mike, AJ, and Ty:

 

http://www.spoilertv.com/2016/01/the-fosters-episode-311-first.html

 

Sad that their grandma died.

 

I forgot to add this one. They showed this while Pitch Perfect was on last week, Brandon and Callie:

 

http://thefosterspoilers.tumblr.com/post/136321892715/thefosterssneakpeeks-the-fosters-season-3

 

I would love a quick scene with the moms.

 

EDIT: 1/12:

 

New sneak peeks here:

 

http://www.spoilertv.com/2016/01/the-fosters-episode-311-first.html

 

The press release for 03x12 - "Mixed Messages" is out as well:

 

http://www.spoilertv.com/2016/01/the-fosters-episode-312-mixed-messages.html

 

CALLIE AND BRANDON’S SECRET IS IN JEOPARDY IN AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF “THE FOSTERS,” AIRING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1 (8:00 P.M. EST) ON FREEFORM (THE NEW NAME FOR ABC FAMILY)

 

Burbank, CA (January 12, 2016) – Callie and Brandon worry their secret has gotten out in an all-new episode of “The Fosters” airing MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1 (8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST) on Freeform, the new name for ABC Family.

Brandon is upset when he learns that his shared secret with Callie is in jeopardy. Lena and Stef’s mother, Sharon (guest star Annie Potts, “Ghostbusters”), disagrees over how Stef should handle her diagnosis. Meanwhile, Mariana’s run for junior class president heats up as the simmering resentment between her and Lexi comes to a head.

 

“Mixed Messages” was written by Thomas Higgins and directed by Rich Newey.

 

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STEF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

 

I'm sad that she's sick. She's my favorite character. Teri, Sherri, and Annie are gonna be amazing.

 

EDIT 1/14:

 

New clip of Jesus meeting his bio dad, Gabriel.

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheFostersTV/videos/574552856030189

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Bradley revealed the title of 03x19 today, so now all episode titles are accounted for:

 

03x11: First Impressions
03x12: Mixed Messages
03x13: If and When 
03x14: Under Water
03x15: Minor Offenses
03x16: EQ (short for "emotional intelligence")
03x17: Sixteen
03x18: Rehearsal
03x19: The Show
03x20: Kingdom Come

 

Just as a reminder, the spoilers I've compiled are here:

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2262532/board/thread/248863354

 

One week until the show is FINALLY back!! 

 

EDIT 1/20:

 

Press release for 03x13 - "If and When":

 

JUDE MAKES A NEW FRIEND WHILE BRANDON PLANS A ROCK MUSICAL
IN AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF “THE FOSTERS,”
AIRING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (8:00 P.M. EST) ON FREEFORM

 

Burbank, CA (January 19, 2016) – Jude makes a new friend in an all-new episode of “The Fosters” airing MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST) on Freeform, the new name for ABC Family.

 

Callie is surprised to find that Jude is spending time with Jack, a quirky foster teen they met at a foster youth event. Brandon and Mat decide to write a Romeo & Juliet rock musical as their senior thesis project, but they disagree over who should play Juliet. Meanwhile, Jesus asks Ana about the identity of his and Mariana’s birth father.

 

“If And When” was written by Anne Meredith and directed by Elodie Keene.

 

http://www.disneyabcpress.com/freeform/shows/the-fosters/press-releases/

 

EDIT 1/22:

 

New clip from the premiere involving Mike:

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheFostersTV/videos/576880519130756/

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