Fans Have Mixed Feelings About "The Fosters" Series Finale
8 June 2018, 22:00
The groundbreaking Freeform series has ended after 5 seasons - but some fans aren't happy with what went down.
The groundbreaking TV show The Fosters finally came to a bittersweet end last night (June 6) but fans are in two minds over whether or not it did their beloved characters justice.
It was announced in January that The Fosters had been cancelled by Freeform and would be coming to an (unjust) end with a special three-episode miniseries finale later in the year. While the show didn't get picked up for further seasons after fans relentlessly campaigned to #RenewTheFosters, a spin-off was announced that will see Callie and Mariana move to LA and start new lives.
Over the past few days, the three-day finale event aired on Freeform, with fans getting ready to say goodbye to their beloved characters for one last time (until the spin-off, of course) but not everyone was thrilled with how the show ended for their favourite characters.
Some fans were pressed at the fact that Callie and Brandon, the two adopted siblings who developed a romantic relationship across the five seasons of the show didn't end up together in the end despite huuuuuuge sexual tension in the final episodes.
In the build up to the final final episode, viewers were CONVINCED that Brandon and Callie were gonna reignite their romance. In the second episode of the finale, we see Brandon and Callie almost have a reconciliation the night before his wedding to Eliza. After leaving the audience on a cliffhanger overnight, it's revealed that they don't reunite and Brandon goes on to marry Eliza and the two remain best friends.
People were hella mad about the whole thing.
No Callie and Brandon???— monica (@shwawnmendes) June 7, 2018
No Jesus and Emma???
No Matt and Mariana???
No Jude and Connor???
Brandon marries a..... rich little white girl he had doubts about
Corey isn’t staying with Stef and Lena
This ending was... a mess#TheFosters #TheFostersFinale pic.twitter.com/b0JonElav0
this is the ending the fosters wanted. im honestly baffled. no ones even happy. matiana not together. jemma is not together. brallie is not together. tell me how this is a “happy” farewell.— cat🍒 (@maiasangels) June 7, 2018
Not even kidding, I would have been happier if #TheFosters pulled a La la Land and showed what could’ve been between #Brallie if they had chosen differently.... even that would’ve been better than the ending we got— Luce (@LuceValentine1) June 7, 2018
BRANDON AND CALLIE SHOULD BE TOGETHER!!! Sometimes I wish Lena and Stef didn’t adopt Callie, but she definitely did need them as her moms 😭 #TheFosters— Shelby (@ItsShelbyMariee) June 7, 2018
me most of the day: at peace with the fosters ending without brallie endgame— Tay (@ImSoBrallie) June 8, 2018
me, convulsing in rage at random intervals: I CAN’T FUCKING BELIEVE THEY DIDN’T MAKE BRALLIE ENDGAME whaT THE FU-
i can't believe the fosters finale ended every endgame. the nerve, the audacity. this was their version of glee's breakup episode pic.twitter.com/jsb0dNFzzw— izzy (@ronniesramirez) June 7, 2018
There were some fans that were happy that Brandon and Callie didn't end up together though - because they're better as family.
And others had absolutely no complaints and loved how the show ended.
That was such a good ending and opened up the spin off really well. I'm all here for Callie and Mariana being badass women taking over LA in #GoodTrouble. I hope that we get to see the Adams-Fosters through out the spinoff. #TheFosters #TheFostersFinale— 🍎Love, Danny🍎 (@DannyWxo) June 7, 2018
"DNA doesn't make a family, love does"— love, todd (@toddsactor) June 7, 2018
The Fosters series finale broke my heart. my family really just left me in a beautiful ending. thank you to the cast and crew for creating this epic and important show ❤️ it has truly touched my lives and many more :)
Luckily for those who were upset about Callie and Brandon, lest we forget that Callie *is* the one who's story will continue in the spin-off so who knows? Maybe their paths will cross again and Brallie will live to fight another day? They will be in the same city after all.