The Fosters: Season 5 (2017 - 2018)


Season 5
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Air date: Jul 11, 2017
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Season 5 of this drama series opens with Stef (Teri Polo) saving Callie (Maia Mitchell) from a critical situation. After that, Callie attempts to take control of her life, applying to audit classes and going on her first official date with Aaron (Elliot Fletcher). Jesus (Noah Centineo) is furious with Brandon (David Lambert) after learning he helped Emma (Amanda Leighton) get an abortion. Meanwhile, Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) and Jude (Hayden Byerly) attempt to thwart Anchor Beach's privatization.


Teri Polo
as Stef Foster
Sherri Saum
as Lena Adams
David Lambert
as Brandon Foster
Cierra Ramirez
as Mariana Foster
Noah Centineo
as Jesus Foster
Maia Mitchell
as Callie
Danny Nucci
as Mike Foster
Elliot Fletcher
as Aaron Baker
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Critic Reviews for The Fosters Season 5

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

It's clear that the show's creators have put a lot of thought into their characters, plots and messages, and that these will strike a lot of chords.

Feb 22, 2019 | Full Review…

It even manages to teach us one last story about the realities of being a foster parent. It's just so, so lovely. We are not worthy.

Jan 10, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The Fosters ends with a warm heart, just as promised and delivered.

Aug 29, 2018 | Full Review…

The Fosters really does feel like it's back on track this season, for the most part. Family drama over whatever police shenanigans Callie keeps getting caught up in any day, in my opinion.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The Fosters finale is just a series of will-they-or-won't-they conclusions. Plot, in this genre, is just a series of couplings and uncouplings.

Jun 6, 2018 | Full Review…

After all of this scarily realistic drama, it's good to know the rest of The Fosters season 5 won't be so bleak.

Sep 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Callie and Aaron's relationship is the first teenage cisgender and transgender relationship on TV. The fact that they are together and had sex goes a long way toward representing to the world how normal, healthy relationships of these types really work. T

Aug 23, 2017 | Full Review…

The aftermath of this trauma on Callie's life might just be enough to see a true change, we'll have to wait and see.

Jul 13, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

It was the quiet, subtle moments that were rewarding.

Jul 12, 2017 | Rating: 4.2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Fosters: Season 5

  • Jan 12, 2020
    Yawn.... boring agenda pushing. Predictable outcomes and dull narrative.
  • Nov 30, 2019
    Definitely worth the watch. Tackles so many everyday issues &' the cast is just amazing. Wish it never ended💕.
  • Oct 07, 2019
    Watched all seasons. I knew they were trying to send an agenda of LGBTQ community. I was ok with that. But towards the end they tackled all sorts of politics and it became fake. Once they had dramatized the DACA situation, where i have first hand knowledge of this, it just became fake and absurd. No realistic representation. Sorry Fosters, you lost me at season 4!
  • Jul 12, 2017
    What started as a promising show about foster care, is really just another show where everybody sleeps with everybody, including the kids. Not at all a positive reflection of fostering.

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