Stef Adams-Foster starts a new assignment in The Fosters season 4 episode 17. For a refresher on what happened last week, read my recap of episode 16.
The Fosters season 4 episode 17 opens with Callie Adams-Foster and Daphne Keene trying to get signatures for a petition for foster care reform. They’re supervising Girls United members.
Lena Adams-Foster goes through flash cards with Jesus Adams-Foster. Then, she asks why he didn’t tell the family that he can’t read. So, Jesus opens about how frustrated he is and asks, “Why can’t anyone fix me?”
Later, Callie Adams-Foster sees AJ Hensdale playing basketball with another girl. And, she sees the girl kiss AJ.
Callie talks to Mariana Adams-Foster about the kiss. And, she says that the girl kissed AJ, but he “didn’t exactly pull away.” So, Mariana says that maybe Callie needs to show AJ she’s still into him.
So, Callie goes over to AJ’s place while he’s taking a shower. Then, she gets naked and walks into the bathroom. He tells her, “I’m just trying to take a shower.” She says, “I’m sorry I ruined that for you.”
AJ tells Callie that he didn’t mean to be a jerk, she just surprised him. Callie asks him, “Are we okay?”
Stef talks to a sex worker named Diamond. Stef says she can protect her if she helps them build a case against her pimp, Russell. Diamond says that there are members of Russell’s gang inside juvie who will kill her if they think she’s trying to roll over on Russell.
Stef vents to Mike Foster about the difficulty of working in human trafficking. Mike tells her that AJ doesn’t want him to adopt him.
At a meeting about accreditation, the school board asks Monte Porter to resign because of Lena’s LGBT sex education class. Parents complained because Lena taught students who didn’t get a permission slip.
At home, Stef reminds Lena that Monte made a bad call with the permission slips.
Lena tells Mariana that Drew, the current vice principal, didn’t approve Jesus’ proposal for a senior project. Mariana sadly says that she got Jesus’ hopes up and now she has to let him down.
While the Girls United members are canvassing, Diamond steals Callie’s phone. She asks to use the bathroom and Callie accompanies her. Once she’s in the bathroom alone, she makes a call to her pimp and asks him to come get her from the group home.
At the end of the episode, AJ tells Callie that he’s sorry he kissed another girl and didn’t tell her earlier. Callie asks if he likes her and he admits that he does.