The Fosters Revisits Callie & Brandon's Past — Plus: Will Wyatt Return?

The Fosters Christmas Special Spoilers

Ghosts of relationships past haunt The Fosters on the ABC Family drama’s Christmas special (airing Dec. 8 at 8/7c), with the short-lived romance between Callie and Brandon taking center stage.

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Flashing back to the first Christmas she and Jude spent with the family, the installment gives viewers “more of an understanding of [Callie’s] relationship with [foster friend] Daphne and Brandon,” star Maia Mitchell previews.

While the hour is mostly set in the past between Seasons 1 and 2, it picks up with the Callie and Brandon’s surprise liplock at the end of the summer finale. That moment of passion suggests that there’s still some lingering feelings between the pair, but even if they don’t give coupledom another try, “they’re always going to be important to each other,” Mitchell says. “Whether they’re dating, whether that’s a romantic connection or just a mutual respect, they’re always going to have that.”

Meanwhile, Callie’s other on- and off-boyfriend may not be out of the picture. “Wyatt will always be a part of the Fosters universe,” co-creator Peter Paige hedges. That could spell trouble for Brandon, especially since Mitchell doesn’t believe Callie is over her ex.

“Wyatt’s really good for Callie, and she knows that,” the actress explains. “He’s a really positive male figure in her life. He’s someone she can trust, and she hasn’t really had that before.”

The Fosters Christmas Special SpoilersAs for the rest of the clan, the festive outing reveals “something [about] every character that you didn’t know, that will impact how you experience the new season,” Paige teases. “It’s carefully constructed. We pop back in time to look at last Christmas… but every single character has some story, a puzzle piece that you’re going to need for Season 2B.”

To top it off, the episode holds an exchange, featuring returning guest star Annie Potts as Stef’s mom, that is dear to the creator’s heart.

“The Christmas dinner scene is on a short list as one of my favorite Fosters moments ever,” he says.

(Reporting by Rebecca Iannucci)

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18 Comments
  1. Mike r says:

    Eww. Please no.

  2. Kay says:

    Why are people hollering about Callie and Brandon together, they are not related by blood! I’ve watched every episode and I’m sorry but I have not seen any brotherly or sisterly feelings from either one of this two…..Really don’t think there ever will be!!!

  3. pamela says:

    even if brandon and callie aren’t related by blood if she is going to be a member of the family it should not happen. the only way i see it happening is if the writers do have her real father adopt her and even then with her brother being a member of the family it’s still strange, the storyline just needs to be dropped. i like her with wyatt but please give him a haircut :)

  4. Rebecca says:

    Thanks, but I’m going to pass on Callie and Brandon.

  5. BonnieW says:

    Team Brandon!

  6. Barry Allen says:

    Callie and Brandon being together is disgusting.

  7. Lauren says:

    Love Brandon and Callie and have been here for them since ep 1. Hated the last season where they tried to force a platonic “sibling” relationship. If they head back down that road after teasing us with another kiss, I’m probably done with the show.

  8. Mari says:

    Love it. Hope Callie end up with Wyatt . Callie and Brandon have to stay siblings. And Callie have to be adopted. Think about Jude. They are so lucky to have Stef and Lena . They are the perfect family with Love. And I love how like Stef and Callie are.

  9. I really like Brandon & Callie, ever since the first episode there is more between them than a brother sister relationship. I hope they get together.

  10. Josh says:

    I so hate this whole Callie and Brandon storyline. It sends such a horrible message about adopting older children into a household. So many kids have enough trouble getting adopted that this storyline just feeds into the fears of many parents that their children are going to hook up. As an adopted child myself, I scream in anger every time the Fosters goes back to this storyline.

  11. gts says:

    If it is between seasons 1 and 2 how does it pick up with Brandon and Callie kissing? Season 1 ended with Callie not getting adopted and Brandon getting attacked, but there wasn’t a “suprise liplock”, was there?

  12. Callie & Brandon should just be together. Clearly they have romantic feelings for each other & NOT a brother/sister relationship. As for Wyatt – Alex Saxon (the actor who plays him) is better as Max on Finding Carter & should stay on that show.

  13. Jolie says:

    I can’t stand this Braillie soap opera crap.

  14. latrice says:

    Team Brallie😍😍😍😘🙌