|“||I never thought it would happen, but I'm not lost anymore.||”|
|Jude Adams Foster|
|Birthday:||November 17, 2000|
|Family & Friends|
Thomas Jacob (grandfather; deceased)
Colleen Jacob (mother; deceased)
Donald Jacob (father)
Stef Adams Foster (adoptive mother)
Lena Adams Foster (adoptive mother)
Callie Jacob (half-sister)
Brandon Foster (adoptive brother)
Jesus Adams Foster (adoptive brother)
Mariana Adams Foster (adoptive sister)
Francesca Adams Foster (adoptive sister; deceased)
|Relationships:||Connor Stevens (boyfriend)|
|Education:||Anchor Beach Charter School|
Jude Jacob Adams Foster (born Jude Jacob) is the 13-year-old maternal half-brother of Callie Jacob and the biological son of Donald Jacob and his deceased wife, Colleen Jacob. He is also the adopted son of Stef Adams Foster and Lena Adams Foster, as well as the adopted brother of Brandon Foster, Jesus Adams Foster, and Mariana Adams Foster.
Jude has suffered through hard times - having lost his mother to a drunk car accident and his father to prison and being sent, alongside his sister, into the foster system where he would be bounced around through many different foster homes and also be physically abused in some. Despite his rough upbringing, he always managed to have a peaceful, friendly nature and a brighter outlook on life then compared to his sister Callie. It wasn't until he met the Fosters that he finally found his "forever home".
He is portrayed by Hayden Byerly.
Jude is Callie's younger half brother, whom she rescued from an abusive foster father's house in the pilot episode. He resembles Callie with his dark hair and brown eyes. He is a quiet and often peaceful child with slightly sheltered views on foster homes due to moving house to house which has been hard on him and his elder sister.
When Callie was 10 and Jude was 6, their mother passed away in a car accident caused by their father, who consequently went to prison due to being drunk during the accident. As a result of having no relatives to care for them, Callie and Jude were placed into the foster care system. Their time in the system is implied to be rough and abusive. Following their departure from their parents and their dark time in the foster system, Callie took Jude under her wing and became almost entirely focused on protecting him no matter what, becoming somewhat of a parental figure to him.
Jude is still living with his abusive foster father. After Callie calls him using Brandon's cell phone, Jude keeps calling the phone to talk to Callie. During one of the calls, Brandon mentions the number repeatedly calling him and Callie answers the call and tries to talk to Jude, desperate to know if he is okay. However, he is quickly taken off the phone by the foster father who Callie clearly doesn't like. She tries to leave to go to him, but Brandon demands answers, now concerned. Callie finally tells him that Jude is her younger brother and she refuses to leave him with their foster father and must get to him. Brandon refuses to let her go alone and goes with her.
Once at the foster house, Jude is seen on screen washing dishes as Brandon tries to act as a distraction to allow Callie to see him. However, their plan quickly fails and a violent fight ensures with the foster father waving a gun around, threatening to shoot as Jude covers his ears. Stef and Mike quickly arrive and stop things from escalating further and Callie embraces Jude, who clings to her. Callie and Jude are reunited and leave together as Brandon explains to Lena about who Jude is. While talking to Callie, Stef refuses to send Callie and Jude back into the system just yet. She and Lena allow Jude and Callie to stay with them for the time being.
Jude begins school with all the other kids. At home, Jude asks Lena if there are any chores he can do since all of his former foster homes gave him chores to do when he would start living there. Lena asks him to help set the table for dinner and they get to know each other a little better. Lena and Stef reveal their decision t let them stay until Bill can find them a permanent home, but they won't be staying forever. Until then, Jude will bunk with Jesus while Callie stays with Mariana, much to her dismay.
Jude must pass an exam to stay at Anchor Beach Charter School. For the test, Jude has to get at least a 65. But when Lena saw that he gets a grade that is just below a 65, she changes one of his answers so that he can stay at school and, therefore, remain with Callie. Later, he sees Callie accusing Mariana of reading her journal, a writing assignment, and Lena trying to calm the situation. Outside, Jude asks her why she can't get along with Mariana and learns that Callie had written about Liam, a boy from her past in the foster system. Later on, Jude brings up how he needs to name his antagonist in his English paper and as the family give him names, Tayla suggests the name 'Liam' and realizes she is the one to have read Callie's journal and glances back at her.
After paying attention closely, Jude realizes that Jesus and Lexi like each other. He also confronts Callie on Brandon saying that they might get kicked out due to the fact they have feelings for each other. Callie tells Jude she is not stupid and Jude states that while she isn't stupid, she makes stupid decisions. At the twins party, a girl asks Jude to dance and he agrees. The girl and Jude are seen dancing and having a good time.
Jude is attempting to make friends at his new school. While Mariana is painting her nails, he tells her that the color is pretty and she offers to pain his nails for him. As she does, she asks him if anything new is going on in his life and if he's made any new friends. He tells her about a boy in his math class, Connor, who he is becoming friends with. Callie then comes in and tells him to not wear the nail polish to school. He is visibly upset over this until Mariana tells him he does not always have to do everything Callie says. Feeling encouraged, he decides to wear the nail polish to school. Jude and Connor are then seen walking out of class and talking about going fishing together. Connor leaves to go get his forgotten class book when some boys begin to tease Jude about the nail polish. Jude stands up to them, telling them to grow up. They are about to beat him up when a teacher stops them. While Jude plays video games, Lena asks him if he is okay.
At this moment, Callie enters the room. Lena tells Calllie about the boys teasing him and Callie becomes upset because she had told Jude to not wear the nail polish. Jude storms away saying he does not always have to listen to her. After this talk Lena finds Jude upstairs struggling to take the nail polish off. She helps him and talks to him. The next day Jude is eating lunch alone when Connor comes to sit with him. They both begin to eat their lunch. Connor smiles proudly at Jude when Jude notices his nail polish.Connor. Connor looks over to a lonely Jude and asks if he has a partner, but Jude says no before he can finish. Connor asks if Jude would like to be his partner, which Jude gladly agrees. Connor goes and sits by Jude, and asks if he can come over his house because his moms doesn't like it when other kids come over because it gives her a migrain. Jude says he can, but he'll have to ask. Connor seems fine and happy that he is able to go over Jude's house. Connor sits back at his seat and Jude smiles.
Later at home, he walks in on Stef and Lena having a brief argument, and asks if he should ask them about Connor coming over later. They say yes, and asks what he wants. He nervously tells them that his class has to build a DNA model, and they have to work in pairs, and he was wondering if his friend Connor could come over. Lena asks if that's all, and he says yeah. Lena and Stef tell him it's fine if Connor comes over. He smiles and is excited that his friend can come over.
The next day, with all the Lexi missing drama, Lena forgot Connor was coming over. As he comes in, Jude runs down the stairs and greets Connor. Connor is excited to see Jude, and says "Hey, Jude!" which was also the name of a Beatles song, which Lena makes notice of. Though, Connor has no clue who they are, but Jude helps them out, with a slightly rude yet nothing-really remark saying "A band that old people like." which Lena takes to heart bug shrugs it off, knowing he didn't mean in that way. Connor and Jude run upstairs to go do their assignment.
While upstairs. Connor is going on about a football player, a team and why they shouldn't have let him go, after seeing a Jersey (thinking its Jude's when it's Jesus's). He asks Jude who's his favorite player. Jude doesn't know what to say; he doesn't own the Jersey nor does he watch football. He comes out and tells Connor that the Jersey is Jesus's. Connor sees Jesus's skateboard and thinks it's Jude's. Jude tells him everything in the room is Jesus's, and shows him his little few things. Connor seems surprised as Jude tells him when he moves around a lot, things get lost or stolen. Connor tries to make him feel better by saying another student is a jerk for always going on about everything he has but Jude doesn't realize it. He asks him why he doesn't say anything bad about the other boys and the people who bully him. Jude tells him what's the point as it doesn't make him feel any better. Connor takes this in.
While working on the DNA project, Jude asks Connor if he can show him something. He grabs a key chain and a pocket knife with his real dad's initials carved on it. He tells him it doesn't work anymore, but he loved the fact that his dad carried it around with him, and it's basically the only thing he has left of him. Connor asks where his dad is. Jude tells him he's in jail, but then makes up a lie. He says that his father was in jail and eventually got out. He goes on saying that he's made a lot of money and he lives on an island now. Connor seems skeptical of this, but as Jude goes on the lie gets worse as he tells them he has nice cars, a pool, the house is on the beach. He continues saying that his father will get him and Callie someday. Connor asks him why he's lying. Jude denies this, but Connor tells him that he doesn't need to lie to seem cool. Jude seems embarrassed by this. Connor quickly puts this behind him, and pulls out his PSP. He asks Jude if he would like to play the game, and gives it to him. Jude has never really seen something so cool, and Connor seems to be happy that Jude is happy.
After working all day, Connor's mom comes to pick him up. Jude tells Stef and Lena he's leaving, and Stef volunteers to walk Connor out, but Jude says he'll do it. As he's walking Connor to the door, he gives Jude his PSP and tells him to keep it. Jude tells him that he can't keep something so expensive, but Connor tells him that he wants Jude to keep it. He leaves the house as Jude smiles.
It is mentioned by Callie that Jude is staying the night at Connor's for a sleepover and doubts he is aware of what happened to Stef, regarding her shooting. Later, while all the teenagers are home alone, they hear a knock at the door. Cautious due to the late time, they ask who is at the door and Jude reveals it to be him. He says he heard about the shooting and wasn't able to sleep since he wanted to be with everyone. He packed his things, left a note for Connor to find and walked home by himself. Callie tells him to never do a dangerous thing again and hugs him. He is with everyone in the hospital waiting room, waiting for news about Stef's condition.
Jude is seen in the earlier part of the episode, getting ready for the wedding like everyone else. Stef and Lena all have a family meeting with everyone. They announce that they want to officially adopt Callie and Jude, leaving Jude ecstatic.
During the wedding, Jude leaves to take out the trash. However, though the lattice, he witnesses Callie and Brandon intensely and passionately making out. He tries not to make any noise, but stumbles in front of the door, startling Callie and Brandon to his presence. Silently angry, he throws the bag of garbage down and storms away in a huff. Distraught, Callie flees after him as Brandon is found by Talya, who has been looking for him, unaware of what he just did with Callie. During this, Callie catches up with Jude, and tries to explain her actions. Furious, Jude calls her selfish, claiming she messes up everything for him and always will, such as her incident with Liam. He then calls her out for potentially ruining their chances with the Fosters, especially since he loved this family, and storms away again. Callie is left speechless and in tears.
During the wedding, Callie goes to Jude and acknowledges that he was right about her being selfish and ruining everything for him. She says she is sorry and that she's going to stop being selfish. Later that night, after the wedding, Callie packs her things and runs away. Before she leaves, she takes one last look at her sleeping brother.
Brandon asks about Callie's whereabouts, and she is supposedly at her guitar lessons told by Jude. Brandon and Jude are later folding place mats. Brandon asks Jude if everything is alright since he caught Brandon and Callie making out. Jude resents him for saying so as he thinks he only has interest in knowing if he will inform people of the kiss. He asks him: "So what? You think you will be with my sister now?" He tells him that they can't be together as they won't adopt the siblings. Brandon replies saying that they will figure out a conclusion on the situation. Jude resents him once again and claims that Brandon is no better than Liam. Brandon, filled with anger and confusion, tells him that he is not Liam and is nothing like him. He then declares to Jude that he loves Callie. Jude walks away while Brandon is in a state of shock.
Jude rushes into Callie and Mariana's bedroom checking her closet and her drawers only to find out that they're empty. He then reaches the conclusion that Callie has run away. Jude asks Lena if Callie will be sent to juvie again to which she does not know and promises that everything will be okay. Brandon asks Mariana if she thinks Callie is back with Wyatt. She says that she doesn't think so as she thinks they broke up a month ago. Brandon doesn't understand why Callie would take off. Mariana says that she finally felt like she had a sister. They realize they are late for school until Stef's car won't start.
Later that night, Brandon visits Jude in his room that Jude shares with Jesus. Brandon tells Jude that ever since Callie left, he has been hopelessly figuring out why Callie ran away. He thought that she was with Wyatt; she might still be into him. He realized that she didn't run away with Wyatt, but she ran away from him. Jude is overwhelmed at the situation, and he says that he completely screwed this up and apologizes. Jude then takes the blame for Callie running away because he called her selfish and she ruined everything for him. Brandon and Jude share a moment as Jude cries on his chest, and he comforts him saying that it isn't his fault.
Jude comes to Marianna’s room to ask if he can have Callie’s pillow. She asks Jude if he wants to sleep in Callie’s bed tonight. He does, making them both happy. Jude is in Marianna’s room, discussing his upcoming visit with Callie. Jude is dressed in a suit, ready to visit Callie, when Stef and Lena tell him that Callie lost her privileges and can’t visit with him today. They offer to take him out for the day, just the three of them, but he says he has homework. It’s clear he’s disappointed, but Stef and Lena can’t help him.
Lena confronts Jude about hoarding food in his room. He tells her he does it because other foster homes don’t have a lot of food, and he’s afraid that he’s going to be moved to another foster home. Lena tells Jude that while she can’t promise there won’t be any surprises, he can’t go through life afraid of what might happen. She also promises that he’s safe in her home, and they won’t surprise him with anything.
Lena and Stef sat Jude down. They needed to speak to him about his options. They still want to adopt both him and Callie. The only problem standing in the way is Callie. They’ve chosen her, but she has yet to choose them back. That’s why it’s important to hear what Jude has to say. Lena and Stef want to adopt him no matter what choice Callie makes. He agrees to think it over. He’s never been separated from Callie and he has to think about what will be best for him. The only thing he does know is that he should really be careful before entering the room he shares with Jesus. He walked on Jesus taking half naked pictures of himself. Jesus wasn’t doing anything weird though. He merely wanted to send some photos to his girlfriend overseas. However Jude catching him made his fingers slipped. Jesus accidentally sent his photo to Emma. Jude has adapted to living with the Fosters. He calls his room my room and has already gotten into a big brotherly fight with Jesus over “Jesus time”.
Jude tries to contact his mother through a Ouija board with Connor's help. Jude told her after she began to hyperventilate that she was acting the same way she did when they learned their mom had died. Callie had destroyed her room and completely blacked it out of her memory. Jude was worried she was close to doing the same thing when Stef intervened and managed to calm her down. Jude knows that he’s going to stay with the Fosters and now so does Callie. She wants to come back home. Jude knows that he’s going to stay with the Fosters and now so does Callie. She wants to come back home.
Jude is distant with her. She hurt him when she left him the way she did. And it’s going to take more than simply checking in like she has to do with Stef and Lena to reassure him that she’s not going to up and run away again. Callie figured out the best way to get Jude’s trust back is to celebrate his real birthday like they used. Their mom had Jude at home and when she got around to registering him; he was given the wrong birthday. The foster system never found out and ever since he and Callie have been celebrating his birthday privately. At first Jude was stump over why he was getting mysterious gifts. The he realized it was a puzzle. Apparently Callie knows him so well that he’s on his way to forgiving without even realizing it. . Callie had shared Jude’s secret birthday with the rest of the family and their lives are just starting to look good.
Jude helps Callie take pictures of foster kids. When a girl is unable to smile, she has Jude make her laugh.
Lena and Stef wanted to inform that they were filing the adoption forms, but first they had to get the kids’ father’s to sign off on his rights. Callie was upset to learn he still had any.
Stef informed Jude and Callie that technically going to prison doesn't terminate parental rights - that’s why they need his signature. Jude didn't mind that they were going to contact his dad. That’s because he thought his father was still in jail. He’s not and Callie admitted as much. She told them how she tried to contact him after she ran away only to find out that he’s been out for over a year now. Jude is angry that she kept such a secret from him. And he’s starting to get tired of her excuse about how she wanted to protect him. Jude talked to Stef and Lena. He told them that he wanted to see his dad. Jude understands if Callie doesn't want to but he feels like he has to. Prior to the meeting though Callie felt she should suss out the other man. So she visited her father behind the adults’ backs.
At the breakfast table the next day, Jude says that he doesn't want to see his father after all, but everyone convinces him that he might regret it later. He said he would go if Callie goes too, and she agrees. Later, Brandon and Callie are talking on the beach about her and her dad and they get into an argument about why she still has feelings for him. The episode ends with Callie and Jude’s dad showing up and telling them that while he loves them, he is signing away his rights. When asked why he says because it was the truthful thing to do, and that he could never provide for them the way that Stef and Lena have. And this is where the episode ends with Callie and Jude being able to be officially adopted by Stef and Lena.
Jude and Connor are at the house playing video games. Mariana then comes into the room and offers Jude the phone, saying someone wants to talk to him. After the phone call, Jude explains to Connor that their classmate Maddie asked him to the movies. Connor asks if he likes her, to which Jude says he doesn't in "that" way. Upon hearing this, Connor asks if he is sure. When Jude says yes, he asks him if it was alright if he asked her out then. Jude looks down before saying yes, although his facial expressions say otherwise. Connor looks at him before going back to playing video games as Jude looks downward confused.
At school, Maddie runs up to Jude before class and asks if it’s okay if he can go to the movies with her. Jude says it is. Connor, witnessing the scene, confronts him about telling him that he was okay with him wanting to ask her out and lying to him. Jude says he just changed his mind, but Connor says that he thinks the only reason he is suddenly interested in Maddie is because he told him that he was. Jude says how that isn't true before saying it doesn't matter either way because she doesn't like Connor, she likes him. Connor angrily blows it off before saying he won't go to his adoption because that is only something good friends go to and they clearly aren't that.
At home, Lena sits down with Jude where he abruptly asks Lena how she knew she was gay. Being completely thrown off by the question, she asks what brought on the question. Jude explains his current situation with Maddie and Connor. He says how instead of feeling jealous over Maddie, he was more jealous because Connor wants to ask her out in general. Lena responds with by saying that jealously is an ugly thing. She further explains that just because he feels jealous in this one situation, doesn't mean he is gay, but it doesn't mean he isn't either. She then assures him that whether he is gay or not, she and Stef would love and accept him no matter what. Feeling assured, Jude smiles.
At the adoption, Connor surprises Jude as well by showing up after all. Jude says how he wasn't sure if he would come after their argument. He then says how he is sorry and that if Connor likes Maddie then he should have his fair chance with her. However, Connor waves the whole thing off and says how maybe all three of them can go to the movies sometime. Despite this, Jude gives an uncomfortable smile and looks down, bothered.
It is then that Stef and Lena pull Callie and Jude aside. They explain to her that there seems to be a mix-up with her original birth certificate - a different person is listed as her father, not Donald Jacob like she always thought. So unfortunately, at this time, she can’t get adopted. Tears are shed between both Jude and Callie. Stef and Lena reassure Callie that just because this little hiccup occurred does not change their mind; she will be adopted by them one day. Jude cries and says he doesn't want to get adopted without Callie, but Callie takes him by the shoulder and calms him down and says that today is his day and he will get adopted and become an official member of the Foster family. Jude eventually agrees with his big sister. Jude, Stef and Lena sign the papers and the entire Adams-Foster family (including Callie) takes a picture with the judge.
Jude comments on Lena's strange breakfast choices before Stef shows him his birth certificate, verifying his legal adoption into the Foster family. He excitedly shows Lena, who says how much she loves him, before showing Callie who is happy for him. He is later seen alongside Stef and Lena when it is time to hear a judge decide whether to delay Callie's adoption since Donald is not her birth father.
At home, Jude joins the family for dinner and when Lena brings up his award ceremony, he says no one has to come and tries to make light of the occasion. But the family firmly says they are going to see him read his essay to the school. When Callie is taken from the home due to her denied adoption and the Fosters expired license to foster children, Jude fully intends on going with her, but Callie talks him into staying. Later at school, Jude is preparing for his public reading of his essay and is clearly nervous.
That night, he welcomes Callie back home when Stef gets her back into their home and custody again. She apologizes for missing his essay reading and asks how he did; he answers not so good, despite Mariana saying he did fine. He explains how without Callie in the crowd, he felt like what he was saying wasn't even true. Callie says she'd like to hear it and he reads his essay in front of the family, saying how he finally has his "forever family".
He is having breakfast with the rest of the family, taking one of the last oranges, and telling the family during planning for dinner that he is supposed to be going to the batting cages with Connor and his dad. They are surprised to hear about him participating in baseball, and he says how he never played that much but maybe he is actually good at it. Lena tells him to just have fun as that's all that counts. Callie then sits down next to him and smiles.
At the batting cages, Jude proves to have difficulty with batting. He watches uncomfortably as Mr. Stevens criticizes Connor endlessly on his batting performance. Afterwards, he comments to Connor that he thought he did really good, but Connor says he wasn't good enough. Jude assures him that he thinks he did way better then he did. Sitting next to him on the bench, Connor still complains how he is supposed to be good at it. Sympathetic, Jude pats him on the back, unaware of Mr. Stevens watching suspiciously of his actions.
Home during dinner, Jude teases Jesus, who is going on how Hayley can't stop checking him out, commenting that he better not let Emma hear him. When Jesus defends that he can handle Emma, the girls laugh given Emma's strong and independent nature. Stef asks him how his batting time went and Jude says it was fine. At school, Jude invites Connor to come over and play a new video game with him. Connor, though, turns him down. When Jude offers for him to come over the weekend, Connor tells him how he can no longer go to his house at all. Stunned, Jude asks why and Connor says how his father has banned him from going to his house because he thinks he's gay. He insists he know that he isn't, but he has to do what he says. Jude then asks if he really was gay if he would want to come visit him anymore. Connor answers in silence, much to Jude's disappointment.
That night at home, Jude comes into the girls room and invites for someone to play his new game with him. Callie brings up how Connor was supposed to come over and he says he couldn't make it. Mariana offers to play with him and the two head downstairs.
Jude is once again with the family during dinner and asks what a "babymoon" is when the topic is discussed. The following day, Connor tries talking to him after lunch, saying how he was looking for him. However, Jude blatantly ignores him. He asks Jude if it was about his dad thinking he is gay and says how he himself doesn't care if he is - without actually saying the word - before asking if he really is. Jude, turning to face him, says how he can say the term since it isn't a bad word. He then asks why he needs to be labelled and why everyone needs to put people "in boxes" and doesn't understand why he can't just be himself. Connor apologizes for his behavior. Jude brings up his father and how he doesn't want them hanging out, to which Connor says how he doesn't need to know. However, Jude refuses to be a secret and tells him to "tell his dad it was nice knowing [him]" and walks away from a silenced Connor.
Later at home, Jude watches silently as the older kids bicker about whether to have a party with the moms away and nods when Callie says she and him are going to follow the rules. After this, he notices Callie calling Wyatt and notes how that is breaking the rules given they weren't allowed to have anyone over. When she excuses herself as "breaking the rules in order to keep them", he asks to have classmate Maddie over. Before the party, Maddie and her best friend Chelsea come over (as her parents would allow if she brought a friend) and they ask if Connor is coming over as well. Jude says no, explaining he is at his dad's for the weekend, asking if she likes him. As the girls then reveal each other's crushes in front him, they take off into a nearby room as Jude sighs to himself.
During the party, Chelsea complains about how bored she is and suggests they play a game. Jude offers to check the game closet, only for the girls to suggest spin the bottle via an app game. When Jude brings up how there is only three of them, Connor comes into the room, surprising Jude. He tells Jude he told his dad he wanted to come over and didn't ask for his approval, making Jude happy. He then asks the group if they are up to anything and Chelsea says yeah, now that there is four of them. Jude then uncomfortably looks at Connor.
During the game, Maddie spins first and, after her turn, asks Jude to go next. He briefly excuses himself to go the bathroom, where he freshens himself up before coming across a drunken blonde girl in the room. He tells Mariana about it, and tries to show her to her only to find her gone. Later, Connor takes his turn during the game only for it to land on Jude for him to kiss. Connor asks if they can just pass on it, but Chelsea says the rules are the rules. Connor relents, but Jude suddenly calls the game dumb and for them to just stop. Despite this, Connor insists it's fine and to just get it done. The two then lean in to kiss, only for Callie to come in and reveal his father is there for him. Jude asks why his dad would be there, and Connor reveals he actually snuck out. When his dad barges into the room, Jude and the girls act as a distraction as Connor sneaks off.
After this, he participates in trying to make it seem like the group isn't having a party when Lena and Stef call and is shocked when seeing the party guests bust out the window. After the party, he joins in cleaning and is awkward as Callie brings up how Connor snuck out and how mad his dad was about it. Jude admits how Mr. Stevens doesn't really like him, but when Callie asks why, she is cut off when Brandon asks what they can do to explain the window damage. Jude suggests maybe saying a bird flew through it, but Callie says there is no point in trying to make an excuse. But Wyatt offers to help put in a new window, much to their relief. The next day, he welcomes Lena and Stef back with the rest of the group only to be equally shocked alongside the group when the replaced window falls out of place, shattering.
He helps the family clean out the garage and says, when Jesus calls the family stuff 'crap', that they're lucky to have childhood mementos. Callie answers how she has "the best memento of all" and hugs him. He can be seen smiling happily when Lena lets it slip that the unborn baby is a girl and going through the boxes.
Later, Callie tells him about her half sister Sophia and shows him a photo of her. He says how she looks just like Callie. Callie says how she didn't want to meet her, but has realized it wasn't her fault that their dad walked out on their mom. Jude says how weird it is to hear her say "[her]" dad, to which she apologizes and says Donald is their father and Robert is "just some guy she got some DNA from". He asks about Sophia and Callie says she is her half sister. He suggests like in the way he is her half brother. Callie firmly corrects him that he is her brother and says if he doesn't want her to meet her then she won't. He says if she wants to then she should. She asks if he's okay with it, and he silently nods.
At school, Connor walks up to him and says hi. Jude says nothing. Connor apologizes for lying to him about standing up to his dad when he really just snuck out. He says he just didn't want to hurt his feelings, but that it wouldn't matter if he did stand up to his dad because he never has a say in anything. Jude just looks at him and walks away. Later, during class, a teacher calls on him to answer a question. However, Jude simply looks off in silence. Later on, Stef and Lena are notified of Jude's change in behavior and they and Callie try getting Jude to talk, only to realize he has become mute.
Jude is brushing his teeth when Callie walks in, bidding him good morning. He simply continues brushing his teeth. Callie asks if he ever feels overwhelmed about brushing his teeth every day and night for the rest of his life, trying to be humorous. She looks at him and he simply looks at her before continuing to brush. Callie glances away, realizing her attempt to get him to talk is futile.
During breakfast, Stef and Lena tell the other kids that Jude has been to a therapist and is assured not to be physically incapable of speech, but is diagnosed with selective mutism, which is an anxiety disorder. Mariana asks if he is simply choosing not to talk, but Lena explains it is more of a coping mechanism. Brandon asks what they can do, and Stef says just to be patient and help keep his stress level down. Lena also adds not to be annoyed with him or pressure him into talking and he will continue to see his therapist.
During this conversation, Jude walks in the group and looks at them. He gets breakfast and is quiet, including when Callie gives him a shoulder pat. After she is given a jacket as a gift from Sophia, he is implied to be aware of it and walks past Callie as she comes back inside the the house and he leaves get to school. When Callie discusses the situation with Wyatt, he reminds her of all the past traumas she and Jude have had in the foster system - being jerked from house to house, never knowing what would happen to them and if they'd ever have a real home - and suggests that perhaps the muteness is Jude's way of finally being in control of something in his life.
At home, Jude is playing video games as a concerned Callie watches him. Lena comes in and asks to talk to him privately. After Callie leaves, Lena asks if he did his homework; he nods. After he pauses the game for her to talk, she tells him that Connor came to see her. This gets his attention and she says he told her what his dad, Mr. Stevens, said about him. Lena goes on that while she is angry at Mr. Stevens, she cannot control what he thinks. She adds that, if anything, she feels bad for Connor since he must grow up in that type of judgmental environment. Lena tells him that she wants him to know how happy she is that he is their son and there is nothing he can tell them to make them feel any differently; even if its something they may not want to hear. After telling him that he has a few more minutes before scheduled lights out, she leaves and Jude is left deep in thought.
Later, he is again playing video games when Callie walks in and asks to join him. He nods and she laments about a time they lived with a mean kid "with the weird eyebrow" who challenged them to play a game and how they lost terribly. She goes on how they figured out a strategy in the end of the game and how the characters did a funny dance and how hilarious it all was. Jude fights a smile, clearly remembering the memory. Callie comments that they make a good team, but calls him "the brains of the operation". Despite Jude clearly being happy as she talks, he resumes his mute state.
Disappointed, Callie sends a message through the game that reads, 'Please talk to me' and looks at him with tears in her eyes. Jude ignores the message and continues the game. Trying again, Callie sends him another message that reveals how she thought she saw Liam. Now concerned, he looks at a tearful Callie and puts his hand on her arm in comfort. Content with this, she puts her hand on top of his own.
He joins Callie in helping plant the flower bed for Lena as a favor given she is on bed rest for her pregnancy. She tells him how no matter what happened in their life, he was always the one to keep it together and never once lost it. She remarks how he is "due for a break down" and to never let her or anyone else make him feel obligated to talk and to only do so when he feels ready again. He slightly smiles at her and they resume planting.
During a game night, he is shown to be happy with the family. When Jesus makes a somewhat inappropriate joke about Jude's muteness, the family is tense until Jude silently laughs it off. Stef adds that they do miss his voice and gives him a kiss on the cheek and he smiles again. As they go on to play, he is smiling and happy, clearly having fun. When Lena goes to the hospital due to her preeclampsia, he waits with the other kids in the waiting room. When Stef delivers the news that the baby likely won't make it, he is also deeply saddened about losing a sibling.
Later, after everyone is still mourning over baby Frankie's death, Callie approaches Jude and takes his hand. She says how she knows he is upset over them not sharing the same birth father, learning she has a half sister and her wanting to meet her as well as their failed adoption together. She goes on that he must feel like he as no say over anything in his life - but he does with her. She promises to stop seeing Sophia if he doesn't want her to and there is nothing he can say to her that will make her take off again. Callie tells him that he has to talk to her and the people who love him as he just can't shut them out. She calls such an act selfish and he just isn't that. Taking this all in and taking a look at his family around him, he finally speaks with, "Okay..." As everyone looks at him surprised, Callie smiles happily.
During baby Frankie's funeral with a cherry tree planted to symbolize her memory, Jude reads the speech written in her honor.
Callie takes him on a visit to Robert Quinn with hopes that he will not feel so threatened by this side of her family. He appears in front of Marianna, a nervous wreck, wearing only one flip flop. Callie tells him to switch to sneakers. He is clearly nervous about meeting his sister's new half family.
At the Quinn's boat, Jude is somewhat intimidated by the clear wealth. Sophia says how excited she is to finally meet him and her and Callie's dad. Jude is somewhat upset about hearing that, but Callie says Donald is her and Jude's father. As Sophia leaves to set up lunch with her mother, Jill, Jude comments on the striking resemblance between Callie and Sophia. He makes conversation with Robert, who invites him to explore the boat. Later, he invites Jude to steer the boat. During this, he asks if he's ever gotten lost at sea and Robert admits he has once while sailing. He says how exciting it was in the rough waters, but Jude says it sounds pretty terrible. Robert admits he was scared, but that sometimes you have to let go and give up control. He tells Jude that he understands that learning Callie has a whole other family must be crazy, but he doesn't want him to feel scared about it. He admits that he wants to know Callie and him as well, if he is open to it, and will never try to replace their father. Jude nods at him, smiling. He can later be seen ecstatic over seeing the rooms on the boat, finding them amazing.
When Robert, Callie and Sophia go to a store on shore, Jude is hesitant about going into the motor boat and opts to stay on the ship with Jill. During his short time alone with Jill, she comments on how it seems like he and Callie have found a good home with the Fosters. Jude agrees, saying how while they didn't grow up together, their adoptive/foster siblings do feel like their true brothers and sisters. Jill inquires as to if Callie is happy and he says yes; as happy as she can be. She asks him why Callie would run away and he answers that she thought Stef and Lena wouldn't want to adopt both of them. When pressed for further information, he goes vague in detail. When asking if the Fosters still want to adopt her, he says yes and they are only waiting on them. Later on, he practices tying knots with Sophia.
That night, back home, Callie asks him what he thought. He admits that he honestly wishes she never found about them. Callie thanks him for being honest, and begins to say she can cut off contact. But Jude cuts her off, saying that while he wishes she never knew them, that isn't going to change where they're at. He says it sucks he has to share her, but if he learned to do so with the Fosters, he can do so with Sophia and the Quinns too. He admits that they're nice and Callie calls him the best.
Jude is on the 7th grade camping trip with his classmates and Lena. Lena comments during a skype chat with Stef on how nice it is to see him re-adjusting again and seeing him have so much fun.
It is mentioned how Jude and Lena are still on their camping trip and are expected back soon.
Jude is back home with the family and is seen eating dinner with the family. He mentions how he hopes the new principal is nice when Stef and Lena bring it up and smiles happily when Callie reveals Robert signed the abandonment papers; meaning she can get adopted.
At school the next day, Jude visits Lena and is introduced to Monte, the new head principal. When asked why he is there, Jude nervously says he wants to talk about Connor. Later on, it is revealed that Connor has a black eye and refuses to explain how he got it and Jude went to Lena under suspicion that he may have gotten it from his dad. At home, Jude talks to Stef and Lena about the situation. He recalls how he told Connor his dad would be upset upon learning they shared a tent together. He also suggests they end their friendship given the trouble its caused Connor. However, Lena tells him that isn't the answer. He asks if she thinks Mr. Stevens did or didn't hit Connor, but she tells him not to worry as she is handling it. He then leaves to do his homework.
In the school halls, Connor is upset that he went to Lena and says he should have just talked to him. Jude says he did, but that he refused to discuss it. Connor, embarrassed, says he didn't want to tell him how his dad still spanks him. Jude apologizes and Connor asks if he told his mother about "what they did". Looking downward, Jude says no and the two awkwardly glance away from each other.
At the Girls United fundraiser, Jude is with the family supporting the group and enjoying himself. He later overhears Stef expressing her disdain about Lena quitting her job because of Mr. Stevens. Stef and Lena later ask him if he is okay after Callie acknowledges Robert and Sophia as family during her speech for the fundraiser, he says yes. But he then asks if Lena quit her job because of him, admitting he overheard. Lena tries explaining that she did so to stand up to bullying, not because of him, but Jude says she shouldn't defend him. He admits that he and Connor did do something on the camping trip that is "wrong".
In the flashback episode of Jude and Callie's first Christmas with the Fosters, Jude is helping decorate for the holiday and getting a "baby's first Christmas" picture frame to symbolize their first Christmas with the family. As Mariana recalls Jesus getting her a 99 cent vibrating toothbrush and Brandon asking if she was sure it was a toothbrush, Callie can be seen jokingly covering Jude's ears who laughs. When a worker giving holiday presents for foster kids gives a gift to Callie and hopes she finds her "forever family" soon, he is visibly awkward like the rest of the family. He later comes across a picture frame of Lena and an unknown man. Shrugging, he puts the frame on the tree. When Callie and Brandon do some last minute shopping, he observes Callie commenting how pretty a $100 bracelet is but is unable to purchase. Feeling bad that he got adopted without her into the family, he shoplifts the bracelet.
At home that night, Lena sees him putting the item into a box and compliments how beautiful it is. Jude says how he wanted to get Callie something nice since she didn't get adopted. She is surprised he got it with the $40 he had and says how lucky Callie is to have him for a brother. She tells him that she also has as brother that she speaks rarely of. Jude asks why. She reveals how her father was married before he met her mother and had a son named Nathan, whom she didn't live with and never got to be close to him like most siblings are growing up. Jude asks if that's why she never talked about him since she didn't grow up with him. Lena tells him no, going on that he lived in another state with his mother and when he did come to visit he wasn't "very nice". One day, they finally had a blow up and said some "mean" things to each other and haven't talked since. Jude suggests her brother was jealous, since she lived with her father whereas he didn't. Lena says he may be right. She tells him that Callie is going to love her gift and he doesn't have to make up for his getting adopted with a gift for her as she loves him.
The next day, he returns the stolen bracelet to the store. He tries to make up that he put it in his pocket and forgot to pay to the female store clerk. He apologizes and tries to leave, but she offers that he can pay for it now. He says he doesn't have the needed money. She asks how much he does have and he says $40. She tells him the bracelet just went on sale %60 off. He asks if she's sure and she says yes. He then gives her the money and takes the bracelet back, smiling.
During Christmas dinner, he can be seen enjoying his time with his family. When Stef and her mother, Sharon, argue over the money, he can be seen getting awkward with the rest of the kids. It's revealed that Sharon started college investment funds for all the kids, including him. On Christmas morning, he gives Callie her present. She at first skeptical how he could afford it, but he insists it was on sale. She hugs him, saying she loves it.
He is seen worried about Robert as medics tend to him before being ushered away by Stef and Lena. At home, upon everyone learning about Callie's sabotaged papers, he says how since Robert had already signed the papers then he ought to stick to his word. He is also worried about her adoption process like everyone else as Stef and Lena try assuring them it will be worked out.
Later, he meets Lena in his room who is checking to make sure he is okay with the Callie/Quinn drama. He says he is, but asks for re-assurance that it's going to be okay. Lena tells him it is. She then thanks him for telling her about what happened on the camping trip, knowing it wasn't easy for him, and appreciates his honesty. He asks if she's going to tell Connor's father, to which she says no as she no longer works at Anchor Beach and sees no reason to worsen things. On her way out, she tells him that what he and Connor did wasn't wrong, but just inappropriate to do on a school trip. She adds on that she doesn't want him to feel ashamed for being "curious". After she leaves, Jude sighs to himself in thought.
At school the next day, Jude sees Connor at his locker, but instead walks past him to his own locker. As Connor closes his locker, he looks back and sees him. He then walks up to him and says hi. Jude glances at him, but continues to ignore him. Connor tells Jude he doesn’t have to avoid him because he isn’t mad. Jude remarks how mad he was at him the other day. Connor insists that he’s over it and he’s just got to stop telling his moms everything. Jude looks at him awkwardly before continuing to sort through his books in his locker. Connor then asks if his mother really quit her job and if it was because of his father. Realizing he’s right, he asks if she’s okay. Jude says she is and then asks if they were “okay”. Connor says yes and Jude smiles before walking off down the hallway, the two switching to talking about a science assignment.
At home, during math homework, Lena tells Jude and Stef that she got her job back, but is going to have to have to talk with Connor and his father and him regarding the events of the camping trip. She explains that while as a mother she can overlook what happened, as a school administrator she cannot. Jude understands, but is visibly upset as Lena and Stef leave, fearing the worst.
During the meeting, Jude is asked to tell Connor’s father what he told Lena. Jude says that after bed check, they invited two girls into their tent and they played games and whatnot. He then reveals how he and Connor ended up making out with them. He begins to say something else, causing Connor’s father to press for more details, but Jude blows it off, saying that was all that happened while casting a quick glance at a visibly worried Connor. After verifying that there is going to be better supervision regarding future trips with the students, Connor and Jude leave.
Walking into the hallway, Jude comments how it’s good his father isn’t being hard on him anymore, but Connor is furious that he told his mother about the tent incident. Jude begins to say something to him, but Connor cuts him off by saying that he “can’t be friends with a little bitch who tells his mom every time something happens”. He storms off as a stunned Jude stands there watching him.
At Mariana's dance performance, he is seen with his family enjoying the show and clapping for her. At dinner, he listens as Callie reveals Sophia's suicide attempt and nods in agreement when Lena and Stef tell them to talk to someone if any of them feel like that. When Jesus walks in and asks about Mariana's performance, he tells him that she was amazing and "totally saved the show".
He is in the girls room as Mariana's rants about the negatives of camping for the family camping trip. After Callie says she has never gone camping, he answers he had fun on his 7th grade camping trip - "mostly". When Mariana adds that she was wanting to audition dancers for her team and hushes down to a whisper, Callie asks why and she tells her that Hayley is there. And Jude adds on, "Saying goodbye to Jesus" and makes a face.
He helps Brandon get firewood and, as the two come across Stef and Lena sharing an odd moment, looks at them weirdly. He asks them if he and Brandon can go swimming and they say yes as long as they're careful. When he goes into his tent, he stumbles upon a shirtless Jesus - revealing his tattoo. He asks if it's real and, when Jesus tries saying its fake, gives him a look. Jesus makes him swear not to tell, which he promises not to, but brings up how he expects to swim. Later, he wants to swim in the lake and is about to get in when Callie tells him to stay in the shallow end. He reminds her that he knows how to swim, but she says there can be a sudden drop and she can't keep an eye on him and to just stay in the shallow part. Discouraged, he makes up an excuse that the water's cold and decides to get out. Mariana then teases him about there being "lake monsters" and he leaves, upset.
When Lena confiscates the kids cell phones, he also gives up his cell phone. When the family cook up fish and Mariana wishes for a burger, he brings up how she doesn't eat meat. She tells him she's in "survival mode" as a bug bites him. Callie asks if he put on his bug spray, which he says no. She says bugs love him "because's he so sweet" and sprays him down, which seems to annoy him. That night, Brandon shows him the "trick" to roasting the perfect marshmallow. He tells him not to get too close to the fire and offers to do for him, causing Jude to snap that he knows how to cook a marshmallow.
Later that night, he comes across Brandon and Jesus' conversation about Hayley. He asks what's up and Jesus tells him not to worry about it. When Jesus then says he's going to the bathroom, he offers to go with him, but Jesus says no. When he reminds him that they are supposed to go in twos, Jesus remarks for him to "not be such a boy scout". He then goes to bed. When Jesus doesn't come back, he wakes up Brandon and checks him watch, saying he's been gone for over an hour. Brandon tries saying he is fine and likely not lost, but Jude brings up the possibility that he could be. Brandon then decides to look for him, and Jude demands to know where he went; knowing the bathroom was only an excuse. He tells Jude how Hayley surprised him there and went looking for her. Jude promises not to tell and offers to go with him to search for him. Brandon turns him down and Jude tries to sleep. When they are missing for hours, Jude tells his moms about them; only saying they went to the bathroom and got lost.
The next morning, Brandon calls him a narc and he walks away. Fed up with the way he's being treated like a kid, he decides to go swimming by himself. Callie sees him and asks what he's doing; he bluntly states he is swimming and gets in. She says she doesn't have a suit on and slowly gets in, saying once she has one on she'll go with him. She tries grabbing him, but he snaps and yells that he knows how to swim and doesn't need her watching his every move and isn't a baby. She says she knows that, and he retorts for her to stop treating him like one. He says everyone keeps treating him like a kid despite him being 13 because she does. Callie is shocked at his outburst, and he remarks for her to just leave him alone. He leaves the lake and approaches Brandon, who is nearby watching, and tells him that he never narced about Hayley and only told moms that he and Jesus went out and got lost - which they were - but next time they "can be eaten by bears for all that he cares". He storms away from a stunned Brandon and Callie.
After everything is cooled down, Callie acknowledges her faults and let Jude have fun swimming in the lake with no worries. He then has fun swimming in the lake with the family, having a blast.
Jude asks Jesus about his tattoo removal during dinner and he tells him it takes months to fully remove and it is a painful process. Later, he comes into the kitchen and sees Callie, saying hi. She asks him why Connor doesn't come over anymore and he says they had a fight. Callie asks about what, and he says he doesn't want to talk about it. She remarks how that's her line and he says she isn't the only to get to use it. He then changes the subject about her upcoming date with Robert, and says how since all he wants is just a relationship with her then to perhaps go along with it and see him; maybe he'll back off. Callie says she doesn't think it's that simply. Jude asks how she knows.
At school the next day, Jude appears to want to make up with Connor. However, during class, Connor tells him that he wants to switch lab partners for his new girlfriend, Daria. Though clearly hurt, Jude agrees and teams up with Daria's best friend, Taylor, who laments on how it sucks being "sexiled" when your best friend ditches you for their "new boo". Jude awkwardly asks how long Daria and Connor have been together, to which Taylor answers "like 5 minutes ago", but are, according to Daria, really close. Jude nods, visibly upset. Taylor then says that she's okay being partners if he is, to which he agrees. He takes one last look at Daria and Connor before focusing on his lab with Taylor.
During lunch, Jude looks for a spot to sit. He is then called by Daria and invited to join her, Taylor and Connor for lunch. He appears hesitant to sit until seeing Connor smile at him. Daria soon talks about a new movie coming out and convinces everyone to attend the movie as a double date. She convinces Jude to give her his number to set up a time for it and leaves to go to the bathroom with Taylor, leaving him and Connor alone. Jude offers to come up with an excuse not to go, but Connor says it's fine if he tags along. He tries to make lighthearted conversation with Jude, who smiles brightly. After a moment, the two eat in silence.
At home before the movie, he is styling his hair as Jesus comes in. He asks Jude if he has a 'hot date' and he says no and that he and Connor are going to a movie with some girls as a group. Jesus then tells him that is a label people use so parents don't know what they're actually doing. Jude asks what they're really doing then. Jesus tells him that people go the move theater to hook up, surprising Jude. He then tells Jude to walk in a mist of cologne, telling him girls love a guy who smells good. As he does, he coughs at the smell. At the theater, Daria convinces the group to go the very back to sit. Both Jude and Taylor are awkward about it, but go along with it.
As they sit down, with Daria on the end and Connor next to her and Jude and Taylor beside them, Taylor tells Jude how if Daria and Connor start making out then it's going to be pretty awkward. Jude annoyingly remarks it won't be weird for him at all before the movie begins to play. During the movie, Jude and Connor end up sharing an armrest with their hands side by side. Jude notices this and glances away just as Connor also notices. He then slides his pinkie finger and brushes it against Jude's, shocking him. Jude doesn't pull away, however, checking to make sure the girls haven't noticed. The two spend a moment rubbing their fingers against each others. After a clearly emotionally exhilarating moment for both of them, Connor hooks his finger with Jude's - locking pinkies together. Connor smiles happily to himself as Jude stares forward in shock.
Jude is adjusting to hearing the news that Callie wants to live with Robert. She takes a moment to walk along the beach with him, explaining how she knows it wasn't what they wanted; they wanted to be adopted together and in the same house together. She says how knowing he is with the Fosters, safe and with people who truly love him, is all she's ever truly wanted. She assures him that she is going to be safe as well and while she may be living with Robert, she will always be a part of the Foster family. She reminds him that Stef and Lena always tell them a piece of paper doesn't have to make them a family and she will still attend Anchor Beach and will be around and spend the night just as he can with the Quinns. He lightly adds on that Robert can buy her a car so she can also pick him up for school and she agrees. Callie tells him that she knows they didn't get their happy ending just the way they wanted it, but they still got it. He smiles and they walk off to school together.
Later on, Jude visits the Quinn house and is greeted by Jill. As they make dinner together, Jill asks how he got there. Jude answers that he took the bus - a couple of them. He then admits he knows that Callie is coming to stay with them and is only doing it under fear of being removed from the house again. Before she can answer, he tells her how they got bounced from house to house for 6 years with no say with whom it was with or when it was to happen again. He admits how it just felt like no one wanted them. Then Stef and Lena came and took them and how they finally had a true home, yet Callie still doesn't feel safe. Jill says she and Robert only want them same thing for her, but maybe she'll be safer there. Jude is confused and asks why. She says they would never take Callie away from them and if they do get custody of her, to know he is a part of the family as well.
Jude then gets a ride to Callie's work place with Robert. Seeing the two together, Callie asks if he's fine and Robert confirms Jude's visit to the house. As Daphne orders Jude a drink, he looks at Robert and Callie together with clear disdain. When Robert drops them off at a new house, claiming he has something to show them as a surprise, Jude pulls Callie aside and asks if he bought her a house. They then see the house is the new Girls United home. As Robert and Jude explore the house, he asks if Robert buys Callie a car so she can come visit him. Robert agrees and Jude goes on how she'll need driving lessons as she "barely knows how to ride a bike".
At breakfast with Callie and Brandon, Jude is asked by Brandon about his new girlfriend, asking about her name. Jude says her name is Taylor and she isn't his girlfriend.
Now at school, Jude watches jealousy as Connor makes out with Daria while sitting beside Taylor. Taylor tries helping him out by remaking how she pretends to be watching "a super boring documentary on the matting rituals of merekats" and eventually, it's like they're not even there. But, fed up with the couple's make out, she interrupts them with the question if they would like to go on a double date to the fair. Daria reveals how she and Connor already have plans to go to the pier, but insists Taylor and Jude go together themselves. However, Connor cuts this suggestion off with, "The fair sounds fun!", causing Daria to look at him in confusion. Jude says he can't since he has family plans all weekend, on a whim, saying that they are going camping. Connor brings up how they just went camping. Jude says they're going again and leaves.
Later, Jude comes by to see Lena after school lets out. Lena tells him they have a guest to bring home; with Jude turning to see Connor on the couch. Lena explains his dad is going to be out of town due to a cancelled flight and called and asked for him to stay the night with them until he gets back. As Lena leaves to drop something off, Connor remarks to Jude, "What happened to your family camping trip?" He then walks by an silently awkward Jude. During dinner, Jude sits nervously next to Connor. As Lena tries to invite Connor into the family dinner conversation, such as bringing up how long it's been since he's been over, Jesus makes a comment about Jude and Connor going out to the back of house and "pretend to be camping". Lena, Stef and Jude stare up awkwardly as Connor blows this off.
Sometime after this, Connor borrows some of Jesus' clothes and joins Jude in his room, who is playing a Star Wars game on his tablet. Connor comments on how Jesus doesn't seem happy about him spending the night, which Jude waves off. Jude asks him if he still plans on going the pier with Daria and Connor says no given his dad's absence and is supposed to stay there until he picks him up. He somewhat awkwardly asks if that's okay with him and Jude says sure. The two soon finally break the tension between them as Connor gives Jude tips on winning his tablet game, joining him side by side on the bed.
The next day, the two play catch and have fun together. Their game of catch soon turns into a playful round of wrestling, which ends with Connor pinning Jude to the ground on top of him. For a moment, they stare at each other until Connor's cell phone signals a text message. He reveals Daria texted him if he wanted to come over to her house. Jude asks him if he does, to which he asks what else he could do. Hurt, Jude tells him to go if he wants to. Connor tries insisting that he can stay, but Jude blows him off and leaves in a huff.
Some time later, Connor comes back into Jude's room, telling him he told Daria he wants to stay there. Jude remarks how it isn't nice to lead people on. Connor says he isn't and tries to make light of the situation, smacking on Jude's foot. Jude ends up kicking him in the stomach a bit harder then intended. He frantically apologizes for kicking him so hard, and Connor asks why he kicked him at all. It is then revealed that Jude had lied about what happened in the tent - what really happened is that Connor had kissed him. Jude reminds him of this and brings up how he held his hand at the movies and how he's been acting toward him. He declares how he doesn't get their relationship and doesn't understand him. Connor stares at him for a moment before leaning forward and kissing him, which Jude reciprocates. Afterwards, the two lean back and look at each other.
Jude is first seen being kicked out of the bathroom by an irritated Mariana, walking backwards away from the room. At school, he runs into Connor and asks for gum, saying he didn't get to brush his teeth that morning. He tells Jude to exhale, which he reluctantly does. As Connor jokingly tells him how bad he needs gum and Jude playfully smacks him, they are being observed by Taylor. Connor then asks if he wants to hang out after school and do their homework, which Jude agrees to. They agree to meet at the bench and Connor leaves, as Jude smiles to himself.
After school, as Jude goes to the bench, he sees Connor and Daria kissing. He pauses in his step, hurt. Connor sees him and waves at him. The two then head to Jude's house. During studying, Jude confronts him about his relationship with Daria. Connor asks what he means, and Jude asks if he is going to continue seeing her. Connor explains how his father is finally okay with him spending time with him now that he has a girlfriend and things are working out. Connor then brings up how Daria and Taylor are sneaking out that night to teepee a girl's house and want them to tag along. Before he can answer, Jesus comes in and kicks them out of the room, wanting his privacy despite his efforts to stay in. The two are eventually kicked out of the house room by room when the other Foster family members begin occupying them doing their own things.
As they leave go onto the front porch, Jude complains about there being nowhere to be alone in the house. Connor then offers that if they sneak out with Daria and Taylor that night, after teepeeing the girl's house, that they can spend time together afterwards... "by [them]selves". Jude raises his eyebrows when seeing his implied double meaning, giving it thought. Jude later joins the family during dinner with Monte. When Mariana reveals Callie joined the dance team, much to her disdain, Jude eagerly asks to watch rehearsals. The next night, Jude successfully sneaks out and tags along in teepeeing the girl's house and taking off with the group before getting caught. Later, he sits besides Taylor on a bench and asks where Connor and Daria went, the two having left the group. Taylor remarks how they could be having sex, shocking Jude. She says they aren't, but that Daria wants to lose her virginity. She then tries to kiss Jude, who backs away. When he tries apologizing, she says he doesn't have to explain - he has a crush on Connor.
Before he can respond, Connor and Daria arrive back on the scene where Jude gets up and says he should head back home. A disappointed Connor tries subtly bringing up their plans for later on, but Jude flatly tells him "We aren't". However, Taylor brings up how her father has "tons of booze" and proposes that they steal some and get "get drunk and make out". She then looks pointedly at Jude while gesturing her head to Connor, who is now grinning at him. A hesitant Jude then joins them in sneaking into Taylor's house.
Despite Jude's attempted discouragement, Connor ends up taking a swig from a bottle of whiskey gotten from the house bar. Handing the bottle to Jude, he reluctantly takes a swig as well. As he coughs at the taste, Taylor's dad hears the noise and shouts out, causing Jude to drop the bottle and promptly shattering it. The kids try to flee from the house, only for her father to run out from the bedroom and shoot at them.
A clearly worried Jude is at the hospital with Stef and Lena in the waiting area. It's revealed that Connor was shot, clean through the foot, and is getting his results. As Stef consults with another officer about what happened, she comes back and assures him that Connor is going to be okay. Afterwards, Mr. Stevens comes out to see them and confirms Connor is fine. Jude then eagerly asks to see him, but he is turned down by Mr. Stevens, who asks to speak with Lena privately. After he does so, Lena tells Jude what she was told; he is banned from ever seeing Connor again, who claims the sneaking out and drinking was all his idea. Stunned, Jude remains silent, even as they ask if it is true.
At home, Callie demands answers for why he snuck out and did what he did, saying how he has never done such things before. She asks if it was Connor's idea and he continues to remain silent, simply shrugging, before she tells him that he should stop seeing him, claiming he's a bad influence on him. Snapping, Jude stands up and bluntly tells her to shut up. Shocked, Callie tells him to not talk to her like that and he yells for her to stop telling him what to do then. He then tells her how Mr. Stevens banned him from seeing Connor, and she says teary eyed how that is best and he'll make new friends. Still fuming, he yells to be left alone and storms away from an emotional Callie.
At school, Jude runs into Taylor, who tells him how everyone is labeling her father as a 'psycho murderer' all over online. She tells him how guilty her dad feels about shooting Connor and hasn't even gotten out of bed. She asks how Jude himself is and he tells her how he isn't allowed to see Connor, who has supposedly blamed everything on him. Taylor is confused that he would do such a thing, and asks if he has talked to Connor at all. Jude tells her that he isn't answering his texts. She suggests his father took his phone away, but Jude is still upset as to why he would blame him for what happened. Taylor tells him that she and her father are going to see Connor, in order to apologize, and offers to leave him a message. Jude tells her to simply ask him 'why'.
At home, while doing homework, Jude receives a text message from Taylor's number. However, it is soon revealed to be Connor texting Jude using Taylor's cell phone, who gave it to him to contact Jude. Texting back and forth, Jude asks why he blamed the incident on him. But Connor tells him that he never told his father it was his idea to sneak out and drink. Connor then tells Jude that he came out to his father as gay, making Jude smile to himself.
Jude goes into the bathroom when he sees Mariana's blue nail polish. Feeling encouraged, he paints his nails before going the hospital, determined to see Connor. He lies about being a relative to get his hospital room number and is almost there when he runs into Mr. Stevens, who sees him. Standing his ground as Mr. Stevens reminds him about not being allowed to see Connor, Jude bluntly tells him that he wants to see Connor and isn't leaving until he does.
Later, Lena is phoned by Mr. Stevens about his visit and, when she comes, is told that by the time he comes back from getting a coffee, Jude has to be gone or he's calling security. Lena tries to comfort Jude by saying how hard it is to lose a friend, but Jude tells her that Connor isn't his friend. He explains how he lied about what happened in the tent that night on the camping trip. He reveals how there weren't any girls in the tent - it was just him and Connor, and they ended up sharing a kiss. He says how ever since then, as Lena phrases herself, they've been more than just friends. Understanding the true amount of hurt this is for him, Lena comforts him as he begins to break down in tears.
After Lena gets Mr. Stevens to understand that keeping Jude and Connor apart isn't going to change his son's sexuality and is only going to hurt him in the future, Jude is finally allowed to see Connor. Seeing each other, they both take a moment to smile at each other. Jude smiles as he comes up to Connor's hospital bed, who then reaches out and takes his hand. Noticing his painted blue nails, Connor asks him, "What's this?" to which Jude answers, "War paint." They smile before Connor moves over, and Jude lays down beside him in the bed. They begin to watch TV together side-by-side.
Later at Mariana's dance contest, Callie asks Jude if he's heard any news about Connor. Jude tells her that he saw him and he's doing good. Callie brings up how she thought he wasn't allowed to see him, but Jude tells her, "He's my boyfriend", silencing Callie, who simply stares at him. When Robert is informed about Callie attempting to get emancipated, he is with Stef, Lena and Callie with the judge about it. Robert finally withdraws his custody suit and signed the abandonment papers, finally allowing Callie to be adopted by the Fosters. Jude, Stef, Lena and Callie go back home in joy, planning to celebrate Callie finally going to get adopted.
Season 1 (18/21)
Season 2 (17/21)
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Connor and Jude are classmates and best friends. The two met in math class and occasionally talk while in class. For most of the series, Connor is Jude's only real friend in school.
The two officially form their bond as close friends when Connor defends Jude, when he finds himself bullied for wearing blue nail polish, and he shows up proudly wearing it as well. Ever since then, the two maintain a steady and strong friendship. However, in season 2, Connor's homophobic dad proves to be against their growing friendship due speculating that Jude may be gay. Although wanting to be friends, Connor is unable to stand up to his emotionally abusive dad. Despite pressure from his father, the two manage to continue their friendship.
In season 2b, Connor and Jude's relationship evolves from friendship to romance when it is told that they did something "wrong" while in their tent on a school camping trip - which is revealed to have been a kiss. Their relationship faces a stump when Connor gets a girlfriend in order to please his father. Despite this, he continues to flirt with Jude before he finally demands to know where their relationship stands, resulting in Connor kissing him again. Following Connor finally coming out to his dad and a brief ban from seeing each other as a result, Connor and Jude are finally reunited. It is later said that him and Jude are officially dating.
Jude: "Do you believe in heaven?"
Mariana: "Do you?"
Jude: "I believe there are people up there. Looking out for us. At least I hope so."
Jude: "You always push everybody away. I just never thought you'd do it to me."
Callie: "Jude, I was trying to protect you. So you could get adopted."
Jude: "I am getting adopted. With or without you."
Jude: "I don't want to be anybody's secret."
Callie: "Jude, just wait a sec! What are you doing-"
Jude: "I can swim, Callie! I don't need you to watch me. I'm not afraid of the water because it's dark. I'm not a baby!"
Callie: "I know that."
Jude: "Then stop treating me like one! I'm thirteen and everyone keeps treating me like a kid because you do. You know what? Just get out of my way and leave me alone."
*Comes up to Brandon*
Jude: "For your information, I didn't tell them about Hayley. I told them you where lost - which you were. But next time you could get eaten by bears for all I care."
Jude (To Connor before their first on-screen kiss): "You kissed me! Remember? In the tent? And then at the movie theater you held my hand! And all this week you've been... I just, I don't get this! I don't get you!"
Not That Kind of Girl
Callie: "You've never done anything like this before, Jude. I don't get it. Was it Connor's idea?"
Callie: "I think he's a bad influence on you. I don't think you should be hanging out as much-"
Jude: "Just shut up!"
Callie: "Excuse me? No. Do not talk to me like that!"
Jude: "Then stop telling me what to do! And you don't have to worry about me hanging out with Connor! Because his dad said we're not allowed to be friends anymore, okay!"
Callie: "Maybe that's for the best. You'll make new friends."
Jude: "Just leave me alone!"
- In Not That Kind of Girl, we find out that he has a cell phone.
- He appears to be very open about what he likes, such as wearing nail polish in public. Although, he used to feel self-conscious about it after getting bullied for it.
- Jude is a person who is never rude or talks bad about anyone, according to his best friend Connor.
- In Adoption Day, Jude is officially adopted by Foster family.
- In Things Unknown, Jude's post-adoption birth certificate declared his new surname as "Adams Foster" and relegated his birth surname, "Jacob," to his middle name.
- In Things Unknown, Jude's birth certificate reveals he was born at St. Abigail's Hospital located at 16752 N Kling St., San Diego, CA, 92109. This contradicts with Jude's revealed detail about being an at-home birth in Us Against The World.
- Starting in Take Me Out, Jude went briefly mute after the discovery of Callie's half-sister Sophia and faced with an over amount of stress. However, in Mother he began speaking again after some reassurance from Callie.
- After some confusion, he has not defined his sexuality and is against labels. This is shown in Play when he asks why people need to "put everyone in boxes" and why he "needs to be anything" and wants to just simply be himself.
- It has been recently revealed by Hayden Byerly that Jude was originally going to be a transgender character and ponder whether he felt like he was a man or a woman inside a male's body (this is hinted at in the pilot when Callie mentions Jude being beaten by their foster father when caught wearing a dress owned by the man's ex-wife and, possibly, also when he began wearing nail polish). However, the writers dropped this idea, instead deciding to explore the storyline elsewhere in the show, and opting to have Jude be a young boy confused about whether he liked girls or boys and explore his sexuality.
- He has been to seven different schools by the seventh grade as a result of moving around so much in the foster system.
- Jude has a wrist watch that he likes to wear, somewhat surprising others given common use of technology, but he remarks that people still use watches.
- It is implied that his first kiss was with Connor Stevens, his best friend.
- Starting in seasons 2b, Jude begins to speak up and stand up for himself more then he did in season 1 and season 2a as he becomes a more independent character, no longer letting people walk over him like he has before. This can be seen particularly with Callie whenever she coddles him, often telling her to leave him alone and give him some space.
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|Main||Stef Adams Foster • Lena Adams Foster • Brandon Foster • Callie Jacob • Mariana Adams Foster • Jude Adams Foster • Mike Foster|
|Recurring||Adam Stevens • Ana Gutierrez • Becka • Carmen • Cole • Connor Stevens • Daphne Keene • Emma • Hayley Heinz • Jill Quinn • Kiara • Lou Chan • Mat Tan • Monte Porter • Mr. Timothy • Rita Hendricks • Robert Quinn • Sophia Quinn • Wyatt • Dani Kirkland • Kelsey • Lexi Rivera • Talya Banks • Vico Cerar • Zac Rogers|
|Minor||Main Article: List of Minor Characters|
|Amanda Rogers • Captain Roberts • Chase Dillon • Dana Adams • Daria • Devonee • Donald Jacob • Ernesto Rivera • Evan • Frank Cooper • Gabi • Karina Sánchez • Liam Olmstead • Sarah • Sharon Elkin • Sofia Rivera • Taylor|