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Season 4
Season 4 poster
Premiere Airdate June 20, 2016
Finale Airdate March 2017
No. of Episodes 20
Episode Guide
Season 3
Season 5

Season 4 of The Fosters was announced [1] on November 30, 2015. The amount of episodes was confirmed to be 20. The new season aired on June 20, 2016 with a two-part season premiere.


Main CastEdit

Recurring CastEdit

Add characters here when they have appeared in at least 5 episodes in the season.

Guest StarsEdit

  • Izabela Vidovic as Taylor (4/13)
  • Brandon Quinn as Gabriel Duncroft (4/13)
  • Michael Traynor as (4/13)
  • Annika Marks as Monte Porter (3/13)
  • Hugh Scott as (3/13)
  • Mark Totty as (2/13)
  • Madison Pettis as Daria (2/13)
  • Bruce Davison as Stewart Adams (2/13)
  • Adam Irioyen as Kyle (2/13)
  • Chad Todhunter as (2/13)
  • Beth Littleford as (3/13)
  • Jay Ali as Mr. Timothy (2/13)
  • Alex Skuby as (2/13)
  • Tanner Buchanan as Jack Downey (1/13)
  • Joel Johnstone as (1/13)
  • Anna Grace Barlow as Zoë (1/13)
  • Tip Scarry as (1/13)
  • John Gabriel as (1/13)
  • Lorraine Toussaint as Dana Adams (1/13)
  • Suzanne Cryer as (1/13)
  • Michael Daniel Cassady as (1/13)
  • Michael Dunn as (1/13)
  • Lisa Sheridan as (1/13)
  • Emma Dumont as (1/13)
  • Niko Guardado as (1/13)
  • Angeline Appel as (1/13)
  • Bailee Madison as Sophia Quinn (1/13)
  • Ashley Argota as Lou Chan (1/13)
  • Levi Fiehler as Troy Johnson (3/13)
  • Jenny O’Hara as (1/13)
  • Alex Skuby as Joe Gray (2/13)
  • John Marshall Jones as Police Interrogator (2/13)
  • Ivar Brogger as Doctor (2/13)
  • Shi Ne Nielson as (1/13)
  • Tim Russ as (1/13)
  • Ben Gavin as Officer Peter Hudson (1/13)
  • Cazmir Milostan as Officer Ben Williams (1/13)
  • Rahnuma Panthanky as Dr. Reena Kapur (1/13)
  • Lorene Chesley as Nurse #1 (1/13)
  • Mark Mester as Reporter (1/13)
  • Sharon Omi as Admittance Attendant (1/13)
  • Jerry Schmidt as Nurse Practitioner (1/13)
  • Burt Moseley as EMT-P #1 (1/13)
  • Robert Riechel Jr. as Harbormaster (1/13)



# Image Title First aired
1 160603-news-the-fosters-2 Potential Energy June 20, 2016
The new season picks up immediately from the dramatic cliffhanger finale with Mariana’s emotionally devastated boyfriend Nick bringing a gun to school. Now that Stef and Lena know that Callie slept with Brandon, she worries they may not want her to remain part of the family.
2 143280 1103 Safe June 27, 2016
After being given the all clear to head home, tensions are still running high in the Adams Foster household. Fragile and skittish from the school lockdown, the family sticks close, but their secrets keep them apart. Callie and Brandon anxiously wait for their moms to address their behavior in Idyllwild while Stef warns everyone to stay off their phones and computers due to the rumors swirling around their family. Meanwhile, Brandon sneaks out to help Cortney move, leading to a major blowup between him and Stef.
3 143423 0795 Trust July 11, 2016
In the aftermath of the school lockdown, Mariana is called out by other students who blame her for Nick’s actions. Callie is also taunted at school and her inappropriate reaction gets her suspended. But what starts off as a punishment turns into an adventure when she meets Aaron, a handsome young law student who knows nothing about her or her past. Meanwhile, when Taylor invites Jude to her church youth group, he questions her motives.
4 143498 0913 Now for Then July 18, 2016
Callie starts her senior project of photographing the outside of her and Jude’s seven former foster homes. But, when an unexpected encounter with a former foster mother brings her inside, Callie decides to reach out to other people who have fostered her and is shocked to learn that a 17-year-old former foster brother has been convicted of murder. Stressed out by the hardships of supporting himself and Cortney, Brandon throws a house party and things take a turn for the worse. Stef and Lena offer to pay for an attorney to help get Gabe off of the sex offender registry, which is currently putting Lena’s job at risk and causing friction between Mike and Ana. Meanwhile, Mariana tells her moms that, in order to feel safe again, she wants to visit Nick and put an end to their relationship once and for all.
5 143578 0947 Forty July 25, 2016
Lena is excited that her family is coming together to throw her a 70s-themed 40th birthday party. But, when Lena’s mom Dana (guest star Lorraine Toussaint, “Orange Is the New Black”) shares her suspicions about Stewart’s (guest star Bruce Davison, “X-Men”) behavior, it threatens to put a damper on the festivities. Convinced her former foster brother Kyle has been wrongly convicted of murder, Callie and Aaron try to track down a witness in the case. Mariana and her female STEM club teammates compete for an invite to the Regional Robotics Competition. Meanwhile, Jude is hurt to discover that Connor came to town and didn’t tell him, and Brandon considers drastic measures to make extra money.
6 143654 1020 Justify August 1, 2016
Lena gets pushed to the limit after she uncovers secrets involving family members; Mariana faces opposition from the male members on her STEM team; Jesus resents Emma's behavior; Jude learns that Noah has a medical marijuana card.
7 The Fosters intertitle Highs & Lows August 8, 2016
Jesus works on Stef and Lena's garage when his father doesn't show up; Mariana takes some of Jesus' ADHD medicine because she's exhausted from her STEM project; Callie and AJ are put in an unwanted position following Mike and Brandon's early return.
8 143838 0796 Girl Code August 15, 2016
Lena is concerned when Mariana becomes too competitive during the robotics competition; the police warn Callie to stop harassing Patrick Molloy; Brandon prepares for his upcoming audition at Julliard.
9 143986 0601 New York August 22, 2016
While in New York City for his audition at Juilliard, Brandon meets a young woman who forces him to re-examine his life; Stef and Lena make an announcement that shocks the family; Callie's friendship with Aaron creates tension between her and AJ.
10 143960 9672 Collateral Damage August 29, 2016
Callie and the family run a "Justice for Jack" booth at a music festival to try and stop Justina's foster care bill; Mariana sees Nick and makes a run for it; Stef's inquiries into Kyle's case could lead to repercussions at her job.
11 Insult to Injury 5 Insult to Injury January 31, 2017
In the aftermath of Jesus’ fight with Nick over Mariana, Jesus is knocked out. On the way to the hospital, things take a turn for the worse, leaving him fighting for his life. Meanwhile, Callie finds herself in a dangerous situation after taking a ride with Troy and Mariana is guilt-ridden over the fact that her actions led to Jesus’ current condition.
12 144949 0394 Dream a Little Dream February 7, 2017
As Stef and Lena stand vigil over an unconscious Jesus, he dreams of an alternate world wherein he tries to save Mariana but can’t get to her. Already stretched thin, the moms receive news that Callie is in serious legal trouble. Mariana seeks comfort in Mat’s arms, while Brandon tries to hold the family together.


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