In TV Guide's exclusive clip from The Fosters' three-night series finale event, Stef (Teri Polo) and Lena (Sherri Saum) are meeting the parents of Brandon's fiancee Eliza (Abigail Cowen) for the first time. Spoiler alert: The first encounter does not go well at all.
It starts out fine as Eliza's mom says it is so lovely that Stef and Lena have opened their home to so many foster children, but then she steps her foot in it when she compares their open hearts to Eliza's childhood love of animals. She swears she didn't mean to compare foster children to stray dogs and cats but it definitely came out that way.
If that isn't enough awkward family wedding drama, it gets worse! Eliza's parents comment they are excited the wedding will be a small and intimate affair for close family only because their friends are "too traditional." What does that even mean? It means they aren't "interesting people" like Stef and Lena. Please, for everything holy, pay close attention to Stef's face when Eliza's mother makes their family sound like a circus act. You know she is milliseconds from losing her cool, and could anyone blame her?
Yes, they are an interracial lesbian family raising children of other races, and this is 2018, people. The only saving grace is that Eliza seems to be as embarrassed by her parents' comments as all of us watching. This conversation has to set off some alarm bells about what Brandon is marrying himself into though.
The Fosters finale event kicks off June 4 on Freeform.