|“||We can't quit. We're Adams Fosters. We don't give up. We don't give in. We fight. And we have each other, we're not alone.||”|
Callie is the oldest biological daughter of Robert Quinn and the deceased Colleen Jacob. She is the step-daughter of Donald Jacob and the adoptive daughter of Stef and Lena Adams Foster. She is the maternal half-sister of Jude, the paternal half-sister of Sophia, and the adoptive sister of Mariana, Jesus, and Brandon.
Her rough upbringing and tumultuous past caused her to witness and be a victim of many injustices. After being adopted by the Adams Foster family, Callie became a social justice fighter with strong beliefs about equality. After high school, she graduated from UCSD after excelling in their law program. Shortly thereafter, she received and accepted a job offer to work with a federal judge. She has witnessed inequality and is familiar with the system that she is fighting to change through policies. After leaving her clerkship with Judge Wilson, Callie pursued her desire to help others through law, eventually passing her bar exam. In her personal life, she maintained a close relationship with her adoptive sister Mariana, and a complicated love life.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Personality
- 3 Physical Appearance
- 4 The Fosters
- 5 Good Trouble
- 6 Relationships
- 7 Notes and Trivia
- 8 Gallery
- 9 Appearances
- 10 Navigational
- 11 References
Callie Jacob was born on July 11, 1997, to Colleen Jacob. Callie's biological father, Robert Quinn, was a wealthy upperclassman who was in love with Colleen. Robert's family disapproved of their relationship and they decided to elope. However, after pressure from the Quinn's, Robert divorced Colleen. During this time, Colleen learned she was pregnant with their child, but chose not to tell him. When Callie was six-months-old, Colleen married Donald Jacob, and Callie grew up believing Donald to be her biological father. Donald adopted Callie and her name was legally Callie Jacob. Donald and Colleen then had their first child together, Callie's younger half-brother, Jude.
When Callie was ten, her mother and step-father, went out to dinner. Donald drove under the influence of alcohol and his recklessness caused a car accident that proved fatal for Colleen. Callie struggled with deep regret on how her last conversation with her mother went, having been mad at her and refusing to kiss her goodbye before she left. After hearing about her mother's death, Callie lashed out and destroyed her bedroom. She was so upset that she blocked the incident from her memory and thought that Jude, who witnessed the event, destroyed her room.
After Colleen's death, Donald was arrested and later convicted of manslaughter. Callie and Jude were placed in the foster care system. Callie felt as though she had to take of Jude and protect him from the many homes they moved through, several of which proved to be abusive. She shielded him from any harm even if at the cost of her safety. After many years in the system, the siblings were placed with the Olmstead family. The parents already had a son, Liam, who was four-years-older than Callie. Callie bonded with Liam, as he was nice to her and would flirt with her, a gesture that was new to Callie. A romantic relationship was forbidden among foster siblings, so Callie refused the relationship for many months. However, Liam was persistent. Callie eventually gave in and began a secret relationship with him. However, late one night, he snuck into her room so they could make out, though things escalated quickly and Callie was sexually assaulted. She didn't know what to do, as the home had been the best one they'd ever been in - until now. Shortly after the rape, he claimed that she was the one who came onto him and wanted a relationship, not him. Callie and Jude were quickly thrown out of the house, with the family claiming that Callie ruined things by pursuing a relationship. This created a rift between Callie and Jude, with him thinking she always ruined their positive homes. It wouldn't be until years later that Callie told the truth, and was able to get justice by having him incarcerated.
In another home a year later, Jude tried on a dress owned by their foster father's ex-wife. The man walked in on Jude wearing it and was infuriated to the point where he began violently beating him. Callie attempted to intervene, but was kicked in the stomach and tossed aside. Refusing to watch her brother be assaulted, she took a baseball bat to their foster father's car to avert his attention from Jude to her. He called the police and she was arrested for destruction of property and placed in juvie. On the day of her release, she was attacked by a few girls who were jealous of her release. Soon after, a social worker from child protective services, Bill, contacted Lena Adams and requested she come meet the teen. He explained that he wanted to send her to Lena and her partner, Stef, as there aren't any male authority figures there, which he thought would be beneficial to Callie.
Callie moved in with the Adams Foster family and was later reunited with her younger brother, Jude. Stef and Lena decided to foster the siblings so that they would be in a safe environment until they could find a permanent home. In "Consequently", Bill told Lena and Stef that Callie and Jude never stayed at a foster home for more than six months, something which initially alarmed them. However, he insisted that it wasn't something the kids did, but rather bad things seemed to happen to them.
She developed a romance with Brandon, Stef's biological son, shortly after moving in with the Adams Foster family. Callie knew that being in a relationship with a foster sibling wasn't allowed and that she could get kicked out of the house along with Jude. She told Brandon this, and they decided not to act on their feelings. However, in "I Do", they kissed and began a relationship. They then secretly dated for a brief time. However, they broke up after they realized Callie needed a family more than a boyfriend. While it was difficult for them to move on and accept each other as siblings, they gradually learned how to do so. During this time, Jude was adopted by Stef and Lena.
Callie then met her biological father, Robert Quinn, and the two began to form a relationship. She also met her half-sister, Sophia, and the two girls seemed to form a relationship. Robert loved Callie and wanted to adopt her, something Callie fought against as she wanted to be part of the Foster family. She agreed to try and form a relationship with him and did want him in her life. However, she informed Robert that her "forever home" is with the Fosters and that they are her real family. He finally allowed the Fosters to adopt Callie in, "The End of the Beginning". He withdrew his custody suite and officially signed away his legal parental rights.
After a battle with the legal system, being placed into a group home, an investigation by the court officials, and founding Fost and Found, Callie went before an adoption judge one last time. She delivered a moving speech about foster kids' inability to make their own decisions, which moved the judge greatly. He granted her adoption and she was officially adopted by the Adams Foster family. She then legally became Callie Adams Foster.
A year or so later, Callie graduated from Anchor Beach Community Charter School and decided to pursue her dream of being a lawyer and helping other foster children. She was accepted into UCSD and graduated with her BA in four years. She planned to move to Los Angeles to be a clerk for Federal Judge, Curtis Wilson. She decided to share an apartment with Mariana.
Callie, now a recent college graduate from the UCSD law program, joined her adoptive sister Mariana in a new adventure in Los Angeles. The sisters, now roommates, moved into a communal housing project, which Callie rebuked at first. She felt betrayed by her sister who lied about the type of apartment building they would be living in. Callie also struggled to balance her life as a progressive clerk for conservative Judge Curtis Wilson and a passionate twenty-something-year-old.
She was soon faced with both moral and ethical dilemmas in the workplace. Especially so after Judge Wilson appointed her first major docket case as a judicial clerk: the Jamal Thompson case. The case itself sparked debate and conflict in both her professional and personal life, especially with her fellow housemate and activist, Malika Williams. Callie soon found herself bonding with her fellow Coterie housemates, especially her temporarily non-exclusive partner, Gael Martinez. Callie and Gael embarked on a passionate yet fleeting romance, however, their relationship was forced to take a backseat to their respective careers. In the meantime, she rekindled her old friendship with a fellow lawyer, Jamie Hunter, and increased her sisterly bond with Mariana.
Callie is independent, intelligent, artsy and very loyal as well as protective over her loved ones. Throughout her youth, she is shown to always put the needs of others ahead of herself, even if it costs her trouble. As a result of living and growing up in the foster system for the majority of her life, Callie is tough and has built up walls to protect herself from pain - both physically and emotionally. However, she is also compassionate and kind. She loves her younger brother Jude very much, always putting him ahead of herself and has even risked her life for him. It is also shown that she doesn't care what happens to her, as long as she knows that he is safe. As a result of taking care of Jude for most of her life, she has a strong tendency to sometimes act like his mother instead of his sister, much to Jude's frustration. Despite her maternal instincts, Callie has a tendency to get herself into dangerous situations by choosing not to trust the adult figures in her life. She often felt as though by confiding in her moms, they would want to get rid of her - believing herself to be disposable. It took Callie many years to trust that her home with Adams Fosters was permanent, and that despite her mounting mistakes, they would always love her as their own.
As a young adult, Callie is remarkably intelligent and free-thinking, fighting for equality and a better world through politics. She is brave, fearless, wildly independent, and stubborn. Despite her open-mind towards sexuality, gender, race, and other social issues, she is quick to judge others with a differing opinion. She struggles to accept others when they exhibit traits or thoughts that rival hers. She demands honesty from Mariana, though Callie herself keep secrets and harbored some resentment toward Mariana for their living situation. She found herself unhappy with her life and job, hating having to work for a judge who failed to recognize the injustices surrounding his cases. She desired a change and quit her job to secure a better one, even though she risked her career in the process. When Callie allows herself to vulnerable with those around her, she can be quite fun, loose, and free-spirited. She has the capability to confide in her romantic partners about her troubled past, but has difficulty letting her walls down around them.
Callie is a beautiful girl with an oval-shaped face, light olive complexion, almond-shaped brown eyes, and shoulder-length brown hair. Her hair was normally straightened in the beginning of Season 1, but in later episodes, it was normally curled and grew past her shoulders. Callie initially wore plain, dark clothing. Later though, she began dressing in more colorful and comfortable tops, usually paired with jeans and casual shoes. As she progressed through high school, Callie gradually transitioned into more striking clothing with shades of girliness. Callie normally doesn't wear a lot of makeup unless attending a formal event.
After graduating college, Callie cut her hair to a chin-length bob, which she wears straightened. Her sense of fashion is more chic and modern as well, with an upper-class style to it. She dresses professionally when working.
In "Capoeira", Gael and Callie pour wine with her apologizing for not telling him that Jamie bought his art piece. He accepts her apology. Gael apologizes for the things he said, as being with her wasn’t a mistake. He asks her if things between her and Jamie are over. She explains things are complicated.
At Legal Aid, Callie meets Kathleen Gale, the new tenant who has issues with the drab interior. Callie learns that they are moving into the new Legal Aid building downtown for a budget issue. Kathleen is a defense attorney who split from her firm and is now opening a small non-profit defense job at the former Legal Aid building, along with a few of her junior associates. Callie tells Marcus that she thinks she did well on her bar exam, with Marcus knowing that Callie sent the anonymous tip to the tenants who are planning to fight to stay in their homes. He wants her back on the case as co-council as long as there isn’t a conflict of interest with Jamie, to which Callie promises to get back to him on that.
She checks messages from Jamie but he hasn’t responded. She gets a call from the ADA office as someone else is pressing charges for the break-in at the apartment building and wants her as a witness. She confronts Jamie outside the building. He is pressing charges but not as revenge for her actions, but due to Jerod returning and causing problems again. Callie doesn’t think he’ll be safer in jail, but Jamie disagrees and leaves for work.
Callie visits Jerod in prison where she learns about the aggressive tactics the guards have been using. He remembers her as the nice lady who buys her coffee. They refused to give him medication so he refused to leave his cell, so the guards sprayed him in the face and began hitting him. Jared tried to get the guards off him which led the guards to claim Jared hit him first. Callie takes photos of Jared’s bruises though she can’t be his lawyer as she hasn’t passed the bar yet. He apologizes for breaking into her apartment which she appreciates, though she pities the man.
Callie brings her case to Kathleen Gale, who asks if she wants to smoke weed or drink with her but Callie refuses. Kathleen warns her that not winding down at the end of the day will catch up with her. The case is a loser as the jury will believe the guards over an inmate, and excessive use would be denied. Callie continues to convince Kathleen to help Jared, though she’s apprehensive. Kathleen is impressed by her idealism yet willing to fight, so she agrees to help but on one condition.
At the Coterie, Mariana tells Callie that Isabella moved out, though Raj claims he didn’t sleep with her. She tells Callie about sleeping with Evan with Callie understanding her motives, but Mariana asks her for advice. Callie suggests working it out unless she doesn’t want to, with Mariana admitting she’s conflicted over things. She asks about Jamie to which Callie admits emotionally that things might be over. She remembers earlier that afternoon that she stopped Jamie from leaving, but he is hurt as his firm lost the Anwei account so he might lose his job. His employers will piece together that Callie is the reason the activists were tipped off, placing the blame on Jamie for her having access to the documents. He tells her that she ruined him whether she meant to or not. In the present, Callie cries on Mariana's shoulder.
The next night, Callie arrives at the Coterie and Mariana gives her a letter that came for her, promising that she didn’t open it. Callie gives it back and asks her to open it. The letter tells Callie that she passed the bar and the Coterie residents come out of their hiding spots to celebrate. Callie reveals that Kathleen asked her to quit Legal Aid and work for her, which Callie has accepted. The group toasts with Gael and Callie exchanging a look that Mariana asks about, though Callie claims that nothing happened. Alice asks if Davia is okay and she lies that she is, telling her that Dennis is just out of town. Mariana toasts to Callie moving in, and the group agrees to have a family dinner.
In Arraignment Day, Callie enters a prison where she is bumped out of the way by a male lawyer who accidentally pours coffee on her shoulder. At the Coterie, Callie dresses in her new pantsuit while Mariana encourages her. She is only observing for now. At the prison, she is let in to see her client, Shai Haraz. While visiting she sees Malika on the other side of the bars.
Callie goes to her new clinic where she is nicknamed an impulse buy. The paralegals judge Kathleen for her impulsive choice to open the clinic but Callie reminds them that they did the same thing. Kathleen enters and announces they are all picking up cases at the arraignment court from PD overflow. Kathleen is still working on Jerod’s case, but pro-bono cases don’t keep the lights on. At the jail, Callie sees Malika, but Shai Haraz, Callie’s client intercepts their meeting. Callie asks her client to wait while she speaks to Malika. She asks if Malika needs anything, to which she points out a woman in a jean jacket.
Callie fills Kathleen in on her meeting with Shai, who was busted for indecent exposure while with her girlfriend in a car. They can’t call Shai’s parents as they don’t know she’s queer. Kathleen tells Callie to convince Shai she’s wrong as a plea deal is a wrong direction to take, though Callie refuses. Kathleen takes the case instead. She crosses paths with Tony in the stairwell and learns that he has Yvonne Buyers' case, the woman that Malika pointed out to her earlier. Malika explains to Callie that Yvonne’s hearing date kept changing at the last minute making her unable to appear. She also has three kids and a job that she needs to attend tonight or she risks losing custody of her children. Callie promises to do what she can to help and takes the case from Tony.
She sits in on Kathleen presenting Shai's case to Judge Patton. After the hearing, Callie confronts Kathleen about not telling Judge Patton that Shai's father was in the court. Kathleen reminds her that the courtroom is a theater and she has to manipulate the judge and jury. She tells Callie to read the jury and the judge to put on a show.
Callie struggles in her first court appearance though Judge Patton reminds Callie that Yvonne has four bench warrants and the prosecutor is within her rights to remand Yvonne onto custody. Callie tries to explain as she remembers Tony convincing Judge Patton for OR, though Patton isn’t impressed by Tony’s confidence or attitude. Callie has an idea but asks her client to trust her. In the present, Patton asks Callie to take a breath and relax. She apologizes as it’s her first time in a courtroom. Callie argues that the crime is unpaid parking tickets so no one suffered, but Yvonne’s family will if they are put in the system. The judge isn’t entirely convinced but sets the bail at $500 which Kathleen is impressed by. Yvonne appreciates Callie but she can’t raise $500. The bailiff tells Yvonne that her bail is taken care of so she can be processed now.
Callie and Mariana return to the Coterie with Callie apologizing for what happened to her app. Callie’s nice suit smells as it’s become her cheap arraignment suit. Mariana wonders if Malika will be okay which Callie hopes for. Gael interrupts to tell them that Malika is back with her charges dropped.
In Whoosh, Pow, Bang, Davia, Gael, and Alice sing happy birthday to Mariana, who sees Callie walking in, looking very confused. Mariana hugs Callie tightly, saying it’s her birthday, though Callie whispers back that it isn’t.
Callie waits with Yvonne for their appointment with DA Matthews, only to be informed by the receptionist that the DA was called into an emergency meeting. Callie stops DA Matthews and confronts him on rescheduling twice now and she can’t keep bringing her client down. Hanson offers to cut her fines in half in exchange for fifty additional community service hours, which Callie tries to refute as Yvonne works two jobs and has three kids. He refuses to go any lower with his offer and walks away. Kathleen strolls by on her way into a meeting with DA Matthews for Jerod’s case. In a private room, Calle tells Kathleen that Yvonne wants to take the deal which Kathleen isn’t surprised by but doesn’t want Callie to settle. The DA on Jerod’s case enters.
The DA offers one year in prison though Jerod will only serve six with good behavior. When they leave, Callie is upset that Kathleen isn’t doing more for Jerod as she doesn’t want to go to trial. She doesn’t want to drag Jerod through prison for longer than a year which he will be if they pursue trial. She tells Callie that Jerod should take the deal. Callie meets with Jerod to get more information about Deputy Gaffney, with Jerod claiming the deputy took the medicine for himself. He doesn’t give much information as he just wants to go home. She claims they’re still working on it but he needs to be patient.
Alice, Davia, and Gael sing happy birthday to Mariana as Callie walks in. The girls go to their room where Callie is amused by the situation Mariana has managed to get herself in. She also thinks Mariana should tell Evan to stop giving her gifts, though she already talked to Evan. She explains that Evan technically isn’t her boss anymore so she just has to keep her personal and professional lives separate. She plans to tell the fight team girls about her relationship if she and Evan are still dating by the time they get their seed money. A humored Callie reminds Mariana that she can’t celebrate her birthday this year, taking a bite of chocolate cake.
Kathleen and Callie meet with the DA where Kathleen refuses his deal due to Jerod’s claims that Deputy Gaffney took his medication. They think Deputy Gaffney planned to sell the anti-psychotics to addicts. When mixed with cocaine or meth the euphoria experienced is heightened. They have a potential pattern since Deputy Gaffney was fired from a corrections job in New Mexico for suspicion of stealing inmates’ medication. Kathleen remarks how great Callie is despite having just passed the bar. The DA notes that suspicion isn’t proof, but is willing to give a deal for six months jail time for Jerod. Kathleen asks for his real best offer, his bottom line, which is three months plus time served, which gets him released in 30 days. She thanks him for going out on a limb for her, but decides to take the case to trial.
Once they leave the meeting room and are in the hallway, Callie confronts Kathleen about going to trial since it means Jerod will be in prison even longer. Kathleen explains that they could get the city to settle for millions with a lawsuit, and can use the money to expand their caseload and help even more people. Callie thinks they should at least take the DA's offer to Jerod, but Kathleen refuses as she knows that when he gets out he’ll have money for a home and follow-up care as opposed to what he’ll have if he takes the deal. She warns Callie against talking to Jerod any further.
In Klompendansen, Callie and Mariana get ready to leave for Jim and Diane’s party, with Callie feeling weird about going after her relationship with Jamie fell apart. At the Coterie, Callie admits that she doesn’t regret what she did and brings up Jerod’s case, which Mariana isn’t sure he knows about. At the house, Mariana convinces Callie to go in but tells her not to tell anyone she’s dating Evan. They ring the bell and Diane answers happily while wearing Dutch wear.
Diane explains that in honor of Brandon and Eliza’s Amsterdam adventure, she’s throwing a Dutch-themed party where everyone is dressing up. She tells the surprised sisters to go get changed.
Calle and Mariana emerge and hug everyone as they say hello. Callie whispers in Brandon’s ear that he should have warned them about the outfits, and Brandon whispers back that he didn’t think they wouldn’t come if they knew. The moms ring the bell and Diane leaves to get the door, making a snide comment about them being almost on time. When Diane and Jim are gone, Callie learns that Jim and Diane do know about her and Jamie breaking up but not why they broke up. Brandon also reveals that he didn’t warn their moms either.
The Adams Foster and Hunters emerge and Jamie makes his rounds with hugs, remembering Corey from Brandon and Eliza’s engagement party. He hugs everyone until he reaches Callie, who gives him a brisk nod. They take a seat at the table with Diane excusing Jamie from costumes for now. The Hunters and Brandon leave for the table while Stef, Lena, Mariana, Callie, and Jude talk about Connor.
They have assigned seats at the table, with Stef on one end and Jim on the other. Jim asks Jamie how his law firm partners feel about his facial hair, to which Jamie reveals he quit. He didn’t like the track he was on and isn’t sure what he’s doing yet, which upsets Jim. Jim excuses the band so they can talk freely. Eliza chimes in that Jamie might just not know what he wants to do yet, but Jim is convinced that he should have waited to quit until he knew to quit. Mariana adds that she and Callie just quit their jobs which is news to the moms, who thought Callie was still at the clerkship. Callie and Jamie exchange a look from across the table. Mariana tries to cover that she meant Callie’s other job, making Jim question how many jobs she has. Callie explains she left her clerkship early to work at Legal Aid, but now she’s working for a highly regarded defense attorney. Lena asks when this happened. Callie promises she was planning to tell them today. Jim asks Mariana about quitting her job so soon after her app was released, to which Mariana explains it was overrun by white supremacists so she quit. He pointedly asks if he knows any of them. He covers it as a joke but Callie snips back that it isn’t funny. She tells everyone about the verbal attack on Mariana, a revelation that horrifies Stef. Mariana brushes it off as nothing. Diane asks if everyone is ready for their first dish.
The dinner conversations change throughout the course of dinner, though Calle and Jamie exchange looks throughout the meal. Jim asks about the housing bill and the children begin to text one another; Mariana asking Callie if she thinks Jamie really quit but she doesn’t know, Carter confronting Jude if he wants Carter to go to UCLA, to which Jude just wants to be sure Carter isn’t coming for him, and Eliza telling Jamie to make their dad stop talking about politics. Jamie asks Eliza if she has a muzzle, Mariana asks if the party can get any more awkward, and Brandon chiming in that it can as he and Brandon have news. The texting continues between everyone, with Eliza asking if Jamie still loves Callie which Mariana points out to Callie that he does.
Diane promptly asks everyone to put their phones down and the subject changes to why Callie went into criminal law. Jude thinks it’s because of the homeless man who went into her apartment, which is news to the moms. Callie nervously tells Stef that it wasn’t her apartment Jamie’s, which surprises everyone. Callie explains Jerod’s break-in wasn’t criminal, as he was suffering from a mental episode. She explains Jerod’s situation to everyone, including Kathleen’s involvement, much of which is new to Jamie. Diane admires the Adams Fosters family’s need to serve and brings up hearing the homeless people’s lack of shoes.
After the first course, Callie finds the moms and Mariana hiding in a bathroom as they were "taking a break". Lena asks Callie how it is seeing Jamie to which Callie covers that it’s fine. Stef asks why they broke up. She explains why she and Jamie ended things and the situation behind her reasons for telling the tenants the truth. She asks if what she did was wrong and Mariana chimes in that it isn’t. Lena asks Callie if she thinks it was wrong. Callie isn’t sure which Mariana claims isn’t true. Stef tells Mariana, who she affectionately calls “Miss Thing”, to let her sister speak for herself. Callie thought what she was doing was right but didn't know it would end their relationship. Lena thinks it was the right thing to do with Stef knowing how hard it can be to be in a relationship with someone so different. She tells Callie to decide what she’s willing to compromise, prompting Mariana to remark how she knows about that. Lena asks if things are hard with Raj, and Mariana reveals they broke up, which surprises the moms. Mariana quickly reveals that Brandon and Eliza have news, just as he emerges in the bathroom. He chuckles when everyone says they’re taking a break. He tells about the guest house in the back that he usually hides out in. Stef asks what his news is.
The Adams Fosters emerge from the bathroom as a group and run into Diane. Diane asks why they were all in the bathroom, to which they cover that they were washing their hands. Diane introduces them to Fleur, who will be teaching them traditional dances. Everyone lines up outside as Fleur explains Stef’s role in the dance, which includes an instrument. Their attempts are humorous as the group begins to have fun with the dances, eventually getting the hang of everything. Jamie and Callie dance awkwardly together until the song ends.
The families sit down at the table again as more food is served. After dinner ends and the party dwindles to an end, Callie walks to the table to get her phone when she is confronted by Jamie who wants to talk. They go inside where they stand in silence before she kisses him passionately.
Jamie stands at the sink and apologizes to Callie about Jerod. She accepts the apology but notes that it would help if he dropped the trespassing charges. He promises to do it and she asks if he really quit his job, which is a yes and no answer. After they lost the Anwei account he was forced to negotiate his exit. She apologizes to him as she never meant to hurt him personally, prompting him to ask if she meant to hurt him professionally. He asks what she thought would happen to their relationship after that. She thought they could work past it, but he brings up that she was waiting with her bags packed already. He thinks she knew it would end their relationship and made the choice to do it anyway. They began to argue over the tenants and she thought the only choice was to tell the tenants the truth. He wants someone who will choose him first, but she doesn’t think choosing him should mean compromising what she believes in. She doesn’t think that’s love. He thinks she always felt as though she were compromising herself in their relationship. He coolly states that she’s right about it not being love. He picks up his shoes, calling their sex a mistake that never should have happened, and leaves.
Callie joins Mariana, her moms, Brandon, Eliza, and the rest of the Hunters at the door where they say goodbye. Stef, Lena, Callie, Mariana, and Corey leave first. Callie is excited to meet Ka’maya, Corey's half-sister that Stef and Lena have decided to foster, while Mariana knew the nest wouldn’t stay empty long. Lena asks Callie if she got the answer she needed when it came to Jamie. Callie feels that she did get an answer - what she did was the only choice she could have made. Lena is proud of the girls for taking such strong stands, and Mariana blurts out that she’s dating Evan. She presses that she isn’t like Callie and can’t ignore her feelings for principals, especially since Evan is doing the best he can which she’s okay with. Stef and Lena are okay with that since she’s being true to herself which is all they can ask. The sisters hug Stef and Lena, then Corey. As they leave, Stef tells them to text when they get home. Stef whispers to Lena that she’s looking forward to dealing with four-year-old problems and kisses her cheek. Corey waves goodbye to the car as Callie and Mariana leave.
In Because, Men, Callie tries to track down a family member of Jerod’s but doesn’t have much luck as his sister won’t answer. Mariana inquires about the phone call so Callie explains the DA’s offer and Kathleen suddenly wants to take the case to trial, putting Jerod in jail for even longer. Mariana asks if that’s legal, which it is, though it is ethically gray. Kathleen thinks that Jerod can’t decide for himself right now, which is why Callie is trying to track down his sister though Kathleen isn’t apprised of the situation. Mariana points out that Callie doesn’t trust Kathleen, though Callie remembers how Marcus told her about Kathleen leaving her old firm under shady circumstances. She worries she made a mistake.
At work, Tony compliments Callie on going to trial with the possibility of a settlement, so she asks Tony why Kathleen left the firm she built. The other attorney, Rowan, thinks Kathleen got tired of representing rich clients. Callie wonders why they followed blindly so Rowan admits that a friend of his was fired from his job after he transitioned and no one at the firm would take his case, but Kathleen did pro-bono and won. Callie notes that he owes Kathleen but he corrects that he‘s here because he wants to be like her. Tony is here merely to be taught by the best.
Callie arrives at work and Kathleen calls her out on contacting Jerod’s sister, Zoe, who called Kathleen. She invites Callie into the meeting so they can see if she’s here to derail their case. Zoe explains her and Jerod's history and what happened to him over the years. Kathleen thinks a trial will give Jerod a better chance at starting over with enough money to get proper medical treatment and housing. Callie interrupts that it could also mean he’s in jail for over a year awaiting trial. Zoe asks for another option which forces Kathleen to tell her about the DA’s plea deal of three months plus time served but he’ll have to plead guilty and have a record. The next time he's arrested they’ll treat him worse as he’s already a felon, and if he gets two more serious felonies he’ll face 25-years to life. Zoe thinks a trial is the best option but wants to consult Jerod about his options since the decision is his. Kathleen isn’t sure if he can make those decisions. Zoe thinks they should be careful about assuming mentally ill people aren’t capable of making decisions and taking away their right to advocate on their behalf. Kathleen and Callie exchange a look.
Callie meets with Kathleen as she and Zoe went to see Jerod and he decides to go to trial. She drafted questions for Deputy Gaffney for their interviews, but Kathleen disregards them as she doesn’t plan to give them a preview of their strategy. She then tells Callie to stop questioning her and when Callie tries to intervene, Kathleen snaps at her to stop talking. She points out that this is Callie’s third job since law school, she quit her clerkship with a federal appeals judge, and quit legal aid. She warns that if Callie continues this behavior she’ll be looking for her fourth job and no firm will take her based on that record. Callie apologizes but Kathleen tells her that she convinced the judge to move Jerod to an IMD - institute for mental disease, while he awaits trial. She had no intention of letting Jerod sit in jail, and she also got her a new DA on the Yvonne Byers case so they’ll stop giving her the run-around. Callie thanks Kathleen and stresses that she does appreciate the opportunity to learn for her. Kathleen remarks that for this to work, she has to trust her and asks if she can do that. Callie claims that she can so Kathleen instructs her to do a deep-dive on social media for Deputy Gaffney.
Callie and Yvonne meet with the DA who takes their meeting. Jamie enters a few seconds later, as he’s the DDA working on Yvonne’s case.
In Help, Callie and Mariana have trouble sleeping with Rachel’s abrasive snoring. Mariana throws a pillow at her but she sleeps through it. Callie begs Mariana to do something as she has to be up in two hours. Mariana whisper-yells Rachel’s name until the girl jolts awake. The sister quickly lay down pretending to sleep. That morning, Kelly complains to Mariana about someone using all the hot water, making Mariana admit that it's Rachel who is staying with her for a few nights. Callie gives Mariana an amused look. Once alone, Callie asks Mariana how long Rachel is planning to stay since app funding could take a while. She remarks that she’s sorry to be a downer but she needs her sleep.
At the office, Kathleen arrives and is presented with coffee and a bag of treats from Tony and Rowan, the other paralegal in the office. She asks Callie how the meeting with the DA went, prompting Callie to remember the awkwardness of seeing Jamie again. To avoid talking in front of Yvonne, Callie asks Jamie into the hall where she confronts him about being the deputy district attorney. She’s confused as he’s a criminal attorney, but he rebuttals that the job offers weren’t pouring in after he lost the Anwei account at Hoff, Braverman, and Tensley. He was handed Yvonne’s file five minutes ago and didn’t know that Callie was the lawyer on the case. He offers to reschedule until they can get someone else, but Callie doesn’t want to put her client through this again. Jamie is fine with that and has been authorized to reduce the fines by 30% and community service to 50 hours, but Callie argues that Yvonne is a single mother who doesn’t have the time to pick up track for fifty hours. He argues that Yvonne broke the law just as the DA Rothman walks over to ask what is going on. Jamie introduces himself as Callie argues her case, prompting him to take the file from Jamie. He sides with Callie and offers 20 hours, which she finds reasonable. He warns her that they aren’t dropping Jerod Murphy’s charges but if Kathleen thinks she’s going to get a cash settlement she’s wrong, as only Jerod will get hurt in the end. Once he leaves, an annoyed Jamie asks Callie if she plans to get him fired from this job too.
Callie tells Kathleen about the DA lowering Yvonne’s fines and community service hours, and she also researched Deputy Gaffney. Tony congratulates Callie on her success as Rowan answers a call though the caller hangs up. Tony brings up there being an empty office up for grabs. Callie offers drawing straws but Tony offers to throw darts at a bar while getting drinks, though she worries about being hustled. He swears he’s a novice as Rowan thinks that drinking together will be a good bonding opportunity. Callie agrees and leaves to talk with Kathleen.
Kathleen and Callie meet to discuss their findings of Deputy Gaffney, which includes photos of him with large assault rifles, hanging out in large groups, and more. She sees a photo and that sparks her to agree with Callie on interviewing the other deputies.
Callie and Tony have drinks as he attempts to make small talk by asking if she still doesn’t trust Kathleen. He thinks skepticism is a good trait in a lawyer but she suddenly asks if Rowan is coming, just as Rowan texts that he has a migraine coming on. She finishes her wine glass so he asks to buy her another glass, but she excuses herself to use the bathroom. He jokes about a blind date doing that one though she never came back. In the bathroom, Callie notices a stain on her collar and a girl at the sinks gives her a stain remover stick, telling her to keep it. They leave the bathroom to find Jamie in the hallway. He introduces the woman, Nicolette, to Callie, just as the hostess tells them that their table is ready. Callie returns to the bar and accepts the drink after all. Jamie watches her from his table.
Callie is beating Tony at darts but she thinks it’s just beginners’ luck. She proposes that the winner of their darts game takes Rowan on for the officer, wanting to go over the rules though he jokes she doesn’t seem like much of a rule follower. Their playful banter continues until Jamie walks over, introducing himself to Tony. Jamie then turns to Callie to apologize for the other day but she tells him not to worry about it. He tells Tony not to underestimate Callie before leaving. Tony asks who Jamie is but she lies he’s just a DDA. He offers to drive or walk her home but she refuses and leaves.
Kathleen and Callie meet DA Marc Rothman and his associate Nicolette Baptiste, with Nicolette acknowledging their former meeting. The deputies are outside for them to interview, with Callie wanting to speak with Deputy Ross first. Marc leaves to get the Deputy, so Nicolette asks Callie if she got the stain out. Callie claims she did but also didn’t realize Nicolette is in the DA office, with Nicolette clarifying that she is Jamie’s supervisor. Kathleen inquires about who Jamie is but Callie downplays him as just being the DA in her case. DA Rothman enters Deputy Ross, and Kathleen hands the file over to Callie to take charge.
They had agreed previously for Callie to ask the questions since the Deputies won’t take her seriously so they will let their guard down. Kathleen assures Callie that at the right moment she’ll swoop in. Callie asks Deputy Ross how long he’s worked with Deputy Gaffney, slipping up purposely by saying “for the record” despite it being an interview, prompting Deputy Ross to say he has no idea. Callie pushes for an answer and gets a year and a half. She asks if they socialize and he admits to it, with the men in the photo she presents also being deputies. Deputy Gaffney’s interview is next, so Callie asks him to recap what happened between him and Jerod Murphy. Gaffney claims they tried to get the inmate out of his cell but he started swinging, causing Gaffney to be hit in the temple. The guards then pepper-sprayed Murphy and restrained him. Callie asks when they beat him, but the guards claim they didn’t beat him and only restrained him. She shows them photos of his facial bruises, but Ross claims they were inflicted while Gaffney says it was due to Murphy resisting. A third guard claims he arrived later and only saw Gaffney and Ross cuffing Murphy. Gaffney claims he didn’t kick them, but Ross and Gaffney both claim they were self-inflicted.
Callie asks Ross if he has any tattoos so Kathleen interrupts to ask if the tattoo he has is reflected in the photo she slides across, which is of a skull with a military helmet on. He denies having the tattoo until Kathleen shows him a full-body image of Ross having the tattoo on his calf. A matching one is on Gaffney’s calf, though he is more hesitant to answer. The third guard isn’t sure if he’s seen his co-workers with the tattoo. She asks Gaffney how many of the deputies have the same tattoo, but he claims it’s just a brotherhood symbol. She asks if it’s similar to the Aryan Brotherhood but Rothman and Gaffney’s attorney cut her off. They ask her to either ask more questions about the incident or drop the questioning altogether. Kathleen asks if Gaffney and his deputy friends are members of the Headsman in which the beating of Jerod Murphy was an initiation. They end the interview and leave, with Marc asking her what that was about. She confronts him on handing out settlements to people instead of confronting the gangs inside the Sheriff's department which has led to the gangs beating inmates and intimidating other deputies like Fernandez - who she plans to flip. She also plans to confront Gaffney in court about the beating of Jerod Murphy being his initiation for a tattoo, drag in all his other deputy friends, and show their tattoos in court. Kathleen and Callie leave triumphantly.
Callie and Kathleen arrive with Rowan forwarding a message to Kathleen’s office. Tony asks what Callie thinks but she isn’t sure. Rowan asks about how last night went, with Callie claiming it was fine. Tony admits they didn’t determine a winner and they agree to pull straws. Tony sits by Callie and asks if Jamie is just a deputy DA, so she admits that Jamie is her brother’s brother-in-law and her ex. Tony realizes that was why she was flirting but she claims she wasn’t. He isn’t offended but thinks the way he marched over is her succeeding. Kathleen emerges to tell Callie they’re dropping the charges and after the debate, they’re offering a cash settlement for signing an NDA. Since it’s a pro-bono case, Jerod will get all the money. Kathleen then proposes turning the office into a copy room. Callie sits down as Jamie texts asking if they can talk.
Callie meets Jamie at a bar. He doesn’t want to be angry with her anymore and she apologizes again for hurting him. He doesn’t understand how they got to where they am and neither does he. He thinks they are destined to run into one another and which is why he wants this to be over and amicable so they can each move on with their lives. He doesn’t see them being friends but thinks they can be professional, which she agrees that she can be professional. She asks if that is all but he tells her that her boss Kathleen Gale is being investigated by the FBI as he wants her to be aware of what she might be getting into. Callie counters that he’s trying to justify working at the DA’s office by discrediting her boss so she’ll doubt her judgment. He isn’t trying to do that but she tells him that if he wants this to be over and amicable he needs to stop patronizing her as she is a big girl and doesn’t need advice from him of all people. She leaves the bar while he watches in disbelief.
In New Moon, the group sits around a circle of candles and crystals as they take part in a cleansing ritual. Callie remembers Mariana asking if she still has feelings for Gael. In the present, Alice, Callie, Davia, Gael, and Mariana emerge on the roof and compliment the beautiful roof. From the balcony, Mariana and Callie discuss the ceremony since Mariana isn’t thrilled with the idea. Claire texts Mariana to talk about Raj. She remembers collecting Raj’s things to leave in a box on the kitchen table. She opens up to Callie about feeling sad about moving on from Raj, but even though she’s happy with Evan she still loves Raj. Calle understands it’s hard to let go. In the present, Mariana tells Callie about the text from Claire but Callie thinks it can wait. Malika collects everyone’s phones which sparks Mariana to run out with her phone.
Davia asks Alice why she’s staring at Callie, sparking Alice to remember her latest hook-up with Ruby still wanting to keep things casual. She remarks that it’s fun, kisses Alice, and leaves. Callie enters a few moments later and asks if she’s okay and wants to talk about what’s bothering her. In the present, Alice confides in Davia that she’s in love with Callie.
Malika lights sage to begin the ceremony by smudging themselves of negative energy. Mariana can’t reach any of her Coterie members and panics over what it could be. Malika has everyone join hands so Callie whispers to Alice that she hopes she didn’t make things awkward between them, but Alice assures her that isn’t the case. As Malika explains the ceremony, Callie remembers kissing Gael and Mariana telling her that Gael might be the right guy all along. Malika tells everyone to write down their intentions, but Callie leaves to check on Mariana. She assures Alice she’s fine on her own.
Callie searches for her sister and sees Raj’s knocked-over box. The shadow of a creature flicks across the window and begins to make news, prompting her to investigate. She hears sniffing and eating from under the bed. Malika plans to burn the notes in a metal pot so Gael excuses himself to find a pan. Davia notes that they are both writing a lot of intentions and that’s another thing Matt and Gael have in common. Callie looks under the bed and sees glowing eyes, causing her to scream and hide in a closet. She screams for help and he rushes to her aid worriedly. The creature makes noise so she pulls him into the closet and worries that it might get someone else, or that it already got Mariana.
Callie and Gael erupt from the closet covered in coats, hats, and scarves which surprises Davia and Matt. Gael instructs them to hide in their loft until they can trap the creature, which surprises Callie as she thought they were going to kill it. Davia reminds them they are in downtown LA not the wilderness so it might be a fat squirrel. They see a raccoon and everyone runs off. Callie walks around with a hanger in search of the raccoon and calls it a trash panda. She picks up a baseball bat instead. She hears rustling from Alice’s room and bursts in which scares Alice and seconds later a raccoon makes noise behind them.
Alice emerges with softball gear and proposes trapping it in a laundry basket. Alice refuses to let Callie go alone as she can protect her too. Gael, Alice, and Callie leap into the dining room to capture the raccoon. The trio stalks the halls and finds the creature drinking a beer bottle. It retreats into the trash can so Gael flips it upside down to trap it, but it begins to move the can so Alice puts a pile of books on it. Kelly emerges to ask what is going on and scares everyone.
Animal control arrives but Callie, Alice, and Gael turn them away. Kelly emerges with a raccoon and thanks to them, but she needs to find Lucy. Malika, Dyonte, and Isaac dart through the Coterie screaming about the raccoon in the pool until they see Kelly holding the raccoon. Kelly is looking after the creatures for a traveling animal show and gives Ethel to Gael and Callie compliments that Ethel and Gael have the same eyes. Callie and Gael laugh over him using Mariana’s heels to scare the raccoon. He compliments their teamwork skills which she agrees with. He remarks that it’s fun having fun with her, which she agrees with. He then goes to bed while she stays up by the pool.
Alice sweeps up the remnants of the raccoon and Davia confronts her about loving Callie. Alice remembers Callie asking if she’s okay and refusing. Callie is short on rent since there was a problem with her check but Alice assures her that it’s okay she knows Callie is good for it. Alice lays back down when Callie leaves. Alice dreams about Callie kissing her. Davia analyzes the dream which could mean that Alice is tired of not being in the passenger seat but Alice is a bit skeptical that she might be in love with Callie, who overhears the conversation and confronts Davia when Alice goes to bed.
In Trust, Callie calls Ben to ask if he’s still clerking for the federal appeals judge. He brings up her needing a favor and she asks him to use his connections with the judge to see if the FBI is investigating Kathleen. He agrees to see what he can do.
At the office, Kathleen signs for a stack of boxes and tells everyone that they have a new case; Tommy Sung, a 19-year-old high school star quarterback who had a pick of college scholarships until he is replaced by the backup quarterback and his best friend. A few days later, the friend is found at the bottom of a ravine, though the prosecutor’s office believes the boy was hit over the head first. They go to trial in a week if she can’t get a continuance. She instructs them to read the files in the boxes. Rowan remarks on how awesome their first case is, ready to get a photo of them with the boxes. He tells them to have fun with it even though Callie and Tony aren’t thrilled.
Kathleen, Callie, Tony, and Rowan wait for DA Marc Rothman to arrive but he is accompanied by Jamie and Nicolette. Callie lags in handing the notice to Kathleen so Tony helps her sort the files as she slides it over to Nicolette. Kathleen tries to get a continuance but the last attorney delayed it eight months. DA Rothman isn’t open to negotiating so the defense leaves.
Kathleen works late and Callie brings a draft of the continuance to her. She asks about Callie and Jamie’s relationship to which Callie notes that they were too different. She warns Callie not to be rattled when Rothman puts Jamie on the case as he wants to rattle Callie and weaken Kathleen’s flanks. Callie confronts her about being investigated by the FBI which doesn’t surprise Kathleen as she’s challenged many of their cases. She isn’t surprised and hasn’t been since her mother died. She remarks that today is her mother’s birthday so she’s having a pity party. She didn’t pass recently but was only around Callie’s age at the time her mom had a heart attack. Kathleen expects the worst and is only surprised when it doesn’t happen. Callie sympathizes as she lost her mother in a car accident when she was ten. Kathleen notes that it explains her determination, grit, and lack of trust. They share that they were each too young to lose their mothers. Kathleen tells her to remember to rattle them right back.
Callie goes to her desk where she sees that Jamie follows her on Instagram. She posts a photo of her and Tony, cropping Rowan out of the photo. The next day, Kathleen wants to look at the witnesses and anything that could discredit them. Callie takes a phone call from Ben who has confirmed Kathleen is being investigated. He offers to look into it more but she feigned disinterest. After hanging up, she goes back into the room with Kathleen, Tony, and Rowan.
In Driver's Seat, The Coterie group plays a game that Kelly invented, with nearly everyone being confused. Gael compliments her on the game being specific, with help from Callie. Mariana tells Callie that she got their mom a candle of the month subscription, remembering Callie turning down all her ideas so Mariana lies that there was a pop-up sale. Tony arrives to check out the Coterie as he is picking up Callie for a real-life outing, which earns boos from Alice and Kelly.
In the car, Rowan, Tony, and Rowan all have different opinions on whether Tommy is guilty. Earlier in the day, the trio and Kathleen had met with Tommy and his parents to discuss the case. His father is adamant about not taking a plea deal as he is convinced his son is innocent, that he didn’t hurt Zack. He admits to feeling angry about Zack taking his spot but was angry at himself, not Zack. Callie claims three people saw them arguing, with Tony saying they were “horsing around”. Tommy claims he left the part around 11 for beer as he was with Katie. He wasn’t there when Zack died. Callie pulls security footage that shows him at the party around 11:19, with a ten-minute drive to the liquor store. Rowan notes that the medical examiner puts the time of death at 11:25, which is when the monitor on Zack’s wrist saw him flatlining. Tony notes that there are six minutes to spare, which is plenty of time to kill Zack. Kathleen reminds them that they don’t have to prove innocence, just reasonable doubt. She tasks them with driving the route and timing it. It took ten minutes to drive to the store, a minute twenty to shop. Tony makes the cashier card them while Callie takes photos of the cameras and footage. Rowan buys a tic-tac box. The round-trip from the store to the place of death was nineteen minutes and 56 seconds plus two minutes in the story, for a total of roughly 22 minutes. Tony notes that is what the prosecution said which means they don’t have a novel defense. They examine the party area and find the area where Zack died, with Rowan and Tony agreeing that there are plenty of rocks Tommy could have hit Zack with. Callie still isn’t convinced. She remembers talking to Tommy in the office kitchen where she gets him water. He becomes emotional. In the present, she tells Tony that her intuition says he’s innocent.
She attends Yuri’s art gallery showing the next day, and Gael takes Callie a drink when he remembers bumping into Davia as they leave the Coterie. Callie is getting ready when Mariana enters and compliments her appearance. Davia wonders why Gael is playing coy but he just doesn’t want to get hurt again nor does he know what she wants. Callie doesn’t think he’s interested anymore and if she’s wrong, as Mariana points out, she’ll keep a different shade in her purse. At the gallery, Callie and Gael complement each other as he admits there are a ton of important people there. Callie tells him to go introduce himself as Yuri walks over. He calls one of the influencers to meet Gael.
Callie reapplies her lipstick as Gael brings her a bottle of wine to celebrate by the pool. He is excited about all the artists he met that night. He’s surprised Yuri was so effusive after the meltdown, so Gael is planning to get Yuri to see his work so he can get a letter of recommendation and have a show. He apologizes for abandoning Callie all night but she assures him that it’s fine. He remembers seeing Callie and Yuri together at the showcase. Yuri approaches Gael later and compliments Callie, and after ensuring that Gael isn’t interested in her, Yuri asks permission to get Callie's number. Gael tells Callie that Yuri wanted his number and she asks if he would be okay with her dating his boss, to which he claims that if that’s what she wants he wouldn’t want to stand in the way. She tells him that she’s not interested in dating with the hectic nature of work. She then leaves to finish some work. They hug goodnight as she goes back to her apartment.
She is working when Mariana arrives guessing that things didn’t go well with Callie and Gael. Mariana suggests that Gael is playing it cool but Callie isn’t sure, but she has to get work done or Tommy will go to prison. Callie asks about her date with Alice, which Mariana remarks were fun. She remembers telling Alice that if she wants to be in the driver’s seat, she has to stand up for herself and not play games. Alice knows she’s right and remarks on how great Mariana is at this, to which Mariana admits that she isn’t always that way and there is a relationship she feels like the passenger in.
Mariana tells Callie she lied about the candle of the month present being on sale because Callie is always in the driver’s seat and shoots down her ideas. Callie notes that mom wouldn’t have liked any of them, but Mariana is annoyed by this. Their fight escalates to Callie pointing out that Mariana chose LA, The Coterie, their furniture, without consulting. Mariana thinks that lying is the only way she can get what she wants because Callie makes her feel like her opinion isn’t valid. Callie quips back that when Mariana lies she feels like she can’t trust her. Mariana wants them to be a team that compromises, and they promise to try and work on their ideas. Mariana states that the candles are amazing and mom will love them. Callie laughs at this, but when Mariana asks her the time Callie realizes the final piece of their novel defense.
Callie shows the timestamps to Kathleen, pointing out that the security footage in the store is five minutes slow, meaning that Tommy was in the liquor store longer than they thought and wouldn’t have gotten back to the party in time to kill Zack. Kathleen congrats on being amazing.
She is working late when Tony arrives with liquor and glasses to celebrate her saving the day. He’s impressed by her work today. Gael paces his loft. Tony asks Callie if something is going on between her and Jamie, to which she notes that it’s over as she doesn’t want to think about him or anyone else. He’s okay with that. Gael texts a “you up?” message to Callie, who is kissing Tony in the office.
In She's Back, Mariana admits she didn’t think through the situation which Callie thinks is very on-brand for her. Mariana doesn’t think that she should tell the Byte Club girls about her and Evan even if they do sell the pitch, as she doesn’t think they’ll be accepting; they resent, dislike, and distrust him. Callie reminds her that she can’t keep her relationship a secret forever. Mariana asks about the court case and learns that Kathleen is presenting Callie’s novel defense argument in the hopes of getting a continuance. They wish one another luck as Callie leaves. She boards the elevator as Gael arrives and she opens it for him.
In the elevator, Callie tells Gael that she texted him back, to which he lies that he fell asleep and figured out what he wanted to talk about. She asks what his plans are today to which he remarks that he’s quitting his internship.
Kathleen, Callie, Tony, and Rowan arrive at the courthouse. Jamie, Nicolette, and DA Rothman are already seated. The defense takes a seat and the judge is ready for them to present. FBI agents arrive to arrest Kathleen Gael. Kathleen tells Callie to make the argument and convinces her she can do it. Kathleen waves her rights and leaves with the agents. The judge asks how the defense would like to proceed, with Callie standing to present the argument for the defense. Rothman tells Jamie to take the counter for this one, and Jamie stands to respond for the prosecution.
Callie presents her case about the time stamp on the security footage being five minutes slow, and Jamie objects as the equipment might have changed or someone tampered with it. Callie presents a signed affidavit saying it’s the same as it was the night of the murder. Jamie argues that their case doesn’t depend solely on the timeline as they have a motive, eyewitnesses, and Callie attempts to plead her case in defense of her client though Jamie cuts her off. She abruptly tells him that she’s speaking, a statement that silences the courtroom. Callie continues to present her case. Jamie asks if she's finished and she mutters that's she's probably not. He points out that it’s another stall tactic while Callie rebuttals that her client deserves a fair trial. The judge grants a two-week continuance.
Callie, Rowan, and Tony leave the court with her plan to wait for Kathleen’s instructions. Jamie calls Callie over and she excuses Tony and Rowan to meet with him. Jamie assures her that Rothman assigned him to the rebuttal but Callie is fine with it as she knows Rothman is just trying to get under her skin. He doesn’t believe that Rothman knows that Callie is his ex, but she tells him to think about it as he just started at the DA’s office and wouldn’t normally be working a murder case. As she walks away, Jamie calls her back to tell her that Kathleen is in serious trouble. She isn’t interested and leaves.
She arrives at work to find things ransacked since the FBI was there. They haven’t heard from Kathleen yet. Callie gets a text from Gael about wanting to talk about them. Tony asks if everything is okay, reminding her of them making out and her cutting it off before anything happens. In the present, she tells him that everything is fine. She goes to Gael’s loft and Isabella is there too. He tells her that they should talk later, so Callie leaves. She gets a call from Kathleen that she answers. She meets Kathleen at the office as Kathleen wants her to be her lawyer.
Callie met with Jamie before seeing Kathleen, as she wants to know the truth about why the FBI is investigating Kathleen. He remarks that the official report is for witness tampering, but unofficially, she was representing a major player in the Chinese mob, Albert Chen. Jamie explains that Albert was wanted for money laundering and racketeering and it looked like Kathleen was going to get him off until she learned Albert’s wife was going to testify against him. The wife disappeared and the case fell apart. Callie is confused about what that has to do with Kathleen, to which he explains the FBI thinks she was complicit in the disappearance. Callie presses what that means so Jamie admits that they believe the wife was murdered and that Kathleen knows where the body is buried. He doesn’t want to see Callie get hurt.
Callie tells Kathleen that she knows what the FBI is charging her with and asks if she had something to do with it. Kathleen asks if she’s her lawyer, so Callie takes a seat. Kathleen admits that she did have something to do with it.
She returns to The Coterie where Gael apologizes to Callie about Isabella being in his loft as he wasn’t expecting her. Callie asks why she was there and he admits that Isabella told him that she's pregnant with his baby. She's keeping it and he can't let her do this alone. They exchange a very emotional look.
- Jude Adams Foster - Jude is Callie's younger half-brother as they share the same mother but a different father. They share a strong bond with each other, having had to rely heavily on each other during their six-year time period in the foster system. Callie often acted as a mother toward Jude, something that occasionally annoyed him following their arrival at the Adams Foster House. Their relationship faltered a few times, however, they ultimately remained extremely close. Callie was openly supportive of Jude's sexuality and liked almost all of his boyfriends, while Jude was supportive of her relationships - except for her one with Brandon. Jude was adopted into the Adams Foster Family before Callie due to complications with her biological father, which upset Jude. When Callie was finally adopted, he was thrilled and they were able to live together once more. They drifted apart during college, and due to Jude's emotional state and it being more of a challenge for her, Callie took a job offer in Los Angeles to be closer to him.
- Sophia Quinn - Sophia is Callie's younger half-sister via their father, Robert Quinn. The girls were unaware of each other's existence for fifteen years until Callie was going to be adopted by the Adams Foster Family. They met and instantly felt a connection to one another, and started to form a bond that resembled that of a sisterly one. They eventually became friends and called each other sisters. Their biggest falling out happened when Sophia blocked Callie from getting adopted by Stef and Lena, however, they were eventually able to reconcile. Callie even supported Sophia through her parents' painful separation and divorce, and Sophia lent a helping hand during the Justice4Jack campaign.
- Brandon Foster - (Brandon and Callie) Brandon and Callie first met when Stef and Lena brought Callie into their house, and they became foster siblings. However, their relationship evolved rather quickly to a romantic one. While they tried to deny these feelings, they eventually grew became an official couple despite the various roadblocks. When Stef's father dies, Brandon is tempted to tell everybody that they're dating, but Callie isn't ready. After a tough time, they agree to a mutual break up yet also confirm they do love each other - but Callie needs a family more than a romance. Their relationship eventually became platonic and sibling-like. They kissed a few times after this and even had sex while Callie was under the impression that she wouldn't be getting adopted. They later exchanged "I love you"s and After a difficult time on deciding what to do, they break up again in order for Callie to finally get adopted and agree to keep quiet about their night together. Callie was later adopted and they became adoptive siblings, and never dated again, despite lingering feelings resurfacing every now and again. Brandon later married Eliza Hunter.
- Mariana Adams Foster - (Callie and Mariana) Mariana is Callie's adoptive sister and one of her best friends following Brandon. Callie was originally off-put by Mariana's seemingly privileged and spoiled attitude. The two had such strong, differing, personalities that they got into many arguments. When Stef and Lena decided to fully foster Callie and her younger brother, Jude, Callie was moved into Mariana's room. This led to them fighting more and simultaneously developing a deeper bond. Their biggest falling outs concerned Callie's relationship with Brandon, as well as Mariana's inability to keep a secret combined with both girls' lies. As the years passed, the girls only grew closer and referred to one another as sisters, especially after Callie was finally adopted into the family. After graduating college, the girls moved to Los Angeles and became roommates, where they currently are embarking on the next chapter of their lives. Their relationship in LA was initially similar to that of what they had in San Diego - close, bickering, yet always supporting one another. This began to change as they drifted apart, with Mariana growing closer to the clique of girls in The Coterie, while Callie yearned for a different lifestyle. They had a large falling out when old resentments came back to haunt them, including Callie's relationship with Gael Martinez despite Mariana's feelings for him. Their lies to one another reached a breaking point, especially when Callie learned that Mariana was part of a group chat called the "Coterie Bitches" that dedicated most of their time to hating on Callie. This being the metaphorical straw, Callie moved out of their apartment leaving only a letter to Mariana explaining that she will uphold her end of the lease until Mariana finds a new roommate. This strain lasted for months, as they seemed to agree that they are "sisters but not best friends." It took their personal lives crumbling for them to reconnect, and Callie to move back into the Coterie.
- Jamie Hunter - (Callie and Jamie) Jamie and Callie first met in "Meet the Fosters" at Eliza and Brandon's engagement party. They talked about being lawyers, with Callie finishing up her last year at UCSD and about to begin clerking while Jamie was working with a law firm. They bickered playfully over politics since Jamie is a corporate lawyer while Callie wanted to do the opposite. When Callie moved to Los Angeles, she reconnected with Jamie. They were initially friends, with him wanting more. They then entered a non-committed relationship where Callie was romantically involved with her fellow The Coterie resident, Gael Martinez. When Jamie and Gael both no longer wanted to be non-exclusive, Callie was forced to choose between the men and chose Jamie. Their relationship only progressed until they moved in together, initially because Callie wanted to escape The Coterie, but eventually became equal renters of the apartment. They have both said I love you, and have plans to take their relationship slow. So far, their biggest obstacle has been their differing political careers and professional goals.
- Gael Martinez - (Callie and Gael) Gael is a fellow resident at The Coterie, the communal living place in which Callie and Mariana moved into. The two bonded on Callie's first night at the apartment and talked for hours about their aspirations, jobs, and art. They formed a bond and had a connection. This quickly led to them having sex in Gael's loft the night Callie moved in, despite the fact that Callie's sister, Mariana, had previously expressed interest in him. However, Callie was unaware of the fact that Gael was the man that Mariana was interested in until later. Callie and Gael had sex again, and then Callie tried to avoid him as much as possible. At the end of the day, Callie and Mariana witness Gael having sex in his loft with another man, and Mariana gives up her previous claim to Gael. Callie avoids Gael for several days before the large party at The Coterie. There, Gael and Callie dance and drink together and both get wasted. In the meantime, Callie confides in her brother Jude Adams Foster about her concerns about dating a bisexual man. Jude tells her to just act normal and be herself, and she takes his advice. On the roof that night, Callie and Gael talk about him being bisexual. Gael assumes she has an issue with it, and when she says she doesn't, the two begin a non-exclusive relationship. Their relationship eventually falls apart.
- Wyatt Casey - Wyatt was Callie's first boyfriend when she was released from Juvie and her rebound from Brandon. They dated for a while and even fell in love. During her relationship with Wyatt, Callie was forced to confront a number of tragedies from her past, including her rape, trust issues, and insecurities. They remained friends after their breakup until Callie learned that he had sex with her adoptive sister, Mariana, and they had a falling out.
- AJ Hensdale - Callie and AJ are currently friends, former foster siblings, and exes. Their relationship had somewhat of a rocky start in the beginning. Callie first met AJ in while he was a runaway living on the streets. AJ had been standing on the sidewalk, asking passersby for money, which included Callie. When Callie dismissed him and said she didn't have any money to give him, and AJ harassed her and told her to "get back to her privileged life". Callie, offended, stopped walking and yelled that he doesn't know anything about her. They interacted several times after this, and she helped get him off the streets and into a safe foster home. They became friends, and he eventually started developing feelings for her and they started dating before they fell in love. Their relationship started to crumble when Callie met Aaron Baker, which caused AJ to become jealous. They broke up for good after Callie caught him kissing another girl, and he angrily lashed out at her and called her selfish and too much to handle. She was deeply hurt by this, and it affected her in her next relationship, which was with Aaron. They eventually were able to be friendly toward one another.
- Aaron Baker - Callie and Aaron met each other in the episode "Trust". The two get along right now and becomes friends. However, despite Callie having a boyfriend, the attraction between the two only grow. Eventually, in the episode "Dirty Laundry", they shared their first kiss. They were in a serious relationship for quite some time, though they broke up at some point after graduation. They remain close friends.
- Malika Williams - Malika and Callie meet when Callie moves into The Coterie. While they don't initially bond they later do over their past in the foster care system and the way they grew up. They become friends, especially when Malika learns that Callie is an ally in the judicial system. Callie has repeatedly gone out of her way to assist Malika in her many legal issues, including helping her navigate a restraining order issued by Judge Curtis Wilson. She felt betrayed by Malika when she learned of the Coterie Bitches group chat, in which Malika, Davia, Alice, and Mariana made fun of Callie behind her back. Malika has yet to acknowledge the incident, with Callie moving out of The Coterie when the pressure became too much. When she returned to The Coterie, things seemed to settle down, with Callie once again going out on a limb for Malika by helping her jail mate Yvonne Byers.
- Tony Britton - Tony is Callie's colleague at Kathleen Gale's legal clinic. Tony is a progressive, charismatic, and occasionally condescending, paralegal. When Kathleen suddenly hires Callie at the clinic, Tony nicknames her an impulse buy but doesn't patronize her. He is impressed when Callie plays Judge Patton during a case by learning from Tony's mistake of being arrogant despite it being his first time in court. Callie opts for a nervous approach that wins Judge Patton over as he views her as down-to-earth. Tony begins to pay more attention to Callie and listens to her, eventually proposing that all the paralegals go out for drinks after work. Callie accepts but is unaware that Rowan, another paralegal, makes Tony do his PD overflow in exchange for Rowan not going so the duo can be alone. They played darts, had drinks, and an overall decent time until their conversation was interrupted by Callie's ex-boyfriend. Tony admitted later that he knew Callie was using her to make her ex jealous and wasn't bothered by that or her flirting.
Notes and Trivia
- Callie's Instagram account is @calliejac.
- Her middle name is Quinn, the surname of her biological father, Robert Quinn. Callie's mother, Colleen, lied and said Quinn was an old family name.
- She was officially adopted and became an Adams Foster in, "Lucky".
- She wore her hair in a ponytail at night.
- In high school, Callie worked part-time at Not A Burger Stand with her friend, Daphne Keene. She also regularly volunteered at a drop-in center for foster kids until she was fired in, "Wreckage".
- Callie has an auricle piercing in her left ear.
- Her favorite milkshake flavor is vanilla, a trait she shares with Robert.
- As a result of being in the foster system since the age of ten with her younger brother, Callie had to essentially take on a maternal role to Jude. She had trouble adapting to him no longer needing her as a maternal figure.
- Callie co-founded Fost and Found, a site for foster children to come together and use their voice.
- She is the only character out of her siblings not participate in on-screen underage drinking.
- Callie has an artistic side and is a talented singer, guitar player, photographer, and artist.
- She gained a 4.0 GPA at UCSD and graduated magna cum laude.
- Callie was the editor of "The Law Review" in UCSD.
- She was a clerk for Federal Judge, Curtis Wilson until she quit to pursue a law career rooted in activism.
- She is the second Adams Foster to live with someone she was dating, following Brandon, who briefly lived with Cortney Strathmore.
- Callie passed the bar exam in "Capoeira".
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Characters (The Fosters)
|Main||Stef Adams Foster • Lena Adams Foster • Brandon Foster • Callie Adams Foster • Mariana Adams Foster • Jude Adams Foster • Jesus Adams Foster • Mike Foster|
|Recurring||AJ Hensdale • Emma Kurtzman • Ana Gutierrez Foster • Connor Stevens • Daphne Keene • Aiden • Becka • Carmen • Cole • Cortney Strathmore • Declan Rivers • Gabriel Duncroft • Grace • Hayley Heinz • Jack Downey • Jill Quinn • Kelsey • Kiara • Lexi Rivera • Logan Bayfield • Lou Chan • Mat Tan • Monte Porter • Mr. Timothy • Nick Stratos • Noah Walker • Poppy Sinfuego • Rafael • Rita Hendricks • Robert Quinn • Sophia Quinn • Talya Banks • Taylor • Tess Bayfield • Vico Cerar • Wyatt Casey • Ximena Sinfuego • Zac Rogers|
|Minor||Amanda Rogers • Captain Roberts • Chase Dillon • Dana Adams • Daria • Devonee • Donald Jacob • Eliza Foster • Ernesto Rivera • Evan • Frank Cooper • Gabi • Joe Gray • Karina Sánchez • Kat • Kyle Snow • Liam Olmstead • Nathan Adams • Olivia • Sarah • Sharon Elkin • Sonya Rivera|
Characters (Good Trouble)
|Main||Callie Adams Foster • Mariana Adams Foster • Malika Williams • Alice Kwan • Gael Martinez • Curtis Wilson • Davia Moss • Dennis Cooper • Jamie Hunter|
|Major||Alex Wood • Andre Johnson • Angela Miller • Benjamin • Bryan • Casey Pierce • Claire Badgley • Dom Williams • Dyonte • Elijah Adrieux • Evan Speck • Yuri Ellwin • Gina Spero • Isaac Hall • Isabella • Joey Riverton • Joseph Turner • Josh Mandela • Kathleen Gale • Kelly • Kendra Zahir • Lindsay Brady • Marcus • Matt • Melina Abdullah • Nicolette Baptiste • Patrisse Cullors • Rachel Boyle • Raj Patil • Rebecca • Ruby • Sam Higgins • Sandra Thompson • Sumi • Teresa • Tony Britton|
|Minor||Bonnie Moss • Cary Plack • Diana • Gwen Tuckerman • Jazmin Martinez • Jeff Maxwell • Jennifer Cooper • Kate Nguyen • Libby Wilson • Margaret Cho • Meera Mattei • Rafael Martinez • Rowan • Tate Wilson • Tolu Eze • Trea Kwan • Yari Clarke|