|“||And I just want it to be over and amicable so we can both just go on with our lives. I mean, uh, I don't really see us being friends, but I do think we can be professional.||”|
Jamie is the oldest son of Jim and Diane Hunter, as well as the older brother of Eliza and Carter. Jamie is a lawyer based in Los Angeles, who worked for a corporate law firm before he resigned to work for the district attorney's office as a deputy DA. He is a close friend and romantic interest of Callie Adams Foster.
Jamie was born in the 1990s to Jim and Diane Hunter. In 1996, his younger sister, Eliza was born. A few years later, his youngest sibling and only brother, Carter was born. Jamie graduated high school and attended Harvard school of law where he earned his law degree. He clerked with a few judges while he worked on passing the bar exam. At some point, after he passed the bar, he was hired by Hoff, Braverman and Tensely, a prestigious law firm based in Los Angeles, California.
Passionate, kind, flirtatious, and cocky, Jamie knows exactly how to win someone over. He is a good lawyer with impeccable instincts, but his over-assertive nature often gets him trouble. Jamie has a bantering-flirtation with Callie since her quick wit matches his. He is always available to help Callie when she calls, though his motives for helping her are mainly driven by his crush on her.
He is tall standing just over six-foot, with a muscular build and dark features, with contrasting green eyes. In "The Fosters", his hair is wavy and he is clean-shaven, and he wore relaxed casual clothing while in Turks. In "Good Trouble", his hair is a bit longer and curlier and he has a trimmed beard. He is seen only in expensive suits.
He is first introduced in "Meet the Fosters" as the charismatic older brother of Eliza, Brandon's fiancee. Jamie is a high-profile lawyer that works in corporate law. He hits it off with Callie and the two engage in harmless flirting and teasing.
In Turks & Caicos" Jamie comforts Callie and they open up to one another. The flirting intensifies and they eventually kiss and share drinks. Callie also states that she is torn over which clerkship to take since one is with a democratic female judge and the other is with a conservative male judge.
In "Where the Heart Is", Jamie advises her to take the clerkship with Judge Wilson in LA, since Wilson will challenge her more. Jamie also slyly mentions that he will be in LA and they could always meet up for drinks.
Callie reunites with Jamie when she arrives in Los Angeles, as he is one of the few lawyers she knows in the city. She retains him as her lawyer for a dollar. She is finding it difficult to clerk for a conservative judge, Judge Wilson, who now wants her to write memos from his point of view. Jamie advises that she write the memos as her competitive side may have influenced her choices. Since Wilson is on the fence about his stance on the particular case, Jamie thinks Callie's view of things could help make a difference. After their initial meeting, she contacts him several more times for legal advice, whether it relates to her work or her living situation.
She also asks him to meet with Jazmin Martinez, a transgender woman whose job is wrongly terminated after her gender identity is revealed. Jamie helps Jazmin by counseling her on her various legal options, and continues to support Callie in her quest for answers regarding both Judge Wilson and Jamal Thompson. Jamie and Callie grow closer and eventually kiss, though she her open relationship with Gael Martinez complicates things. She brings Jamie as her date for Davia's birthday, which allows Jamie to show a more relaxed and outgoing version of himself. From dancing shirtless with go-go dancers to calling Callie out on her selfishness when it comes to their relationship, the night ends smoothly when Callie chooses to be in a committed relationship with Jamie.
Their relationship impacts Callie's work life, as she continues to ask Jamie for help in her independent investigation of the Jamal Thompson case and the LAPD's involvement in his murder. Jamie learns that one of the officers involved in the shooting was present when the chief of police claimed it was easier and cheaper to let police-involved shooting victims die. He warns Callie not to do something she might regret. In the meantime, Callie's relationship with Gael becomes more complicated when Gael makes his feelings for her known.
In Capoeira, Callie checks her messages to Jamie but he hasn’t responded yet. 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 Jared returning and causing problems. Callie doesn’t think he’ll be safer in jail, but Jamie disagrees and leaves for work. Later that day, Mariana 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 Klompendansen, Jamie visits his parents house to celebrate Eliza and Brandon's trip to Amsterdam. He is late and arrives last, finding Carter and Jude alone on the balcony. He asks Carter where everyone is, learning that Diane took everyone on the tour. Carter warns him that Callie is here. The Adams Foster and Hunters emerge and he makes his rounds with hugs, choosing to hug the moms at the same time much to Stef's surprise. She asks if Jamie remembers Corey and he does, noting that he was at Brandon and Eliza’s engagement party. He hugs everyone else until he reaches Callie, who gives him a brisk nod. They take a seat at the table with Diane excusing Jamie from costumes.
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. Callie explains she left her clerkship early to work at Legal Aid, but now she’s working for a highly regarded defense attorney, which is news to Jamie though he stays quiet.
Jim shifts the focus to politics and shames progressives for wanting to bring socialism to America, with Stef defending her stance on free Medicare and social security. Diane asks for politics to stop but Jim presses the issue. Jamie intervenes that they should table the conversation for now. This prompts Jim to ask why, since Jamie is a proud Republican. Jamie corrects that he’s independent now, much to Jim’s surprise. Jim asks Lena what she’s working on in Sacramento to which she says homelessness and housing.
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 Jamie obliges. 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 surprises the moms. Callie nervously tells Stef that it wasn’t her apartment but 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, and Jamie looks at her surprised.
After dinner, everyone lines up outside as Fleur, a Dutch dance instructor, explains the types of dances they will be performing. 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.
When the dancing is over and the last meal abruptly ends when Jim and Diane fight, the groups disperse. 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.
In Because, Men, Jamie starts his new job as a Deputy District Attorney for the Los Angeles DA's office, ready to take his first case. When he enters the meeting room his floored to see that Callie is waiting. She asks why he's here so he explains his new job situation and that he's here to meet his first case, Yvonne Byers, who happens to be Callie's client.
In Help, 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.
That night at a bar, Jamie is waiting in the hallway for Nicolette Baptiste, who emerges form the bathroom alongside Callie. 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 a drink from Tony. Jamie watches her from his table.
Later that evening, Jamie interrupts Tony and Callie's playful banter, 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.
The next morning, 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. She then gets a text message from Jamie 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 storms out of the bar while he watches in disbelief.
- Main article: Callie and Jamie
Jamie and Callie first met when Eliza's family came to meet the Foster family for Brandon and Eliza's engagement party. They had friendly bickering due to their opposing stances in both politics and social standing. Jamie mentioned that he worked for the "big bad corporation" while Callie's main interest was to change the large corporation's agendas. They continued to bicker as well as flirt until they arrived in Turks. The pair grew closer there until they eventually kissed, with Jamie suggesting that she take the job in LA, hinting at the fact that he would be there as well. When she arrived in LA they began a friendship that quickly turned romantic, with them escalating to a serious relationship where they lived together. Their relationship fell apart, however, when Callie stole his legal documents when she learned his firm was representing Anwei, an account that planned to convert low income apartments into another prison. After warning the tenants, they agreed that she should move out and they eventually ended their relationship. Later, it is revealed that he is the new Deputy District Attorney who works with him on a case. He refuses to compromise when another deputy offered to help her. He asked if she is trying to get him fired again. He is later seen at a restaurant with Nicolette on a date, when Callie runs into them. Callie flirts with someone to make him jealous and it works as he walks over. When they meet later he says he wants them to remain cordial for the sake of their professional careers, but doesn't want to be her friend. He also explains that her boss, Kathleen Gale is being investigated by the FBI, and she blows up in response. He is seen at the DA's office multiple times regarding multiple cases. He was put on a specific case to intimidate and distract Callie. When Kathleene was arrested before the defense can present their argument, she asks Callie to argue and for that Jamie was opposing her. They get into a heated debate in court while presenting the argument and after they leave the court room he warns her Kathleen is in deep trouble. Callie later asks him to meet and they meet in his office where he explains the charges against Kathleen Gale.
Notes and Trivia
- Jamie is the older brother of Carter and Eliza Hunter.
- He was a lawyer who worked with a law firm based in Los Angeles before being forced to leave.
- He is first seen in Good Trouble giving Callie some much-needed advice about her job and a complicated work situation.
- Jamie helped Jazmin find a lawyer who specializes in transgender casework.
- During a challenge for Davia's birthday party, he danced shirtless with a go-go dancer.
- Jamie is the anonymous buyer of Gael's art piece from "The Eight".
|Jamie Hunter has a photo gallery.|
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|
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