- "Feliz, noche buena!"
- —Gael to Jazmin
Good Trouble will reunite the cast of The Fosters when the Adams-Foster clan comes to The Coterie to spend Christmas with Callie and Mariana. Callie struggles to tell her moms about quitting her clerkship, while Mariana agrees to volunteer for a holiday festival for the underprivileged. Alice is hiding a secret from The Coterie, and Davia strolls down memory lane with Dennis, opening old wounds.
- Maia Mitchell as Callie Adams Foster
- Cierra Ramirez as Mariana Adams Foster
- Zuri Adele as Malika Williams
- Sherry Cola as Alice Kwan
- Emma Hunton as Davia Moss
- Tommy Martinez as Gael Martinez
- Josh Pence as Dennis Cooper
- Beau Mirchoff as Jamie Hunter
- Sarunas J Jackson as Isaac Hall
- Anastasia Leddick as Kelly
- Hailie Sahar as Jazmin Martinez
- Daisy Eagan as Joey Riverton
- Teri Polo as Stef Adams Foster (Special Guest Star)
- Sherri Saum as Lena Adams Foster (Special Guest Star)
- David Lambert as Brandon Foster (Special Guest Star)
- Hayden Byerly as Jude Adams Foster (Special Guest Star)
- Noah Centineo as Jesus Adams Foster (Special Guest Star)
- Megan West as Eliza Foster (Special Guest Star)
- Spencer List as Carter Hunter
- Robert Gant as Jim Hunter
- Susan Walters as Diane Hunter
- J. Mallory McCree as Dom Williams
- Juan Carlos Cantu as Rafael Martinez
- Alex Fernandez as Hugo Martinez
- Ruth Zalduondo as Mrs. Martinez
- Cedric Jo as Young Dom Williams
- Kendall Joy Hall Young Malika Williams
- TBA as Mrs. Williams
Notes and Trivia
- This is the first holiday special in Good Trouble.
- It will be a two-hour special event and is the first two-hour episode in The Fosters/Good Trouble universe.
- The first hour is called, "Nochebuena" and the section hour as, "A Very Coterie Christmas".
- Marketing for the episode labeled it as, "Christmas at The Coterie". However, it's unclear if this is the episode title or not.
- Joanna Johnson teased that cameos from The Fosters cast could be possible, as she, "can't imagine Callie and Mariana spending the holidays alone".
- On August 6, 2019, Bradley Bredeweg was scouting locations for the holiday episode.
- Production officially began on August 27, 2019.
- While some filming began in late August, official filming didn't begin until September 2, 2019.
- This is the first episode of the series not to feature Callie as a Coterie resident.
- Nochebuena is the first episode to feature every member of the Adams Foster family since The Fosters series finale, "Where the Heart Is".
- Stock footage from "Where the Heart Is" and "DTLA" are shown.
Behind the Scenes
Mariana: Um... So... My Christmas wish is for... Peace on Earth, of course.
Malika: An end to hate and violence.
Callie: A system where justice really is for all.
Lena: That I can make a difference.
Mariana:That Raj calls me.
Jude: "The secret of happiness is not found in seeking more. But in developing the capacity to enjoy less". Socrates.
Gael: To unite my family.
Malika: Find joy.
Callie: Fight for what's --
Stef: That we stop putting children --
Gael: In cages.
Davia: To not be such an asshole.
Brandon: Try not to lose hope.
Davia, Callie, Alice, Mariana, Malika, Jude: Hope.
Stef and Lena: Hope.
Davia: That I win the lottery.
Brandon: That I'll be a good father.
Stef: That Lena will understand.
Malika: That I can forgive my mother.
Callie: That we save our country.
Stef: Save our planet.
Alice, Gael, Jude, Callie, Malika, Mariana: Save our planet.
Davia: Save Venice.
Alice: That I can save Christmas.