Mariana’s lack of luck in love has caused her to focus her attention on other matters – namely, her spot on the dance team and the insecurity that she feels about her talent. While Mariana thinks that she’s an okay dancer, she doesn’t think that she’s up to snuff compared to her teammates, causing her to fear being cut and tossed back into the open water of Anchor Beach. Mariana finally found a place she thought she belonged, so the last thing that she wants is to lose the built-in peer group that the dance team provides. But if she does find herself out the outside of the dance team bubble looking in, has she found someone to keep her company in Mat?
On the next episode of The Fosters, Mariana and Hayley decide to make dinner for their double-date with Mat and Jesus. It’s a wonder that Mariana even accepted a date from Mat, seeing as how he’s antagonized her every time he’s been around her, yet she might be the one who messes things up if the dinner turns out poorly or if Jesus won’t let the two get to know one another. Mariana’s lack of cooking experience combined with her lack of experience in the dating world make this double-date all the more nerve-wracking, as she has to create a delicious meal and get over her anxiety around boys in order for the night to be somewhat worthwhile. If things turn out well, though, and Mat is on his best behavior, she might have found someone to spend time with if her position on the dance team grows more uncertain.
Elsewhere on The Fosters, Callie pays a visit to her friends at Girls United, while Stef receives a concerning letter from Ana and Brandon considers the possibility of therapy after what happened with Dani.
The Fosters airs Mondays at 9:00 on ABC Family.
How do you think Mariana’s date with Mat will go? Will Callie’s visit to Girls United give her some perspective on how far she’s come? Should Brandon get into therapy after his experience with Dani and her subsequent arrest?