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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Some thoughts on Jonnor

If you follow EWSnaps on Snapchat (or Gavin MacIntosh on Tumblr), then you have probably seen the video from Gavin that he is no longer playing Connor on The Fosters.  Honestly, I should have seen it coming.  After all, the show sent Connor to San Francisco in a move that didn't make a whole lot of sense and then they had him and Jude break up last night in a move which made even less sense.  I can only assume that there was some reason why they had to write Connor off the show, whether that is because either Gavin or Hayden no longer wanted to do the story or for some other reason, and they did it in one of the most extraordinarily clumsy ways I have ever seen.

The news is not official yet, but I think we can take Gavin's word for it.  I must admit to being immensely disappointed.  The Jonnor storyline was so groundbreaking for many reasons and was such an inspiration to so many people that the way they ended it seemed to be too sudden and almost disrespectful.  They spent almost a season and a half hinting at the two of them coming together and then spent half of a season finally bringing them together, only to break them up another half season later in a move which looked tremendously hurried and nonsensical.

While shows are always welcome to create the storylines they want to create, it seems to me that a major story like this one deserves a much better send off.  It really seems that once they got the two of them together, the writers didn't know what to do with Jonnor.  That's just my opinion, but that's why I'm writing this.  I would love them to bring Connor back and do a service to this groundbreaking couple, even if it is to break them up properly rather than in a hurried video message and with texts and what not happening off screen.

Your thoughts?