‘The Fosters’ Emotional Season Premiere Tackles The Reality Of Guns In Schools [Spoilers]

Season 4 of Freeform’s The Fosters kicked off last night and left fans on the edge of their seat wondering what could possibly happen next.

Warning: major spoilers below, if you have not watched the season premiere of The Fosters, you may not want to read any further.

During the Season 3 finale, we saw Nick, Mariana’s boyfriend and Jesus’ friend, witness a kiss between Mariana and Mat. The kiss instantly fills Nick with rage, and he heads off to his dad’s warehouse to burn up the Romeo & Juliet set for Brandon’s senior project. The next day after setting the fire, Nick is seen sitting in his car with a gun in the glove box.

Last night, The Fosters Season 4 premiere picked up right where the Season 3 finale left off- with Nick sitting in his car, staring at the gun. After a few moments, Nick grabs the weapon, stuffs it in his backpack, and heads into the school. Nick first encounters Jesus, who notices he is acting a bit strange, but doesn’t think much into it even though Nick thanked him for being such a good friend.

Nick then receives several texts from Mariana, who he agrees to meet at her request. With the gun tucked into the back of his pants, Nick heads off to find Mariana to talk about what he saw happen between her and Mat. Mariana can instantly tell something is wrong with Nick, but never sees the gun. She tries to convince Nick that the kiss was just a goodbye, but he doesn’t believe her. Luckily, the pair was interrupted by the school security guard before anything could escalate.

Meanwhile, Lena is in the principal’s office talking to Nick’s father, who said he is going to sue the school because he never gave permission for the play to be held at his warehouse, which he just discovered had been burned down. When questioned about Nick’s whereabouts, Lena discovers that he isn’t in class although his car is in the school parking lot. Steph starts getting curious and asks Nick’s father if he owns a gun, to which he admits he does. However, when they went to look for it, they found that it was gone.

A “code blue” was immediately issued, putting the whole school on lock-down. The S.W.A.T team arrived, along with other police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel, in preparation for what could have been a deadly disaster. Luckily, the authorities were able to evacuate all the students, but Nick was still at large.

At the end of the episode, Steph, Lena, and the kids arrive at their home. Although we see Nick in the house, when Steph does a sweep of the home, she doesn’t find him and says it is all clear. The premiere then ended, leaving fans terrified for the family as an armed intruder lurks in their home.

Watch the trailer for Season 4 episode two of The Fosters below.