The Fosters returns for the second half of its debut season on January 13, and a familiar face is joining the cast! Marla Sokoloff, of Party of Five, Full House, and The Practice fame, will play Mike Foster (Danny Nucci)'s sober coach and eventual love interest.
To recap, Mike is Stef Foster's ex-husband and the father of her son Brandon, currently being raised by Stef and her partner Lena Adams. To make things more or less complicated, depending on how this love situation progresses, Mike and Stef are still partners — in the San Diego Police Department.
It seems like this love interest may be a healthy one, though. Toward the midseason finale, we learned that Mike has a nasty drinking problem. While we're a little worried that getting involved with a sober coach might interfere with her professional duties, it at least seems like she'll be a good influence on him.
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