[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Good Trouble Season 4, Episode 2 “Kiss Me and Smile for Me.”]
The season began with Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Jamie (Beau Mirchoff) in a seemingly better place, both admitting they still loved one another, but, she added, “I can’t keep jumping from one relationship back to another. I need to figure out who I am and what I’m really doing.” He understood. Then, at the end of the second episode of the fourth season, Mitchell and Mirchoff exited the Freeform drama as series regulars, with Callie heading for D.C. to work at the ACLU — and Jamie, too, taking a job there. Following the East Coast airing of the episode, Mitchell shared a message about her departure on her social media platforms.
The actress explained her exit in the post, writing, “Ten years ago, I auditioned for a little pilot called The Fosters. I was 19 with no clue of the luck I had stumbled upon. Years later, I was able to continue my journey as Callie when we formed the ‘Good Trouble’ family. Two shows, 156 episodes, and a chosen family for life. Lucky me,” she wrote. “While I have been so beyond fortunate to have this career and a job that I love, with not an iota of regret, for quite some time I have suppressed an undeniable gravitational pull to return home to Australia to be closer to my nearest and dearest.
She continued, “The past two years have been trying, for everyone. I fully recognize the privilege of being able to work and make our show during a global pandemic, but it also meant being separated from my loved ones when we needed each other the most. Thus came the need to create the space to split my time between both countries.
“Words can’t express how beyond grateful I am for your consistent and unbreakable loyalty. Fact: We have the best fandom in television. You will always hold a special place in my heart, and I know our paths will cross again in the future,” she concluded.
Mitchell began playing Callie when The Fosters premiered in 2013. After five seasons of that, she continued in the role on Good Trouble, which premiered in 2019. Mirchoff appeared in the last three episodes of The Fosters and was part of the spinoff since the third episode of the first season. With their exits, that leaves Cierra Ramirez (Mariana) as the only series regular left from The Fosters.
Good Trouble follows the residents of Downtown Los Angeles’ The Coterie as they juggle career, love and the 20-something growing pains at that time in your life where your friends are your family. It is executive produced by showrunner Joanna Johnson, Christine Sacani, Greg Gugliotta, Jennifer Lopez, Benny Medina, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Mitchell and Cierra Ramirez.
Good Trouble, Wednesdays, 10/9c, Freeform