Also, he was a psychopath who killed the twins' bio mom
Philip (played expertly by Tyler Young, whom you might know from Gus Van Sant's miniseries When We Rise) is a gay foster kid with a very fairly portrayed bio mom
in recovery; a foster father (Gil Bellows) who takes on what we've generally thought of as the "mothering" role; and a tough, discerning foster mom, Helen, who happens to be the town sheriff.
To thank him she offers to take him to dinner but he reveals he will be having dinner with his "bio mom
," Karen (Suanne Spoke).
Bay seems confused seeing as Melody (Marlee Matlin) is out of town, but Travis reveals that he will be going to see his "bio mom." This is news for Bay who wasn't aware that the two were even on speaking terms.
However, now that Travis' bio mom is trying to work her way back into his life, there is no telling how it will affect his family with Melody.