Before Noah Centineo stole hearts in two beloved Netflix movies, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, he was best known for his role as Jesus on the Freeform series, The Fosters. Noah’s part in the show had a bit of controversy around it though since he joined the show in Season 3, taking over the part from Jake T. Austin. But he’s been Jesus since then and will be reprising his role in the upcoming spinoff series, Good Trouble, so if anyone is an expert of the show, it’s Noah. 

And now, the 22-year-old actor is answering a lingering plot question fans of the show have had for quite some time now. During a Q & A session he had with GQ, Noah gave an honest explanation about the car crash at the end of Season 2 that Ana, Mariana, and Jesus were in, and set the record straight on it was real or all just a dream.

“I’m really confused, too. I’m not the writers, but I know that it definitely did happen though because later on in the series, there’s PTSD from it. And also, it ties into the plotline with AJ that his brother is the one who ran into the car we were all in,” Noah explained.

So there we have it: that scene really did happen for the characters. It was a truly terrifying moment for fans since Jesus fate was up in the air, but eventually, it was revealed that he was fine and the character was just off in boarding school. He returned and it was Noah playing the role instead of Jake and well, the rest is history. And now we have some much-needed clarification on that one plot detail, thanks to Noah.

Check out the gallery below to see more of Noah’s scenes as Jesus on The Fosters!