Thursday, April 23, 2015

What I’m Watching: Jane the Virgin

Jane the Virgin: Season 1, Episode 19 “Chapter Nineteen” (B)

Things were going so well just a few episodes ago, and now everything has pretty much fallen apart. Jane imagining past versions of herself and of Rafael make their breakup all the more difficult to bear, especially since Rafael seems so uninterested in the idea of getting back together. Their session with Nia Vardalos’ therapist didn’t help much, even it did provide some entertainment as they described the particularities of their relationship. Losing Rafael is going to be an enormous blow to Jane and to her spirit, and Michael is waiting in the wings to swoop right back in after learning that Andie is a stalker and that his partner helped Sin Rostro. I would have thought that he and Petra might end up together, but maybe that’s not in the cards. I love that Roman’s plotline ended with a dramatic “Zaz! Impaled! Again” Jane’s love life isn’t going well, and it looks like Xiomara’s is headed for a bad place too after Rogelio got kissed by Jane Seymour’s Amanda and told Xiomara about it, which prompted her to reveal her stolen kiss with Marco. That I feel like Rogelio will be able to get over, but it’s still worrisome to see his reaction to the news. Alba recognizing Magda means an impending return to some old drama, but it should prove worthwhile since this show always manages to incorporate just the right amount of soapiness. Jane and Petra could use each other as friends at this moment, but seeing them as unintentional nemeses could be just fine too.

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