Sunday, November 29, 2015

What I’m Watching: Jane the Virgin

Jane the Virgin: Season 2, Episode 7 “Chapter Twenty-Nine” (B+)

Since becoming a mother, Jane has managed to make a few major follies, and, fortunately, everything seems to work out in the end. Courting an academic advisor turned out to be much more complicated than it should have been, and kudos to Jane for deciding that notes about making her writing sparkle didn’t constitute the sophisticated guidance that she needed to turn her into a great writer. Going to Dr. Doom instead after she accidentally e-mailed him and called him the emperor of condescension was a humorous twist, and, luckily enough, her sweetness won out there too. Finding the perfect babysitter was another challenge, and it’s good to see Xiomara and Rafael on the same side, united in trying to help get Jane back into some regular life activities. There were a lot of ups and downs for Jane and Rafael as her sniveling classmate’s exposé got published, with a handful of problematic quotes from a typically chatty Luisa, and then Jane found out thanks to her nanny cam that Rafael did in fact get Michael fired. Only Michael wasn’t really fired, but he went undercover and saw Nadine get killed when she jumped in front of him. The biggest and soapiest news of the hour is that Luisa’s mother isn’t really dead, and the late Mr. Solano was married to not one but two very evil crime lords! Rogelio downgrading his lifestyle is going to be fun to watch, and it was nice to see him embarrass himself in front of his nemesis to make sure that Xiomara didn’t suffer the consequences of his brazen actions.

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