Sunday, March 20, 2016

What I’m Watching: Jane the Virgin

Jane the Virgin: Season 2, Episode 14 “Chapter Thirty-Six” (B+)

Who would have thought – maybe it won’t take so long for Jane and Michael to find their way back to true happiness? I certainly wouldn’t have expected Jane to be present at the birth of Petra’s twins and Michael to be in the car with Rafael at that same moment, but sometimes things just work out that way. All four of these characters have come a long way since the start of the show, and there’s also a lot going on at the moment. I like that Petra tricked Jane into going with her to confront Rafael by begging her to join her for baby prep activities that Rafael wasn’t coming to, even if they didn’t actually end up meeting him. Petra did do a tremendous job of encouraging Jane to talk to the novelist who stole her idea for a book, but her water broke at just the right time to prevent her from doing that. Rafael is smart to help Michael try to find his mother, since putting all that business behind them would be good for everyone. It seems his investigative work has only egged on that half-sibling to return, and he’s sure to be trouble. Rogelio is already in a perilous state, and despite being clever enough to use his custom-made pajamas to hide a sleeping pill and drug his captor, he wasn’t quick enough on his feet to figure out what to do with her while he plotted his escape, and now he’s back in the same spot he was to start, only now she knows he’s been lying. Xiomara was too preoccupied with being mad at her mother and then planning for Pablo to come visit to really process the smart signal Rogelio sent to let her know that something was up.

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