Sunday, May 29, 2016

What I’m Watching: Jane the Virgin (Season Finale)

Jane the Virgin: Season 2, Episode 22 “Chapter Forty-Four” (B+)

Oh boy, as the narrator would say! This episode was a great mix between sentimental developments related to Jane’s wedding and four back-to-back shockers that emphasized this show’s nature as a telenovela more than anything. Jane going to pitch a new thesis less than an hour before her wedding was not a great idea, and it’s a wonder that she made it. Her thesis advisor congratulating her only on her thesis and not on her wedding was typical, and fortunately everyone else, including surprise guest Bruno Mars, was extremely happy for her. I liked Rogelio and Jane’s dance, and the wedding turned out to be a lot of fun. But on to the drama! We knew Anezka was up to something, and keeping Petra trapped in an awake paralyzed state while she has Rafael all to herself is pretty crazy. Xiomara discovering that she is pregnant with Esteban’s baby after reconciling with Rogelio is very bad news, and while I can’t imagine she’ll come to term with the spawn of Rogelio’s nemesis, it’s going to come to light and cause some serious problems. I have a hard time believing that Susanna never existed, but the reveal that she wasn’t actually from Tuscaloosa was very well done. Michael can’t die, certainly, but what a way to end a wedding night! I hope he’s okay. Susanna turning out to be Rose is nuts, and Luisa is definitely going to have a hard time processing that. I’m excited for what’s to come on this show since season two has been thoroughly satisfying and totally entertaining.

Season grade: A-
Season MVP: Gina Rodriguez

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