Thursday, December 1, 2016

What I’m Watching: Jane the Virgin

Jane the Virgin: Season 3, Episode 6 “Chapter Fifty” (B+)

As our esteemed narrator would say, “I know this show is a telenovela, but come on!” There are so many twists that follow double-crosses that it’s hard to know if anyone is ever going to stick to what they originally pledge to do. Petra coming out of her coma and vowing to take down Rafael didn’t last long at all since Scott proved a sincere nuisance with his sexual harassment lawsuit, but even Rafael wasn’t loyal to Petra, telling Scott that it was really Anezka and making a side deal with him to buy his cooperation. Rogelio had some lovely flashbacks to his dance-off with Xiomara in high school which propelled him to make a profession of love to her, only to find her locking lips in the most romantic of settings with her ex Bruce, played by Ricardo Chavira from “Desperate Housewives.” Catalina made a big impression and asserted herself into Michael and Jane’s life, and now she might be trouble just as much as her lying abuela if her new romance with an all-too-eager Rafael is any indication. Leave it to Jane to, for once in her life, tell a white lie about knowing how to do something only to be asked to demonstrate it and delete her prospective employer’s work. She may have salvaged the situation, but I imagine it’s going to be an uphill battle to get the job and continue to make a good impression, particularly with her visiting cousin serving as such a distraction.

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