Tuesday, February 13, 2018

What I’m Watching: Jane the Virgin

Jane the Virgin: Season 4, Episode 10 “Chapter Seventy-Four” (B+)

Jane and Rafael are going to work out as a couple, I really hope, but there are so many obstacles in their path. Alba getting asked out on a date that required Jane to come along to be with the grandson was an unfortunate development, one which inspired Rafael to be aggressively charming in his text flirtation with Jane and then much less charmingly aggressive when she actually wanted to focus and be polite. Taking Alba to the sex shop did lead to some embarrassing moments later on, but it’s good that Jane gets to be the adult in the relationship when it comes to something sex-related for once. I’m not too sure about this whole Male Post-Partum Depression thing, but it is extremely clever that they cast Brooke Shields, a real-life advocate for the female condition, as River Fields, who apparently may now be the latest person who hates Rogelio to star in a show opposite him. Petra got a big spotlight in this episode as she recorded voice memos to try to get Jane to do what she wanted and ended up inspiring Jane to stand up for herself. Petra’s sex dream about Jane Ramos was intense and shows her softening a bit, but even Jane’s flirtation and change of heart won’t be able to help all that much now that someone has planted damning evidence that will certainly implicate Petra in Anezka’s death regardless of the fact that she didn’t actually do it. Like with almost every show, we’ll have to wait a few weeks until the Olympics wrap up to see what’s next!

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