Sunday, March 25, 2018

What I’m Watching: Jane the Virgin

Jane the Virgin: Season 4, Episode 13 “Chapter Seventy-Seven” (B+)

This show has dealt with devastating developments in the past, mainly Michael’s death, which came on very suddenly and shockingly. Xiomara’s cancer scare seemed like it was a big nothing, but then she admitted that the news wasn’t as good as she had claimed, which suggests a melancholy road ahead. I’m not sure what that will do for Rogelio, who is already a bit of a mess, and having him pine over the woman he lost probably won’t do great things for this show. Better to give him some chance to show his emotion, like when he realized that he might lose her, and let him focus on trying not to singe off River Fields’ eyebrows again while wooing her for what now looks nothing like “The Passions of Steve.” We got some nice unusual character interaction between an English-speaking Alba and Petra, who did something completely out of character and dressed up like the Tooth Fairy to convince Mateo that her daughters were lying when they told him that she wasn’t real. The news that Krishna, the definition of a background character, was the one blackmailing JR and trying to frame Petra, is disappointing only because now it’s completely over without any real consequences, and we’ll just have to see if the romantic relationship it created lasts despite JR’s casual dismissal of it continuing. Luisa is back as a central plot point, and hopefully she and Rafael can work something out so that he can find his birth parents without having to throw his newly sympathetic sister under the bus in the process.

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