Wednesday, April 17, 2019

What I’m Watching: Jane the Virgin

Jane the Virgin: Season 5, Episode 3 “Chapter Eighty-Four” (B)

This episode did manage, if nothing else, to get us to feel like, even though there might be a tiny bit of chemistry between Jane and Jason, it’s nothing at all like what Jane and Michael had, and therefore their relationship couldn’t possibly last or threaten the stability of Jane’s newfound love with Rafael. After the unfortunate fishing trip, Jason proved not to be such a bad guy and actually showed up with the divorce papers. Leave it to this show to then throw in the extremely (in)convenient timing of Jason seeing one thing that managed to trigger all of his Michael memories in one fell swoop, transforming him completely as a character. It would have been too easy for him to just disappear after this miraculous and shocking return, and now he’ll be back as Michael rather than Jason, which is going to make Jane’s life a whole lot harder. Rafael is going to be particularly devastated, and it’s going to return to the original state of things on this show: #teammichael vs. #teamjason. I enjoyed Jane bickering with Petra as they tried to stop their kids from fighting, and it’s nice to see that they have a great relationship which at times can be quite volatile. I was waiting for a point to be made about how Rogelio might suffer from a pay discrepancy because of his ethnicity, but his absurd response to River’s salary was good entertainment, especially after he once again sent her to the hospital thanks to his clumsiness.

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