Wednesday, May 15, 2019

What I’m Watching: Jane the Virgin

Jane the Virgin: Season 5, Episode 7 “Chapter Eighty-Eight” (B)

I understand that this episode may have been structurally necessary, but it wasn’t a terribly productive use of the limited time this show has left. Jane was never going to do well in Montana, though, to her credit, she let go of some of the reservations she had about trying new things. It was more than inconvenient that she didn’t have any cell service to be able to talk to Mateo or work through her thoughts with Xiomara, but it did help her to make a decision all on her own, even if she enjoyed a sweet goodnight kiss with Michael when they ended up having to camp out overnight because they weren’t going to make it back before the sun went down. I knew that I recognized Charlie from somewhere and was excited to learn that she was played by Haley Lu Richardson, a standout performer from “Support the Girls” and “The Chaperone.” I’m more than happy to be done with all this Michael business, which now represents a stumbling block on the path back to victory for the side I’ve always been on, #teamrafael! Unfortunately, the man she now knows that she wants to be thinks it’s too late and that he can’t trust her anymore. While that was sad news, I’m glad to see that Jane isn’t willing to give up just yet, and when she puts her mind to something, she’s not going to let anything stop her. I imagining her path back to his good graces will be awkward and uncomfortable, but I’m looking forward to following it.

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