Jane The Virgin Recap 4/20

Looking as good as Jane does whenever I’m pregnant is a new life goal. #flawless

Credit: The CW

Credit: The CW

Last week was quite the emotional roller coaster as Rogelio admitted his love for Xo, Roman confessed to being Roman pretending to be Aaron, and, perhaps most notably, Rafael dumped Jane. One week later, our hearts are still broken but last week’s previews presented the hope that Jane’s not giving up on her new family just yet.

Credit: The CW

Credit: The CW

The Expected

Seeing Rafael show up for Jane at the baby shower despite them being on the rocks. Say what you want about Rafael. I understand he can be a little unstable, immature, and impulsive, but I also know that I can count on him to always be there for Jane when the stakes are high, and I think she knows that as well. He’s a good guy through and through who, at the end of the day, cares more about Jane and the baby than his pride.

The Painful

“I don’t love you the way that you love me…” How it is that Jane managed to make me cry over the same break up one week later, I do not know. Regardless, this was a painful scene, even more so than last week because we see his thought process behind it and know that they’re not getting back together so easily this time. Rafael came to the conclusion that he shouldn’t be with Jane because he thinks he’s not good for her. It’s a hard realization because, although I’m not sure it’s true, I understand his logic and appreciate the selflessness in his decision. Still, I wish their therapist found a way to talk him out of it. Can we get them a new one, please?! Preferably one that is on our side. #teamjaneandrafael

The Immaculate

It’s not the most memorable but there was a nice subtle scene with Lina that I think deserves best in show. We see a lot of Jane’s relationship with her family and even more with Rafael, so I sometimes forget the support system she also has in her friends. Lina’s short speech about meeting Jane was incredibly sweet. She also reminded us how confident she’s is in Jane’s ability to be a mom, and I sometimes lose the focus that this baby is the reason we’re all in this in the first place.

Credit: The CW

Credit: The CW

Honorable Mention: The Perfectly Humorous

The therapy scene in which Jane and Rafael attempt to recap their bizarre relationship history and Rogelio’s “My Baby’s Baby” performance at the baby shower.  The therapy scene was great because as we spend most Monday nights with Jane, it’s easy to forget how abnormal her life really is. Them explaining their history to someone unaccustomed to the story was a nice reminder of this. Plus, Jane’s facial expressions the entire time were perfect.  Additionally, I loved Rogelio’s song dedication. I’ve mentioned before that he is one of the show’s funniest characters, and this scene furthered my belief. Also, the lyrics were hilarious. Who wrote this?

I wanted to recognize these two scenes because both brought a great deal of comedic relief to what could have otherwise been a depressing episode. I love that the Jane writers never let things get too serious or comical. It’s a hard balance that they manage very well.

Jane’s acceptance that she and Rafael won’t be together, at least for now, is settling. This baby is coming and it does seem time that we focus on that for now. I’m excited to see what the rest of this season has to offer with other relationships as well as season one of this groundbreaking show nears its end. Sadly, we only have a few weeks left.

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