Jane the Virgin Recap 3/7

It Takes Two

I’ve heard that it takes a village to raise a child. If this is true, the Villanuevas are definitely on the right track. Growing by the episode, at this rate Mateo will be the best-raised baby in Miami; or I imagine that would be true, if his village weren’t filled with sons of crime bosses. Needless to say, there are a few bumps along the way, though if this episode is any indication of what’s to come, I have a feeling everything’s going to be alright. Time to divide and conquer people!

It Takes Two…. To Escape!

Last we left Rogelio, he was being held captive in his apartment by his fake assistant/ex prison pen pal/ mother killer, Paola. Coincidentally, Rogelio has been upset with his family and asked for space. Paola, using that to her advantage, is texting (as well as tweeting) Rogelio’s family members as him, pretending to be on vacation. Paola is very much a psycho and will not let Rogelio go until they are in love. Rogelio, eventually steals one of the sleeping pills she had been using on him and drugs her. It turns out, he should have used a stronger dose because she wakes up in the midst of him heading for the door. He points the gun he was being held captive with right at her and shoots! Nothing comes out but a little fake flag. Upset that he would have shot her in the first place, she knocks him unconscious. Looks like Ro is going to need some help getting out of this one.

… To Be Perfect

Jane and Michael are basically back to the way things used to be, except you know, the baby she was artificially inseminated with and the subsequent baby daddy. Jane continually imagines what life would have been like had she not broken up with Michael all those months back. She, along with Michael and Rafael, would have the perfect life. Rafael’s visits would be less awkward and begrudging, and everything would be perfect (so Jane imagines). Unfortunately, this is not the case and the interactions between Michael and Rafael during baby pick up are as cringe-worthy as ever.

Jane The Virgin -- "Chapter Twenty-Four" -- Image Number: JAV202a_0115.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Justin Baldoni as Rafael and Brett Dier as Michael -- Photo: Greg Gayne/The CW -- © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

If you were thinking what everyone was thinking, now that Jane is in an official relationship with Michael again, is she going to wait for sex? Well, if you were rooting for her to lose her virginity, you picked the wrong episode. The conversation does come up, and Michael somehow blocks himself. They are going to wait ‘til they are married people!

Jane prepares a romantic night while the baby’s away on what would have been Michael and her first year marriage anniversary. Michael, realizing this as well (all on his own!), buys Jane a gift: her favor author’s, Angelique Harper, new book. If you read this recap regularly, you know that I am #TeamRafael all day, however even I can’t deny that Michael is a slight catch on this one.

In reading the book’s premise, Jane discovers that Angelique Harper stole her book idea from a manuscript she gave her to read! They stay up researching the similarities, however things lose fire when they have to read Jane’s emails to research that her manuscript predates Harper’s book, and they stumble onto romantic emails between Jane and Rafael … awkward to say the least.

…. To Have a Baby

Jane The Virgin -- "Chapter Thirty-Six" -- Image Number: JAV214a_0299.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Yael Grobglas as Petra and Justin Baldoni as Rafael -- Photo: Scott Everett White/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Jane worries about Rafael and, apparently, so is Petra because she keeps blowing Jane’s phone up with calls and texts about Raf’s behavior of late.

He’s been drinking more and, as Petra puts it, going to his ‘dark place’. He has also been having lots and lots of (protected) sex with a slew of random women. He apparently is attempting to drown his sorrows, sans emotions and babies.

Jane The Virgin -- "Chapter Twenty-Three" -- Image Number: JAV201b_0105.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Justin Baldoni as Rafael and Brett Dier as Michael -- Photo: Greg Gayne/The CW -- © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Eventually Michael has to confide in Jane that Rafael is actually working with the police to help catch his international crime boss mother and that’s why he may be being a little distant. Yeah, I’m sure it’s that and not that Jane doesn’t love him anymore.

Petra, stressed, about to burst open with twins and not privy to the investigation information kidnaps Jane on false pretenses to go talk some sense into Rafael. Rafael, who is working with the police at the very moment, is meeting up with his half-brother Derek’s sometime girlfriend. Hoping to gain some intel on his brother’s whereabouts, he gets nothing but a basic ‘talk to the hand’. (Little does he know, his brother’s on the way to the Marbella)

After having to tell Petra the truth about the investigation, Jane and Petra flip a u-turn to Angelique Harper’s book signing. Petra’s full term with twins, and she’s looking to yell at someone. Unfortunately, as soon as they get to the front of the line, Petra gets the sudden sensation that she’s peeing. As you may have guessed, her water broke and they rush to the hospital instead.

In a very intense scene of sweating, yelling and book reading, Jane tries to keep Petra calm as she paces around the room about to pop at any moment. Rafael attempts to get to the hospital, however is stuck in traffic with Michael after a failed operation – she has to push without him. Jane being noble and sweet attempts to coach Petra through pushing, with wise words of encouragement; alternatively a very sweaty and angry Petra responds to Jane in Czech that she has ‘the brains of a dog and the mouth of a cow’. Seeing Petra defeated, Jane finally gives her tough love that she really needs and tells her to push those babies out!

And Wah-La! Two beautiful baby girls to add to the village!

…. To be perfect again

Realizing that she and Michael weren’t perfect before, Jane accepts that their past is their past and they need to focus on moving forward. Michael like perfection gets down on one knee to re-propose to Jane. Jane, overcome with emotion, joins him on the ground and says ‘yes’ before he can ask. They kiss, and life is grand.

Oh to be young and in love! Nothing can ever interfere with that, right? Judging by the next episode’s previews, I beg to differ. Hold out for the next all-new Jane the Virgin, Monday 3/21 at 9:00pm, only on Atlanta’s CW.

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