SQUEEE! That’s how I felt at the end of last week’s Jane the Virgin. If you’ve been reading my recaps, you know I’m so #TeamRafael it’s insane, so that was a great moment for me. Honestly, I think that gave him a leg up; Jane has obviously been avoiding kisses to maintain clarity, so now that Rafael has kissed her, maybe her feelings will get stronger for him. Let’s just hope Michael doesn’t sneak attack Jane in the next episode…even though freaking Petra took a picture of it with her smart phone. Because, you know, that’s a very normal, natural thing to do. I always remember to take out my smart phone and snap a pic when I see people kiss. This actually brings me to Michael. Let me ease your mind, #TeamMichael, I like him too. If Michael was her only love interest, I would probably ship them, but he’s not, so, sorry. I tweeted while watching earlier this week that my favorite part of #teamMichael is that Rogelio is the captain of their ship. Rogelio’s plan for Michael to act super manly toward Jane and write all of his feelings in a purple journal was actually genius, just because if I received a journal filled with what he said, my heart would flutter forever. That said, still #TeamRafael.
Aside from the boys in her life, Jane also had some big decisions to make about he career. She was accepted into the graduate writing program, but it started way sooner than she thought, and she was not ready to leave Mateo. All I could think was, gurl, it’s just one class and you can spend the rest of the day with Mateo, how could you pass up this opportunity?? Luckily Xo and Abuela were on my side, so with their support, Jane enrolled in the program.
Speaking of Xo, she and Rogelio sure got off that cruise ship quickly, right? I don’t mind though, because seeing Rogelio as an EP was extremely entertaining. Seeing him have to deal with Luciana face-to-face (or mouth to mouth) and deliberately choose Xo was a HUGE step for their relationship. #XoRoForever. Is that their ship name? Did I just make it up?
Finally, let’s talk about the most touching scene in the episode, the baptism. What a heartwarming speech Abuela wrote for Xiomara. It truly expresses a mother’s love, and Gina Rodriguez is such a talented actress—the way she read it brought me to tears, too! I’m honestly thinking of stealing it and saying it at my child’s baptism. Maybe no one will notice.
Oh, wait did you think I forgot to talk about the new Petra drama? (I almost did) She gave Rafael three options for her to take with her new baby. 1. Marry a Russian and move away. 2. Abort the baby. Or 3. Help her raise it in Miami. With the help of Jane, he chose 3, which of course, made Petra happy, but I don’t think he’s giving up on Jane anytime soon.
OMG I almost forgot something ELSE. Turns out the villain that I thought was new and then I thought was Sin Rosetro is actually new. Phew. So confusing. Turns out, this new villain is an enemy of Rose’s and she is currently holding Luisa hostage. Hopefully, with the help of Michael, we’ll learn more about this soon. But for now we will all stay perplexed.