TV Talk: Jane The Virgin- Chapter Nine

“Chapter Nine”

The midseason finale of Jane The Virgin was a shocker and very revealing. A lot of people’s true characters were revealed and a shocking twist left me dumbfounded but first let’s recap. On Chapter 8 of Jane The Virgin, Jane finally told Rafael that she’s a virgin. Luisa was actually in Mexico on a bender but her life was turned around after she came back from a retreat in Peru. She wanted to tell the truth about her affair with Rosa but Rosa had her sent to a mental institute. Xiomara recorded a demo with Elliott Lantana thanks to Rogelio. Petra hired an escort to drug and make it seem like she slept with Rafael so Jane would end things. This failed because the escort told the truth. Jane decides to drop the lawsuit against Luisa because of her abuela. Lastly, Rafael told Jane the truth about the lawsuit and then Rafael professed his love for Jane that’s what you missed on Chapter 8 of Jane The Virgin.

Chapter 8 opened with a flashback to the time when Jane wrote her first short story. It was always Jane’s dream to become a writer and when she wrote her first short story she was so excited but as she was about to show her mother she overheard Alba arguing with Xiomara about how much her dream was costing them and the fact that having a dream wasn’t practical because it didn’t pay the bills. However, after that Jane never forgot her dream but she kept it hidden and when she got the email her short story based on her mother was about to be published she almost passed up the opportunity but thankfully Xiomara forged her signature on the publishing consent form.

Meanwhile, Jane and Rafael are at a sonogram and Petra shows up and decides all of a sudden that she wants to be apart of the baby’s life. She’s claiming that due to some documents she and Rafael signed when they were married she has a claim to the baby. Petra is so dramatic. She hires a fancy lawyer and made the entire custody ordeal a public matter by going to the press. We all know she is just doing this for the money because if she gains custody of the baby Rafael has to pay her child support. After a lot of convincing Rafael decides to go along with the plan Michael proposed to Jane to take down Petra. When Jane and Petra finally meet to discuss the custody of the baby, Petra tells Jane this emotional story of her father who died a week before the Berlin Wall fell and that losing someone she loved and barely got to know was heartbreaking and that’s why she wants to get custody of the baby because she can’t bear to lose someone she loves again. To be honest Petra was very convincing and I started to believe that she really loved this baby and her motives were sincere but after Rafael heard her little emotional story over the wire and he realized that Petra was lying yet again. Rafael realized the date the Berlin Wall fell and her birthdate didn’t match up and Jane realized that Petra isn’t who she says she is. Petra’s own lies came back and bit her in the butt because when Rafael hired a Private Investigator he found out that Petra is just using some dead girl’s identity as her own and that Ivan helped her change her identity and that’s why she owes him all that money. We also find out that Milos is the reason why Magda is a wheelchair because he’s Petra’s scorned ex lover who decided to get revenge on Petra but Magda suffered instead and that’s why Petra’s hiding.

Michael now thinks that Rafael is Sin Rostro. He’s so far gone and this path of revenge that he is on is clouding his judgment. He asked his brother Billy who doesn’t even trust and who doesn’t even like him to snoop around the hotel to find any clues that could implicate Rafael. Billy steals Rafael’s wallet and they find a key sewn into his wallet, which happens to be for a safe in Rafael’s office filled with cash, passports and a burner phone. I have to admit that this new information really threw me and I’m starting to wonder if Michael’s theory about Rafael is true. However, Michael should have looked through the items in the safe because the next day when they went with a search warrant everything was gone and his one lead was gone until they found that secret tunnel in their stakeout room under the tub.

Rogelio is really the sweetest person ever. I love that he selflessly does things for Jane and Xiomara. After Xo’s meeting with the producer went bad and she was considering giving up, Rogelio contacted Paulina Rubio (Xo’s idol) and after Paulina gave her some words of encouragement Xiomara was back on track to pursuing her dreams. Also who knew Alba was such an angry drunk. She was so furious with Petra for messing with Jane and the baby that when she went to Petra’s hotel room she met Magda and heard Ivan calling out for help. What happened next to Alba was so heartbreaking. I knew Magda was faking it and when she shoved Alba down those stairs and they showed her standing up it confirmed all of my suspicions.

It feels like only yesterday we were watching the series premiere of Jane The Virgin and now by the Fall Finale Jane The Virgin has become the surprise breakout show on The CW. Jane The Virgin has become one of my Top Ten favorite shows this fall. I’m so happy I didn’t judge the show based on its name or else I would definitely missed out on a good one. I can’t wait for the winter premiere.

 TV Talk Back

Do you think there is a Sin Rostro and Rafael connection?

Where do you think the secret tunnel under the tub leads?

Who do you think tipped off Rafael about Michael finding the safe? (I think it was Billy?)

Were you shocked that Magda was faking it?