It was finally wedding day on Jane the Virgin’s season finale but like all things on this show, it wasn’t without a few hiccups.
Jane’s big day was just a day away and she imagined it would be perfect, just like Abuela’s wedding with her grandfather. That is until she arrived at the dress rehearsal and got into a fight with Michael about all the things they hadn’t talked about before marriage. Her parents were also fighting after Rogelio found out that Xo slept with his number 1 enemy Esteban and well, Mateo started walking and literally knocked out the priest. Yeah, not a good start. Oh and lets not forget the fact that Rafael was secretly pining over Jane and wondering whether or not he should tell her how he feels before she walks down the aisle with Michael.
That’s when Abuela made her confession – her wedding wasn’t perfect it was far from it. The truth was, everyone in the church found out that she wasn’t a virgin and chaos started so she ran away with her “husband” and moved to America. With that little tidbit, Jane found the confidence for her wedding and a new thesis.
Unfortunately, if she wanted an extension on her thesis, she would have to come and present her case to the committee… a mere 2 hours before her wedding. Now, normal brides would have said “hell no” because I mean, it is their wedding day. But Jane is a modern day woman who also wants to have a successful career. So with Michael’s blessing, she ran down to the school, successful convinced the committee, had her teacher help her put on her wedding dress and made it back to the car with time to spare. But of course the car wasn’t working and Uber would take 40 minutes so just like any other day, Jane relied on public transportation to get her to the church.
When she finally arrived, she was greeted by Mateo and Rafael. He contemplated telling Jane how he felt but he loved her too much to ruin her happy day, so he didn’t. Yes, I was as shocked as you were. In fact, I was shocked NOTHING ruined her wedding… at least the church part of it. She and Michael exchanged vows, in both English and Spanish, and then walked out as a married couple.
At the reception, Rogelio got Bruno Mars to sing for their first dance and everyone partied the night away. There was also an incredibly choreographed father/daughter dance. It seemed like Jane got everything she wanted!
As for Ro and Xo, they finally put their differences aside for their daughter and realized, they were both still really in love with each other. Unfortunately, neither of them changed their mind about what they wanted… Xo didn’t want anymore kids and Ro did. But of course, as luck would have it, Xo slept with Esteban ONE TIME and was taking a pregnancy test after the wedding. Could it be his? That would be a little too quick right? Is there a chance it’s Rogelios?! FINGERS CROSSED!
Back at the Marbella, Petra arrived pretty bummed because Jane’s wedding was perfect and hers was anything but. Her grief didn’t last long because suddenly her babies started laughing… oh and she was drugged by her sister, who as you recall is scheming with her mother. Remember when Magda said Petra would regret putting her in jail? I think this is what she meant.
When the nannies came to put the babies to bed, they found Anneska passed out in the nursery. At the ER, the doctor said that Anneska suffered a most-likely permanent stroke and all she could do was move her eyes. Of course this was tragic and Rafael left Petra to cope and then we found out that it was actually Petra who was in the hospital bed!!! After Anesska drugged her, she dyed both their hair and switched clothes in order to impersonate her sister. Back at home, she convinced a down in the dumps Rafael to sleep with her. Oh man, this is not good.
But even worse – Michael and Jane. They arrived back at the Marbella to pack their things and go away to the Motel 6 for their honeymoon. Charming right? I didn’t quite get why they were going to a motel when they were staying in their own hotel suite but whatever, now I think they should have gone in the first place. After Michael gave her a snow globe to symbolize their love, he went outside to get ice for the champagne and ran into Susanna, who was staying with her GF Louisa. When he said a Tuscaloosa saying he learned at the wedding, she had no idea what he was talking about and that’s when he realized, she was the traitor. She was the one who sold him to the papers and got him fired. But why? Who was she working for? He didn’t have anytime to get the answers because when he confronted her she shot him right in the chest. The moment was made even more tragic by the fact that Jane broke the snow globe at that exact same time. Oh my god, can you think of anything worse than the groom getting shot on his wedding day? Is he ok? Will he die? Jane doesn’t deserve this. I know I was always “team Rafael” but this isn’t the way I wanted it to go!
The twists just kept coming because when Susanna got to Louisa’s room she ordered her to pack her things and leave with her. Turns out, Susanna isn’t really a real person, she’s actually Rose wearing a fake mask! Yes everyone, Rose is still alive! And if you connect two and two together, she’s the person who worked AGAINST her mother with Rafael’s brother Derek. And yes, they were responsible for leaving Mutter stranded at the hotel next door with no money.
Holy twists! The first half of the episode started off pretty normal and I was shocked that despite the occasional “real-life” hiccups, everything was going fine, but then they just unleashed plot twist after plot twist! I commend the writers for not leaving any loose ends, brining in every single storyline they had into play! So what do you think? Will Michael die? Will Petra every get back to normal? What is Magda’s ultimate goal? Is Jane in danger now that Anneska is invested in Rafael and we know what she’s capable of if she doesn’t get what she wants? Who is Xo pregnant with? Will Luisa run off with Rose or will she tell Rafael? Or alternative, will she die? I cannot wait till the 3rd season! BRAVO!
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TV Shows to Binge During Your Self-Quarantine and Social Distancing
In case you haven’t been keeping up with global news, coronavirus, COVID-19, is forcing everyone to practice the 2020 version of”conscious uncoupling” known as “social distancing.”
Many cities/states are on lockdown with bars, restaurants, and other establishments closing their doors to keep the outbreak from spreading even more than it has.
If you’ve found yourself self-quarantined at home on the couch to prevent the spread of germs, you’ll likely be looking for things to keep yourself occupied.
Many shows have shuttered production with daytime and late-night talk shows going sans audiences or completely dark for the remainder of the month.
And this means it’s the perfect time to binge-watch those shows you’ve been putting off.
Here are some shows to watch during your self-quarantine.
What the world needs now is a fixer who could tell us all how to get out of this mess. Since that’s not possible, we have the next best thing in Olivia Pope, DC’s fixer and right-hand to the President, who is also in a torrid love affair with him. It’s political, dramatic, and sexy as hell to this day.
Don’t you wish we could all travel back to a time before the coronavirus? Same. Maybe if we had a time machine like Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus, we totally could. But alas, we’ll have to settle for watching their journey through key historical moments as they attempt to stop Rittenhouse from destroying the world.
Locke & Key
Think Harry Potter meets Narnia. Netflix’s new fantasy thriller finds a family moving into a mansion following their father’s death where they learn that it’s filled with secret keys that open up portals to other dimensions. You never know where you’ll end up, but it’ll make you forget you’re curled up on your couch amidst a toilet-paper shortage.
Elliot works as a cybersecurity engineer by day and doubles as a vigilante hacker by night. When he’s recruited by a mysterious underground organization, he’s forced to do things that make him question his personal beliefs, his morals, and most importantly, what’s real and what isn’t.
Financial burdens (like the fact that you spent all your money stocking up on canned goods and paper towels) plague three suburban moms who are tired of always playing “catch up.” They decide to take matters into their own hands and rob a grocery store. Soon, they find themselves trying to navigate a world of crime that has absolutely no rules. As they try to survive, their actions will keep you on the edge of your seat.
You’ve already heard of Stranger Things, and if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s high time you do. The series takes place in 1980s Indiana and follows a group of young friends who become privy to supernatural happening within the government.
There’s no better time than during a quarantine to watch all 16 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy. Honestly, when else are you going to have the time? All you need to know is that it’s a medical drama, there’s a doctor named McDreamy, and Shonda Rhimes is the boss babe behind it.
The Good Place
The Good Place is a stroke of comedic genius mixed with some of the most insightful and wholesome storytelling of our generation. It’s also the only series that had the perfect series finale (fight me, but after coronavirus cause there’s a no-touching ban). Eleanor Shellstrop is shocked to find herself in the Good Place following her death and immediately realizes she’s there by mistake. No one is prepared for her hilarious afterlife antics as she hides from architect Michael and her new friends while trying to become a better version of herself.
Don’t be deterred by the plot — a young Latina woman learns she’s pregnant after she’s accidentally artificially inseminated. The series weaves together the best parts of a telenovela while adding heart, feshed-out characters, strong female leads, irresistible love interests, and family at the forefront of every storyline.
Love is Blind
In the reality TV vein, Netflix delivered the world’s newest obsession. It’s a social experiment that many claim prepared our generation for dating throughout “social distancing.” Love is Blind forces a handful of contestants to meet people while isolated in pods. Once they find their “soulmate,” they propose to them without meeting face-to-face and a few weeks later, walk down the aisle.
If you’re not familiar with Joe Goldberg, you’re missing out. YOU is a suspenseful thriller that digs into the mind of an obsessed serial killer and follows his romantic relationships.
Game of Thrones
Similarly to Greys Anatomy, when else are you going to find the time to watch all of Game of Thrones? This is the perfect time to dig into a pop culture phenomenon so you know what “winter is coming” means the next time someone mentions it.
The Marvelous Ms. Maisel
If there’s anyone that can cheer you up and put a smile on your face, it’s Ms. Maisel. Set in the late 1950s, Miriam aka “Midge” breaks the rules and pursues a career in stand-up comedy. While it’s unheard of for women of her class to pursue a career, it’s even more unheard of a woman succeeding in such an industry. But leave it to Midge to prove everyone wrong and do it with flair and style!
Jane The Virgin
Jane the Virgin – Chapter One Hundred (5×19)
That’s what Rafael told Jane when he first met her on Jane the Virgin Season 1 Episode 1, and five seasons later, the theme of braveness continued on Jane the Virgin Season 5 Episode 19.
It should be noted that I had to tell myself to be brave while writing this review and wiping away so many happy tears.
As far as series finales go, Jane the Virgin’s hit every mark and was a treat for longtime fans.
One would say it was the inverse of what made Jane the Virgin such a household name; it bypassed the usual telenovela-twists and opted for happy endings all around.
There will always be things that I wish would have happened, but confined to a one-hour window, the finale was pretty perfect.
Jane The Virgin
Jane the Virgin – Chapter Ninety-Eight (5×17)
How do we say goodbye?
Xiomara posed that very question at the end of Jane the Virgin Season 5 Episode 17, and nothing sums up my feelings more succinctly.
We’re almost at the end, and despite this being the weakest season to date, it’s still bittersweet.
Look, nothing against anyone on the Jane the Virgin team.
Putting together a final season is a tall order, and appeasing everyone is nearly impossible.
We’re always going to have a bone to pick with something. That’s just life.
Nevertheless, I’m enjoying this strange ride for what it is and soaking up these last moments with the Gloriana Villaneuva family.
The realistic moments of the episode were really great, but the moments that leaned heavily into telenovela territory fell short.
Rose’s masterplan was revealed and to be honest, it was lame and non-existent.
Everything she’s ever done was motivated by her love for Luisa.
She broke out of jail and created an army of minions in order to be with her one true love.
If Luisa hadn’t betrayed Rose, Rose wouldn’t have had any motive to come after Jane.
Rose has been an elusive and terrifying villain all these years, but she just felt like a run-of-the-mill villain when she ambushed Jane.
Yes, I was a nervous wreck the entire time, but only because I expected Rose to already have people at Mateo’s school waiting for him or something.
Did anyone even know where Mateo was at the time? And why did no one come to check in on Jane?
Then, Rose’s grand plan was to sneak into the This Is Mars party essentially wearing alien costumes from Spirit Halloween.
What happened to the plastic surgery genius who could change her appearance at the snap of her fingers?
The one who befriended Michael as Susanna and faked his whole death?
We needed that Rose to come out and play.
Read the full review at TV Fanatic!
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