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Jane the Virgin – Chapter Ninety-Two (5×11)

Jane The Virgin -- "Chapter Ninety-Two" -- Image Number: JAV511a_0057.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Justin Baldoni as Rafael and Gina Rodriguez as Jane -- Photo: Kevin Estrada/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.



Yet another less than stellar episode of Jane the Virgin.

The usual Jane magic has been missing from this fifth season, and it’s a shame.

Maybe it’s because I’m not understanding the motivations behind many of the creative decisions, but I’m a little annoyed with constantly justifying weak storylines with the “it’s a telenovela” excuse.

On Jane the Virgin Season 5 Episode 11, Jane was forced to let go of the past and embrace change; despite being a meticulous planner, Jane needed to learn how to go with the flow.

We saw it exhibited when she dealt with Jorge’s toxic masculinity and his title of “man of the house,” with Mateo’s ADHD diagnosis, and with her decision to finally move out of her Abuela’s house.

Petra echoed my sentiments: why is a grown ass woman with a child still trying successfully live in her childhood bedroom?

Jane has outgrown her former life. The fandom is always lamenting about Jane’s growth from Jane the Virgin Season 1 to present day yet she’s still trying to fit into her past.

All the issues with Jorge, which are valid and will be addressed in a minute, would have been avoidable if Jane just had her own place.

She was riding out the wave hoping that maybe things would turn around and she’d finally be with Rafael.

But Rafael or no Rafael, living at her Abuela’s doesn’t offer Mateo the kind of stability he needs right now.

The way Jorge made himself comfortable at Abuela’s really hit a nerve.

I’m all for Jorge feeling like this is now his home too and redecorating with his furniture is perfectly normal, but it truly felt like Alba was losing herself in the process and bending to ensure Jorge’s happiness.

Jane, Alba and Xo may have never lived in a household run by a male, so why start now? This was still Alba’s home even if Jorge was moving in.

I’ve been on the fence about Jorge for a bit now. There are times where I think he’s a good fit for Alba and times where I don’t trust him.

On Jane the Virgin Season 5 Episode 11, I felt a little repulsed by him especially after he tattled on Jane.

Furthermore, Alba’s outburst about Jane overstepping was uncalled for and it was frustrating that Jane never clarified that she wasn’t trying to meddle, she was making requests that would help her establish a pattern of good behavior for Mateo.

Jane’s approach when she spoke to Jorge was anything but disrespectful.

She didn’t call him lazy or make it seem like she wanted to dictate their relationship, she simply explained that in order for there to be balance some compromises would have to be made.

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Jane the Virgin – Chapter One Hundred (5×19)



Jane the Virgin Chapter One Hundred Series Finale Review

Be brave.

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.

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Jane the Virgin – Chapter Ninety-Eight (5×17)



Jane The Virgin Chapter Ninety-Eight Review

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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Jane the Virgin – Chapter Ninety-Seven (5×16)



Jane the virgin Chapter Ninety-seven Review

The central theme of Jane the Virgin has always been family, but there have been plenty of other themes interposed in between.

One of those themes is crime, especially as it relates to Sin Rostro.

On Jane the Virgin Season 5 Episode 16, that reoccurring theme was embraced as Jane worked it into her novel, decided to confront Sin Rostro, and then watched her life crumble around in a similar way it did when Mateo was kidnapped.

Jane just cannot seem to shake Rose.

And the series “rose” the stakes with the great escape.

And though Rose finally broke free — you didn’t think she’d stay down for long, did you? —  we’re still no closer to figuring out her masterplan.

I have a feeling we won’t know until the very last moment. It’s possible whatever she’s cooked up will even interrupt Jane and Rafael’s wedding.

I’d be lying if I said that Rose’s escape was anything but electrifying.

Read the full review at TV Fanatic. 

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