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Jane the Virgin- The Butterfly Effect (1×11)

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The hunt for Sin Rostro’s identity continued on this weeks Jane the Virgin and Jane had to make a big career move as the baby was pregnancy was kicking into full swing.

Rafael and Rose explored possibility that his father might be the notorious Sin Rostro. Rafael decided to get some information on the tunnels from the hotels contractor but learned it was an outside job. The right amount of money led him to the shady contractor, but all he got was a leave and never come back threat. Michael was tailing Rafael, despite orders from his boss not to, and quickly jumped in to get the number that the dude called right after Rafael left. The shady dude seemed freaked out that someone came in asking about their inside job. Things didn’t end well for Michael, who got caught snooping around and ended up in the hospital with a mild concussion and some bruises. Detective life is hella dangerous. 

The mystery of Sin Rostro wasn’t Rafael’s only problem of the evening. He was also trying to get on Xo’s good graces, which was hard considering she was still #teamMichael after all he did for Abuela last week. Reluctantly, she agreed to a family dinner with Jane’s new beau after realizing how much it meant to her. Jane spent the whole night prepping Rafael–with flashcards. He was making a pretty good impression on his baby momma’s momma (?) until the topic of Jane’s career came up. 

Lots of things have changed for Jane in the last couple of months. She got artificial inseminated, broke up her engagement to her longtime boyfriend and started dating the father of her baby. I wouldn’t say all of those things were positive changes…. but suddenly an abundance of good news left Jane confused on what she should do with her life. The nun from the school offered Jane a permanent teaching position, complete with maternity leave and a guaranteed position when she returned. That definitely sounds incredible, especially considering Jane hasn’t even graduated yet. But, her telenovela superstar father also pulled some strings getting Janey a script writing internship. Honestly, paid job trumps internship any day, I would know, but when money isn’t a factor, do you follow the career you enjoy, or the thing you’ve been passionate about since you were a little girl. Tough choice right?

That’s what the fight broke out about. Abuela was convinced Jane should take the stable teaching job, especially with a baby coming. But Xo and Rafael both agreed that with the little time she has left before the baby, Jane should follow her dreams of writing. What they disagreed about? The fact that money wasn’t an issue because Rafael “would take care of it.” It’s understandable for a mother who has worked her whole life to support her family, and instilled the same kind of values in her daughter, to get bothered by this comment. Rich people always think throwing money at the problem will solve it. In this case, it would. But Jane’s not like that and Xo wanted to point that out. Which then escalated to Rafael saying that he would help because she’s his family, to which Xo replied, “not by choice.” Burn. However, it is Jane’s choice to include Rafael in her life, pursue a relationship and build that bond of family, so in a way she was a little out of line.


Jane decided to figure it out on her own.  She wasn’t sure if she would even be good at writing scripts for the dramatic telenovela. After finding out her father paid the writers team to pretend she was good, she asked him to be completely honest. She wanted to continue writing because of all the butterflies the job gave her– butterflies are good, they mean your doing what you love. But the script she wrote was a total flop according to Rogelio. There was no passion.. romance.. or pirates apparently. When Jane finally made her choice to stick to teaching, she was stopped by the head writer who told her she enjoyed the script and saw potential, therefore persuading Jane to stay on board. But, this is a telenovela after all. The dramatic plot twist? The head writer was actually sleeping with Rogelio’s assistant– also an aspiring actor. I can only assume he gets the worst of treatment from his boss and is looking to really stick it to him by using his most precious tool– his daughter. This is upsetting considering what a good person Jane is and how much she doesn’t deserve to be screwed over. At least not now.

Her 3 jobs finally took a toll on her. Driving home from work, she fell asleep behind the wheel and hit the car in front of her. Not really a huge deal, but definitely worthy of a hospital visit when your pregnant. Both Xo and Rafael were by her side as she finally realized that the butterflies were the baby’s kicks. So adorable seeing everyone gush over it. Coincidentally, Michael ended up in the same hospital after getting punched for his low key police work. Jane was notified as she was still his emergency contact… and you know, in the area. Remembering why her mother was so anti-Rafael, she asked Michael if he had moved on. Obviously not, although he was really enjoying the touchy-feely stuff with Nadine. He told Jane that he would wait for her until her “relationship” with Rafael fell apart… because he was convinced it would. This upset Jane who told him she was certain that Rafael was the man she wanted to be with. And of course, Nadine watched the whole thing unfold through the hospitals window and realized she was being played by a man who was still in love with his ex. Betrayed, she called her boss and outed Michael’s extracurricular Rafael stalking activities, which are bound to get him into a lot of trouble.

Meanwhile, our favorite two-faced European was hiding out in her room, afraid that Milosz would come looking for her at any minute. She decided to confide in Lochlan, her ex, who was more than willing to help her. He bumped her and Magda up to a suite with personal security all for her protection. As they say, momma knows best. And Magda kept telling Petra that Lochlan could not be trusted. After Petra told him about the yellow tulips that Milosz would always send her before coming home from his business trips, Lochlan snuck some into her bathroom while she was showering, which led Petra to a complete freakout. As much as I hate Lochlan, its nice to see Petra get what she deserves. As for Lochlan, is he working for Milosz? Ivan? Is he actually Milosz? Wouldn’t that be the twist of all twists…..The hotel is known for transforming peoples faces using plastic surgery, which could mean that Milosz has been tailing Petra all along, disguised as Lochlan. It is a far stretch however. Maybe Lochlan is completely innocent and just messing with his ex-wife because she’s done a lot of shady things to him in the past. I’d call that payback.

My last theory is that Lochlan is actually the surgeon working for Emilio, Rafael’s father and Sin Rostro himself. Think about it. Emilio trusts Lochlan a lot, meaning he has to know some stuff about the hotel that Rafael doesn’t. When that shady contractor called his boss, I expected Michael to get the number to Sin Rostro. Instead, when he called a plastic surgeon picked up. I swear I’m onto something here guys! 

Other Memorable Moments

  • It was cute seeing Rogelio’s twins give their favorite teacher Jane a present for the end of the year. They’ve really come a long way since the beginning when they hated her for stealing daddy and tried to get her fired. And the gift couldn’t have been any better… baby clothes. Bonus points cause it almost made Jane cry! Those pregnancy hormones.
  • “As you know like Kanye West I have recently acquired a daughter.”- Rogelio. Hands down, best line of the night! First off, there’s a Kanye reference from Rogelio!!! Second, he acquired Jane, like she could be bought! Priceless, but so on point.
  • Xo kept her chastity promise, but was scared to let Rogelio know because she felt he wouldn’t like her if he couldn’t get her goodies. It’s interesting to see her that vulnerable, considering her daughter is a virgin who never needed to offer sex to keep a man. I like that the writers showcased that dynamic difference between mother and daughter. 
  • Abuela finally told Xo the truth that she woke up before she made God a promise to keep her legs closed, but wanted her daughter to stop sleeping around. Hilarious! 

What do you think? What does Nicholas have planned for Jane and Rogelio? Who is Sin Rostro? How is Lochlan involved. Comment or tweet your thoughts to @CraveYouTV!

 

Photo Credit: The CW/Jane the Virgin/Mike Yarish


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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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TV Shows to Binge During Your Self-Quarantine and Social Distancing

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TV Shows to watch While Working from Home Coronavirus

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.

 

Scandal

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.

 

Timeless

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.

 

Mr. Robot

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.

Stranger Things

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.

Grey’s Anatomy

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.

 

YOU

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!

Binge. Enjoy. And wash your hands!


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

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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)

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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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