This week, Jane got a student teaching job, dealt with mean girls and finally choose a suitor. But was it the right one? All we know for certain is Team Rafael and Team Michael fans are going to be turning against each other!
Jane Becomes A Teacher- Jane is going through a lot. She just found out about her father, she’s on the outs with Michael and now, she’s teaching at a Catholic High School, despite requesting to teach middle school. What’s even worse? Rogelio’s evil twin step-daughters are in her class and their out to get her. Girls can be so mean these days. During her introduction, the twins ask why they have an un-married, pregnant woman teaching their Catholic class. Jane has to explain that she’s a pregnant virgin who was artificially inseminated, but she’s doing the best with her unfortunate situation. She wins brownie points from the nuns. The second day doesn’t go as smoothly. When she finally confronts Valeria and Victoria about the Jane the Virgin website, one of the twins intentionally smashes her tablet, screaming that Jane was responsible. She obviously gets fired for bringing drama to the school.
Xiomara persuades her to play the game like a mean girl should. She enlists Rafael’s help to distract the girls with his naked, sexy body at the beach, while she grabs there phones and saves all of their most incriminating photos. Then she threatens to put up a website with all the pictures. They finally confess their wrong-doing admitting that their jealous of their step-step-sister who has these perfect parents while their mom is a complete bitch. The nun pardons the girls and Jane, giving her the job back, but only because she realizes Jane’s popularity might get more people to attend the church. Nuns these days.
Jane’s Love Life- Jane realizes she’s not ready to forgive Michael. It isn’t because he lied to her however that she’s unsure about getting married to him. It’s really because she secretly has feeling for Rafael. She’s been hiding them and trying to ignore them hoping they’ll go away. That is until she sits down to have a heart-to-heart with him. He tells her about getting arrested after Petra lied to the cops telling them he hit her. She tells him she’s been having problems with Michael. Later on as they bond over how they got the twins to confess, he tells her he has feelings for her. That’s when Jane’s world really turns upside down. She agrees to meet up with Michael, who planned a romantic date on a patrol boat with champagne… minus the snow, which apparently costs a lot. He needed Jane to stop thinking of him as the liar and start thinking of him as the man she wanted to be with forever. Unfortunately, Jane’s mind was already made up. Her heart wasn’t in it anymore and she broke up with Michael, ending the engagement by giving back the ring. Honestly, I have to give this girl props for going after exactly what she wants. I also believe in “what’s meant to be” but don’t think I’d have it in me to actually give up on the life I had planned for the unknown, no matter how strong my feelings were. Then again, you can’t ignore feelings right? They’ll just come back stronger then ever.
Not wanting to burden her mother with her relationship problems and ruin her big night, she turns to Rafael for comfort. She tells him she broke up with Michael and those words change everything. Rafael finally makes a move on his baby-momma in a telenovela moment, complete with falling orchids. From the beginning I really wanted to like Michael. I wanted to believe they could make it work, but her chemistry with Rafael is undeniable. The more time she spends with Rafael, it’s clear to see they have a connection that Jane and Michael don’t. At least not anymore. It’s the same connection Jane had with Michael when she met him on her 21-st birthday… drunk, thinking he was a stripper cop. Her decision could end up backfiring however. Those butterflies are fleeting– it’s called lust. She might have just ruined a relationship she worked for for 2-years for something temporary. Still, it will definitely be easier to raise a child with the father and not in some weird twisted triangle. Maybe that’s part of Rafael’s allure considering it’s so important for Jane that the baby has a functional family. Or, maybe it is fate.
Petra and Rafael– These two are on their road to splitsville. Petra and her villainous mother thought they pulled one over on Rafael by pressing charges against him for domestic abuse. They thought it would make him stay, but it only angered him and he found a way to make Petra disappear for good. The maid that saw Petra leave his room the night of the “alleged” abuse was ready to testify that the biatch left without any bruises. Petra had to come to terms with the realization that her gold-digging days were over. Rafael let her and her mother spend the night in a smaller suite, before moving out and trying to find a new place to stay and a job. But, that was the least of her problems. Ivan, a Russian mafia-man was out to get her for the money she owed him. You know, the money she doesn’t have. We know Ivan had something to do with Zazo’s death, but not exactly sure what “Natalie” is really involved in. Either way, when he realized she was trying to trick him, he pulled a gun on her and she knocked him unconscious with her boyfriends ashes. Classy… very classy.
Other Important Moments
- In his sorrow, Michael stumbled upon a huge realization. The dead-bell boy left a number for Eli in his locker. Originally they thought it was a phone number, but it ended up being the name of a shipping company. The numbers lead to shipping containers and docks. This was it! They were going to bust Sin Rostro during one of his huge shipments. Not going to lie, I thought Michael was going to get killed upon making this realization. I guess it isn’t THAT much of a soap opera!
- Xiomara realized she couldn’t be with Rogelio, while he was building a relationship with Jane. Especially because most of her relationships fail and that would cause a lot of strain on her daughter.
What do you think Petra will do to get out of debt? I think she’s going to turn to Michael for help and he’ll gladly offer it after he realizes Jane left him for Rafael. In next weeks preview, Michael sees the roses from Rafael and tells Jane she “isn’t the person he thought he knew.” Harsh. The truth hurts… in both cases. The captivating episode gets a 8/10. I really hope Jane the Virgin sticks around cause I’m liking this show… a lot!
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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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