Jane the Virgin tackled alter egos, specifically Mom Jane and Fun Jane as “real Jane” tried to decide if her relationship with Adam was the real deal or a quick fling.
Here are some of our favorite moments from the episode:
1. Fun Jane – Alright, fun Jane was like Jane that was stuck in college. She was great, but it was almost as if she was erasing all of the years she spent being an adult. She wanted things to work out with Adam and she felt like she needed to be this young, carefree person when in reality, she was a widow, a mom, and she has a baby daddy with whom she has a very complicated relationship with. None of that is carefree and it will never be. If Adam wants to be with her, he needs to accept everything about her. And he does. Jane was surprised to find out that Adam decided not to take the job because he wanted to see if things with Jane could go the mile. He couldn’t guarantee they would, as Jane wanted because well, life is unpredictable. But he was willing to take on responsibilities, be there for her and Mateo and join this insane world of hers. And that’s really all a girl can ask for right?
2. This New Dude Adam – Adam came back into Jane’s life and we were just supposed to accept him with open arms because these two had a thing when they were 18 and almost got married. Cool, I guess. Except, I don’t accept him with open arms. There’s not much we know about Adam just yet so aside from knowing that he brings out the young part of Jane and is eager to make things work, we don’t know if really will. There was something about Michael and Rafael that made us instantly love them, but so far, there’s nothing about Adam that screams “unforgettable.” But I do think that when Jane’s around him, she’s more like she was with Michael and that joy is back in her life. So…. I’m willing to give him a try, I just need more time.
3. Judgey Little Jane- Last week I had Jane’s back after Rafael came at her (and seemingly her family) about money. But this week, it became evident that Jane took Raf’s money for granted. All of a sudden, without his cash, she realized how crappy public schools were. And even when she realized that she still judged Rafael for being “entitled” and “privileged” when he suggested that they lie about their address to get Mateo into a better school. Except that Rafael took the idea from Alba and she was the one to finally call to attention just how mistaken and hard Jane has been on her babby daddy. His money was a blessing and one that allowed her to raise Mateo well. They would still manage without it, but Raf was so determined to get his hotel back and not let that happen. Both Jane and Rafael are both learning how to accept each other’s past and upbringing and learn from it. While the money issues will still cause some friction between them, once they work past it, they will finally be at a mature place where they could pursue a relationship with each other.
4. Petra and Rafael – These two are the will they or won’t they couple they just will not give off. There’s obviously a physical attraction but aside from that, they just do not mesh well. When they tried to have a “mature” relationship, it was forced and dull and they couldn’t really speak their minds. Finally, Petra ended it because she needs a fresh start, which she cannot have with their previous history. At this point, I think it’s best if they just stay separated. Unfortunately, the heartache caused Raf to act rash and jump into bed with hotelier Katherine. I know he will do anything to get his hotel back but doing the same thing you just judged your ex on? Low. I don’t like douche Rafael, I like zen Rafael. Bring him back.
5. Xo and Ro and their third wheel – Darcy, Darcy, Darcy. Have you ever seen a bigger pain in the ass on bed rest? After a few days of waiting on her hand and foot, Xo finally called her out for taking advantage of the situation. Especially because she was trying so hard to hurt and cut Rogelio out of his baby’s life and he was trying so hard to be in it. “We’re family,” Xo told her and whether she likes it or not, family sticks together, especially the Villanueva women. The peace won’t last long considering Darcy and Esteban, Rogelio’s new co-star after her got rid of Fabian, are falling for each other.
6. Magda’s Return – With pressure from Luisa to convince Petra to give up her shares of the hotel, Anezka called in the big guns: her crazed mother Magda. I have no idea how Magda escaped prison and ended up here but it doesn’t even matter because she’s back and she’s holding Petra’s twins. As a mother, I would be having a panic attack. Petra can never catch a break.
7. Who Will Die? In textbook telenovela fashion, one major character is said to die this season. It could be Petra, Anezka, Magda, Alba, Luisa or Rafael. Some of them I wouldn’t miss, some I definitely would. Who do you think will bite the dust? Will it be someone irrelevant or someone that plays a major role in Jane’s life?
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 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 – Chapter One Hundred (5×19)
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 – 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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