The show has done it again–and by that no, I don’t mean accidentally inseminate another woman with her boss’s sperm. I mean, Jane The Virgin has given me the emotional chills once again. Am I #TeamRafael or #TeamMichael? Hell if I know.
And that’s such a fantastic thing about this show right now, the fact that the writers keep toying with our brains every Goddamn chance they get. I could’ve sworn I was 100% rooting for Jane and Rafael, like, a month ago. So what changed this week? Simply that final scene of Jane and Michael, laughing and exchanging shyly smiles at each other for a whole PERFECT minute. That scene was so real and so freakin’ amusing to watch, and that’s because of the impeccable performances by both Gina Rodriguez and Bret Dier as well as the incredible script written for these two.
Other than that, there was a proposal (until there wasn’t), a pregnancy scare (until there wasn’t) and a hilarious magazine test from Alba. The Latin narrator did another terrific job here tonight outlining his importance on this show (did you all catch The Affair references? They were fantastic!) as well as his sarcastic side, and I really loved how the question “does he know you, down to your core?” kept popping up during the episode and stayed there for a long period of time. This show is so refreshingly original, it’s no wonder how much critical acclaim it has received so far.
Luckily, there wasn’t anything that weighed the episode down tonight (no Sin Rostro stuff this week). Even the Petra/Lachlan drama was surprisingly intriguing as their manipulative nature extended to add Rafael to the mix. It will be interesting to see where this Rafael/Petra team-up will lead, and how it factors into his spotting Jane acting all “flirtatious” with Michael right after she said “no” to his proposal. If there’s one thing I will never get sick of, it’s this Michale/Jane/Rafael triangle. This is so deliciously satisfying to watch right now.