Jane the Virgin is cooking up a lot more than just the misplaced bun in its heroine’s oven.
The new CW series’ premiere left us with a bounty of burning questions, starting with the most obvious: Will Jane take legal action against the doc who accidentally artificially inseminated her?
Then there’s the matter of Jane’s romantic life, including whether we can really trust new fiancé Michael. And how about whether or not Jane will learn that her father is a huge telenovela star?
WILL JANE SUE? | “That’s what the second episode is about – the legal consequences and the emotional complications,” Urman previews. “I won’t say what she decides, but the issue of whether she’ll sue comes up at the beginning of the second episode, and a decision is made by the end of it.”
WILL THE TRUTH ABOUT PETRA’S WAYS COME OUT? | As early as next Monday’s installment (The CW, 9/8c), Michael, who’s keeping tabs on Petra’s paramour, “realizes she’s the wife of the guy and has to make a choice whether to tell Jane. Complications ensue,” Urman teases. Adds Rodriguez: “[Jane] gets to come face-to-face with Petra and see a very beautiful side, and then she gets to hear about a very ugly side. It’s going to be interesting to see the way Jane decides whether her eyes are telling her the truth or these things that are told to her.”
SHOULD WE ROOT FOR JANE/RAFAEL OR JANE/MICHAEL? | “I feel like, in the second episode, you will leave it divided,” Urman says. “Both Brett [Dier] and Justin [Baldoni] are great in that second episode, and they both have big scenes with Jane. You can see two different sides of her and what those two people would represent.” Meanwhile, Rodriguez reveals that as of the sixth installment, Jane is “still torn” between the two men.
IS MICHAEL LESS THAN PERFECT? | His brother (played by Veronica Mars‘ Ryan Devlin), who reappears in the fifth episode, certainly thinks so. “There definitely is a secret there,” Urman confirms. As more is uncovered about her beau, Jane has to deal with “the reality of the fact that she is pregnant and it’s not the man of her dreams’ baby,” Rodriguez shares. Not to mention, “the fact that maybe the man of her dreams is not who she wanted it to be or [who she] thought he was.”
WILL JANE MEET HER TELENOVELA-STAR DAD? | And how! “It’s so funny,” portrayer Jaime Camil says of his “crazy” character’s elaborate first face-to-face with Jane. “He wants to make a grand introduction with his daughter.” So naturally, he has his assistant make the first move. “The narrator goes, ‘You should know that Rogelio trained his assistant for this.’ And then he bows. ‘Rogelio also told him to bow.’ It’s these ridiculous, absurd things,” like Rogelio descending toward his daughter from a grand staircase and “running and then tumbling” when he realizes how far away he is from her. “It’s a very comedic role. But it’s a very heartfelt relationship with his daughter,” Camil describes, adding that “he will not be a good father figure for Jane at the beginning. They’re both going to learn from each other how to be a good father, how to be a good daughter.”
WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH LOUISA’S EX? | Keep an eye on the lawyer, because “there’s a big twist with her at the end of the second episode,” Urman hints, “and she becomes pretty important.”