Jane the Virgin Recap: Milkshake It Off

Jane the Virgin Season 1 Recap

“I’m going to get attached to it. How could I not? ” Jane the Virgin sobs to her mother at one quite poignant moment in this week’s episode, and for a second, I forget that a few scenes prior, we were all worried about a leopard on the loose.

Such is the genius of this charming, wickedly funny show, no? And the CW drama only gets stronger in its second outing, which finds the reluctant mother-to-be vowing not to let the baby with which she was accidentally impregnated change her life. (Even for a dreamer like you, Jane, that’s a tall order.)

Meanwhile, Michael’s jealousy intensifies, Petra’s scheming (maybe?) grows a body count and Rafael and Jane hear their baby’s heartbeat for the first time. Here’s a quick look at how it all went down.

MY MILKSHAKE BRINGS ALL THE BOYS TO THE YARD | Jane starts the episode resolute that the baby in her belly will not change her life significantly; in fact, she vows to Xiomara and her abuela, she only wants to refer to the zygote as the “milkshake” — so named because she flashes back to Xiomara’s rather inappropriate performance of the Kelis classic at Jane’s quinceañera.

But that milkshake stirs up a lot of trouble throughout the ep. Jane admits to Michael that she and Rafael kissed five years ago, a fact that has him seething with barely contained jealousy throughout the hour. Then Jane and Rafael flirt in spite of themselves watch their child on the ultrasound and hear its heartbeat while Michael and Petra wait in the lounge… and he reveals to her that he knows about her affair (thanks to the surveillance) and that he’ll tell Rafael if she doesn’t. The very sly blonde deduces that Michael doesn’t want the baby — and doesn’t want any impediment, such as divorce, to mess with Jane handing it over to Rafael and his wife; she agrees to ‘fess up soon.

REUNITED AND IT FEELS SO GOOD | After a stressful time in which Michael asks her to quit her job, Jane winds up crying to her mother about how much she’s inevitably going to get attached to the baby — it started with hearing the heartbeat — and how complicated her life is going to get. Xiomara isn’t big with the comfort, but she does encourage Jane to sue to recoup a little compensation for her pain. Little does Jane know, her dad is hiding out in Xiomara’s bedroom… but Jane’s mama has decided it’s not yet time for their daughter to know the truth. It is time, though, for Jane’s parents to get reacquainted, as Alba discovers when she accidentally walks in on her daughter sleeping with the telenovela presidente.

ONWARD AND UPWARD | Feeling a little better about everything, Jane tells Michael she’s not going to quit a job she likes (so they make up, and it’s cute) and states her intent to sue Rafael’s sister. Oh, funny, related story: Raf’s sister is sleeping with their stepmother! And later, when Michael sees Rafael and Jane talking, he’s so neon green with envy, he nearly glows in the dark.

ICED OUT | Petra comes clean to Rafael, who is icy to her — though not as chilly as the marlin ice sculpture at the hotel party — but later gives her a copy of the ultrasound photo and tells her he wants to give their marriage another shot. The sweet sentiment is soon marred, though, by Petra’s lover Zaz dropping (from where?) and getting impaled on the marlin sculpture’s icy point while all of the partygoers watch in shock.

Now it’s your turn. What did you think of the episode? Sound off in the comments!

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27 Comments
  1. Robin says:

    Loving this show. Love the balance between humor and drama. The writing is wonderful, as is the cast and chemistry between Justin and Gina

  2. cassey says:

    I’m loving this show! It’s cute, funny and clever.

  3. Jenna says:

    It’s such a fun show. Didn’t see the step-mother twist coming! And now we have a murder to solve. Lol

  4. Cory says:

    Okay so I do apologize for being annoying but the first quote should read “getting TOO attached”… Anyway. Really great episode, glad to see that the humor is still strong, and enjoyable as it was last week. I hope The CW announces a full season pick-up next Wednesday.

  5. Wordsmith says:

    My favorite part is that Petra has a (presumably evil) mother with terrible facial scars and a wheelchair. All that’s missing is the eye patch. This show plays deliciously to its telenovela roots.

  6. OMG … the soap opera telenovela level increased exponentially.
    It’s funny because you can now explain the show to people with sentences like the following: Jane Villanueva was incorrectly artificially enseminated and now is trying to get along with the baby’s father, Rafael Solano. Rafael’s wife is cheating on him and Jane’s fiancé knows and is blackmailing her to end the affair; meanwhile, Rafael’s sister — the doctor who impregnated Jane — is having an affair with her own stepmother, her father’s new trophy wife.

    Man, those Solanos are seriously messed up.

    Also, I’m calling it now : the big bad godfather mafioso who disappeared 4 years ago — the one Michael and the PD are trying to find — is evil Petra’s tarot-reading disfigured wheelchair-bound mother.

    • Rook says:

      and soon we find out that she isn’t wheelchair-bound and has been faking it.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      Oh, my money was on the mob boss being Raf’s father. But maybe that’s too obvious? #NewToTelenovelas

      • Andrea says:

        1. If you follow the telenovela trope it is more likely that it will be Petra’s mother. All the clues are there (for telenovela junkies like myself).

        2. I do love how this show is so self aware of its origins. This is everything that Cristela wishes to be

        3. I am thoroughly enjoying the fast pace of the show. I remember watching Juana La Virgen (original soap) and it took two months for Raf to find out Juana (Jane) was the mother

  7. Michelle says:

    I love this show. Funny, charming, and heartfelt. Great use of narration and text/title cards, too. Not even gonna lie it’s the show I’m most excited about this season. Can’t wait for next Monday!

  8. westwingwolf says:

    No comment about how the narrator said it was TOO early to be hearing the baby’s heart beat? Just how far did Jane & Michael go before she called off the sex? I think they are leaving it open for a who is the father storyline.

  9. Anne says:

    Perhaps I got it wrong, but I don’t think Michael told Petra to tell her husband about the affair or he would. I think he was telling her to end it, so they would still appear to Jane as a loving couple.

  10. Dan says:

    I was expecting to like Jane The Virgin, since I always love little shows, but i wasn´t expecting to fall in love with it so fast! those last 3 minutes of last night´s episode where fantastic! The telenovela references and little details like the “flower eye patch” are so great!

  11. Gabilu says:

    Really enjoying this show and happy that TVLine is recapping it, but there’s was so much more important things that the recap left out or got wrong.

  12. LT says:

    I. LOVE. THIS. SHOW!!!!!!

  13. Diana B says:

    Such fun, and so meta. Lookin’ fwd to the next!

  14. GeekGirl says:

    Agree with the comment that said Evil Petra’s Stepmother will turn out to be the missing drug lord. ‘His’ name was ‘Sin Rostro’ or ‘without’ or ‘no face’ – since Evil Step Mom’s face is disfigured, seems to fit…

  15. Laura Goetz says:

    I absolutely love this show! It’s a delight!!

  16. Lina says:

    The narrator though. LOL