Jane the Virgin Boss on Petra's Reveal, Jane's Romantic Endgame and Pregnancy 'Complications'

Jane the Virgin Season 1 Spoilers

Sonograms, secret backstories and Solano suspicions.

Tonight’s Jane the Virgin fall finale (The CW, 9/8c) is brimming with so many juicy reveals and plot twists that the titular heroine getting accidentally artificially inseminated may look tame by comparison.

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For starters, the hour will answer some burning questions about Petra and her mother, in addition to unraveling a major clue in the Sin Rostro case, executive producer Jennie Urman reveals below.

Then there’s the romantic side of things as Jane and Rafael start to realize they don’t have it all figured out.

Read on as Urman previews the episode’s “huge” cliffhanger and Jane’s future baby “complications.”

TVLINE | Rafael said he was going to fight for Jane. Does that mean they’re back to covertly dating?
She’s going to be a little bit more cautious. At the end of [Episode] 6 when they had their big kiss, [she] was sort of caught up in the moment… You get some movement in their relationship in the next episode. Theirs is a relationship that’s all backwards. In the next episode, she goes to a sonogram and basic questions come up like, “You’re Catholic, right?” All these things that you would know about someone before you have a baby with them, usually. And those are the things that are going to start to complicate Jane and Rafael’s relationship – the fact that they’re having a baby, but they hardly know each other. And they have this intense romantic connection, but there’s a lot more to life than just romance. What their relationship looks like in the real world is something that they’re going to continually struggle to define.

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Jane the Virgin Season 1 SpoilersTVLINE | Are there any complications that might put a question mark on whether she’s even going to have a baby this season?
There will be complications with the pregnancy that you might go through, but she is having a baby in [Episode] 22.

TVLINE | The narrator mentioned that Michael’s reaction was quite different when he found out Jane was a virgin. First of all, are we going to see Michael’s reaction in a flashback? And does that mean sex is, once again, going to become an issue for Rafael and Jane?
I believe [Rafael] that he’s over it, not that it doesn’t come up again and not that that doesn’t get stressed. I go back and forth on whether you’re going to see that moment with Jane and Michael. I’m not sure yet. I haven’t written it yet, though you do see other moments in their relationship…as a way to help the audience remember their rooting interest in that couple, too.

No choice is the 100 percent right choice, and I want to make sure that we explore the relationships with both these people. Jane had her whole life planned out and then she got accidentally inseminated. This girl who’s carefully planned her whole life suddenly finds her life’s become something that she just did not in any way plan for, and that’s a real shock to the system. She never had a rebellious stage. She’s a good girl. And suddenly this happened, and it’s like, “Well, why am I following all of these rules for myself? Life just happens. Maybe I have to be a little bit looser in my grasp of what my life is going to look like.” And this relationship with Rafael is a lot like that to me. It’s a little bit of, “What happens if I don’t weigh the yeses and nos so carefully? What happens if I just follow my heart?” When you follow your heart, it can be great, and it can also be devastating, and we’re going to explore both sides of that.

TVLINE | Right now, she’s very much with Rafael. Could this turn into more of a love triangle again where Michael and Jane have a chance of getting back together?
We will definitely get there. There’s a lot to it. I don’t want Jane to be someone – and I don’t think she is – who’s really flip-floppy. And if she’s giving it a try with Rafael, she is giving it a try with Rafael. She’s also somebody who would never want to know how deeply she hurt Michael. So she’s not going to want to do anything to make him think that maybe something will happen. That said, you can’t control what other people think and Michael does think maybe that will happen. As we explore their relationship, I’m going to be reminding you about what was great about Jane and Michael’s relationship, in little ways like the narrator said, “Michael didn’t respond like that,” and then in bigger ways, so that, hopefully, the people that are rooting for Michael also have a real reason to root for Michael. The love triangle will continue. I hope it will.

Jane the Virgin Season 1 SpoilersTVLINE | Do you know who she ends up with in the end or are you just as torn as the viewers?
Yes, I do. But I am incredibly conflicted. Once I find myself really rooting for one, I try to make it a challenge for myself and to the writers to come up with reasons why we would suddenly also see the benefit of the other one. And that’s why in Episode 4, we put that really, I thought, emotional scene of Jane and Michael with their backs to each other in a wedding dress shop… It was important for me to have the audience understand in the episode right before they break up, what they have. And that’s why Episode 5 had a lot of sweet moments between Jane and Michael.

TVLINE | Currently, Michael’s very focused on his investigation. Is he going to have any scenes with Jane or Rafael coming up? Even though they’re all under the same hotel roof, they’ve managed to avoid bumping into each other too much.
I know. Yes, in the next episode, there’s definitely conflict between Michael and Jane and Rafael, and it continues, I would say, really pretty strongly throughout the next group of episodes. Michael is intensely focused on the case, but some of his suspicions start to lead toward Rafael and the Solanos. Even though he’s discussing the case, the underpinning of that is, “Jane, what are you doing with this guy? This is not the person for you. This is not the family for you. This is not you. What happened to us?” Then he gets quite focused on figuring out who it is, and part of that is for his own career and part of that is because then he can show Jane who he believes these people are.

TVLINE | Rafael, meanwhile, has resigned himself to working for Petra and Lachlan. I can’t imagine that that’s going to go too well.
It’s not going to go too well. [Laughs] There’s three people now at the hotel, Petra, Lachlan and Rafael, and none of them trust each other, for good reasons. To me, that creates an interesting dynamic. And Petra’s going to have a real arc from Episode 9, really, up until [Episode] 13 when something happens to change her circumstances. So you’re going to see Petra both on top and on the bottom and all the places in between because she’s a character I’ve unexpectedly found a lot of — I knew how great Yael [Grobglas] was dramatically, I didn’t know how great she was comedically. I’m having a lot of fun playing with Petra, with the accidental hostage in the room with her crazy mother, trying to figure out how her life got to this place.

jane the Virgin Season 1 SpoilersTVLINE | Are we going to get some insight into Petra’s backstory and what the deal is with her mother?
Yes, it will all be revealed in Episode 9. The next episode, you will find out who Milos is. You will find out what happened to her mother’s face. You will find out what she’s hiding, all of that. We really try to have secrets and mysteries pay off and then new ones come up, new problems come after that. When you flip one card over, another card is still face down. That’s what we’re trying to do storytelling-wise, so you’ll find out in [Episode] 9 who Natalia is, and you’ll find out in [Episode] 12 who Sin Rostro is. It’s coming up soon, and that’s not going to resolve the problems. It’s just going to create more problems, but hopefully that will keep people invested.

TVLINE | What note does the fall finale leave off on? Is there a big cliffhanger?
Yeah, there’s a huge cliffhanger at the end that plays on both our telenovela fabric, our more soapy fabric, but also hits on an emotional level for Jane, which is where we want to keep the show rooted and grounded, in Jane and her family. So we have a really big event that happens at the end of [Episode] 9. You’ll want to come back to see what happens. And also, there’s a huge discovery made in terms of the Sin Rostro investigation.

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22 Comments
  1. I can’t wait to learn who is the mysterious crime mind and will CW renewal the series for the second season.

  2. Jenny says:

    Ugh enough with the love triangles! Keep her with raf!! Also how um… Strict… Is janes no sex policy?

    • Drew says:

      I recall a scene with Jane and Michael that she was a virgin, but not a prude, implying that they’ve done stuff to each other. So I guess you’ve got to get Clintonian and define “sex” to answer your question! :p

    • dude says:

      I prefer her with Michael. He seems to care for her on a deeper level and their chemistry is adorable. Jane/Raphael have sexual chemistry but I don’t buy that he loves her on a deeper level than that. He’s always treated her like a prize to be won from Michael.

      • jm says:

        i DONT Like any of them for her. If so, I prefer Rafael, (did i say that???) Michael is selfish and he had sex with his colleague. As soon as Jane found it out, it will like with Rachel and Ross (we were on leave)….

        A possible cliffhanger will be that Gramma is sent back to Venezuela… cause Petra find it out. I am curious if Michael knows that… he may split that to their colleagues, and the good grandma has to leave.

      • Marci says:

        So agree.

      • Suzanne says:

        Actually, Michael’s willingness to manipulate facts and withhold information from Jane makes him more interested in winning and beating Rafael.

    • Suzanne says:

      I agree. Stop making a joke of Jane by having her manipulated by Michael.

  3. jaqred says:

    CALLING IT RIGHT NOW: Rogelio is going to die.

  4. Marci says:

    I have been losing interest in the show since Jane so cavalierly threw over Michael. It just didn’t make any sense, and I don’t like her with Rafael. If she’s still with him at the end of this season, then I’m done.

  5. Suzanne says:

    I’m going on record to say that Petra’s mom murdered Zaz (sp?) the 2nd murder victim and is Sin Nostro. And it is her involvement in Petra and Rafaels life that explains why it may seem as though Rafael could be suspect.

  6. Grace says:

    I don’t understand why people act like Michael is such a good guy and Rafael is not? Does everyone just ignore the fact that he lied to her because of his own selfish intentions? He never wanted the baby in the first place, he told her she had to choose between him and the baby because the baby wasn’t part of his plan for their relationship. Then he did everything in his power to keep her from wanting to keep the baby for herself, and only gave that up when he realized it was the only way he could be with Jane. He knew how important it was to her that the baby go to a good, stable family and yet he was going to let her give it to a couple with a cheating wife and a husband who wants a divorce? Michael was selfish from the start! Meanwhile Rafael didn’t tell Jane about the fact that if she won the lawsuit that he would lose EVERYTHING because he didn’t want to influence her decision. And yet there are still people who think Michael treated her better??? Michael was selfish. Rafael actually puts jane first and tries to work things out with her, where as Michael only did that when Jane basically said “this is how it’s going to be.” If she ends up with Michael at the end, I’m going to be very mad. He clearly only ever puts himself first.

    • liz says:

      Grace I agree with you 1000%. Michael is a sniveling little selfish kid. Rafael has always been truthful with Jane. Go team rafael!!!

  7. Notso says:

    It funny how Michael could stay celibate for 2 years but as soon as Jane leaves him he’s off doing it with Nadine. He should be mourning for Jane not jumping to another woman so quickly.

  8. Ella says:

    It’s an interesting debacle – on one hand, I love Jane and Michael, I think they have far superior chemistry and Michael is such a sweetheart. Sure, he lied, but technically, detectives are not supposed to divulge information on their cases. Even if that wasn’t the point, he made a mistake. It doesn’t change that he loves Jane, has been supportive no matter what and is an all round great human being. On the other hand, while I don’t like Jane and Rafael together and I really dislike how callously and unrealistically quickly she moved on from the man she was engaged to and claimed to be desperately in love with for 2 years, he’s so bloody hot that I can’t even blame her, lol. But they’re not a good match and I think their feelings for each other are a delusion brought on by that magical, apparently cupid like baby inside her. Michael FTW on this one.

  9. Brandi says:

    omg!! Jane and Michael need to be together. IN the end he wanted the baby he would do anything for her!

    • Mmmaàrry says:

      Michael and Jane makes more sense and seems more practical. ……The Rafael Guy ain’t good for her.If it ain’t Michael and Jane, Season 2 will suck