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Post Mortem: Jane the Virgin EP on [Spoiler]'s Fall, Rafael's Secret & More

Jane the Virgin Season 1 Spoilers

The following contains spoilers for Monday night’s episode of Jane the Virgin.

And down she goes.

On Monday night’s fall finale of Jane the Virgin, someone very close to the titular heroine took a tumble that will have major emotional and physical repercussions, executive producer Jennie Urman tells TVLine.

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Also troubling: Rafael may be connected to drug lord Sin Rostro! But would the CW series really dare to tarnish one of its romantic leads?

Below, Urman weighs in on that question — her answer is not entirely comforting — as well as the threat that awaits Petra.

TVLINE | How is Alba faring after her fall?
We pick up right after the [midseason finale]. It was a serious fall, and she’s in the hospital. There’s definitely real emotional and physical jeopardy there.

TVLINE | How are Jane and Xo dealing with that?
It’s so horrible. No one knows that it was on purpose, so they’re going to assume it was a fall because no one was around. We have a hurricane coming in, and there’s an emotional hurricane within the Villanueva house. Just the thought of Alba not being there brings up a lot for both Jane and Xo, especially in terms of what kind of daughter she is and has been. Seeing her mom unconscious is really an awful thing and takes some time to resolve.

TVLINE | Alba doesn’t know it was Petra’s mother who pushed her, right, because her back was to her?
Her back was to her, yes, exactly.

TVLINE | But will she remember what she saw and heard in the hotel room?
She does not. She does not as of now.

TVLINE | Is that because of a brain injury? Or because she was just so drunk?
The head injury. [Laughs] She has a serious head injury. She was tipsy. She was drunk. You often don’t remember a little bit before and right after an accident when you have a serious enough [injury].

TVLINE | With everything that’s going on in Jane’s life with Alba, is this a situation where Rafael can stand up and prove that he’s really there for her?
Our next episode is our hurricane episode, so there’s a lot going on. Surprising, right, on our show there’s a lot going on? [Laughs] He’s totally there for her, but it’s also hard to get to her at a particular moment. It’s a really emotional episode for both Jane and her mother. Rafael is dealing with that, but he’s also dealing with the problems that are happening at the hotel because of the hurricane that’s coming.

TVLINE | When can we expect answers about what Rafael is hiding?
You’ll know who Sin Rostro is [in Episode 12]. It’s all connected. I would say that the thing you won’t know at this point is whether Michael is spiraling out of jealousy or because he’s onto something with Rafael. That’s a big question.

TVLINE | You wouldn’t destroy your love triangle by making Rafael a bad guy, would you?
You’ll just have to wait and see. We don’t aim to destroy. We aim to complicate.

jane the Virgin Season 1 SpoilersTVLINE | We now know Petra’s backstory, but the threat of Milos is still out there. So what can we expect on that front?
She’s keeping Ivan hostage and she’s trying to get that money so she can send him off. It all comes to a head in the hurricane [episode].

TVLINE | Will Milos ever make his presence known in Miami?
Oh, for sure!

TVLINE | What’s coming up for Michael? Is he going to continue to pursue this, not relationship, but hookup with Nadine?
Yeah, Michael and Nadine, it’s a hookup. It means different things to each one of them. It comes to a little bit of a head in [Episode] 110. Michael is in love with Jane, and he believes that they belong together. At the end of the day, he thinks, “She’s with this guy now because of this crazy thing. She got pregnant with his baby accidentally.” I think at the end of the day, he believes she’s going to wake up and come back to him.

TVLINE | One question I’ve seen come up in our comments section is, how strict is Jane’s whole “no sex” policy?
Not that it’s not going to stressed or challenged at times, but she has made a vow to herself not to have sex until she’s married, and it’s a vow that she plans to keep.

TVLINE | You’ve said on the show before that she’s a virgin, not a prude or a saint. Does that mean she has some experience in that department?
Exactly. If I had written it now, it would be, “She’s a virgin. She’s not a Duggar.” [Laughs] She’s a sexual person. She’s just not having sex.

TVLINE | Finally, Jane gave her blessing to her mother, so is Xo going to go after Rogelio?
She is, but that’s also going to be complicated. She’s been given the go-ahead, and we start to move them towards each other, but of course, obstacles continue to come up. These are two hotheaded, passionate people, so you can imagine it’s not going to be the smoothest sailing ride. But you definitely feel that they have strong feelings for each other.

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  1. Danielle H. says:

    Such a twisty Midseason finale! LOVE this show.. it constantly evolves and stays fresh and I hope its on for a few seasons for sure!!!

  2. Carrie says:

    I am glad the Sin Rostro reveal is coming soon. I hate long drawn out story elements (Red John). It’s such a great show and i wish more people were watching! #Rogeliomybrogelio had me laughing out loud!

    • Ann says:

      I think Sin Rostro is either Rafael’s father or stepmother (or is she just the father’s girlfriend)?

      • Kim says:

        I was thinking it was Rafael’s sister. It seemed a little coincidental that she comes home and people died.

        • Emily says:

          I was thinking something along the same lines as well. Especially since she’s known for drinking and disappearing. Nobody knows where she could really be or what she could really be doing.

  3. uk-usa-tvaddict says:

    Push her down the stairs!!!

    From the first episode we knew that she could walk. But it was still so delicious to see her evil look of satisfaction and she sat back in her chair. This is the 2nd show that I am watching with a fake wheelchair user. The other show is The Flash.

  4. CourtTV says:

    Juicy mid season ep. I love that Ivan is taking escape notes from a soap.

  5. Margaret says:

    “she’s a virgin, she’s not a Duggar,” hilarious!

  6. gift says:

    I think petra’s mother is sin rostro or rafaels father. but please let it not be rafael cos I love him and jane being together. they are the perfect couple.

  7. larrie P. says:

    I think it is either Michael’s brother or his partner. We know them but wouldn’t suspect them to be Sin Rostro. Having Rafael, Rogelio, Rafael’s family would be two obvious. Plus it is weird how Michael’s brother comes back when he is on the case.

  8. thicky sweet says:

    This spoiler really answer some of my question I had in my head which is good but is alba still living I understand that she in the hospital but she can be in a coma or something. My second question what the hole that Michael and nadine find I still have question marks for that in my head and how petra mother can walk was she freaking the whole time pretending she can’t walk so she can get push around in the wheelchair I don’t think petra know that her mother can walk