Monday night’s Jane the Virgin keeps the identity of Sin Rostro in the family, but it’s not the member everyone suspected.
Rafael’s dad Emilio returns with plans to whisk Rose away to a location he won’t disclose. Rose is convinced that her husband is the big, bad criminal and wants to go the police, but Rafael convinces her not to for the sake of the hotel.
When Luisa gets wind that a bellboy was murdered with a corkscrew at the hotel, she writes her ex-lover a letter. She was drinking on the night of the killing, and when she came back to the room, the corkscrew was gone. Now it all makes sense, and Rose needs to stay away from Emilio, she warns. But Rose doesn’t even get the correspondence; Rafael reads it instead and is understandably upset at the idea that his father might be Sin Rostro. (Wouldn’t you be driven to drink, too, if you had his family?) Through their own investigation, Michael and Nadine also become convinced that Emilio is the baddie.
But this is a telenovela, so there’s a twist. After spending much of the episode putting on a show of being worried, Rose seduces Emilio — and then buries him alive in cement! The lesson of the hour? If the lady doth deflect too much, she must be Sin Rostro.
Elsewhere, Milos arrives in Miami not to destroy Petra, but to prove that her mother is a liar. He meant to splash her mother with acid because she lied to keep them apart, he tells her. (Not winning any points there, buddy.) The anger management course he was forced to take doesn’t seem to be helping either when Petra declares she’d rather die than be with him, and he slices her throat! As blood seeps from the wound, her mother leaps up from her wheelchair, and the jig is up in more ways than one: It was all a ruse, fake blood included, to prove that Petra’s mother can walk.
Petra’s demise may have been a fake-out, but someone else does bite it (aside from Emilio): Rogelio’s assistant orchestrated a whole plot to have Santos killed off so he could become the star of the telenovela.
“You can’t have The Passions of Santos without Santos!” Rogelio argues. “Then it’s just Passions, and that show failed!”
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