Remember how lovingly Jane the Virgin brought baby Mateo into the world last season? Well, don’t expect an equally blissful experience when Petra delivers her twin girls in tonight’s episode (The CW, 9/8c).
“Everything in Petra’s pregnancy and birth is opposite of what Jane [went through],” executive producer Jennie Urman tells TVLine. “Everything that can go wrong is going wrong. It’s a much more painful, less utopian birth. She’s less prepared, and also maybe angrier about it.”
Although you definitely don’t want to mess with a petulant Petra, Jane steps in when her frenemy goes into labor and Rafael is unable to reach his (latest) baby mama in time. Then a miracle occurs: the delivery “brings Jane and Petra together,” Urman reveals.
“We’ve been doing a lot about their relationship – Are they friends? Are they not? – and the fact that they’re, basically, oil and water,” the EP notes. “What I wanted this episode to be is about showing their relationship when they’re not trying to become friends and exploiting their natural differences.”
Jane will have a second hurdle to overcome when a Rafael-related issue threatens to burst her and Michael’s happily reunited bubble.
“They’re dealing with the reality of the fact that, for a year, she left him and she was with someone else,” Urman previews. “Normally, when you break up with someone, you can wish them well and go on your way, but this ex is in her life forever because he’s Mateo’s dad. So what happened during that year and who Rafael is in their lives continually stresses and challenges Jane and Michael’s relationship.”
Jane the Virgin fans, are you excited to see Jane and Petra as friends?