Warning: The following contains spoilers from Monday’s Jane the Virgin
Prepare for sexy times, Jane the Virgin fans!
After getting the all-clear from Michael’s doc at the close of Monday night’s episode, Jane and her hubby ran off to have sex — and do the deed they will, in next week’s installment.
“There’s so much pressure on Jane to make [it] the perfect moment,” executive producer Jennie Urman describes. “There’s so much pressure on us in the writers’ room to make [it] the perfect moment. And then that made me start to think about, ‘Is anybody’s first time perfect?’ … I feel like we’ve integrated our own anxiety and Jane’s anxiety” into a “really, really fun” and “different” hour.
Urman was “happy to let go of” all those expectations and finally answer the mystery of when Jane would lose her virginity. Similarly, “it’s almost a relief for [Jane], like, ‘Oh, we got that over with,'” the EP says.
The milestone also brings about another big moment: a title change. While “Jane” will always remain, “Virgin” will be crossed out and topped with a descriptor specific to the episode, like Jane the Guilty Catholic or Jane Who Doesn’t Like Her Mom’s New Boyfriend. “It’s a way, to me, of identifying that people are so much more than sex,” Urman explains. “[Jane] is a person with so many different identities and so many different things that make her character interesting.”
Meanwhile, Rafael’s joyous declaration that he’s finally over Jane will cause “a lot more complications and difficulties” for his baby mama.
“Things are a lot easier when everybody’s wanting to win your heart,” Urman notes. “Co-parenting is difficult no matter what, but it hasn’t been as difficult as it could be for Jane, because [Rafael] has always wanted to please her.”
The dynamic between Mateo’s parents will get an added twist when Raf starts to move on with “a really great, surprising love interest” who has a connection to Jane, Urman teases, adding that the mystery woman makes her debut in Episode 5.
As for those still riding the Rafael/Jane ‘shipper train, Urman confirms that romance is over — for now. “I would say people should still hold out hope, because things get complicated,” the EP hedges. “But we’re not playing it. It’s there underneath.”
Are you excited for Jane and Michael to finally do it? And who do you think is Rafael’s new lady?