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Here’s What We Know So Far About The Final Season Of “Jane the Virgin”

If you didn’t already know, Season five of “Jane the Virgin” will be the last and final season and there’s a ton of chisme circulating about what we can expect. In the upcoming season, set to air sometime in 2019, we’ll be introduced to new characters, new love triangles, more cameos, and more Latinx women in the director’s chair. Here’s what else we know…

1. “13 Reasons Why” Star Tommy Dorfman will be joining the final season of JTV. 

According to The Wrap, Tommy Dorfman from the Netflix original “13 Reasons Why” will be joining the cast of “Jane the Virgin.” And he’s taking on a completely different role. Dorfman will play Bobby, “an associate of the show’s recurring drug-lord character Sin Rostro.” We can’t wait to see what trouble he brings to Miami.

2. Michael Cordero is coming back.

Yup, he’s back from the dead. As a Rafael Solano stan, that’s all you need to know.

3. Gina Rodriguez will be directing the premiere episode.

Back in season four, Gina directed her first episode of the series “Chapter Seventy-Four” and of course, it turned out one of the best episodes of the season. Now, she’s back in the director’s chair for the show’s final season.  

4. Another Latina will also have a directorial role.

Like Gina, Eva Longoria has also sat in the director’s chair for JTV before. She had such great success that she is coming back for more. 

5. Get ready for more love triangle dramatics.

As we mentioned, Michael Cordero has suddenly reappeared. Wasn’t he dead? But with Sin Rostro still in the equation somehow, who knows where he could have been. So now that he’s back in the picturee — right when Rafael was about to possibly propose to Jane — you can expect some drama. Who will Jane choose? How will this change things between her and Rafael? 

6. We might have to wait until 2019.

Ideally, JTV would have already been close to airing for its upcoming season this fall. But now, according to the CW network via Cosmopolitan, we might have to wait until January 2019. Let the countdown begin.  

7. The person J.R. shot in the finale of Season 4 is someone Petra knows… WHAT?

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So if you’re all caught up and remember that crazy season finale, you’ll remember that it also ended with a gunshot. J.R. shot someone in Petra’s hotel room, and it might be someone Petra knows. But who the heck could it possibly be?

8. We’ll finally find out who the narrator is.

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It’s so exciting to learn that we’ll finally know the face behind JTV’s iconic narrator. According to Jennie Snyder Urman, we’ll find out who the narrator is before the show ends AND she also says there have been hints sprinkled here and there throughout the series. So, don’t cancel out any of your theories.

9. Ricky Martin might make a cameo.

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According to an interview for The New York Times with the show’s creator Jennie Snyder Urman, we might get a Ricky Martin cameo. “We also have a Ricky Martin dream in our writers’ room. Rogelio’s alluded to a little bit of a history with Ricky Martin, and I’d love to see if we could get him on.” PLEASE DO.

READ: Gina Rodriguez Used Her Funds To Campaign For A ‘Jane The Virgin’ Emmy To Support An Undocumented Ivy League-Bound Latina

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20 Of The Most Bizarre Things to Happen On ‘Jane The Virgin’ Now That It’s Almost Over

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20 Of The Most Bizarre Things to Happen On ‘Jane The Virgin’ Now That It’s Almost Over

The fifth and final season of “Jane The Virgin” will be premiering next month, and while we’re happy that we’ll find out all the details behind the shocking twist that concluded last season, we’re sad that one of our favorite shows is coming to an end.

Fans have so closely followed Jane Villenueva through the twists and turns of her life, that her presence on their TV screens will be sorely missed. And since “Jane the Virgin”‘s last season ended on such an unexpected cliffhanger, we thought it would be appropriate to celebrate the coming return of the soap-y dramedy with a list of all of the most bizarre things that have happened on “Jane” so far.

1. Jane Getting Accidentally Artificially Inseminated

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That’s right–we’d be crazy not to start this list with the one that started it all and arguably the craziest plot point so far. In case you need a refresher, the premise of “Jane the Virgin” revolves around the story of a young virgin (Jane) who is accidentally artificially inseminated during a routine gynecological exam. Pretty crazy stuff–but the series executes otherwise eye-roll inducing plot lines with such realism and humor, it’s hard to resist!

2. Jane Finding Out Her Father is a Famous Telenovela Star

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Early on in JTV’s first season, Jane discovers that the father she’s never met happens to be the most popular telenovela star on TV, Rogelio De la Vega. Over the course of four seasons, Rogelio and Jane’s relationship evolves from an awkward friendship to a rock-solid father-daughter relationship.

3. Roman Zazo Returning From The Dead–And It Actually Being His Twin Brother, Aaron

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When previously-murdered Roman Zazo arrives at Petra’s door, it was easy to jump to the conclusion that he had faked his own death (this is “Jane the Virgin”, after all). However, we soon found out that Zaz had a secret twin brother named Aaron whom he’d never mentioned before.

4. Rose Being the Infamous “Sin Rostro”

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During the first season of “Jane the Virgin”, Sin Rostro was a mysterious villain that seemed to be one step ahead of everyone. What was worse, was that no one knew who he (or she) was. Fans were shocked when the criminal mastermind behind all of the chaos at the Marbella turned out to be Stepmother-cum-lesbian lover Rose Solano. No one saw that coming!

5. Mateo Getting Kidnapped as a Newborn

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Every mother’s worst nightmare came true on Season 1, Episode 22 of “Jane the Virgin”. While Jane was resting after giving birth to Mateo, a woman dressed as a nurse took him and delivered him to Sin Rostro (aka Rose). Luckily, Mateo was quickly rescued by Michael.

6. Rogelio’s New Assistant  Being His Mystery Stalker

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Usually the jokester of “Jane the Virgin”, it was unsettling for fans to see Rogelio deal with PTSD after being held against his will by his assistant, Lola, who was secretly the stalker who’d been anonymously threatening him.

7. Petra Inseminating Herself with Rafael’s Sperm Without His Permission

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Petra has never been afraid of getting her hands dirty to get what she wants, and she’ll use all the resources at her disposal to her advantage. In order to bind Rafael to her forever, a jealous Petra steals his frozen sperm sample and inseminates herself with it. The plan worked–she ended up pregnant with twins, assuring that her and Rafael would never be rid of each other.

8. Petra Having a Long-Lost Identical Twin Sister

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This story line was bizarre, but it also made for some great comedic moments. Unbeknownst to Petra, she had a long-lost twin sister named Anezka whom her mother had given up for adoption. Anezka was the opposite of Petra–weak, timid, afraid, and very un-stylish. But she had some great one-liners!

9. Magda Being Able to Walk

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Viewers of “Jane the Virgin” always knew of Petra’s mother, Magda, as wheelchair-bound, but we were kept in the dark as to the details. That’s why it was truly shocking when we see Magda (who we thought was paralyzed) standing from her chair in Season 1, Episode 9.

10. Magda Pushing Alba Down the Stairs

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It turns out, Magda only leaves her wheelchair for truly nefarious reasons. After Alba heads to Petra’s room to confront her about meddling in Jane’s life, she stumbles upon a hostage being kept in Magda and Petra’s room. In order to keep her quiet, Magda pushes her down the stairs, obviously with the intent to kill.

11. Sin Rostro Disguising Herself as Michael’s Police Partner, Susanna

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There was always something a little off about Michael’s new police partner, Susanna, but we always chalked it up to the fact that she was allegedly an undercover agent working to expose Michael for corruption. It turns out, that was all a ruse. Susanna was actually Sin Rostro (Rose) in disguise the whole time!

12. Finding Out Alba Wasn’t a Virgin When She was Married

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This plot-twist wasn’t as wacky as some of the other more out-there situations that Jane Villenueva finds herself in, but it was shocking nonetheless. After years of Alba warning Jane about the perils of extramarital sex, while simultaneously slut-shaming Xo for her sex life, we came to find out that Alba was not a virgin when she was married.

13. Anezka Paralyzing Petra and Assuming her Identity

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In one of the most telenovela-like story lines so far, Season 3 finds Petra’s long-lost twin sister, Anezka, injecting her with a paralyzing poison and assuming her identity. Luckily, Jane eventually suspects something is amiss and exposes Anezka.

14. Rogelio and Darci Having a  Baby

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When Rogelio and Darcy Factor decide to enter into a non-romantic co-parenting relationship in Season 3, we couldn’t have been happier for the both of them. However, the mid-season 3 year time-hop revealed that the two had grown to hate each other. It was definitely bizarre when Darci showed up a few episodes later pregnant with his child, and determined to keep it.

15. Michael Dying

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Michael dying in Season 3 was a massive shock to everyone watching the show, primarily because he had just endured a long recovery after being shot by Sin Rostro, and all signs pointed to him being fully healed. That’s why it was a shock to everyone when he died of heart failure after taking the stressful Bar Exam.

16. Britney Spears Randomly Showing Up as a Guest Star

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Britney Spears was always one of the celebrities that Rogelio loved to name drop, but like most of the celebrities he claimed to know, we never expected her to ever appear in the flesh. So color us surprised when the Princess of Pop herself showed up to the Marbella in Chapter Twenty-Seven!

17. Isabel Allende Randomly Showing Up as a Guest Star

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Any JTV fan worth their salt knows that Jane’s favorite author, and the one who’s career she hopes to emulate, is celebrated Chilean author Isabel Allende. Viewers collectively squealed when she showed up in a cameo as herself in Season 4, Episode 8.

18. Petra Killing Anezka

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Twin sisters Petra and Anezka had a strained relationship, to put it lightly, but we never thought either of them would act violently towards the other. That is, until Anezka threatened the lives of Petra’s children, prompting Petra to attack Anezka, which resulted in Anezka falling off a balcony.

19. Xiomara Being Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

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Sometimes the most terrifying things that happen to us aren’t the most outrageous. Xo getting diagnosed with breast cancer was shocking because it was so unexpected. Jane’s mother was arguably the most vivacious character on the series–she seemed practically invincible. Xiomara coming face-to-face with her own mortality was definitely jarring.

20. Michael Coming Back From the Dead

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And now, the twist to end all twists. After a three years (which translated into a full season) of grieving and healing from the loss of her husband Michael, Jane discovered that he was still alive. Since this was the finale of Season 4, we’re not sure what happens next! Sounds like it’s straight out of a telenovela, right?

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Mirad! A ‘Jane The Virgin’ Spinoff Is In The Works And It’s Set To Have All Of Your Anthology Dreams

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Mirad! A ‘Jane The Virgin’ Spinoff Is In The Works And It’s Set To Have All Of Your Anthology Dreams

Die-hard fans of “Jane the Virgin” need not despair. Although, as previously reported, the beloved CW show is coming to an end after its fifth and final season in 2019, we have now learned that the network is currently developing a spinoff series. That means that viewers won’t have to resort to Netflix re-runs to get their weekly fix of “Jane”‘s irreverent humor and heartfelt tone.

“Jane the Virgin” is one of the CW’s most successful shows of all time. Based off the telenovela “Juana la virgen”, the show premiered in 2014 and quickly became a critical hit and a cult favorite. The success of “Jane” catapulted its star, Gina Rodriguez, onto the national scene. The show has earned nominations for the Golden Globes, the Emmys, and Peabody Awards–the first of any CW show to do so. Additionally, it became one of the only shows on television to star on all-Latinx cast and deal with hot-button issues like immigration and reproductive rights.

It’s comes as no surprise that The CW doesn’t want to completely let go of its crown-jewel.

The CW hasn’t revealed any details of the plot, but apparently, the spinoff will not center around any characters currently on the flagship show.

According to sources at Variety, the series will be an “anthology with each season based on a fictional novel written by Jane Villanueva (Rodriguez), with Rodriguez potentially onboard to narrate”. This development is notable, as the character of Jane is a published author in the series. The character’s novel, “Snow Falling”, was “published” by Jane in Season 4, and also released to the public as a mass-market paperback in 2017. The real-life iteration was written by Latina romance author, Caridad Piñeiro.

This news is exciting for Latinas who want to see more voices that reflect their own in front of and behind the camera.

Although “Jane the Virgin” is a beloved show that portrays multi-dimensional Latinx characters, it was created and mostly written by Jennie Snyder Urman, who is not Latina. As of now, the untitled spinoff will be written by “Jane the Virgin” writer Valentina Garza, a Cuban-American Afro-Latina has also worked on hit shows like “George Lopez” and “The Simpsons”. Garza will executive produce alongside Gina Rodriguez. The fact that a buzzy broadcast show will have so many Latinas starring and producing cannot be understated.

On Twitter, Latinas, including intended showrunner Valentina Garza, expressed the range of emotions they have over the news:

Garza will be the first, and so far only, Latina showrunner on the network.

Many Latinas couldn’t help but express their excitement at the continuation of the beloved series.

Many fans are excited to watch a show that honors the legacy of “Jane” while also allowing it to end with dignity.

Other fans weren’t as excited to hear that the spinoff will not include the original cast…

…or simply expressed confusion at the need for a new story:

Other fans were joyful at the idea of exploring a storyline adjacent to the “Jane the Virgin” Universe:

After all, how many viewers have longed to catch a longer glimpse of Jane’s stories? We know we do.

Regardless of public opinion, this is unarguably a step toward greater Latina representation onscreen.


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