‘Jane the Virgin’ Season 2 Recap and Review



An American humorous, romantic, and comedy-drama television series created by Jennie Snyder Urman, debuted season 2 of Jane the Virgin on Oct. 12 on The CW television network.

A religious young Latina virgin, Jane Villanueva played by Gina Rodriguez, is accidentally impregnated via artificial insemination. Jane struggles to inform her religious family and make the right choices concerning the child. It is based on the telenovela Juana la Virgen.

Jane’s mother, Xiomara (Andrea Navedo), became pregnant with Jane at a young age, and is afraid that Jane will be destroying her life by choosing to bring the baby to full term, however her grandma, Alba (Ivonne Coll), supports Jane in whatever decision she makes.

The biological father, Rafael (Justin Baldoni) was a married man and the new owner of the hotel where Jane works. Rafael was also her former teenage crush. Petra (Yael Grobglas) is Rafael’s scheming ex-wife with crazy intentions to get him back.

Michael (Bret Dier) is a police detective and Jane’s ex-boyfriend.

Rogelio (Jaime Camil) a famous TV star is Jane’s biological father and shows up wanting to make contact with Jane’s mother Xiomara, unaware of Jane’s existence.

Jane the Virgin has received critical acclaim since its premiere last year. At the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, Gina Rodriguez won the award for Best Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

In the opening of season 2, narrator Mendez rapidly gets the audience up to speed and reminds viewers that season 1 ended with the kidnapping of Jane’s newborn son, Mateo.

Similar to every telenovela there is always a villain and it happens to be Sin Rostra. We happen to find out that he became a she at the end of season 1. Now referred to as Rose, she was involved with Rafael’s sister and also murdered their father.

Rose calls Michael to set up an exchange, the child for her dragonfly brooch, which was used as evidence against her. Michael has no doubts about this deal, as long as it means getting Mateo back safely.

In spite of the fact that Jane has just given birth, she insists on going with Michael and Rafael to track down the brooch and save Mateo.

Jane and Rafael are eventually reunited with their son.

Throughout the episode, Jane is still scared and overwhelmed after the kidnapping and worries herself into exhaustion when Mateo’s weight is down seven ounces and yet he won’t stop feeding. She’s convinced that her trauma is getting in the way of her milk flow, and refuses to give Mateo a bottle.

Meanwhile, Jane’s mother Xiomara and father Rogelio get drunk in Vegas and ended up married. Petra, Rafael’s ex-wife is deciding if insemination with his sample will make her life better.

The biggest twist is at the end when a mysterious woman looks at a photo of Jane and says in a foreign language, “Let’s go after her. Now.”

This leaves the audience full of anticipation.

TV.com rates the show 8.1 out of 10.

Jane the Virgin is on Mondays at 9 p.m. on The CW.