The CW’s Jane the Virgin airs every Wednesday at 9:00 pm EST
Season 5 Episode 9
The big takeaway from this episode is that Jane finds peace knowing that no matter what happens between her and Rafael, he will always be part of the family because of Mateo. She realizes this at Alba’s wedding to Jorge, and it’s a really beautiful moment.
J.R. and Petra have an argument when Petra finds out that J.R. yelled at the twins because they were being disobedient. By the end of the episode though, they’ve set clear boundaries when it comes to the kids and how J.R. should approach disciplining them. It’s a fine line that the significant others of parents have to deal with; learning what their role is in a parenting capacity.
We end on a cliff hanger where we see Luisa’s neighbor breaking into Rafael’s apartment while he and Mateo are with Luisa at the beach. Since we know he is working with Rose, we can only assume that something really bad is coming in for a later episode.
Season 5 Episode 10
One thing I really like about this show is its ability to talk about relevant issues in a tasteful manner. In this episode, Mateo’s teacher recommends that Jane and Rafael get Mateo tested because he is falling behind in school and not doing as well as the other children. This sparks an argument between Raf and Jane because he is adamant that there is nothing wrong and that their son does not need to get tested. Jane disagrees and goes behind his back to make an appointment with a specialist. This isn’t the right thing to do, but it is realistic. She has always taken the initiative in anything concerning Mateo.
Petra douses Rafael with some tough love and tells him to get over himself and get Mateo tested, to which he concedes only to find out that Jane had already called. This ignites that very same spark and he declares later at the doctor’s office that he will be meeting with his lawyer to discuss updating the custody agreement so both parents would have to be in agreement regarding medical decisions. He peels out of the parking lot only for Jane to follow him which results him in driving without paying complete attention and causes him to get in a fender bender. Jane goes to the house that Rafael was trying to sell in order to stall the clients just long enough for Raf to get there. This scene is embarrassing to watch but Rafael shows up and saves the day; selling the house.
Mateo has ADHD and once again, the show handles this information with care and respect. Jane and Rafael both agree that the diagnosis does not change who incredible their son is, it only means that they must work to figure out what the best way to help him is. J.R. and Petra break up because J.R. is going to Houston for a fresh start, and can I just say that this made me really sad because I saw a lot of potential in their relationship. And obviously so did Petra because she shows our Jane the ring she was going to propose with.
Luisa confronts Rose about the fact that her signature is on numerous papers putting all of Rose’s assets in her name. We find out that Michael was getting too close to this information and that is why Rose faked his death and gave him amnesia. The episode ends with Luisa agreeing to work with Rose because Rafael doesn’t trust her enough to let her back into his life.
There are only nine episodes left until this season and thus the show, finishes up. There are still a lot of questions that need to be answered; has the time for Rafael and Jane really passed? What is Rose up to? We have no choice but to wait and see how it all plays out.