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SURPRISE!
Chapter Eighty-One
Chapter Eighty-One is the 17th episode of Season 4 of Jane the Virgin.

Synopsis

SEASON FINALE — Jane (Gina Rodriguez) believes she and Rafael (Justin Baldoni) are in a good place until she realizes he is keeping a secret from her. Alba's (Ivonne Coll) big day has finally arrived, and Jane, Xo (Andrea Navedo), and Rogelio (Jaime Camil) are ready to celebrate but Alba has other plans. Petra (Yael Grobglas) and JR (guest star Rosario Dawson) make a decision about their future that neither of them saw coming. Meanwhile, River (guest star Brooke Shields) spends the week with Rogelio in order to help them be believable as a married couple, but she soon starts to take her role too seriously.

Starring

Gina Rodriguez as Jane Villanueva
Andrea Navedo as Xiomara De La Vega
Yael Grobglas as Petra
Justin Baldoni as Rafael Solano
Ivonne Coll as Alba Villanueva
Elias Janssen as Mateo Solano Villanueva
and Jaime Camil as Rogelio De La Vega

Special Guest Star

Brett Dier as Michael Cordero
Brooke Shields as River Fields

Recurring cast

Rosario Dawson as Jane Ramos
Priscilla Barnes as Magda

Guest starring

Bridget Regan as Sin Rostro

Co-Starring

Shelly Bhalla as Krishna Dhawan
Dennis Mencia as Mateo Villanueva

Trivia

  • Alba has her US citizenship ceremony!
  • Rafael shows Jane a place she thinks he's selling, which is actually for them and they decide to take it.
  • Rafael tells the family that he intends to propose to Jane and they all give him their blessing, especially Xo is happy and Alba calls Rafael 'mi hijo'.
  • Alba decides to marry Jorge so he can visit his dying mother in Mexico.
    • Alba's still in love with Jorge and hopes he will grow to love her (again) too.
  • JR and Petra decide to move in together and both say 'I love you' for the first time!
  • JR shoots Petra's mysterious blackmailing stalker #JRShotWho?
  • Jennie Snyder Urman teased a wedding occurring in the finale[1].

FLASHBACKS

  • To when Alba was 23½ years old and celebrating the 4th of July with Mateo.
  • He surprised her with the fireworks and she surprised him by revealing that she was pregnant.

PARALLELS

  • This is the second season finale where Rafael watches Jane officiate at a wedding. Her words as the officiant are about hers and Rafael's love.
  • The season started with a wedding (Xo & Ro) and Jane reconnecting with a long lost love (Adam).
  • JR says 'we're done, Petra' after finding out Petra lied about killing Anezka, which is the exact sentence Rafael said after he found out that Petra had been cheating on him with Roman Zazo.
  • Mateo surprised Alba with fireworks on the 4th of July, they decided to stay in America and she surprised him by revealing she was pregnant. Rafael and Jane were surprised by fireworks, too, as they were on the cusp of getting engaged, furthering the theory that Jane is pregnant with hers and Rafael's second child!

'Secrets'

  • Krishna was not Petra's blackmailer; her family was threatened by the real blackmailer
  • Petra did kill Anežka — by accident as she pushed her when Anežka threatened her kids; someone removed screws from the balcony and Petra was shocked that Anežka fell.
  • Michael is alive!!! (at least it looks like he is) and Jane does not know how to feel.

Photos

Notes and references

  1. Urman Tweet. (April 2018)


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