Jane the Virgin The Guilty Catholic
— Chapter Fifty-One
Chapter Fifty-One is the 7th episode of Season 3 of Jane the Virgin. This is also the mid-season finale.


MOVING FORWARD – When Alba (Ivonne Coll) makes Jane (Gina Rodriguez) feel guilty for not attending church, Jane decides she wants to bring Mateo against Rafael's (Justin Baldoni) wishes. Rafael unlocks a long lost memory of him and his mother, which could be a clue in the Mutter case. Rogelio (Jaime Camil) hires a matchmaker to help him get over Xo (Andrea Navedo). Meanwhile, Jane's cousin is starting to wear out her welcome.


Gina Rodriguez as Jane Villanueva[1]
Andrea Navedo as Xiomara Villanueva
Justin Baldoni as Rafael Solano
Ivonne Coll as Alba Villanueva
Brett Dier as Michael Cordero
Jaime Camil as Rogelio De La Vega

Recurring cast

Justina Machado as Darci Factor

Guest starring

Denise Richards as Denise Richards
Sofia Pernas as Catalina Mora
Carmen Electra as Carmen Electra
Brooke Burke-Charvet as Brooke Burke-Charvet


Elias Janssen as 4-Year-Old Rafael
Francesca Santoro as Young Elena
Christopher Allen as Dennis Chambers
Irene DeBari as Mother Constantine
Kassandra Voyagis as Young Sister Constantine
Jill Basey as Random Nun
Marion Kerr as Sister Julia
Mari Weiss as Sister Monica
Irina Maleeva as Nun
Richard Shelton as Arnaud Demonillier
Heidi Balvanera as Herself
David Michael Trevino as Priest


MichaelYou don't have to make your decision right now
RafaelI've already decided. I wanna set a good example for Mateo. So I have to stop this completely insane and corrupt cycle that is the Solano family
―Rafael's turning himself in


  • The episode is Hitchcock-themed.
  • Rafael has a flashback/memory of him at church as a child with Elena Di Nola. It turns out to be a convent.
  • Rafael has only been to church 2 times.
  • Rogelio decides to father a child with Darci Factor.
  • Jane realizes that she hasn't been to church because Michael got shot.
  • Rafael tells Jane about his real birth certificate.
  • Michael's been trying for 4 years to get Jane to watch Hitchcock films.
  • Michael's also Catholic — a C&E Catholic.
  • Elena Di Nola was born in Orvieto — or at least that's what Rafael has been told. If it's true, she's Italian.


  • Elena has been paying a convent in Orvieto $10,000/month since 1984.
  • Rafael finds out that he's was not born in America, but in Italy and that Elena and Emilio are not his biological parents.
    • Emilio and Elena bribed the nuns to bring Rafael over from Italy after he was born.
    • Emilio struck a deal with a nun for her to steal valuable art from a convent in Italy in exchange for money that she would give to orphans.
    • Elena found out about this and paid off the same nun never to reveal to Rafael that he is not the son of Elena and Emilio.
  • Xiomara finally tells Jane that she knew that Bruce was married when they got together originally.


Notes and references

  1. This is the second episode of Jane the Virgin not to feature Yael Grobglas

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