Jane the Virgin Super Stressed Mother-Wife-Writer
— Chapter Fifty-Three
Chapter Fifty-Three is the 9th episode of Season 3 of Jane the Virgin.


PRESSURE – Jane (Gina Rodriguez) and Michael (Brett Dier) are both feeling the pressure - Jane with turning in the perfect novel and Michael with passing his upcoming test. Jane and Rafael (Justin Baldoni) become concerned over Mateo's development when they learn that other children his age are more advanced. Rogelio (Jaime Camil) invites everyone to the last day of filming for his telenovela, but he is not pleased with the ending. After watching Xo (Andrea Navedo) and Rogelio's interaction, Darci (guest star Justina Machado) begins to question her and Rogelio's potential relationship. Meanwhile, Rafael is upset when he learns what Petra (Yael Grobglas) is up to, but she explains that she is protecting him once again.


Gina Rodriguez as Jane Villanueva
Andrea Navedo as Xiomara Villanueva
Yael Grobglas as Petra/Anežka
Justin Baldoni as Rafael Solano
Ivonne Coll as Alba Villanueva
Brett Dier as Michael Cordero
and Jaime Camil as Rogelio De La Vega

Recurring cast

Justina Machado as Darci Factor
Ricardo Chavira as Bruce

Guest starring

Judy Reyes as Dina Milagro
Melanie Mayron as Marlene Donaldson
Sofia Pernas as Catalina Mora
Norma Maldonado as Director


Wes Armstrong as Scott Archuletta
Ana Dela Cruz as Dr. Garcia
Sarah Jorge as Adriana
Michelle Twarowska as Helga
Aiden Fernandes as Mateo Solano Villanueva
Craig Ng as Shaman
Fionn James as Teen Mateo
Lincoln Bonilla as Chauncy
Angela Fornero as Chauncy's Mom
Tiffany Yvonne Cox as Tanya
Dru Mouser as Impressed Mom
Anna Hanson as Yoga Instructor
Zahlia Lawrence as Jules
Jon-Mark Hurley as Impressed Dad
Ali Hill as Mom Near Jane
Nikhil Pai as Waiter


CatAnd, clearly, you're trying to manipulate me
PetraOh, I absolutely am. You see, we're alike you and I. So I know an opportunist when I see one. And if the situation's not working you might as well see what you can get out of it, hm? Well, here's what you can get: $10,000. And all you have to do is take Rafael away for one night
Gracias, por contar mi historia
—Alba to Jane about the book


  • Scott and Anežka marry!
  • 3 weeks have passed since Michael decided to become a lawyer
    • Jane has made a calendar and we see Sunday the 16th
  • Petra offers Catalina $10,000 to keep Rafael out of his apartment for one night
  • Petra has PTSD from being paralyzed and promises Rafael she will see a psychologist; Rafael and Petra make peace.
  • Petra shreds the addendum to Emilio Solano's will.
  • Petra and Cat met 3 weeks prior
  • Rafael asks Catalina to leave, as he doesn't find her completely trustworthy and has too much going on with Petra, the twins, Mateo, his parentage. Phew. A lot going on for Rafael.
  • The Narrator teases trouble ahead for Jane and Michael – twice.
  • Michael and Jane talk about how Alba has a crush on Jorge
  • Catalina can't have children and intentionally kept Rafael at a distance.
    • She and Jane part on friendly terms, although Jane's relieved to see her go.


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