Chapter Sixteen is the 16th episode of Season 1 of Jane the Virgin.


ROAD BLOCKS — Jane (Gina Rodriguez) is feeling distant from Rafael (Justin Baldoni), so she focuses on her writing instead, but is stuck with a case of writer's block. When Jane runs into Michael (Brett Dier) he mentions a romance writing workshop, and she thinks she has found the solution. Petra (Yael Grobglas) has a solution to finding a musical performer for The Marbella's Calle Ocho celebration, but it forces Rafael to ask Rogelio (Jaime Camil) for help. Rogelio is struggling with his new character as a detective, so he gets the brilliant idea to shadow Michael for real cop experience. Meanwhile, Xo (Andrea Navedo) has made a decision about her life with Rogelio which causes a rift between her and Alba (Ivonne Coll).


Gina Rodriguez as Jane Villanueva
Andrea Navedo as Xiomara Villanueva
Yael Grobglas as Petra
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

Azie Tesfai as Nadine Hanson
Alano Miller as Aaron Zazo

Guest starring

David Bisbal as David Bisbal
Jane Seymour as Amanda Elaine
Kathleen Wilhoite as Wendy
Rachel DiPillo as Andie


Jenna Ortega as Young Jane
Arianna Ortiz as Fiona
Bella Popa as Shelly
Christopher Amitrano as Tony Vaughn
Chris Aquilino as Beau
Elaine Loh as Gretchen
Mario Corona as Churro Guy
Allen Walls as Wendy's Husband


Apparently, people aren't believing my performance as an interplanetary detective
—Rogelio's losing Twitter followers
This GIF is embarrassing me, because I take my craft very seriously, which you can see by my use of the word 'craft'
—Rogelio to Michael and Jane
Can we please stop talking about the proposal. Seriously, your father, now you. It didn't go well, you said no, I would like to stop reliving it and just — move on
—Rafael's anguish
Whoa. You're not gonna kill him or anything, right?
—Rafael to Petra, about Bisbal's dog
For me, it was all about family. And how badly I've wanted a family. And so, I—I tried to rush it. I tried to lock it down so that you wouldn't leave
—Rafael to Jane
I'm not gonna leave. That's the point — I'm here. We don't have to rush
—Jane assures Rafael


  • Rogelio and Xo are moving in together.
    • Xo told Alba a week ago.
  • Michael delivers a flyer to Jane for a writers' workshop.
  • The workshop is hosted by author Amanda Elaine, who wrote Love Under The Bridge, which won the 2007 romance novel of the year.
  • Xiomara says that Alba hasn't dated in 25 years.
  • Aaron Zazo gives Michael the chip that was in his mother's necklace.
  • Rogelio helps Michael catch criminal Tony Vaughn.
  • Michael meets his ex, Andie, at Calle Ocho, seeing her for the first time in 3 years. **This alludes to their break-up being roughly six months before Michael and Jane met.
  • Rafael proposed to Petra after they'd been together for 5 months.


  • At 11, Jane fell in love with salsa dancers at Calle Ocho.


  • Table read was on January 7, 2015.[1]
  • Filming started on January 8, 2015.


  • Rafael never looked for his mother after she left.
  • Her name is revealed: Elena Di Nola.


with you (acoustic) | DAN GAUTREAU & WOLFGANG BLACK
Jane tries to focus on the good
living on a prayer | BON JOVI
lunch time
esclavo de sus besos | DAVID BISBAL
let the light back in | MAGGIE ECKFORD


Notes and references

  1. Justin Baldoni Tweet (January 2015)

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