Chapter Thirty-One is the 9th episode of Season 2 of Jane the Virgin. It is the winter premiere.


SLEEP TRAINING — Jane's (Gina Rodriguez) latest parenting obstacle is sleep training Mateo, a struggle that has the Villanueva woman divided on what is the best method. At the same time, she is beginning her new job as a TA and is faced with a class full of basketball players looking for an easy A. Petra (Yael Grobglas) confesses all to Rafael (Justin Baldoni) and is determined to put her mother away for good. Rogelio's (Jaime Camil) mother Liliana (guest star Rita Moreno) comes for a visit and reveals a 40 year old family secret. Meanwhile, Michael (Brett Dier) discovers the truth about Luisa's (Yara Martinez) mother and new information about Rafael's mother.


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

Yara Martinez as Luisa Alver
Megan Ketch as Susanna Barnett
Priscilla Barnes as Magda

Guest starring

Rita Moreno as Liliana De La Vega
Castulo Guerra as Manuel De La Vega
John Salley as John
Lee Reherman as Lee
Fabiana Udenio as Elena Di Nola
Chad James Buchanan as McBaskets
Erinn Westbrook as Natalie Tanner


Brian Dare as Luca
Lillianna Valenzuela as Little Jane
Oliver Vaquer as Professor Blake


I am a survivor, Petra. And I raised you to be one too
Methinks a plan is afoot
—The Narrator
Besides, she can't possibly be as bad as my mom
—Petra to Rafael on his mother
Which means you falsified evidence. I'm hoping murder charges will follow
—Petra to Magda
MagdaWrong choice
The NarratorIt should be noted that these words will come back to haunt Petra


  • Jane meets her paternal grandfather Manuel, for the first time
  • Michael tells Jane he has a girlfriend – Natalie Tanner.
  • Jane deletes Michael from her Facebook.
  • Rafael has told Petra about seeing his mother and she encourages Rafael to talk to his mother again.
  • Petra gets her mother arrested for falsifying evidence and the charges against Petra are dropped.
  • Rafael comforts Petra.
  • Luisa kisses Susanna


  • While conversing with her grandmother, Liliana, the door behind Jane is closed. The camera shifts to Liliana then back to Jane and the door is open again. The scene ends with the door closed.


  • Rafael's mother is Mutter!!!!
  • Rose doesn't have the flash drive they exchanged for Mateo.
    • Mutter tells Rafael the above, so possibly she has fought/attacked Rose?
  • Liliana has known that Manuel is gay for 40 years.
  • Luisa's mother stayed hidden, living a solitary life and died in 2007.


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