Season 2 of American drama-comedy series Jane the Virgin aired from October 12, 2015 to May 16, 2016 on The CW.
Following the startling cliffhanger to Season 1, Jane and Rafael must now deal with the kidnapping of their son and the repercussions it has in their lives. Additionally, both have to adjust to their new roles as parents.
Meanwhile, Rogelio and Xiomara get to explore the new status of their relationship, while Alba will focus on moving forward from the status quo of her 'illegal' status. And Jane, courted by both Rafael and Michael, will have to decide where her heart truly lies.
After Jane discovers Mateo’s abduction, chaos ensues, especially when they all learn that Sin Rostro is involved and demanding a ransom. Trying to help, Rogelio tweets about Mateo’s kidnapping making the Villanueva family targets of the paparazzi. Despite everything that has happened, Jane must also focus on motherhood and turns to Xo and Alba for help, leaving Rafael feeling left out. Meanwhile, Petra is conflicted with what to do with Rafael’s remaining sperm sample.
Jane is finally in rhythm with Mateo, but finds herself out of step with Rafael and Michael and the love triangle that is brewing between them. In order to not be sued for missing their Vegas arrangement, Xo and Rogelio must perform on a cruise ship. Petra and Rafael are suspicious of Lachlan (guest star Michael Rady) and his recent business proposal but are soon faced with an even more shocking revelation. Meanwhile, Alba makes a very big decision that will impact her life.
When a slot opens up in the graduate program that Jane has been waiting for, she is faced with her first big motherhood dilemma – leaving Mateo sooner than expected. Rafael is still reeling from Petra’s news as he tries to help plan Mateo’s baptism with Jane. Xo helps Rogelio confront his past even though it makes Xo uncomfortable. Meanwhile, Michael takes some advice from Rogelio about Jane, but it is easier said than done for him.
As Jane tries to juggle motherhood and school, she forgets to plan Lina’s (guest star Diane Guerrero) surprise 25th birthday party leading to friction between the best friends. Rafael tells Jane that he still wants a romantic relationship with her, but she is blindsided when he asks for joint custody. Petra tries to enlist Michael’s help to keep Jane and Rafael apart. Rogelio’s ex-wife, Luciana (guest star Kate del Castillo), is blackmailing him with secrets from years ago to get her role back on “The Passions of Santos.” Meanwhile, Michael gets a new partner and a possible lead in the Sin Rostro case.
Xo's past hurts Alba, who's preparing to become a citizen. Meanwhile, Rogelio wants to confront his adversary, Britney Spears, who's staying at the Marbella Hotel; Michael's feud with Rafael lands him in hot water at work; and Milos makes Petra a tempting offer.
Jane faces an unsympathetic professor as she begins graduate school. Meanwhile, Jane fears Mateo will become spoiled after she works on his estate planning with Rafael; Rogelio attempts to create his own show; and Petra seeks guidance from Jane.
Babysitters are interviewed by Jane and Rafael, but Jane's high expectations are hard to meet. Meanwhile, Rogelio comes to a crossroads in his life; Jane searches for a writing adviser at a Christmas party; and Petra's plan to befriend Jane backfires.
Mateo celebrates Christmas for the first time, but his parents are at odds concerning the holiday. Meanwhile, Jane encounters a problem with her scholarship; Rogelio distrusts his new intern; and Michael has a theory about Luisa's mother.
Jane starts a new job as a teaching assistant in a class full of athletes. Meanwhile, Rogelio's mother visits him and shares a long-held secret; Jane struggles with sleep training Mateo; Petra confesses all to Rafael; and Michael makes some discoveries.
Jane's thesis work gets lost when Mateo has a mishap with her computer, but this setback allows her to meet charming computer guru Dax. Elsewhere, Rogelio hires his mother as his manager; and Rafael divulges important into about Mutter to Michael.
Rogelio plans to propose to Xo, but Mateo swallows the ring he was going to use. Meanwhile, Jane dreams about Prof. Chavez, leading her to wonder how she truly feels about him; and Michael has a realization regarding Rose and Mutter.
Jane seeks advice from Xo as she considers taking her relationship with Jonathan to the next level. Meanwhile, Luisa gets into a car accident; Jane throws a baby shower for Petra as a favor to Rafael; and Michael has something to share with Jane.
Jane plays peacemaker with Michael and Rafael, but their interaction is far from harmonious. Meanwhile, Rafael neglects a pregnant Petra; Xo and Rogelio behave like a couple, despite being broken up; and Rogelio hires a seemingly perfect new assistant.
Petra worries about Rafael and his seemingly bad behavior, but she's unaware he's assisting Michael in locating Mutter's other son. Meanwhile, Jane relishes reuniting with Michael; Rogelio's assistant has a secret identity; and Petra goes into labor.
Petra returns to work and appears aloof about motherhood. Meanwhile, Xo reaches out to an old beau of Alba's, but this displeases Alba because she believes the man is cursed; and Jane worries when she can't contact Rogelio, who's been kidnapped by Lola.
A flood hits Jane's home, disrupting her wedding plans with Michael. Meanwhile, Jane and her dad clash over how big a wedding she should have; Rafael objects to Jane moving 45 minutes away with Mateo; and Petra continues to struggle with motherhood.
Jane's bachelorette party doesn't go as she envisioned thanks to input from Xo and Lina. Meanwhile, Rogelio's plans for Michael's bachelor party disrupt Michael's evening with his friends; and Rafael attempts to unearth Derek's true motives.
Jane and Xo face the outcome of the bachelorette party. Meanwhile, Michael babysits Mateo; Rafael grows upset when he witnesses Mateo do something for the first time; Rogelio lands in hot water at work; and a troublemaker is after Petra.
Jane takes on additional shifts at the Marbella to make some extra money, but it starts cutting into her time with Mateo. Jane and Rafael agree that they need a formal custody agreement and decide to use a mediator to help make it more amicable. Xo takes an acting role on Rogelio's telenovela and they are both surprised with her performance. Michael gets called into his boss' office after a newspaper runs a story on him and Sin Rostro. Meanwhile, Petra confronts Rafael when she learns that the twins' trust fund is different from Jane's arrangement.
The Villanueva women have a tradition for Mother's Day and Jane is excited to get to participate in her first one as a mom. However, their plans are thwarted when Petra invites everyone to a brunch instead. Jane's TA position is put into jeopardy when a mysterious ad appears in the college newspaper. Rogelio is hurt when Dina (guest star Judy Reyes) doesn't invite him to her birthday party, so he asks Jane to help in an unusual way. Rafael finds himself in big trouble thanks to his half-brother (guest star Derek Ruvelle). Meanwhile, Xo finds herself in a compromising position.
Jane has made big plans to celebrate Mateo's first birthday, but things start to fall apart when she learns there might be an issue with her wedding venue. Rogelio faces a challenge on set that could jeopardize Jane's big day. Jane is excited when Alba gives her a lead on a book publisher but soon begins having doubts about her writing. Jane and Petra try to help Rafael figure out his troubles, but they have differing opinions on how to handle the situation. Meanwhile, Michael is convinced that Derek (guest star Mat Vairo) is really in cahoots with Mutter (guest star Fabiana Udenio) and has a plan to prove it.
After moving up the wedding day, Jane and Michael find all their carefully made plans thrown into chaos. To make matters worse, Jane is unhappy with her current graduate thesis, but changing it might put a wrinkle in her big day. Rafael still has feelings for Jane but is torn about whether he should speak now or forever hold his peace. Petra has her own family drama when Anežka has a medical emergency and ends up in the hospital. Meanwhile, Rogelio and Xo are finally coming to terms with the state of their relationship until Xo gets surprising news.