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.[1][2]


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

Special Guest Stars

Britney Spears as Britney Spears ("Chapter Twenty-Seven")
Bruno Mars as Himself ("Chapter Forty-Four")

Recurring cast

Yara Martinez as Luisa Alver (12 episodes)
Rafael's sister and the doctor who artificially inseminated Jane
Priscilla Barnes as Magda (11 episodes)
Petra's cruel and manipulative mother
Megan Ketch as Susanna Barnett (12 episodes)
Michael's new partner
Mat Vairo as Derek Ruvelle (7 episodes)
Rafael's half-brother

Guest starring

Diane Guerrero as Lina Santillan (6 episodes)
Yael Grobglas as Anežka (6 episodes)
Bridget Regan as Sin Rostro (5 episodes)
Azie Tesfai as Nadine Hanson (5 episodes)
Fabiana Udenio as Elena Di Nola (5 episodes)
Norma Maldonado as Director (5 episodes)
Judy Reyes as Dina Milagro (4 episodes)
Adam Rodriguez as Jonathan Chavez (4 episodes)
Melanie Mayron as Marlene Donaldson (4 episodes)
Angie Cepeda as Adriana Chavando (4 episodes)
Kate del Castillo as Luciana Leon (3 episodes)
Ana De la Reguera as Paola/Lola (3 episodes)
Jorge Diaz as J.D. Guzman (2 episodes)
Rita Moreno as Liliana De La Vega (2 episodes)
Castulo Guerra as Manuel De La Vega (2 episodes)
Erinn Westbrook as Natalie Tanner (2 episodes)
Marcelo Tubert as Pablo Alonso Segura (2 episodes)
Charo as Charo (2 episodes)
Lex Medlin as Jerry (2 episodes)
Emily Baldoni as Mommy Circle mother ("Chapter Twenty-Three")
Robert Clendenin as Bar Patron ("Chapter Twenty-Three")
Michael Rady as Lachlan Moore ("Chapter Twenty-Four")
Kesha Sebert as Annabelle ("Chapter Twenty-Four")
Joyful Drake as Dr. Bolton ("Chapter Twenty-Nine")
Megan Park as Dr. Damprey ("Chapter Thirty")
John Salley as John ("Chapter Thirty-One")
Lee Reherman as Lee ("Chapter Thirty-One")
Chad James Buchanan as McBaskets ("Chapter Thirty-One")
Diego Boneta as Dax ("Chapter Thirty-Two")
Jose Moreno Brooks as Greg ("Chapter Thirty-Two")
Nishi Munshi as Izzie Hillcroft ("Chapter Thirty-Three")
Kathleen York as Angelique Harper ("Chapter Thirty-Six")
Jose Diaz-Balart as Jose Diaz-Balart ("Chapter Thirty-Seven")
Daniel Roebuck as Michael Cordero Sr. ("Chapter Thirty-Seven")
Molly Hagan as Patricia Cordero ("Chapter Thirty-Seven")
Charlyne Yi as Angela ("Chapter Thirty-Nine")
Derek Hough as Salsa Dancer ("Chapter Forty")
Senta Moses Mikan as Tammy ("Chapter Forty")
Debbie Allen as Beverly Flores ("Chapter Forty-Three")
Alex Fernandez as Father Gustavo ("Chapter Forty-Four")
Philip Lawrence as Himself ("Chapter Forty-Four")
Phredley Brown as Himself ("Chapter Forty-Four")


Jenna Ortega as Young Jane
Catherine Toribio as Teen Xiomara
Rosie Garcia as Young Alba
Dennis Mencia as Mateo Villanueva
Brian Dare as Luca
Christopher Corbin as Ivan Rogachevsky, Milos' associate and henchman.
Max Bird-Ridnell as Miloš Dvořáček, Petra's criminal ex-boyfriend from Czech Republic.
Wes Armstrong as Scott Archuletta, formerly Emilio Solano's assistant.
Greg Collins as Coop Armstrong, Michael and Susanna's superior.
Shelly Bhalla as Krishna Dhawan, Petra's new assistant.
Brian Jordan Alvarez as Wesley Masters, a new classmate of Jane's at grad school.


  • Series creator, Jennie Urman, has stated the following of Season 2:
    • There will be two weddings (note: one has already taken place – Petra and Milos' union)[3][4]
    • Jane will marry this season[3]
    • The groom may not be Rafael or Michael.[2][5]
    • We will meet Rafael's half-brother[2][5]
    • Rogelio's father will appear on the show![2]
    • As will 'a mysterious figure from Xo and Jane's past'[2]
    • Alba will be 'open to love' ie. a romantic relationship.[6]
    • Xiomara and Rogelio will reach a conclusion about their relationship[6][7]
    • Petra will give birth in Chapter 36.[7][8]
    • A big cliffhanger twist regarding Petra will occur in the season finale.
    • There will be a puppet show fantasy segment[3]
  • Charo is coming to town.[9]
  • It appears that the show's Emmy bid this year consists of the following episodes[10]:


Season 2/Gallery


  Chapter 23 12 OCTOBER 2015 201
WRITTEN BY Jennie Snyder Urman
DIRECTED BY Brad Silberling
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.
  Chapter 24 19 OCTOBER 2015 202
WRITTEN BY Jennie Snyder Urman
DIRECTED BY Edward Ornelas
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.
  Chapter 25 26 OCTOBER 2015 203
WRITTEN BY Corinne Brinkerhoff
DIRECTED BY Robert Luketic
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.
  Chapter 26 2 NOVEMBER 2015 204
WRITTEN BY Paul Sciarrotta
DIRECTED BY Zetna Fuentes
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.
  Chapter 27 9 NOVEMBER 2015 205
WRITTEN BY Jessica O'Toole & Amy Rardin
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.
  Chapter 28 16 NOVEMBER 2015 206
WRITTEN BY Corinne Brinkerhoff & Micah Schraf
DIRECTED BY Melanie Mayron
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.
  Chapter 29 23 NOVEMBER 2015 207
WRITTEN BY David S. Rosenthal & Dara Resnick Creasey
DIRECTED BY Edward Ornelas
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.
  Chapter 30 14 DECEMBER 2015 208
WRITTEN BY Paul Sciarrotta & Carolina Rivera
DIRECTED BY Uta Briesewitz
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.
  Chapter 31 25 JANUARY 2016 209
WRITTEN BY Emmylou Diaz & Jessica O'Toole & Amy Rardin
DIRECTED BY Joanna Kerns
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.
  Chapter 32 1 FEBRUARY 2016 210
WRITTEN BY Micah Schraft
DIRECTED BY Jason Reilly
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.
  Chapter 33 8 FEBRUARY 2016 211
WRITTEN BY Michael J. Cinquemani
DIRECTED BY Uta Briesewitz
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.
  Chapter 34 22 FEBRUARY 2016 212
WRITTEN BY Madeline Hendricks
DIRECTED BY Howard Deutch
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.
  Chapter 35 29 FEBRUARY 2016 213
WRITTEN BY Chantelle M. Wells
DIRECTED BY Melanie Mayron
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.
  Chapter 36 7 MARCH 2016 214
WRITTEN BY Jessica O'Toole & Amy Rardin
DIRECTED BY Uta Briesewitz
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.
  Chapter 37 21 MARCH 2016 215
WRITTEN BY Sarah Goldfinger
DIRECTED BY Melanie Mayron
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.
  Chapter 38 28 MARCH 2016 216
WRITTEN BY Micah Schraft
DIRECTED BY Georgina Garcia Reidel
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.
  Chapter 39 11 APRIL 2016 217
WRITTEN BY Carolina Rivera
DIRECTED BY Matthew Diamond
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.
  Chapter 40 18 APRIL 2016 218
WRITTEN BY Jessica O'Toole & Amy Rardin
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.
  Chapter 41 25 APRIL 2016 219
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.
  Chapter 42 2 MAY 2016 220
WRITTEN BY Micah Schraft & Paul Sciarrotta
DIRECTED BY Zetna Fuentes
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.
  Chapter 43 9 MAY 2016 221
WRITTEN BY Jessica O'Toole & Amy Rardin & Paul Sciarrotta
DIRECTED BY Melanie Mayron
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.
  Chapter 44 16 MAY 2016 222
WRITTEN BY Paul Sciarrotta & Jennie Snyder Urman
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.


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