Season 3 of American television series Jane the Virgin aired on the CW Network.
This has been a year of growth and change for Jane Villanueva as she adapted to her brand new role - as a virgin mother. Totally normal, right? Luckily, she had her mother, Xiomara Villanueva , and her grandmother, Alba Villanueva, to lean on, as she struggled to balance graduate school, work, and her son Mateo Solano Villanueva (aka the cutest kid on the planet). And oh yeah, she was also in a much debated love triangle! Would Jane choose to be with Michael Cordero, the steadfast detective? Or Rafael Solano, Mateo's father? And at last Jane chose Michael! And the wedding planning began. Of course, no one was more thrilled than Jane's telenovela star father Rogelio De La Vega, who was #teammichael from the start. Oh, and speaking of Rogelio - he was in love with Jane's mother, Xo. But alas, he wanted to have kids and she didn't. So they broke up and he threw himself into his new telenovela... and into his new telenovela headwriter. Complicated right? And speaking of complicated - let's talk Rafael. He found himself a father of three this season, after his ex-wife Petra Andel inseminated herself with his last sperm sample. And they had twins! Plus, poor Rafael found out his mother was a crime lord. So yeah. Pretty heavy stuff. Also heavy... Rogelio threw Jane the wedding of her dreams. But then, in the final moments, Michael was shot. Which is where we left off...
Christian Ward as Jane's Date ("Chapter Sixty-One")
Bronx Warren as Lina's Date ("Chapter Sixty-One")
Alejandra Flores as Lorena ("Chapter Sixty-One")
Julie Lancaster as Customer ("Chapter Sixty-One")
Ben Faigus as Waiter ("Chapter Sixty-One")
Silvia Curiel as Señora Belen ("Chapter Sixty-Two")
Denise Ryan-Sherman as Chuck's Lawyer ("Chapter Sixty-Two")
Tiffany Smith as Telemasivo Reporter ("Chapter Sixty-Two")
Jay Montalvo as Priest ("Chapter Sixty-Two")
Natalia Herrera as Reporter #1 ("Chapter Sixty-Two")
Joseph LoCicero as Prince Charming ("Chapter Sixty-Three")
Richard Varga as Vice President ("Chapter Sixty-Three")
Daniel Montgomery as Jean ("Chapter Sixty-Three")
Matthew Scott Montgomery as Luc ("Chapter Sixty-Three")
Reagan To as Little Kid ("Chapter Sixty-Three")
Ty Mayberry as Weatherman ("Chapter Sixty-Four")
Ungela Brockman as Lawyer ("Chapter Sixty-Four")
Nardeep Khurmi as Husband ("Chapter Sixty-Four")
Brenda Arteaga-Walsh as Wife ("Chapter Sixty-Four")
Eric Myrick as Valet ("Chapter Sixty-Four")
James Quattrochi as Bus Driver ("Chapter Sixty-Four")
Ilka Urbach as Guard ("Chapter Sixty-Four")
Andy Taylor Kim as Employee ("Chapter Sixty-Four")
Show creator Jennie Snyder Urman:
This next season will center around the idea of growing up — what it means, what it looks like, and what it costs. Also, we will find out who the father of Xo’s baby is and whether she will keep it. After having her own child, will Jane get a little brother or sister next?
Season 3 also features a season-long arc featuring Jane’s adventures retracing her abuela Alba’s immigration journey—complete with ’70s-soundtrack-laden scenes and groovy fashions. Plus guest appearances from none other than Gloria and Emilio Estefan!
In the third-season opener, Jane learns that Michael was shot. Meanwhile, Rafael safeguards Mateo; Anezka poses as Petra, but others grow begin to grow suspicious; and Rogelio requests Xo's help as he tries to keep things quiet in the press for Jane.
A clash over preschools tests Jane's ability to co-parent with Rafael. Meanwhile, Xo is terrified that Alba will unearth her secret; Rogelio prepares to cross over to American television; and Anezka's sleuthing leads her to strike up an unlikely romance.
Jane proceeds with her thesis, incorporating Alba's sister, much to Alba's chagrin. Meanwhile, Rogelio tries to get the CW to pick up "The Passions of Santos"; Xo considers abandoning her singing dream; and Luisa faces a difficult decision.
Jane's housewarming party goes awry thanks to an eviction notice. Meanwhile, Rogelio seeks Rafael's assistance as he keeps trying to find success on American TV; Xo selects a new career; and Petra shocks Rafael with her plans for her shares of the hotel.
Jane reads Alba's letters from her estranged sister, but only after agreeing to Alba's conditions. Meanwhile, Rafael begins to notice that Petra is acting strangely; and Michael and Rafael attempt to be friends, but they get off to a rocky start.
Jane's cousin visits her unexpectedly and causes Jane to reflect on her own life. Meanwhile, Xo finds a spot for her dance studio; Rogelio wrestles with telling Xo how he feels about her; and Petra turns to Rafael when she learns she's being sued.
Jane brings Mateo to church, despite Rafael's objections. Meanwhile, Rafael recalls an old memory involving his mom, and it could benefit the Mutter case; Rogelio consults with a matchmaker; and Jane's cousin begins to overstay her welcome.
Jane keeps meddling in others' relationships. Meanwhile, Michael turns to Jane for help with a big decision; Rogelio and his matchmaker come to an unusual agreement; and Petra is determined to find out if Rafael is being disloyal to her.
Mateo falls behind other kids his age, so Jane and Rafael grow concerned about his development. Meanwhile, Jane is nervous about submitting her novel; Michael stresses out about his test; and Darci's uncertain about a potential relationship with Rogelio.
Jane recreates her first date with Michael in an attempt to relieve their mounting stress. Meanwhile, Rogelio throws a tantrum on the red carpet, and it goes viral; Rafael strives hard set a good example; and Bruce's daughter lands in trouble.
Jane finds work disappointing at first, but then she hears about a showcase for emerging writers. Meanwhile, Petra rebrands the Marbella; Rogelio's relationship with Xo becomes strained; and Jane and Rafael seek solutions for Mateo's behavioral issues.
Jane is offered a book deal and considers quitting her job. Meanwhile, a grisly discovery causes problems for the Marbella; Xo and Rogelio try to repair their friendship; Jane wants to find the source of her panic attacks; and the hotel lounge needs a manager.
Jane missteps at Mateo's school, so Petra suggests she redeem herself at a school fund-raiser. Meanwhile, Jane has her first meeting with her editor; Rafael is unsure about moving in with his girlfriend; and Rogelio is sued for quitting his reality show.
Jane feels guilty that she isn't around for Mateo as much as she would like, so she decides to run for Room Mom against none other than perfect mom, Petra. With the help of Jane and Xo, Alba tries to impress her crush, but it doesn't go as smoothly as planned. Rafael tries to be there for both Jane and Petra. Meanwhile, Rogelio tries to slyly get information from Mateo about Xo and Bruce's relationship
Jane is finally ready to get back in the dating game so she enlists the help of Rafael and Petra, but it seems they have their own issues to work on. Alba takes Xo and Jane's advice about being an independent woman when it comes to Jorge (guest star Alfonso DiLuca). Petra finds out that Chuck has been talking to the police, which could put her in hot water. Meanwhile, Rogelio is trying to settle his lawsuit in a hurry so he can start his new telenovela, but it isn't going as smoothly as he hoped
Jane is finally a published author but she's reluctant to talk about her past to help sell her book. Rogelio is intimidated by his new younger male co-star and begins to wonder if the newbie is trying to sabotage him. Luisa and her girlfriend Eileen are back in town to visit Rafael, but Rafael isn't taking any chances when it comes to safety. Meanwhile, Petra must convince Anezka to come back to Miami to answer some questions the police have for her
Jane is ready for some casual dating and is pleasantly surprised when her date actually helps her fix things with Lina. Petra follows a lead with the help of Chuck that could help her sister's case. Rafael takes Jane's advice and tries to come clean with Petra. Rogelio is angry with Xo when she blows him off, but is shocked when he learns the reason why. Meanwhile, Alba is appalled by a comment a customer makes in the gift shop and decides to take a political stance
Jane has to learn how to handle her new love life, especially when the guy she is dating introduces her to his grandmother. Petra learns some interesting information about Chuck. Xo and Rogelio are eager to share their news with Jane, but want to try to take her feelings into consideration. Meanwhile, when Mateo starts asking questions, Jane and Rafael are forced to sit down with him and explain how their family came to be
Jane and Fabian are not on the same page when it comes to their relationship, which makes it hard for Jane to ask him for a favor. Petra and Rafael both turn to Jane for advice, but Jane is determined not to get involved. Meanwhile, Jane volunteers to help Xo and Rogelio, but might have bitten off more than she can chew
Jane struggles to find the right words for Rogelio and Xo's ceremony, when she learns about a mysterious letter that Michael wrote before their wedding. Rogelio and Xo are excited for their big day, but Rogelio gets some shocking news that could put things on hold. Once again Rafael is upset with Luisa and asks her to leave, but Luisa has a plan of her own. Meanwhile, Petra is skeptical about Jane's feelings for Rafael, which leads her to make a rash decision