Season 3 of CW dramedy Jane the Virgin aired from October 17, 2016 to May 22, 2017.[1]


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?[2]

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.[3] Plus guest appearances from none other than Gloria and Emilio Estefan!


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 (until 54)
Jaime Camil as Rogelio De La Vega
Aiden Tiago as Mateo Solano Villanueva (until 54)
Joseph Sanders as Mateo Solano Villanueva (5564)
and Anthony Mendez as The Narrator

Special Guest Stars

Gloria Estefan as Herself
Emilio Estefan as Himself

Recurring Cast

Brett Dier as Michael Cordero
Jane's deceased husband
Wes Armstrong as Scott Archuletta
Petra's former assistant and dead husband of Anezka
Yael Grobglas as Anezka
Petra's evil twin sister
Yara Martinez as Luisa Alver
a former OBGYN/doctor and one half of 'the greatest love story ever told'
Bridget Regan as Sin Rostro
former lawyer, criminal mastermind and other half of said love story
Diane Guerrero as Lina Santillan
Jane's chilhood best friend, who lives in New York
Priscilla Barnes as Magda
Petra and Anezka's scheming, criminal, incarcerated mother
Shelly Bhalla as Krishna Dhawan
Petra's assistant of five years
Justina Machado as Darci Factor
an all-business brassy, formidable and likes-to-be-in-control matchmaker whom Rogelio goes to see about finding a woman[4]
Johnny Messner as Chuck Chesser
a brute, lobster-loving, bro-douche who Petra starts dating
Alfonso DiLuca as Jorge Garcia
Alba boyfriend who's undocumented in the U.S
Mia Allan as Anna
One of Petra's twin daughters
Ella Allan as Ellie
Petra's other twin daughter
Sofia Pernas as Catalina Mora
Jane's maternal second cousin
Christopher Allen as Dennis Chambers
Michael's colleague and best friend, who Jane starts liking
Deniz Akdeniz as Alex
Mateo's kind-hearted aide at preschool
Francisco San Martin as Fabian Regalo del Cielo
Rogelio's new co-star whom Jane finds very attractive
Catherine Toribio as Teen Xiomara
Jenna Ortega as Young Jane
Rosie Garcia as Young Alba
Fabiana Udenio as Elena Di Nola
Rachel's adoptive mother
Elisabeth Röhm as Eileen
Sin Rostro's newest disguise

Guest starring

Craig Lee Thomas as Elvis Yeager
Maya Kazan as Chloe Leland
Molly Hagan as Patricia Cordero
Kelly Rutherford as Marlene
Dannay Rodriguez as Tess
Phillip Jordan as Van
Devin Crittenden as Swashbuckling Shawn
Francesca Santoro as Young Elena
Melanie Mayron as Professor Marlene Donaldson
Tyler Posey as Adam Alvaro ("Chapter Sixty-Four" — cameo)
Jane Seymour as Amanda Elaine
Irene DeBari as Mother Constantine
Richard Shelton as 'Arnaud Demonillier


  • Shooting wrapped on April 14, 2017 [5]
  • Petra will get a new love interest[4]
  • Michael's new job will put a strain on his marriage[4]
  • This season will be the series emotionally toughest, showing really growing up.[6]
  • Season premiere:
  • Alba's family in Venezuela will feature![8]
  • Jane's love life will be complicated by an unexpected appearance of someone Jane knew before Michael.[6]
  • Jane no longer being a virgin will occur early in Season 3[7].
  • Season 3 was announced March 11, 2016.[9][10][11]


Season 3/Gallery



  Chapter 45 17 OCTOBER 2016 301
WRITTEN BY Jennie Snyder Urman
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.
  Chapter 46 24 OCTOBER 2016 302
WRITTEN BY David S. Rosenthal & Paul Sciarrotta
DIRECTED BY Brad Silberling
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.
  Chapter 47 31 OCTOBER 2016 303
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WRITTEN BY Carolina Rivera & Micah Schraft
DIRECTED BY Eva Longoria Baston
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.
  Chapter 48 7 NOVEMBER 2016 304
WRITTEN BY Sarah Goldfinger & Jessica O'Toole & Amy Rardin
DIRECTED BY Melanie Mayron
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.
  Chapter 49 14 NOVEMBER 2016 305
WRITTEN BY Paul Sciarrotta
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.
  Chapter 50 21 NOVEMBER 2016 306
WRITTEN BY Valentia Garza & David S. Rosenthal
DIRECTED BY Melanie Mayron
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.
  Chapter 51 28 NOVEMBER 2016 307
WRITTEN BY Sarah Goldfinger & Jessica O'Toole & Amy Rardin
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.
  Chapter 52 23 JANUARY 2017 308
WRITTEN BY Carolina Rivera & Micah Schraft
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.
  Chapter 53 30 JANUARY 2017 309
WRITTEN BY Chantelle M. Wells
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.
  Chapter 54 6 FEBRUARY 2017 310
WRITTEN BY Micah Schraft & Jennie Snyder Urman
DIRECTED BY Melanie Mayron
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.
  Chapter 55 13 FEBRUARY 2017 311
WRITTEN BY Paul Sciarrotta & Jennie Snyder Urman
DIRECTED BY Brad Silberling
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.
  Chapter 56 20 FEBRUARY 2017 312
WRITTEN BY Valentina Garza
DIRECTED BY Matthew Diamond
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.
  Chapter 57 27 FEBRUARY 2017 313
WRITTEN BY Madeline Hendricks
DIRECTED BY Zetna Fuentes
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.
  Chapter 58 20 MARCH 2017 314
WRITTEN BY Merigan Mulhern
DIRECTED BY Melanie Mayron
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
  Chapter 59 27 MARCH 2017 315
WRITTEN BY Deidre Shaw
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
  Chapter 60 24 APRIL 2017 316
WRITTEN BY Carolina Rivera & Micah Schraft
DIRECTED BY Micah Schraft
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
  Chapter 61 1 MAY 2017 317
WRITTEN BY Paul Sciarrotta
DIRECTED BY Melanie Mayron
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
  Chapter 62 8 MAY 2017 318
WRITTEN BY Jessica O'Toole, Amy Rardin & David S. Rosenthal
DIRECTED BY Fernando Sariñana
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
  Chapter 63 15 MAY 2017 319
WRITTEN BY Paul Sciarrotta
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
  Chapter 64 22 MAY 2017 320
WRITTEN BY Micah Schraft & Jennie Snyder Urman
DIRECTED BY Melanie Mayron
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

Notes and references

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