Season 5 of Jane the Virgin aired from March to July 2019. It is the final season of the series.
Friends! Welcome back to Jane The Virgin... where surprises come at you fast and furious. This is a telenovela after all... Season Four saw our Jane (Gina Rodriguez) falling back in love with her baby-by-accidental-insemination-daddy, Rafael (Justin Baldoni). And she published her first book! Unfortunately, it didn't exactly fly off the shelves, but Jane pushed on and had her biggest writing breakthrough yet, combining her grandmother's story, her mother's story, and her own into a multigenerational love story. And speaking of the Villaneuva women... our matriarch Alba (Ivonne Coll) had a huge year! She began dating again, became sexually liberated, became an American citizen (at last!), and got married!
And Xiomara (Andrea Navedo) certainly had a big year as well. At first, she found herself struggling to adjust to life as a married woman. But she and Rogelio (Jaime Camil) worked through their issues. And then, just as Xo started to get her groove back, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After choosing to have a mastectomy, she started to go through chemo... which was tough. But she's stayed strong, with her husband's support... Which brings us to her husband, Rogelio. First, he had a baby (named "Baby") with his ex-girlfriend Darci. And then he decided to become a stay-at-home Danny (Dad + Nanny = Danny). And that lasted a whole month! But alas, he found staying home with his baby Baby pretty difficult. And he couldn't resist the siren call of the cameras when the network decided they wanted to remake "The Passions of Santos" for American TV. Can you blame him? That's been his dream forever!
Unfortunately, that remake came with strings; it had to costar his latest, fiercest nemesis, River Fields (guest star Brooke Shields). Which finally brings us to... Petra (Yael Grobglas), who was accused of murder! Again! But Petra denied it and hired a lawyer named Jane Ramos aka JR (guest star Rosario Dawson). And then, she and JR fell in love! And when Petra's life was threatened, JR ran to her rescue, and wrestled the gun away from her would be attacker. But oh no! The gun went off! Leaving us with the classic cliffhanger - "Who did JR shoot"? And speaking of cliffhangers, remember when Jane walked into Rafael's apartment and saw her dead husband Michael (Brett Dier) standing there? Well, I did say surprises come at you fast and furious around here...
Jane makes a shocking discovery and looks to Rafael for answers, but is confused by his decision to put everything he and Jane have on hold. Meanwhile, Petra is trying to secure a future with the hope of it being with JR (guest star Rosario Dawson), but her past might jeopardize everything.
With Jane’s Catholic guilt starting to settle in, she turns to Alba for advice and gets an unexpected answer. Luisa (guest star Yara Martinez) decides to go see Rose (guest star Bridget Regan) with Rafael by her side, in order to help get answers. Meanwhile, Rogelio is back to work with River (guest star Brooke Shields), but a power struggle ensues between the two and Xo might be the solution they have been looking for.
Jane must get over the newest hurdle in her life, which proves to be harder than she and Rafael would have hoped. Rogelio discovers that he and River (guest star Brooke Shields) are not as equal as he thought. Meanwhile, Jane and Petra must deal with the children not getting along with each other, which in turn brings up issues of how Petra and Jane feel about each other.
After talking to everyone else about what is going on in her life, Jane turns to Petra, who she knows will give her a straight answer. In return, Petra leans on Jane for advice about JR (guest star Rosario Dawson). Xo is determined to be at grandparents' day for Mateo but still has one more chemo treatment. Meanwhile, Alba is getting mixed messages from Jorge (guest star Alfonso DiLuca) about their relationship.
With everything that has been going on, Jane reluctantly agrees to let Rogelio throw her a big 30th birthday party. Jane's mentor gives her some important advice that may help her start writing again. Meanwhile, Petra thinks she and JR (guest star Rosario Dawson) are finally in a good place, until she realizes that JR might see things differently.
Jane struggles with giving Rafael his space after she discovers that he is hiding a secret. Jane and Michael uncover clues about what happened the day he “died.” Petra wants to fit into JR’s (guest star Rosario Dawson) world and enlists Jane’s help. After a few attempts to get back into the groove, Xo and Rogelio work together to try and find a new normal. Meanwhile, Alba confesses her feelings about Jorge.
Jane is trying to go with the flow, so when Michael makes a suggestion to Jane which takes her out of her comfort zone, Jane decides to go for it. Jane has trouble adjusting as Michael slides back into his old life. Meanwhile, Jane struggles with her feelings for Rafael.
Jane is having a hard time dealing with Rafael avoiding her, so when an issue with Mateo comes up she uses it to get some face time. Rogelio turns to Jane for help when he learns his pilot is in trouble. Alba and Jorge (guest star Alfonso DiLuca) enlist Xo's help to study for their upcoming immigration test. Meanwhile, Petra finally gets to the bottom of who has been terrorizing her.
When Jane and Rogelio join forces to pitch a pilot, Jane is excited until she discovers a secret about her book being published. Alba and Jorge (guest star Alfonso DiLuca) make an important decision about their future together. Rafael asks Jane to allow Luisa (guest star Yara Martinez) to meet Mateo, but she is unsure of her decision. Meanwhile, Petra and JR's (guest star Rosario Dawson) relationship is once again tested.
When Rogelio tells Jane that the network wants her to write the script for their telenovela, at first she is excited, but begins to struggle to balance her time between that and her novel. Rafael is furious with Jane after she makes a medical appointment that he doesn’t agree with behind his back. Meanwhile, Petra tries to be positive about their relationship when JR (guest star Rosario Dawson) lands a job interview out of state.
With Jorge (guest star Alfonso DiLuca) officially moved into Alba’s house with his stuff, it quickly has changed the dynamic, making Jane uncomfortable. Rafael and Jane work on their co-parenting of Mateo now that they have a potential way to help Mateo. Rogelio has a new set of unexpected problems arise on set with River (guest star Brooke Shields). Meanwhile, Xo is nervous about her last PET scan and what the results could show.
After Rafael witnesses Mateo’s behavior at school, he wants to take a different approach to his treatment. Rogelio is paranoid that River (guest star Brooke Shields) is plotting her revenge against him. Meanwhile, Jane convinces Petra to go on a single ladies’ night out after she learns that Rafael is dating.
With Jane and Rafael finally in a good place, they are concerned to discover Mateo's treatment might be a problem. Alba and Rogelio are worried about Xo's recent behavior. Meanwhile, Petra is secretly pleased when Rafael and Jane begin fighting over her.
When Lina (guest star Diane Guerrero) comes to town, Jane is excited to see her until Lina asks her for a favor. Rafael begins to work with Petra again but old tensions create new problems between them. Rogelio creates a plan to pressure the network to pick-up his pilot. Meanwhile, Jane and Rafael have been looking for a solution to one of their problems and think Alba just might be the answer.
After Jane is struck with inspiration for her book, she immediately begins to write, but her next challenge is to get an agent. Rogelio has been so focused on being the star, he begins to contemplate taking on a different role instead. Meanwhile, Jane thinks it's important to build a different relationship with the twins and turns to Petra for some guidance.
When Jane's editor pitches her a dark twist for her book, Jane begins to wonder if the same thing might have actually happened to her. Rogelio helps River (guest star Brooke Shields) bond with her daughter, but River once again makes things difficult for him. To avoid thinking about her career change, Xo instead focuses on trying to smooth things over between Jane and Alba. Meanwhile, Alba stands up to someone from her past, which helps Jane realize she should do the same for herself.
Jane is feeling great about all the book publishing prospects she has until an unexpected problem pops up. Petra and Rafael's working relationship has been going so well that Petra makes Rafael an unexpected offer. It seems like every time Rogelio takes one step closer to his dream, a new roadblock appears.