Jane the Virgin Chapter 36 recap: Babies and a Ring!

jane-the-virgin-chapter-36-petra-rafael Lori Acken
Jane The Virgin -- "Chapter Thirty-Six" -- Image Number: JAV214a_0299.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Yael Grobglas as Petra and Justin Baldoni as Rafael -- Photo: Scott Everett White/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Looks like Rafael is the only one getting busy in this episode of Jane the Virgin. 

Jane The Virgin — “Chapter Thirty-Six” Pictured (L-R): Yael Grobglas as Petra and Justin Baldoni as Rafael — Photo: Scott Everett White/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Even though he’s pretty sure he can’t have any kids, he’s not taking any chances. At least he’s thinking about making sure that he doesn’t have any more surprise babies. He’s also actually trying to work things out with Michael now that he’s back with Jane.

Nothing is perfect but at least he’s trying.

The Villanueva women think Rogelio is ignoring them while he’s on vacation, when he’s really being held hostage by his psycho prison pen pal turned stalker. Now that is a title! But Rogelio is such a good actor that he’s able to use his method acting to make Lola think they are actually friends. What he can’t get past is the pills she makes him take that knock him out cold. Where’s Rogelio’s bromance partner when he needs him?

Meanwhile, Michael and Jane celebrate what would have been their one-year wedding anniversary. Michael’s gift to Jane is the new Angelique Harper book. If you recall, she’s the author that Jane had to give a massage to in order for her to read Jane’s chapter.

Jane mentions how she thought it was odd that Harper never got back to her because of the great massage she gave, but Jane soon realizes why Harper went radio silent. As Jane reads what the book is about, it starts to sound awfully familiar. That’s because she stole Jane’s idea! Michael finds out that Harper is coming into town for a book tour and you better believe Jane is making an appearance. Stand up for yourself and bring proof, Jane!

Technology can be your best friend or your worst enemy. For Alba, it might just be her worst enemy. Jane and Xo found a chat room open between Alba and Pablo — the same Pablo Alba lost her virginity to — on Jane’s computer. Jane found out about Alba’s secret before Xo but now that Xo knows about it, she’s calling her mother a hypocrite.

The two duke it out as Xo lets her true feelings out that she’s kept hidden for years. Alba tries saying her situation was different because it only happened one time whereas Xo was sleeping around. Poor Xo said she has felt bad about herself while growing up because of the way her mother made her out to be when in reality, Xo wasn’t sleeping around at all. Jane realizes that Alba was wrong for trying to say their situations were different and I agree. I hope the two can mend things.

Rogelio tries to send a secret message to Xo by telling Lola to text her “besos” but his attempt failed. All Xo remembers about “besos” is that Rogelio used to tell all his fans that and she thought it was creepy, so she made him promise not to ever tell her that. Now that he’s randomly texted her “besos,” she thinks she’s not good enough. Talk about a facepalm moment, Xo. That was his cry for help!

Petra asks for Jane’s help with setting up their own intervention for Rafael. He’s been wasted the past couple of days and neglecting his work. Petra is more worried than Jane but since he’s the father of their children, they both might want to be concerned. What Petra doesn’t know is that Rafael is helping the police with tracking down his mother.

After Michael told Jane, and Petra basically kidnapped Jane to go with her to confront Rafael, Jane told Petra about Rafael working with Michael.

As they were turning around to go back to Jane’s house, Angelique Harper came on the radio and was talking about her book. Jane explained to Petra how Harper stole her idea and surprisingly, Petra wanted to help her out. The two crash the book signing and Petra begins her quick toughing up session with Jane. Poor Jane won’t last a minute if she doesn’t try stepping into Petra’s shoes.

The cops have Rafael meet with his brother Derek’s sometime girlfriend, Avery. They think this could be their lead for finding Mutter. Unfortunately, Avery doesn’t want anything to do with Derek or any of the related family members. She gets up and leaves as soon as Rafael mentions his brother’s name. Wow, I wonder what happened?

After waiting in line, Jane is finally up to approach Harper. What she didn’t see coming was Petra’s water breaking just as she was about to confront the idea stealing author. Petra tells Jane to just go ahead and talk to Harper as she calls an Uber but Jane doesn’t let that happen. The two leave for the hospital immediately. Yay! Two more babies!

Oddly enough, Michael is stuck in traffic as he’s driving Rafael to the hospital. Even more odd, Jane opens up to Petra about her relationship with Michael in order to distract her from the pain. Petra tells Jane she’s stupid for feeling bad about ruining things from the beginning with Michael because if nothing was wrong in the first place, they wouldn’t have broken up. Petra in labor gives some good life advice. I don’t know how I feel about this.

Alba opens up to Xo about how she was shamed by the public for her relationship with Pablo. She didn’t want the same thing to happen to her daughter so she tried to prevent it from happening by shaming Xo. They end up patching things back up by talking about Pablo. I hope we get to meet him soon!

Poor Rafael wasn’t there to witness Petra give birth to his babies but the important thing is that she wasn’t alone. Jane was there to support Petra through the entire process and what a beautiful sight was it to see. I hope these two stay friends and their relationship only continues to grow as mommies. Any guesses on the names? Come on, let it go. Take a guess. Anna and Elsa. Good thing they didn’t have triplets because then someone would have to be named Olaf.

JAV2_Michael_0017raI guess it’s a happy ending for everyone. Jane leaves the two new parents to be alone with their babies and meets Michael outside of the hospital. She tells him that she doesn’t want to go back to the way things were because they had problems in their relationship. It sounded like she was going to break up with him but the complete opposite happened. Michael proposed…again! Jane said yes way too many times for me to count and before Michael even had time to get down on one knee and ask the question. So does this really end things for Jane and Rafael?

Xo is trying to help out her mother by inviting her first love, Pablo to their house. Turns out he’s bad luck. It’s the thought that counts, right?

Rafael’s half-brother Derek shows up at The Marbella. I doubt he has good intentions for checking into his half-brother’s hotel.

Rogelio manages to slip his sleeping pill in Lola’s drink and quickly tries to escape before she wakes up. I don’t know if the girl is immune to them or what, but she wakes up fast! Lola catches Rogelio trying to leave, forcing Rogelio to shoot a gun at her. If only the gun were real and didn’t have a little flag pop out. Now furious that she’s witnessed Rogelio willing to shoot her, she knocks Rogelio over the head with one of his awards. I hope his face is still okay!

What were your thoughts on this episode of Jane the Virgin? Do you think Rafael is going through a rough patch or is it something serious like Petra thought? Did Angelique Harper steal Jane’s idea for her book? Why do you think Alba is afraid of Pablo visiting? What kind of bad luck do you think he’ll bring? Death? Will Rogelio ever manage to escape the crazy fangirl Lola? I’m quite impressed by his first attempt to get out of there. What’s the deal with Rafael’s half-brother Derek? Is he working with Mutter? Do you like the Frozen inspired baby names? Happy about the engagement? I’m still hoping that there’s a chance for Jane and Rafael. Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Jane the Virgin airs Mondays at 9/8CT on The CW.

Photos and Video: Scott Everett White/The CW


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