Cue the violins and grab the tissues: Jane is finally getting married! After two seasons of will-she-or-won’t-she drama over whether she would settle down with her ex-boyfriend Michael (Brett Dier) or her baby-daddy Rafael (Justin Baldoni), it seems Jane (Gina Rodriguez) is ready to say “I do.”
“It’s something we’ve been building to for a while,” says showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman. “We’re pulling out all the stops.”
The nuptials-themed finale — which airs May 16 — will kick off with scenes set the day before the wedding. But don’t expect a drama-free wedding day for Jane: In keeping with a whirlwind season that featured a surprise twin pregnancy and a mysterious new villain, fans will be treated to a ride that includes “complications on the romantic side, on her career front, and with her family,” shares Urman.
Also on the jam-packed registry? A bridezilla meltdown by Rogelio (Jaime Camil), a “defining moment for Rafael, a guest appearance by singer Charo, “several fantasy sequences,” and flashbacks to Alba’s (Ivonne Coll) own wedding. But however topsy-turvy the hour may be, one thing is certain: Jane looks positively lovely in her lacy wedding dress, which pops against the pale peach and coral hues worn by her mother Xo (Andrea Navedo) and grandma Alba.
“The neckline is what really did it for me,” says costume designer Rachel Sage Kunin, who selected the Aria gown from two racks of options. “The proportions are great for Gina’s body, and the dress is charming, yet simple. It has sweet details that really fit Jane’s personality. And when I showed it to Gina, we felt right away this would be the wedding dress. Luckily, Jennie agreed!”
But of course, inquiring minds want to know: With a wedding on the horizon, will Jane remain a virgin much longer?
“It’s all tied to the wedding,” teases Urman, laughing. “Once Jane gets married, why would she stay a virgin?”
With all the drama planned for the remainder of the season, viewers should make a date with their TV and a good grilled cheese sandwich (using Jane’s favorite recipe, of course). Says Urman, “We’re going full guns blazing in terms of the romantic, the comedy, and the classic telenovela twists.”
Jane the Virgin airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on The CW.