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'Jane The Virgin' recap: 'Chapter 19'

Jane tries to fix her relationship with Rafael, and Michael makes a shocking discovery about his detective partner.

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Jane the Virgin

TV Show
Telenovela, Drama, Comedy
run date:
Gina Rodriguez
The CW
Current Status:
In Season

Love hurts. (Seriously: The power ballads are all true.) Coming off the heels of last week’s breakup with Rafael, Jane finds herself in disbelief that the man she loved is really, truly over her. That being the case, she shows up to his hotel suite.

“Did I do something? Then what? You don’t go from asking someone to marry you to breaking up?” Rafael—looking resolute, if somewhat pained—cites the fact that he frequently disappoints her. “It wouldn’t have worked.”

But Jane’s not buying it, and when her BFF Lina tells her that she saw Rafael having dinner with a mysterious woman, she puts two and two together and decides to confront him about it.

“Why didn’t you tell me you saw your mom last night?” Jane asks. “I would have been there for you.”

Rafael: “I didn’t tell you. This is about the fact that we want different things and the fact that I am constantly disappointing you.”

Jane: “I love you. Do you still love me?”

Rafael: “Yes. But that doesn’t mean that I can make you happy or we can be together.”

Jane: “No, but that it means that we can work on it. Please don’t walk away.”

During this scene, Jane is teary-eyed and looking super-pregnant—which is probably why Raf gives in when she suggests couples therapy.

She’s just secured an appointment with a therapist (who has seven initials after her name) when Xo walks in and confesses that she’s kissed Marco. Jane doesn’t have the answers when Xo asks her for advice—she has her own issues to deal with and a relationship to fix.

The next day brings the all-important therapy session, which doesn’t begin exactly as planned. The therapist—played by a sleek-haired Nia Vardalos—gets right to the heart of their problems, namely Rafael’s inability to fulfill Jane’s expectations.

“Your reluctance would make sense,” she says.  “After everything you’ve been through, a divorce, the death of your father, the traumatic meeting with your mother, you might not be emotionally available to give Jane what she needs.”

We see Jane literally deflate as she hears this, which means she’s not in the mood to party when she heads to her baby shower. Lina planed the bash and even invited her BFF’s romance writers group. Amanda (Jane Seymour) is there, and Andie is too. Ahem. Within minutes, Jane is on the other end of two apologies: One from Andie, who apologies for being a stalker and the second from Amanda, who slapped Rogelio when she saw him at the shower. (Reason being that Rogelio stood her up years ago. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!)

NEXT: Our favorite preggo makes an unexpected move