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Jane the Virgin recap: 'Chapter 12'

Sin Rostro’s identity is FINALLY revealed.

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Jane the Virgin

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

OMG you guys, it happened! No, Jane didn’t give birth (I suspect a dramatic labor scene will be part of the season finale); instead, we learned the truth about Sin Rostro’s identity! At one point, nearly every single character was a suspect: Magda, Petra, Rafael, his father Emilio Solano, Rogelio, Michael, his brother Billy, and even Nadine. But in in this episode, the “man without a face” was revealed—and it’s Rose, a woman.

Now, we’ve had our suspicions for awhile—Rose was the first to raise a red flag to Rafael about his father’s so-called sketchy activities and she proved herself heartless by lying about her affair with Luisa—but thanks to Jane’s narrator, we learned that the beautiful redhead is really the ruthless Sin Rostro.

As difficult as that might be to process, it actually makes complete sense: Rose knows the hotel, she has the perfect alibi and with the trust of everyone around her, she’s able to conduct under-the-table activities without suspicion. And she’ll be putting that all to the test when the police look into Emilio’s death. That’s right: The mere reveal of Rose as Sin Rostro might not have been believable were it not for the fact that she killed her husband by burying him alive in a trough of cement.

It’s a lot of process, but here’s how it all went down: At the top of the episode, Emilio surprised Rose by returning from his mysterious “business trip” earlier than expected and asked her to travel with him to an undisclosed location in two day’s time. Now, Rose’s skin may be poreless (as far as I can tell and I have a pretty big TV) but you could practically see her sweat—there was no way a vacation, however tropical, would fit her plans. That being the case, she ran straight to Rafael to derail his father’s plan.

Rose: “I feel like we have to do something. What if he’s Sin Rostro? If it’s true, why don’t we tell the cops that there’s absolutely no connection?

Rafael: “Rose, if you care for my father at all, please don’t go to the police. I know he has lots of flaws but he’s not a murderer.”

Ahem. We always knew Rose wasn’t one for the rules—something about sleeping with her husband’s daughter indicated that much—but what she did next was actually horrifying (in that oh-so-good telenovela kind of way). The following day, when Emilio told Rose they would be leaving for their trip earlier than planned, Rose acted quickly. Strolling side by side on the hotel grounds, Rose played her best hand (she unbuttoned her top, natch) and under the guise of being playfully raunchy, gestured for her boo to step into an empty pit. Kinky, right? (Somehow, I suspect that’s how she earned the title of Mrs. in the first place.) Things got a little hotter when she tossed him her panties and just like that, with Emilio distracted, Rose got her (neatly manicured hands) on a nifty remote control that turned on nearby mixer and poured cement down a chute into the pit, burying Emilio alive.

NEXT: Other revelations…