Jane the Virgin Season 5 Episode 15 Review: Chapter Ninety-Six

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As we speed towards the end, Jane the Virgin Season 5 Episode 15 and its characters look towards new chapters in their lives. 

Jane finished her book, and after a slew of rejections finally received a call from an agent willing to represent her. 

Thank God -- we couldn't bear to witness Jane give up on her dreams of being a writer after spending so much time believing in herself and writing non-stop for weeks with only a brief pause for a pizza and a shower. 

Handling the Twins Tall - Jane the Virgin Season 5 Episode 15

Considering there are only four episodes left, I think the mystery agent is going to be a TV producer who will offer to turn Jane's "multigenerational story" filled with "all of the darkness and all of the lightness" into a telenovela. 

In other words, the same telenovela we are watching. 

The narrator even referenced the series being a telenovela within a telenovela, and considering the emphasis on Jane's novel, this would only make sense. 

All of these boundaries and rules make them feel safe and loved. Because if they don't, they get manipulative and start to lie. And their therapist said we need to nip that behavior in the bud.

Petra

The rejection stung, but as always, Jane found a way to rise above it.

She even found the silver lining as the book helped Mateo read.

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Rogelio also accepted that his acting career was slowing down. 

Initially, he wasn't ready to be sidelined by the fresh meat on his passion project, but spending some time with Baby and witnessing her walk for the first time convinced him that maybe it's okay to take a break and slow things down. 

Cry For Yourself - Jane the Virgin Season 5 Episode 15

His recent health scare also helped. For a second there, I thought they forgot Rogelio suffered a stress heart attack. 

There was even mention of Xiomara accepting her new career move by preparing for nursing school, but why don't we get to see her journey?

We're down to the wire when it comes to episodes, and the pacing still feels a bit leisurely. 

Jane: And real quick, it's okay that I told him that I was your nanny because I was using his bias against him. So it was subversive. Huh? Do you know what that means?
Anna and Ella: Of course we do. We're not idiots.

It's necessary for the character arcs to come full circle and begin wrapping up but all too often, the storylines that don't matter take precedence over what needs to be addressed. 

It's great we finally got some movement on the Rose front, but instead of focusing so much on Rogelio's Duck Dynasty plan, couldn't they give us more insight into what she was plotting?

Don't Give Up - Jane the Virgin Season 5 Episode 15

Even introducing River Field's daughter, PJ, felt misplaced this far into the game. 

And did she just forget all about her obsessive crush on Rogelio? 

Sometimes, it seems like Jane the Virgin is focusing on the wrong storylines in an effort to squeeze as much into what's left of the series. 

If I'm being honest, I'd much rather spend these remaining moments with Alba and Xo, two characters who only made a brief appearance on Jane the Virgin Season 5 Episode 15. 

Let's Go Girls - Jane the Virgin Season 5 Episode 15

Jane also found herself bonding with the twins in one of the more endearing storylines offered up on Jane the Virgin Season 5. 

Anna and Ellie don't get nearly as much screentime as Mateo and for valid reasons -- this is and always has been Jane's story and Mateo is her son. 

But now that she's marrying Rafael, she's also going to become the twins' step-mother.

It only makes sense that she spend some time getting to know them. 

Jane struggled to stay on Petra's intimidating schedule and found herself terrified of the girls.

I don't blame her, they scare me too. 

I Felt Nothing - Jane the Virgin Season 5 Episode 15

Eventually, she found her groove and the girls embraced her as Aunty Jane.

The episode also dealt with the aftermath of Petra and Magda's car accident.

Related: Jane the Virgin Season 5 Episode 14 Review: Chapter Ninety-Five

Petra walked away with a broken arm while her mother needed her leg amputated.

How many more limbs can this woman lose?

Petra's response to the doctor was to "just pull the plug," which is fitting considering how much hell Magda put Petra through. 

She's Back  - Jane the Virgin Season 5 Episode 15

Until the very last moment, it seemed as though the formerly teased death was going to be Magda and much like Petra, I was totally fine with it. 

But then, Magda regained consciousness and like the true villain that she is, came back to life. 

If Magda doesn't die, who does?

Is there even a point to keeping Magda around? 

Dr. Price: We amputated your mother's leg, but she's taken a turn for the worse. Sorry to have to tell you this, but she's now on life support.
Petra: I told you before, you can pull the plug.
Dr. Price: Actually, you need to put that in writing.
Petra: I did put it in writing.
Dr. Price: A text with a plug emoji and a thumbs up doesn't count. You need to do it in person.
Petra: Fine.

She's such a hated character that no one would even be phased or affected by her death. 

I couldn't help but feel for Petra who tried to mourn her mother but instead, cried for herself and how terrible her childhood was growing up. 

Considering Petra's upbringing, it's amazing that she's such a decent mother and friend. 

Jane may be a gleaming light of inspiration, but Petra is the poster woman for strength. 

Several episodes have passed without any mention of Luisa or Rose's masterplan, but whatever she's got up her sleeve is going to be explosive. 

Mail Delivery - Jane the Virgin Season 5 Episode 15

Many of us believed in Luisa and hoped that she was simply going along with "Girl" and Rose to get intel for Rafael and the police.

Sadly, it seems like we all gave Luisa too much credit. 

Luisa aided Bobby in successfully breaking into Raf's apartment where they stole his father's watch. 

Inside was a duplicate fingerprint that unlocked a vault with hundreds and thousands of dollars inside. 

I am ready for the next phase in my life. I am okay being sidelined just a little, becoming one of the standout supporting characters that people look forward to, the one who goes on to win Teen Choice Awards -- the spice, not the dish -- so I can enjoy other parts of my life.

Rogelio

Is this Gringotts?

Why does Rose need all that money when she has plenty of offshore accounts?

Bobby said that breaking into the vault was just another phase in the plan. 

Life Would Change Forever - Jane the Virgin Season 5 Episode 15

The final scene revealed why we should be terrified of Rose's devious plans: she used facial reconstruction to make several lookalikes. 

There's nothing more terrifying than an army of Rose's evil minion waiting to wreak havoc on the Marbella and quite possibly, Jane's happy ending with Rafael. 

What do you think Rose has been plotting this whole time?

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What could she possibly need all those lookalikes for? 

Is this why Michael returns to Jane the Virgin?

Will he be the one to finally take her down?

Who is going to die?

Be sure to watch Jane the Virgin online and catch up on the episode. 

Leave your comments below! 

Chapter Ninety-Six Review

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Jane the Virgin Season 5 Episode 15 Quotes

All of these boundaries and rules make them feel safe and loved. Because if they don't, they get manipulative and start to lie. And their therapist said we need to nip that behavior in the bud.

Petra

Jane: And real quick, it's okay that I told him that I was your nanny because I was using his bias against him. So it was subversive. Huh? Do you know what that means?
Anna and Ella: Of course we do. We're not idiots.