As always, Jane the Virgin Season 4 featured plenty emotional storylines, crazy plot twists and dramatic cliffhangers.
We're all STILL reeling from the ultimate bomb dropped on the Season 4 finale: Michael Cordero, Jane's husband, is still alive.
Just think about the ramifications going forward, especially when Michael finds out Jane has rebuilt a life with his longtime rival, Rafael.
But Michael's resurrection aside, Jane delivered a strong season that not only continues to be a compelling story about three generations of powerful Latina women, it's also a melodramatic story filled with expected telenovela tropes.
Let's take a look back at what we loved, what we hated, our favorite relationships and which characters we're fine never seeing again.
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Most Romantic Moment - Petra and Jane Exchange "I Love Yous"
The debate has always been between #TeamRafael or #TeamMichael, but in addition to being #TeamJane, I'm also #TeamJetra! Petra and Jane started off as rivals that grew into best friends. They have brunch traditions, they look to each other for advice, Petra seeks Jane's approval and even though they don't ever say it out loud, they're best friends. The moment where they finally acknowledged it filled my heart with so much joy. And their "I love yous" definitely overshadowed the exchange between Jane and Rafael.
Most Shocking Moment - Michael is Alive
This one is a no-brainer. Michael's return made people gasp in excitement, frustration, and perhaps, a healthy mixture of both. The series has spent multiple seasons training the audience to expect the unexpected --
especially when it comes to huge telenovela tropes -- and they even dropped breadcrumb clues leading up to the last minute. And somehow, they still managed to get away with a game-changing surprise that in hindsight, we all probably should have seen coming. Buckle up because exploring how Michael fits into who Jane is as a person now is going to make for a bumpy yet thrilling fifth and final season.
Saddest Storyline - Xo's Cancer
Cancer storylines are always devastating but they also bring an ounce of realism. Xo is diagnosed with breast cancer in the latter part of the season which rocks everyone's realities. Since Xo judges herself based on her appearance, being diagnosed has forced her to look past the looks and internalize beauty. And thankfully, she has a sturdy support system that keeps her spirits high.
Best New Character - J.R
Her straight-shooting approach to life is a breath of fresh air for not only the show, but for Petra's life which has, for the most part, been a tangled web of lies and deceit. She's not a fan of Jane, even though everyone is. She doesn't like children, but she makes an exception for Anna and Elsa. And best of all, she makes Petra want to be a person! She actually giggles now! Anyone capable of doing that deserves a spot in her life. And we can't forget that she put aside her anger to save Petra's life from the nameless blackmailer which we'll have to wait until Season 5 to find out more about.
It's About Time Moment - Jane and Rafael's Shower Scene
One word -- HOT! Jane and Rafael's relationship has been brewing since Season 1, however, back then she was a devout virgin. All of that changed after she got married to Michael and once he passed, she had to get back on the horse. Rafael isn't her first partner by any means, but they definitely held out for quite awhile before finally giving in during the steamy shower scene! I know I wasn't the only one cheering on their hook-up and all the subsequent ones.
Best Crying Moment - Jane's Book Tour
Ah, there are so many scenes to choose from because one of Jane's specialties is crying! But I think her breakdown during her book tour after Adam broke up with her was so raw and relatable. She knew she had to hold it all together and talk about her one true love in the book, but she was going through a major heartbreak. Major enough to ugly cry in front of a bunch of women! It was all part of a bigger plan, Jane!
Biggest Mystery - Petra's Blackmailer
Petra's murder charge was a story arc that spanned most of the season. After she killed Anezka (it was self-defense), someone made it their life's mission to ensure she ended up behind bars. Enter JR, a brilliant lawyer who was tasked with incriminating Petra. However, when she was compromised, the blackmailer enlisted Krishna. And in the end, he or she decided to get the job done themselves by attempting to shoot her. The unknown assailant ended up getting shot by JR and the hashtag #JRShotWho flashed across the screen pulling inspiration from Dallas' soapy cliffhanger "Who Shot JR." Was it Chuck? Anezka, the woman with nine lives? Scott? Luisa? The possibilities are endless!
Funniest Moment - Petra as the Tooth Fairy
After the twins told Mateo the tooth fairy wasn't real, Petra felt guilty and tried to make it up to him by dressing up like one and sneaking into his bedroom. Not only was she a really adorable green fairy, it was also rare to see Petra embrace her selfless and maternal side.
Worst Characters - Three-Way-Tie
This is a hard one because Katherine, Adam and Professor Chavez were all equally terrible. Even though Rafael used Katherine, she tried to run him over with her car. Not cool. Adam was Jane's first love and also, her first heartbreak. She gave him a second chance because she thought he changed but in the end, he hurt her just the same. We should have known better. And lastly, Professor Chavez who Jane briefly had a fling with in on Season 2, returned as part of a #MeToo inspired episode. Jane once again found herself in a professional setting with him and quickly realized she wasn't the only impressionable student he pursued. It was his thing! Good riddance to them all!
Best Friendship - Petra and Rafael
Even though I said I was #TeamJetra, I am impressed Petra and Rafael's friendship. So much has transpired between them -- Petra inseminating herself being the worst -- and no one would be surprised if they weren't on good terms. But not only are they on good terms, they admire each other; they are wonderful co-parents and even look to each other for dating advice. Look how far they've come!
Proudest Moment - Alba Becoming a US Citizen
It also qualifies as one of the most important storylines right now when it comes to politics. Dreamers are being hunted down by Trump and painted as the enemy. While every group has bad seeds, many illegal immigrants are people just like Alba who came to the US to make a better life for themselves and for their future families. They had dreams that could only be realized in America and their diversity adds so much to our nation. Alba is an outstanding citizen, probably better than half of the people that were born here, so yeah, I'm proud to have her in my country.
Cheekiest Moment - Alba at the Sex Shop
Here are five words we never thought we'd ever say: Alba went to a sex shop! Alba was no doubt uncomfortable in the store as Jane tried to encourage her to buy a sex toy. Yes, it was a hilarious scene, but it was also refreshing to see the older generation embrace sex-positivity. Eventually, Alba came around the idea of self-love and embraced the sexuality that she was taught to be so ashamed of.
Most Improved Character - Rafael
Rafael has really learned a lot by spending some quality time with Villanueva women. For starters, he learned how important family is and strayed from the mentality that money equated happiness. When the season first started, he was so hellbent on getting his hotel back, he slept with a hotel heiress. Eventually, he embarked on a positive journey towards selflessness; he started putting other people first, he rented a small and dingy apartment, he got a job as a waiter at the Marbella, he prayed with his son even though he's an atheist, he refused to give up his sister to her lunatic lover for self-gain, and he befriended Abuela. And when he became a better version of himself, he became a better boyfriend to Jane. Let's hope nothing changes that!