The last few moments of Jane the Virgin Season 4 Episode 2 ripped a storyline straight from Rogelio's telenovela, which saw the directors kill off one of the main characters (sorry Fabian!) following a disagreement.
If you watch Jane the Virgin online, you know the beloved narrator announces that the series will pull "the oldest trick in the book" and kill off one of a handful of listed characters.
Whose story is coming to an end? The characters in the "danger zone" range from those who we couldn't bear to part ways with to those who we wouldn't even shed a tear for.
Of course, the writers have to be very sensitive to the fans, many of whom are still trying to come to terms with Michael's sudden death.
With all that in mind, we've ranked the characters on our scale in order of 'least likely to die' to 'should have been killed off a long time ago' to 'holy crap, they're still alive?!'
Rafael Solano - Never Going to Happen
Like I mentioned, Jane just lost her husband not too long ago. The writers would have to be heartless in order to kill off her baby daddy and possible future love interest right after that. Not to mention Rafael is necessary to the success of the show; every storyline revolves around him and his family. In addition to being Mateo's father, he's also supporting Petra and their twin daughters. It's almost as crazy as saying they would kill of titular Jane from her own show -- never going to happen!
Abuela - God, Please No!
Alba is the voice of reason on the show; the rock that holds the family together. She has a say about everything and her opinion matters not only to Jane but to Rafael, Xo and Rogelio. She was almost killed off once when the evil Magda pushed her down the stairs in an attempt to shut her up and we will not let it happen again. Alba is a woman of God and we need all of these god's to protect her right now!
Petra - Least Likely to Happen
Petra has done her fair share of questionable and deplorable things but she's really redeemed herself from the woman we met in season one who was cheating on Raf and scheming up ways to steal his money. She's finally embracing a fresh start so it would be unfortunate to see her not get the chance to live it out. Unfortunately, her involvement with Anezka, and refusal to give up the hotel shares to Luisa, who desperately wants them, lands her in third place. Not to mention her mother Magda is back with revenge.
Luisa - It's Been a Longtime Coming
Luisa has always been the looney villain you just can't help but feel sorry for. But after impregnating Jane and developing a relationship with Rose, it seems her character has served its purpose. The writers try to find ways to include her in the series but truthfully, when she's not around, we forget about her. And her constant need to "save" and defend Rose has gotten a bit stale. Since she's a bit unstable, it's only a matter of time before she cracks as Raf's antagonist.
Anezka - Beautiful Sister, It's Time
Anezka being Petra's poor and evil "twin" was a welcome TV trope. She stirred up tons of trouble but her accent has run its course. Her team-up with Luisa could very well serve as her demise. Luisa may not be threatening, but she's in bed with the devil and Rose doesn't have mercy on anyone. The only way I can see Anezka being spared is if she forms a sisterly bond with Petra and serves as her ally. If not, the storyline needs to be put to rest. And Anezka's death would force Petra to deal with some complex emotions; she hated her sister but it was family after all.
Magda - She's Still Alive?!
I thought we were one and done with Magda forever until Anezka somehow broke her out of prison in an attempt to force Petra to give up her shares. Here's the thing, I hate Magda more than Petra hates her mother. She's always been the devil-wearing-an-eyepatch on Petra's shoulders encouraging drama. Petra is unable to get her "fresh" start unless Magda is finally finished torturing her. Magda is the character we care least about dying, which is good for us, but bad for the show. Would they really hype us up so early in the season if someone as forgettable as Magda was going to die? Or would they raise the stakes and hit us with another Michael-sized gut punch? What would you prefer?
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