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Chapter Fifty-Three
Air date 30 January 2017
31 January 2017
Written by Chantelle M. Wells
Directed by Gina Lamar
Chapter Fifty-Two
Chapter Fifty-Four
Chapter Fifty-Three is the 9th episode of Season 3 on CW dramedy Jane the Virgin.


PRESSURE – Jane (Gina Rodriguez) and Michael (Brett Dier) are both feeling the pressure - Jane with turning in the perfect novel and Michael with passing his upcoming test. Jane and Rafael (Justin Baldoni) become concerned over Mateo's development when they learn that other children his age are more advanced. Rogelio (Jaime Camil) invites everyone to the last day of filming for his telenovela, but he is not pleased with the ending. After watching Xo (Andrea Navedo) and Rogelio's interaction, Darci (guest star Justina Machado) begins to question her and Rogelio's potential relationship. Meanwhile, Rafael is upset when he learns what Petra (Yael Grobglas) is up to, but she explains that she is protecting him once again.


Gina Rodriguez as Jane Villanueva Cordero
Andrea Navedo as Xiomara Villanueva
Yael Grobglas as Petra Andel
Justin Baldoni as Rafael Solano
Ivonne Coll as Alba Villanueva
Brett Dier as Michael Cordero
Jaime Camil as Rogelio De La Vega
Aidan Tiago as Mateo Solano Villanueva
and Anthony Mendez as The Narrator

Recurring cast

Judy Reyes as Dina Milagro
Sofia Pernas as Catalina Maria Mora
Yael Grobglas as Anezka
Justina Machado as Darci Factor
Wes Armstrong as Scott Archuletta


  • The title, Jane The Virgin
  • Yael Grobglas appeared as Petra Andel and as Anezka.
  • Scott and Anezka marry!
  • Petra has PTSD from being paralysed and promises Rafael she will see a psychologist;Rafael and Petra make peace
  • Petra destroys the addendum to Emilio Solano's will.
  • Rafael asks Catalina to leave, as he doesn't find her completely trustworthy and has too much going on with Petra, the twins, Mateo, his parentage. Phew. A lot going on for Rafael.
  • The Narrator teases trouble ahead for Jane and Michael – twice
  • Catalina can't have children and intentionally kept Rafael at a distance
    • She and Jane part on friendly terms, although Jane's relieved to see her go



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