Chapter Sixteen
Air date 16 MARCH 2015
Written by Josh Remis
Carolina Rivera
Directed by Joanna Kerns
Narrator Anthony Mendez
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Sixteen is the 16th episode of CW dramedy Jane the Virgin.


ROAD BLOCKS — Jane is feeling distant from Rafael so she focuses on her writing instead, but is stuck with a case of writers block. When Jane runs into Michael he mentions a romance writing workshop, and she thinks she has found the solution. Petra has a solution to finding a musical performer for The Marbella's Calle Ocho celebration, but it forces Rafael to ask Rogelio for help. Rogelio is struggling with his new character as a detective, so he gets the brilliant idea to shadow Michael for real cop experience. Meanwhile, Xo has made a decision about her life with Rogelio which causes a rift between her and Alba.




Gina Rodriguez as Jane Villanueva
Andrea Navedo as Xiomara Villanueva
Yael Grobglas as Petra
Justin Baldoni as Rafael Solano
Ivonne Coll as Alba Villanueva
Brett Dier as Michael Cordero
and Jaime Camil as Rogelio De La Vega

Recurring cast

Azie Tesfai as Nadine Hanson
Alano Miller as Aaron Zazo

Guest starring

David Bisbal as David Bisbal
Kathleen Wilhoite as Wendy
Rachel DiPillo as Andie
and Jane Seymour as Amanda Elaine


Jenna Ortega as Young Jane
Arianna Ortiz as Fiona
Bella Popa as Shelly
Elaine Loh as Gretchen
Chris Aquilino as Beau
Christopher Amitrano as Tony Vaughn


Apparently, people aren't believing my performance as an interplanetary detective
—Rogelio's losing Twitter followers
This GIF is embarrassing me, because I take my craft very seriously, which you can see by my use of the word 'craft'
—Rogelio to Michael and Jane
Can we please stop talking about the proposal. Seriously, your father, now you. It didn't go well, you said no, I would like to stop reliving it and just — move on
—Rafael's anguish
Whoa. You're not gonna kill him or anything, right?
—Rafael to Petra
For me, it was all about family. And how badly I've wanted a family. And so, I—I tried to rush it. I tried to lock it down so that you wouldn't leave
—Rafael to Jane
I'm not gonna leave. That's the point — I'm here. We don't have to rush
—Jane assures Rafael


    • At 11, Jane fell in love with salsa dancers at Calle Ocho
  • Rogelio and Xo are moving in together
  • Xo told Alba a week ago
  • Michael delivers a flyer to Jane for a writers' workshop
  • The workshop is hosted by author Amanda Elaine, who wrote Love Under The Bridge, which won the 2007 romance novel of the year
  • Xiomara says that Alba hasn't dated in 25 years, indicating that Mateo died around 1990
  • Aaron Zazo gives Michael the chip that was in his mother's necklace
  • Rogelio helps Michael catch criminal Tony Vaughn
  • Michael meets his ex, Andie, at Calle Ocho, seeing her for the first time in 3 years. This alludes to their break-up being roughly six months before Michael and Jane met
  • Rafael proposed to Petra after they'd been together for 5 months.


  • Table read was on January 7, 2015.[1]
  • Filming started on January 8, 2015.


  • Rafael never looked for his mother after she left
  • Her name is revealed: Elena Di Nola


with you (instrumental) | DAN GAUTREAU & WOLFGANG BLACK
Jane tries to focus on the good
living on a prayer | BON JOVI
lunch time
esclavo de sus besos | DAVID BISBAL
let the light back in | MAGGIE ECKFORD


Notes and references

  1. Justin Baldoni Tweet (January 2015)

Episode Guide
PilotChapter TwoChapter ThreeChapter FourChapter FiveChapter Six
Chapter SevenChapter EightChapter NineChapter TenChapter Eleven
Chapter TwelveChapter ThirteenChapter FourteenChapter Fifteen
Chapter SixteenChapter SeventeenChapter EighteenChapter Nineteen
Chapter TwentyChapter Twenty-OneChapter Twenty-Two
Chapter Twenty-ThreeChapter Twenty-FourChapter Twenty-FiveChapter Twenty-Six
Chapter Twenty-SevenChapter Twenty-EightChapter Twenty-NineChapter Thirty
Chapter Thirty-OneChapter Thirty-TwoChapter Thirty-ThreeChapter Thirty-Four
Chapter Thirty-FiveChapter Thirty-SixChapter Thirty-SevenChapter Thirty-Eight
Chapter Thirty-NineChapter FortyChapter Forty-OneChapter Forty-Two
Chapter Forty-ThreeChapter Forty-Four
Chapter Forty-FiveChapter Forty-SixChapter Forty-SevenChapter Forty-Eight
Chapter Forty-NineChapter FiftyChapter Fifty-OneChapter Fifty-Two
Chapter Fifty-ThreeChapter Fifty-FourChapter Fifty-FiveChapter Fifty-Six
Chapter Fifty-SevenChapter Fifty-EightChapter Fifty-NineChapter Sixty
Chapter Sixty-OneChapter Sixty-TwoChapter Sixty-ThreeChapter Sixty-Four
Chapter Sixty-FiveChapter Sixty-SixChapter Sixty-SevenChapter Sixty-Eight
Chapter Sixty-NineChapter SeventyChapter Seventy-OneChapter Seventy-Two
Chapter Seventy-ThreeChapter Seventy-FourChapter Seventy-Five
Chapter Seventy-SixChapter Seventy-SevenChapter Seventy-Eight
Chapter Seventy-Nine • Chapter Eighty • Chapter Eighty-One

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