You seemed a little stuck in your own perspective
Professor Chavez to Jane

Chapter Thirty
Air date 14 December 2015
Written by Caroline Rivera
Paul Sciarrotta
Directed by Uta Briesewitz
Chapter Twenty-Nine
Chapter Thirty-One
Chapter Thirty is the 8th episode of Season 2 on CW dramedy Jane the Virgin. It is the mid-season finale.


STEPPING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE – Jane continues to be furious with Rafael over his lying to her and their animosity threatens to spill over into planning their respective time with Mateo. Meanwhile, the Detectives Cordero and Barnett inform Luisa of their suspicions that her mother is still alive, Rogelio has a new intern (unpaid assistant) and Petra is haunted by her mother's crime.


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

Recurring cast

Yara Martinez as Luisa Alver
Priscilla Barnes as Magda
Catherine Toribio as Teen Xiomara
Christopher Corbin as Ivan Rogachevsky
Dennis Mencia as Mateo Villanueva
Rosie Garcia as Young Alba
Adam Rodriguez as Jonathan Chavez
Megan Ketch as Susanna Barnett

Guest starring

Fabiana Udenio as Elena Di Nola
Jorge Diaz as J.D. Guzman


Stay out of this, Santa!
I know, sometimes... good people do bad things
—Rafael to Petra
Petra – Do you hate me?
Rafael – No. If anything, I think I finally understand you. Now, let's get your mother out of your life
—Rafael helping Petra


  • Alba gets her green card in this episode.
  • Mateo Villanueva made a Christmas angel ornament, that the Villanuevas put atop the tree every Christmas.
  • Magda gets Petra arrested for Ivan's murder.
  • Rogelio used to confide his feelings to Michael.
  • Jane realises that she may have been too stuck in her own viewpoint.
  • Rafael is still reeling from the murder of his father and the kidnapping of Mateo.
  • Rafael runs into his mother at the police station, marking the second time he's seen her.
  • Jane finally understands Rafael's concerns.
  • Michael mends the Christmas Angel.
  • Rogelio spends Christmas with the Villanuevas.
  • Luisa helps the police check whether her mother, Mia Alver, has assumed a fake identity


  • Luisa tells Rafael that she has been in touch with Rose for 6 months
  • Rogelio made up a fake scholarship to pay for Jane's grad school.
  • Jane finds out that Rafael donates monthly to a charity for domestic abuse victims
  • Rogelio is still angry with Xiomara for keeping Jane from him all those years
  • Professor Chavez reported Wesley to the Dean and subsequently got him kicked out.
  • Mia Alver, Luisa's mother, switched identity with a mute patient at the mental hospital.
  • Jane is still in love with Michael.


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