I'm not a second class citizen. But I'm not a second choice either
Petra to Rafael
Chapter Thirty-Five
Chapter Thirty Five (2)
Air date 29 February 2016
Written by Chantelle M. Wells
Directed by Melanie Mayron
Narrator Anthony Mendez
Chapter Thirty-Four
Chapter Thirty-Six
Chapter Thirty-Five is the 13th episode of Season 2 on CW dramedy Jane the Virgin and the 35th episode overall.


COUPLES – Jane (Gina Rodriguez) and Michael (Brett Dier) are back together - almost! Jane attempts to get Rafael (Justin Baldoni) and Michael to reconcile, but it doesn't go well. While Rafael is sulking over losing Jane, he is ignoring Petra (Yael Grobglas) and her pregnancy needs. Xo (Andrea Navedo) and Rogelio (Jaime Camil) have broken up over the baby issue, but they are still acting like a couple, something Jane sees as a problem. Rogelio hires a new assistant, Paola (guest star Ana De la Reguera), who appears too good to be true.


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

Yara Martinez as Luisa Alver
Diane Guerrero as Lina Santillan
Megan Ketch as Susanna Barnett

Guest starring

Brian Dare as Luca
Wes Armstrong as Scott Archuletta
Ana De la Reguera as Paola/Lola


And that's when he heard the scariest words of all:
—The Narrator
I've never met J.Lo
—Lola reveals her identity
I don't love anybody else
—Jane to Rafael about Michael


  • Luisa falls off the wagon due to Rose's death and Susanna tells Luisa to go back to rehab.
  • Jane starts working at The Marbella again.
  • Rafael tries to lick his wounds with Petra, but she rejects him saying she's not a second choice.
  • Michael offers to quit his job to make things with Rafael better
  • Rafael tells Jane he'll try to make it work with Michael in their lives.
  • Rafael tells Petra he missed the 24-7 baby care with Mateo because they didn't live together
  • Rogelio tells Jane he needs a break from her and that he feels she chooses Xo over him.
  • Rafael goes home with some random woman he meets at the Marbella bar.
  • A lot of similarities are drawn between Rogelio and Rafael.


  • Paola is really Lola, Rogelio's prison pen-pal in 2006



  • The Narrator says that Jane is 24 years, 8 months old, 17 days old which would make her 25th birthday around June 14th. However, in the flashback to June 12 (the anniversary of the death of Alba's husband, Mateo Villanueva), The Narrator states that Jane is 14 months old, making her birthday around April 12.[1] When Jane is married to Michael, The Narrator says she is 25 years, six months and 14 days old, again making her birthday in April 1991.[2] Therefore, April seems the most likely date of birth for Jane Gloriana Villanueva.
  • Likewise, Xiomara is said to be newly 18, making her birthday late May/early June 1974, meaning she's turning 42 this year.[1] However, Xo has just celebrated her 40th birthday on the show?[3] Much confusion.

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Chapter Twenty-Seven
  2. Chapter Forty-Six
  3. Chapter Thirty-Three