Chapter Thirty-One
Air date 25 January 2016
Written by Emmylou Diaz
Jessica O'Toole
Amy Rardin
Directed by Uta Briesewitz
Chapter Thirty
Chapter Thirty-Two
Chapter Thirty-One is the 9th episode of Season 2 on CW dramedy Jane the Virgin. It is the winter premiere.


MOTHERS AND SONS – Jane struggles with sleep deprivation while trying to sleep train Mateo and her glam-ma Liliana visits with a surprising announcement, which affects Rogelio.[1] Petra's struggling with how to handle possible imprisonment for her mother's crime and is helped by Rafael, while Michael and Susanna get closer to uncovering the mystery of what happened to Luisa's mother.


Chapter Thirty-One at The A.V. Club


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
Brian Dare as Luca
Megan Ketch as Susanna Barnett
Fabiana Udenio as Elena Di Nola
Lillianna Valenzuela as Little Jane
Oliver Vaquer as Professor Blake

Guest starring

Rita Moreno as Liliana De La Vega
Castulo Guerra as Manuel De La Vega
Erinn Westbrook as Natalie Tanner
Chad James Buchanan as McBaskets
John Salley as John
Lee Reherman as Lee


I am a survivor, Petra. And I raised you to be one too
Methinks a plan is afoot
—The Narrator
Besides, she can't possibly be as bad as my mom
—Petra to Rafael on his mother
Which means you falsified evidence. I'm hoping murder charges will follow
—Petra to Magda
MagdaWrong choice
The NarratorIt should be noted that these words will come back to haunt Petra


  • Jane meets her paternal grandfather Manuel, for the first time
  • Michael has a girlfriend – Natalie Tanner.
  • Jane deletes Michael from her Facebook.
  • Rafael has told Petra about seeing his mother.
  • Petra gets her mother arrested for falsifying evidence.
  • The charges against Petra are dropped.
  • Rafael comforts her.
  • Luisa kisses Susanna
  • Petra encourages Rafael to talk to his mother again.


  • Rafael's mother is Mutter!!!!
  • Rose doesn't have the flash drive they exchanged for Mateo.
    • Mutter tells Rafael the above, so possibly she has fought/attacked Rose?
  • Liliana has known that Manuel is gay for 40 years.
  • Luisa's mother stayed hidden, living a solitary life and died in 2007.


  • While conversing with her grandmother, Liliana, the door behind Jane is closed. The camera shifts to Liliana then back to Jane and the door is open again. The scene ends with the door closed.




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