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You're about to let motherhood hijack your goals
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Chapter Twenty-Five
25villanuevas
season
2
episode
3
INFO
Air date October 26, 2015
Written by Corinne Brinkerhoff
Directed by Robert Luketic
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Chapter Twenty-Five is 3rd episode of Season 2 on CW dramedy Jane the Virgin and the 25th episode overall.

Synopsis

BIG DECISIONS – When a slot opens up in the graduate program that Jane (Gina Rodriguez) has been waiting for, she is faced with her first big motherhood dilemma – leaving Mateo sooner than expected. Rafael (Justin Baldoni) is still reeling from Petra’s (Yael Grobglas) news as he tries to help plan Mateo’s baptism with Jane.

Xo (Andrea Navedo) helps Rogelio (Jaime Camil) confront his past even though it makes Xo uncomfortable. Meanwhile, Michael (Brett Dier) takes some advice from Rogelio about how to handle Jane, but it is easier said than done for him.

Plot

SPOILERS AHEAD
http://www.ew.com/recap/jane-the-virgin-season-2-episode-3

Starring

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
Diane Guerrero as Lina Santillan
Priscilla Barnes as Magda
Judy Reyes as Dina Milagro
Kate del Castillo as Luciana Leon
Catherine Toribio as Teen Xiomara
Dennis Mencia as Mateo Villanueva
Rosie Garcia as Young Alba

Guest starring

Fernando Luis Vega as 19-Year-Old Mateo
Christopher Caroll as Gustav
Helen Wilson as Clothilde

Quotes

I wanted you out of my life so I could move forward with Jane
—Rafael to Petra
Emma Stone! I heard she can play any race!
—Rogelio to Dina
You can't even stand to hear her name
– Xo to Rogelio about Luciana
Xiomara – You're a different person, you're not nearly as insecure
Rogelio – Really?
Petra got herself pregnant with Rafael's sperm. I'd be more shocked, but we did that story on Santos
—Rogelio tells Michael
There's no right choice, because we're all different
– Mommy Group leader about parental life choices
Remember, she can't hurt you anymore. This is the last part of letting go
– Xo to Ro
Maybe you get it from her, Janey. The whole writing thing
– Xo about Abuela's beautiful Christening letter
You always bail when you feel threatened. Work through it!
– Alba to Xo

Trivia

  • FLASHBACKS
    • This episode marks the first appearance of Jane's grandfather, Mateo Villanueva.
    • This is the first time we see a flashback of a young Alba.
    • Xiomara and Jane's baptisms are both shown.
  • Alba gives Xo a little baptism, to break her pattern of not working through things.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Rogelio's first wife, who broke his heart – telenovela actress Luciana Leon.
  • Luisa's kidnappers speak German.
  • It's telenovela shark week aka. 'Make Love Week'
  • Jane gets into grad school.
  • Luciana is a horder and loves bunnies.
  • Rogelio has a purple feelings journal.
  • Rose is a confirmed sociopath.
  • Jane may have inherited her writing talent from Alba.
  • Alba wrote a letter to Xiomara for her baptism. It has become their family tradition.
  • Jane reads Alba's letter at Mateo's, as Xiomara read it at Jane's.

'Secrets'

  • Jane is told that Petra is pregnant, and tells her family.
  • Rogelio tells Michael about Petra's pregnancy
  • Rose's real name may be Denise.
  • Rose brought great suffering upon a Swiss village.
  • Michael is given the name Heidi Von Ocher.

Music

Chapter Twenty-Five at tunefind

Photos

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