Mothers don't always have to be strong

Chapter Twenty-Three
Air date October 12, 2015
Written by Jennie Snyder Urman
Directed by Brad Silberling
Narrator Anthony Mendez
Chapter Twenty-Two
Season 1
Chapter Twenty-Four
Chapter Twenty-Three is the premiere of Season 2 on CW dramedy Jane the Virgin and the 23rd episode overall.


FINDING MATEO – After Jane (Gina Rodriguez) discovers Mateo’s abduction, chaos ensues, especially when they all learn Sin Rostro is involved and demanding a ransom. Trying to help, Rogelio (Jaime Camil) tweets about Mateo’s kidnapping making the Villanueva family targets of the paparazzi. Despite everything that has happened, Jane must also focus on motherhood and turns to Xo (Andrea Navedo) and Alba (Ivonne Coll) for help, leaving Rafael (Justin Baldoni) feeling left out. Meanwhile, Petra (Yael Grobglas) is conflicted with what to do with Rafael’s remaining sperm sample.




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
Bridget Regan as Rose
Azie Tesfai as Nadine Hanson
Priscilla Barnes as Magda
Jenna Ortega as Young Jane
Wes Armstrong as Scott Archuletta

Guest starring

Vanessa Vander Pluym as Jordan
Veronica Merrell as Victoria
Vanessa Merrell as Valeria
Greg Collins as Armstrong
Leslie Simms as Sister Margaret
Willow Geer as Sister Theresa
Emily Baldoni as Mommy Circle mother
Robert Clendenin as Bar Patron
Nicole J. Butler as Gabrielle
Jamila Webb as Nora
Michael Hyland as Ben
Kelly King as Crystal


I trust him. Please
—Jane to Rafael about Michael
Okay, first of all she's not a psycopath – she's a sociopath
—Luisa to Jordan
Aw! He's a mensch too!
—The Narrator about Rafael
It's really over. And I don't want it to be
—Petra about Rafael
RafaelDo the police even do that, do they make trades
MichaelIt doesn't matter, this can't be official
―Recovering Mateo


  • The Villanuevas watched a telenovela called Los Milagros de Mariana when Jane was 11.
  • Xo tells Alba and Jane that she married Rogelio in Vegas.
  • Michael winds up the go-to-guy for helping men be a part of the Villanueva family unit, helping out both Rafael and Rogelio.
  • Jane and Rafael get Mateo back.
  • Jane invites Rafael to live at the Villanueva house for a few weeks so he can be around Mateo.
  • Rogelio's preferred abuelo name is: Papa.
  • #flove
  • Mateo was gone 142 minutes.
  • At 16, Mateo is nearly 2 hours late for his curfew.
  • Luisa's girlfriend, Jordan, breaks up with her.
  • The Villanuevas' neighbour Crystal makes her first on-screen appearance.
  • The lactation class is called Milky Mommy Nursing Circle.
  • Monks are chanting for Mateo – The Supposed Second Coming.
  • Petra inseminates herself with Rafael's sample.


  • The pin that Luisa took from Rose in Chapter Thirteen is a flash containing the names of all Sin Rostro associates.
  • Some crazy Swiss lady is after 'her' – guesstimation points to Jane, as the Swiss lady is looking at an article about Mateo's safe return.
  • Scott knows about Rafael's sample.


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