Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) is a driven young woman studying to become a teacher, nursing a dream to be a writer, and supporting herself with a job at a hot new Miami hotel. All of Jane's meticulous life plans are turned upside down, however, when she sees her doctor for a routine check-up and is accidentally artificially inseminated with a specimen meant for someone else. Now, Jane is faced with the most important decisions of her life - a life that has suddenly become as dramatic, complicated and unpredictable as the telenovelas she has always loved
Jane struggles to keep her unexpected pregnancy from taking over her life, but with her mom Xiomara pressuring her to sue the doctor who accidently inseminated her, and her constant run-ins with the baby's biological father, Rafael, life is anything but normal. To top it off, Michael's jealousy about Jane and Rafael's past leads him to make an unexpected alliance with Petra. Meanwhile, Jane's own father, Rogelio, is insisting on meeting his daughter, but Xiomara wants to keep the secret from Jane a little while longer.
Alba gets proactive about keeping Rogelio away from Jane because she doesn't like Xo's approach. Meanwhile, Jane contemplates making a big change in her relationship with Michael; and Jane continues to question Petra's maternal abilities.
Jane experiences guilt concerning her feelings for Rafael, and she admits this to Michael. Meanwhile, an unwelcome visitor from Petra and Rafael's past surfaces; and Rogelio asks Xo to allow him to be involved in Jane's wedding.
Jane moves in with Michael after she gets mad at Xo, but then she reconsiders her hasty actions. Meanwhile, Rogelio grows anxious when Jane plans to meet with him; and Rafael and Petra continue to have marital problems.
Jane bonds with Rogelio until she meets his stepdaughters, who aren't very nice to her. Meanwhile, Rogelio persuades Xo to hire his band; Petra gets her husband arrested; and Jane wrestles with how to proceed in her relationship with Michael.
A music producer contacts Xo about recording a demo, but Xo's unaware that Rogelio is behind this. Meanwhile, Jane and Rafael share surprising secrets with one another; Michael comes close to solving his case; and Petra won't make things easy for Rafael.
Xo meets her idol when she attends an awards show with Rogelio, Jane and Alba. Meanwhile, a secret of Petra's is uncovered by Jane and Rafael, leading them to worry about how she really feels regarding the baby.
A hurricane hits town, forcing Jane to stay at the Marbella. Meanwhile, Rogelio comforts Xo when he learns about Alba's condition; Rafael gets his old job back and must make a tough call regarding staff layoffs; and Michael tries to assist Alba quietly.
Jane is torn when she is offered a permanent position at the Catholic high school, even as Rogelio offers her a writing internship at his telenovela. Alba tells Xo to keep the promise she made about Rogelio. Meanwhile, Michael goes against his boss's orders when his suspicions grow that Rafael is involved with Sin Rostro
Jane gets a big break in her career, but it all seems too good to be true, especially when it involves Rogelio. Rafael is stressed about Sin Rostro's connection to the hotel and begins to fear for his family's safety. Meanwhile, Petra's past is quickly catching up with her and she is disheartened when she learns the truth about someone very close to her
Jane and Rafael are eager to know the baby's gender. Though, they experience medical problems, and Jane may miss her graduation. Meanwhile, Alba keeps quiet about something she is humiliated to talk about to her daughter, Xo. Elsewhere, Michael believes he has found out who Sin Rostro is, but he must capture him before he flees.
Michael attempts to convince Jane that Rafael is involved with hiding his father's involvement, which he succeeds as Jane questions her baby's father. Xo and Rogelio are at odds when they are forced to speak with each other. Petra discovers a new way to make Rafael's life more miserable. Meanwhile, Jane questions her future with Rafael when her friends throw her a baby shower.
Jane and Rafael receive exciting news about their baby's health. They resume the topic of moving in together and Rafael surprises Jane. Alba gives bad advice to Jane and Xo. Meanwhile, Petra makes an ally with Rafael when Lachlan attempts to blackmail her to resign her co-owership of the hotel. Also, Michael informs Jane about her favorite author visiting the Marbella.
Jane is feeling distant from Rafael so she focuses on her writing instead, but is stuck with a case of writers block. When Jane runs into Michael he mentions a romance writing workshop, and she thinks she has found the solution. Petra has a solution to finding a musical performer for the Marbella's Calle Ocho celebration, but it forces Rafael to ask Rogelio for help. Rogelio is struggling with his new character as a detective, so he gets the brilliant idea to shadow Michael for real cop experience. Meanwhile, Xo has made a decision about her life with Rogelio which causes a rift between her and Alba
When a crisis with the hotel overwhelms Rafael, Jane becomes concerned that he might not be as hands-on in fatherhood as she expected. Alba is having a difficult time with Xo's living situation which causes a strain between them. Michael helps Rogelio with his relationship with Xo, and in return Rogelio helps Michael come to a realization about Jane. Meanwhile, Petra discovers a big secret that leaves her unsettled
Jane unintentionally ruins Rafael's chances of getting the hotel's liquor license back, but her attempt to help fix it means missing the Villanueva's Easter festivities. Rafael gets information about his birth mother from the private detective he has hired, but doesn't like what he hears. Rogelio's mother, Liliana, comes for a visit but she and Xo do not have the best history. Alba takes a big step in the romance arena, but is shocked when she learns what Edward (guest star Cheech Marin) does for a living. Meanwhile, Petra becomes more convinced about the secret she thinks she has stumbled upon and enlists Michael's help to get confirmation
Jane is desperate to fix things with Rafael and suggests working on a way to help them move past their problems. Xo has been keeping a secret from Rogelio, but when she finally comes clean to him, Rogelio's reaction surprises her. Alba has a flashback of who pushed her down the stairs. Still dealing with the Sin Rostro aftermath, Michael makes an upsetting discovery about who was involved all along. Meanwhile, Petra finds herself in a dire situation leaving her to save herself
Jane is determined to do what's best for the baby, especially after she and Rafael learn that the baby is breech. Xo continues to try to apologize to Rogelio, but faces an uphill battle. Rogelio is offered a big career opportunity that could bring him back to his glory days. Meanwhile, Alba shares what happened the night of her accident and Jane turns to Michael for help in catching Petra in a lie
Jane tells Rafael about her decision to sue him for sole custody of the baby. Petra, after causing tension between her and Jane, tries to fix the issue after Rafael confides in Petra about Jane's decision. Meanwhile, Jane attends her five-year high school reunion, but she confesses that she did not expect what her life would do at the moment. Xo and Rogelio rehearse for their show, but Xo remains confused as why Rogelio is acting odd. Elsewhere, Jane agrees to attend Michael's police force commendation, but sets a few ground rules.
After having false labor, Jane insists that Xo and Rogelio go to Las Vegas to perform their show, but once they are gone the labor turns very real. Xo does everything she can to get back to help Jane, but ends up making Rogelio feel like he's not part of the family. The truth about Michael and Rafael's feelings for each other, and Jane, are put aside to help make Jane's labor easier. With the good news on the birth of Jane's baby, Alba is excited to tell her special friend. Meanwhile, Petra learns some very important information that concerns Rafael, leaving her to decide if she should tell him
In the second-season opener, Jane learns of Mateo's kidnapping and Sin Rostro demands a ransom. Meanwhile, Rafael feels isolated when Jane seeks parenting advice from Xo and Alba; and Petra is unsure about what to do with Rafael's last sperm sample.
Jane bonds with Mateo, but encounters tension with Rafael and Michael. Meanwhile, Xo and Rogelio perform on a cruise ship to avoid a lawsuit; Petra and Rafael grow suspicious of Lachlan; and Alba makes a huge decision.
Jane and Rafael try to plan Mateo's baptism. Meanwhile, Petra's news still has Rafael bewildered; Jane must make a tough decision about attending a graduate program; Xo helps Rogelio face his past; and Rogelio gives Michael advice about Jane.
Rafael shocks Jane when he asks for joint custody. Meanwhile, Jane forgets to plan Lina's birthday because she's struggling to balance everything in her life; Rogelio's ex-wife blackmails him in order to get a role; and Michael is assigned a new partner.
Xo's past hurts Alba, who's preparing to become a citizen. Meanwhile, Rogelio wants to confront his adversary, Britney Spears, who's staying at the Marbella Hotel; Michael's feud with Rafael lands him in hot water at work; and Milos makes Petra a tempting offer.
Jane faces an unsympathetic professor as she begins graduate school. Meanwhile, Jane fears Mateo will become spoiled after she works on his estate planning with Rafael; Rogelio attempts to create his own show; and Petra seeks guidance from Jane.
Babysitters are interviewed by Jane and Rafael, but Jane's high expectations are hard to meet. Meanwhile, Rogelio comes to a crossroads in his life; Jane searches for a writing adviser at a Christmas party; and Petra's plan to befriend Jane backfires.
Mateo celebrates Christmas for the first time, but his parents are at odds concerning the holiday. Meanwhile, Jane encounters a problem with her scholarship; Rogelio distrusts his new intern; and Michael has a theory about Luisa's mother.
Jane starts a new job as a teaching assistant in a class full of athletes. Meanwhile, Rogelio's mother visits him and shares a long-held secret; Jane struggles with sleep training Mateo; Petra confesses all to Rafael; and Michael makes some discoveries.
Jane's thesis work gets lost when Mateo has a mishap with her computer, but this setback allows her to meet charming computer guru Dax. Elsewhere, Rogelio hires his mother as his manager; and Rafael divulges important into about Mutter to Michael.
Rogelio plans to propose to Xo, but Mateo swallows the ring he was going to use. Meanwhile, Jane dreams about Prof. Chavez, leading her to wonder how she truly feels about him; and Michael has a realization regarding Rose and Mutter.
Jane seeks advice from Xo as she considers taking her relationship with Jonathan to the next level. Meanwhile, Luisa gets into a car accident; Jane throws a baby shower for Petra as a favor to Rafael; and Michael has something to share with Jane.
Jane plays peacemaker with Michael and Rafael, but their interaction is far from harmonious. Meanwhile, Rafael neglects a pregnant Petra; Xo and Rogelio behave like a couple, despite being broken up; and Rogelio hires a seemingly perfect new assistant.
Petra worries about Rafael and his seemingly bad behavior, but she's unaware he's assisting Michael in locating Mutter's other son. Meanwhile, Jane relishes reuniting with Michael; Rogelio's assistant has a secret identity; and Petra goes into labor.
Petra returns to work and appears aloof about motherhood. Meanwhile, Xo reaches out to an old beau of Alba's, but this displeases Alba because she believes the man is cursed; and Jane worries when she can't contact Rogelio, who's been kidnapped by Lola.
A flood hits Jane's home, disrupting her wedding plans with Michael. Meanwhile, Jane and her dad clash over how big a wedding she should have; Rafael objects to Jane moving 45 minutes away with Mateo; and Petra continues to struggle with motherhood.
Jane's bachelorette party doesn't go as she envisioned thanks to input from Xo and Lina. Meanwhile, Rogelio's plans for Michael's bachelor party disrupt Michael's evening with his friends; and Rafael attempts to unearth Derek's true motives.
Jane and Xo face the outcome of the bachelorette party. Meanwhile, Michael babysits Mateo; Rafael grows upset when he witnesses Mateo do something for the first time; Rogelio lands in hot water at work; and a troublemaker is after Petra.
Jane works extra shifts to make more money, but she misses Mateo. Meanwhile, Jane and Rafael hire a mediator to help them with custody arrangements; Xo gets cast on Rogelio's telenovela; and a newspaper runs a story on Michael's link to Sin Rostro.
Petra hosts a brunch for Mother's Day, altering the Villanueva ladies' usual holiday tradition. Meanwhile, Jane's TA position becomes endangered; Rogelio feels left out of Dina's birthday celebration; and Rafael's half brother lands him in hot water.
Jane plans a big party for Mateo's first birthday, but she gets bad news about her wedding venue. Meanwhile, Michael thinks that Derek and Mutter are secret cohorts; and Jane second guesses her writing skills just as Alba gets a lead on a book publisher.
In the second-season finale, Jane's wedding plans become chaotic after the date is moved up. Meanwhile, Jane's displeased with her thesis; Rafael is torn about his feelings for Jane; Anezka's rushed to the hospital; and Xo receives unexpected news.
In the third-season opener, Jane learns that Michael was shot. Meanwhile, Rafael safeguards Mateo; Anezka poses as Petra, but others grow begin to grow suspicious; and Rogelio requests Xo's help as he tries to keep things quiet in the press for Jane.
A clash over preschools tests Jane's ability to co-parent with Rafael. Meanwhile, Xo is terrified that Alba will unearth her secret; Rogelio prepares to cross over to American television; and Anezka's sleuthing leads her to strike up an unlikely romance.
Jane proceeds with her thesis, incorporating Alba's sister, much to Alba's chagrin. Meanwhile, Rogelio tries to get the CW to pick up "The Passions of Santos"; Xo considers abandoning her singing dream; and Luisa faces a difficult decision.
Jane's housewarming party goes awry thanks to an eviction notice. Meanwhile, Rogelio seeks Rafael's assistance as he keeps trying to find success on American TV; Xo selects a new career; and Petra shocks Rafael with her plans for her shares of the hotel.
Jane reads Alba's letters from her estranged sister, but only after agreeing to Alba's conditions. Meanwhile, Rafael begins to notice that Petra is acting strangely; and Michael and Rafael attempt to be friends, but they get off to a rocky start.
Jane's cousin visits her unexpectedly and causes Jane to reflect on her own life. Meanwhile, Xo finds a spot for her dance studio; Rogelio wrestles with telling Xo how he feels about her; and Petra turns to Rafael when she learns she's being sued.
Jane brings Mateo to church, despite Rafael's objections. Meanwhile, Rafael recalls an old memory involving his mom, and it could benefit the Mutter case; Rogelio consults with a matchmaker; and Jane's cousin begins to overstay her welcome.
Jane keeps meddling in others' relationships. Meanwhile, Michael turns to Jane for help with a big decision; Rogelio and his matchmaker come to an unusual agreement; and Petra is determined to find out if Rafael is being disloyal to her.
Mateo falls behind other kids his age, so Jane and Rafael grow concerned about his development. Meanwhile, Jane is nervous about submitting her novel; Michael stresses out about his test; and Darci's uncertain about a potential relationship with Rogelio.
Jane recreates her first date with Michael in an attempt to relieve their mounting stress. Meanwhile, Rogelio throws a tantrum on the red carpet, and it goes viral; Rafael strives hard set a good example; and Bruce's daughter lands in trouble.
Jane finds work disappointing at first, but then she hears about a showcase for emerging writers. Meanwhile, Petra rebrands the Marbella; Rogelio's relationship with Xo becomes strained; and Jane and Rafael seek solutions for Mateo's behavioral issues.
Jane is offered a book deal and considers quitting her job. Meanwhile, a grisly discovery causes problems for the Marbella; Xo and Rogelio try to repair their friendship; Jane wants to find the source of her panic attacks; and the hotel lounge needs a manager.
Jane missteps at Mateo's school, so Petra suggests she redeem herself at a school fund-raiser. Meanwhile, Jane has her first meeting with her editor; Rafael is unsure about moving in with his girlfriend; and Rogelio is sued for quitting his reality show.
Jane feels guilty that she isn't around for Mateo as much as she would like, so she decides to run for Room Mom against none other than perfect mom, Petra. With the help of Jane and Xo, Alba tries to impress her crush, but it doesn't go as smoothly as planned. Rafael tries to be there for both Jane and Petra. Meanwhile, Rogelio tries to slyly get information from Mateo about Xo and Bruce's relationship
Jane is finally ready to get back in the dating game so she enlists the help of Rafael and Petra, but it seems they have their own issues to work on. Alba takes Xo and Jane's advice about being an independent woman when it comes to Jorge (guest star Alfonso DiLuca). Petra finds out that Chuck has been talking to the police, which could put her in hot water. Meanwhile, Rogelio is trying to settle his lawsuit in a hurry so he can start his new telenovela, but it isn't going as smoothly as he hoped
Jane is finally a published author but she's reluctant to talk about her past to help sell her book. Rogelio is intimidated by his new younger male co-star and begins to wonder if the newbie is trying to sabotage him. Luisa and her girlfriend Eileen are back in town to visit Rafael, but Rafael isn't taking any chances when it comes to safety. Meanwhile, Petra must convince Anezka to come back to Miami to answer some questions the police have for her
Jane is ready for some casual dating and is pleasantly surprised when her date actually helps her fix things with Lina. Petra follows a lead with the help of Chuck that could help her sister's case. Rafael takes Jane's advice and tries to come clean with Petra. Rogelio is angry with Xo when she blows him off, but is shocked when he learns the reason why. Meanwhile, Alba is appalled by a comment a customer makes in the gift shop and decides to take a political stance
Jane has to learn how to handle her new love life, especially when the guy she is dating introduces her to his grandmother. Petra learns some interesting information about Chuck. Xo and Rogelio are eager to share their news with Jane, but want to try to take her feelings into consideration. Meanwhile, when Mateo starts asking questions, Jane and Rafael are forced to sit down with him and explain how their family came to be
Jane and Fabian are not on the same page when it comes to their relationship, which makes it hard for Jane to ask him for a favor. Petra and Rafael both turn to Jane for advice, but Jane is determined not to get involved. Meanwhile, Jane volunteers to help Xo and Rogelio, but might have bitten off more than she can chew
Jane struggles to find the right words for Rogelio and Xo's ceremony, when she learns about a mysterious letter that Michael wrote before their wedding. Rogelio and Xo are excited for their big day, but Rogelio gets some shocking news that could put things on hold. Once again Rafael is upset with Luisa and asks her to leave, but Luisa has a plan of her own. Meanwhile, Petra is skeptical about Jane's feelings for Rafael, which leads her to make a rash decision
When Jane is reunited with her first love, Adam, she is shocked but happy to see him, however Xo and Alba are less thrilled that he is back. After Rafael loses ownership of the hotel to his sister, he finds himself at Jane's house, broke and homeless. Jane and Rafael learn that Petra has been found and they rush to her aide, but Anezka is nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Xo and Rogelio wedded bliss is interrupted when they confront the realization that Darci is having Rogelio's baby and she wants full custody
Jane's burgeoning relationship with Adam helps bring out her fun side and reminds her that she isn't just a mom. However, when Adam gets a job opportunity, he asks for Jane's opinion on if he should stay or go. Rogelio is facing issues with his co-star at work and things are about to get even worse for him. Xo is helping to take care of Darci to prove that Rogelio is committed to being a father to the baby. Meanwhile, Petra and Rafael are working together to try and buy back the hotel, but are running into trouble, causing tension between them
Jane and Adam's relationship seems to be moving at hyper-speed, and Jane thinks that it might be time for him to meet Mateo, but Rafael is not happy with this idea. As the arrival of baby De LaVega Factor approaches, Rogelio's jealously of Darci's new boyfriend increases as well. Trying to be supportive, Xo encourages Rogelio to step up and be the father he was meant to be. Meanwhile, Rafael is determined to get his hotel and life back and will do whatever he has to do to make it happen
When Jane learns that Rafael introduced Mateo to his new girlfriend, Katherine, without her consent she gets angry since she thinks Katherine has a negative influence on both Rafael and Mateo. Jane turns to Petra for help with the situation with Rafael, but Petra makes Jane an offer she can't refuse. Now that the baby is born, Rogelio and Darci struggle to choose a name for the baby they both agree on. Meanwhile, Xo is focused on growing the dance studio and decides to go into business with an unlikely foe
When Adam reveals his dating past to Jane, the information puts a strain on their relationship. Lina seeks Jane's advice about whether she should get married and begs Jane to give her honest opinion about her fiancé. Petra hears some important information that could help Rafael get the hotel back, but Rafael is more concerned about his sister's well-being. Meanwhile, Xo asks Rogelio to consider having a medical procedure done, but Rogelio is very hesitant
Jane's book is finally being released but her plans to have a party at the local bookshop where she was inspired to be a writer hit a snag. Always wanting to help Jane, Rogelio devises a plan to save the day, but one of his archrivals threatens to ruin the day. Rafael finds a job, but it is not exactly what he was hoping for. Meanwhile, Petra has come up with an interesting strategy to get the Marbella back, but Rafael wants nothing to do with it
Jane is excited for her first book tour and brings Xo along for fun, but Alba decides last minute that she is going as well. Things take an unexpected turn at their first stop which makes all three ponder what they should do. Rafael and Rogelio's attempts to take care of Mateo while Jane is away hits a bump, but ultimately might have made things better between them. Meanwhile, Petra thinks she has finally gotten a handle on the hotel, until a new problem arises
After Jane and Rafael decide to send Mateo to a new school, they become guilt-ridden when they are forced to lie to get him in. After Xo convinces Rogelio to attend therapy they both are surprised by their emotions. Meanwhile, Petra finds herself in big trouble with no one to turn to for help, not even Rafael
When Jane and Rafael realize that the uncertain state of their relationship is stressing out Mateo, they decide that they need to make a decision. Petra is on the outs with Jane and Rafael after the Luisa fiasco so she tries to figure out a way to get back into their good graces. Meanwhile, Rogelio and Xo are both contemplating their career choices. Alba tells Jorge why she turned down his proposal
Jane and Rafael try to be friends which works great until Jane goes on a date. Petra and Jane's new partnership is off to a rocky start, but they both know they have to find a way to work together somehow. Rogelio is convinced he has Male Post-Partum Depression, which puts him at odds with with celebrity Post-Partum Advocate River Fields. Meanwhile, Alba finally tells Jane why she turned down the marriage proposal, leaving Jane to help Alba in the romance department
Jane is ready to move on from the Marbella and pursue writing full time, but an unexpected development forces her to consider returning to her teaching roots. When Jane applies for a job as an adjunct professor, she finds herself seeing her former professor, Jonathan Chavez, in a different light. Rafael thinks he has found a way to get back in the real estate game and looks to Jane for support. Meanwhile, Rogelio courts Eva Longoria to star in the American remake of the Passions of Santos
Jane's fixation on a negative review has left her with writer's block, so Rogelio suggests she take a class to help. With the encouragement of Jane, Rafael is ready to dig into his past. Rogelio is trying to make things less about him and more about Xo, but he grows suspicious when he learns she is keeping a secret from him. Meanwhile, Petra tests the loyalty of her lawyer
When Jane, Rogelio and Alba learn what is going on with Xo, they all try to comfort her, but Xo insists they let her live her life. Rogelio finally gets River Fields to agree to meet with him, but he learns that River has another plan in mind. Rafael is on a mission to find his sister who may have the information he has been looking for. Meanwhile, Jane is upset with Petra after her girls spill a secret to Mateo
Xo struggles to make an important decision and looks to Jane for guidance leaving Rogelio feeling like an outsider. Alba is frustrated with Rogelio when it seems he is once again making his career a priority over Xo. Meanwhile, Petra turns to Rafael for advice on her love life.
After Jane, Rafael, Petra and JR all go out together, Jane is bothered to learn that JR doesn't like her. Jane and Rafael brush off a big relationship moment, but they both try to make up for it in different ways. Rogelio is nervous to tell Darci that he is no longer able to be a "Danny" so he uses Xo as a scapegoat landing him in hot water with both Xo and Darci. Meanwhile, Jane helps Alba secretly prepare for the biggest test in her life
Jane and Rafael find themselves in a not ideal living situation in order to save money. When Rafael sees Alba try to punish Mateo, an unexpected rift is formed. Xo tries to stay positive during treatment and even makes a new friend, but things get a little too real for her and Rogelio. River and Rogelio once again are at odds over their ideas for the show, but an unlikely person helps River see the show in a different light. Meanwhile, Petra feels unsupported by JR when she questions what really happened the night Anezka died
Jane believes she and Rafael are in a good place until she realizes he is keeping a secret from her. Alba's big day has finally arrived, and Jane, Xo and Rogelio are ready to celebrate but Alba has other plans. Petra and JR make a decision about their future that neither of them saw coming. Meanwhile, River spends the week with Rogelio in order to help them be believable as a married couple, but she soon starts to take her role too seriously.