Season 2 of CW dramedy Jane the Virgin was announced on January 11, 2015. It premiered October 12, 2015 and its mid-season finale was on December 14. The show's winter premiere was on 25 January, 2016 and the season concluded on 16 May, 2016.
Following the startling cliffhanger to Season 1, Jane and Rafael must now deal with the kidnapping of their son and the repercussions it has in their lives. Additionally, both have to adjust to their new roles as parents.
Meanwhile, Rogelio and Xiomara get to explore the new status of their relationship, while Alba will focus on moving forward from the status quo of her 'illegal' status. And Jane, courted by both Rafael and Michael, will have to decide where her heart truly lies.
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.
MUSICIAN KESHA GUEST STARS – Jane (Gina Rodriguez) is finally in a rhythm with Mateo, but finds herself out of step with Rafael (Justin Baldoni) and Michael (Brett Dier) and the love triangle that is brewing between them. In order to not be sued for missing their Vegas arrangement, Xo (Andrea Navedo) and Rogelio (Jaime Camil) must perform on a cruise ship.
Petra (Yael Grobglas) and Rafael are suspicious of Lachlan (guest star Michael Rady) and his recent business proposal, but are soon faced with an even more shocking revelation. Meanwhile, Alba (Ivonne Coll) makes a very big decision that will impact her life.
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.
SECRETS REVEALED – As Jane (Gina Rodriguez) tries to juggle motherhood and school, she forgets to plan Lina’s (guest star Diana Guerrero) surprise 25th birthday party leading to friction between the best friends. Rafael (Justin Baldoni) tells Jane that he still wants a romantic relationship with her, but she is blindsided when he asks for joint custody.
Petra (Yael Grobglas) tries to enlist Michael’s (Brett Dier) help to keep Jane and Rafael apart. Rogelio’s (Jamie Camil) ex-wife, Luciana (guest star Kate del Castillo), is blackmailing him with secrets from years ago to get her role back on “The Passions of Santos.” Meanwhile, Michael gets a new partner and a possible lead in the Sin Rostro case.
POP STAR BRITNEY SPEARS GUEST STARS — Jane (Gina Rodriguez) thinks she is finally ready to make a decision about her love life. Alba (Ivonne Coll) has taken the proper steps to become a citizen, but Xo’s (Andrea Navedo) past might make it more difficult than anyone was expecting. Rogelio (Jaime Camil) learns that his nemesis, Britney Spears, is at the Marbella Hotel and he is determined to confront her about their past. Michael (Brett Dier) is so caught up in his ongoing feud with Rafael (Justin Baldoni) that he ends up in big trouble at work. Meanwhile, Petra (Yael Groblas) gets an offer from her ex Milos (guest star Max Bird-Ridnell) she just can’t refuse.
DETERMINATION – Jane (Gina Rodriguez) and Rafael (Justin Baldoni) begin estate planning for Mateo, but when Jane realizes that Mateo will inherit millions, she worries he will become spoiled. Jane is also finally starting graduate school, but her professor (guest star Adam Rodriguez) is not sympathetic to her situation.
Rogelio’s (Jaime Camil) famous show is ending, so he decides to create his own show, with Xo’s (Andrea Navedo) encouragement. Petra (Yael Grobglas) is shocked to learn what she is having and turns to Jane for advice and help in getting her mother out of prison. Meanwhile, after Michael’s (Brett Dier) issues at work, he has decided to go rogue and is even more determined to catch Sin Rostro.
MAKING THE EFFORT – Jane (Gina Rodriguez) and Rafael (Justin Baldoni) interview potential babysitters to help take some of the pressure off everyone, but Jane has specific and lengthy requirements. Jane attends her graduate school’s Christmas party in hopes of finding the perfect writing advisor, but things don’t go quite as planned.
Rogelio (Jaime Camil) is faced with a tough decision about the direction of his life. Petra (Yael Grobglas) wants a friendship with Jane, but her mother’s antics once again thwart those efforts. Meanwhile, Michael’s (Brett Dier) suspicions have turned out to be true and he thinks he has discovered a lead on a possible rival to Sin Rostro.
STEPPING OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE – Jane continues to be furious with Rafael over his lying to her and their animosity threatens to spill over into planning their respective time with Mateo. Meanwhile, the Detectives Cordero and Barnett inform Luisa of their suspicions that her mother is still alive, Rogelio has a new intern (unpaid assistant) and Petra is haunted by her mother's crime.
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. 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.
FAMILY TIES – In the middle of the night, Jane (Gina Rodriguez) gets a burst of creative energy and starts her thesis. Unfortunately, Mateo spills orange juice all over her computer causing it to crash and Jane loses all her hard work.
When Jane brings her computer to be fixed, she meets Dax (guest star Diego Boneta) and with the urging of her friend Lina (guest star Diane Guerrero), Jane considers dating again. Rogelio (Jaime Camil) decides to have his mother Liliana (guest star Rita Moreno) become his manager, but soon realizes that was not the best decision.
A PROPOSAL? – Jane's (Gina Rodriguez) crush on Professor Chavez (guest star Adam Rodriguez) is popping up in her dreams and she needs to evaluate her feelings towards him. Xo (Andrea Navedo) and Jane find Liliana's engagement ring and think that Rogelio (Jaime Camil) is going to propose. Rogelio IS planning to propose, but with a different ring, one that gets swallowed accidentally by Mateo! Michael (Brett Dier) comes to a realization about Rose and Mutter.
SHOULD SHE OR SHOULDN'T SHE? – Jane (Gina Rodriguez) is considering whether or not to take her relationship with Jonathan (guest star Adam Rodriguez) to the next level and turns to Xo (Andrea Navedo) for advice. Xo and Rogelio (Jaime Camil) have their own relationship issues to work out. Meanwhile, as a favor to Rafael (Justin Baldoni), Jane agrees to help Petra (Yael Grobglas) by throwing her a baby shower. Luisa (guest star Yara Martinez) is in a terrible car accident, but all is not as it seems. Michael (Brett Dier) comes to a realization he must share with Jane.
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, Paolo (guest star Ana De la Reguera), who appears too good to be true.
BABIES – Jane (Gina Rodriguez) and Michael (Brett Dier) are back together and Jane wishes she had never left Michael in the first place. Rafael (Justin Baldoni) appears to have regressed to his playboy ways and Petra (Yael Grobglas) is concerned about him.
But Petra is not aware that Rafael is helping Michael find Mutter's other son, Derek (guest star Mat Vairo). Rogelio's (Jaime Camil) new assistant, Paola (guest star Ana De la Reguera), is actually his stalker Lola. Finally, Petra gives birth to the twins.
NEW BEGINNINGS – Rafael (Justin Baldoni) and Petra (Yael Grobglas) are new parents but Petra is already back to work and appears to be not interested in motherhood. Xo (Andrea Navedo) has invited Alba's (Ivonne Coll) old flame Pablo (guest star Marcelo Tubert) to visit.
This does not sit well with Alba as she believes Pablo is cursed and will bring bad luck. Jane (Gina Rodriguez) is growing concerned that she can't get in touch with her father, Rogelio (Jaime Camil), who is being held captive by Lola (guest star Ana De la Reguera).
WEDDING PLANS – Jane (Gina Rodriguez) and Michael's (Brett Dier) wedding plans are side tracked when the Villanueva house is ruined by a flood. Jane is looking to have a small wedding, but Rogelio (Jaime Camil) wants nothing more than to throw Jane a big blow out wedding so he can invite all his celebrity friends including guest star Charo.
Jane and Michael are also looking for the perfect home to move into and when they find a place 45 minutes away, Rafael (Justin Baldoni) has an issue being that far from Mateo. Petra (Yael Grobglas) is still having trouble adjusting to motherhood.
THE BACHELOR & THE BACHELORETTE – Jane (Gina Rodriguez) has a specific idea of how she wants to celebrate her bachelorette party, but when Xo (Andrea Navedo) and Lina (guest star Diane Guerrero) get involved, nothing goes as planned. Michael wants to enjoy a night out with his friends, but things get awkward when his future father-in-law, Rogelio (Jaime Camil), tries to plan the perfect bachelor party.
Rafael (Justin Baldoni) is still trying to figure out what his half-brother Derek (guest star Mat Vairo) motives are and what he knows about their mother. Meanwhile, Petra (Yael Grobglas) gets the surprise of a lifetime.
THE AFTERMATH – With Jane (Gina Rodriguez) and Xo (Andrea Navedo) still dealing with the fallout from Jane's bachelorette party, Jane is now left with finding someone to watch Mateo. When Michael (Brett Dier) volunteers to help everything is perfect until Mateo does something for the first time in front of Rafael (Justin Baldoni), upsetting him.
Rogelio (Jaime Camil) gets in trouble with the network executives when he uses the crew for his own use, so he turns to his favorite writer Dina (guest star Judy Reyes) to help fix the problem. Meanwhile, someone is causing problems for Petra (Yael Grobglas) at the Marbella and in her personal life.
DIFFERENT ARRANGEMENTS – Jane (Gina Rodriguez) takes on additional shifts at the Marbella to make some extra money, but it starts cutting into her time with Mateo. Jane and Rafael (Justin Baldoni) agree that they need a formal custody agreement and decide to use a mediator to help make it more amicable.
Xo (Andrea Navedo) takes an acting role on Rogelio's (Jaime Camil) telenovela and they are both surprised with her performance. Michael (Brett Dier) gets called into his boss' office after a newspaper runs a story on him and Sin Rostro. Meanwhile, Petra (Yael Grobglas) confronts Rafael when she learns that the twins' trust fund is different from Jane's arrangement.
MOTHER'S DAY – The Villanueva women have a tradition for Mother's Day and Jane (Gina Rodriguez) is excited to get to participate in her first one as a mom. However, their plans are thwarted when Petra (Yael Grobglas) invites everyone to a brunch instead. Jane's TA position is put into jeopardy when a mysterious ad appears in the college newspaper.
Rogelio (Jaime Camil) is hurt when Dina (guest star Judy Reyes) doesn't invite him to her birthday party, so he asks Jane to help in an unusual way. Rafael (Justin Baldoni) finds himself in big trouble thanks to his half-brother. Meanwhile, Xo finds herself in a compromising position.
IT'S A PARTY – Jane (Gina Rodriguez) has made big plans to celebrate Mateo's first birthday, but things start to fall apart when she learns there might be an issue with her wedding venue. Rogelio (Jaime Camil) faces a challenge on set that could jeopardize Jane's big day. Jane is excited when Alba (Ivonne Coll) gives her a lead on a book publisher, but soon begins having doubts about her writing.
Jane and Petra (Yael Grobglas) try to help Rafael (Justin Baldoni) figure out his troubles, but they have differing opinions on how to handle the situation. Meanwhile, Michael (Brett Dier) is convinced that Derek (guest star Mat Vairo) is really in cahoots with Mutter (guest star Fabiana Udenio) and has a plan to prove it.