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Season 3 of CW dramedy Jane the Virgin began airing October 17, 2016.[1]


Show creator Jennie Snyder Urman:

This next season will center around the idea of growing up — what it means, what it looks like, and what it costs. Also, we will find out who the father of Xo’s baby is and whether she will keep it. After having her own child, will Jane get a little brother or sister next?[2]

Season 3 also features a season-long arc featuring Jane’s adventures retracing her abuela Alba’s immigration journey—complete with ’70s-soundtrack-laden scenes and groovy fashions.[3] Plus guest appearances from none other than Gloria and Emilio Estefan!


Gina Rodriguez as Jane Villanueva Cordero
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 (up till Chapter Fifty-Four)
Jaime Camil as Rogelio De La Vega
Baby Adam as Mateo Solano Villanueva (up till Chapter Fifty-Four)
Absolute Monarchs as Mateo Solano Villanueva
and Anthony Mendez as The Narrator

Recurring cast

Yara Martinez as Luisa Alver, a former doctor and one half of 'the greatest love story ever told' (2/20)
Bridget Regan as Sin Rostro, former lawyer, criminal mastermind and other half of said love story (2/20)
Diane Guerrero as Lina, Jane's best friend, who works at The Marbella (3/20)
Priscilla Barnes as Magda, Petra and Anezka's scheming, criminal, incarcerated mother. (2/20)
Yael Grobglas as Anezka, Petra's evil twin sister (6/20)
Wes Armstrong as Scott Archuletta, Petra's assistant and lover of Anezka (6/20)
Sofia Pernas as Catalina Maria Mora, Jane's maternal second cousin (4/20)
Justina Machado as Darcy Factor, an all-business brassy, formidable and likes-to-be-in-control matchmaker whom Rogelio goes to see about finding a woman (6/20)[4]
Maya Kazan as TBA, Jane's new boss when she gets a job, who is Jane's contemporary

Guest starring

Ricardo Chavira as Bruce , Xo’s ex-boyfriend who dated her when he was married (2/20)
Molly Hagan as Patricia Cordero, Michael Cordero's mom (1/20)
Kelly Rutherford as Marlene, a high-profile publisher who hires Jane as her second assistant (1/20)
Elisabeth Röhm as Eileen, a soft-spoken guru (1/20)


  • Petra will get a new love interest[4]
  • Michael's new job will put a strain on his marriage[4]
  • This season will be the series emotionally toughest, showing really growing up.[5]
  • Season premiere:
  • Alba's family in Venezuela will feature![7]
  • Jane's love life will be complicated by an unexpected appearance of someone Jane knew before Michael.[5]
  • Jane no longer being a virgin will occur early in Season 3[6].
  • Season 3 was announced March 11, 2016.[8][9][10]


Season 3/Gallery



  Chapter Forty-Five October 17, 2016 301
Written By: Jennie Snyder Urman
Directed By: Gina Lamar
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.
  Chapter Forty-Six October 24, 2016 302
Written By: David S. Rosenthal & Paul Sciarrotta
Directed By: Brad Silberling
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.
  Chapter Forty-Seven October 31, 2016 303
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Written By: Carolina Rivera & Micah Schraft
Directed By: Eva Longoria Baston
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.
  Chapter Forty-Eight November 7, 2016 304
Chapter Forty-Eight 7
Written By: Sarah Goldfinger & Jessica O'Toole & Amy Rardin
Directed By: Melanie Mayron
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.
  Chapter Forty-Nine November 14, 2016 305
Written By: Paul Sciarrotta
Directed By: Anna Mastro
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.
  Chapter Fifty November 21, 2016 306
Written By: Valentia Garza & David S. Rosenthal
Directed By: Melanie Mayron
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.
  Chapter Fifty-One November 28, 2016 307
Written By: Sarah Goldfinger & Jessica O'Toole & Amy Rardin
Directed By: Gina Lamar
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.
  Chapter Fifty-Two January 23, 2017 308
Written By: Carolina Rivera & Micah Schraft
Directed By: Anna Mastro
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.
  Chapter Fifty-Three January 30, 2017 309
Written By: Chantelle M. Wells
Directed By: Gina Lamar
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.
  Chapter Fifty-Four February 6, 2017 310
Written By: Micah Schraft & Jennie Snyder Urman
Directed By: Melanie Mayron
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.
  Chapter Fifty-Five February 13, 2017 311
Written By: Paul Sciarrotta & Jennie Snyder Urman
Directed By: Brad Silberling
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.
  Chapter Fifty-Six February 20, 2017 312
Written By: Valentina Garza
Directed By: Matthew Diamond
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.
  Chapter Fifty-Seven February 27, 2017 313
Written By: Madeline Hendricks
Directed By: Zetna Fuentes
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.
  Chapter Fifty-Eight 20 March 2017 314
Written By: Merigan Mulhern
Directed By: Melanie Mayron
INSECURE – Jane (Gina Rodriguez) 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 (Yael Grobglas). With the help of Jane and Xo (Andrea Navedo), Alba (Ivonne Coll) tries to impress her crush, but it doesn't go as smoothly as planned. Rafael (Justin Baldoni) tries to be there for both Jane and Petra. Meanwhile, Rogelio (Jaime Camil) tries to slyly get information from Mateo about Xo and Bruce's (guest star Ricardo Chavira) relationship.
  Chapter Fifty-Nine 27 March 2017 315
  Chapter Sixty 24 April 2017 316
  Chapter Sixty-One 1 May 2017 317
  Chapter Sixty-Two 8 May 2017 318


  Chapter Sixty-Three 15 May 2017 319
  Chapter Sixty-Four 22 May 2017 320

Notes and references

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2

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