Season 4 of Jane the Virgin premiered on 13 October 2017 and is currently airing.[1]


It's been quite a year (or three) for Jane Villanueva. Although she got married, her husband Michael was shot on their wedding night! But luckily, he lived to tell the tale. And then, at long last... Jane had sex. That's right, friends, she's Jane The Virgin no more! And let me tell you, married life was everything she had hoped for... until the worst thing ever happened and Michael died from complications from his injury. I know. It was a heartbreaker. We pick our story up three years later and Jane's life is certainly not what she planned. First of all, she's a widow, like her Abuela. But she's also channeled that grief into a book about her love story with Michael... And guess what? It was being published! So that was good news! Oh, and also on the bright side - Jane's parents - Xo and Ro - finally found their way back to each other and got engaged.

And speaking of finding their way back to each other, Jane and Rafael are now the closest of friends. And it's a good thing, because remember their cute, snuggly son Mateo? Well, he's now quite the handful - to put it mildly. And to make matters worse - Rafael's other kids were frickin' angels. Yup, that's right, the twins he had with Petra were smart and well-behaved and pretty damn near perfect. Oh, and Petra was kicking butt professionally too. See, she'd transformed the sleek Marbella into a kids' hotel. And business was booming until everyone's (not) favorite employee Scott was found dead during the inaugural pirate treasure hunt! I know, OMG, right? And soon, Petra and her twin sister Anezka were both suspects! But you know who it actually was... ? Actually, I'm not going to spoil it, but trust me - it was straight out of a telenovela... which this is, after all.


Creator Jennie Snyder Urman on Season 4:

❝ When Jane sees Adam, you’re going to need to know what his backstory is, why she never thought she’d see him again, and why he was her first love. That’s going to take her on a real journey and obviously, there’s big history there. At the top of next season, Rafael’s lost all his money. He doesn’t have anything. His credit cards don’t work. And we have a villain rising in Luisa, whose heart is out for revenge. So everybody is grappling with their circumstances more than their romances. But it’s all going to play out in that first episode because we’ve already started working on it. ❞[2]


Gina Rodriguez as Jane Villanueva
Andrea Navedo as Xiomara De La Vega
Yael Grobglas as Petra
Justin Baldoni as Rafael Solano
Ivonne Coll as Alba Villanueva
Elias Janssen as Mateo Solano Villanueva
and Jaime Camil as Rogelio De La Vega

Special Guest Stars

Isabel Allende as Herself

Recurring cast

Yara Martinez as Luisa Alver[2]
Rafael's adoptive-sister, a former OBGYN/doctor and recovering alcoholic who owns The Marbella
Bridget Regan as Sin Rostro[3][4]
former lawyer and Solano socialite, who is really a criminal mastermind now finally imprisoned
Yael Grobglas as Anezka Archuletta
Petra's evil twin sister
Justina Machado as Darci Factor
a brassy and formidable matchmaker who is pregnant with Rogelio's daughter
Tyler Posey as Adam Alvaro[5]
Jane's first love, whom she thought she'd never see again[6]
Johnny Messner as Chuck Chesser[2]
Owner of the Fairwick Hotel and Petra's on-again off-again boyfriend
Diane Guerrero as Lina Santillan
Jane's childhood best friend, who lives in New York
Keller Wortham as Esteban Santiago
Darci’s current boyfriend and Rogelio‘s frenemy
Brett Dier as Michael Cordero
Jane's deceased husband
Alfonso DiLuca as Jorge
Alba boyfriend who's undocumented in the U.S
Francisco San Martin as Fabian Regalo del Cielo
Rogelio's ex co-star whom Jane’s frenemy

Guest starring

Alex Meneses as Katherine Cortes
Owner of the Cortes Hotel Conglomerate, who is a possible investor in Luisa and Petra’s hotel
Rosario Dawson as Jane Ramos
A lawyer hired by Petra after Anezka's accidental death
Brooke Shields as River Fields
A former supermodel and actor who becomes Rogelio's nemesis.


Jenna Ortega as Young Jane
Mia Allan as Anna
one of Petra's twin daughters
Ella Allan as Ellie
Petra's other twin daughter
Shelly Bhalla as Krishna Dhawan
Petra's assistant of five years


  • Joseph Sanders will not return as Mateo, due to being busy with school[7]
  • There is a new love triangle between Jane, Adam and Rafael[8]
  • Jane the Virgin new time slot is Fridays at 9:00pm [9]
  • Gina Rodriguez will be directing an episode this season [10]
  • The first table read took place Monday, 21 August 2017[11]
  • Season 4 was announced on 8 January, 2017, when the network renewed the series for a 4th season.[12]
  • This season consist only 17 episodes making this the shortest season.[13]
    • It was originally meant to be 21 episodes but was shortened. [14]


Season 4/Gallery


  Chapter Sixty-Five 13 OCTOBER 2017 401
WRITTEN BY Jennie Snyder Urman & Paul Sciarrotta
DIRECTED BY Brad Silberling
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
  Chapter Sixty-Six 20 OCTOBER 2017 402
WRITTEN BY Valentina Garza & Jessica O'Toole & Amy Rardin
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
  Chapter Sixty-Seven 27 OCTOBER 2017 403
WRITTEN BY Carolina Rivera & Micah Schraft
DIRECTED BY Fernando Sariñana
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
  Chapter Sixty-Eight 3 NOVEMBER 2017 404
WRITTEN BY Deirdre Shaw & Chantelle M. Wells
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
  Chapter Sixty-Nine 10 NOVEMBER 2017 405
WRITTEN BY Paul Sciarrotta
DIRECTED BY Stuart Gillard
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
  Chapter Seventy 17 NOVEMBER 2017 406
WRITTEN BY Carolina Rivera & Micah Schraft
DIRECTED BY Melanie Mayron
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
  Chapter Seventy-One 8 DECEMBER 2017 407
WRITTEN BY Valentina Garza & Deidre Shaw
DIRECTED BY Micah Schraft
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
  Chapter Seventy-Two 26 JANUARY 2018 408
WRITTEN BY Valentina Garza & Deidre Shaw
DIRECTED BY Melanie Mayron
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
  Chapter Seventy-Three 2 FEBRUARY 2018 409
WRITTEN BY Valentina Garza & Chantelle M. Wells
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
  Chapter Seventy-Four 9 FEBRUARY 2018 410
WRITTEN BY Micah Schraft & Paul Sciarrotta
DIRECTED BY Gina Rodriguez
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
  Chapter Seventy-Five 2 MARCH 2018 411
WRITTEN BY Merigan Mulhern
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
  Chapter Seventy-Six 9 MARCH 2018 412
WRITTEN BY Leah Longoria
DIRECTED BY Melanie Mayron
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
  Chapter Seventy-Seven 16 MARCH 2018 413
WRITTEN BY Deirdre Shaw & Chantelle M. Wells
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
  Chapter Seventy-Eight 414
WRITTEN BY Valentina Garza & Micah Schraft
DIRECTED BY Justin Baldoni
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.
  Chapter Seventy-Nine 415
  Chapter Eighty 416
  Chapter Eighty-One 417

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