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  • In chapter 16, Rogelio takes his negative criticism over his intergalactic police role seriously, and opts to research it by following Michael. That's not the awesome part—it's when Michael is called off to stakeout a new suspect, dragging Rogelio along, and they very nearly lose him in a crowd while Rogelio is apparently flirting with his fangirls—until he sics them on the suspect, slowing him down so the cops can bring him in. The man never needed a gun.
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  • After Jane makes it clear to Rafael that she is choosing Michael, that she loves Michael, a dejected Rafael tries to get back together with Petra. She in turn makes it clear that she's not interested in Jane's leftovers.
    Petra: I'm not a second class citizen, Raf, but I'm not a second choice either.
  • The anagram gag "Rogelio de la Vega"="a revealed gigolo." Some fans are wondering if they actually had the joke set up from the beginning of the show.
  • Chapter 38, Petra standing up for Jane to Rafael, forcing him to see that he's being selfish by not allowing her and Michael to move into a home they both love, due to it being 40 minutes away.
    Petra: Are you freaking kidding me? After everything Jane's done, starting with having Mateo in the first place, after your sister knocked her up, and you can't tolerate a small commute to let her live in her dream house? Get over yourself Rafael, and find a way to make it work!
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  • Alba chewing out her lover Pablo after she learns he's been cheating on her.
  • Continuing with Petra's roll of awesome moments, in Chapter 41, Petra calls out Rafael for his condescending attitude towards her for her past mistakes, when he himself has his own issues he refuses to address.
    Rafael: You have changed, I know that, it's just a process.
    Petra: Yeah, yeah it is. And frankly, I think I've made more improvements than you!
    Rafael: Wait what?
    Petra: When you're up against it, you still lie, instead of just coming clean and facing the consequences. (genuinely) I hope you change that soon.
    • The Narrator even applauds her on this
    Narrator: Damn Petra!
  • Jane's Eureka Moment upon hearing Aneshka's distinctive surprised shriek, which lets her put together all the other clues she'd gotten throughout the episode to realize what's actually going on with Petra.
  • After three years of putting up with Chloe's crap, Jane quits with a glorious "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
    Jane: Wow, Chloe. You're a horrible person. And I tried to make excuses for you over the years. Like, maybe your parents didn't hug you, or maybe you grew up in a prison like Bane from that Batman movie. But I just think it comes down to who you are: a petty, mean-spirited bitch!
  • It may be just a misunderstanding, but you have to be impressed that Mateo's first reaction to someone apparently attacking his mother is to run up and punch him in the face. And mind you, he's all of three years old.
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  • The show follows the lead of fellow CW series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in providing a fully normalized depiction of Petra's bisexual awakening that fully portrays the orientation as just as valid as straight or gay.
  • The amazing subversion of the "Who shot JR?" reference everyone was sure the show would go for once a character with that nickname was introduced. Instead, it's "Who'd JR shoot?"
  • The Oner in the Season 5 premiere, with Gina Rodriguez directing her own complex single take acting showcase.
  • Petra's takedown of Milos in the same premiere. Also her one-liner to the man after he believed the only reason she didn't love her was because she was a lesbian due to her and JR.
    Petra: (while Milos is arrested) By the way, I'm bisexual. It's you.
  • Magda tries to extort Petra by handcuffing them together as Petra needs to get to her hard-fought reunion with JR. But rather than give her the money, Petra simply drags her mother along, and JR takes it completely in stride, brushing off all the past misdeeds Magda spills and ultimately cutting the handcuff chain with a fire ax.
  • Luisa tricks Rose into thinking that she swallowed a cyanide capsule. Rose freaks out until she figures out that it’s just a Tic-Tac. This gives Luisa the opportunity to push Rose through the door on the roof and send the villainous crime lord to her well-deserved demise.
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