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Recap / Jane The Virgin - "Chapter Seventy-Two"

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Jane the...Bud-nipper

"You asked me if I'll be able to let go and I said yes. And I will, but it's going to be hard because it means letting go of something pretty big. The possibility of us, which has been there, for me, in the back of my mind, for a long time. And I just don't think I can let that go living here with you."

Mateo starts kindergarten as Jane and Rafael reevaluate their relationship. Xiomara and Rogelio attempt to talk through their issues. Petra hires a lawyer, Jane Ramos, to defend her through the investigation of Anezka's death.

Tropes in this episode:

  • Freudian Excuse: Exaggerated with Rogelio, who realizes that a lot of his issues come from Liliana's parenting and thus talks at length about his childhood traumas.
  • Has Two Mommies: Mateo's new friend from kindergarten, Elijah.
  • Test Kiss: Jane would like to kiss Rafael again to see if they're really compatible.
  • Portmanteau Couple Nameinvoked: Alba refers to Jane and Rafael as "Jafael."
  • Shipper on Deck: Jane and Alba discuss why Alba ships Jane and Rafael, which effectively boils down to the fact that Alba likes the idea that it's "fated".
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: Xiomara talks about how her father Mateo wasn't home much. He was working multiple jobs to support their family. It's why Rogelio decides to take a year off in order to look after his daughter.

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