Until the very last moment and even moments after that, Jane (Gina Rodriguez) still had to go through a couple of rough patches after consummating her marriage with the now fully recuperated Michael (Brett Dier) in “Jane the Virgin.”
While doing the deed is obviously the main hook of the whole series, the show was able to continue pushing the boundaries with a bit more tease just before the newlyweds finally hopped into bed. Following a series of intrusions from Rogelio (Jaime Camil), Xiomara (Andrea Navedo) and Alba (Ivonne Coll), they finally got it on in a sweet and subtle way.
Unfortunately, since “Jane the Virgin” has a penchant for everything dramatic given its telenovela inspiration, things did not go as planned with Jane revealing that she faked her orgasm so she and Michael can finish at the same time. From then on, a slew of unfortunate events unraveled with her trying and failing miserably in the seduction game she wanted to play, and accidentally sending an audio recording of her and Michael’s first time to her teacher. The professor felt a little awkward but given the innocence of the situation, she let it go even advising Jane that it is the sensual angle in her novels that hinders her from writing a good romance story. In the end, things got sorted out with Michael and Jane trying to do it again, and this time, she looked genuinely happier.
The title of the dramedy may no longer be entirely apt, but creator Jennie Snyder Urman shared that the core of Jane’s being is still basically the same.
“She has sex, but she’s still the same person,” the TV executive told The Hollywood Reporter. “She is a person with so many different identities and so many different things that make her character interesting. … Once we get rid of the Virgin thing, then we can just open it up to other things that define her which I hope the series has done.”
Next week for “Chapter Forty Eight,” following the consummation of their marriage, the Corderos embrace the wonders of blissful coupling as they host a housewarming party. Unfortunately, it becomes quite chaotic when they discover that they are being turned away from their new home for not paying rent. Elsewhere, Rogelio continues trying to break into the American television scene even tapping the help of Rafael (Justin Baldoni).
“Jane the Virgin” season 3 airs every Monday, 9 p.m. ET on The CW.