Jane the Virgin “Chapter Forty-Eight” Review (Season 3, Episode 4)

Chapter Forty-Eight

Things are a-changin’ on Jane the Virgin.

During the opening of the episode, we got to see how Xiomara and/or Jane, over the years, left home – first to move in with one of Xo’s boyfriends and later for Jane when she went off to college – only to come back a short time later, leading up to Jane leaving the nest for good now that she and Michael are married.

But even that move had to change because of budgetary reasons. And those budgetary reasons all lead back to Petra – the real Petra – not the fake Petra, who is actually her twin sister, Anezka, who has been masquerading as Petra.

This show is based on a telenovela after all, right?

It’s crazy to think that Anezka has been able to pull off this absurd con for so long without getting caught, but it would seem that someone has finally figured it out. Thank God for Jane and Anezka’s bad habit of squeaking – like a frightened mouse – when she is startled.

Hopefully this means that Jane and Rafael will finally start looking into what she is really doing and learn the truth. A farce like this one can only go on for so long.

Elsewhere, Xiomara found a job – working as a teller at a bank. Say what?! That is just an unrealistic job for her; and given that she quit a day after she started, it’s not wrong for me to state that. She really needs – for once – to follow her mother’s advice, thinking about what she really wants to do with her life, make a list and take her time finding just the right job for her.

After all her mother did just that. We learned not that long ago that Abuela works as a caregiver, and it was made clear that she’s not really happy with her current client Mrs. Cohen. So, what does Abuela do? She gets a job at the Mirabella’s gift shop where she loves to shop. Now if only Xo could find something that first her so perfectly.

Then there is the whole issue of Michael and Jane’s new house. As viewers know, Petra was actually fronting half of the rent for the house, but when Anezka made the switch between her and Petra, well, the money stopped coming in and the happy couple quickly learned the truth. It was hard watching them work out a budget in order to stay in their first home together – pinching pennies is never fun – and even worse to see them fighting over expenses.

Thankfully, in the long run, they were able to agree that they need to move into a smaller home – one that they can afford right now – and one day when their finances are in better shape, they can move into a home that they can afford on their own without help from anyone.

What did you think of last night’s episode? Are you looking forward to Rafael and Jane figuring out the truth about fake Petra? What kind of job do you think Xo will finally get or will she stick with singing and teaching dance? Did anyone else notice a little spark or two between Abuela and the gift shop manager? Please share your thoughts in our comments section below.

The next new episode of the third season of ‘Jane the Virgin’ will air on The CW on Monday, November 14 at 9/8c.