[This post contains spoilers about season 5 of Jane the Virgin.]
After five seasons, Jane the Virgin has officially come to an end. It's been an absolute roller coaster, which is kind of expected considering it was Jane's final chance to choose between Michael and Rafael for good. (Because, you know...telenovelas always have an ending. As Alba put it, this is no Days of Our Lives BS.)
You have to admit that whichever team you’re loyal to, the journey has been really rough. Even during the times in which Jane seemed to have made a decision...a plot twist sends everything back to square one. Here’s your official relationship-status tracker for the final season of Jane the Virgin.
July 31: "Chapter Ninety-Nine"
Jane and Rafael got married! Like, for real! Not just in a fake ceremony with Mateo in their living room. No more plot twists or last minute changes of heart.
Status: Together forever!
July 24: “Chapter Ninety-Eight”
Welp, this episode was for the Team Michael fans who felt like they didn’t get any closure in “Chapter Eighty-Eight” when Jane chose Rafael. Michael briefly came back to Florida to discuss signing away his life rights for her book, and Jane was afraid that he might try to win her back. (Rafael was pretty chill about it though.)
When Jane met up with Michael, he revealed that he’s getting married to Charlie (like, the girl from Montana) and that they’re actually having a baby. After reading the book, Charlie was worried that Jane was still in love with Michael, and she actually made him schedule a meeting just so she could make sure there was nothing going on between the two. And there’s not! So Michael is officially out of the running.
Status: Sooo over Michael.
July 17: “Chapter Ninety-Seven”
Wow, this episode was certainly proof that Rafael is going to stick with Jane through anything. She really was convinced that Mateo was switched at birth just because her book editor suggested she throw that into her novel as a plot twist. Instead of being like, “Jane, go back to bed, you’re crazy,” Rafael actually supports Jane through this whole crazy freak-out. So, they’re doing pretty well, I’d say.
Status: Really, really good.
July 10: “Chapter Ninety-Six”
In terms of Jane and Raf’s relationship, this was potentially the most uneventful episode of Jane the Virgin ever. Sure, we had other things to focus on (like Magda dying, Rose stirring shit up, etc.), but...Jane and Raf were pretty quiet for a couple who is usually a three-ring circus. They’re still together. They’re still fine. Everything is normal. (It’s almost like they weren’t just bickering about their wedding!)
Literally the same.
June 26: “Chapter Ninety-Five”
Ugh, if Rafael can’t even show up for Jane during the wedding-planning stage of marriage, how is he going to be there for her during the, you know, marriage part? Things don’t feel completely stable for the couple after this episode, when Jane realizes she doesn’t know what Rafael wants in life—at least not as well as she thought she did. Will they actually make it down the aisle? Rafael came through in the end, but it was definitely not his best look. Who’s to say what will happen next?
Engaged, but a little
June 19: “Chapter Ninety-Four”
Jane and Rafael ARE MARRIED! Okay, not really. They were going to have a speedy courthouse wedding because Raf was afraid Jane might change her mind again. For a second, it seemed like they were really just going to call the whole thing off, but then they decided they love each other and don’t need to rush into a wedding. They are planning one in the near future...but had a ceremony with Mateo because the kid is impatient and doesn’t believe they’ll actually follow through with it.
Status: Married! Well, under the Church of Mateo at least.
June 12: “Chapter Ninety-Three”
Oh, no big deal! This episode was just the exact moment that Team Rafael has been waiting for all season long. Raf was briefly seeing his coworker Julie, and although she was played by the flawless Sophia Bush...he wasn’t feeling it. Jane tried to convince him to give Julie a second chance (which is the weirdest flex ever, IMO), and he almost did until he realized that he is head over heels in love with Jane. Rafael asked Jane to move in with him. Then, they kissed and broke out into a musical number. Things are lookin’ good for these two...I just really hope that wasn’t a dream sequence or something.
Status: Back together! (But there are still a ton of episodes left, so let’s not get too comfortable.)
June 5: “Chapter Ninety-Two”
Uh, Rafael is apparently seeing other people. Obviously, this is not a good sign for their situationship. They’re still coparenting and trying to find ways to work as a team. There is one tiny detail that’s giving me hope that they’ll end up together though. Jane has officially decided to move out of Alba’s house because the living arrangement isn’t working for anyone. Given the way things tend to play out on this show...it kind of feels like Jane will end up signing a lease for her own apartment at the same time Rafael decides he wants to be with her. Don’t you think?
Status: Casually seeing other people.
May 29: “Chapter Ninety-One”
Jane and Rafael butt heads when a teacher suggests they get Mateo evaluated to see if he has a learning disability. Jane thinks it’s best to look into it, but Rafael is concerned that Mateo may be misdiagnosed with something just because he has a lot of energy. Jane goes behind Rafael’s back and schedules an appointment anyway. But of course, by the end of the episode, they realize that they were both just trying to do what’s best for their son. They also (very nicely!) agree to work with a lawyer to create a custody agreement so that they have clear guidelines on how to coparent in the future, no matter what happens to their relationship. This is upsetting to Jane, because she doesn’t like feeling as if she’s preparing for a life without Rafael.
Status: Not together, but making it work.
May 22: “Chapter Ninety”
Jane’s surprisingly doing a great job at not messing things up with Rafael! On the inside, she’s two seconds away from blurting out her unreciprocated feelings. On the outside, though, she’s handling coparenting with him pretty well. She says that being around him in a family setting (like Alba’s wedding) is comforting, but if you ask me...she’s probably going to burst soon. She can only keep those feelings bottled up for so long!
Status: Is “snoozefest” a relationship status? C’mon Jane and Raf. At the very least, we can give a shout-out to Alba and Jorge for finally getting it on.
May 15: “Chapter Eighty-Nine”
Wow...it seems like Michael truly is out of the picture. Was his name even mentioned ONCE in this episode? “Chapter Eighty-Nine” was all about Jane and Rafael’s adventure into coparenting. Although Jane got her hopes up a few times (Rafael needs to ease up on the damn emoji), he made it clear that he is absolutely done with her. Xo tells Jane that although she may not believe things are over between them, she must accept it. So...that’s what our leading lady is up to for now.
Status: Technically, Rafael has Jane’s heart, but they’re not together.
May 8: “Chapter Eighty-Eight”
In a very yeehaw episode of Jane the Virgin, Michael and Jane head to Montana to work their feelings out. Michael tells Jane that he will move to Miami to be with her for good. But at that point, she has realized that she needs to be with Rafael.
When Jane gets back to Miami, she tells Rafael that she is ready to be with him for the rest of her life. He tells her that it was too difficult to wait for her to make up her mind and that it’s officially too late. However, she is determined to win him back. Jane tells Alba that she will do anything she can to be with Rafael.
Status: Jane wants to be with Rafael...he just needs some convincing.
May 1: “Chapter Eighty-Seven”
This episode, we saw Rafael withdraw from the whole love triangle scenario for a minute and take some time to focus on his mental health. In the Villanueva household, Xo urged Jane to work her feelings out for Michael, but Jane still had some hesitation because she knows that she still loves Rafael. Jane and Michael end up having a heart-to-heart where he says, “We’re different now, but what’s not different is the way I feel about you.”
Jane and Michael then decide to take a trip to Montana, which we’ll see in “Chapter Eighty-Eight.” They want to head out of Miami to remove themselves from the “ghosts of their past,” which totally makes sense. There are a lot of old feelings resurfacing and getting in the way of their current emotions.
Status: Testing the waters with Michael.
April 24: “Chapter Eighty-Six”
This was an extremely stressful episode to watch for both Team Michael and Team Rafael. Jane told Raf that she chooses him, but he told her to move the rest of her stuff out. THEN, he goes and tells Mateo (an impressionable young child!) that he will always love Jane, but he’s just trying to find out how he loves her.
Then, we learn that Raf was going to propose to Jane in her birthday card, and when he finds the card, he catches feelings all over again. But by the time Rafael gets to talk to Jane, she tells him that it’s unfair for him to wait around while she works out her emotions. Womp, womp.
Michael gives Jane an annotated copy of her novel, filled with all the things he couldn’t actually tell her when he read the book for the first time. So…this feels like a win for Michael.
Status: Messy...but she's chasing Michael.
April 17: “Chapter Eighty-Five”
Uh, so…maybe I jumped the gun on this whole “Who will Jane choose?!” thing. The way things are going, Jane might not be the one making the decision. After last night’s episode, the ball is in Rafael’s court. He asked Jane to leave when he found out she didn’t send the divorce papers after Michael regained his memory.
Does this mean Michael wins by default? Will she fight for Raf? Or is she just going to end up single? This is breaking my brain.
Status: Definitely not with Rafael, but she hasn’t chosen Michael yet either.
April 10: “Chapter Eighty-Four”
Jason asked Jane on a date to completely rule out any possibility that the two might hit it off. He then took her fishing, and unsurprisingly, sparks failed to fly. She realizes that although Michael was her soul mate, Jason is not. Without all of Michael’s memories and personality quirks, he is a completely different person. She decides that it would be foolish to ruin a good thing with Rafael just to see if Jason would ever change back to Michael.
BUT, when Jason is leaving Jane’s house after finally bringing over the divorce papers, he hits a fishing pole on the top of the entryway. As a few paint chips flake off, it seemingly reminds him of a time when he stood at that same doorway in the snow and a bunch of Jane memories come flooding in. Jane is unaware of Michael’s regained memory.
Status: With Rafael.
April 3: “Chapter Eighty-Three”
Jane spends some time with Michael/Jason to prove that there is no spark between the two. He tries to kiss her, and she shuts him down.
Status: With Rafael.
March 27: “Chapter Eighty-Two”
Michael “returns from the dead” but does not remember Jane. She’s conflicted when she sees that he’s still alive, because she realizes that she could still have some feelings for him. However, his memory was erased, and he believes that he is a man named Jason with nothing in common with Jane.
Status: With Rafael.
Knowing that Jane the Virgin never does what we expect…she could totally end up single or with someone we haven't even met yet. Who knows at this point?!
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