“I’m willing to risk it all to bring you this mini-recap, and find out if Top Gun is still on top after all these years.”
Author: Susan Velazquez
The big day is finally here! Jane is ready to marry Michael (and lose her v-card) but obstacles are in the way: she needs to change her thesis, Xiomara and Rogelio are fighting, and Rafael is secretly in love with her. Will Jane get to say ‘I do’? Or will the hijinks in Telenovela Land keep her from walking down the aisle?
It’s Baby Mateo’s first birthday but there’s too much drama in telenovela land to focus on the cute baby’s day. Petra and Jane compete for the better plan to bring Derek to justice while Michael tries to put himself back on the Sin Rostro/Mutter case. Also, Rogelio’s crew threatens to go on strike and ruin Jane’s upcoming wedding.
Jane and Petra, our resident baby mamas, are at the center of the drama. Jane accuses Petra’s sister of a crime while Rogelio tries to impress his girlfriend and Rafael’s no-good brother reveals that he’s no-good. No such thing as a Hallmark moment in telenovela land.
Everyone’s getting fired up–or just plain fired. Jane and Michael face money troubles so Jane takes on a new side job to bring in some cash, which cuts into quality time with Mateo and creates a heated custody battle with Rafael. Meanwhile, Anezka and Xiomara compete for “Worst Employee” as they start new jobs.
Jane and Xiomara are still fighting, but that’s not stopping Rogelio from coming up with a scheme to bring them back together. Petra’s twin sabotages a deal and Mateo’s first word causes conflict between Michael and Rafael. All these people need to save the drama for their mamas.
Jane and Michael celebrate their upcoming wedding with bachelor/ette parties. Jane wants a quiet night but her crazy mother kicks off the drama. Michael wants a wild night but has to keep things in check when Rogelio organizes a spa day. There’s fights, hijinks, and mistakes made but it’s okay: just blame it on the alcohol.
In the beginning, God created the drama of the Villanueva family. Jane and Michael are House Hunters, but the perfect place is too far away. Rogelio is going overboard with wedding planning, Alba is still being wooed by Bad Luck Pablo, and Petra is having a hard time being a mother. Who will be their savior in telenovela land?
On top of Empire’s return to our television screens, Entertainment Weekly reports that the show is also releasing an album featuring songs from the second half of the season on April 29th. The show released two singles to promote the album and the show as well as the track list. Let’s take a look and see if we can guess the scenario the songs will be taking place in.
Pablo, Alba’s first love, is back in town and is spreading bad luck wherever he goes. Jane’s future in laws declare they hate her, Rogelio is still kidnapped, Petra doesn’t want to bond with her babies, and Rafael’s half brother Derek is being mysterious. Wait, those things can’t all be because of one man’s curse? In telenoveland, they can be.
It’s the season finale of How to Get Away With Murder! Annalise must confront some family drama when she returns home to avoid responsibilities. Meanwhile, the ANTLS freak out and wait for Annalise to save the day. Flashbacks give insight into Frank’s role into Annalise’s accident. Cicely Tyson guest stars.
As the police investigate the Hapstell case further, the ANTLs take turns blaming Annalise for all of their problems. There’s drinking, crying, secrets revealed, random hook ups–yep, just another typical HTGAWM episode.
It’s the motherload of telenovela tropes! Babies being born, hostages being held, a long-lost brother revealed, dramatic heart to heart conversations about love and sex and…accusations of plagiarism? Jane the Virgin runs down every big telenovela trope as Petra finally gives birth.
Wes continues to investigate his mother’s death, Annalise negotiates a plea deal, Laurel and Frank remain broken up, and the ANTLs keep their eye out for Creepy Philip. If everybody just talked about their problems, there would be a lot less unnecessary flashbacks and double crossing. But hey, it wouldn’t be “How To Get Away With Murder” now would it?
Everyone on “Jane Virgin” is wrapped in their own little bubble. Jane is so in love with Michael that she can’t see Rafael is hurt. Xiomara can’t see Rogelio is still hoping she’ll change her mind about kids while Rogelio doesn’t notice that there is something strange about his new assistant. Time to burst those bubbles, “Jane” cast!
This week, “How to Get Away with Murder” is renamed “How To Stop Someone From Getting Away with Blackmail”. The ANTLs gather to deal with Creepy Phillip’s blackmail video. Meanwhile, Wes and Laurel take a trip to Ohio and learn some troubling information. With the help of flashbacks, of course.
Jane goes on a date with the hunky Professor Chavez, Xiomara contemplates freezing her eggs to make Rogelio happy, Michael makes one last play to catch Sin Rostro and Mutter. In telenovela land, you better use what you got if you want to gain everything. Or in Jane’s case, lose something very important.
Do you hear the ANTLs sing, singing the songs of angry interns? Fed up with Annalise’s bossiness, the ANTLs quit in the middle of a Case of the Week. Wes avoids the fallout because he’s stuck in a psych ward. Yeah, you read that right. Also: more flashbacks on the Mysterious Backstory of Annalise and Wes.
Let’s break it down: Annalise was shot, the ANTLs need to make sure the police bought their phony crime scene, and Wes gets suspicious about his connection to Annalise. With everyone breaking down, how are these people going to get away with murder?
Lines are being crossed everywhere!