It’s not unusual for The CW’s Jane the Virgin to finish its episodes in surprising twists, however none have ever been as stunning because the present’s Season four finale.
After watching an excited Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) put together to say “sure” to Rafael Solano (Justin Baldoni)’s upcoming proposal and decide to spending the remainder of their lives collectively, the final seconds of the finale finish with a fast glimpse of the once-dead Michael Cordero (Brett Dier). That’s proper, Jane’s beloved Michael is again from the useless!
“I didn’t all the time comprehend it was going to occur, however I knew there was a chance as a result of it’s a telenovela,” Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman informed BuzzFeed Information.
Followers initially stated goodbye to Michael midway by way of Season three when he collapsed and died due to undetected well being results from a gunshot wound. Then in Chapter Eighty-One (Season four, Episode 17), evil villain Rose, aka Sin Rostro (Bridget Regan) tells Rafael that she is aware of who his organic mother and father are. His angle shifts all through the episode as a result of he learns one thing mysterious that he retains from Jane, in addition to the viewers. On the finish of the episode, Jane goes over to Rafael’s house considering he’s about to suggest to her however when Rafael opens the door, Michael is standing there.
“It’s Rafael’s best worry, ‘If Michael was nonetheless right here would I be a second alternative?’” Urman stated. “It was a really heroic second for Rafael’s character to deliver him again understanding that it might threat Jane, if this certainly Michael.” Urman famous that since Rose is concerned in Rafael discovering Michael, “you by no means know” what might be true and what’s being manipulated.
Urman informed Dier and Rodriguez that she needed to deliver Michael’s character again a couple of yr in the past when she began to check what Season four would seem like, however the actors had been sworn to secrecy. The remainder of the forged discovered whereas studying the script for the Season four finale on the final desk learn of the season.
“I redacted the final web page from the script after which over the past desk learn, Brett got here midway by way of and hid behind a door,” Urman stated. “Once we obtained to the scene, I opened the door and he dramatically got here out. It was very thrilling, and there was numerous screaming.”
When Dier was again on set for the primary time filming the final scene of the finale, Urman stated the remainder of the forged gathered across the displays, describing the second as “a extremely nice homecoming.” She additionally stated the final scene was shot two alternative ways: The best way it aired tonight, after which a separate take with a brief line of dialogue. Finally, Urman determined it was higher to go away the viewers guessing than reply any doable questions.
“I'm all in favour of these large telenovela twists however then grounding our responses in human feelings, and we all the time wish to put our characters into very troublesome emotional conditions however then have them navigate by way of that,” Urman stated. “And what’s an even bigger navigation than having mourned somebody and stated goodbye after which being confronted with them, or somebody who seems precisely like that? It complicates all the things.”
Urman stated the Season 5 premiere received’t contain a time leap and can choose up the place Season four left off, however the writers will fill in gaps all through the season. She additionally stated that each query followers have in regards to the circumstances round Michael’s sudden reappearance in Jane’s life might be answered.
“As we transfer into our last chapters, it type of units issues up in an attention-grabbing means for issues to return full circle, feeling how issues have modified how issues haven’t modified,” she stated.
When explicitly requested if Season 5 would be the present’s final, Urman stated she wouldn’t affirm or deny the rumor. “I’ll say that The CW has all the time let the creatives dictate what number of seasons a present is, they usually’ve informed me to inform the story till the ending they usually’re honoring that, which I’m grateful and grateful for.”