By now, can a TV episode about a baby’s delivery be made interesting? In its season finale, Jane the Virgin proves it can be. Sure, the delivery itself comes close to being ho-hum, but everything swirling around it produces the bouncy richness I’ve enjoyed in the best episodes.
Consider the gamut of emotions, mostly in Jane: minutes before giving birth and smiling lovingly at her new son, our heroine gets truly angry at Rafael. Then, post-birth, she has a warm feeling for him. Consider also the subplot—or is it plot?—complications yielding a couple of shockers of sorts at the end (e.g., Petra and the . . . sperm).
It’s pretty imaginative. I wrote in an earlier review that the stakes in Jane never seem very high. They do now.
Until the fall, then (when we’ll be saying, “Yay, Rodriguez is back!”)