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Jane The Virgin (Part 2): So Good, One Post Just Wasn't Enough

Updated: Mar 23, 2020

Opening Statement: I hope to enlighten my readers on a short journey into my views! I plan to post every other Sunday for the most part, excluding any spur of the moment ideas I may have or a busy schedule which may restrict me from posting that week. Thank you and enjoy!

Yes. I am blogging twice about this show. I SWEAR I have good reason to though, and this most recent episode proves it (7/24/19).

As the second to last episode of the entire series, "Chapter Ninety-Eight" of Jane the Virgin had to be a great one- and it most certainly was!

Specifically, there are two aspects of this entire show, which were brought clearly to my attention in this episode, that I want to focus on. These two include, the acting style of Jane (played by Gina Rodriguez) which I admire and hope to learn from in my own acting practice, and the acting qualities of the evil and tricky Rose (played by Bridget Regan).

Rodriquez brings Jane's character to life through very dry and realistic avenues. When looking at the latest episode, where Jane's book is up at a publishers auction, one can really absorb this style of acting that I am describing. As I watched Jane's book get bid on for $500,000, I couldn't help but admire and appreciate the way in which Rodriquez chose to act in this situation. She responded in such a way that it felt as if she wasn't acting at all, and I could feel how she felt deep in my soul. Of course, isn't this the point of acting- to not act? Watch this scene for yourself on the CWTV website, and you'll see exactly what I am talking about. Someday in my film career, I plan to act myself, and watching Gina Rodriguez all throughout the series and specifically this scene, gave me major inspiration and a style that I most likely would not have tapped into before.

Moving forward the acting performance by Bridget Regan, who plays Rose, has always been phenomenal as well, but in "Chapter Ninety-Eight," I felt completely engaged in every evil grin, snippy eye roll and manipulative speech.


As Rose holds Jane hostage in her own home, and threatens to kill many of her loved ones, viewers watch as traumatized Jane shakes in terror...and we also watch a fabulous performance on behalf of both Rodriguez and Regan. Bridget Regan has the art of facial annunciation down to a science. She scares me and she is only a television character - but that means she's rocking it! As Rose mimicked Jane's quivering cries for mercy, I noticed myself amazed by the sexy and sly mannerism that Regan brings to the mean and diabolical words and actions of Rose Solano. She has done this in all the episodes she's appeared in, but this one really caught my attention.

I am even forgetting to mention the confrontation we FINALLY had between the two main characters after such a long road filled with terror and sorrow (which is probably what also prompted both actors to bring some of their most fine-tuned tools to the table). This moment has been building in the series for quite some time now, and putting both these characters face to face is one thing, but putting both these actors face to face is another. The room was on fire with stomach dropping, intense fear from Jane's end, and sick satisfaction and manipulation on Rose's. Such talent, which I will carry on with me as I go forth, as if I took my own master class by simply watching this show!

There you have it, yet another review on The CW's riveting show Jane The Virgin, for which I am so upset to see go! Next week's two hour long episode will definitely be a tearjerker, and I am ready, yet of course not, because I know that there are no more episodes to come. Thank you for the ride CW, and thank you to Gina Rodriguez, Bridget Regan, and all the other insanely gifted actors on Jane The Virgin. A show I will never forget, for the stories it shared with me, and the creative stylistic techniques it taught me, that I will hold onto as I grow in film and television!

~Francesca Reviews


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