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The Best Episodes of Jane the Virgin

Every episode of Jane the Virgin ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Jane the Virgin!

A comedy-drama following a chaste young woman who is accidentally impregnated via artificial insemination as she struggles to inform her devoutly religious family and make the right choices concerning the child. Based on the telenovela "Juana la virgen."

Genres:ComedyDrama
Network:The CW

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The best episode of "Jane the Virgin" is "Chapter One Hundred", rated 9.3/10 from 563 user votes. It was directed by Brad Silberling and written by Jennie Snyder Urman. "Chapter One Hundred" aired on 7/31/2019 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Chapter Eighty-One".

  • Chapter One Hundred
    9.3/10 563 votes

    #1 - Chapter One Hundred

    Season 5 Episode 19 - Aired 2019-07-31

    With Jane and Rafael finally getting ready for their big day, Rafael’s desire to help Jane’s writing dream lands him in trouble. Xo and Rogelio must tell the family about their decision and not everyone takes it well. Meanwhile, Petra struggles with her emotions.

    Director: Brad Silberling

    Writer: Jennie Snyder Urman

  • Chapter Eighty-One
    9.1/10 551 votes

    #2 - Chapter Eighty-One

    Season 4 Episode 17 - Aired 2018-04-20

    Jane believes she and Rafael are in a good place until she realizes he is keeping a secret from her. Alba's big day has finally arrived, and Jane, Xo and Rogelio are ready to celebrate but Alba has other plans. Petra and JR make a decision about their future that neither of them saw coming. Meanwhile, River spends the week with Rogelio in order to help them be believable as a married couple, but she soon starts to take her role too seriously.

    Director: Gina Lamar

    Writer: Paul Sciarrotta, Jennie Snyder Urman

  • Chapter Forty-Four
    9.0/10 502 votes

    #3 - Chapter Forty-Four

    Season 2 Episode 22 - Aired 2016-05-16

    After moving up the wedding day, Jane and Michael find all their carefully made plans thrown into chaos. To make matters worse, Jane is unhappy with her current graduate thesis, but changing it might put a wrinkle in her big day. Rafael still has feelings for Jane, but is torn about whether he should speak now or forever hold his peace. Petra has her own family drama when Anezka has a medical emergency and ends up in the hospital. Meanwhile, Rogelio and Xo are finally coming to terms with the state of their relationship until Xo gets surprising news.

    Director: Jann Turner

    Writer: Paul Sciarrotta, Jennie Snyder Urman

  • Chapter Twenty-Two
    8.8/10 471 votes

    #4 - Chapter Twenty-Two

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2015-05-11

    Jane starts to go into labor after insisting that Xo and Rogelio go to Las Vegas for their show.

    Director: Zetna Fuentes

    Writer: Josh Reims, Jennie Snyder Urman

  • Chapter Twelve
    8.7/10 471 votes

    #5 - Chapter Twelve

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2015-02-02

    Jane's big break looks as if it is too good to be true. Petra finds out a disheartening truth.

    Director: Gina Lamar

    Writer: David S. Rosenthal

  • Chapter Eighty-Two
    8.6/10 450 votes

    #6 - Chapter Eighty-Two

    Season 5 Episode 1 - Aired 2019-03-27

    Jane makes a shocking discovery and looks to Rafael for answers but is confused by his decision to put everything he and Jane have on hold. Meanwhile, Petra is trying to secure a future with the hope of it being with JR, but her past might jeopardize everything.

    Director: Gina Rodriguez

    Writer: Jennie Snyder Urman

  • Chapter Fifty-Four
    8.5/10 447 votes

    #7 - Chapter Fifty-Four

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2017-02-06

    When Jane realizes that she and Michael are both stressed out, they decide to recreate their first date to help them relax. Rogelio makes a big scene on the red carpet of his film premiere and his rant goes viral, which leave him to make a choice about the direction of his career. Rafael wants to set a good example for his children leaving him to make a big decision with the ultimate sacrifice. Meanwhile, Bruce’s daughter finds herself in trouble leaving Xo and Bruce’s to discuss the future of their relationship.

    Director: Melanie Mayron

    Writer: Jennie Snyder Urman, Micah Schraft

  • Chapter Eighty-Four
    8.5/10 325 votes

    #8 - Chapter Eighty-Four

    Season 5 Episode 3 - Aired 2019-04-10

    Jane must get over the newest hurdle in her life, which proves to be harder than she and Rafael would have hoped. Rogelio discovers that he and River are not as equal as he thought. Meanwhile, Jane and Petra must deal with the children not getting along with each other, which in turn brings up issues of how Petra and Jane feel about each other.

    Director: Brad Silberling

    Writer: Deirdre Shaw, Valentina Garza

  • Chapter Twenty-Three
    8.4/10 402 votes

    #9 - Chapter Twenty-Three

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-10-12

    After Jane discovers Mateo’s abduction, chaos ensues, especially when they all learn Sin Rostro is involved and demanding a ransom. Jane must also focus on motherhood and turns to Xo and Alba for help, leaving Rafael feeling left out. Meanwhile, Petra is conflicted with what to do with Rafael’s remaining sperm sample.

    Director: Brad Silberling

    Writer: Jennie Snyder Urman

  • Chapter Ninety-Eight
    8.4/10 258 votes

    #10 - Chapter Ninety-Eight

    Season 5 Episode 17 - Aired 2019-07-24

    Jane is feeling great about all the book publishing prospects she has until an unexpected problem pops up. Petra and Rafael’s working relationship has been going so well that Petra makes Rafael an unexpected offer. It seems like every time Rogelio takes one step closer to his dream, a new roadblock appears.

    Director: Gina Lamar

    Writer: Carolina Rivera

  • Chapter Fourteen
    8.3/10 421 votes

    #11 - Chapter Fourteen

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2015-02-16

    Michael's suspicions make Jane question Rafael's actions.

    Director: Brad Silberling

    Writer: Paul Sciarrotta

  • Chapter Forty-Five
    8.3/10 349 votes

    #12 - Chapter Forty-Five

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-10-17

    Jane discovers that Michael was shot and finds herself having to make difficult choices. With Rafael focused on keeping Mateo safe, Anezka, who is pretending to be Petra, "helps" the cops with their investigation. However, it isn't long before everyone starts to notice that "Petra" is acting odd. Meanwhile, Rogelio is trying to keep everything out of the press for Jane, but in order to do so finds himself in an awkward position and asks for Xo's help.

    Director: Gina Lamar

    Writer: Jennie Snyder Urman

  • Chapter Sixty-Four
    8.3/10 271 votes

    #13 - Chapter Sixty-Four

    Season 3 Episode 20 - Aired 2017-05-22

    Jane struggles to find the right words for Rogelio and Xo’s ceremony, when she learns about a mysterious letter that Michael wrote before their wedding. Rogelio and Xo are excited for their big day, but Rogelio gets some shocking news that could put things on hold. Once again Rafael is upset with Luisa and asks her to leave, but Luisa has a plan of her own. Meanwhile, Petra is skeptical about Jane’s feelings for Rafael which leads her to make a rash decision.

    Director: Melanie Mayron

    Writer: Micah Schraft, Jennie Snyder Urman

  • Chapter Seventy-Four
    8.3/10 264 votes

    #14 - Chapter Seventy-Four

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-02-09

    Jane and Rafael try to be friends which works great until Jane goes on a date. Petra and Jane's new partnership is off to a rocky start, but they both know they have to find a way to work together somehow. Rogelio is convinced he has Male Post-Partum Depression, which puts him at odds with with celebrity Post-Partum Advocate River Fields. Meanwhile, Alba finally tells Jane why she turned down the marriage proposal, leaving Jane to help Alba in the romance department.

    Director: Gina Rodriguez

    Writer: Micah Schraft, Paul Sciarrotta

  • Chapter Seventy-Eight
    8.3/10 269 votes

    #15 - Chapter Seventy-Eight

    Season 4 Episode 14 - Aired 2018-03-23

    Xo struggles to make an important decision and looks to Jane for guidance leaving Rogelio feeling like an outsider. Alba is frustrated with Rogelio when it seems he is once again making his career a priority over Xo. Meanwhile, Petra turns to Rafael for advice on her love life.

    Director: Justin Baldoni

    Writer: Valentina Garza, Micah Schraft

  • Chapter Nine
    8.2/10 456 votes

    #16 - Chapter Nine

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2014-12-15

    A shocking discovery is made by Jane and Rafael regarding Petra. Michael finds a big clue.

    Director: Zetna Fuentes

    Writer: Corinne Brinkerhoff

  • Chapter Ten
    8.2/10 442 votes

    #17 - Chapter Ten

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-01-19

    When a hurricane rips through Miami, Jane has no choice but to stay at the Marbella, but the storm soon becomes the least of her worries.

    Director: Elodie Keene

    Writer: Meredith Averill, Christopher Oscar Pena

  • Chapter Seventy-Seven
    8.2/10 255 votes

    #18 - Chapter Seventy-Seven

    Season 4 Episode 13 - Aired 2018-03-16

    When Jane, Rogelio and Alba learn what is going on with Xo, they all try to comfort her, but Xo insists they let her live her life. Rogelio finally gets River Fields to agree to meet with him, but he learns that River has another plan in mind. Rafael is on a mission to find his sister who may have the information he has been looking for. Meanwhile, Jane is upset with Petra after her girls spill a secret to Mateo.

    Director: Gina Lamar

    Writer: Deirdre Shaw, Chantelle M. Wells

  • Chapter Six
    8.1/10 520 votes

    #19 - Chapter Six

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-11-17

    Rogelio's stepdaughters decide to try and make Jane's life miserable. Rogelio asks Xo to use his band.

    Director: Jann Turner

    Writer: Paul Sciarrotta

  • Chapter Thirteen
    8.1/10 410 votes

    #20 - Chapter Thirteen

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2015-02-09

    A medical problem could cause Jane to miss her graduation. Michael believes that he has identified Sin Rostro.

    Director: Howard Deutch

    Writer: Josh Reims

  • Chapter Twenty-Seven
    8.1/10 365 votes

    #21 - Chapter Twenty-Seven

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-11-09

    Jane thinks she is finally ready to make a decision about her love life. Alba has taken the proper steps to become a citizen, but Xo's past might make it more difficult than anyone was expecting. Rogelio learns that his nemesis, Britney Spears, is at the Marbella Hotel and he is determined to confront her about their past. Michael is so caught up in his ongoing feud with Rafael that he ends up in big trouble at work. Meanwhile, Petra gets an offer from her ex Milos she just can't refuse.

    Director: Jann Turner

    Writer: Jessica O'Toole, Amy Rardin

  • Chapter Fifty-One
    8.1/10 272 votes

    #22 - Chapter Fifty-One

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-11-28

    When Alba makes Jane feel guilty for not attending church, Jane decides she wants to bring Mateo against Rafael’s wishes. Rafael unlocks a long lost memory of him and his mother, which could be a clue in the Mutter case. Rogelio hires a matchmaker to help him get over Xo. Meanwhile, Jane’s cousin is starting to wear out her welcome.

    Director: Gina Lamar

    Writer: Sarah Goldfinger, Jessica O'Toole, Amy Rardin

  • Chapter Seventy-One
    8.1/10 278 votes

    #23 - Chapter Seventy-One

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-12-08

    Jane is excited for her first book tour and brings Xo along for fun, but Alba decides last minute that she is going as well. Things take an unexpected turn at their first stop which makes all three ponder what they should do. Rafael and Rogelio's attempts to take care of Mateo while Jane is away hits a bump, but ultimately might have made things better between them. Meanwhile, Petra thinks she has finally gotten a handle on the hotel, until a new problem arises.

    Director: Micah Schraft

    Writer: Deirdre Shaw, Valentina Garza

  • Chapter Eighty
    8.1/10 257 votes

    #24 - Chapter Eighty

    Season 4 Episode 16 - Aired 2018-04-13

    Jane and Rafael find themselves in a not ideal living situation in order to save money. When Rafael sees Alba try to punish Mateo, an unexpected rift is formed. Xo tries to stay positive during treatment and even makes a new friend, but things get a little too real for her and Rogelio. River and Rogelio once again are at odds over their ideas for the show, but an unlikely person helps River see the show in a different light. Meanwhile, Petra feels unsupported by JR when she questions what really happened the night Anezka died.

    Director: Micah Schraft

    Writer: Micah Schraft

  • Chapter Ninety-Three
    8.1/10 277 votes

    #25 - Chapter Ninety-Three

    Season 5 Episode 12 - Aired 2019-06-12

    After Rafael witnesses Mateo’s behavior at school, he wants to take a different approach to his treatment. Rogelio is paranoid that River is plotting her revenge against him. Meanwhile, Jane convinces Petra to go on a single ladies’ night out after she learns that Rafael is dating.

    Director: Melanie Mayron

    Writer: Carolina Rivera, Madeline Hendricks