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SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Chapter One-Hundred,” the series finale of “Jane the Virgin.”
Five years ago, the CW was dominated by surreal series centered on vampires and werewolves, demon hunters, a genetically altered soldier, and so-called homo superiors. But then came “Jane the Virgin.”
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In a sea of dark, gritty dramas came a light, warmly colored broadcast take on a telenovela, punctuated by cheeky voiceover narration and on-screen text, and even the occasional slapstick comedy moments. From Jennie Snyder Urman, who had previously created “Emily Owens, MD” for the network, and starring relative newcomer Gina Rodriguez as the titular Jane, a Miami waitress who got accidentally artificially inseminated in the show’s pilot episode, the series put its network on the map with critics and as an awards contender (Both the show and Rodriguez were nominated for Golden Globes in the first season, with Rodriguez winning, and narrator Anthony Mendez was nominated for an Emmy in that same year). In a way, its success may have helped usher in additional female-centric fare such as “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” which also came to an end earlier this year.
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Over the years, the show featured births, weddings, deaths — and even a shocking “back from the dead” move that came with a bout of amnesia. There were kidnappings, evil twins, career changes and the chance for Alba (Ivonne Coll) to become a U.S. citizen. Now, after five seasons and exactly 100 episodes, “Jane the Virgin” has come to an end. True to the genre’s form, it signed off by making sure its heroes got happy endings — including the extra celebration of a wedding.
Jane had been married before — to Michael (Brett Dier) in the second season finale — so when planning her second...
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