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Spoiler alert for this week’s episode of Jane the Virgin!
But as audiences saw on Monday, Jane is a virgin no more. After getting the go ahead from Michael’s doctor, the newlyweds raced off to their house–where they were (of course) stopped from doing anything that would warrant more than a G rating. But after Jane and Michael finally had a moment alone, she lost her virginity and felt . . . different. Jane continued to question herself throughout the episode, wondering about the concept of virginity and her growing relationship with her new husband.
Jennie Snyder Urman, the creator and showrunner of Jane the Virgin, participated in an interview with Deadline about the historic episode.
The first question asked about the timing of the episode; after so long, what made them choose for Jane to have sex now? Urman replied, “I knew it would be this year, and I knew it would be with Michael after he had recovered. There were no more stories we needed to tell — we had played the Jane the Virgin card in its different iterations, pregnant virgin, virgin with a baby, married virgin, married virgin with a one-year son. We’d mined all the material that stems from that and felt that the story would stall if we didn’t move forward.”
The whole series has been building to this point; as Deadline points out, the first shot of the series is Abuela telling a young Jane the importance of her virginity. Deadline also asked if this had been planned all along, and whether Michael was truly their only consideration for Jane.
“From the very beginning, I’ve known the bones of the story and where it was going to go,” Urman said. “And I did know that Jane would get married to Michael and have sex with him.”
And with their titular character not quitting fitting the title anymore, Deadline asked if the show had any changes coming for Jane the Virgin.
“Right now I am planning to put a line through it,” Urman said. “We will cross it off at the beginning of next episode. Going forward, the title will evolve and be changed to reflect the developments in the particular episode, for instance, Jane, Who Got a Great New Job Opportunity. (Jane will be offered a new job later this season, so her waitressing days may be finally over). The tweak will (illustrate) that the show is much more than a comedy about a virgin, it is a show about Jane’s character and her journey.”
Jane the Virgin airs Mondays on the CW.