“That last scene ended the vogue I continuously imagined it ending and became as soon as share of the preliminary pitch of the existing,” showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman told BuzzFeed News. Also, spoiler alert!
Posted on July 31, 2019, at 10:05 p.m. ET
In the last little while of the Jane the Virgin series finale, viewers realized a closing twist that had been hinted at but never confirmed till now — and yes, MAJOR SPOILER AHEAD — that existing’s narrator is de facto a grown-up Mateo, Jane’s son, and the existing we’ve been observing for five seasons is a telenovela primarily primarily based entirely on her book.
“I continuously knew Mateo became as soon as the narrator who grew to turn out to be a voiceover artist, which became as soon as one other meta twist interior a present that really loves to play around in that space,” Jane the Virgin creator and showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman told BuzzFeed News. “The unusual allowed him to be share of it. It gave the narrator a personality and then it additionally fit into the increased fable.”
All the scheme by scheme of the series finale, the narrator reveals himself to be a grown-up Mateo when Jane walks down the aisle to marry her fated esteem, Rafael. A young Mateo is encouraged by Rogelio’s mom — accomplished by the enduring Rita Moreno — to project his instruct while doing a studying correct by scheme of his oldsters’ wedding, so individuals would possibly well hear him “from the cheap seats.”
“I practiced with gargantuan grandma,” Mateo says to Jane correct by scheme of the ceremony after he yells out his traces. “She stated I would possibly well be gargantuan at voiceover work.”
“And for the legend, I am,” the narrator then says. “But I’m getting sooner than myself.”
The unusual then ends with Jane and Rafael sitting on my own together after their wedding, fortunately ever after.
“So I never requested you, what occurs at the cease of your book?” Rafael asks his now associate.
“They compose it into a telenovela,” Jane replies.
“Successfully, who’d are looking out for to notice that?” Rafael jokes, with Jane then winking at the digicam as the series concludes.
In preserving with Snyder Urman, she knew the vogue the existing became as soon as going to cease all alongside and had planned the surprise from the very inception of the hit CW series.
“That last scene ended the vogue I continuously imagined it ending and became as soon as share of the preliminary pitch of the existing,” Snyder Urman stated, adding that though the existing never explicitly stated Mateo became as soon as the narrator and the existing became as soon as Jane’s book, “you likely can surely hint it by scheme of all five years.”
“The narrator’s relationship to the fable, what he says he knows and what he would now not know, when he says he loves something, when he plays alongside, when he alters song cues on us, or fills in his commentary with what somebody else is thinking, we’ve continuously been hinting at a form of a higher omniscient storytelling sense,” Snyder Urman stated. “He’s continuously been very recount and the existing has continuously told the viewers that it be a telenovela, too, so it’s a reaffirmation of something that you simply doubtlessly knew in your bones all alongside but wasn’t portrayed as explosively because it became as soon as at the cease.”
Viewers weren’t the finest ones bowled over by the twist, Snyder Urman stated the secret became as soon as kept from loads of the solid with the exception of for Gina Rodriguez. Even Anthony Mendez, who voices the narrator on the series, became as soon as kept at slow evening till studying the closing script.
“There became as soon as a exact audible emotional gasp when Anthony [Mendez] learn that line at the table learn. It in fact hit individuals emotionally,” she stated.
“I deem and we had been bowled over at how emotional it felt for us. I deem it be the acknowledgement of letting the viewers in on our last secret, signaling the cease, and giving this one who’s in fact guided us and has been the viewers’s friend all the scheme by scheme of their wander by scheme of the world of Jane, a specificity that felt somehow more appealing than we anticipated,” Snyder Urman added.
Leading as much as the cease of filming, Snyder Urman — who even has a snappy cameo in the closing episode as any individual who hands Jane a cup of water as she by accident cuts by scheme of a marathon — stated all individuals on build became as soon as “in fact emotional.”
“It made for a in fact emotional but cathartic closing episode,” she stated. “On story of shall we relate loads about saying goodbye.”