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    Buckle Up People, Because I Have A "Jane The Virgin" Theory That Might Explain WTF Is Happening

    I know, straight out of a telenovela right?

    🚨🚨🚨 SPOILER WARNING: If you haven't seen the season 4 finale of Jane the Virgin, look away now! 🚨🚨🚨

    So, I'm pretty sure you are COMPLETELY STUNNED by the revelation that beloved character and all-round good person Michael Cordero Junior could be alive!

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    And if you've been a Michael stan since day one like me, you may have spent several hours* picking apart what this all means.

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    *Pretty much an entire day.

    Well I'm here to tell you that I think I have a pretty solid theory – IT IS ACTUALLY MICHAEL AND NOT SOMEONE IN A MASK! How, you ask? Michael didn't die, but he does have amnesia. I present you with the following evidence.

    In various interviews with Jane the Virgin boss Jennie Snyder Urman, both the possibility of an evil twin AND of Michael faking his own death have been ruled out. And in this interview with Los Angeles Times, she had something interesting to say about Michael's line that was ultimately omitted from the episode:

    "I had a line in the finale that Michael says ... And I'm calling him Michael, but a big question will be, did Rose do something? Who is this? But anyway, I had initially wanted it with this line at the end that starts something else, and the writers convinced me that it was dramatic enough just to see him, and leave us on that shock, and save the next piece of the puzzle for Season 5. So, I did that."

    What line could he possibly say that would give too much of the plot away if he were just one of Rose's associates in a mask? The most logical conclusion is that the line could be something like "who are you?"

    That would definitely add a second twist to the episode, one that would give a lot away if it had been included.

    Furthermore, in the episode precluding the finale, amnesia is mentioned as a classic telenovela trope, and it's also one that hasn't been used so far in the show.

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    And as further possible confirmation that Michael is alive, in episode one of season four, Rose kills someone who knows "him." Who else could "him" be but Michael?

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    Add to this that Rafael loves Jane and knows how shady Rose is. Surely he would make some effort to check it's not some guy in a mask before bringing him to his apartment and introducing him to Jane, considering how much shock it's going to put her through.

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    As for how this could have happened in the first place, we never see any of the stages between Michael collapsing during the exam, and his funeral where we don't see his body. Could Rose, master of disguise, have swapped an unconscious – but not dead – Michael with a dead person that had been made to look like Michael?

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    If it really is Michael, amnesia would also be the most plausible explanation – Michael loved Jane too much to put her through that suffering for four years, and also explains why he wouldn't have gone looking for her.

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    However, this would mean that he wouldn't be able to remember all the wonderful years he had with Jane! And Jane would have to deal with the fact that the person she (and us) grieved for was alive all along.

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    Of course we won't find out what's actually going to happen until season five, but knowing Jane the Virgin there'll be even more huge plot twists.

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    Meanwhile, I'll be over here being stressed until we finally find out the truth!

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    What do you think? Is it plausible? Or do you have a completely different theory about WTF is going on? Let me know in the comments!

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