If I've seen one catfight on a TV show, then I've seen a hundred of them. They usually involve two women fighting over a guy, and while it's true that this type of storyline can sometimes lead to some noteworthy laughs (like when Rachel and Monica fought over Jean-Claude Van Damme on Friends), I much prefer to see ladies supporting rather than undermining each other with criticism and cruelty. Thankfully, this week's episode of Jane the Virgin took this notion into considering by having Jane plan Petra's baby shower in an attempt to mend fences in light of all their dramatic history. Of course, they still managed to hit a few road bumps along the way, but in the end, I think this budding friendship between Jane and Petra on Jane the Virgin could be one of the most interesting (and important) relationships on this show.
Obviously, these two don't really seem to have anything in common and have shared a mutual dislike for each other that can't just go away with a wave of your hand. (This was demonstrated by their constant snipping at each other throughout the entire episode.) But prior animosity aside, Jane really did want to do a nice thing for Petra and not just because Rafael asked her to help out. In a way, she views Petra and her unborn twins as family and wants Mateo to not grow up feeling lonely. She wants their kids to get along and realizes that in order to do that, they need to get along. Sure, it's not the most ideal form to base a friendship off of, but it's a start.
And despite Petra's snobby and cold demeanor toward Jane throughout the hour, it's clear that deep down, she appreciates having another woman to lean on... and occasionally yell at. Judging by the other guests at the baby shower, Petra doesn't have any close friends, so in a strange way Jane could very well be her closest confidante. As two relatively new mothers, they could help to support each other in a way that Rafael can't. And really, they're all the more admirable as a united front.
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