Everyone is getting ready for Christmas — including your favorite TV shows, like Jane the Virgin. The CW series is airing its holiday-themed special on Dec. 14 and we’re giving fans a sneak peek at the upcoming episode. Check out some revealing behind-the-scenes photos after the jump.
Per the official synopsis, the episode “Chapter Thirty” will double as the show’s midseason finale, and will follow Jane (Gina Rodriguez) and Rafael (Justin Baldoni) as they try to make peace with each other long enough to celebrate Mateo’s first Christmas together. But putting aside their differences isn’t exactly easy, especially with other problems constantly popping up. Case in point? As the holiday approaches, Jane discovers that the scholarship she thought she had been awarded isn’t quite that, and now needs to find a way to pay for grad school. Needless to say, that leaves her in a less-than-cheery mood, as seen in the photos below.
In this picture, Jane, Rafael and cute baby Mateo (how adorable does he look in his little elf-like outfit?) stand in line to meet and get a picture with Santa Claus. The task starts off simply enough, but it looks like things don’t stay that way for long.
Jane looks significantly less happy and way angrier in this second still from the episode. What causes the sudden change in mood? While we know she has a lot on her mind, what exactly sets her off isn’t so clear… an altercation with another Santa-seeker, perhaps?
As you see here, Jane and Rafael do eventually make it to the front of the line to get their photo snapped with Santa. But by the time they finally get there, the only person still smiling is Saint Nick himself.
From the looks of these sneak peeks, “Chapter Thirty” is an episode you definitely won’t want to miss. Jane the Virgin airs on The CW on Mondays nights at 9/8c.