Can you breathe a sigh of relief now that the Jane the Virgin season three premiere has revealed the fate of Michael (Brett Dier), a.k.a. Jane's new husband who was shot on his wedding night?
Depends. Have you watched the episode and do you want to discuss it? Have you not watched the episode yet but can't wait to find out? (This is your spoiler alert! Turn away if you don't want to know!)
Okay, are we all on the same page?
YES, you can totally exhale because Michael is OKAY. Jane (Gina Rodriguez) spent the season three premiere in the hospital agonizing over whether the gunshot wound was enough to fatally harm him. Thankfully, doctors managed to perform emergency surgery and save him.
It's true: Michael was in danger—but he's okay now. This is not an elaborate dream sequence set up to scare you. "The narrator does not lie," creator Jennie Snyder Urman dishes. "Michael does live."
And it's the fate the writers have planned for months. "This was what was always going to happen," Urman says, adding, "Michael was never going to die in the [season two] finale."
But they did want to keep you guessing. "I didn't want it to be resolved [immediately] like the baby kidnapping was. …This event has bigger emotional stakes for everyone. You can see it right away."
Just because Michael is alive doesn't mean there aren't more obstacles ahead. "Newlywed life is fraught," Urman teases.
Plus, you might recall that the narrator has mentioned Michael loving Jane until his last breath, and that's a tidbit you should still worry about. While Urman wouldn't elaborate much about that story point, she had this vague, unsettling statement to offer: "It's a reliable narrator."
Jane the Virgin airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on The CW.