At the end of last week’s episode, Jane and Michael were cleared for sex by Michael’s doctor. “Chapter 47” is all about them doing everything in their power to make it FINALLY happen, but problems keeping arising, making one wonder, Are they going to make us, faithful viewers, continue to wait, too?! Fortunately, the wait didn’t last long, and Jane was a virgin no more, but her first time wasn’t exactly perfect, so she and Michael try new things to find their groove. In this fashion recap, we’re talking about clothes — and what it means when they come off.
Jane interviews Alba to get some background and color on the book she’s writing about her grandparents’ love story. Through that process, Jane comes across a photo of Alba’s sister, Cecilia, and discovers that she looks exactly like her. Jane asks Alba why she never told her about that and why she never really speaks of her, and it turns out that Cecilia is the one who told Alba’s in-laws that she wasn’t a virgin, prompting the outburst at the wedding. As Jane is trying to figure out Cecilia’s character, she gets in her own head and plays the part of “Bitchy Cecilia,” who is the extremely sassy, mean version of Alba’s sister — dressed in a hot, hot, hot halter with sexy, voluminous hair. Her fire is really turned up when we get to “Horny Cecilia” later on.
When the moment finally arrives where Jane loses her virginity, it’s not this big ordeal. Rather, she and Michael want to just get to it, so it happens after everything on their to-do list is out of the way. Michael comes home to Jane, who had just been in a session with “Bitchy Cecilia,” and with it being sort of spur of the moment, Jane looks casual in a T-shirt and sweats, like she’s comfortable in her clothes and comfortable with her husband. You know who isn’t comfortable though? Jane, for another reason, because she faked her orgasm, and also Jane’s adviser Marlene, who sees Jane in and out of her casual clothes when Jane accidentally taped and sent she and Michael’s first go. Jane reveals that the video was of her first time, which Marlene says explains a lot, meaning that sex is what’s been missing from her romance novel.
Then there’s “Horny Cecilia,” who is all about sex. She pops up — like “Bitchy Cecilia,” in Jane’s imagination — wearing a hot pink, short nightgown with spaghetti straps and lace details. Va va voom! She encourages Jane to make things steamy, but like with “Bitchy Cecilia,” that doesn’t feel totally right for her book, nor is it right in real life. Jane is later seen in a nightgown of her own, and she’s brought some experience-enhancing lubricant to mix things up for her and Michael. The lubricant makes Jane burn in all the wrong places, effectively killing the moment. The moment was also killed earlier when Michael tried, let’s say, other things, but Jane was too in her head. Later, Jane approaches Michael for another go and says they should just focus on their love and stop being so in their heads, but Michael takes it the wrong way.
NEXT: Cecilia gets a conservative makeover