Jane the Virgin
Jane (Gina Rodriguez) had to overcome her personal bias when she discovered Adam (Tyler Posey) is bisexual in “Jane the Virgin” Season 4. The CW

Jane Gloriana Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) was sent into a tailspin when Adam Alvaro (Tyler Posey) revealed that he is bisexual and used to date guys as well as girls.

Jane felt paranoid that Adam would fall back in love with a guy, until he assured her that he would rather be with her than anyone else. It was a brave move for “Jane the Virgin” to introduce a bisexual male - and make him a pretty lovable protagonist, at that.

Show creator Jennie Snyder Urman said that they had huge discussions about who Adam was prior to the start of Season 4, and she told Variety it was about time they broaden Jane’s romantic horizon.

“It felt like an interesting place to explore because Jane would think she’s very progressive and Jane would think she’d have no issue with it — that would be the place she wants to come into the story with, but then she has to unpack a lot of stuff,” said Urman. “Some of it is residual [because] she grew up in a very religious house and has certain ideas in her head that are based in telenovelas and based on romance writing. And she had to struggle with her own discomfort and get over it.”

Urman said Adam’s sexuality gave Jane the chance to confront her personal issues and accept her romantic hero as a whole. When asked if Adam and Jane would meet some of his exes moving forward, Urman simply answered: “He does have his own arc with a beginning, middle, and end.”

Prior to dating Adam, Jane wanted to get back together with her baby daddy, Rafael Solano (Justin Baldoni). However, things got complicated when Rafael developed feelings again for Petra (Yael Grobglas), and started becoming a douche when he lost his wealth.

During an interview with TV Guide, Baldoni said that Rafael is undoubtedly “lost” right now. However, the good news is that he won’t stay a jerk forever.

“What I love about it is our creator is never going to abandon Rafael. He’s not going to stay a douche. I don’t believe that’s what they’re going for,” he said. “I believe that Rafael is a story of redemption as well. He’s a man that, thanks to Jane, is seeing sides of himself that he’s never had a chance to see. He’s getting a chance to grow and step out of that toxic behavior and to become a much more heart-centered man, and that’s really who he is.”

“Jane the Virgin” Season 4 airs every Friday on The CW at 9 p.m. EDT.