Executive producer Jennie Urman confirms that Michael will appear in flashbacks at some point.
“Definitely, definitely bringing Brett back. And there will be things that you hadn’t seen before, and there will be things that you have,” Jennie told THR. “The tricky balance is when to bring him back, because you don’t want to bring him back too soon so that the audience doesn’t feel the loss of him, because that needs to settle and feel real. But you feel him throughout. I can’t emphasize that enough.”
She continued, “The episode that comes after this one is one of my favorite episodes we’ve ever done. You see everything that’s changed in the three years and you still feel the warmth of Jane and Michael, so I’m excited for people to see that and to also see how it opens up our stories and our storytelling.”
Jane the Virgin airs Mondays @ 9PM on The CW.