'The Bold Type' Season 4 Episode 13: Jane copes with identity crisis post-surgery but finds hope in other women
When Jane enters the dating world after her breakup with Ryan Decker, she is confronted with the reality of her fragile self-confidence
Spoilers for 'The Bold Type' Season 4 Episode13 'Lost'
In the latest episode of Freeform's popular show 'The Bold Type', Jane Sloan (Katie Stevens) continues the struggle with coming to terms with her body post-surgery. Before the show went of its break, Jane decides to go for a preventive double mastectomy. As a young girl, her mother had died of breast cancer owing to a mutation. This is also a matter of concern since the mutation is hereditary. Going into surgery would mean that she eliminates the risk of falling prey to this in the future.
The hard-hitting episode displays the complicated feelings that Jane is going through with respect to her body and her operation. Despite having her closest friends Kar Edison (Aisha Dee) and Sutton Brady (Meghann Fahy) by her side, Jane realizes that there is no one who can help her but herself. She keeps saying that she doesn't feel like herself and that her body doesn't feel like hers, almost as if having lost a part of herself and of her identity. But Sutton and Kat aren't entirely capable of understanding. Nor is it their fault.
When Jane enters the dating world after her breakup with Ryan Decker (Dan Jeannette), she is confronted with the reality of her fragile self-confidence. And so, she sets out to regain a sense of self and get back her confidence slowly but steadily. The one way to do this is to communicate with people who have gone through the same situation as her and have come out victorious. This suggestion came from Scott Coleman (Mat Vairo) as a part of the show's attempt to have them come closer.
After writing and publishing her piece, Jane sets the meeting at Belle. Towards the end of the episode, Jane had almost given up that anyone would show to the support group meeting she called. But is pleasantly surprised when one by one, women walk in. Even in difficult times for herself, Jane is looking out for the community. The actress had received a lot of praise for the portrayal of her character's new challenges over the last few episodes, but it is likely that the acclaim will multifold soon enough.
'The Bold Type' airs on Thursdays at 10 pm ET/PT.