While the final season of Jane the Virgin just started airing on The CW (I still firmly remain in the #TeamMichael camp even with the amnesia revelation), the cast is already gearing up to say goodbye.

After five years of putting together the emotional dramedy, the CW is about to wrap up as it begins production on the final episodes. On Wednesday evening, the cast shared their emotional reactions to reading the finale script, tears aplenty.

Star Justin Baldoni (Rafael on the show) shared an emotional selfie on Instagram with his castmates Yael Grobglas and Gina Rodriguez following the last table read. Baldoni wrote, “Five years of cast table reads every week … this is the last one. Ends are always hard. We’ve grown up together. Been through massive life moments together. Through joy and pain. These are real friendships. Not ‘show friendships.’ It’s the end of an era but the beginning of so many incredible things.”

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Five years of cast table reads every week … this was the last one. Ends are always hard. We’ve grown up together. Been through massive life moments together. Through joy and pain. These are real friendships. Not “show friendships”. It’s the end of an era but the beginning of so many incredible things. Our show has given birth to so much beauty in all of our lives. So many tears. But they are tears of gratitude. Man I’m going to miss this family. I’m ready for what’s next… but not quite yet. We have three more weeks together. I will savor them. I will enjoy them. I will appreciate them as I appreciate all of you. For watching us every week and letting us into your homes and your hearts. For binging and sharing and following our journeys. Without you this doesn’t exist. Thank you. For everything. Love, A very sentimental Justin.

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Baldoni continues, “We have three more weeks together. I will savor them. I will enjoy them. I will appreciate them as I appreciate all of you. For watching us every week and letting us into your homes and your hearts. For binging and sharing and following our journeys. Without you this doesn’t exist. Thank you. For everything.”

His costar and former TV wife Grobglas (Petra) shared her own emotional post of the front page of her script and a paper plate covered in tissues.

There’s no need to get emotional just yet, the final season has plenty of stories left to share as it airs on Wednesday nights on The CW, and the Jane the Novelas pilot was picked up by the network for next season, so these characters and stories are far from over. Plus, with binge-watching, the show will forever live on as the iconic telenovela it was.

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