Jane By Design Review: The Love Quadrangle

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"The End of the Line" originally appeared to be the season finale of Jane By Design. Fortunately, last week, ABC Family ordered an additional eight episodes to air this summer. Phew!

With that cliffhanger on the runway, I'm glad we don't have to wait to find out whether we would get closure or not as Jane's love quadrangle came to a head in this mid-season finale.

Before Jane started at Donovan Decker, she was an awkward high school student with a crush on the school jock. Through her job, she gained the confidence to date him and then the diplomacy to break up with him.

Gray Meets Ben

Sure, Jane was disappointed that things didn't work out with Nick, but she held her head high and politely dismissed him. We never would have seen that from pre-Donovan Decker Jane.

Her personal growth has equaled if not exceeded her professional growth; it's quite impressive for a teenager. I'm in awe of what Jane has been able to accomplish.

Her dealings with Ben ... didn't go quite as well. She has changed, but he still saw Jane as his little sister. He wanted to protect her and didn't want her to grow up too quickly.

With their father's death, Ben chose to come back home to be there for her. Jane's job was a stab in his heart that he couldn't provide for her.

As much fun as it has been to watch Jane navigate her romantic life, the relationship with her brother is precious. He hasn't always known what to do with her, has grounded her unsuccessfully, and disapproved of her job, but he always had her best interest in mind.

Ben and Jane's heart-to-heart after the runway show was one of the most touching moments. For Ben to acknowledge that he gave up his dreams for her to achieve hers was so honest. Jane is lucky to have him in her corner.

This was a night Jane will not easily forget. As a teenager, she worked on a Fashion Week runway show, she and her brother connected, and then there was Billy and Jeremy. Who will Jane pick? Her best friend, Billy? Or, her fashion partner, Jeremy? Or, neither?

I actually hope she picks neither right away. Jeremy really is too old for her. They professionally inspire each other, but that is not enough for a relationship. I'd love for Jane to work more closely with him and see what happens. Though, when she finds out he was the mole, and she will, Jane is not going to forgive him easily.

Jane and Billy have such an amazing friendship that I'd hate for them to mess it up at such an early age. They have years ahead of them to become romantic. How would Billy handle rejection?

I'm guessing not well at all. Either way, their friendship will be a risk.

When the show returns this summer, who do you want Jane to be dating? Billy? Jeremy? Back with Nick? Sound off on all things Jane By Design in the comments!

Review

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Jane needs Nick she's had a crush on him for so long plus he loves her and she needs to forgive him ASAP because seriously those two are PERFECT for each other. They're sooooooooo ccuuttee together. but i wanna be jane quinnby

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Omg, i started watching this show about 4 episodes before the season finale and i'm obsesssssssssssssssssed with it! Oh my god . Everytime i see billy kiss zoe i get chills he's so freaking hot! Him & jane are going to end up together. But you know what they say, usually when we expect something it doesnt really occur. So (god please forbid) that jane and billy end up not going out. They make a cute couple and they are just meant to be . But then again if they go out and then break up, things will NEVER be the same. They might end up not speaking to eachother ever again and losing what they had. Eli is kind of old for her but they deffinatley can't be together because he can't know anything about her double life. If i was jane i will just confess but jane is way too nice and she cares about billy's feelings alot. They both love eachother but obviously billy is falling hard for zoe. I can't wait till the next season which i really hope their really is one ! :-[ like i said i am absolutley obsessed !

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Billy and jane belong together!!! I can't believe they aren't together yet. I mean nick is hot and all but he's a cheating sleezebag. Jane might not see it but billy is in love with her. And in the beggining of the second season you could tell she has feelings for him. They would be together if billy didn't lie about his feelings. Geez I've been waiting for the episode that they finally get together.why can't they just see how perfect they are together? Hopefully it will be this season.

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nick and jane muuuuuussssssssssstttttt be together!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I have to disagree with zo-e,Nick is a nice guy only if you are willing to exclude the fact that he cheated on Jane and had 3 months relationship with lulu.I do agree that Jeremy is a no no but I think Jane and Billy will make a great couple if they were to take that next step in their relationship.Zoey seems like a great character and I hope she isn't hurt in the process.

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I think that Jane and Nick should be together. Nick was a total sweetheart and he is so mesmerising. But I honestly think that Jane should find it within herself to forgive himfor his momentary stupidity. besides if she got with Billy it would be totally cliche!
SO NICK AND JANE for me!!!!!!!

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I think that nick and Jane should be together. Billy is Janes best friend and while I don't think that they would have a bad relationship together I think that on Janes part it would be like than real. Sure they would get along perfectly but for Jane I think that it would be a curiosity, and for Billy I believe that it would be a lost oppertunity to find someone who would be there for him no doubt. I mean while Jane is a good best friend she really does not have time for that sort of relationship with him as he would be more needy than most. He has problems that he needs to deal with and i think that zoe wiould be the best person to help him and hopefully their relationship will evolve into more. I also do not think that Jane should be with Jeremy for obvious reasons: he is too old( where some of you may find that attractive I donot), he is way flirtatious if they get together he would prob still have other people shadind him from the hot weather while still keeping him warm and lastly he is dishonest. I think that Jane should pick Nick. The mistake that he made was understandable so I am not going to name him jerk for it. The fact that he continued to date Lulu is what should be questioned. But in his mind he blew his chances and did not want to persue further the relationship that could have been. Lulu had him under the impression that Jane and Billy were in love and he thought it was true since Billy was the one that was always with her. I think that his reasoning was to be expected of the mind. Afterall we all jump to conclusions and for him his have ligit prof the proved themto be real in his mind. So I think that Jane should give Nick another and if he blows the next one ditch him for good.

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She should be with Nick. Nick actually one of the best persons in this film. He is kind and generous and not to self assured. I do like Billy, but I do not believe that Jane belongs with him. Her and Nick went through to much together.

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Jane better end up with billy the girl he's talking to now I hope she's like secretly dating Eli...

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Billy n Jane need to b together I love them so much they look like a perfect match.

Jane By Design Season 1 Episode 10 Quotes

You're gonna be fine. You're gonna be fine. You're gonna be ... so not fine. It's Lulu's dad.

Billy

Oh, and for the record, absolutely nothing happened with 'Wrong guy.' I was too busy talking about you.

Jane
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