Drop Dead Diva Review: Family Ties

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This week's Drop Dead Diva was all about family. On "Home," to make up for the lack of interesting legal matters on last week's episode, we were treated a double doozy with two family-related cases. 

Kim took on her father as a client and Jane and Grayson got involved in a family court case. Yes, it was a case heavy episode that still left a lot of room for all of the personal drama!

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It's always interesting for one of the lawyers to take on a family member as a client. It throws that personal element into the mix that raises the stakes. Kim wasn't interested in seeing her father, but the second his ex employer mouthed off to him, she was on the defense and ready to throw down in court. Blood is thicker than water.

Not wanting to bother Parker with her suit, she took the case on and proceeded with business as usual. Parker ended up getting involved for two reasons:

  1. He is still missing Elisa (guest star Brandy Norwood) and their son.
  2. He does love Kim.

These two are so on and off and things got especially confusing when Parker found out that he had a seven-year-old son with his ex, but something always draws Kim and Parker back together.

With a clever realization about home decor, Kim was able to win her case. Elsewhere, Jane and Grayson were defending a teenage millionaire who wanted to file for emancipation but became part of a missing person case. Jane's case took on a lot of moral and ethical issues. Technically yes, Sam was kidnapped, but was it to save his life? Yes. Jane won her case, but in real life would this hold up?

Meanwhile, Grayson was still going strong in his quest to prove that Jane might be a reincarnated version of Deb. Now he's reading books on the subject, and even trying to provoke certain memories. That scene in the piano bar when Grayson had the song from Ghost playing absolutely broke my heart. Not only because that song is a tearjerker (sorry, Jane, I guess I'm sappy, too) but Jane just looked so completely heartbroken.

Sure, Owen is great, but Jane still has lingering feelings for Grayson. Luke is a much stricter guardian angel than Fred was, and I do miss Fred dearly. Deb may have hit the return button, but why is Jane being punished and not allowed to let Grayson know who she is? That scene was just painful. 

What do you all think? Were you upset by the scene in the piano bar? Did you find this week's cases more interesting? Do you think Nikki and Stacey's bakery business is a boring storyline? (I do.) Hit the comments! 


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Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 (18 Votes)

When is Kim K's last episode on DDD? I am not a fan of her show, so I'd rather not have her invading one of my favorite shows.
The bar scene was absolutely heartbreaking! I like Grayson, but Owen is such nice guy too!
I still can't believe that Fred is really gone :( It's so sad! However, he made a good career move by accepting a role on Mad Man. I'm still not sure about Luke, he is just so annoying!!!


Doubtful that kidnapping case would have held up in court but loved it anyways. I love hoe mature and charming Parker has become since finding out about his son. It makes him and Kim tolerable. PAKE! is that a real thing? I want to try it. The triangle is so hard. I LOVE grayson but I like Owen too. There is also something sadly unsettling for grayson falling for Jane only after thinking she was deb. But the whole scene at the bar was so sad. Felt bad for both him and Jane. I get that Luke is doing his job but he's kind of an ass. The encroaching in her personal space just to deliberately get under her skin. The smarminess. The annoyance that comes with sweet,geeky, adorable Fred's (temp?) Replacement being some overly goodlooking, pompous ass.they wasted no time changing the intro.:(


Not crazy about Kardashian on the show but her acting doesn't totally suck, it's actually halfway decent.


like this episode, the scene at the bar is really touching, and the song is so well chosen for the jane/deb and grayson situation, the lyrics suited them so well.... although i miss fred but luke is okay so far, not much complaint there...
i'm guessing nikki's a con-artist, she will con all stacey's money and then leave... and that will bring to the opening of luke and stacey storyline (well, he's rich, and stacey's broke), so we will be saying goodbye to nikki soon..


Ugh is all I have to say about the bar scene. I am torn because I feel like Grayson is lost without deb/Jane but I also like Owen so darn much that it makes it nearly impossible to root for anyone else. I know that Grayson was supposed to fall in love with Jane for Jane but hasn't Owen fallen for the Deb version of Jane? Her Deb-Ness is what makes her such a love able character. I do not like Luke. He is doing his job. I know that but he is seriously annoying. I guess that is the point. Could Kim Kardashians arc please end soon? I don't care much for her on an average day let alone when she invades one of my favorite shows and plays a vapid narcissist.....wait, I guess she didn't have to play. The pake line is cute but it would be so much more fun watching Stacy and Fred pursue the dream of a pakery. I am worried about how they will resolve the triangle with Grayson and Owen. Would hate to see either one of these talented actors off the show but I know it will resolve eventually. Hopefully they won't have to make something horrible happen to accomplish that. Am very much enjoying the new season! Can't wait to see what happens next :-)



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Drop Dead Diva Season 4 Episode 2 Quotes

Luke: Fred lived with you.
Jane: Cause I liked Fred.

A relationship is like open heart surgery, it's all about exposure.