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Drop Dead Diva Review: Work and Love

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The latest installment of Drop Dead Diva was the conclusion to famed guest star Kim Kardashian's storyline. In "Freak Show," Stacy and Nikki met with Grayson to establish their business, much to the chagrin of Jane.

We all know that Jane is very shrewd and Nikki came off as very shady, so it was no surprise when Grayson found some unsettling background info on Nikki. And, no, it has nothing to do with a 72-day marriage!

Kim and Stacy Talk Over Coffee

Nikki was a fraud and screwed over Stacy, but in the end Stacy ended up with a better business partner: Jane! I am not a Kardashian hater at all, but I found her and Stacy's whole arc to be kind of boring. I feel like Drop Dead Diva is such a fun, unique, smart show and it didn't need to name drop a Kardashian when the storyline ended up being overhyped and obvious. Again, just my opinion.

I do, however, like that Stacy is getting on her feet and starting a business, especially since the love story of Stacy and Fred is no longer happening. I know we all miss Fred, but this week I actually started to like Luke. When he comforted Jane on the balcony at the end, we got to see a bit of heart. Truthfully, he is more of a guardian angel in a way because he is definitely more self assured than Fred was. He can give Jane actual guidance.

As much as last week's scene in the piano bar broke my heart, I adorable Jane and Owen... and they finally dropped the L word! Grayson may have been Deb's soulmate, but I think Deb as Jane has grown into a different person. Owen really complements her and he makes her happy. I enjoyed meeting Owen's sister Olivia this week and it was intriguing to learn she had a background with Jane!

That's partially what is so frustrating about Jane's predicament. Deb took over Jane's body and there was no manual attached, no history given. Shouldn't the guardian angels be able to fill her in a little bit?

There were a few other guest stars tonight: Valerie Harper as a judge and Patty Duke as a client who gave Jane some false hope. Duke played Rita, a client who sued for wrongful termination that withheld her pension. What led to the firing had a lot to do with how Rita handled herself in the year after her sister Lauren died in a car accident next to her. She felt like she needed to honor Lauren's spirit by being a more honest person.

She told Jane that Lauren's spirit was inside of her, obviously blowing Jane's mind. All this time Jane thought she was the only person who had hit the return button. In the end, it turns out that Rita had a serious head injury in her car accident and claimed she was Lauren's spirit because she felt it sounded better. I don't really buy it. I believe there was a head injury, but maybe Rita thought people would think she was extra crazy if she told everyone she was really her sister's spirit. Maybe Rita has her own guardian angel who keeps her from revealing herself, the way Jane does?

This episode had interesting cases, helped reunite Jane and Stacy and brought a whole lot of love front and center. Parker and Kim are headed for a reconciliation and Jane and Owen are definitely serious. What did everyone else think of the episode? Were you ready for the Kim Kardashian arc to end? Hit the comments!

Review

Editor Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.4 / 5.0 (16 Votes)

Leigh Raines is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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I loved this episode! However, am I the only one who is seeing something between Jane and Luke, or am I just crazy?

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And PLEASE, change the PICTURE ABOVE !!!!! Put the full cast ! THANK YOU !

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pfffff so knew Nikki was a BITCH ! From the start ! Stacy's phone and all that, YEAH RIGHT ! And the PAKE ? Please, sooooo fraud ! Didn't really care about Kim K, and her character was messing with Jane/Stacy's frienship, glad she's gone !
After last week's episode and the Grayson arc, well I felt sad...wanted them together. But I like Jane and Owen. His sister freaked me out !!! looool, hope Jane and her get along and all.
Kim and Parker, please get back together...until Parker's son shows up lol. They are made for each other !
I like Luke ! Sure I miss Fred, but Luke is the no bullshit type and I LIKE ! Then end was nice and the funny lol.
Can't wait for next week's episode !

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Please God..NO MORE KARDASHIANS.. They have also "infected" HGTV's programming.. Here's hoping they meander back to their own little corner of people-being-famous-for-being-famous, and stay off other people's shows Love DDV..

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Yeah so glad that annoying shrill faux-actress is off my screen. I'm sorry if I offend any Kardashianites but she can't act and shouldn't bother. She should just become Kanye's accessory and leave the acting to other people. I like Luke, way better than Fred in terms of guiding Jane.
Fred is great, but he was a boy.
I also agree with the reviewer about the fact that Jane doesn't have a manual to Old Jane's life. They need to get rid off that gimick where she can't remember everything and like just somehow give her some of Jane's memories.
It never made sense to me that if Old Jane died, her memories went with her, why did her knowledge remain? Its part of her memories right? Or am I just reading too much into it?