Drop Dead Diva Review: Happy Endings

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This week's Drop Dead Diva was all about the "Happily Ever After." While Jane was debating her own future with Owen, she took on the case of a Bhustanese woman who was being forced into a royal marriage.

Jane went up against a lot of opposition, but her passion for the case said a lot about her character. 

Jane's Dilemma

It's always somewhat enlightening, and of course makes for a good episode, when a legal case inspires the characters in their real lives. For Jane, this wasn't just an individual case. It represented women's rights and human rights. The idea of someone being forced into a marriage was unacceptable to Jane and when she found out Owen believed marriage to be "archaic" it put her own relationship into question.

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The bottom line is that you can't force someone's hand when it comes to love. When Jane found out she and Grayson had won the case and Owen was waiting for her downstairs, she seemed to be startled by a revelation. She knew she couldn't force Owen to respect the institution. Then lo and behold Owen... whipped out a ring!

I'm kind of surprised Jane said yes so quickly. It seemed in that moment before she went downstairs, perhaps she realized her feelings for Grayson weren't dead. As much as I like Owen, I still wonder if Jane and Grayson belong together. What do you all think? 

Also, why is Luke so determined to keep them apart? I understand that Jane can't reveal she is Deb reincarnated, but if Grayson fell in love with Jane now, why would Luke hold him back? I just don't understand what is different with this guardian angel. Sure, he is more stern and gives better guidance, but he seems to have a very specific agenda.

Elsewhere, Parker and Kim teamed up to defend Eric's teacher, who was fired for making racy videos with his wife. I couldn't help but laugh when Eric asked Parker if he could Google "porn." There aren't enough parental controls in the world for that scenario to be okay!

That judge seemed to be out for Kim. Parker felt defensive of her, which made him even more impassioned to win the case. He went to great lengths, (aka stripping in court) to get his point across. Despite that stunt, it seems to me that Parker is in a good place. He finally has people he really cares about, and his life isn't just about taking on the biggest client. I'm happy he and Kim are working it out.

I thought this was a strong episode was compelling cases. As for Stacy's pakery, well would you go there if you saw a Tweet that Channing Tatum was spotted? Normally I'd say "nah," but I did see Magic Mike tonight so that is going to influence my answer! What did everyone else think of the episode? Are you excited about Jane and Owen's engagement? 


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Bexbake, I love that description of the coin toss. That's how I felt when Owen proposed to Jane.


Owen--Grayson--Owen--Grayson--Jane poor girl.


You know how you sometimes flip a coin to make a decision? It isn't really the outcome of the coin toss that helps you decide so much as it is that while the coin is in the air, you know what you really want the outcome to be. This is how I felt about Owens proposal. I thought I wanted them together but when then coin was in the air, I wanted it to be Grayson.


I don't know if I like Owen yet. I know I didn't like him last season, he was all fun and commitment-free, while Greyson was always a true romantic. Maybe he was looking for Deb in all the wrong places, but I'm happy he's now looking at the right place. I just hope it,s not too late for them. Luke sure seems to want to keep them appart. So annoying!


That would be unfair to Jane who died, and unfair to Grayson and Deb, because Jane can never become that tiny little fluff-headed model again, she has to live Jane's life.
Meanwhile, I loved the case that Jane had with the Bhutanese woman, because it showcased how awful things are for women in other parts of the world when it comes to basic human rights. Women in so many countries, particularly third world countries, are considered property, chattel, or disposable. They are abused for ridiculous reasons, and forced into marriage or forced to commit suicide because their husband has died. It is horribly wrong, and I was glad that Jane was able to save this one woman from a terrible life with that arrogant prince.


I used to long for Jane and Grayson to get together, but then I saw how shallow Grayson was, and how he seemed to only like women who were model thin and blond, like that other lawyer he was dating, and when he kissed Stacey. It has taken him a long time to develop romantic feelings for Jane, and only when he felt he saw Deb in her did he seem to start that journey. Meanwhile, Owen has been the perfect boyfriend, caring for Jane, being there for her, loving her and supporting her for who she is, not for who she might be. So I was thrilled that Owen proposed so romantically, and I was not surprised that Luke tried to keep Grayson at bay while Jane got engaged. I think Luke does have an agenda, he wants Jane to be JANE, not Deb, and if she is with Grayson, chances are she will regress and tell him that she got Deb's soul. That would be unfair to Jane who died, and unfair to Grayson and Deb, because Jane can never become that tiny little fluff-headed model again, she has to live Jane's life.

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Drop Dead Diva Season 4 Episode 5 Quotes

Dad can I use your computer to google the word porn?

Eric [to Parker]

I think all marriages are a human rights violation.