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Drop Dead Diva Review: Heartbroken

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I'm so completely heartbroken by this week's Drop Dead Diva. "Rigged" didn't keep me fully engaged with its latest case because of all the engineering jargon, but boy was my attention caught by the end of the episode.

Between Parker's custody case and Owen's betrayal of Jane, I found myself needing to grab a few tissues.

Jane Worries

Is this the end of Owen? Is he gone for good or do you think he will eventually come back with his tail between his legs?

Last week, I wrote that you can't force someone's hand when it comes to love. I think Owen panicked in the moment and knew Jane was going to leave him since their beliefs on marriage were different. Even if Jane didn't say it, Owen felt like he was handed an ultimatum. It was too fast of a turnaround and I hate to say it, but I wasn't convinced Owen had truly changed his mind.

Honestly, I don't think Jane was fully convinced either. Jane and Owen both have busy schedules and it's usually not a big deal when she can't get in touch with him, or one of them has to cancel a date. Jane was panicked from the get-go. Also when Terri told Jane that Owen had lied, Jane seemed very sure that he had left her. There was no possibility that he lied for another reason, something law or family related; she jumped right to the conclusion that he left her.

Whether or not you believe that Grayson is right for Jane, or is just looking for Deb in other people, I truly believe that he cares for Jane as his friend. He is there for her first and foremost as someone who has real feelings for her. Also, where was Luke during all this? Isn't he supposed to have some sort of foresight? He's been super controlling in Jane's love affairs so far. The only thing I am sure of is that I'm heartbroken for Jane right now.

I'm also sad for Parker. He didn't know that Eric was his son until recently and he's been a great father to him since they met. It sucks that Elisa is taking him across state lines and while Parker has only been in their life for a brief period of time, I still think the judge should've gone a different way. In a crappy domino effect, Parker took his anger out on Kim which was completely unnecessary. Now, nobody's happy.

After winning a great settlement for the case of a widow, everything went downhill. You win some, you lose some. Here's hoping that next week we get more of Joan Rivers and some happier moments. I wasn't too pleased with Serena Williams' character, but maybe it was because she was yelling at Parker! What did you all think? Hit the comments and don't forget to check out this week's Drop Dead Diva quotes!

Review

Editor Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.0 / 5.0 (26 Votes)

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    I understand her independence as a mother, but Parker had just began to develop a relationship with his son. The least she could have done was be a bit understanding to his situation. "Ok Eric say goodbye to daddy". Saying things like "we did fine without you", that would be fine if she gave him a chance to be a dad in the beginning and he refused her. It was unfair of Eric to walk in when his dad was saying the irrational things when right before his mother was playing the same game. The judge asked the necessary questions for Eric's benefit, but she also did not consider whether Parker had the capability to adapt. He was not an unfit parent.

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    continued....And the whole thing with Parker and his son was, indeed, heartbreaking, and I think the judge should have allowed him joint custody. I agree that his mother was being a horrible person and a bad parent by taking him away from his father when he was just getting to know him. I do not like her character at all, and I don't think moving to Canada was what is best for her son, it was just easiest for her.

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    I am with Abby on this one, I think something dire is going on with Owen, who has been the perfect boyfriend until now. He has loved Jane for who she is now, not for the parts of her that are like Deb, like Grayson. Though I think he could be a good boyfriend to Jane, I just don't trust his emotional response to the Deb inside of Jane, whom I think he's still in love with. I mean, he worked with Jane before she was Jane/Deb, and he didn't find her attractive then, in fact, he didn't seem to find her attractive at all until he thought she might be 'reincarnated' Deb after Stacey blabbed to him. Anyway, I also think that Owen might already be married to someone who is in a coma or something like that, and I hope he comes back soon at least to explain himself. I am also wondering WTF is going on with Luke, who, as the reviewer said, should have known something was going on and helped Jane.And the whole thing with Parker and his son was, indeed, heartbreaking, and I think the judge should have allowed him joint custody. I agree that his mother was being a horrible person and a bad parent by taking him away from his father when he was just getting to know him. I do not like her character at all, and I don't think moving to Canada was what is best for her son, it was just easiest for her.

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    I actually prefer Owen with Jane. It used to be Grayson but he still wants Deb and Jane is not Deb in so many important ways. He keeps gravitating to vapid & pretty with no substance. Don't like throwing Owen under the bus.
    Parker's case was so sad and one sided. She keeps the kid from him, shows up only when the kid goes and finds Parker and then plays the victim when he wants to be part of the boys life. Parker can be a jerk, but it was Mommy Nasty who is the jerk this time.

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    Maybe that's WHY Luke act like that? I mean this could be the foundation of Jane & Grayson. It would be perfect in the sense that after helping each other with awful fiance, their relationship will now progress in the right direction.
    Grayson loving her for herself and Jane loving him as Jane and not because of Deb.

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    It was certainly a three tissue moment at the end of tonight's show. I am crossing my fingers and hope to see Owen next week!

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    I agree completely, though I think something is more amiss with Owen. He wouldn't completely ditch her. I'm guessing a medical issue, or he has a secret wife somewhere. Although I love Owen, the scene at the end with Jane and Grayson was perfect.
    Luke apparently just sucks at his job, though. He should have sensed something was wrong. Heck, even Stacey should have known.
    Parker's case was heartbreaking and I hope a happy ending comes soon!