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Drop Dead Diva Review: A Hot Mess

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Wild, crazy chocolate sex can be dangerous... but so was Jane’s look of betrayal on "The Kiss."

The Wife Swap Incident

It’s understandable that Jane would be shaken up over Stacy and Owen finding comfort and passion in each other’s arms and perhaps the former should have confided in Jane earlier about her feelings and desire to pursue them. However, Jane has no right to be selfish and invoke the girl code on Stacy (I’m sure Leigh will be upset with me).

Stacy has done a lot for Jane: keeping her secret; constantly lending a ear and a shoulder; and trying to mend things up with Grayson. Frankly, Stacy has earned every right to follow her feelings with Owen and Jane just needs to take a step back and examine why she’s so upset over it. Jane’s been nursing a broken heart and trying to cool down her hot mess of a life and it’s probable that a lot of her anger at Stacy and Owen is Jane just wanting to find love again.

Grayson – a man who ran after Jane and got summarily rejected – has moved on and now Owen – a man nursing his own whiplash after a whirlwind engagement to Jane – is starting to move on too. That leaves Jane left out and mostly alone.

I do want to give Drop Dead Diva Season 5 some commendation for having the guts to write this kind of story. Relationships are constantly being tried and tested, but those relationships are typically between Jane and a man. It’s usually Jane and Stacy that are on constantly solid footing and their friendship tends to survive even when their outside lives are not.

If Jane and Paul are willing to make some new rules instead of sticking to the old guardian angel handbook (therefore bending the very rules of life), then surely there’s some wiggle room for rewriting of the girl code amongst best friends.

The cases this week were the typical Drop Dead Diva fare. I found Frank Inc. to be a time sink for Grayson. It completely pulled him out of the main story. However, as much as I love Grayson, tonight wasn’t about him; and with the way things went down, it was probably best he was nowhere in sight.

The crazy chocolate sex couples, however, were pretty interesting. Just taking one look at the couples and you knew the swap was beneficial to all parties. The two headstrong spouses were better suited for each, as were the two quieter, softer-spoken couples. These pairing also brought along Old Jane’s therapist bearing new information about Old Jane’s five-year plan and I’m confident Jane can do Old Jane justice with the plan.

Finally, there's Paul. It's about time that he's given a little bit more to do aside from taking his shirt off (not that that's not enjoyable). He's trying his best to help Jane move on and the guy he sets her up with certainly looked good on paper until he stole Jane's car.

What are your thoughts on Jane and Stacy? Should girl code be enforced?

Review

Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5.0
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Nick McHatton is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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I totally agree with Maisha ... you do not under any circumstances date your best friends ee-fiance. Stacy is being totally selfish. Jane was willing to look past all of the drama and reclaim her relationship with Stacy. Why did Owen decide to take on a position at the firm after avoiding Jane for such a long period of time? It was obvious he was being revengeful when he returned by the cases he was giving her but now he wants to reflect on how he is his own man. He came back to torture her and this last stunt with Stacy is the icing on the cake. She is surrounded by people who want to hurt her. Stacy knows she still loves Owen and it was obvious during their little romantic dinner that Stacy knows too much about Owen and Jane's relationship to create a new one with Owen. She has a advantage, she already knows what he likes and utilize that info to make him fall for her. While Jane has no one to turn to because her GA is an idiot!

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I think a girl and guy code does exists. There are literally hundreds of other guys Stacy could date; she did not need to date her
Best friends ex-fiancé. Stacy is clearly only concerned with her own happiness and her actions are showing that she cares very little about Jane. Jane lost her first Guardian Angel because of Stacy
Jane let Stacy use her ex-fiancé's sperm
And now Jane has to accept a relationship between Stacy and Owen. It's completely selfish on Stacy's part.

Drop Dead Diva Season 5 Episode 10 Quotes

Yeah, well, I'm a hot mess.

Jane

Owen: What? You already sold your shares?
Teri: Who the hell bought them? Tell me or I'll cut you!
Grayson: You can't say that.
Teri: I thought you said it was a hostile takeover.

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