Drop Dead Diva Review: Starting Over

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Jane is not your average person. She’s defied her own odds, and her "One Shot" has doubled to two.

The character's second shot gives her unique insight, as she tends to live her life with an outlook of morality and positivity. She knows Stacy broke the girl code and, maybe if Jane was still Deb, that might have mattered - but Jane isn’t in that spot in her life anymore.

Jane's New Client

Jane’s lost too much and been through too much to let the smaller things in life bother her; the girl code is one of the things that’s left behind. Stacy’s right. Jane knew it too: she doesn’t love Owen, not in the same way she loves Grayson, and it’s time for her to finally accept what’s in her gut. It’s just unfortunate that Jane and Grayson are continually locked in this back and forth of proclamations.

It’s time to make the decision: are they destined to be together or not? It’s time for Drop Dead Diva to answer that question as well.

Jane’s witness protection case echoed this same topic. Becca and Neil were willing to start entirely new lives together while leaving their old ones behind. Their case was akin to the series.

Getting back to Jane and Stacy, they had a fight and made up. I wish Drop Dead Diva Season 5 had gone a little longer with the fight for some more drama and development, but the with the show hitting the return button from cancellation it’s probably better for the series’ long term health that one of its core relationships comes out of this relatively unscathed; and there was a nice montage out of the deal as well.

Stacy and Owen do not bother me. Any potential coupling actually gives them something to do aside from being Jane’s best friend and being Jane’s ex-fiancé. There wasn’t any kind of jealously, insecurity or nastiness involved from either them. Stacy’s looking for a sperm donor and feelings for Owen developed; at that point both Jane and Owen had moved on. It’s still too early to tell if Stacy and Owen will actually end up anywhere.

The B-Story with Owen being so protective of Ashley provided great insight into the type of father Owen will be. He was kind to her and lent her his ear when no one else was listening. Ashley just wanted to go to college and get her degree before continuing her career, and Owen offered her a solution (with a little bit of scheming) that no else did... something a father might do.

What did you think, is Jane and Stacy's relationship that easily repaired? Or is the damage still done? Will Grayson and Jane ever get together?


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Rating: 3.1 / 5.0 (34 Votes)

The thing that most pi**** me off about the whole Stacy situation is that even after kissing Owen, having dinner with him and being caught out, she didn't ASK Jane if she was ok with it! She simply informed her that that's how it was going to be, and moved out because Jane wouldn't accept it. Hell what kind of friend does that?? She clearly chose Owen over friendship with Jane. I can see that Jane might forgive but invite her back into her life like it didn't change everything between them? That's a really big stretch. Who invited her to move back in anyway! It was very presumptuous of Stacy to assume she would be welcome, while clearly Jane - despite the bonding at the spa - was still struggling to accept new situation. Whats next - subjecting Jane to early-morning Owen in a bath towel? Yikes. Some distance would've been so good at this point.


I'm still scratching my head over the episode. Just how is Jane supposed to move on from this? By getting heartbroken over Grayson, whom she can't have either?! I don't buy it.
I suggest the writers stop pairing Jane with both Owen and Grayson, and find her someone new... someone unlikely, to allow her to explore her different facets some more. The whole point of the show has been to turn the vapid model into this mature human being with meaningful relationships, is it not? Grayson and Jane is still too easy, they don't really know each other on so many levels. She never really knew him as Deb, either.


I am done with the show. Stacy is the most selfish character on the series and what she did is unforgivable. The one thing I can say is she actually deserves Owen in a way- because his character has also turned into a selfish, callous jerk. Jane deserves better than both of them. The fact that Stacy is going to be a mother is laughable. If the writers have any decency a miscarriage plot will unfold. But I, for one, won't be around to see it. There are far better shows for me to waste my time with. I've never been a fan of Stacy, but they really started losing me when she asked for Owen's sperm. Now that they have developed feelings I just can't watch anymore. Jane has forgiven Stacy for so much, but this one is too unbelievable even for this show. She crossed a line that no woman, not even the evolved Jane, should or could forgive.


I love this show so much. But I am either in to deep into the show but I don't care if they get Stacy and Owen off the show for good. Stacy -you slut you. I wanted to vent about that mess.

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Drop Dead Diva Season 5 Episode 11 Quotes

When it's true love you just know.


I'm just glad you're okay.