Drop Dead Diva Review: The Truth Hurts

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Remember back in the early Drop Dead Diva days when Fred would tell Jane that something awful would happen to Grayson if she told him the truth?

According to Drop Dead Diva Season 6 Episode 8 that rule may still apply...

Before we get into the whole Grayson truth debacle, I want to comment on Jane's case. That was so heartbreaking what that kid had to go through. When Sam was crying in the hallway, saying he'd rather wear a dress than be called crazy, I almost sobbed. I'm glad he ended up having some great people on his side in the end.

So back to Grayson: I thought we were home free after Drop Dead Diva Season 6 Episode 1, but it turns out there were still some secrets left to tell. After randomly pulling a sock off of Grayson's back that belonged to Paul, Jane decided that maybe she should tell Grayson the truth about Paul's identity.

Paul hasn't been much of a guardian angel, at least not in the way Fred was. He's basically an intern who is really good eye candy. He really doesn't help guide Jane or anything of the sort.

Come on, I have been more of a guardian angel to you than you've ever been to me. I feed you, I dress you, remember last night when you fell asleep watching TV, I took the gum out of your mouth so you wouldn't choke.

Jane [to Paul]

When he tried to level with Jane that he would have to leave if anyone found out about him, Jane was quick to choose her relationship with Grayson over her relationship with Paul. Just one question: doesn't Stacy know about Paul? 

It's hard to always know where the line is drawn. For five seasons Grayson wasn't allowed to know about Jane but suddenly he figured it out and things are just fine? I still don't get it.

I have to wonder if Grayson getting shot was a big warning for Jane not to reveal Paul's identity or she'd risk losing what she loved. On the other, more rational hand, I know that Grayson was shot by an unstable, angry man whose daughter was just murdered. Not only did Grayson make him look like the murderer, but his firm got the real murderer let off the hook.

I'm not a lawyer, but seriously Owen WTF?!

Yes, everyone has the constitutional right to a fair trial, but why couldn't Grayson have just dumped his client? Or at least made a pathetic excuse for an argument assuring he'd lose the case. 

Why was Owen so persistent? Yes persistence is great when getting Stacy a VIP maternity suite and proposing (yay!) but for letting a guilty client off the hook for murder? Nope, I don't get it.

So was Grayson getting shot a sign? Or merely a coincidence?


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Paulette andria hamilton

hello Grayson is lawyer if u have a guilty client it is your job as defense lawyer to get him, off that is his/her Job.. The show is ending so why in heavens sake would they kill grayson, now and not make it happy ending.. Paul as angel sucked big time and they should have used Fred the show lost it's way a long time ago and it should end on a hi not a low.


Well, I for one was crushed when Grayson died. I was waiting for him to come back to life. But who knows what we'll find in the next episode…it's what keeps us hooked on this amazing series. You can say what you want about the sub-plots, but we all know that the main event has been Jane/Deb and the people revolving around her. I will miss the characters, and I hope there's another creative series like this one in the works…where the main character is not a supermodel, (well, she was as Deb), but who is a 'normal' woman who's soul is experiencing life again in a new body, which is actually what we all do but are usually not conscious of who we were last time. It has a lot of heart and 'soul.'


Justin Deeley as Paul is so miscast. Every time he is on the screen it sets my teeth on edge. They should of just totally dropped the "angel" thing. He is terrible and adds zero to the show


How crazy would it be if something happened to Jane and she was sent to heaven (for good this time) and Grayson went to heaven, pressed the return button, and came back in Jane's old body....only to find out that Stacy and Owen was no longer working out, and Owen ended up marrying the new Jane (a.k.a Grayson).....AWKWARD!

@ Preeti

LOL…good one! Greyson's death is a great segue for yet another trans-soul predicament! Now the still living Jane gets to experience what Greyson did, losing the love of her life, but now reconnecting with him as he returns to reside in someone else's body. WIth this kind of thing going on, the series could go on for another 5 years, with the characters' souls popping in and out of different bodies. It could get confusing.


I am so disappointed with the way they made mental illness seem like the worst possible fate for Sam. There are plenty of children in the world who struggle every day with mental illness and this type of stigma is part of the reason it is so hard from them to receive proper treatment.

@ Caroline

I agree, Caroline. The episode basically posited that anyone with a DSM diagnosis is "crazy." I used to love this show and advocated for its return, but perpetuating the stigma of mental illness as this episode did was a sad and irreversible misstep.


I hope Grayson doesn't wake up with amnesia, since the dad meant to shoot that guy, Grayson happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Paul will stay unless Jane tells an unconscious Grayson the truth about him. I think Grayson did the right thing, its hard to defend someone whom basically told you in not so many words basically yea i did it so what now defend me.


I screamed at the tv when Grayson was shot. I yelled and I quote "This is total utter BS" Atleast 4 times. But cried when Owen proposed to Stacy and cried for the little boy when he said he would rather wear a dress than be crazy. So many feels in this episode...


The similarities to the season 2 cliffhanger are few. Fred warned Jane not to even go have a cocktail with Grayson, and then he was struck down in the street. Here, Paul issues no warnings at all. But that teary farewell was a bit much, making me wonder if he's holding back. Never liked him, now less so. Meanwhile, can this couple ever catch a break? http://tvruckus.com/2014/05/12...

Leigh r
@ pam

Yes I completely remember that scene. It seems Paul didn't the training in Guardian Angel 101.


So let me get this right : If she tells Grayson, Paul has to go and everyone forgets about him, which means that Grayson would have forgotten about Jane telling him, so it does not make any sense in my opinion, why she should tell him about Paul... or did I get that wrong?

Leigh r
@ healthtech

I'm on the same page as you!


Stacy doesn´t know about Paul. As soon as Fred told Stacy the truth he forgot about her, I beliebe the rule still applies...

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Drop Dead Diva Season 6 Episode 8 Quotes

My baby's first selfie!


If you're going to yell at me for taking another pro bono don't strain your vocal cords, I'm fully committed.

Jane [to Kim]