Drop Dead Diva Review: At Last

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Well... it didn't go out with a bang and fireworks, but sometimes a quiet ending where everything ends up where it should be is just the ticket.

Drop Dead Diva Season 6 Episode 13 was the final installment of the Lifetime hit.

Since I'm sure there will be mixed reactions from the fans, I'll get into the lawyer mindset and figure out how I would argue both sides of the case. Were you Pro-finale? Anti-finale? Or will it be a hung jury?

To start with the stuff I didn't love: there was a lot of time spent on the cases when it felt like we should have been saying goodbye to the characters. In any regular episode I'm curious about the court cases, but this week I was anxious to fast forward.

Was there really a need to spend so much time on Kim's case with the guy who believed in Big Foot? Then there were Jane and Owen, who were at each other's throats the whole time and the whole extradition issue.

In the end, obviously both of the aforementioned cases served the purpose of representing something about the characters. For Kim, it was the fact that after six seasons, she learned to just enjoy things as they are. She learned to stop thinking so practically when it came to matters of the heart and passion.

When you surprise yourself, I saw celebrate the moment, don't punish yourself for it.

Owen [to Kim]

For Jane and Owen, it was obviously representative of the fact that they were in a huge fight.

If Jane and Owen weren't getting along, how was Stacy supposed to have her dream wedding with her lifelong best friend by her side? Jane made a decision that people didn't like and they had to deal with the fact that she is strong-willed and was standing by her choice.

Of course, we know the real reason, but as a good lawyer sometimes you have to learn to argue around the one thing that would clear everything up. For instance, in Legally Blonde (by the way, I think Jane would approve of this reference) Elle Woods knows her client's alibi, but if she used it in court, it would have ruined her client's business reputation.

As a smart lawyer, Elle had to figure out how to argue around that and still win the case.

For Jane, she needed to figure out a way to get the people in her life to accept Ian without telling them that he was really reincarnated Grayson. Maybe this is a ridiculous analogy, but it's just what came to mind!

This doesn't have to make sense to you. This is my life. And I'm gonna live it the way I want.

Jane

So in the end, even though the cases took up too much time, they did serve a purpose in furthering the stories of our central characters. Kim found love. Jane and Owen hashed it out in time for the big day. 

I loved that Stacy had her babies. Teri's reappearance was great. But the moment we all cared the most about was Deb and Grayson... or as they are known today: Jane and Ian. They are soul mates who have been to hell (really heaven) and back for each other. This is their moment.

Plus, the series ending in a way that it would be able to come back if optioned by another network.

So how would you vote in terms of the Drop Dead Diva Series finale?

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Drop Dead Diva Season 6 Episode 13 Quotes

This doesn't have to make sense to you. This is my life. And I'm gonna live it the way I want.

Jane

Jane: It's like I don't even know you.
Owen: I could say the same thing about you right now.