A lot was riding on Drop Dead Diva Season 6 Episode 11 once Grayson hit the return button into a brand new life.
This development has given the series a shot of adrenaline as it marches towards the series finale (I know, I'm still bummed about that too).
Now that both Deb and Grayson have the shared experience of getting a second chance, they can truly understand each other completely. Grayson finally has a deeper meaning of what it was like for Deb when she took over for Jane; and Jane now understands what it was like for Grayson when he found out the truth about her.
The biggest fear I had about "Ian" was that he's not Grayson. Jackson Hurst has been Grayson for so long that I was not sure that I could ever truly envision Jane with someone else. For all intents and purposes, we never really knew Deb; we've always been with Jane.
It's not the same for Grayson, but Ian still has enough Grayson in him to do Grayson justice (but I'm still going to miss Grayson's old body).
Ian very much feels like Grayson. Having Jane walk him through his growing pains and becoming accustomed to his new life and body eases the burden for Grayson and the doubt I was feeling about the return button. There's no second guessing or wondering that Grayson hit return for and wound up in Ian - he is really in there.
Most important, though, for Jane and Grayson, it's never been about the body, but rather the soul as Jane mentions to Ian:
After what we've been through a little thing like Death Row isn't going to keep us apart.Jane
But the body does matter because aside from Stacy, and maybe Paul, no one else is in on what really happened. Owen, and soon everyone else in Jane's life, are going to see Jane starting a relationship with a man she helped get off death row.
Owen's already shocked and bothered at the end of the installment by Jane kissing Ian.
This is what intrigues me the most: how does Ian get back to being Grayson without being Grayson? Ian might be out of prison, but his stint on death row is going to follow him for the rest of his life. There's no saying whether or not he'll be able to practice law, and they still need to figure out a story for the people in their lives.
With that in mind...
What happens next for Jane and Ian?
Nick McHatton is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.Tags: Drop Dead Diva, Reviews