Drop Dead Diva Season Premier Spoilers!
Back from the Dead – Airs June 23 – Season Premiere
Jane frantically searches for Owen, who went missing after seeing her kiss Grayson just before their wedding. Luke tells Jane that “Old Jane” is back on earth and could be in anyone’s body, even Owen’s. Jane represents a desperate father trying to save his eight-year-old son who’s fighting T-cell Lymphoma when his drug treatment is abruptly terminated by a pharmaceutical company. Meanwhile, Kim takes on the case of a woman whose ex-boyfriend posted nude photos of her on website devoted to ex-girlfriend revenge. Luke is reprimanded for mishandling Jane and gets replaced. Finally, Jane gets an unexpected visitor.
Features guest stars Justin Deeley, Carter McEntyre, Natalie Hall, Sharon Garrison, Holly Fain, Aaron Farb, Shane Callahan, Kenny Alfonso, Mike Pniewski and Gary Hudson
Drop Dead Diva Returns in June!
BACK (FROM THE DEAD) BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Star Brooke Elliott Returns and Newcomer Justin Deeley Joins Ensemble Cast for 13 New Episodes
Series Welcomes Back Emmy® Nominee John Ratzenberger and Jamie Ray Newman in Season Five
Lifetime’s fan favorite and critically-acclaimed series Drop Dead Diva, which follows a shallow wannabe model that suddenly dies in an accident only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a brilliant, plus-sized recently deceased attorney, is back by popular demand for a fifth season with 13 all-new episodes set to debut on Sunday, June 23, at 9pm ET/PT. Immediately following Drop Dead Diva’s return, Lifetime will premiere its new drama Devious Maids.
Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the one-hour, comedic drama stars Brooke Elliott (Wicked, Taboo), Margaret Cho (Dancing with the Stars, Cho Dependent), Jackson Hurst (Living Proof), Kate Levering (Cashmere Mafia), April Bowlby (Two and a Half Men) and Lex Medlin (Southland).
The series’ fifth season opener, entitled “Back from the Dead,” picks up from last season’s cliff hanger finale with Jane (Elliott) frantically searching for her missing fiancé Owen (Medlin), who disappeared after witnessing her kiss Grayson (Hurst) moments before their wedding. While both Jane and Owen nurse their broken hearts, Jane’s friends and co-workers also are confronted with their own life dilemmas. Kim (Levering) goes public with her pregnancy at the firm as Grayson continues to struggle with his feelings for Jane. Meanwhile, Stacy (Bowlby) is left contemplating the future of her business, The Pakery. Newcomer Justin Deely (90210) joins Drop Dead Diva as Jane’s new heavenly guide Paul, stepping in for Luke (Carter McIntyre) when he is called back to Heaven just after telling her that Old Jane has returned to earth. Now that Jane and Old Jane are both on earth, the two kindred spirits will finally meet face-to-face, creating one of the most highly anticipated Drop Dead Diva moments ever.
Lifetime Drops “Drop Dead Diva”
Deadline has reported that Lifetime has decided not to renew “Drop Dead Diva.” They also report that Sony Pictures, which produces the series, may try and sell it to another network.
Season 4 ended with the cliff hanger of Owen’s death at his and Jane’s wedding, and the return of real Jane into his body.
Drop Dead Diva Season Finale Recap + Thoughts!
So this past weekend was the season finale of “Drop Dead Diva.” Overall, while I enjoyed it, I wasn’t that surprised. I guessed the big shocker a few weeks ago when some teasers came out. First though a bit of a recap . . .
The episode was about Jane and Owen’s wedding, though really that didn’t arrive until the final few minutes. Kim (with Stacey’s) help dealt with a singer on trial as a murder accomplice because a deranged fan (awesomely played by Kelly Ozborne) tried to kill the singer’s cheating ex-boyfriend, and do so in a way inspired by the singer’s actual song. The real drama happened behind the scenes of the trial with Kim’s pregnancy and Luke accidentally spilling the beans to Parker about it. Parker thought it was his and wanted to be there for her, but she claimed it wasn’t his kid! What ?!?!? In the end, Kim admitted it was Parker’s kid, and the two seemed to reconcile, if only for the sake of the kid. We don’t know yet if this means a romantic reunion for the two.
Jane meanwhile was stuck trying to write her vows to Owen, but stumped. Luke was worried that she was still holding onto her dream of Grayson. Jane and Grayson meanwhile worked on a case that involved some long time friends of Graysons. A man was suing to force his wife to have surgery to remove a tumor which had drastically altered her personality. The tumor had increased her intelligence, and she was not willing to give it up. She also felt she had out grown her husband and wanted to move on. In many ways the case was similar to Grayson and Deb’s situation, as Stacey pointed out if there was an operation that could change her back to Deb . . . would she get it? Would Grayson be right to fight for that? Jane felt Grayson was clinging to what appeared to be a losing case (and they did lose) because he was still hung up on Deb. Grayson was furious and said he will always love Deb, but he had moved on . . . Oh in the end, even though they lost, Jane and Grayson convinced the woman to get the surgery as she had been used by doctors who wanted to just study her and make her into a guinea pig.
Meanwhile up in heaven we learned that the real Jane has been sitting in a waiting room and watching Deb “ruin her life” and using her body to do so. Jane was supposed to have moved on, but chose to stay in the waiting room and watch her life unfold on a television set. This was apparently an option she was given. She ended up going to see Fred, who is back in heaven at a desk job, and she demanded to go back like Deb did. When she found out how Deb did it, she hit the return button on Fred’s computer and was sent rocketing back to earth . . . .
Meanwhile the day of the wedding had arrived, and all was going well, until Jane’s dress got her stuck under some chest in her dressing room. The wedding had started, but Jane was a no show as she couldn’t move. Eventually Grayson went to look for her and found her. She asked him about his moving on from Deb. He didn’t want to talk about it now, but she pressed him. He said he realized he has been in love with her! He said she is the only woman who has ever made him feel the way he felt when he was with Deb . . . . As they kissed, Owen walked in! Then Owen had a heart attack, collapsed . . . and in jumped Real Jane into his body it would seem. Owen’s eyes opened and he said “Where am I?” The show then ended.
So as I thought a few weeks ago when the spoilers about Real Jane surfaced, it would appear she has returned via Owen. Now that it’s happened, I don’t know if I like the idea anymore! On one hand, it might be fun. There are no so many many issues to be dealt with given a sex swap has occurred. Clearly Jane is not going to marry Owen now, it would just be to weird! This would also probably pave the way for Grayson and Jane to be together. Eventually I assume she would tell him the truth, and he would probably feel hurt and betrayed. However I have gotten to really like Owen, and now he’s just gone. We’ll have to deal with Jane in Owen, and something tells me she’s gunna be a real b….. Of course this is just what the set-up appears to be. We could end up being punk’d come next season, and Jane is really somewhere else and Owen is okay. However something tells me that’s wishful thinking.
As for Kim and Parker, I am actually hoping they do get back together and can make things work this time.
Drop Dead Diva: Pakery Patent Troll!
So I feel the show has been a little slow since Owen’s big return and the news of where he was. Sure he and Jane have been sweet, and Grayson has maintained his distance. But this is a soapy show, so that can’t last forever!
I have been enjoying a lot of the fun cases over the past few weeks. Grayson defending the sculpture, which in the end was a vagina, was hilarious. Last week’s case with the gay male sperm donor was politically important . . . but it also made me feel a bit uncomfortable. I would have liked it if they didn’t make the guy a serial donor basically. There is enough stigma against gay men, they made him out to be a louse in a way. This week’s case with Dylan Walsh and old Jane’s hero suffering from a degenerative disease was also great. However it was over shadowed, and rightly so, by Stacey’s case against her “Pakery Patent Troll.” I loved the pake bake off! It’s just too bad we had to endure the return of Kim Kardashian. Send her back to jail!
Stacey learned that Jane and Owen were looking at real-estate and planning to move out. Did she think they’d all just live together? Wait, scratch that, I have known people who thought just that! However given all the previews that ran through the night on Lifetime, the question as to whether Owen and Jane will even say “I do” is at question. Now previews can be deceiving, and I’m sure this one is, but it seems that Owen walks in on Jane and Grayson in a lip lock . . . Oh dear! I’ve made posts before about the season finale and various spoilers out there . . . so I won’t go into them again if anyone wants to remain spoiler free.
The real shock in the latest episode came when Kim broke off her budding romance with Luke. No, that wasn’t a shock, I was actually glad at that. I don’t want to see Luke happy at all, because I think he’s a crummy angel. It was the reason why she broke things off that was the shock. Kim revealed she was pregnant! I am guessing we are all assuming it’s with Parker’s kid, but what if it isn’t? Wouldn’t that be a twist! Say if it was Grayson’s for some odd reason?
Drop Dead Diva Season Finale Spoilers!
The season finale spoilers for “Drop Dead Diva” . . . expect to also see Kim Kardashian’s character return in an orange jump suit!
September 9th – Jane’s Getting Married!
Jane and Grayson take the case of a man whose wife is refusing life-saving surgery. Kim defends a singer who is being sued. Parker discovers Kim’s secret. Grayson reveals his feelings for Jane.
Drop Dead Diva Season Finale Spoilers!
In the season finale of “Drop Dead Diva,” airing on August 26th, we will learn where “the real Jane” has been all this time. It seems if you, like me, thought her soul moved on . . . we were wrong? She’s found out what Deb did to come back and is not happy! The finale also brings Fred back, to deal with all of this.
Source: TV Guide
Okay my thoughts? Why do I see Owen having another heart attack, dying, and Real Jane using the return button and coming back in his body? That would just be epically weird!
Drop Dead Diva: Owen’s Medical Mystery!
Last night’s “Drop Dead Diva” saw the return of Owen. As many had guessed, he was at the Mayo clinic for a medical issue. His doctor detected an irregular heart beat and he was sent there for tests. However the moment he arrived he had a heart attack and was put into a medically induced coma. I honestly thought that Owen was either still in the coma, or dead, and appearing to Jane as a spirit. He had the same outfit on for the first half of the show, and it looked like scrubs to me. However Owen was really okay, but he wasn’t. He broke things off with Jane.
Later, in reference to their current case, Grayson told Jane that she is so amazing, she’s like no one he’s ever known, and he loves how she won’t take no for an answer. At that moment I thought we had finally got what we had been waiting for, Grayson to realize how great Jane is for Jane . . . not because he thinks she could be Deb. Jane however ran off to confront Owen, not taking no from him. She knew he was scared of dying, scared of leaving her. However she said life was precious, and no one knows how long they have. I kept thinking to myself, didn’t Jane “die” of a heart attack too? Owen is being a bit of a jerk here! Jane proposed to Owen this time, and he said yes. So Owen and Jane are back together. Will they last?
The main case tonight involved a woman addicted to eating her dead fiance’s ashes. I think I saw that on an episode of Maury once . . . Did anyone catch that the evil killer step-mother was none other than Ivy Crane from “Passions?”
Next week’s case involves another well known female . . . . Abby Lee Miller from “Dance Moms.” Oh boy, I don’t know if I can take that. She drives me absolutely insane! I hope she goes to jail on the episode.
Drop Dead Diva Spoilers for August
I haven’t ever posted “Drop Dead Diva” spoilers, and honestly most of what seems to be available simply center around that episodes’ cases. But there are a few spoilers in here that seem to point to where the Jane/Grayson/Owen triangle is heading . . . .
Ashes to Ashes – August 5th
Jane and Grayson defend a woman who is addicted to eating her dead husband’s ashes. Kim and Parker deal with the aftermath of Gina’s actions. Teri tries to get Luke to help her launch her music career.
Lady Parts – August 12th
Jane defends Deb’s mother when she is sued by a dance student. Grayson and Kim defend the decency of a sculpture.
Family Matters – August 19th
Jane represents the mother of a teenage girl who is on life support. Teri and Luke pretend to be Jane and Owen at a wedding menu tasting with a celebrity caterer. Grayson and Kim take a case involving a sperm donor.
Picks and Pakes – August 26th
Jane becomes an Internet sensation when she accidentally gives Nancy Grace a black eye on live television. Stacy’s business is in jeopardy when someone claims she stole the idea from them.
Drop Dead Diva: Owen’s Return!
So yet again, another “Drop Dead Diva” catchup post. My last post got a huge number of comments, so I figured I probably shouldn’t let so much time pass before another post!
Owen has yet to return at this point, and we don’t know where he is. He went to Minneapolis, we know this. We also know thanks to Stacy and Terry that his ex-girlfriend lives there. So everyone seems to think he ran off, and because he hasn’t contacted Jane, this has been accepted. However in two weeks we have his return thanks to the previews. Why is he back now? Maybe because of the trouble Jane is in?
By the end of the latest episode it all hit the fan with the new investor Parker brought in to replace Luke. Terry always loathed her because of her history with her at an old job/law firm. Eventually Terry was able to bring Kim on board when they discovered that a client of hers was laundering money. When this was brought to Parker’s attention, Parker agreed to quietly work to get rid of her ASAP. However it wasn’t fast enough, at the end of the episode the offices were raided and everyone was arrested by the FBI for money laundering! My guess is this goes beyond just one client, and is why this woman wanted to invest in the firm. She probably used them as a front for others.
The latest episode also softened Luke a bit. I guess the writers realized they had written him to be an ass, so we saw a bit of his nice side come out while supporting Stacy during an awards ceremony. Sure he was initially blackmailed into attending it by Jane, but in the end he was there for Stacy. Maybe he isn’t such a horrible angel? Why then is he so hard on Jane?
Jane and Grayson went on an out of town work trip, came very close to kissing, but were interrupted. Even worse, Grayson never tried to make the move on Jane during several opportune moments. Jane felt this meant it just wasn’t meant to be, but what she didn’t know was Luke worked his magic on Grayson before the trip even began! He told him that what he needed to be was the supportive friend, not the rebound guy. Stacy gave Grayson the push he needed at the end of the episode, but before anything happened is when the FBI arrested them all . . . GRRR!
As I started this post off, in two weeks we see the return of Owen. Where has he been? Many feel he may have been sick and sought treatment at the Mayo clinic. However whatever he tells Jane, she doesn’t seem to even want to hear or accept it. We see her brushing him off and saying something to the affect that “is no excuse” for what he did. If he was sick, would she be so hard on him? I don’t know, maybe she would. Maybe she’d be pissed that he didn’t feel he could tell her about something so important?
I like Owen, but at this point he’s screwed up over and over with Jane. Grayson has too, but at least his excuse is Luke. I don’t know who I want to see Jane with! I feel she probably should be with Grayson though, as it is a true love story transcending all. But does Grayson love Jane for who she is now, or who Deb was? Grrrrr!