On this week’s Drop Dead Diva, Jane tries to (really, seriously guys) put Owen behind her. But the plan hits a snag when he comes back to town, ready to explain where he’s been. Meanwhile, the oh-so-interesting cliffhanger from the last episode (the one where it seemed like all of Harrison-Parker was going to prison) is resolved in about 2.5 seconds.

The Players:

  • Director: Michael Grossman
  • Writer: Rob Wright
  • Cast: Brooke Elliott, Jackson Hurst, Kate Levering, April Bowlby, Josh Stamberg

Episode Title: “Ashes to Ashes”

Jane tries to move on from her relationship with Owen. You might think, “But hasn’t she already done that?” Apparently not. Her subconscious keeps bringing up the issue in her B-List star-studded dreams (this week’s features Joan Rivers). Just as she tries to work through it for good though, Owen shows up ready to talk. The case of the week hits close to home (especially for Grayson) as the dream team of Jane and Grayson (Jayson? Grane?) takes on the cause of a woman seeking claim to her dead fiancé’s ashes. Oh, and she likes to (gag) eat them.

The Good:

  • Eating Ashes: Jane and Grayson’s client is certainly weird and even a little crazy. She sees her dead fiancé talking to her when she eats his ashes. But this turns out to be an effect of the poison in them. Turns out you’re not supposed to eat that stuff. Go figure. The plot is really reminiscent of when Grayson was convinced he saw Deb’s ghost and it turned out to be toxic mold messing with his mind.
  • Owen’s Retraction: Owen does show up to talk about the future of his and Jane’s relationship, but his first word on the subject is basically just “no.” After he explains that he fled town due to health problems, Jane decides to forgive him and take him back. Unfortunately, when he comes to pick her up, he takes back the entire proposal – but he’s super sorry about it. Jane kicks him out like the badass she is and has a good cry with Stacey.
  • Lady Bodacious: I would be tempted to put Lady Bodacious in the “so-so” category. The Gaga ripoff is something that was surely much funnier on paper than in practice. But because it brings Luke and Teri together, I’ll give it a solid good. Luke and Teri are quickly developing one of my favorite pairs. They’re both nosey and into everyone else’s business and proud of it. When they team up, their individual brands of crazy come together perfectly.

The Bad:

  • Grayson’s Self-Sabotage: At this point, I don’t think I even care who Jane ends up with. But I’d really love it if Grayson would stop going out of his way to ruin his own chances with her. Telling her she’s the kind of gal who doesn’t take no for an answer and riling her up to talk to Owen again? Really, Grayson? Do you not want Jayson (or Grane) to be a thing?
  • Jane and Owen Reunite: After a little pep talk from Grayson, Jane storms into Owen’s office and basically relationship rapes him (paraphrased dialogue: “I DON’T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER – YOU WILL LOVE ME.”). Owen says his proposal is still off the table. That might sound like the words of a man who’s not interested, but when Jane says she’ll just propose to him (and then does it) he accepts. What just happened?


This week was strong, but the Owen/Jane reconciliation felt off. After the show went out of its way to make Owen a villain (at least in matters of the heart), it expects us to be happy that Jane fought for him? This is the same guy who couldn’t be bothered to text, while he skipped town for a month. Also, we’re nearing the season finale and there hasn’t been a Fred sighting at all. Not even one.

Rating: 8/10

Drop Dead Diva airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on Lifetime

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