Drop Dead Diva (2009–2014)
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Change of Heart 

After convincing the gravely ill sister of a death row inmate to accept his heart for a transplant, Jane (Brooke Elliott) must get a judge to bend the rules for execution in order to make ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Brooke Elliott ... Jane Bingum
Margaret Cho ... Teri Lee
Jackson Hurst ... Grayson Kent
Kate Levering ... Kim Kaswell
April Bowlby ... Stacy Barrett
Josh Stamberg ... Jay Parker
Ben Feldman ... Fred
Jamie-Lynn Sigler ... Tina Howard
Brandy Norwood ... Elisa Shayne
Deidre Hall ... Deidre Hall
Johnathon Schaech ... Aaron Howard
Lex Medlin ... Owen French
Bruce Davison ... Judge Cyrus Maxwell
Jack McGee ... Warden Richard Steckler
Tonya Bludsworth ... Dr. Meredith Brown


After convincing the gravely ill sister of a death row inmate to accept his heart for a transplant, Jane (Brooke Elliott) must get a judge to bend the rules for execution in order to make it possible. And as Grayson (Jackson Hurst) defends her after she's arrested for assault, Stacy's (April Bowlby) criminal past threatens to send her to prison. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama


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25 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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[Owen offers Jane to travel with him to New Zealand, jokingly referring to "Lord of the Rings"]
Judge Owen French: You'll love it there. It's the Middle Earth. Friendly people, great wine. Maybe we'll see a Hobbit, who knows?
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References Gossip Girl (2007) See more »


Written by Ryan Tedder
Performed by by OneRepublic (as One Republic)
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I Have A Soft Spot For This Episode
24 September 2014 | by anderbiltSee all my reviews

I was able to binge-watch all episodes of the first three seasons of Drop Dead Diva, just about the time that the fourth season was set to premiere on Lifetime.

Those 39 episodes were wonderfully entertaining, with a great continuing storyline and engaging performers. The saga of Jane/Deb and the course of her romantic life in those three seasons will always be among my favorite moments spent in front of a TV screen.

I'm commending this particular episode because I kept watching the show into season four, then season five, and I'm now debating whether to spring for a season six download on I-Tunes. I would be numbered among the fans who disliked the many changes and troubling plot choices that were made in the final three seasons of the show. Yet I loved the overall story.

This episode, the so-called cliffhanger of Season Three is the last of what I would call the 'sublime' episodes of the show. This episode, coupled with the first episode of season four, make a great resolving two-part finale in my mind, and I would recommend it as such.

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