Drop Dead Diva

Season 1 Episode 9

The Dress

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 13, 2009 on Lifetime
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Episode Summary

Jane is determined to see if she can get a boutique to drop its refusal to sell plus sized clothing after being told the store doesn’t sell that kind of clothing. Jenny Jane decides to sue the company and have Kim as her attorney an idea that Parker strongly opposes. Grayson represents the daughter of a friend who is in a national video.moreless

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  • Ridiculous case but highlights an interesting point

    Jane's suing of the dress shop was a bit ridiculous but I see where she's coming from. As an overweight person I always feel I'm being judged when going into expensive dress shops - but that's not the point of this review.In court Jane said that she was made to feel worthless because of the way she looks physically.I find this episode very ironic. In the pilot episode Fred said that Deb's soul holds all her memories and feelings and as her soul is in Jane's body, she had all Deb's memories and feelings. She has Jane's brain because the brain is part of the physical body which belonged to Jane.Memories and feelings are what make a person who they are - not the physical body. Both Deb and Jane died yet only Deb's death was mourned - yet if you consider what really makes a person then it is Jane who really died, yet nobody acknowledges her death. Deb is still "alive", whereas Jane, with all her memories, feelings and emotions are no longer.

    In this way thisentire showis just as guilty as the dress shop for putting the physical look above the person inside.moreless
Patrick Fabian

Patrick Fabian

Kevin Hanson

Guest Star

Seamus Dever

Seamus Dever

Tyler Mack

Guest Star

Lauren Storm

Lauren Storm

Jenny Hanson

Guest Star

Kathy Payne

Kathy Payne

Judge Nina Hodge

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • This episode is a hit at Abecrombie and Fitch's unauthorized regulations to sell small sizes and only hire 'cool, good looking people.' That store was sued and is still sued in the current news. Jane's case against PDQ is all about a store not carrying the larger sizes and telling women how they should look. The story is completely parallel to what happened in Drop Dead Diva.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Stacy: She also told me that "res ipsa loquitur" is a legal term. But doesn't it also sound like a large dinosaur?

    • Teri: Excuse me Mr. Parker, there's a guy in the lobby waiting for you. He's got broad shoulders and no wedding ring so if he asks about me, I'm single with a cheery disposition.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Girls gone Wild is a video that show girls dancing. And some body parts exposed. When the video is advertised the video is edited so the exposed body parts can't be seen and also edited to fit broadcasts standards even when broadcast late at night. Viewers are given a number to call to purchase the video.