DROP DEAD DIVA “The Wedding” Review

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DROP DEAD DIVA “The Wedding” Season 3 Episode 4 – Grayson’s wedding approaches but it isn’t without hitches. Best man Jane is mugged after collecting the wedding rings from the jewelers, but why does the thief wait for the police instead of running? And will Grayson be able to help the father of Parker’s childhood friend out of prison and get his pet camel back?

The cases this week were odd choices for the theme of the episode, to say the least. In fact I’m not entirely sure there was a theme. (Did you spot a theme? Let us know in the comments!) I really liked the prison/illness case and I’m sure the camel milk case could have been quite hilarious (though hats off to Howard Hesseman as the wronged camel owner), but there wasn’t really much time to go into the cases. They felt like hurried versions of almost-similar cases we’ve seen before.

This would have been the perfect episode to really explore Grayson and Vanessa’s relationship because the ending came a little out of left field for me. Of course a marriage would have scuppered Jane’s hopes for a future romance with Grayson, but the way the relationship ended didn’t seem to fit with what we know. We’ve seen Vanessa look a little uncomfortable a few times, as she did when she watched Jane and Grayson dancing, but when she was with Grayson they looked so happy and in love. I really wish we could have seen or heard more of her feelings about Grayson in more depth to explain why she would suddenly choose to leave him without even speaking to him first.

The last few scenes were pretty awesome though. There was the heartbreak of the aborted wedding, the humor of drunk Grayson, and the vague hope of something more between Jane and Grayson. It was great television. Sadly, we potentially have more heartbroken Grayson to deal with; can’t that guy catch a break already?

Also this episode: Kim and Parker try to reinforce their strictly boss/employee relationship and instead come off sounding flirty and/or just a bit odd. Stacey thinks that her reading an Oscar Wilde poem – an except from ‘Panthea’ – at weddings is a jinx, so she’s worried when Grayson asks her to read the poem at his wedding. Sure enough, she reads it and the wedding is cancelled. Poor Stacey.

Summary: the cases were weak but the character stuff was great. A very enjoyable episode.

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