After the Episode With Josh: Season 3, Episode 5
It was a blast to live prom all over again with the "Drop Dead Diva" cast, and now in this week's After the Episode With Josh, executive producer and show creator Josh Berman tells us more about getting in bed with Jane and Grayson, dishes about Kim and Grayson and promises to play matchmaker for Teri.
Some of the fans want to know a little bit more about what happened with Jane and Grayson at the hotel. Meg asks: "What made you jump from Jane and Greyson falling asleep together to them being back at the office a week later?"
Jane isn’t just another girl, she (as Deb) has known Grayson for years. After the heartbreak of being left at the altar, what Grayson really needed from Jane was a friend. The best way for Jane to help Grayson move on is to show him that everything, even after Vanessa, can continue to be business as usual... At least at the office.
Viewer Jen thinks Jane would have stepped in to get Grayson to stop moping post-wedding: “There's no way someone like Jane would have let [Grayson] go on for a week without intervention, and that's something I would have liked to have seen.” Will Jane address the Vanessa situation in future episodes?
There is a fine line for Jane regarding Grayson because of their history. That said, Grayson is lucky to have a strong support system, and I think that the scene with Kim (where they talk about Vanessa) towards the end of last week’s episode is not only one of the best performances of the season from Jackson Hurst (Grayson) but also one of the most powerful moments of the season thus far.
Alex says: “Grayson makes the comment to our girl that the loser (the doc) didn't know what he was missing then, why not ask my diva Jane out?!?” while other fans have been wondering if Grayson is a little shallow. Jennifer ponders this very question: “I am curious why Grayson is so interested in other girls, but yet Jane never crosses his mind as a potential girlfriend? Is it her weight or what else could it be?”
That is a fair question and a valid concern. The short answer is no. Jane has been his best friend... His “best man” even. In large part "Drop Dead Diva" is told through Jane/Deb’s eyes, and of course the Deb in Jane really just wants Grayson back. This biases our perspective on the prospect of a Jane/Grayson romance. To Grayson, though, Jane is just Jane, his best friend and colleague.
Another fan asks why Jane doesn’t make a move on Grayson… as herself/Jane?
I love that there is so much passion from the viewers regarding Jane and Grayson! Get’s the gears turning! I think that for Jane, making a move on Grayson would be just a mega minefield of emotion. That feels like a cop out in so many ways... But personally and this isn’t a spoiler at all so much as a response to this question on a human level I think the Deb in Jane wants to be recognized by Grayson despite the change of her body. I think that as a woman, that is what she would need to know that it’s safe to take her friendship with him to the next level, ultimately to romance.
Marcos asks: “Will Teri end up in a serious relationship with that guy (Hank)? She can do better ... cough cough... me! Jk! Great show!”
Marcos, you’re cracking me up with that! First of all, how dare you!? Hank is played by my brother, David Berman, and Teri would be lucky to have him!!! (Totally joking with you) I’ll put in a good word on your behalf.
The viewers were shocked by the Kim and Grayson kiss, and Mary has more of a plea than a question… “Please tell me that yall aren’t gonna put Kim and Grayson (back) together!!”
That scene was the perfect combination of great writing, great acting, great shooting, great music and great editing. It is so special when all of the many parts make a scene come together and create something as strong as that scene! Grayson and Kim have moved on from their romance... In that scene, Grayson actually says “That wasn’t meant for you” and it wasn’t... It was for Vanessa.
Jamie wants to know if Fred will ever become more human?
I think Fred becomes more of a human every episode. Ben Feldman (who plays Fred) is a master of his craft.
Lori has nothing but love: “It was great to see the real Constance in the courtroom scene! Your treatment of the Prom made me tear up, especially at the end when the high school friends arrive. Just loved it.” Can you tell us a little more about your decision to use Constance in the episode and what her reaction was when asked?
The pleasure of having Constance involved in the production of this episode was all ours, truly. She is a peaceful crusader and the GLBT community is lucky to have an ambassador like her.
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