I should be bummed that the Season 3 Finale of "Drop Dead Diva" is so close... if Season 4 wasn't happening in our future! Let's celebrate with another (our second-to-last - ah!!) edition of After the Episode With Josh, where executive producer and show creator Josh Berman once again takes us to Diva-land, this week giving us the scoop on Parker's future with Elisa, husbands-as-fans and possible new love matches for Fred [Spoiler Alert: it is... not me).
Ashley has a great memory, she writes: “This show is freaking epic! Does anyone remember the S2 Finale what Fred warned Jane about exposing who she really is? Does that count when others out her?”
It’s a great question! I have to refer you to Jane’s line to Fred from that very episode: “Those are your rules, not mine.” Make sure you watch this week's finale for another rule bender!
Melanie wants to know more about Parker and Elisa’s future: “Does Parker develop a relationship with his son. Does Parker end up with Brandy's character? What's gonna happen to Kim if Parker is with Brandy???? So many questions!” Can you give us a hint at what’s to come for Parker’s love future?
All of your questions will be answered! Most of them in Sunday’s finale episode! That said, things for Parker change dramatically, and for Kim as well. This Sunday is a game changer!
One of our Diva FB fans Ashley tells us that she recently got her hubby into the show, and I know he’s not the only one what’s the appeal of “Diva” for straight men specifically do you think?
I think that we tell stories in a way that appeals to both men and women. I love to hear that women are bringing their husbands into the living room to watch us! Keep it up! In other countries, we don't air on a 'woman's network' and we appeal equally to both men and women.
Scott Tweets us: “Where are Jane's friends?? Did she not socialize with anyone?”
I assume you mean Jane from before. We’ve met a couple of them (Tony Goldwyn’s character from Episode 306) but we definitely established that she spent all of her time as Jane in her office buried in law books (and self-help books)! Jane was always close with Teri, but she didn't have much of a social life until Deb entered her body.
Karen brings up a good (but sad if true!) point “Does Fred have to leave now?” Say it ain’t so! Katie chimes in: “Will Fred still be a major character for next season!? I love the supernatural aspects of this show!”
Fred, played by the incomparable Ben Feldman, will always be a part of this show. He is the glue that binds Deb to Jane even as Jane evolves into her own. I can’t imagine doing a season of this show without Fred, and he's a big part of this Sunday's cliffhanger.
Michelle wants to know if there's anything Stacy can do to even DESERVE another shot with Fred.
Absolutely. Watch on Sunday night!
After last week’s episode, Deb says she wants Kim to stop picking on Parker. Do you think Kim’s concern (and her test) for Parker last episode was fair? Does she pick on him?
Hmmm. Generally I would say that testing (setting a trap for?) your boyfriend or girlfriend is totally not fair, but I also think that Kim has a right to be skeptical of Parker after last season’s incident with Claire Harrison (played brilliantly by Natasha Henstridge). Kim and Parker continue to evolve as people and as a couple. They've still got a long journey ahead of them and Sunday's cliffhanger spins them in another direction completely.
Rosa and Ana speak up for the skeptics when they ask if Elisa’s son is in fact Parker’s. Will the paternity of the child come up in question at all?
The question definitely comes up! Watch the finale (am I sounding like a broken record yet?)
Tabitha asks “What was it like to work with Deidre Hall!!!! So wish she could be a cast member!” Your thoughts?
Let me first say that Deidre came to our Season Three celebration last weekend and was just such a joy. I would have her back in a second! She was a delight on set and is such an incredible asset to the season closer! Make sure you check her out! We're even talking about doing another cross over with her or her character from "Days," next season!
Genger wants to know: “Would Deb (or Jane) really be dating other guys if she was truly still in love with Grayson???”
YES! When we are wounded, when we are rejected, we need to get back into the dating world. As she said in the very first episode: "Sometimes you gotta fake it to make it."
Hmm, seems to be some rumbling from the fans about Fred… and TERI – Lhen asks: “Will FRED be interested in TERI?”
I love Teri and Freds partners-in-crime dynamic. I don’t think we’ll throw them into romantic liaison, no. But who knows!? Assistants these days, they might just catch each others' eyes over the Xerox machine... hmmm...
Some love from Joselyn: “A HUGE THANK YOU! Jane was my inspiration during my divorce...I had to defend myself in court and after the case the judge said I should go into law...Thank you, Diva!”
Joselyn, these are my favorite types of messages to get. I can’t tell you how proud it makes me to hear that my show has inspired people in their lives. Thank you for sharing this with me, I’ll be sure to pass it along to our writers. And for the record, I think you absolutely should go for it! Just remember, follow your passion and sense of justice - just like Jane!