Drop Dead Diva is a spirited new comedic drama series that puts a uniquely compelling twist on the age-old battle between brains and beauty. The show tells the story of a shallow model-in-training who dies in a sudden accident only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a brilliant, thoughtful and plus-size attorney.
Jane is forced to finally tell the truth to Grayson, but his reaction leaves her more lost than ever. Meanwhile Owen gets a visit from his estranged brother Charlie that puts his personal life and the firm at risk. As Jane buries herself in work once again to hide from the problems in her life, she discovers her new pro bono case has high stakes with the U.S. government. With Kim on maternity leave, a new lawyer, Belinda joins the firm and gives Jane a run for her money.
Grayson is shocked when Jane tells him that she is Deb; a prickly new attorney is hired to fill in while Kim is on maternity leave; Jane defends a man accused of setting a fire in a record store where he worked that resulted in a death; Belinda and Grayson represent a couple who were trapped on a cruise ship without food or amenities for five days.
Stacy helps Jane prepare for her date with Grayson; Jane and Belinda represent a rock star whose recent irresponsible behavior put his band's next tour at risk; Grayson helps a woman who is being evicted from her low-income housing to make room for upscale condos.
Jane struggles with how to behave around Grayson now that he knows the truth; Grayson represents a widower who wants to honor his wife's last wish to be buried in her backyard, while her parents want her in their family plot; Paul buys a Rolls-Royce for $100; Kim returns to work and enlists Owen's help representing a 12-year-old foster child who is searching for a permanent home.
Jane represents a bullied pro cheerleader; Teri pretends to be Paul's lawyer when he gets in trouble for accumulating too much credit card debt; Grayson and Owen defend a family who installed speed bumps on their busy neighborhood street; Jane and Grayson make plans for a romantic evening.
Pregnant Stacy is concerned when someone suggests her frequent burping is a sign she's having an evil baby. Grayson and Jane are paired together on a case involving national security, but are flummoxed when they're given very little information about their mild mannered client or her charges. Kim represents a family of orphans when their adoptive parents kick them out immediately after home make over show renovations.
Jane represents a transgendered elementary school student while Grayson takes on a high profile case involving the murder of a college student. Stacy becomes increasingly uncomfortable as Owen showers her with gifts.
Grayson's experience prompts him to make a serious gesture; Jane offers her services to a community that is affected by fumes from a hot sauce factory; Kim must represent her mother in a divorce proceeding against her own father.