‘Jane By Design’ Summer Finale: Jane’s Secret Is Finally Exposed

Tue, July 31, 2012 11:06pm EST by 91 Comments
Courtesy of ABC Family

The first season of ‘Jane By Design’ came to a close with surprise twists, new beginnings & one major cliffhanger! (This show NEEDS a second season.)

When Jane By Design creator April Blaitold me everything would be “put in jeopardy” for Jane (Erica Dasher) on the July 31 summer finale, I didn’t realize what an understatement that really was. While Jane began the hour with a major victory in London, she ended it with a disappointing realization about Billy (Nick Roux) — and a very uncertain future at Donovan Decker!

I think the best way to break down the drama is to take things couple by couple, beginning with…

BEN & RITA: As promised, Ben (David Clayton Rogers) made his triumphant return home this week, but he didn’t just do it for Jane! He also professed his love for Rita (Smith Cho), who returned his affections by interrupting his baseball practice with some intense PDA. I really hope Whitemarsh High doesn’t have rules against co-workers dating, because these two are headed in an adorable direction and I don’t want them to stop. Ever.

INDIA & JEREMY: Though Jeremy (Rowly Dennis) agreed to deliver his drawings to Harrod’s, he drew the line at returning to Donovan Decker in New York. So India (India de Beaufort) did the only thing she could: She flew to England to win back her bloody bloke! We were left with a cute scene between the “couple” in Jeremy’s family’s pub, and even though India begged him to return to Donovan Decker with her, he really seems resistent to the idea.

JANE & ELI: In a surprising turn of events, especially for this show, Eli (Bryan Dechart) came clean to Jane about sleeping with someone else. Granted, he didn’t say who he slept with, but even a half-confession is a sign of serious progress. And while Jane was understandably upset, she also recognized that she and Eli weren’t exclusive, and she certainly gave him enough reasons to seek attention from another girl. Besides, she had Billy to think about! Which leads me to…

JANE & BILLY: I’m not going to lie, I think the promos for this episode totally over-hyped Billy’s “decision” between Jane and Zoe (Mariah Buzolin). At no point did Billy actually have to choose between the two — he’s clearly head-over-heels in love with Zoe right now — but it did break my heart to see Jane as she watched Billy play Prince Charming to Zoe’s Cinderella. She finally realized how much she loves him, a realization that arrived about eight episodes too late, unfortunately.

JANE & HER CAREER: As if watching Billy and Zoe together wasn’t hard enough, Jane was served a double dose of “FML” when Gray (Andie MacDowell) and Eli came backstage to meet the genius behind the play’s costumes. The episode ended with Jane and Gray standing face-to-face, and I can’t imagine how Jane can possibly explain her way out of this disaster. (Oh, who am I kidding? This is Jane we’re talking about! She’s gotten really good at lying.)

How do you feel about the way the finale ended? Do you wish Jane had told Billy how she really feels? Are you bummed Jeremy refused to come back to New York? And how do you think Jane can possibly weasel her way out of this mess? Drop me a comment with your personal review of the summer finale!

— Andy Swift

More Jane By Design News:

  1. ‘Jane By Design’ Summer Finale: Billy’s Decision & 5 More Spoilers
  2. ‘Jane By Design’ Recap: Disaster Strikes Jane’s First Date With Eli
  3. ‘Jane By Design’ Recap: A Surprise Proposal Leaves Jane Speechless

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piccia94

Posted at 1:51 PM on March 18, 2013  

I was obsessed by this show! it was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen and i really love it! please bring it back!!! :( the season1 can’t finish like that!

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putralam

Posted at 12:12 AM on February 28, 2013  

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Jane Para-unda

Posted at 12:18 PM on February 22, 2013  

oh my GOD!I was so obsessed with this show..im still hoping for the season 2 to come=)

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Kelley swanson

Posted at 12:17 PM on February 17, 2013  

Honestly I’m so upset that Jane By Design was cancelled. It was one of the only shows I watched on tv. And before that, I watched make it or break it and they cancelled that also. It was not a good way to end the show. Jane should have told billy how she felt, and India and Jeremy should have came back to New York. He should have confessed to Grey. BRING IT BACK. So many people liked it.

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emily

Posted at 4:44 AM on February 15, 2013  

i lovveee this show, just made me sad when i saw thier was no 2nd season. please make a 2nd one what i have read it would be great :)

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swuado

Posted at 6:08 PM on January 28, 2013  

This show is really wroth a season two and i would really love to see if Jane tells her true love to billy. PLZ BRING JBD BACK!!!!

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jemy

Posted at 8:34 AM on January 21, 2013  

please abc family bring jane by design back

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j

Posted at 3:39 AM on January 21, 2013  

This show is definitely worthy of a second season!!!! Bring it back!!

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Zebras

Posted at 8:20 PM on January 16, 2013  

I wish Jane by Design would come back soooo bad! The finale sort of left us hanging but it was pretty good! It was so sad to see Jane jealous because she wanted to be Cinderelle and Billy would be her Prince Charming. I wish we could at least see what happens between them!

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ITSEL LOPEZ

Posted at 12:07 AM on January 9, 2013  

PLEASE RECONSIDER AND BRING JANE BY DESIGN BACK. JANE AND BILLY NEED TO BE TOGETHER AND THEY NEED TO TELL EACH OTHER HOW THEY FEEL.. PLEASE BRING BACK THE SHOW PLEASE WE ALL WANT THE SHOW BACK IT WAS A BIG SUCCESS AND I DON’T THINK YOU GUYS WANT TO LOSE THAT. PLEASE BRING THE SHOW BACK PLEASE WE ALL ALL WANT SEASON 2 AND THE WHOLE SERIES PLEASE RECONSIDER!

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kayla

Posted at 7:48 AM on January 2, 2013  

I HATED the finale!!!!! Since they cancelled the show which sucks, Billy and Jane will never tell each other how they feel. Please RECONSIDER bringing back the show!!! You left us in a cliff hanger, you owe us a proper ending.

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Veronica

Posted at 9:10 PM on January 1, 2013  

I am waiting to see the 2nd season. However i think eli and jane look much cuter than her and Billie

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anna

Posted at 5:07 AM on January 4, 2013  

billie better than eli…..n jane look much better with billie

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hannah

Posted at 5:40 PM on December 31, 2012  

I cant believe they arent doing another season i loved this show. billy and jane should be together

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liz

Posted at 6:56 PM on December 16, 2012  

bane/zilly makes a perfect couple name not boe nor zilly and i am expecting the return of jane by design

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liz

Posted at 6:55 PM on December 16, 2012  

bane makes a perfect couple name not boe and i am expecting the return of jane by design

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montsee

Posted at 4:51 PM on December 13, 2012  

ABC should consider putting the show back on, it really blows that there will be no second season. The show is great! I would of really liked seeing Jane and Billy together! Booooo!

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kelli

Posted at 8:10 PM on December 5, 2012  

this is bull jane and billy make a gooood couple now zoe has a serios attitude problem o and if they stop playing this show ill make sure everyone in my family watches abc again becuz thats ridic and that wd b the second show they deleted that i like including chloe king as 1 of them

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SUE

Posted at 11:09 AM on November 24, 2012  

I really wish Jane & Eli relationship just gone well . I really love their relationship . They are soo cute .!

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AMBER WILSON

Posted at 3:30 AM on November 23, 2012  

Im having a hard time with this i really loved season 1 and was hoping for a season 2 and
i wanted to see billy and jand finally get together i was dissapointed when i heard there was no seaon 2

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brooklynn

Posted at 4:27 PM on October 28, 2012  

I really need to know what happened this is one of the best shows put on ABC, I don’t like that many shows on ABC but this was one of the better ones. I think everyone in the mom is wanting to know what happened

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Lexyhartanto

Posted at 10:35 AM on October 16, 2012  

CAN’T WAIT FOR SEASON 2 ! :) I hope India and Jeremy end up together, I think that’d be nice… & maybe Rita & Ben get married? :D that’s be superbbbbb :’) as for Jane, I hope she gives Eli a shot cause Billy is into Zoe so much. but over all, Billy + Jane = Perfection. I hope that can be like the ABSOLUTE FINAL EPISODE ! :D

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brooklynn

Posted at 4:25 PM on October 28, 2012  

to bad its canceled. :(

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nakia

Posted at 6:28 AM on October 12, 2012  

I love the show I would love to see jane an billy n a relationship .. ..bring the show back I would love to see whatz goin happen next ….wil everything come out.

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Yasmine

Posted at 1:38 AM on September 29, 2012  

Really enjoyed Jane by Design – I’m glad Billy & Jane didn’t get together that’s just too predictable, but to stay really good friends is different. Billy and Zoe were perfect, Jane has too much going for her to be thwarted by some childhood so called love. Now Ben & Rita cute couple.

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Amy

Posted at 9:16 PM on September 21, 2012  

Jane by design better go on again i hated how the season ended it did not make sense tey need to make another season cause inlove that show more rhan any show ive wver watched and i want jane and bollly to be together dont make it a cliffhanger bring jane back bring jane back PLEASEEE!!!!!!

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JeLyKa

Posted at 9:18 AM on September 24, 2012  

please learn some English, or at least proof read your comments before posting them, good grief!

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Charlee

Posted at 11:29 PM on January 5, 2013  

I really Love this show.
I’m cruched the show is canaceled. Please Please Oh Please bring it back.
I think Gray should let Jane stay working for her and have her head of designs.
As for Billy and Jane I believe they should figure out the love they have for one another sooner then later but I love it to be spead out. And I wish for jane to open up to Eli and see where that goes with a relationship.

 
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