On the day of her wedding, Grayson declares her love for Jane and the two kiss and Owen sees them, which causes him to have another heart attack.Up in Heaven, the real Jane uses the opportunity to press the return button to reclaim a body.
As it turns out, Ethan and Jane only married so he could get insurance for his cancer treatments but Jane was truly in love with him and was hurt when Ethan left.
Deb becomes surprised when she starts to channel the real Jane's emotions when Ethan returns.
Prior to the start of the series, Jane Bingum was a hard working, intelligent lawyer whose best friend was her assistant, Terri and was often teased by her co-worker Kim Kasswell due to her size.
In the pilot episode, Jane was shot by a disgruntled gunman who was angry at Parker for sleeping with his wife.
Jane agrees to be his best man and gives up any hope of telling Grayson who she truly is. In season three, she finds a new flame in Judge Owen French but complications when arise when Stacey tells Grayson about Jane's true identity and it turns out that Owen's sister Olivia and Jane feuded in high school, something of which Deb also tries to remedy.
However, the two work out their differences and Olivia gives her blessing to the relationship.
In the series finale, Jane became an independent lawyer with help from Ian, and buried the hatchet with Kim and Owen now that she had found her soul mate in "Ian." Deborah "Deb" Dobkins (played in the pilot and flashbacks by Brooke D'Orsay; appeared in 9 episodes).
Deb was a self-centered diva who died in a car accident.
Deb/Jane usually avoids suspicion by claiming the shooting affected her memory.
Initially, Deb struggled to adjust to Jane's size 16 body by refusing snacks and being horrified when she found out Jane is eight years older.
She was forbidden from telling him her true identity by Fred, who warns her that she is already in trouble for being back on Earth in the first place.