'Jane by Design' Recap: Jane Shows She Can't Have It All
'Jane by Design' Recap: Jane Shows She Can't Have It All
I loved the premiere of Jane by Design, so it didn't take much to make sure I was tuned into ABC Family tonight to see the second episode, titled "The Runway." I am quite surprised at how flawlessly Jane is pulling this whole thing off.

Not only did she have to preview a new collection of Gray's, but on the exact same Saturday night she must attend a high school dance. For one night, she is a corporate fashionista and a breathtaking teenager catching the eye of her crush, Nick, without a problem, with that dazzling pink dress -- which I would love to own!

Exclusive! India de Beaufort teases future sabotage and what it's like playing a villain.

High School Dance

So, about the high school dance: she's invited -- well, kind of -- by dashing Nick. And that would be perfect, if only she could spend the entire night with him rather than be there, then disappear, then reappear. It's sort of odd to Nick I believe, but I don't think he thinks too much of it.

She has an excellent time with Nick while she's there, but doesn't make it back in time for the most magical dance of the evening. However, at the end of the night, there's a flashback to Sixteen Candles (love that movie!) with Billy waiting at the car after she returns to the venue and realizes the dance was over.

However, the real question here is whether or not Nick will be able to forgive Jane for ditching him at the end of the Homecoming dance ... it's obvious that she can't have everything. Will it end up being a choice between her dream job that she is totally loving, with the potential to climb the fashion ladder, or her super dreamy childhood crush, Nick? Or will it turn into a bigger mess than that?

What About Jeremy?

Well, Jane sure doesn't have a problem confronting Jeremy, as she generally does with Nick (even though this is becoming a tad bit easier for the quirky yet sassy teenager). He's an excellent looking guy, but he is an adult, and has no idea that Jane is a teenager. But, you know, the adult-teen thing sure is in on television, so it's obvious they would bring it into this show.

But that is beside the point because right now, Jane has two guys fighting over her. Well, actually, it's three, but one is only secretly in love with her, and I'm not even sure he realizes that he is with her just yet. But with her new double life and 180-degree-turn personality, it won't take long for Billy to see what he's missing out on.

Billy Actually Grows a Pair!

Oh my gosh! And thank God. Billy finally ends things with Lulu. She is a total bitch and doesn't deserve a great guy like Billy. I was wondering how long it would take for the break-up, and thankfully I didn't have to wait long. That opens him up to more possibilities -- *cough*Jane*cough*.

However, because of the break-up, Jane better look over her shoulder at all times because Lulu isn't going to be a nice girl. She's a nasty, feisty, hateful girl who is going to bring Jane some crazy bad luck.

India is Villianicious

India is just as mean as she was in the first episode, and isn't going to be letting up anytime soon, if you ask me. After all, she is after Gray's job. But Jane is expected to help ensure that does not happen.

Jane was once Janet to Gray, but after the great stunt on the runway, Gray finally calls her by Jane. How exciting!

Are you a Jane by Design expert? New questions added to trivia after every episode.

I absolutely love the fashion in this show, and can't wait to see more of it. I was so happy to actually see Gray in person. What do you guys think? Will you be tuning in for the third episode, or has it bored you already? I'm pretty sure I'll be here all season long! What I really want to know, though, is what was your favorite part of the episode? I'm not sure I can pick a favorite moment!

Stacy Smith
Contributing Writer

(Image courtesy of ABC Family)


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