Applegate's character, Jen, is dealing with the loss of her husband, who was killed in a hit-and-run car accident. As Jen processes her grief, she's also trying to find the driver who killed her husband. Applegate says the show is about Jen's efforts to "keep her head above water" — which sometimes take the form of wry black humor. I've had times in my life that were so incredibly painful. And I, in other people's eyes, wasn't dealing with it the way I should have dealt with it," she says.
'Dead To Me' Star Christina Applegate: Loss 'Lives In The Fibers Of Your Being'
Dead to Me
Needless to say, spoilers for all of season one lie ahead. The exact nature of what happened that night was revealed piecemeal through most of the first season, but we now know that while Judy was driving, it was her slimy husband, Steve James Marsden , who told her to do the run part after the hit. But the fact remains that Judy killed Ted, and most of the plot stems from that one event. In the final episode , it looked like Jen was ready to completely burn Judy, even telling her she could die, and Judy was ready to let it all happen, telling Jen at an open house that she was ready to turn herself in before preparing to kill herself in the same spot Ted died. She turned Steve in for money laundering, revealing the location of a storage unit as well as the fact that he was the cash guy for the Greek Mafia. In the final scenes of season one, Steve came to Jen, looking for Judy. He talked about the night Ted died making it all about himself, of course , but was more upset about Judy emptying his account. Abe passed away near the end of season one, and the lack of a moral sounding board for Judy could lead her even further into an emotional tailspin.
It will be nice to have time to do things for myself. You would be her back up plan in case she can't find a guy who is a returned missionary, preferably from a prominent LDS family. She's really attractive, too.