"Jamie plays a terminally ill cardiac patient," creator Josh Berman tells TVGuide.com exclusively. "Her only chance of survival is getting a new heart. The only heart available to her is her brother's [Jonathan Schaech], who is on death row. But the prison system won't permit him to give her his heart, even after he's executed."
Even if she could get the heart, she doesn't want it since she thinks her brother is a terrible person for being convicted of killing a child. Suffice to say, Jane (Brooke Elliot) has her work cut out for her when she takes on Tina's case. Don't give up hope for Tina's survival though. Berman says, "We're already trying to figure out a way to bring her back." That shouldn't be too hard since the show was just renewed for a fourth season.
The season finale airs Sunday at 9/8c on Lifetime.