Fairly Legal Season Finale Review: Courage Is An Angel

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A year ago it broke my heart when Justin walked away from Kate at the end of the season. My, how things have changed.

The Fairly Legal "Finale" resolved an issue that Kate's been battling all season. She finally found her own apartment and in another surprise twist, I believe Lauren will actually miss her.

Kate Must Choose

Speaking of Lauren, was she really planning on informing on Robin Archer to the FBI.  Double crossing a billionaire seems rather risky but getting involved with Archer may be more so. 

I was happier when Lauren followed her instincts about him. Dating him could be fun for a while but it could also be disastrous for both her heart and her career. Kate was right. He's not a good man.

I'd actually prefer to see Lauren end up with Justin but that's a long way off, if it ever happens at all.

Right now Justin's still hung up on Kate. These two will always have a bond but the passion that was there in season one has dwindled. Justin and Kate love one another but are they compatible over the long haul?  As Kate said, they've been down that road and we know where it ended up.

I was proud of Kate when she finally had the courage to recognize that heavy feeling in her chest that she's been fighting for weeks. Justin was mistaken. That wasn't fear. Fear, I believe is what drove her back to him. That feeling was her heart telling her something was very wrong when her head kept trying to convince her it was right and it was making her miserable.

As for Ben, I loved the scene where he noticed the heart shaped rock on Kate's desk that he had found in last week's episode. It definitely gave him hope but to Ben's credit I'm not sure he ever completely lost it.

When he told Leo that this is a marathon, not a sprint, he meant that he's willing to fight for Kate. He wants to be the guy she ends up with over the long term. 

Thirteen episodes ago, Ben annoyed the heck out of me. He came across as a selfish, arrogant jerk. But by season's end not only did I find myself rooting for him and Kate, I was simply looking forward to the scenes he was in. Ben's the guy who make me laugh, as in this Fairly Legal quote where he asks…

 Couldn't they have just shot her car tire out on a twisty deserted road? | permalink

And a quick side note on that reporter…Are we suppose to believe she spent a year working on a career making story and never backed up her files? If that's the case then that's what she should have gotten fired over.

But back to the heart of our story. As much as I think Ben is the right guy for Kate and I laughed when he ended up being her new neighbor, I hope they don't get together right away. 

Kate Reed needs some time to get to know herself.  Plus I think it will be fun to see Ben and Kate flirt and banter and work on a solid friendship before diving in for more.

Of course that's if we get a season three.  If you love Fairly Legal and want to see Kate Reed's story continue, let USA know it because I'm definitely hoping for more.

And I want to know if you were rooting for Ben or Justin?  Am I the only one who wants to see Kate take it slow and am I crazy picturing a Justin / Lauren hook up in the future?


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This is a great show, good acting, and story line. I hope it will return.


Love Fairly Legal, even my husband does, its funny, heartwarming, the will they won't they between Kate & Ben is just warming up, although I really like Justin, and he really loves Kate, you can tell he was so gutted when she said she couldn't be with him, so, we need the new season, so we can find out what happens, please please please don't cancel this show, so many have been already, BRING IT BACK please


I LOVE this show !!! OMG I was sooooo sure that Ben would be her neighbour and when she stood on the balcony and turned left 'hey there neighbour' awesome awesome awesome !!! those two have sooooo much chemistry and I agree Ben was a big oaf when he first came in, all about money and arrogance, but he has changed i think because he wants to be a better guy for kate. eeek so want another series !!!!


Bring back Fairly Legal. Awsome. We need more like this.
I even quite like Archer.


i think ben and kate should b 2getha they are complete opposites buh th@ meks it beta. They should bring season 3 please... Why did they stop airing?


I love this show!Please make more seasons!


I Loooove Fairly legal and would really like to see how it will end between kate and ben ; I like too the context of the show I mean all those cases where Kate is always very good at mediating, it's always very interesting situations.
And I completely agree with Chelsea when she says "you find a new show, love it, get involved in it and then it's off in the air" so Pleeeeaaaaase a 3rd season and many more !!!!!!!!!!


One more thing, I am tired of networks keeping shows on that cater to the young viewers. I'm sorry, but the young viewers don't watch much TV. They have the social thing going,,,,They are on their computers much of the time, or their phones. My two teens hardly ever watch TV. So if the networks think that companies pay a premium for advertising on shows that cater to the young audience , think again. When my teens do watch tv., they will record the show then watch it so they can skip the commercials. So please leave Fairly Legal on for many more seasons to come.


I love Fairly Legal. After the finale of season 2 I want more.....If it is cancelled, I will prove myself right for my decision to NOT start watching any new shows in the fall lineup on ALL networks. You find a new show, you start watching, get invested in the stories and the characters and then BOOM, its off the air...


I want it back!!
I love it...me and 4 more milions people probabaly...
Pretty please renew it and bring it back to us!!!

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Fairly Legal Season 2 Episode 13 Quotes

Couldn't they have just shot her car tire out on a twisty deserted road?


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