Fairly Legal Season Finale Review: Lose/Lose...

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It's the character issues on Fairly Legal that keep me tuning in and "Bridges" gave us plenty. The season finale had Kate Reed on an emotional roller coaster, with both her personal and professional lives left in shambles.

We started off with a shocking disclosure: Kate's home pregnancy test was positive. I couldn't wait to find out what implications that might have for Justin and Kate's on again, off again relationship. Unfortunately, the aftermath of this revelation wasn't pretty.

Justin and Kate Scene

When Kate all but missed Justin's award ceremony, he was furious. He's mentioned this issue before. In his eyes Kate, always put her cases before their marriage. When he pushed Kate for an explanation, she blurted out that she was pregnant, then she took off to help mediate a case. Safe to assume Justin felt sucker punched.

Later, he showed up at Kate's office only to find out that the doctor called. The home test was incorrect. Kate's not pregnant. His previous anger was now laced with disappointment and he unloaded on Kate. They both looked so sad when he admitted that he spends half his time loving her and the other half wishing they'd never met. It was Kate's turn to look devastated.   

To say that Kate Reed was having a bad day was the epitome of understatement. Moments before Justin walked out, Lauren fired her. As much as I felt for Kate, I understood Lauren's fury. 

Kate kept David Smith's identity from her. That was information that held serious consequences for both of them. Kate could have shared that with Lauren. She could have extended an olive branch to her step-mother. Instead, she kept the secret and then taunted Lauren when the truth came out. I know Kate was reeling emotionally, having just found out she wasn't pregnant, but she still acted the role of the bratty step-daughter instead of a grown up, professional woman. If I were in Lauren's shoes, I might have fired her, too.

So we ended season one with Kate in need of a do over. Kate and Justin had great chemistry but a broken marriage. Kate and Lauren are smart women who could conquer the world if they could only learn to work together. What Kate failed to realize was that her personal relationships needed the same commitment and understanding that she gave her clients. 

We saw Kate all season giving her best to her clients and frequently acting immature and sometimes selfish with those she loved. Even though her flaws make her interesting, I sincerely hope season two brings us a more grown up Kate Reed.  

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I really liked the season finale. I felt so bad for Kate and everything she had to go through. I've always thought the music in this show helps you feel for the characters and the finale definatly proved that. Big thanks to composer Mateo Messina!!!!!!! I'm excited to see what next season brings :)

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Well written - I completely empathized with Lauren and agreed with her firing Kate, for all the reasons she listed. I think Lauren extended an olive branch many times throughout the season and Kate acted incredibly selfish and immature time and time again. I watch this show for Michael Trucco and I think his character Justin said it best - I spend half my time loving Kate and wishing I'd never met her, lol! I do like her and I do think she has good qualities (and great chemistry with her ex-husband) but much like you, I hope we see a more mature, more selfless Kate next season.

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As I said before,I don,t think Lauren should have fired Kate. It is her father,s firm and even though Lauren was married to Kate,s late father, she(Kate should be be able to work at the firm. I don,t think Kate trusts Lauren and probably thought Lauren would mulilate(sp???) the situation into her(Lauren's) advantage. I guess Lauren showed Kate that she could be trusted in any way

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Did anyone see Sarah Shahi on the Lopez Tonight show on April 6th? He's on TBS. She threw a cream pie in Geore Lopez face! It was hysterical! He then creamed her with a pie! Sarah seems to have the same spunky personality in real life as she has on Fairly Legal. It was a great interview. I think the producers of Fairly Legal need to put her and Michael Trucco on more talk shows to advertise the show! We have to get this show renewed!

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i really want justin and kate 2 get 2gether. has any1 realised dat dis show has parts from castle wen justin was in it as beckett's boyfriend and its a wonder that kate is called kate and from grey's anatomy and body of proof they should have made this show under ABC studios.

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I was lucky enough to get given season 1 to watch (I live in Australia) and it is such a refreshing change from all the factory produced police show clones.
The characters are interesting and the dialogues fun, not to mention the romance.
I truly hope this program will be back for a second season and hope it comes to Australia soon:)

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I was lucky enough to get given season 1 to watch (I live in Australia) and it is such a refreshing change from all the factory produced police show clones.
The characters are interesting and the dialogues fun, not to mention the romance.
I truly hope this program will be back for a second season and hope it comes to Australia soon:)

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I'm not sure that I would consider Kate immature or not;but,she doed seem to help alot of people. I sure hope "Fairly Legal" comes back for a second season. I'm looking forward to the next season.

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I Loved this show and could not wait to see it. Hope they get an earlier spot for season 2... Please Please bring back season 2! And if Buddha didn't like the show there are plenty of other shows to watch so just turn your channel!! LOVED IT!! Kate, Justin and Leo was just the best assistant and played the part well..

Fairly Legal Season 1 Episode 10 Quotes

Trust me those guys haven't been happy since before there was manned space flight.

Leonardo

Kate: I don't wear a watch.
Judge Nicastro: That explains a lot.

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