Despite several holes through which you could drive a truck, I still enjoyed the latest Fairly Legal. I just wish the storytelling was as compelling as the characters.
"My Best Friend's Prenup" introduced us to Julie, Kate's best friend since high school, along with Julie's overbearing father, Joseph. It seemed odd that Julie and fiance Eric were so shocked that Joseph wanted Eric to have nothing to do with the business. Because they knew Dad was insisting on the prenup, what were they expecting to be in it?
As Julie's best friend, Kate immediately took her side, but I was thankful when she asked Leo to do a background check on Eric. He hadn't been around long enough to earn Kate's trust and, it turned out, he wasn't entitled to it.Eric spent months lying to Julie. He told her his mother was dead. I know he felt guilty about putting Mom in a nursing home, but that's not enough. If I were Julie, I think I would have put the wedding on hold for a while.
But one heartfelt conversation with Kate and the nuptials were back on. Throw in some free Web design and Dad was on board, too? Really?!? Joseph didn't trust Eric to begin with. Then he found out he lied to his daughter about something so important... yet he was now willing to accept him into the family because he'd build a website for the business?
I found that one hard to swallow.
Then we cut to the wedding, where Kate seemed to have been uninvited. Apparently, the Tae Kwon Do master's ego couldn't bear for her to tell the wedding guests what had happened about the black eye.So Kate and Justin were left to watch the reception from afar while drinking beer out of paper bags. Very odd.
There were two things in this episode I wished I had seen more of:
- Kate and Justin. Justin was so hurt when he saw that Kate's ring tone for him was the Tin Man. He reminded her that he does have a heart. Unfortunately, it's getting crushed these days. The both agreed that they need to talk, but we never actually got to that conversation. I hope we get to see that next week.
- David Smith. Kate discovered that Teddy may have used the money Smith embezzled to start Reed & Reed and it rocked the foundation of who she thought her father was. Justin pointed out that perhaps Kate was convicting her father without all of the facts. I certainly expect the season finale to delve deeper into this mystery.
Fairly Legal is a great show, but this week's storyline fell short for me. Still, these characters are so likable that I still enjoyed the hour. Let's hope next Thursday's finale picks it up, though.
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