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…

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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?

Review

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    Please renew Fairly Legal, I'm really curious for season 3! Fan from the Netherlands.

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    Bring back show. It is a great blend of drama and humor with sometimes off kilter plot line. But is show worth watching. Please renew and bring this show back!

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    Please renew fairly legal..I am a fan from Thailand..

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    Please renew the show for a third season. Really like the acting, well thought out and constructed plot. I look forward to what will happen between Ben and Kate, do not make all of us to wait.

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    Please bring back fairly legal for more seasons. Its really good. I think lauren should keep seein robin archer seems exciting, like a mystery for them all to unravel. Justin needs a new love interest. Ben and kate keep pple hangin on that one.

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    I like the show but I hated the last episode. Too disapointed!
    Why is it in the american TV good relashonships can never work ..and people that is not that young any more has to be always looking for a first teneager experience... .?
    If TV show better life experience maybe will have a better society ..and not keep your life searching for something you have in front of you...

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    Why do you always keep shows that are not at all hot
    FL was a new concept fresh dynamic
    Bring it back it will pay off

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    Through all of this, I can't find any info about when the show will return. Is it coming back? Is there a scheduled return?

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    Love the show. thought it was coming on last night but the baseball game ran to long. would love for the show to come back on. Would HATE for it to be canceled. and would also not watch USA that much if it doesn't come back on. will talk to friends about this problem

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    Hi,YES I WANT FAIRLY LEGAL TO COME BACK. YOUR SHOW IS VERY WELL LIKED(LOVED). WAITING FOR IT TO COME BACK. OH CAN YOU GET AHOLD OF CBS AND PICK UP THE SHOW HARRY'S LAW. IT WAS A VERY GOOD SHOW AND CBS CANCELLED IT. NOW THEY HAVE DUMB STUFF ON CBS. PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL FAILY LEGAL AND PLEASE PICK UP HARRT'S LAW. THANK YOU