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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C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.


Bring Kate( Fairly Legal) back got to see what happens with her and the guys, love Lauren too !!! Is a nice show get tired of all this reality CRAP. I think it would also fair better on a different night . BRING IT BACK !!!!!!!!


I wish and vote for a season 3 of this fabulous series. Greetings from Sweden! :-)


I want there to be a season 3...I would love to see more of Kate and Ben...


i simply luv lauren, such poise,intellegience n class


i love fairly legal n want kate and justin to get back together. please let there be season 3 and many more seasons.


With all the cop shows and CSI's NCIS's blah blah Fairly Legal is such a breath of fresh air!! Scrap the rest and give us plenty more seasons of Fairly Legal. Viewers are tired of same old, same old and gory hard hitting blah blah Rookie Blue's and that same boring rehashing of what has worked before. The Fairly Legal cast is great, the chemistry is great, and I do hope that Kate and Ben end up together, just not too quickly! Give us something to savor and look forward to!! Give us more Fairly Legal!!!


i love fairly legal i want it to be renewed for its the best show on tv love ben he is gorgeous xxxx


Please renew the show, I think it's great!!!!


Please renew! This program is one of the bright spots on television. It's charming, fun, and great to have available after a tough day at work. The women are beautiful, the guys handsonme, the plots imaginative. There's good guys to root for and bad guys to hate, romance, ethics (or not) What else could we want?
Come on People.....you've got a good thing going; keep it up!


I LOVE this show, and I'm hoping USA will give it at least ONE MORE SEASON, or 4 ;o)
It's so hard to find a show that's smart, addresses the issues of the world, and has so much heart. I love having someone to root for!

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


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