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?


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I love this show. Pleeeeeaaaase don't cancel it!!!!


Love Fairly Legal, desperately want it back for a whole lot more seasons, and I give this episode a 5-star rating because it is chock-full of twists & turns. But I didn't feel that way the first time I watched it. [SPOILER ALERT - just in case you didn't find reading the review itself sufficiently spoilerish]
The whole apartment hunt thing was hard to watch, and harder to understand. I just kept shaking my head, wondering why Kate would torture everyone, including herself, with this exercise in futility? Couldn't she see the train wreck coming? And Ben's pushing at her & needling her about how it was going - that wasn't very nice, either. But what gets me to 5 stars is the main story - it was a pure delight to watch all the characters playing chess and 'tangoing' (as Robin would say) with each other within the context of trying to hide or expose the Selex/City of SF connection.


Any furthur word on season 3? Bring it back.


I love this show. Please Please bring it back.


Hello everybody.
I am from the netherlands.Fairly legal has just started on tv.
I downloaded all seasons whem I saw the first apisode.
I hope there will be a season 3 and more.


Love Fairly Legal. Do not want to wait a year for season 3. Great show!!!!


I don't get hooked easily but "Fairly Legal" did it for me. I just loved the enthusiasm of Kate.


If there is a 3rd season I hope it is about work and not this hookup crap everyone wants, Kate isn't done with Justin so lets knock off the Ben BS. We don't need another soap opera of the legal system theres too menny of them now and most are going down the drain by ends of 3rd or 4th seasons.


I want fairly legal season three badly, having withdrawals. I have fairly legal set to record and have watching all previous several times, need more. I am rooting for Ben I think there is such chemistry there not just the same old familiar. And I believe they make a more powerful team. I also think that they may be a future hook up with lauren and justin. But Kate and Ben would make a wonderful couple; full of passion and yes arguements due to both being strong willed but ultimately a passionate strong non-destructive couple. Please bring me a season three.

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


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