Fairly Legal Season 1 Episode 2 (01/27/11)
On the second episode of Fairly Legal...
- Justin asks Kate to mediate the high profile case of Steve Jenks. Steve was wrongly convicted of causing the death of a convenience store owner during a robbery. He served 22 years before he was exonerated.
- Steve’s attorney is asking for $20 million. The State is offering $2.4 million but Kate quickly realizes they have a bigger concern. Steve is not adjusting to life on the outside. He has no friends or family. Steve eventually loses it and vandalizes the convenience store with a baseball bat with Kate’s help. Kate is relieved he's finally coming to terms with his anger.
- Both Kate and Steve are arrested. Justin is furious but Kate comes up with a compromise. The State buys the large lot the convenience store sits on and builds a community center. Steve can help run the center and gets a salaried job. This way the State can use the money to help the community and Steve can start a new life. All parties agree.
- After postponing it twice, Kate finally shows up for the reading of her father’s will. The estate is split equally: a quarter to Kate, a quarter to her brother Spencer, a quarter to her father’s wife Lauren, and a quarter to David Smith. No one knows who David Smith is.