Fairly Legal “Ripple of Hope” Review – Kate and Ben Did What???

Fairly Legal Ripple of Hope Season 2 Episode 8

You know, I’m starting to think I should keep track of the amount of TV shows that have made me throw out the entire book of notes I write throughout the episode because of something they do in the last minutes.

If I did have such a list, tonight’s episode of Fairly Legal, called “Ripple of Hope,” would be right on top. Why? Well, because I was ready to go on and on about how I thought they were doing a great job at drawing Ben out as a character. This guy that I wasn’t sure I liked when they first introduced him, the jerk that annoyed the heck out of Kate (and yes, even me sometimes); within the past few episodes they’ve slowly started to peel back the layers and we’ve seen that there’s more to him than just he pompous ass we met in the beginning.

But through it all I was still going to hold my ground and say that I was not ready for him and Kate to get together romantically. I still have a lot of trepidation when it comes to main characters hooking up on TV shows and I wasn’t ready for these two to go there yet. I was going to discuss how I was excited to see them become friends though. I liked seeing Ben fight to help Kate (even if he denied it) and the next thing I was going to wish for was to see Kate have to do something to fight for Ben.

See? Lots and lots of thoughts and notes all about those two. And what does the show do to me? Has them KISS in the last five seconds of the episode. I mean seriously, what?? I feel pretty much like they looked at the end – dumfounded and confused.

So on the one hand I love Kate and I like Ben, but I still don’t think I’m ready for this. Is it just me or did that happen a little too fast? Well I guess all there is to do now is sit back and watch how this plays out. I’m curious to see what will happen next and nothing will keep me from seeing next week’s episode, that’s for sure.

My favorite bits..

Kate getting everyone to sing Hallelujah in the elevator, even Ben. That was adorable. I loved the way she jumped up and down in excitement when they all joined in.

“Is Leo in love?”
“I plead attorney/client privilege.”

Finding out that Lauren is apparently into petticoats and luggage.

Kate pointing out that if the hunger-strike prisoners ate Ben, their problems would be solved.

“You’re hunger striking for …food??”

A garden program? What a great idea.

“Okay, you’re being sarcastic, that bothers me.” – Oh Ben, I think you’re in for a world of hurt, then.

“The thought of having kids with you must’ve been REALLY upsetting.”

Finding out that Justin spotted Kate and Ben drinking in the bar that night.

Kate actually referring to Ben as a friend. Aw.

Haha, I so knew that Justin was going to ask for his pen back.

Leo getting Lauren to look at the info that he found for Ashley. Go Leo!

Kate screaming “Oh shut up!” at Ben after he made fun of her big fancy exit.

Kate’s surprise when she saw Ben was fighting for an appeal for Leah.

“That, to me, is the legal definition of ‘sucks.'”

Ben trying to pretend that his motives for helping Leah were based only on the fact that he thought he could win. Yeah right, I’m starting to see some cracks in his wall.

“Did you just compare yourself to Benjamin Franklin?”

Both Kate and Ben’s reactions after he asked her to think for one second that he wasn’t like her and she agreed.

“Oh, it is annoying to me that you have a point.”

“What would you do if you knew you could not fail?” – Wow! I love that!

Ben reluctantly admitting to Kate that tilting at windmills was a lot more interesting than whatever it is normal people tilt at.

“What did you do?”
“I just fed him some BS about truth and honesty. That’s how I roll.”

Thinking that Ben’s plea to Leah to lie didn’t sound so bad when he put it the way he did. I think maybe it just might be worth one lie to get your freedom and be able to help your family. Talk about a tough decision though.

Ben holding Kate’s hand.

Wait. WHAT??? A kiss?? I was sooo not expecting that.

What did you think of this episode of Fairly Legal? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!

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