Fairly Legal “Finale” Advance Review – It’s All About the Romance

Fairly Legal (USA) Borderline Season 2 Episode 11

Tonight’s season 2 finale of Fairly Legal, called “Finale,” seems to have an overall theme of romance to it. First of course there is everything happening between Kate, Justin and Ben, but even the cases that both Lauren and Kate have to deal with carry over into the theme. Not just romance but also the aftermath of romance; what happens when it all goes very wrong.

Now one thing I should say about this episode is that if you’re expecting a super-exciting season finale, this isn’t really it. It’s more intriguing than exciting, which is saying something. Considering how I felt about last week’s episode, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be on board with this one, but the story was overall pretty good. Early in the episode we find out that Kate and Justin have made a fairly big decision and once again Ben manages to come off as the good guy. Taking Kate and Justin’s news in stride, Ben even goes so far as to try and help them out with it. How is it possible that this guy who can be a jerk one minute can come off as the nicest guy in the world the next minute? He’s definitely got a talent there.

Even Lauren is sort of in on the whole romance theme, as we see her billionaire boyfriend return. But the reason he shows up is pretty unusual and after that, their story went in a direction I didn’t see coming and even when I thought I figured out what was going to happen, it veered off into another direction right near the end. It’s going to be interesting to see where that story goes next season.

After watching this episode, my prediction is that a portion of the fandom is going to be very upset with how this ones ends, but another is going to be celebrating. Since you guys all know my opinions I can’t even really tell you which side I land on without giving it away. One thing I can say though is that near the end, I did see some glimpses of the old Kate that I originally fell in love with on this show.

My favorite (non-spoilery) bits…

“Okay ladies, stop! One mediation at a time!”

“That’s very ‘Downton Abbey'”

“I just don’t want to live somewhere where it’s so easy to hide a dead body.”

Leo getting the chance to be involved in a case again. I love it when he gets to do his magic.

Kate calling Ben “sucka!”

“Yeah she doesn’t work for ‘Bitch and Bitch’ anymore. It’s ‘Bitch, Bitch and Jackass’ now.” – That truly made me laugh out loud. Best line ever.

“Please tell me you’re wearing pants.”

“Low expectations are the key to happiness.”

“I would be flattered if you weren’t insane.”

A very cute (if short) conversation that Kate and Ben have through a window.

Two words: Angel Wings (you’ll know what I mean when you see it)

The final two seconds of the episode.

The season 2 finale of Fairly Legal airs tonight at 9/8C on USA Network. Once you’ve seen the episode, be sure to come back up here and let us know what you thought. I love hearing from you guys!

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