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Fairly Legal: Season 2 (2012)

Fairly Legal: Season 1
Fairly Legal: Season 1



Average Rating: 6.5/10
Reviews Counted: 6
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 3

Fairly Legal is fast and engaging, the sort of light entertainment the USA Network excels at.

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Critic Reviews: 2
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Season Info

Season two follows a former lawyer, Kate (Sarah Shahi), who works as a mediator to help solve others' problems while also attempting to tackle her own at the same time. Highlights include: a liver transplant puts a hospital and the FBI at odds with each other, and Kate tries to assist a bankrupt client.

Network: USA



Air date: Mar 16, 2012


"Satisfaction"- Preview Premiere: After being fired, Kate returns to work and mediates a case between a corporation and former employee whose granddaughter claims he was exposed to harmful chemicals.

Air date: Mar 23, 2012

Start Me Up

"Start Me Up", 3/23/12: Justin asks Kate to negotiate a deal between the FBI and a local hospital. The case seems simple until Kate discovers another patient was bumped from the donor list to accommodate the FBI.

Air date: Mar 30, 2012

Bait & Switch

"Bait & Switch", 3/30/12: Judge Nicastro orders Kate to mediate an insurance dispute between a fishing boat Captain and a deckhand who suffered a debilitating accident.

Air date: Apr 6, 2012

Shine a Light

"Shine A Light", 4/06/12: Kate mediates a severance package for an aeronautics company and its exiting employee only to discover a deeper mystery surrounding his termination.

Air date: Apr 13, 2012

Gimme Shelter

"Gimme Shelter", 4/13/12: While mediating bankruptcy negotiations, Kate decides to help a client who's unable to pay his mortgage because of a drug-dealer tenant.

Air date: Apr 20, 2012

What They Seem

"What They Seem", 4/20/12: Kate joins Ben as he represents the victim of alleged police brutality against Justin and the SF Police Department who claim innocence.

Air date: Apr 27, 2012

Teenage Wasteland

"Teenage Wasteland", 4/27/12: Kate and Lauren clash over strategy when the private school Kate attended asks her to mediate a dispute with an expelled student.

Air date: May 4, 2012

Ripple of Hope

"Ripple Of Hope", 5/4/12: When Kate enlists Ben's help in turning a prison mediation into a personal crusade, both discover that their romantic feelings for each other are hard to avoid.

Air date: May 11, 2012

Kiss Me, Kate

"Kiss Me, Kate", 5/11/12: Kate and Ben come to Judge Nicastro's rescue when a contract dispute becomes a war with the transit workers' union.

Air date: May 18, 2012


"Shattered", 5/18/12: Kate is mediating a negligence complaint when a surprise witness pits her and Ben against Justin and District Attorney Davidson.

Air date: Jun 1, 2012


"Borderline", 6/1/12: Kate and Ben travel to Lake Tahoe to settle a jurisdictional dispute only to find out that a long unsolved murder is at the heart of the matter.

Air date: Jun 8, 2012

Force Majeure

"Force Majure", 6/8/12: In an effort to woo Kate, Justin introduces her to a Brazilian singer and activist who may wind up costing him his election.

Air date: Jun 15, 2012


"Finale", 6/15/12: Kate digs deeper when a news station fires a lesbian couple for fraternizing in the workplace. Also, Kate must choose between Justin and Ben.

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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (3)

There is a gold mine of emotions and layers for the writers to explore with those characters and we look forward to seeing where it goes.

March 16, 2012 Full Review Source:

I can't say I loved this premiere but it certainly made me optomistic for the rest of the season.

March 16, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Fanatic
TV Fanatic

It's only, well, fair

March 16, 2012 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle

Good-natured, sometimes almost breezy USA hit.

March 16, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News

The banter is forced and precious, and the premise of the show remains rather fuzzy.

March 16, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide
TV Guide

This is a case of a show just not working on both a structural and emotional level.

March 16, 2012 Full Review Source: Huffington Post
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