Saturday, June 16, 2012

Fairly Legal "Finale" Review - Ben and Kate Neighbors?

Kate on her own, this we must see.
The latter half of this season surprisingly had a more sappy Ben. He suddenly spoke nice words to Kate, he 'cared' about her relationship with Justin, suggested tips when he could and then mentioned 'a guy' that would help with her apartment search. The finale proved something, Kate and Justin wanted separate things. The moment Kate saw her dream apartment, Justin gave an "eh". He certainly did not see why an old apartment would get Kate's attention. Justin could possibly be elected into the scheme of politics, he needed glamor to show for it. Sadly from the first apartment they saw, it was just too much glass. It looked like an office space.

Justin is now where Kate was a few years ago, trying to blend work and home. That was the very same thing that he saw unattractive in Kate earlier on. As much as Justin has grown as a character Leo was right, we love him but Kate is not moving in his direction. When the finale ended with Kate meeting her new neighbor it was slightly expected. Why would Ben have this sudden interest in where Kate was staying. Still wouldn't that be awkward if she was moving in it with Justin? Maybe Ben knew Justin well enough to understand his taste and Kate well enough to know what she would eat up. That would surely push them further apart if she and Justin both stayed there together. Someone would be grumpy, if not both. Although that was not up to Ben to make apparent to Kate.

When it comes to moving on, Lauren surely had the bright idea. Even though she was dating, Robin Archer was a riskier deal. Lauren likes risks. Going up against Davidson was a risk as there was no guarantee Justin would win the race. That just made Lauren an even more likable character. Even her relationship with Kate has matured. I wonder what Kate has as her ringtone for Lauren now. They stopped doing that after a while. Robin Archer was a late addition to the plot and the finale gave us too much information to sink in. The word of a scandal with Davidson's involvement seemed premature. If it had been introduced earlier in the plot, I would have been more invested.

The finale just seemed to tie up some loose ends by default making Justin a winner. I wanted Justin to win on his pure merit. Yeah right, Davidson finally found himself and his family in the end. Archer was a man of many tales. He too should have established a connection earlier in this series. He and Lauren have deep chemistry. Provided that Season 3 is in gear, I would love to see how that relationship evolves. There were also sidelines with the FBI, a flash drive with information to destroy Davidson's career, Kate playing detective (risky). It was all too much to sink in. However the merits of what Kate discovered in herself made up for that.

Kate finally made her choice. She was not scared into something or out running away. She clearly saw that she and Justin were in different places in their lives. They love each other, but if Kate cannot even come to terms with them as a couple, then their relationship would not work. They were finding an apartment, but Kate still saw him as her divorced ex, always introducing him in the negative, that would only pollute them as a pair.

Season 3 should now focus on maintaining that responsible Kate. She has her own apartment and she should not second guess herself. As much as I like Ben, Kate still needs some of her own figuring out to do. Jumping into them as a couple would have Kate make too many mistakes to compensate. I still cannot believe this season was so short.

Did Davidson refer to Reed and Reed as Bitc$# and Bitc$#? That's right Ben you clear that up for him. They are Bitc$#, Bitc$# and Jacka%$

Rating 4.5 Stars

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