The BEST Episodes of Fairly Legal
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 24, 2020
Network: USA Network
Kate Reed, a top litigator frustrated with the endless bureaucracy and daily injustices of the system, takes a hard left to become the ultimate anti-lawyer: a mediator. Using her knowledge of the Law, along with her savvy, intuition and a whatever-it-takes approach to resolving conflict, Kate finds the middle ground for a wide variety of adversaries -- from Fortune 500 corporations to bitter divorces. After the sudden death of her father, she finds herself at odds with the new boss, her stepmother Lauren Reed, and in bed with her soon-to-be ex-husband, Justin Patrick, a top gun in the DA's office. Helping her keep all of this chaos at bay is her trusted, geek-chic assistant Leonardo.
#1 - Finale
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 15, 2012
Kate digs deeper when a news station fires a lesbian couple for fraternizing in the workplace. Also, Kate must choose between Justin and Ben.
#2 - Shattered
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 18, 2012
Justin and D.A. Davidson oppose Kate and Ben. Meanwhile, Lauren negotiates the purchase of an airline for a client.
#3 - Bait and Switch
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 30, 2012
Judge Nicastro forces Kate to take a case over an insurance dispute and suggests that Lauren begin dating.
#4 - Satisfaction
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 16, 2012
Kate returns to work and mediates a case between a corporation and former employee whose granddaughter claims he was exposed to harmful chemicals.
#5 - Teenage Wasteland
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 27, 2012
Justin and Ben argue over a plea bargain while Kate visits her old school.
#6 - Force Majeure
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 8, 2012
Justin puts his election in jeopardy when he introduces Kate to a Brazilian singer and activist. Elsewhere, Lauren falls for a businessman who may be hiding something
#7 - Start Me Up
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 23, 2012
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.
#8 - Ripple of Hope
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired May 4, 2012
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.
#9 - What They Seem
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 20, 2012
After Justin and the San Francisco Police Department are accused of police brutality, Kate and Ben are forced to represent the victim.
#10 - Shine a Light
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 6, 2012
Kate mediates a dispute over a severance package for an employee fired from an aeronautics company. Lauren and Ben argue over how to handle a settlement offer.
#11 - Borderline
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 1, 2012
Kate and Ben settle a dispute in Lake Tahoe; Lauren helps Justin with an impossible case.
#12 - Ultravinyl
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 10, 2011
Paul Shelton, lead singer of the 1990s one-hit-wonder band, Ultravinyl, seeks Kate’s help to cash in on a lucrative offer for use of their song in a commercial. What seems like a slam dunk stalls when Paul’s former bandmates refuse to negotiate, and Paul reveals the real reason he needs Kate’s help.
#13 - Benched
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 3, 2011
Kate’s nemesis Judge Nicastro assigns her to mediate a case between a high school football coach and the angry parents who claim his old school methods border on abuse. When the videotaped evidence doesn’t make sense to her, Kate unearths the real reason for the coach’s controversial actions.
#14 - Bo Me Once
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 10, 2011
While mediating a dispute between the star of the cooking show "Burnin' with Bo" and the company releasing his barbecue sauce, Kate discovers that Bo's assistant Beth is actually the brains behind the business -- and that Bo's holding her up for a bigger piece of the profits. But none of this matters when someone from Beth's past emerges to claim an even bigger piece for himself.
#15 - Coming Home
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 3, 2011
A big client of Reed & Reed’s asks Kate to mediate a simple financial matter -- which quickly morphs into a case of identity theft before escalating to an immigration issue where Kate must defend a brave soldier against a rigid Homeland Security prosecutor.
#16 - Gimme Shelter
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 13, 2012
A landlord is unable to pay his mortgage because one of his tenants is a drug dealer, so Kate steps in to mediate the case.
#17 - My Best Friend's Prenup
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 17, 2011
Kate’s best friend Julie comes to Reed & Reed for a standard prenuptial agreement. But her father -- a Tae Kwan Do master -- has deep suspicions of his future son-in-law. Kate investigates, determined to prove him wrong -- but what she uncovers shocks everyone.
#18 - Believers
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 24, 2011
The exasperated young inventor of a revolutionary new device, Marcus, threatens to jump to his death when John, his employer and the rights holder to Marcus' invention, asks Kate to mediate his firing. Kate must get Marcus off the ledge, recover the device, which he's stolen, and find a fair resolution for both the disenchanted employee and his former boss.
#19 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 20, 2011
After the sudden death of her father, San Francisco mediator Kate Reed must work with her stepmother, who’s the same age, to keep his firm alive by resolving a dispute between a clothing magnate and his son, who’s due to inherit the business, and hiding a dark personal secret which could ruin an innocent boy’s life.
#20 - Priceless
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 27, 2011
Kate mediates a settlement between the State of California and Steve Jenks, a wrongfully convicted man who spent 22 years in prison. As Kate tries to put a price on the years he lost, Steve escapes into a prison of his own making, refusing to deal with the pain of his past -- until, when pushed, he explodes.
#21 - The Two Richards
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 17, 2011
Kate mediates the settlement between an insurance company and a man who was hit by a truck, only to find the real conflict is between the man and his wife, who claims the husband she knew never came back from the accident.
#22 - Kiss Me, Kate
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired May 11, 2012
Judge Nicastro enlists Kate and Ben to mediate a contract dispute. Lauren looks for a painting to hang in the lobby of the firm.
#23 - Bridges
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 24, 2011
One day in the life of Kate: prevent an international incident at the Croatian Embassy and mediate between two litigious brothers before her nemesis, Judge Nicastro, throws her in jail -- all while bracing herself for the possibility of some major personal changes.