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The Best Episodes of Fairly Legal

Every episode of Fairly Legal ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Fairly Legal!

Kate Reed is a firm believer that justice can always be found – even if it's not always in the courtroom. Once a lawyer at her family's esteemed San Francisco firm, Kate's frustration with the legal system led her to a new career as a mediator. Thanks to her innate understanding of human nature, thorough legal knowledge, and wry sense of humor, Kate is a natural when it comes to dispute resolution. Except, it seems, when it comes to conflicts in her own life.

Network:USA Network

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Fairly Legal" is "Ripple of Hope", rated 8.2/10 from 140 user votes. It was directed by Peter Markle and written by N/A. "Ripple of Hope" aired on 5/4/2012 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Finale".

  • Ripple of Hope
    8.2/10 140 votes

    #1 - Ripple of Hope

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2012-05-04

    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.

    Director: Peter Markle

    Writer: N/A

  • Finale
    8.2/10 122 votes

    #2 - Finale

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2012-06-15

    Kate digs deeper when a news station fires a lesbian couple for fraternizing in the workplace. Also, Kate must choose between Justin and Ben.

    Director: Anton Cropper

    Writer: Peter Ocko

  • Bridges
    8.1/10 111 votes

    #3 - Bridges

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2011-03-24

    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.

    Director: Peter Markle

    Writer: Michael Sardo, Jan Nash

  • Start Me Up
    8.0/10 111 votes

    #4 - Start Me Up

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2012-03-23

    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.

    Director: Andy Wolk

    Writer: N/A

  • What They Seem
    8.0/10 98 votes

    #5 - What They Seem

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2012-04-20

    After Justin and the San Francisco Police Department are accused of police brutality, Kate and Ben are forced to represent the victim.

    Director: Anton Cropper

    Writer: N/A

  • Kiss Me, Kate
    8.0/10 91 votes

    #6 - Kiss Me, Kate

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2012-05-11

    Judge Nicastro enlists Kate and Ben to mediate a contract dispute. Lauren looks for a painting to hang in the lobby of the firm.

    Director: Michael W. Watkins

    Writer: Roger Wolfson

  • Bait and Switch
    7.9/10 109 votes

    #7 - Bait and Switch

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2012-03-30

    Judge Nicastro forces Kate to take a case over an insurance dispute and suggests that Lauren begin dating.

    Director: Ken Girotti

    Writer: Joanna Johnson

  • Gimme Shelter
    7.9/10 96 votes

    #8 - Gimme Shelter

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2012-04-13

    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.

    Director: Peter Lauer

    Writer: N/A

  • Teenage Wasteland
    7.9/10 96 votes

    #9 - Teenage Wasteland

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2012-04-27

    Justin and Ben argue over a plea bargain while Kate visits her old school.

    Director: Tawnia McKiernan

    Writer: N/A

  • Shattered
    7.9/10 91 votes

    #10 - Shattered

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2012-05-18

    Justin and D.A. Davidson oppose Kate and Ben. Meanwhile, Lauren negotiates the purchase of an airline for a client.

    Director: Andy Wolk

    Writer: N/A

  • Borderline
    7.9/10 91 votes

    #11 - Borderline

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2012-06-01

    Kate and Ben settle a dispute in Lake Tahoe; Lauren helps Justin with an impossible case.

    Director: Matthew Penn

    Writer: Joanna Johnson

  • Benched
    7.8/10 139 votes

    #12 - Benched

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2011-02-03

    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.

    Director: John F. Showalter

    Writer: Aaron Tracy

  • Coming Home
    7.8/10 120 votes

    #13 - Coming Home

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2011-03-03

    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.

    Director: Steven DePaul

    Writer: Jim Adler

  • Satisfaction
    7.8/10 133 votes

    #14 - Satisfaction

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2012-03-16

    Kate returns to work and mediates a case between a corporation and former employee whose granddaughter claims he was exposed to harmful chemicals.

    Director: Anton Cropper

    Writer: Peter Ocko

  • Priceless
    7.7/10 150 votes

    #15 - Priceless

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2011-01-27

    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.

    Director: Andy Wolk

    Writer: Michael Sardo

  • The Two Richards
    7.7/10 134 votes

    #16 - The Two Richards

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2011-02-17

    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.

    Director: Paul Holahan

    Writer: Jan Nash

  • Shine a Light
    7.7/10 93 votes

    #17 - Shine a Light

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2012-04-06

    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.

    Director: Allan Kroeker

    Writer: N/A

  • Ultravinyl
    7.6/10 116 votes

    #18 - Ultravinyl

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2011-03-10

    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.

    Director: Robert Berlinger

    Writer: Blair Singer

  • My Best Friend's Prenup
    7.6/10 119 votes

    #19 - My Best Friend's Prenup

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2011-03-17

    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.

    Director: Vincent Misiano

    Writer: Ben Lee

  • Force Majeure
    7.6/10 101 votes

    #20 - Force Majeure

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2012-06-08

    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

    Director: Peter Markle

    Writer: Peter Ocko

  • Pilot
    7.5/10 204 votes

    #21 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2011-01-20

    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.

    Director: Bronwen Hughes

    Writer: Michael Sardo

  • Bo Me Once
    7.4/10 139 votes

    #22 - Bo Me Once

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2011-02-10

    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.

    Director: Anton Cropper

    Writer: N/A

  • Believers
    7.4/10 121 votes

    #23 - Believers

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2011-02-24

    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.

    Director: Tricia Brock

    Writer: Jim Adler