'Fairly Legal' 1.04 'Bo Me Once' Review

Last week's Fairly Legal was another so-so episode in my book, so I was curious to see if the show would rebound this week. One way to do that is to open the episode with the always amazing Michael Trucco. Justin's being called in on his off Sunday, which he'd hoped to be spending with Kate, who's been roped into a case between a TV chef named Bo (Warehouse 13's Eddie McClintock) and the company manufacturing his barbecue sauce. Great, five minutes in and I'm feeling a Famous Dave's craving coming on.

Bringing the two arguing parties together, Kate gets them talking and seems to iron out a quick settlement that simply involves changing the label on the barbecue sauce bottles, but we all know it can't be that easy or this would be an awfully short episode. That's when a new party turns up: the realBo, whose actual name is Frank (Chris Ellis, of every show ever), the father of fake Bo's producer Beth, and the man whose recipe has been bogarted. Sensing daddy issues, Kate presses Beth for answers, and she opens up about her father's alcoholism and spousal abuse...just before he walks into Kate's office. The situation quickly turns so ugly that Kate feels the need to pull a gun (okay, gun-looking paperweight) to break it up. Angry Dad confronts Kate as she leaves the office, and it's obvious that there's going to be a smackdown. With Kate's help, the use of a wire, and the involvement of the cops, Beth finds a spine and Frank gets what he deserves. It's a predictable plot, but the payoff is still worthwhile. (Plus, I can't argue with anything that involves something being set on fire.) Read More...



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