Fairly Legal, USA’s hit new legal drama, is about to get political.
The seventh episode of the season is set to air on Thursday, March 3rd, and it deals with issues of war, identity theft, and illegal immigration.
For those unfamiliar with the series, the show revolves around Kate Reed, a former lawyer who recently decided to change professions and become a mediator. She works at her late father’s law firm in San Francisco. Kate is played by Sarah Shahi, Iran’s most stunning export since human wave attacks.*
Kate’s boss at the firm is her stepmother, Lauren Reed. Lauren and Kate don’t get along. They are also roughly the same age. (So far it sounds like the premise of a series on Max After Dark, amiright?)
Other characters include Kate’s assistant Leonardo and her ex-husband Justin Patrick, an Assistant District Attorney for San Francisco’s DA office.
Here is how the show’s official website describes the upcoming episode:
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.
This marks something of a departure for the series. Previous episodes had dealt with apolitical issues: a divorce, an employee termination, a pedestrian hit by a truck, a case of extortion, etc. It will be interesting to see how the show handles these hot button issues. Here’s to hoping this promising new show does not descend into Law & Order-style heavy-handed moralizing.
*Shahi was actually born in Texas, but her father is Iranian, and I thought it was a pretty good line. So
sue mediate me.