Sarah Shahi Teases 'Delicious' Fairly Legal Love Triangle - and a Secret That Will Rock [Spoiler]!

Ever since USA Network’s Fairly Legal added Aussie Ryan Johnson to the cast for Season 2 — as a “sharp trial attorney/potential romantic interest for Kate” — the question from fans has been: What does this mean for Kate and her semi-estranged husband Justin (played by Michael Trucco)?

What it means is “a lot of trouble,” series star Sarah Shahi told me at a recent NBC soiree. “Yeah… Justin’s not going to have some very happy times.”

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Johnson’s (accent-free) character, Ben Grogan, is recruited by managing partner Lauren to save Reed & Reed, which as Season 2 picks up is on the verge of collapse. And while Ben’s scrappy, ambulance-chasing ways make Kate more than bristle, there will be sexual tension.

“Ben is competition, and eventually we are building to a delicious love triangle,” Shahi notes. As such, she jokes, “Trucco is going to have to kick up his game — and he does, he totally does. He brings it. But we’ll see if it’s good enough.”

Especially since, as an added wrinkle, a new hunk in town isn’t the only curve ball about to the thrown at the not-quite-exes-with-benefits.

“We learn something about Justin that we didn’t know before and that Kate is not happy with,” Shahi shares with a wink. “That’s all I’m going to say!”

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Fairly Legal premieres Season 2 on Friday, March 16, at 9/8c (leading into In Plain Sight‘s final season).

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6 Comments
  1. lee says:

    Love this show. I miss it so much, glad its coming back cause my saturday mornings feel empty without it lol. Cereal and fairly legal=great saturday morning

  2. Liz says:

    I love Sarah Shahi and Michael Trucco. I wouldn’t have stuck with this show through the first season without them and I enjoy their characters together. I grew to like Leo and Lauren as well. But the show had problems, and I was glad to hear at first that they were getting a new showrunner to change the show around. Now it sounds like it’s going to be worse.
    A love triangle? Seriously? That’s the best they could come up with? ugh. Can’t we leave the breathless “Who will she choose?” to teenage shows? I suppose it was too much to hope that the new season would show us grownups rebuilding their relationship (which would be nice since we never learned how they got into it OR lost it in the first place…) But no, it looks like we get soap opera antics of hidden secrets and love triangles. I’ll still watch because I love the cast, but I sure hope it’s better than it sounds.

  3. M3rc Nate says:

    I LOVE USA as a channel, and almost all of its shows. I love burn notice, White Collar,Suits, etc etc etc. Sadly however i think its weakest shows (both in numbers watched and creatively) are the woman led shows (Fairly Legal and Necessary Roughness). I watch Fairly Legal because i enjoy Sarah Shahi, and also she is the hottest/prettiest woman on earth. But i didnt love her character to begin with, shes a mess and cant hold down her nice BF, and now a love triangle? the last thing this show/her character needed IMO is a sluttying up. Her flirting with two guys or sleeping with both or w/e it will be, will be un-watchable. Tho im sure this show is stronger watched by women, which will enjoy that so i guess me, the guy in my 20’s is not the target demo.
    This love triangle and a few other things have me thinking the new showrunner is ruining what little the show had going for it (and made it watchable/DVR’able), and now is cranking up all the drama to 11 which i am NOT a fan of. Subtle and sweet is much better, but again the target demo is women im sure so they will crank out topless dudes fighting for her love and her running around in heels and crazy cases and major soap drama etc…lame.

    • M3rc Nate says:

      Oh like Liz, besides Sarah S, i love the show for Trucco, loved him on BSG and other shows, so making Sarah S slutty/love triangle is bad, and also making Trucco whos a sweet catch on the show have to be mislead or lied to or cheated on or fight for her or w/e…another thing i dislike. So basically the only 2 reasons i watched the show, Sarah and Truccos characters…are being dramatized to get more “OOOO” and “AHHHH’s” , at the same time ruining the two things in the show i liked. Subtle relationships are the key to success with USA shows…Suits Mike&Rachel slow burning, Covert Affairs Annie & Auggie, Psych Shawn&Juliet sweet and slow, Royal Pains Jill&Hank steamy but sweet. USA has a successful model on relationships that beats every other channel, and the two shows not doing hot (Roughness,Fairly) are the ones with two single dysfunctional women who sleep around. Coincidence? I think not…………………………………..Btw i realize Covert Affairs is probably a “Female Lead” but i think its much more a ensemble cast, but if not, that show has a female lead but shes sweet and level headed, and yeah she has not had tradition good relationships, and flirts, but overall the sweetness of her and auggie and its fruition in the finale over-arced and was satisfying.

  4. Grace says:

    I also enjoy GERALD MCRANEY as Judge Nicastro as well. :)
    I hope he will be in several episodes.

  5. I don’t want a love triangle, but I do want her to say goodbye to the cheating ex and hook up with Ben. Being her complete opposite makes them a great team.

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