Fairly Legal starts off with a scene from Kate's home life now that she's living with Lauren. Possibly, Lauren yells at her to wake up every morning.
This week, Kate has to mediate between an aviation manufacturer and an employee as he is let go. Lauren spends the episode trying to corral Ben when a client of his threatens to sue because he was never told about a $250,000 settlement offer.
Kate meets with Danny (Kenny WeismanÂ—he really hasn't had a long term gig since Alias) and Mitch (Tom Amandes). The company is being really kind of generous, as these things go. They offer Danny two years pay as severance, but Danny looks really unhappy, even unhappier than the fact that he's being laid off would seem to explain. He says that he is the one who did the majority of the work on a new airplane that is about to be released. He really does not want to sign the agreement, and especially not the confidentiality agreement. Kate asks him what he wants as he storms out, and he tells her that they are lying.
Lauren tells Ben that she is going to monitor his communications since he has jeopardized the firm by violating his ethical obligation to take a settlement offer to his client, a major league pitcher who was bilked of $2.5 million by his money manager. The client is steamed. Lauren? Even more so.
Kate goes to see Danny. He tells her that he did the majority of the work on the plane and that testing showed a flaw in the casing which could down a jet. He brought that information to Mitch, who told him that he'd take care of it. A week later, the results showed no significant problems and he was being let go. He wants to be a whistleblower.
Kate goes to Justin to find out what that would mean for Danny. He tells her that it's very complicated now and that he really doesn't think she should encourage Danny. She doesn't, but Danny goes back to the office, where they haven't invalidated his work ID yet. He downloads the test information onto a flash drive, but is stopped by security before he can get out of the building. He's arrested.
Kate is beside herself and goes to Justin, but he really can't help her. She goes to Mitch and tells him that she has the drive. When she gets to the building, she tells him that she doesn't have it, but that she can get it for him. It's in the building, but she wants all charges against Danny dropped. He tells her that now that she's told him it's in the building, he doesn't need her. She points out that he hasn't found it yet and as they walk around Danny's office, Mitch reluctantly tells her that he'll see what he can do. She can't really believe him, right? And she doesn't because as Mitch looks around, she picks up a model plane, walks over to the window and flipping it over, reveals the flash drive. She then sends it out the window to Leo, who's waiting, like the great sidekick he is.
Leo and Kate also spend the episode talking about whether or not she is like Batman, because that's just how they roll. Which is why it's impossible that he doesn't know she's not on Facebook, yet another thing they discuss all episode. He thinks she should join up already. Kate doesn't want to be that connected since she sort of feels like she has nothing to report worthy of connecting. Especially since she has essentially moved back home with a parent. That story line doesn't really have anything to do with anything, except that it's just more Leo and Kateness.
Lauren meanwhile has a tough time keeping track of Ben. Mostly because he keeps trying to ditch her. She tells the client that Ben will get the offer back, but the opposing counsel is really uninterested in offering that amount again. Instead, she offers half. Ben tells her to "shove it up her a-" which is when Lauren finds them and interrupts. She tells the other lawyer that they'll take it to the client. She then tells Ben that he had better get the offer back up to $250,000 or the difference would come out of his bank account, not the firm's.
Ben meets the other attorney at a bar and tells her that he wonders how his client found out about the offer, since he hadn't told him. She must have done it, and talking to his client without him is an even bigger ethical violation than his failure. He demands a million. Later, the client comes into the firm for the check and Ben shows him a check for $250,000 and then rips it up. He not only doesn't apologize, he completely insults him, but tells him that he likes him. He tells him that he needs to let him do his job and get him $2.5 million at trial, at which point he'll take a third. If he loses, he'll personally pay him the $250,000. The client agrees.
After all the dust settles, and Danny reconciles with his family who were driven away during his workaholic days, Kate meets Justin. They seem to be working towards each other again. Maybe. But with Fairly Legal who really knows?