Suits Review: Not Alone

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Jessica and Harvey struggled to collect supporters in the civil war brewing at Pearson and Hardman, while Mike struggled with "The Choice" that had us all screaming at the television to make him stop.

Oh, yes, the tides were clearly turning on Suits this week.

Mike Asks Rachel

The firm clearly underwent some serious renovations since we saw it last week, as an entire office bearing Daniel Hardman's name caused a major stir throughout the office.

Jessica and Harvey sure have their work cut out for them.

Their best bet may be to amass funds enough to support lavish omelet bars and rent out stadium seats for a rock legend in order to properly compete.

Or maybe they should simply invest in better employee relationship management between the higher-ups and those on the 46th floor.

Harvey's encounter with Porter was quite the epic disaster, except I hardly think that Harvey can control his ego any more than Jessica could prevent Hardman's return. If there's one thing we as Suitors know, it's that when Harvey sees a way to win, he pursues it... ruthlessly.

This time, it caused Jessica to question her relationship with Harvey, which has, in most cases, appeared to remain rock solid.

It's with the revelation that Mike was a fraud that it began to suffer, and perhaps at the worst possible time imaginable.

Along those lines, Mike and Rachel's relationship took a turn for the sad and unfortunate - and just as they seemed to be on the same page. I really thought these two were gonna make it. After all the turmoil it caused on Suits Season 1 and all that has emerged within the span of a single episode now, I just wanted something to be going right for someone here.

Yet Harvey made a valiant point. If and when Mike screwed something up, it's likely, out of hurt, that Rachel could act out. Unfortunately, it's risky to give her that opportunity, and it could put everything that Harvey and Jessica have tried to do for him in danger. The war could be won by Hardman in one quick blow.

Even amidst these twists and turns, several other curve balls emerged throughout this episode, not the least of which was Donna's cryptic message that eventually the feelings "just go away," and that it's possible to work together even after a breakup. I wonder if this is some vague allusion to Donna's relationship with Harvey at some point in the past, or some other story that we've yet to hear. Either way, it had enough weight to keep me wondering about the moment long after it ended.

Similarly, I'm terrified at what Louis is capable of doing... and looking to do. Not only is he a constant reminder of Hardman's return, he's perhaps the first person to fully cast his lot with him. It's dangerous and we should all be worried.

Highlights from this episode:

  • Louis tempting Donna with tickets to a stage reading.
  • Donna flaunting her assets to get Louis to help Mike and Harvey with the bank.
  • Donna putting Mike in his place after he hollered at Harvey about not caring about anything.
  • Battle lines being drawn at the firm, only making this show even more epic.

So, TV Fanatics, did Mike do the right thing by breaking up with Rachel, even though it made us want to cringe?


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When you try to make something appealing to everyone, you end up making something mediocre. That's where I think Suits is going. Season 1 was great. Season 2 is turning into a soap opera. I will endure this rehash of 'sex and the city' for another episode or two, to see if things go back to the way season 1 was. Else, I will move on to better things...


The cruise is both a dream and a niarhmgte—a circus with countless sideshows. There are ten not-so-good cars for every good one, a lot like a treasure hunt. But the good ones are worth it—like the masterpiece rods at 13 MIle Woodward The variety to be seen is endless. A giant smorgasbord where the cooks tried everything in the book and some recipes not in any book. There is enjoyment everywhere. No matter how you look at it, it's a great slice of Americana. I wish some art cars from Houston would come on up and add to the mix.Cheers, Bill




There's a name for a show that is more involved with the relationships among characters and less with the world that surrounds them - it's a soap opera. I won't be watching this turkey anymore.


LOVE Donna. Was sad for Mike and Rachel. Knew from the first episode of the season which side Louis is on. Harvey can be a douche but in the end he helped the client keep his business and didn't sell him out.


I think everyone knew Donna and Harvey had a thing, it was just finally hinted at. Loving the season so far though and this is probably one of the best episodes since the mock trial one.


Love, love, love this show. The relationship dynamics are fascinating and incredibly realistic. We follow are instincts first and our loyalties second and both Mike and Harvey showed this is abundance - until of course we commit to a cause and this episode both of them did this I feel.


YOOOOO THIS IS GOOOOOOOOD !!! the show in ON ! what a war ! They don't even need guns lol ! I too was rooting for Rachel & Mike. But Harvey is right ! Mike can't afford to play that card . They've worked too hard and have waaaay to much to lose !
Jessica... I hope she wins because that Hardman guy is back, and he's BAAAAAD ! She needs all the assets she can use ! And she has a HUGE weakness, Mike. And judging by next week's episode, poor kid is gonna be in the middle of it ! I cannot wait !!! I hope she'll get back at Harvey someday, and when she does, wou it's gonna hurt !
Still hoping that R&M happens. Is it me or Donna was a bit weird like she knew what she was talking about regarding the relationship thing ! Her and Harvey maybe? (I'm probably trippin' lol)
Still enjoy her scenes though, and when Louis is involved, it's even better !
Too bad he changed sides...ass-kisser !
LOVED the episode !


re: Trevor's outing of Mike- no surprise there- it's who he is and what his role in the plot is. From the review of the finale: As for Trevor, that storyline is dangerously close to running its course. The dude is bad news. You don't need any specialist or highly trained psychologist to tell you that. I could see him ratting Mike out from a mile away. He's like a child. He's angry that his best friend is dating his girl. It's not like Trevor didn't already accuse Mike of having a thing for her long ago. This isn't new. Read more tv spoilers at:


Suits is really tough to watch nowadays...I don;t like how Harvey has time and time again been disobeying Jessica's wishes and testing her patience only to make threats to bring her down with him if she fires him. That's just wrong. Jessica Pearson is not going to go down. And she's going to show Harvey who is boss at Pearson Hardman..I am waiting eagerly for the episode when Jessica sticks it to Harvey and he gets put in his place. I liek Harvey but he is too arrogant. I like that to but nobody messes with my Jessica!!! She's coming back with a vengeance!!

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Suits Season 2 Episode 2 Quotes

What you fail to understand is that our firm is under attack, and if that gets out we're done.


You're not alone in this.

Harvey [to Jessica]