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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?

Review

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Rating: 4.9 / 5.0 (223 Votes)

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Do we know anything about the woman at Harvey's home when Mike dropped by? Speculation?

Farsia2010

okay, i love this show and i get why Mike is acting the way he is but seriously, he better start showing some true loyalty to Harvey ASAP!!
i bet Mike will find a way back with Rachel, closer to the end of this season.

Blu

That episode was amazing! The Mike / Rachel thing, though well done was probably the last thing on my mind! Although that kiss they shared was smoldering. I seen the fear over Rachel as more strategic not an example of the emotional frailty of women or whatever. Afterall what did Trevor's stunt say about the emotional state of men. Tgw fact is when someone pisses you off and ties are cut often times so is the loyalty. If an opportunity presented itself where she could benefit from outing Mike they live in a world where she could. I was more fascinated by the dynamic of Jessica and Harvey. They have one of the most intriguing bonds on the show.loved seeing that explored and tested.Amazing. also love that Mike us awkwardly interacting more with Jessica and her and donna too. They're my two fave women on the show loved seeing them share screentime. The donna /Harvey thing is interesting. I suspect it was one sided on her part but I love the platonic nature of the relationships more than anything

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The idea that Rachel is likely to become vindictive in the case of a (potential)future break up with Mike, and that it would cause a scorched earth event at the firm, just plays to the notion of the basic emotional instability of women. They could have done better than that. Of course, it's also easy to see this as the old adage "when we practice to deceive..." playing out against Mike.

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Aww no can't believe Mike had to break up with Rachel....was so rooting for them. Love this show so much! Donna is awesome...with deep buried feelings for Harvey can't wait to hear the back story on this one. Underneath it all I'd say Harvey and Donna will eventually settle down together. Also on another note....see when Rachel and Mike were talking about Daniel Hardman and how she reacted....I think that Rachel had an affair with Hardman when she first started in Pearson Hardman!!!

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did you see how Donna said it's possible ? oh my god!!!she's dated Harvey!

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Dang, I've been rooting for Mike & Rachel since the start of season 1 & that relationship began & ended in all of one episode? I really hope they get back together ... This season! Poor Mike won't be able to date anyone if he's concerned about not keeping that lie from them. On another note, Donna might be favorite character on the show. Love her!

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I honestly thought this was one of the best episodes of the series. Really good writing so far this season.

Marissa

I'm sad mike broke up with rachael I wanted them to be together and still hope they work it out and end up together.

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.

Harvey

You're not alone in this.

Harvey [to Jessica]