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Suits Review: Young, Stupid, Sorry

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Harvey and Mike headed to Atlantic City, Rachel and Louis attended the ballet and Jessica contended with an old college classmate.

Yes, Suits went "All In" tonight.

Harvey & Mike Approach an Old Colleague

There was no better way for Suits to begin an episode than with Harvey and Mike in a pair of well-fitting tuxedos. It was pretty entertaining that Harvey trucked Mike all the way to Atlantic city, but the fact they found him a tux so quickly was even more miraculous.

Their little road trip certainly earned them more than they bargained for. Who knew a binding contract could be made at a card table with one or more parties intoxicated?

How Harvey got it back was one heck of a gamble.....literally!I think it was reckless, but I also thought that he won it back the way it was lost, making it a fair trade. He wanted to come to Harvey's table, backroom or not, and he got it.

Do I think he's acting out over Donna? Yes and no. I think he's acting out on the string of perceived losses that he's encountered since season two began. With the return of Hardman and Tanner's reappearance to tear the firm to shreds, and all of it including you at some junction could be a lot to handle. I simply think that Donna is close to, if not the final strall.

Another person who really got it from Harvey this episode was Louis! When Mike listened to that Dictaphone, all bets were definitely off!

I love that Harvey did nothing but tell him that one day Louis was going to owe him, no questions asked. That's going to come back with a vengeance, it's just a matter of when that favor gets called in. My best guess? It will have something to do with taking back the firm or freezing Hardman back out in the future.

On another front, however, Rachel and Louis had another fine episode together. Who knew they would both love ballet, or that Louis would be so passionate about it?! I loved watching Rachel get brought into the case in a truly involved manner.

What I was most curious about is whether or not she passed her LSAT?! Remember when she retook it back in "Meet the New Boss?" This more involved role seems to signal that possibility. All I know is that I like seeing them work together.

This is the second time around for Louis, who teamed up with Mike on a case a few episodes back. Now Mike finally knows why Louis became so cold with him all of a sudden.

Perhaps the most revealing and intriguing portion of this episode centered on Jessica's relationship with Ella, a judge with whom she had a particularly checkered past. I never pictured Jessica Pearson as the prankster, nor as the calculated competitor that Ella accused her of being. Then again, if you want to know where Harvey gets his cutthroat inclinations, she would be the first person I'd look to as his mentor.

She was completely unapologetic. That's something I admire about Jessica. She can admit what she did in pursuit of her goal, but she won't be sorry about her decision to do it. I don't know if that's a positive character trait or a flaw, but it is indicative of her strong-willed personality.

Other highlights:

  • Louis' ballet steps.
  • Harold's fatal incomprehension of the magic of ballet---which Louis quickly corrected.
  • Rachel and Louis working together.
  • Jessica confronting Ella and admitting she was wrong.
  • Getting Mike and Harvey out of New York a little bit.
  • Whatever prank that Louis blamed Harvey for, when Jessica was really the culprit!

Suits continues to bring it's A-game. By the looks of  it, next week will see the return of both Tanner and Donna. It looks epic, so be sure you tune in!

So, Suitors, was Harvey right to gamble to get the company back the way it was lost? Or was it truly too big of a risk?

Review

Editor Rating: 4.9 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.3 / 5.0 (177 Votes)

C. Charles is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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Does anyone know the name of the actor that played Harvey's tmp?

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This episode is crazy. Love it! What Jessica did to that judge does not show how fierce she is in the contrary she is weak and not confident in her abilities, that she avoids any type of competition by eliminating her competitors.

Deann

Jessica, whom I have liked before, showed her cruel side and ambitious side in this ep, which surprised me because it made me like her less.
And I wonder how Donna will find her way back into the firms good graces? I know that Harvey needs her, but she screwed up big time and she kind of lost her mind for awhile there, not to mention her ethics, so I don't see how they can just 'forgive and forget' within the space of an episode.
Anyway, we shall see. I look forward to watching this show every week.

Deann

This show just keeps getting better. The acting is superb and the writing sublime. I nearly wet myself when Harvey pounced on Louis with that graceful, fluid menace that is so deadly, but so very sexy, and said "You owe me"--the subtext was 'I OWN YOU'---and then lasered in on that poor cowering man with those eyes that remind me of a cheetahs. Gave me goosebumps.
And I really liked Louis in this ep, too, though we know he's a weasel, he can also be an excellent litigator, and he's a culture vulture with great taste and smarts, though I find myself wishing he had become an interior designer rather than a lawyer. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Louis and Rachel on the ballet case.

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And I forgot : " I guess we're no in Kansas anymore" !!! BBIG, HUGE LMAOOOO

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Reading some of the producer's comments, having 8 writers involved in the show definitely helps. The acting is huge too. It's not simply one or two characters, as this season progresses almost every character in the ensemble has had enough lines to shine. Jessica is the character who is most intriguing at the moment. She has a clear confidence and wealth of knowledge and experience, which will be interesting to see as it is needed. Her interaction with the judge/classmate was telling. I imagine that she can be a formidable opponent whenever it counts. Hope Louis realizes this. Before it is too late.

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WOW ! That episode was OFF THE HOOK !!!! That season gives me goosebumps and mouth-hanging moments since it;s started ! I miss Donna, but Harvey and his wing man are jsut sooo good ! And the poor temp, wonder if he'll be back !
I too love ballet, so I could understand Louis. Harold hun, just keep your mouth shut for crying out loud ! LOOOOOOOOL ! LOVED Litt/Zane team ! Wanna see more !
I do think that Harvey was reckless in that episode, but he was right, they have been losing for a while, so he finally won a battle, why should he be sorry about that !
The "Sunday afternoon bridge" was soooooooo funny !
Jessica... that woman is FIERCE !!!!! She looks calm and all, but, she can cut your throat without you even knowing or her blinking !
And finally, Louis, payback's a bitch ! That last scene was REALLY scary ! but had Harvey told Jessica, Louis would have been fired ! He betrayed her. So that favor will come when it will be time fore Hardman to go down down down !

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Awesome episode. I consistently admire the writing on this episode. The characters are constantly being put in situations that reveal aspects of their personalities that make us just want to watch what happens to them. I loved the interaction between Louis and Rachel. And Jessica's prank coupled with her strategies against Hardmon, just flesh out a character as strong and compelling as Harvey Spectre. Bravo, Suits writing team!

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I liked Rachel having an actual storyline again. Harold imitating a ballerina was funny.

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You are fabulous ms Charles and totally agree with you. This series has the best dialogue and interaction among the characters (I count Justified as the best but this is a close second). Kudos to the writers whose dialogue is so modern, witty and exactly right for each character. Rarely, has their been a misstep. I think the actors are first rate, the men are gorgeous but the women are outstanding. Gina Torres is my hero, her Zoe in Firefly/Serenity, her Jasmine in Angel and now Jessica; she owns these roles and can't imagine these shows without her. I want Donna back, she makes Harvey more interesting.

Suits Season 2 Episode 6 Quotes

I like Louis.

Rachel

I don't play the odds, I play the men.

Harvey
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