Suits Round Table: "Break Point"
Farewell, Donna Paulsen?
Last Thursday's Suits episode dropped a bombshell on viewers, as everyone's favorite legal secretary was given the boot from Pearson/Hardman. For good?
We doubt it. But TV Fanatic Round Table panelists Chandel Charles, Carla Day, Carissa Pavlica and Nick McHatton are here to break down all aspects on "Break Point." Gather around and join in!
What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Chandel: Probably the part where Rachel took Louis the signed tennis ball to make him feel better. I know it's good for Louis to be recognized, even if he likely wouldn't prefer that recognition be in a time of need like the loss of his beloved cat. Either way, we don't really see that much interaction between Rachel and Louis, so that was also nice to see.
Carla: As heartbreaking as it was the best scene and one that will stick with me for awhile was when Donna walked out with her box and Harvey pushed the elevator button for her. No words were needed to express the intense moment. And it was compounded by Mike and Rachel overlooking the scene and her asking Mike why Harvey didn't save her.
Carissa: Rachel giving Louis the signed tennis ball. I love that she got how upset he was about his pet and didn't use it as an opportunity to make fun of him. Even though he was at a loss for words, she knew it made all the difference.
Nick: Harvey and Donna in the bathroom. Harvey had no desire to fire her and had every opportunity to do so because of what she did. He has so much respect for her and was willing to put himself on the line for her.
Should Donna have gone to Harvey sooner? Do you think it would have made a difference?
Chandel: I think she should have just told him. Clearly it would have made all the difference. I totally understand where she was coming from - if it's lost, it should stay lost - but it seemed that in this case it would have probably made it look like a simple clerical error, not an egregious act of unethical conduct. Shredding it only compounded the problem.
Carla: Definitely. Her downfall was not the timing of Harvey finding out but that she shredded the document. If she would have taken him the document, that would have made a difference.
Carissa: Having been in the same situation Donna was in, I just don't know. Sometimes it makes a difference, and sometimes it doesn't. It's the luck of the draw. Depending upon what Harvey was feeling at the exact moment she told him, he could have felt the same. Or, it could have completely changed the outcome.
Nick: That's what everyone certainly seemed to think throughout the entire episode, and I'm inclined to agree with them. Donna could have at least given Harvey the note instead of destroying it.
Do you think Harvey and Donna's relationship can be reconciled?
Chandel: I think it can be, and it definitely should be. It will only happen, though, once they collectively realize they are both at fault in this situation in some way. I'm just curious to see how that reconciliation plays out.
Carla: Yes. It will probably never be as solid as it was, but they will get over this.
Carissa: Absolutely. They just need to step back and realize what happened. Give it time to breathe and understand the situation from both sides. More importantly, Jessica needs to see what a loss Donna is to the firm overall before any of them can make a difference.
Nick: Yeah, I'm with Carissa on this one. Everyone just needs to sit back and have some space and I believe we'll see Mike and/or Harvey knocking on Donna's door soon enough
Are we any closer to Hardman taking control of the firm?
Chandel: If Harvey really does get stripped of his senior partnership, I feel like it's a win for Hardman in that it's upset the power balance that Jessica and Harvey established. Divide and conquer is a simply but powerful strategy.
Carla: No. Jessica is entirely in control.
Carissa: Nope. But I like how Jessica is handling the situation. Even though Hardman can see through her intentions, it doesn't lessen the affect they have on him and that's wonderful.
Nick: No, because Jessica outplayed whatever he was going to do.
Feline Transportation Unit or Cat Carrier: Which is it?
Chandel: Feline Transportation Unit sounds so much cooler.
Carissa: Whatever someone would like it to be. Who am I to judge?
Nick: What situation are you in?