Suits Round Table: "Asterisk"
Suits will wrap up its summer season on Thursday.
In the following edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table, staff writers Chandel Charles, Nick McHatton, Carla Day and Christine Orlando debate the best Louis moment of the week, while also mourning Nana Ross...
What was your favorite scene from this episode?
Chandel: Donna. Enough said.
Nick: Grammie embarrassing Mike in front of the people he cares about. It was a small scene, but it echoes to the character dynamics and what they really think of each othe
Carla: Other than the ones already mentioned, I loved that Rachel wanted Mike to be with her when she found out her LSAT results. It was even better when it was revealed she did so well on them. 172. Way to go, Rachel!
Christine: The standoff between Jessica and Daniel. I love how neither one of them are willing to back down. When he told Jessica "my lieutenant was all you were ever meant to be," it was like dangling meat in front of a tiger. This is going to be a bloodbath.
What was the best Louis moment of the week?
Chandel: His little victory dance into the firm. I don't think anyone has ever been more full of himself. Then again, he's been waiting a long time for this, so it's definitely an understandable reaction.
Nick: Louis Skype-ing with his parents.
Carla: Louis finally got some balls when he gave it to Harvey about not being able to close him. He may have won that battle, but Harvey will make sure he pays for it down the line.
Christine: I loved watching Louis (and Donna) strutting into work with Disco Inferno playing. That was just hilarious.
How did you feel about the loss of Nana Ross?
Chandel: I was totally crushed. I loved Nana Ross, and it will be really difficult to have to watch Mike deal with her loss. Then again, I suppose they had to find a way to move Mike forward along as a character, as well as demonstrate that he is still very much a caring person.
Nick: I'm pretty sad over it. I loved the scenes she had with Mike because she was a grounding force for him. He could always rely on her for some wisdom or a swift kick in the ass. In many ways Mike, because of this, now has to make a choice for himself about the person he wants to be; he will no longer have the guidance of his Grammie, so he needs to develop and retain his own moral compass. Mike needs to fully step into adulthood now.
Carla: Surprised. Sad. Mike has no one left. Now that he is all alone with no family, I hope he doesn't make unforgivable mistakes.
Christine: It was heartbreaking to see Mike's face as he realized Nana would never even see the apartment he'd worked so hard to get her. I'll definitely miss their relationship. Nick is right. Now Mike has to decide just how he moves forward in life with Nana their to guide him.
Mike and Rachel: What's going on there?
Chandel:I think these two are going to continue to be in each other's orbit. The gravitational pull is too strong for them to not want to be together. Clearly Rachel is still willing to be there for Mike even with his big secret, and I think that will only be more apparent in the mid-season finale.
Nick: Something that didn't happen the last few times they've gotten close. There's truth and reliance that wasn't there before. There's less covering up and false pretenses.
Carla: They are so good together, whether at work, apartment shopping or motivating each other. They really are perfect for each other. It's too bad that Mike has this secret keeping them apart. Now that Rachel has done well on the LSAT, they should be one step closer to being together. With her career moving in the direction she wants, if she loves Mike, she's now more likely to be understanding of his lie.
Christine: Obviously they still care a great deal for one another and Rachel's willing to help Mike through this loss. I do just wish he'd tell her the truth. Watching them dance around their feelings is just frustrating.