Suits Review: Not Good Enough

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This week, Suits made storming the shores at "Normandy" seem a much less daunting task than combating the ongoing battle for the future of what is, for now, simply known as the Pearson firm.

Hardman's Not Going Away

While big bad Daniel Hardman continues to reappear like an unwelcome ex, it's clear his only purpose in doing so is to run his former firm dry, while seemingly enjoying every second.

But could his face have been anymore priceless at discovering the long overdue removal of his name from the wall? Can we get a .gif of that, please?

If only Harvey's name was going in its place. Which brings me to the most perplexing aspect of this episode: Scottie and her British boss.

Am I to understand that Jessica wants to partner up with this firm? Or is there something more diabolical taking place here? I was under the impression that Scottie's boss was retiring and out of the business, yet he shows up across the pond and starts looking into the firms books? What if this is Jessica's master plan to latch Pearson with another firm with offices nationwide?

She integrates herself into a network of firms, embedding it into a structure that Daniel Hardman would have a heck of time taking down with his one-man wrecking crew. To me, it's a genius plan, but if the look on Harvey's face was any indication, it seems to me that her decision will come with a serious price that doesn't necessarily include him jumping on the bandwagon all that willingly.

I really don't think he deserves name-on-the-door status just yet, but in his mind it's darn near his right, which can prove complicated, especially since we know what happens when he doesn't get his way.

The one place Harvey was seeming to get his way, though, was with Scottie, who made a long-overdue return to the show. I never took a particular liking to her character, but there's no denying she's the female version of Harvey in every conceivable way. It felt like having both their bosses there allowed them to mirror each other even more. When they left that first meeting with Edward and Jessica, they didn't hesitate to commiserate about how upset their respective superiors actually were over the situation.

Then there's the matter of Bennett vs. Ross. Man, did those two go at it. As if Katrina hadn't already rubbed half of the key associates the wrong way, she just had to make herself the floor (and potentially firm) outcast. Did anyone else want to hit her when she was horangning Rachel, who was clearly dealing with some personal issues and heck of a lot more work than really warranted Katrina wasting her time? If I hear her claim "fifth year" anything one more time, it's on.

Another important subplot that unfolded this episode dealt with Rachel's rejection from Harvard Law School. First of all, I can't continue without commenting on just how fast that rejection letter got cranked out and sent back. Talk about a distortion of time. But in all reality, it was pretty heartbreaking to watch her struggle through that. She has worked really hard.

What really got me, however, was how Louis suddenly stepped in as if he had something to do with it. Even though he confronted Sheila, I'm still not sure he really had anything to with it. So what purpose his internalized desire to write the wrong on this serves is beyond me at this time, so feel free to throw theories my way.

Phew, there sure was a lot going on this week! And with the season finale finally upon us, what do you thinkĀ  the future holds?


Editor Rating: 4.8 / 5.0
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C. Charles is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.


I love Suits! But i dont like this merger storyline, enough of these difficulties already! Its time to go back to the cases and the great bromance of Harvey/Mike!
I agree that it might be too early for Harvey to get his name on the door (he did become the senior partner just at the beginning of the show), but i still dont like how the Jessica is treating him. Their relationship is changing and i dont like it. Jessica expects him to be his right hand man, but does not treat him like one.
I hope we wont see Hardman next season.
The Mike doesnt have degree thing is getting old. Its been 2 yrs now, how often does it really come up when you are practicing law? And he did pass the bar exam.


I am not sure Jessica had any choice. The firm is bleeding dry and she needs someone who can pump money into it fast...before there is nothing left to salvage. I agree with the writer that it's still too early for Harvey's name on the door. Yeah he slogs his a$$ off for her, wins cases for her, but so do the other senior partners at "Pearson" - otherwise they wouldn't be there. Yup Harvey is special agreed, but unless he can cut a check to save the firm, I do not see what else Jessica can do at this point.


OMG !!!! another GREAT episode ! Hardman's face when he saw his name missing from the wall, PRICELESS. Scottie...still don't know what to think of her...
Poor Rachel, that was painfull to watch... But Louis wanting to help her doesn't supprise me, after what Monica and Hardman did to him. Too bad it didn't work...
That 5th year associate... UGH !!!! She really pissed me off with Rachel, humiliating her like that ! Seriously !
Jessica is a very strange woman and I agree, she doesn't deserve Harvey and doesn't recognize him for his value as often as I'd like...


Boring. Rachel/Mike interactions are inconsistent and nonsensical. When do we get another court scene?


I missed the whole first season so I ordered it and watched it in the last couple of weeks.. I love how this show ties everything together, even going as far as the flashback show in season two, simply to further tell the story. I am not sure about this whole practicing law without a degree thing... If you pass the bar in California you don't need a degree, and I believe that is the same in other states.. i don't know about New York. This show, along with White Collar on USA are my two favorite things on TV right now... I


Am I the only person who actually prefers Hardman over Pearson? If only he hadn't been involved in embezzlement :( I also dislike the British guy - hopefully he won't be a regular.


Say what you will about Mike. He can go toe to toe with Katrina and give as good as he gets. Mike is fair game because he's far from a saint, and the only reason Katrina got in was that he screwed up. It doesn't paint her with much sympathy, but it doesn't suddenly make her the evil witch. Her conduct with Rachel was what was completely out of bounds. Honestly, in this episode, she was a simple, spiteful schoolyard bully, abusing words and authority the same way a bully would abuse fists. Just because she has a pretty face doesn't make her any more sympathetic.


I love this show but I hate to see what they've done with the Jessica/Harvey relationship. I just feel like Jessica isn't appreciating him enough, Harvey is to good and has brought to much to the firm to only be a senior partner. If anyone deserves his name one the wall, it's Harvey. I like Scotty, she is my favorite love interest for Harvey up until this point anyway. She is beautiful, smart and witty..the female Harvey indeed.


Louis lied to rachael because he knows she will make a good lawyer one day she may not be good enough to get in harvard but she could get somewhere else and louis doesn't want her to give up It seems there trying to make mike annoying as the way katrina got in doesn't even come close to how bad mikes way of getting in was.


I agree that Louis lied to Rachel to protect her feelings - this is such a great show and every week brings something terrific to the table - I am a little tired though of the financial difficulties this firm has as does the other great law firm show, The Good Wife -

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Suits Season 2 Episode 15 Quotes

Does he do that? Pop in for a spot of tea?


His investment is only money. For me, it's my whole firm.