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 think  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.


@Chandel During the episode, Scotty mentions two of the partners of her firm. The first is named Cook who is the one who is retiring and whom Scotty and Harvey had choice words for on the bench in Parkville. The second is Darby who is played by Conleth Hill, who plays Varys in Game of Thrones. He was the partner with whom Jessica is merging with and who was seen trash talking Hardman. Personally, I don't understand why Harvey is so indignant about the merger. His name would be on the door, plus he would get to work with Scotty more often.


Don't be a lawyer? Hell, the main impetus behind Mike taking the job in the first place died earlier in the season. Mike gets absolutely no sympathy from me, especially if we're supposed to see him in the right. The man has the balls to criticize Katrina for the way she got in the firm, when 1) the position was only open because Mike frakked up and broke one of the principle rules of lawyering, and 2) the way she got hired doesn't even begin to compare with the way he got hired, because he doesn't even have a law degree? Or for that matter, an undergraduate education? What a hypocrite.


I totally love Suits. It is definitely the smartest show on TV. Others think the same. Every character has different facets. I love that Louis tried to save Rachel from the truth. I guess that he is TRYING to redeem himself from his past actions. Katrina is like the female version of Louis. She is going to be taking over the unlikeable role that Louis used to have.


I must be in the minority but I like Scotty. She is a female version of Harvey and the banter between the 2 of them is pretty fun to watch. Poor old Mike is looking pretty screwed - damned if he takes Harveys side with this merger damned if he doesnt. What is a guy to do when you dont have a law degree...


I don't think Louis lied to Rachel to protect her feelings, I think he gave her ammunition to sue Harvard.


I agree with @Keemo, I think Louis lied so that Rachel would think that she didn't get in because of personal stuff, not because she's not good enough. Maybe this way she'll get the motivation to apply to another law school.


I love everything about SUITS except Daniel Hardman. He is evil.


Also, Katrina pulls rank on a paralegal and overrides a task she's working on for a first year. Mike and Rachel then steals somebody's employee code? What the frak?


haranguing present participle of ha·rangue
Lecture (someone) at length in an aggressive and critical manner.


haranguing present participle of ha·rangue
Lecture (someone) at length in an aggressive and critical manner.

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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.