Suits Review: Fools Rush In?

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Not a single associate at the firm could avoid a "Conflict of Interest" on this week's episode of Suits.

From Edward's still dubious interest in Hessington Oil to Donna's new "arrangement" with Stephen, it's clear that as the stakes get higher, the emotional attachments and associations continue to become more complicated.

At Odds With Harvey

Like every other week, most of the details of what exactly took place with the case were fast moving and went a little over my head. That said, the points that directly affected the character progression were, of course, the most memorable.

First, I loved the opening sequence with Louis and Harvey both running in different parts of town, catching the same bit of news and arriving at Pearson/Darby just in time to greet each other outside their respective cabs. Apparently Louis gaining an associate of his own has made him much more like Harvey than he might care to realize and/or given him an ego boost beyond what he can even imagine.

In regards to the case, anything beyond this initial encounter about whether or not Ava should be talking to the media or not and the associated haggling and favor-trading to decapitate Gianopolis' ability to take Hessington Oil away from its namesake is a bit beyond my pay grade. What I did understand about the process was that it required sworn enemies Mike and Katrina to join the same team and work together for once. 

The results were staggering in their impact on the case, but their interactions and homage to The Wire should earn their way into the Suits vault of classic moments. I was interested in Katrina's insistence that Mike go with Louis to see Gianopolis and his people, I'm not sure what she was trying to do besides potentially create buzz around the firm about Louis' legal prowess. I suppose in that way it was meant to be a sign of good faith to both Louis and Mike. Problem is, you never really can tell with Katrina. For now, though, she's seemingly found a place within the firm wherein she's not constantly a source of tension and trouble and could actually contribute something. 

That could be important later on, given that it appears battle lines of some kind are beginning to be drawn between Edward and Jessica. We all knew from the beginning that the 51-49 split and the arrangement of the names on the door that kept Jessica first was more a courtesy than a recognition on Darby's part that Jessica was still the driving force behind the firm, only merging with Darby to secure a strategic relationship. If Jessica finds herself in a vulnerable position once again, she will need everyone she can on her side, including Katrina, to perhaps regain control.

Speaking of strategic relationships, it seems Donna has formed one of her own with the dapper and charming Mr. Huntley. I can't say I'm surprised, but I'm thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to see Donna take the reins in her love life and enjoy it to the fullest. They certainly do make a great couple. Then again, wouldn't she and Harvey also make a great couple? It makes me wonder how he would take the news of Donna being in a relationship. But if Huntley is the British version of Harvey, doesn't that suggest that Donna and American Harvey would also have a chance?

One wonders why Donna thought it necessary to disclose to Harvey her relationship with Huntley in the first place. Of course, she never got to tell him, but it's clear she felt some obligation to in the first place which is interesting.

Another great part of this episode was the confrontation between Jessica and Harvey in which he squarely told Jessica that she hated being number-two. Given her blowup with Darby at the end, this is no doubt the truth, and it's starting to become a major plot point that will no doubt end in an epic showdown. All I can say is I hope it happens sooner rather than later.

So, Suitors, do you believe our favorite firm is headed towards another civil war?


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


This show has turned into a soap opera, I don't like it anymore.
However for all of you who sound so passionate about the story line, enjoy! Good TV is hard to find.


OMFG !!!!!!! That episode left me panting. I am in awe at how amazing and brilliantly crafted this episode was. .. from start to finish. Just WOW !!!! When I calm down I'll write more.

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I did not like Daniel Hardeman but I do not think this merger was the best thing for the firm, at least where Jessica is concerned. However I am not a huge fan of hers and I kind of want to see her get taken down and Harvey have his name on the door! I have a feeling at the end of the season Jessica or Harvey will no longer be a part of Pearson/Darby and since Gabriel is one of the main characters on the show I am sure he will not be going anywhere.
Harvey really does not like the merger and he was a little mean to Donna and that is not a good sign.
I loved Mike and Rachel saying the loved each other.
For the first time I could stand Katrina! I have been a fan of Amanda Schull's since Centre Stage but I do not like when he plays a mean person or crazy person like her character on One Tree Hill.


Great episode.
Loving Mike's and Louis' new dynamic with Katrina.
Hating Jessica's new attitude. And Harvey seems to be yelling at every single person on the show.
Donna and Stephen are so great together. Too bad, I think Stephen has ulterior motives.
And Rachel is being downgraded to office gossip and playing Princess. Give the girl a role in the Hessington storyline! Best zinger:
Louis : What just happened to him?
Katrina : He got "Litt" up.
Louis : Damn straight.


Good episode - The merger adds some interest and excellent banter between Jessica - Darby and Harv. Still missin the prior relationship between Jessica & Harv - although they had their share of disagreements they seemed unstoppable together.
Surprisingly, Mike and Katrina worked well together - still don't trust her.
And, who would have believed it - the oil lady Ava is INNOCENT - nice twist. Lastly, love Donna & Stephen they are too much fun to watch - very curious to see Harv's reaction when he finds out about them.


Don't see how Harvey's actions are "wrong headed" anymore than Jessica's were when she took the money from Darby and ceded control. Harvey was always against the merger which he rightfully saw would put Pearson into a subservient position. Jessica's recent power plays, and her use of Louis to do the dirty work, are just more evidence of her need for control, which has compromised her judgment. Louis is such a pathetic twit he can't even own his actions. It's ironic that Katrina and Mike come off the best here.


great show/great cast. In EP4 Jessica/Gina made me want to keep watching. that last scene w/Jessica & Darby--PRICELESS!!
Granted no one in S3 has clean hands & even if Harvey wins this wrong headed fight he started & takes control of the firm I'M glad to see Jessica fighting back..s


I'm not sure why the low votes from the audience. Thought this was the best episode of the season so far with great acting and a lot of tension. Very interested to see where they take the Harvey/Jessica/Darbey angle.

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Suits Season 3 Episode 4 Quotes

Mike: I love you. I love you. I don't want to keep it in anymore.
Rachel: I love you, too. And I don't care who knows.

I am in charge on this side of the ocean.