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Suits Review: Truth and Reconciliation

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"She's Mine." And if Harvey's epic punch didn't send that unequivocal message to Stephen the snake, I don't know what would.

One thing's for sure, though: Harvey wasn't the only one laying claim to what was his on Suits this week.

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Perhaps the most outrageous and entertaining feature of this installment was the mock trial showdown between Nigel and Louis over Marcado, Nigel's prized cat. 

I knew Louis was obsessed with his recently passed feline, but I never expected him to get so attached to his temporary charge. I suppose once he told the story of going home, devastated over seeing Harvey's name on the door, and the love the cat showed him being a hard thing to give up... but I think we learned quickly that cats are not the only thing he cares deeply about.

And that's what i loved most about this interaction between Nigel and Louis, about them reconciling in a way that was unique and true to their characters and their dynamic. Clearly Louis found Nigel's kryptonite in his feline companion, but Louis' run-in with hostile Herald obviously reminded us of his Louis' love of his associates and the fact that his tough-love approach really does work.

The other added bonus to this was that we got to see Louis and Rachel team up again, with Rachel exhibiting her top-notch legal skills in such a way that even Harold was cowering a bit in his seat. She wasn't going to let him get away with anything on that stand.

Not only did she manage to get Louis a win, she gave him advice that in the end led him to make the right decision, one that he had really fought long and hard for beyond just their mock trial. Throw in an admit to Columbia Law School and Rachel Zane was clearly the one having the best week ever.

But just as we saw Rachel experiencing the highs of lawyering, her bestie Donna was experiencing the lows of relationships built on lies.

If Stephen Huntley were a real person, I'm pretty certain someone would have already shot him dead in Donna's name. What a snake! 

Did anyone else see something coming with him? I had a feeling that Darby's firm was going to be more sketch than they were painted to look like in the beginning, hence Harvey's reservations about the merger, but did anyone see the bombshell that Stephen ordered the hits that Ava Hessington is accused of?! I know I didn't!

Perhaps now things regarding this case will start to make more sense in the grander scheme of things, knowing now that there really is a villain here, and it isn't Ava Hessington.

I just hope that Donna can recover in a dignified manner. I'm sure she would do nothing less, but I have to admit, they were becoming closer than close. I thought they could go the distance in the right climate. But now those dreams are clearly dashed.

When it comes to defending her honor, and his for that matter, Harvey really delivered during that bathroom brawl with Stephen. Never have I ever seen a more well-dressed and attractive set of men fight in a public facility like that. All the explosive stuff happens in the bathroom on this show - and it's great.

Another set of great moments were between Jessica and Harvey. Despite the fact he's come clean about the plan he put in motion and promptly stopped, she still gave him an extremely hard time on the subject, as it should be. She may have been naive enough to believe that she couldn't be stabbed in the back, even by Harvey, but I hate it when mommy and daddy fight for an extended period of time. And I was hoping that the confession would lend itself to some level of reconciliation between the two. 

In some ways I think it has, given that they actually tried to talk it out a but on their rooftop spot. Then again, there's still so much they'll need to work through before they can gather the strength they need to combat Darby, who is clearly going to angle for some such confrontation in the future. I mean, Jessica practically sounded the warning cry.

Do you think our favorite firm can survive anther all-out war between partners?

Review

Editor Rating: 4.9 / 5.0
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I hope next season that they go back to the format they had the first season or two where there was a different case and storyline each week. Also Harvey and Mike won all the cases. This new format of the season long arcs in the story that drag out for the entire season are just that: dragged out. It's just too boring. Please go back to the more fun Mike and Harvey.

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The Mikado is an opera by Gilbert & Sullivan, people! Do you really think someone as snooty as Nigel named his cat after a game???? Now that I got that off my chest, did anyone notice the smirk on Mike's face reflected through the glass as he was leaving Cameron Dennis' office?

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Simply one of the better summer shows. Too bad regular tv can't seem to find same type show. Suits never disappoint me.

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Enjoyed this episode. Fav moments (1)the roof.
(2) Harvey to Jessica "you're never gonna convince a jury that the num 1 didn't know what the num 2 was up to.
the look on Mike's face (beam Harvey up Scottie pleeeassse).
Jessica to Harvey " believe me I can convince anyone of the fact that a num 2 can betray a num 1 behind her back. OUT.
the look on Harvey's face (NOW Scottie beam me up Now Pleeeaaase!!)
Even enjoyed the mock trial. E7 felt like a breath of suits fresh air.

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Gosh Louis has become a great character ! Nigel and him are so much alike... I hope to see more of these two. And yes, it's MIKADO. I know the game, which is really fun AND frustrating, but also, it's a brand of chocolate biscuit snacks !
Now Jessica and Harvey. She does have a tendency to use Harvey for things she doesn't wanna do then blame it on him when it fails. She did the same to Louis. She did have the right to be pissed at Harvey though... But now she's come to realize that the merger is BAD, well, things should get interesting !
I liked the conversation she had with Darby.Even if they break the merger, financially, are they going to survive ?
Any ways brilliant episode !!!! Will watch it again !

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You know what, that episode was THE ISH !!!! I loved every minutes of it ! I soooo did not see Stephen ordering the murders coming AT ALL !! Brilliant twist that was ! But Donna's face upon realizing that the guy just used her... I felt so bad for her. But then Harvey's face when he saw Donna's, yup, deffo what triggered the bathroom fight, which was absolutely AMAZING ! 2 men in suits, looking good, and fighting ! YES !
I really loved Rachel and Louis working together ! She will make a fiiiiiine lawyer ! I thought the mock trial was silly when it started,come on, over a cat ! But then, it turned out to be something deep : parenting skills and Louis and his associates. Harold coming back was great ! His resentment towards Louis was obvious, but then when Rachel literally crucified him on the stand, showing him that the tough love actually paid off, just showed me how awesome she's going to be ! And the hug as Louis told her that she's going to Columbia, made me sooo happy ! Gosh Louis has become a great character ! Nigel and him are so much alike... I hope to see more of these two. And yes, it's MIKADO. I know the game, which is really fun AND frustrating, but also, it's a brand of chocolate biscuit snacks !
Now Jessica and Harvey. She does have a tendency to use Harvey for things she doesn't wanna do then blame it on him when it fails. She did the same to Louis. She did have the right to be pissed at Harvey though... But now she's come to realize that the merger is BAD, well, things should get interesting !
I liked the conversation she had with Darby.Even if they break the merger, financially, are they going to survive ?
Any ways brilliant episode !!!! Will watch it again !

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Love this show! I especially the way Louis has gradually been made more sympathetic. The final hug between him and Rachel was so uplifting. Just as the beating Harvey delivered was the perfect punctuation for the nasty plot line involving Stephen--both in love and war. Add to that the clever discoveries made by Mike (which was about all his character was used for this episode) and you had a crackling episode, I have to admit, I can't keep up with all the shenanigans pulled by the various movers and shakers, but I just go along for the ride and enjoy the clever dialog and the good looking men and women.

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I think Stephen's main objective was to use Donna to get Harvey off his game, and lose his focus, so he would screw up. A very clever back-door approach, so to speak, but it did not work. He saw something going on, but Harvey likes to WIN, and losing focus over something like Donna/Stephen is not Harvey. He compartmentalized that years ago, and his bond w/Donna is not some, i like her, she won't date me thing. At least he finally admitted to Donna that he was bothered that she broke her rule for Stephen. But OMG the look on her face realizing she had been played (I think she knew that she was playing w/fire) but even worse, she had been sleeping w/a MURDERER. But when Harvey saw her tears, and he was already fired up about Stephen messing w/his case, it was the straw that broke the camel's back.

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This was another strong episode. The writers are on fire this season. Most of the good stuff was left for right at the end. I loved the twist that it was Stephen who ordered the killings. I sure didn't see that coming and I bet no one else did too. Great writing. I thought the mock trial was going to be really silly but, by the end of the episode, I was actually glad they did it because it really proved that Rachel is going to kick butt as a lawyer!

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So, Stephen was using Donna to get information on Harvey? That's too bad, they were so cute together.
When the cat fight between Nigel and Louis was introduced - I thought - ok this story is too silly and I considered the old fast forward button - But as I watched those two - the plot got funnier and funnier. It was actually a nice aside to the Hessington, Steve, Donna Harvey and company narrative.
Happy to see Jessica & Harvey at least talking again. That was so cool the way Mike literally scanned and memorized Cameron's documents.