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Suits Review: Always a Choice

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Jeff and Jessica attempted to take on the SEC, while Mike strained more relationships on Suits this week.

If you ask me, Pearson Specter (and all the people who make it tick) are on the verge of an epic breakdown; not of their firm, but of themselves. The culprit? Their emotions.

And that's why Suits Season 4 Episode 4 could be a real turning point.

We knew Mike was leveraged to the eyeballs with his job on the line. But in his scramble to keep himself from sinking, he only brought everyone he knew down with him... even Donna, who took no time in calling him out in the episode's opening minutes.

If only that had been enough to set Mike straight. He proceeded to snap at Rachel, alienate Louis in the worst way possible, screw his boss out of the reward Mike used his account to gain and practically spit in Harvey's face by going to his enemy to turn his trash into gold.

Harvey wasn't batting at 100% either. He went off pretty bad on Louis when he failed to take the TRO out of play. But let's be honest: Mike really hit Louis where it hurts. And, not unlike Mike, Harvey let his emotions get the best of him, yet he directed his true anger with Mike at Louis.

And poor Louis, a sensitive soul easily manipulated by his emotions, got paid not once, but twice, for them:

  1. Once when Mike's photo-shop job caused him to believe his beloved Sheila was on her way to the alter with another man.
  2. And again when his eagerness to get Mike back caused him to push Mike towards the solution he needed.

Louis, not unlike the past, was unable to catch a break. That scene between him and Harvey over the matter was absolutely heartbreaking.

Someone else I thought was about to get his heart broken was Mike when it appeared Rachel might kiss Logan. Though given his poor actions this episode, I might have - out of my own spiteful heart - wanted her to follow through to give Mike something a reality check.

Of course, Rachel didn't do it, but she sure looked guilty. And one wonders if she isn't struggling with some residual feelings towards Logan.

Jeff and Jessica almost didn't make it out alive when it was discovered that Jeff was withholding information from Jessica about his status at the SEC. To be honest, that would have been the straw that broke the camel's back had they not figured out how to prevent the onslaught of subpoenas almost issued to their clients.

Luckily they were, and it seems theirs was the only relationship to avoid ruin this time around. And, that, my friends, was the real surprise.

But after all is said and done, do you think Mike made the right decision, or did he make a deal with the devil?



Editor Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
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When they show a full body shot of Lois, has anyone noticed that his pants are about an inch and a half above his shoes? I keep wondering if that's supposed to be a Louis "quirk" or if it's a new fashion statement that I just don't understand.

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It must be something in the water at USA Network, cause, both Graceland and Suits now have the new kids on the block becoming the so called bad asses. Not realisitic but OK. Harvey went out on the limb for Mike in more ways than one, on many occasions and Mike, in my opinion, is not even in his league, or shouldn't be if we are being real. Mike is smart, book smart, but Harvey is world smart. There is no way Mike should win, but this is TV. For some reason the writers are making Pearson Spector seem weak, the only one still badass at Pearson is Donna, what's that all about?. Rachel, was she really going to kiss this dude (sorry forgot his name)?. WTH, how fickle is she, just sayin. Disloyalty, the one thing I can't abide. Mike and Rachel both, disloyal. btw POOR LOUIS. Come on guys give him a break, make him a partner and give him the respect of every one in the office, geez, how much can he take.

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So when the lawyers at Harvey Spector play dirty, like they always have it is okay. When Mike does it, it is not okay.
Mike left the firm because of what Jessica told him last season, that he had hit his ceiling and that would be it for him. Mike learned things from his time there, he is also good at what he does. So combine those things together and Mike like Harvey is a force to be reckoned with.
I felt worse for Louis when Harvey yelled at him and then talked to him at the end, than I did when Mike did what he did. Yes Louis loved Sheila and still does but like Rachel did point out, maybe that is what he needed to realize he wants Sheila back.
Speaking of Rachel, not a fan of hers now. She is going to cheat on Mike and sleep with Logan, this time she is the one in a relationship. I also do not like the way she talked to Mike either and he was 100% right it what he said to her.
Donna knows what Harvey does to get what he wants and needs and she should realize Mike is doing the same thing. I can see her being hurt and I do agree with what she said about her and Mike but I do not want to see her yell at Mike each week in defense of Harvey.
I may be naïve but I think that Mike made the right choice at the end, yes he wants Sitwell cut out of the deal, but I have a feeling Mike will get Sitwell his money.
I really like Mike assistant.
Jeff and Jessica are a good match, I would like to see them take on more clients together.

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@ Mrs alex o'loughlin

NOOO Rachel is not sleeping with Logan! that promo scene is a flashback ;) If writers do that to Rachel, I'm gonna be pissed!!!!!!!!!!! Writers really fucked up!!!! WTF!!!!

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Not loving Suits this season...too much aggression between the two protagonists who used to be as close as brothers. Bring Mike back to Pearson Specter and get Mike and Harvey back on the same team.

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The previews show Rachel in bed with Logan (fully dressed) asking her to marry him. This series is dangerously close to devolving into a primetime sit com.

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@ arch8ie

Ppl are so naiveee! it's just a flashback .. it's so obvious! Yeah she might have some feelings for Logan but suddenly sleeping with him? As long as writers are sane, that's not gonna happen!

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@ arch8ie

It's just going to be a quick flashback. Don't fall for previews.

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'...poor Louis, a sensitive soul easily manipulated by his emotions' -
you nailed it and I hate that it is what best describes Louis now. Louis
used to be a hard-ass and I want him to get his groove back. I want
Louis who stuck it to Scottie and said he's a 'Moby goddamn dick'! On
the other hand, I really don't think it's fair of Harvey to blame Louis
for giving Mike the solution to his problems- I mean, Mike is a smart
guy, he would've figured it out eventually. And when it comes to dealing
with Mike, Harvey is just as emotional as Louis.

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well, there is a shocker, TVF finally implemented Disqus, my goooood you move slow. Good luck with getting tons of comments.

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