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Suits Review: One Night Only

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Donna and Louis double-teamed on the theater stage, while Mike and Harvey gained some important perspective on Suits Season 4 Episode 5.

The war between Harvey and Mike continued to be waged over Gillis Industries, this time in the form of stocks that were about to be made available for sale.

Mike thought he could play mind games, and Harvey and Jessica thought they could skirt the law to get the sale to go they way they wanted, each waging potentially irreversible moves in the balance.

Mike would seal the deal in his use of Forstman's money, while Pearson Specter was poised to actively skirt the law by making the questionable sale in hopes of turning those shares over to Logan Sanders.

Trouble is, Cahill was on to Harvey's plan and his dinner with Mike made it look like they were colluding in some way, allowing an opportunity for the SEC to close in.

In between Harvey and Mike, Rachel was really struggling.

From the installment's outset, it was clear she was going down a bad path. She's caught between Harvey and Mike and their opposing professional agendas, while also dealing with her increasingly strained relationship with Mike and Logan Sanders' pursuit.

What wasn't readily apparent, however, was the way her story would lead to some perspective changes on at least two of the men in her life; in fact, you could even say her taking ill precipitated a temporary cease fire between the two warring powers.

Again, this cease fire was short-lived, as Cahill crashed the reconciliatory party. But the following meeting between Harvey and Mike included some apologies on both sides, which makes it seem like there is something in the future that may cause them to need to seek each other out again.

It's clear Mike is out on his own now that he's outside the firm, causing him to easily distrust any possible outreach from Harvey. But now that he's seemingly implicated in this whole SEC business, it might cause him to be lumped back in and in the cross-hairs all the same.

However, just as this heaviness of hospitalization and reconciliation was taking place, Donna and Louis were getting their moments to shine. I think the inclusion of Donna's return to the stage and Louis overcoming his stage fright, if only for one night only, was absolutely brilliant for the truths it brought out about both characters.

It goes to demonstrate how close these two are and I always wish for moments where their relationship is on display. Tonight my wish came true!

The only thing that made it better was Harvey picking Donna up for closing night and making a commitment to come and see her. This is where I think what happened with Rachel made an impact on him. Harvey doesn't typically go out of his way like that, and it totally warmed my heart!

So, Suitors, are we close to an overall cease fire between Harvey and Mike?

 

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Enjoyed this episode. Mike and Harvey as enemies then bonding after the Rachel melt down was great if even short lived
Donna and Louis were great. Louis looking lot happier, after all the grief he took from Mike.
Rachels character is turning into a big disappointment for me and this show. This mental affair she's having with Logan will most likely turn into a physical affair real soon. I am really disappointed when they take a strong, intelligent, hard working, woman, and destroy her character with cheating . It might be different if Mike had treated her badly or was neglecting, but he's been really supporting of her and I thought they truly loved each other.
This is a really great show, just wish they hadn't destroyed a good character, Rachel, with a sexual affair. IMO.

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I loved this episode!
I really enjoyed the dinner with Mike and Harvey. It is sad that it took Rachel passing out and being in the hospital for them to have their first ever dinner together. Harvey telling Mike that he would have done the same thing to Louis, was great to hear! Harvey showing Mike the photo of Louis was great too! Everyone was down on Mike last week.
I also like that when Harvey found out Jessica bought the shares, that he went Mike that he has never regretted anything until he turned down the take over deal with Mike and told to do what he had to do.
Mike used his better judgment at the end and told Frostman he could not take his money. However he went to Sitwell and of course Sitwell took the money, I am sure Sitwell will not be cut out of the deal now. However the look on Mike's face told be that it is the beginning of the end for him working for Sitwell, I do not think Mike is really happy there.
Every scene with Donna and Louis was fantastic!
Oh Rachel, she is going to break Mike's heart! Then Logan will turn around and break hers and she will 100% deserve it.
I laughed at Harvey's answer when Jeff asked he was part of the team.
Could my theory be right that Harvey will open his own law firm one day and Mike will be his partner? Harvey was very mad at Jessica!
The ending with Harvey and Donna capped off the episode!

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I still can't believe Suits made a Franklin & Bash reference.

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My least favorite episodes are the ones where Mike and Harv are at odds with each other. They can be such a great team until their egos and stubbornness get in the way. Hopefully, they finish up this business with Logan and turn against Cahil and clean up the floor with him!

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Okay I need help on this one... What happened at the end? Is mike going to be fired? Is he in big trouble with his boss? For the first time with this show I didn't get the end of the episode... Could someone help please :) ?

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@ Springrolls

To be honest, I'm not so sure either...I think that's what happened- Mike's partner/Harvey's enemy (Forstman) went directly to his boss and Sidwell was impressed with the deal Mike made and surprised that he didn't pursue it earlier. But I'm a little concerned because Forstman mentioned that Mike's boss is getting 'tombstone made for him' (like the one Sidwell got for his first big deal so it could be a good thing)- and I find it suspicious that he chose to use phrase 'tombstone'. Actually, after rewatching it, I think it's possible that Forstman just got Sidwell to take the money for the takeover and Sidwell is still in the dark about him not getting nothing from this deal.

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@ kaitleen

The use of the term Tombstone was established early so Forstman using it was consistent although he might have also had a secondary meaning to his statement (the one being alluded to). OTOH: I also wondered if Mike was going to go to his boss and explain why he had not gone with the deal yet (ie: If/When he did he would be screwing the boss out of any part of the deal).

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I agree with the other two posters here. I think given the precarious nature of Mike's position at Pearson Specter, he had to leave and that’s in keeping with his character. Mike cares for the people at the firm and he knew the longer he stayed, the more he risked someone finding out his secret. I don’t know if I would’ve respected or liked Mike as much, if he had chosen to stay. He was presented with an out and anyone in their right mind would have taken it if it meant protecting the firm and its employees. From the beginning they have shown the contrast of Harvey and Mike: Mike, the criminal who sold drugs, took tests for other people, and posed as a lawyer, many times acted as Harvey’s conscious where as Harvey, who is the actual lawyer and went to law school and did all the right things, can oftentimes cross the line in his treatment of people. Now that they’ve separated the two, you can really see Harvey’s influence on Mike and Mike’s influence on Harvey. I don’t know if we would’ve gotten to see that if Mike had remained at the firm or even gotten a job elsewhere that didn’t put him directly in Harvey’s crosshairs.

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I agree, Suits is not typical law drama, it's mostly about people and
their interactions and that's why it's so good. I'm one of people who liked the idea of Mike being outside of Pearson Specter because it changed the game. And the struggle between Mike and Harvey has been amazing to watch- yes, we need them on the same side and I'm sure they will get there but isn't it interesting to see how they are now? You could actually hear regret in Harvey's voice when he talked about refusing Mike's takeover plan. And over that dinner, you could see that they miss each other. But I think this battle made Harvey respect Mike in new ways, like with Louis situation- he expected nothing less from Mike and, unlike in the beginning of season 4, he is not underestimating Mike now. Highlight of the episode- Donna and Louis- they are great together! And I love how we get to know more about Donna. And her final scene with Harvey? Please, I need to get more of these !

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@ kaitleen

Donna and Louis are so cute together. I want more of screen time for these two. So sick of the Mike/Harvey Rachel/Logan thing.

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I know we all think that this show is going downhill cause of the drama instead of being law themed, but today's episode blew my mind. Today's episode, which outshined its trailer, made me realize that drama is the show. Yeah, its a drama genre ik captain obvious, but if it was just law, it would be any other show cough cough that beautiful Franklin and bash reference by mr sec. Today's episode kept me at the edge, I didn't know anything, it was suspenseful, all summing up to the fact that we need mike and Harvey on the same side. Suits, is nothing but law, drama, and two kickass vigilantes, Batman & Robin. 5/5 my fav episode so far.

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Suits Season 4 Episode 5 Quotes

Donna: Is that the Bard?
Louis: No, it's the Litt.

Walk away, Harvey. You're gonna lose.

Mike