Suits Review: Truth Hurts

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On Suits this week, the truth hurt for Mike. Literally.

Not only did he get his heart broken, his brawl with Logan almost broke his face, too.

And that's only part of what made it great and difficult to watch Suits Season 4 Episode 7.

Mike was on a downward spiral. But, for a moment, it seemed bearable. At the very least he was able to reach out to someone he knew had to start from the bottom and build back up. I was really liking the optimistic vibe he was rocking after that conversation. I mean, he even rebuffed Forstman's cool $1 million offer.

And then the inevitable bomb dropped. The pep in Mike's step was quickly quelled by the truth that Rachel shared a kiss with Logan. Everything went downhill from there... for everyone.

Donna warned Rachel that telling Mike was the biggest risk she could take right now. In the long run, it was probably her best option. But I'll be darned if it didn't hurt so bad to watch her fall apart and watch Mike walk out the door. Luckily, each had some place to go in the immediate aftermath - even if Mike did make a pit-stop at Logan's to deck him.

We all knew Donna would do everything in her power to be in Rachel's corner, but I have to say I really liked watching Harvey step up, which he did in more ways than one. Not only did he encourage Mike to go home, he also dropped Logan as a client.

How is that for protecting your own, even if they aren't under your roof at the time?

What's brilliant about it is that ultimately Mike does end up back under the Pearson Specter roof - but it's not Harvey that hires him back, it's Louis.

Louis is struggling with the deal he made in Suits Season 4 Episode 6. And while he tries initially to get his name on the door, in light of the conversation he has with Rachel in the midst of her turmoil with Mike, he comes up with the brilliant idea to use this ask for a few things that will help him rebuild his relationship with Sheila.

I was rooting for that all the way. I desperately want to see Louis happy and this was the best chance he had. But when he used this opportunity to save Mike from entrenching himself deeper in Forstman's web, I couldn't help but be proud and saddened at the action.

By using his reward on Mike, he continued to punish himself for the mess he got himself into with Forstman for the deal, while keeping Mike out of more trouble.

That was truly the hero move he was looking to make the entire installment, especially since it sacrificed what clear chance he could have had with Sheila. If Harvey and Jessica knew that, Louis would totally have Rosh Hashanah in the bag.

So, Suitors, should Louis have used his reward on Mike?


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I totally understand why Rachel's timing was so bad; hearing all that praise and love while being consumed by guilt would be too much for anyone. No wonder she bursts.
And maybe americans have different ideas about being faithfull but I personally think Mike is waaaaaay overreacting. it was just a stupid one time unexpected kiss of which she said it was meaningless. he's acting like she's been having a full blown affair for the past year. I thought it was even hypocritical of him; raving about how much you love her and you're life has meaning because of her and then being fysically disgusted and wanting nothing to do with her seems... idiotic. Wake up from you're fairytale romance bubble Mike.


This episode illustrated why I think Suits is such a truly great show. None of the characters are all good or all evil. Just as in real life, the characters are a mix; sometimes we do nice, caring and even noble acts, and sometimes we selfish and conniving. When we reap bad consequences we try to avoid them or maybe fix them if possible. And so it is with the characters of Suits. One week you root for Louis and the next you want to kill him for what he does! Harvey seems too ruthless to like, and then he unexpectedly shows his heart or even his conscience! I enjoy every single episode of this show - major kudos to the writers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hallelujah! Mike if finally going back to where he belongs, working alongside Harvey instead of against him. Up until this episode I hadn't been enjoying this season that much, but I think the rest of the season will get a lot better now. I truly have come to love Louis, and it was such a selfless thing he did using his reward to bring Mike back. I did really want him to work things out with Sheila, but maybe they still can. I am looking forward to next week's episode.

Sarah silva

Such great episode!
I knew that Louis was going to use his reward on Mike. When he talked to Jessica the first time I said to myself that he will want Mike back. Then he used the reward to get more holidays and teleconference time to try and win Sheila back. However I knew he would change his mind and when he walked in and told Harvey and Jessica that he hired Mike back I was just as thrilled as Harvey!
I have mixed feelings about Rachel and Mike. I really wanted them together last season and liked that they rented the apartment. However I did not like that she kissed Logan and then to tell Mike that it meant something at the time it happened. WOW kick a guy while he is down. So when Mike told her they were done I was not surprised. Then when Harvey told him he admired what Mike and Rachel had I really thought that Mike would forgive her. It seems like he will one day but I have a feeling he wont.
I also like what both Rachel and Mike said to Logan.
I also like when Donna was going over Harvey's week and she told him about Rachel and Mike.
Still not a fan of Jeff Malone, Jessica is letting him get away with talking to her the way he does because they are sleeping together! Just think of how she was with Louis when he wanted to be name partner and he got testy with her, she snapped at him.
So I thought that Harvey would leave the firm this season. I was wrong and I like how they got Mike back. One day Louis will find out about Mike and Mike and Harvey will find out about Louis' illegal deal so no one will ever out the other. BRILLIANT!
One last thing: I liked the simultaneous conversations between Mike and Harvey and Rachel and Donna when they showed up at the apartments.
We got a great reminder of the relationship between Harvey and Mike all it took was 4 words for Harvey to know why Mike got into the fight:
Harvey: Forstman
Mike: Logan
Mike: Rachel
I may be off on the one name Mike said.
I continue to really like the relationship with Louis and Katrina, I laughed out loud when she told Louis if there was ever a time she would be attracted to him that was it and then he said please don't say that again.

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I loved that Harvey showed he is a true friend to Mike and I hope Mike sees that he is. I doubt that Logan will just go away. I've never been Team Rachel and the last few shows clearly confirm my decision. Why would she ignore Donna's advice? if she chose to ignore her - why tell Mike at his lowest point and when he confessing his undying love to her. Rachel should have expected the outcome she received from Mike - his ultimate decision to move out.
Speaking of not so smart decisions. I don't believe Jessica is acting any smarter to have her love interest as a name partner. I didn't think it was smart when Harv tried it and it's not going to work out any better for Jessica. I seem doom on the horizon for that relationship also.

Sarah silva
@ Excited Fan

totally agree about Jessica!


Another great episode! But...probably I'm in minority on this but I really would like Mike to take a little more time to get back to Pearson Specter. I just feel like he came back defeated, that's all. However, it was good idea to have Louis bring him back, whether he wanted to save Mike from Forstman or save himself from Mike finding out what he had done.
I also loved how Donna and Harvey, latter rather unwillingly, acted as couple counselors for Mike and Rachel. You can see how good Donna is for Harvey, that she really helps him to do the right thi8ng at the end of the day - like with talking Mike into having conversation with Rachel or firing Logan.
In the end, maybe Mike came back just in time to fight this SEC guy with Harvey, it seems that it's going to get very intense and super team of Harvey and Mike is just what Pearson Specter needs.

@ kaitleen

Great episode. Harvey and Donna were great, and possibly saved Mike and Rachel. Oh Rachel! I hope she learns how important timing is at law school. Confessing to Mike, at the very moment he's telling her how much he loves her, was a mistake, and then not answering Mike's question about her loving being with Logan, really put it over the top. Mike confronting Logan, would have worked if Logan hadn't lied and chided Mike. Hope that's the last we see of him. I think that Rachel and Mike will work things out, just may take a couple of weeks.
Louis is my hero of the day. Sadly I think the money laundering will come back to bite, but was really impressed when he helped Mike and even Rachel, to some extent. I don't know the whole Shelia story, but it's pretty clear that he attends to get her back.

@ reality adictt

I think Louis will finally find out Mike's a fraud, but it will happen at the same time Mike finds out Louis is involved in the money laundering. They'll each know each other's secret and Mike will save Louis' butt. Quid pro quos all around.

@ annieanne

great deduction - I think you are right on the money about this!

@ reality adictt

Louis's character have developed into such a neat person, even though the old Louis surfaces at times.

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Suits Season 4 Episode 7 Quotes

You can make it 10 Million, Charles. I don’t want your money.


You have no idea what it is to be a fraud and have to start all over.