Jessica and Harvey struggled to collect supporters in the civil war brewing at Pearson and Hardman, while Mike struggled with "The Choice" that had us all screaming at the television to make him stop.
Oh, yes, the tides were clearly turning on Suits this week.
The firm clearly underwent some serious renovations since we saw it last week, as an entire office bearing Daniel Hardman's name caused a major stir throughout the office.
Jessica and Harvey sure have their work cut out for them.
Their best bet may be to amass funds enough to support lavish omelet bars and rent out stadium seats for a rock legend in order to properly compete.
Or maybe they should simply invest in better employee relationship management between the higher-ups and those on the 46th floor.
Harvey's encounter with Porter was quite the epic disaster, except I hardly think that Harvey can control his ego any more than Jessica could prevent Hardman's return. If there's one thing we as Suitors know, it's that when Harvey sees a way to win, he pursues it... ruthlessly.
This time, it caused Jessica to question her relationship with Harvey, which has, in most cases, appeared to remain rock solid.
It's with the revelation that Mike was a fraud that it began to suffer, and perhaps at the worst possible time imaginable.
Along those lines, Mike and Rachel's relationship took a turn for the sad and unfortunate - and just as they seemed to be on the same page. I really thought these two were gonna make it. After all the turmoil it caused on Suits Season 1 and all that has emerged within the span of a single episode now, I just wanted something to be going right for someone here.
Yet Harvey made a valiant point. If and when Mike screwed something up, it's likely, out of hurt, that Rachel could act out. Unfortunately, it's risky to give her that opportunity, and it could put everything that Harvey and Jessica have tried to do for him in danger. The war could be won by Hardman in one quick blow.
Even amidst these twists and turns, several other curve balls emerged throughout this episode, not the least of which was Donna's cryptic message that eventually the feelings "just go away," and that it's possible to work together even after a breakup. I wonder if this is some vague allusion to Donna's relationship with Harvey at some point in the past, or some other story that we've yet to hear. Either way, it had enough weight to keep me wondering about the moment long after it ended.
Similarly, I'm terrified at what Louis is capable of doing... and looking to do. Not only is he a constant reminder of Hardman's return, he's perhaps the first person to fully cast his lot with him. It's dangerous and we should all be worried.
Highlights from this episode:
- Louis tempting Donna with tickets to a stage reading.
- Donna flaunting her assets to get Louis to help Mike and Harvey with the bank.
- Donna putting Mike in his place after he hollered at Harvey about not caring about anything.
- Battle lines being drawn at the firm, only making this show even more epic.
So, TV Fanatics, did Mike do the right thing by breaking up with Rachel, even though it made us want to cringe?
C. Charles is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.