"Zane vs. Zane," Bennett v. Litt, Zane v. Pearson, Zane v. Spector... this installment of Suits was one big battle royale between some of the hardest players this side of Manhattan - and man was it fun to watch!
First, Happy Birthday, Rachel!
We're sorry we couldn't get you a gift, but we are even more sorry that your birthday lunch with dear old dad came to such an abrupt end. I was fascinated by Rachel's relationship with her father. We haven't really seen any parents appear on this show other than over Skype (thanks, Louis), so it was quite something to have Mr. Zane live in living color and causing all kinds of trouble for Pearson/Hardman.
I could hear the collective scoff over Twitter at the slightest mention of Pearson/Zane. Dream on, sir!
Other than that, I enjoyed seeing Rachel come into her own a little bit more this episode. I've always thought highly of her, so it was interesting to take a step back and realize that perhaps she wasn't thinking the world of herself, and that was why she was unhappy and took the words her father hurled at their client as some direct call on her.
I'm glad she finally stood up for herself. I think it's long overdue, though I don't think there was every anyone in her path so far that she needed to stand up to.
That said, I'm pretty sure Harvey's decision to use Rachel in the larger plot of the case had everything to do with Robert's decision to recuse himself from the case and hand it over to Daniel Hardman. Mr. Zane came to play hardball, and it seems that no matter where our legal eagles turn these days, there's always something or someone waiting to pounce on them. They really can't catch a break to save their lives!
Speaking of someone else who couldn't catch a break: Louis Litt. While he expertly initiated his war with Katrina Bennett, he certainly didn't anticipate just how willing she was to match his performance. Their back and forth was as gold as Louis' $3,000 nail trimmers. Can we please get more?
I did like that there was a little bit of reconciliation that got to take place between most of the parties involved; most notably the hatchet definitely buried between Harvey, Donna and Louis. That mug shot display series was epic. I really want one of those to hang up in my room. No kidding!
Other highlights from this episode:
- Getting to see Harvey and Rachel interact, and see Rachel take his bagel.
- Discovering that Harvey has and requires designated "me time."
- Mike and Harvey playing office HORSE.
- Louis and the food processor.
- President Louis and his photo-shopped head on some of the greatest American Presidents.
- Louis admitting his respect for women such as Hillary Clinton and Gwen Stefani.
So, what do you think Hardman's imminent return will mean for our favorite firm?
C. Charles is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.