Suits Season 5 Episode 2 Review: Compensation

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I'm just going to toss out the question that all of us are no doubt thinking right now...


That was the major topic up for debate on Suits Season 5 Episode 2, and I can't say that I'm not a little disappointed it will forever remain unanswered.

Money has always been a fluid subject on the show, but with so many people so furious over Harvey's paycheck... you have to wonder what that number is.

Give us your best guess in comments below! 

As for Donna, well, home girl is apparently making more than any other secretary at the firm.

Rightly so, Donna is the best of the best! But knowing that Harvey paid her salary out of his own pocket from the very beginning? It's somewhere between heart-stopingly romantic and utterly diabolical. 

Don't get me wrong, it's a lovely gesture, and it proves just how much he values Donna and how little he values actual money. But keeping that kind of secret from her for 12 years only to throw it in Louis' face later? As Mike would say, "Dick move."

You can't put a price tag on a woman like that!


I'm with Louis on this one. Donna is more than just an amazing secretary, she's an amazing person. She's priceless!

Money really was the theme of the night, since elsewhere Rachel and Mike hit a bump in the road on the way to the altar with Robert Zane's prenup proposal.

Fortunately for fans of this ship, even a topic as sketchy as a prenup didn't seem to phase them. In fact, it not only brought Mike and Rachel closer together, it brought Mike and Robert closer together too. This class action suit they've teamed up on is shaping up to be the Big Case of the season.

However it pans out, it's likely to make waves at both their firms.

In another fantastic females-helping-females scene, Jessica and Rachel also have a chat about the prenup. 

Jessica: You need to ask yourself how much do you really love Mike?
Rachel: I love him all the way.

These ladies are strong, independent, smart, and witty, which is why it's so nice to see all of that balanced with their respective love stories. Successful and not so successful. Watching Jessica essentially mentor Rachel in business and in life is something I need more of immediately! 

Can Rachel be Jessica's associate when she graduates? Please?

Speaking of fantastic ladies, who else is already head over heels in love with Gretchen?

Harvey's new assistant might not be dynamite in a pencil skirt, but those are a dime a dozen at Pearson, Specter, Litt. What Harvey needs is a no nonsense, all eavesdropping, totally dependable secretary, who has some serious know-how. Basically, another Donna.

And Gretchen appears to fit the bill. On the plus side? She won't end up sleeping with Harvey due to unresolved sexual tension!

Gretchen: I prefer my men manly.
Harvey: Am I not manly?
Gretchen: Well, if you have to ask...

Finally, we turn to Louis.

Poor, insecure, backstabbing, infuriating Louis. We've seen Louis self-sabotage before, so this is really just par for the course, but it's still disappointing. It always seems to be one step forward, two steps back when he and Harvey make progress on their friendship. 

Donna's new allegiance was sure to cause a rift between the two name partners, but heaven help us if they are about to have another workplace showdown. 

Now that Jack Soloff has entered the ring, has Louis finally found a suitable ally capable of helping him take Harvey down? Or will Harvey knock them both out of the ring when all is said and done?

Tell us what you think in comments below! 

For reference, I'm going to guesstimate that Harvey's bi-monthly take home is around $50k. That sounds suitably preposterous, right? 

Don't forget to watch Suits online so you can put in a guess of your own.

Compensation Review

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