Suits slows down the momentum it’s been building up to this week to focus on Harvey after Donna’s firing. He’s deflecting the issue, losing focus and acting reckless.
He’s also got the perfect client to distract him. A gambling addict and a recovering alcoholic, but a brilliant engineer who owns an energy company. Harvey suits up Mike to go watch over him while he gives a paper in Atlantic City, but they’re a little too late and he’s gambled away his company on the famous lawyer story tropes “Poker and Napkin Contracts”. They try and have the contract declared inadmissible, but sadly it fulfills all the necessary requirements of being a legal contract and Harvey’s got to fix it another way.
Rachel gets to be useful this episode as she works with Lewis as his associate for a ballet company. Bound by their mutual love of the art form and their immense knowledge of its workings, Lewis assigns Rachel to find how the company and its performers have been mistreated by the theatre by not releasing the maintenance funds. This is a good step forward for Rachel, allowing her to gain confidence as an associate and possibly want it more. Lewis’ dud of an associate is worse for wear as comedic relief, it’s best if we let him haunt the shadows for a while now.
Jessica’s past comes up as an old classmate of hers has been assigned as a judge to the case. Law school Jessica was a horrible horrible person, who humiliated her classmate, played an awful prank on her (drunk, passed out and naked in front of a prospective interviewer) and isn’t even remotely remorseful about it. The worst kind of manipulation of one women by another and I wish it hadn’t been as demeaning as it had or maybe there had been actual remorse shown by Jessica instead of more blackmail. Kinda rooted for the judge on this one.
With Donna gone, Harvey has apparently gone rogue; I say “apparently” because that’s what Jessica keeps saying. But all he’s done so far, I wouldn’t consider it really out of character for Harvey any other day either. He’s always been reckless, he always plays fast and loose with the law. I’m not quite buying what the writers are selling. But for the sake of argment, we’ll say he’s missing Donna and isn’t taking it so well.
- Harvey isn’t able to sell his recklessness, but MAN does he sell intimidation well! Quite like that Lewis owes him. This will end well.
- Coming up blank on what Mike did this week. Nothing significant? Is it bad that I’m forgetting his contribution? Counting cards perhaps? Wears a tux, that’s it!