Dee Discusses: Suits 4×14

Posted: February 27, 2015 by Dee in Dee, General Media, Recaps, Suits, Television
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There are spoilers in this review. Duh.

This is another one I’m really behind in so la la la quick posting you never saw this. Of course I’m fairly certain no one is reading these anyway, so I can do what I want. Previously on Suits, Louis found out Mike’s a fraud and he was a drama queen all over the place. He insisted on becoming partner in return for keeping quiet on it, but that brought him into the conspiracy, so now he’s as much a part of it as anyone else. He’s slowly made up with everyone, and last week he made up with Mike. He agreed to pretend that he blackmailed Jessica over something else so she wouldn’t have to tell Jeff about Mike. This becomes very important. Also Professor Gerard figured out that Mike is not a real lawyer, but he kept quiet since Harvey helped him out of a charge. He’s back this week so Harvey attempting to keep that secret from Mike was pointless. He told Mike he knows, and he wants Mike to help him solve the train derailing case that got him in trouble in the first place.

Of course Mike takes this very personally, in the sense that he’ll always be that person who desperately wants to do the right thing. It’s just not always the smart thing. He gets very stubborn when he decides he has to go world saving, and that’s shown clearly here. He wants to help the whistleblower who states the company was covering up the reason the accident happened. Harvey’s like no, lawyers don’t like whistleblowers, it always looks bad. Mike says it’s not about his parents at first, but of course it is, at least in part because people get away with doing accidents by covering them up. Donna champions Mike in this one and just tells him the way to get Harvey to sign off on it is to convince him it’s worth it. And she also reminds Harvey that he occasionally has to trust his BFF and let him take the lead in things. They manage to at least moderately prove that the company is probably covering up, but it doesn’t matter, because the other side has figured out that Donna broke the law to get the information. She wanted to go one step further in order to help her boys, but it’s going to get her into trouble. I was wondering where the show was headed for the finale since Louis made up with everyone. Uh oh.

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Meanwhile Jessica and Jeff are blissful as a couple for once, except it’s all a lie. Jessica starts to question whether she should tell her boyfriend the truth. She asks Harvey if he wishes he told Scottie earlier, and he says he did. Louis is angry that the receptionists don’t say his name when they answer the phone, and Jessica realizes Jeff paid them not to. It’s his passive aggressive way of annoying Louis. But Louis and Jeff decide to bury the hatchet, and I’m really surprised Jessica didn’t see this coming. Louis is unreliable on a sober day, but you get him drinking and bonding, and he’s going to spill his guts. He indicated to Jeff that the blackmailing thing happened years ago, leading Jeff to realize that Jessica was lying. She offers to tell him what it really is, but he’s not having any of that. He ends it because of all the lying. It’s too bad because they were planning a very sweet vacation to Paris. Poor Jessica. This secret just ruins all of them. Although I’d like to point out that if I were them, I wouldn’t tell significant others, because all you need is a bad break up for that to come back to haunt you.

It was a good decent episode. I can tell it’s mostly setting up for whatever the finale will be. I feel like we’ve had this “Mike cares too much, Harvey tells him to toughen up” conversation a lot, but it works this time because things have changed. Harvey’s warmed up more to Mike’s bleeding heart cases, and Mike’s learned to find loopholes to make it work. This isn’t the first time that Donna’s gotten in trouble for bending the rules. It’s unfortunate that when it happens to the women, they get in a lot more trouble than the men, have you noticed that? If Harvey or Mike pulled this off they would be in trouble, but it’s not like it would be unusual for them to make risky decisions. But Rachel, Donna, or even Jessica trying this would get them in a much more vulnerable position. Or maybe that’s just how I’m looking at it. Except Rachel and Jessica would have better luck getting out of it due to their position or backing, Donna’s an assistant, so this is going to go badly for her. We’ll see how it goes.

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