Suits "Unfinished Business" Review: Someone Needs to Put Harvey and Mike in Check

Suits S03E03: "Unfinished Business"


No, Suits, giving Louis Katrina as a consolation prize for losing Mike does not make this situation better. In fact, I had happily forgotten that Katrina existed. No thanks for the reminder. 

While "Unfinished Business" featured quite a bit of good storytelling, the introduction of British Harvey (His name is Stephen Huntley? Really?), a Harriet Spector/Michelle Ross sighting, and a probably brief but generally welcome return to the status quo, the episode also featured some serious WTF moments. Like Katrina's baby video. W.T. Ever-loving F? Are we in high school?

Actually, yes, yes we are. That was established last week.


As nice as it was to generally see everyone playing nice, however, can we talk about the Donna/Harvey/Mike circle-jerk this episode ended up being? Katrina—rightfully or wrongfully—tried to undercut Mike with Harvey and BOOM, Donna was there to profess our love of all things Mike, reaffirming his place as the Robin to Harvey's Batman, and reminding Katrina that the cool kids don't like her. 

Katrina fought back—however bizzarely—and there was Harvey, acting like his coup had already reserved his seat on the throne and promising Katrina that she now had no future because she was mean to his pet associate and oh yeah, everyone hates her. Mike was supremely touched. You could tell by all the rainbows and hearts shooting out of his eyes when Rachel told him that St. Harvey had eradicated the evil she-scourge in his name. 

Ugh. Everyone is so awful these days.


But none are as awful as Ava Harrington, who was surprise-charged with conspiracy to commit murder this week and didn't even bat an eye at the allegations. In fact, she all but admitted to the wrong-doing because, eh, that's what defense lawyers are for, right Harvey?

In the past, Ava's obvious guilt and total lack of remorse would've been a storyline in and of itself. We've seen Mike struggle to honestly defend clients who clash with his personal moral code, and Harvey, for all of his slimy flaws, has also generally erred on the gray side of morality rather than committing to full-blown evil-doer status. However, Harvey currently needs Darby to back his war against Jessica, and to keep Darby happy, Harvey needs to keep Ava happy, out of prison, and relying on Pearson Darby for all of her law-abusing needs. Not being a complete and total evil bastard is great and all, but not when it clashes with Harvey's career/ego goals. 


Harvey and Mike's descent to the dark side could be an engaging and fulfilling story, but my problem with Suits' current approach is that once again, we're all just supposed to accept that no matter what the deranged duo does, they're right and we should cheer for them the entire time. Harvey and Mike are always right and they never make bad decisions because they're charming and charismatic and duh, they're the stars of this show. Katrina and Louis are awful because they're sneaky—regardless of the fact that many of their actions and personality quirks are forced upon them by a rather sucky workplace—but also mostly because Suits has decided that we have to dislike them. Why? Idk. They're weird and not terribly friendly and kind of awkward. Suits is really embracing this high school analogy, where the pretty and popular kids are always right and good simply by virtue of being pretty and popular. Depending on how cynical we're feeling, we can make the argument for that being the case in real life, too, but at least in real life, those sorts of shenanigans are generally frowned upon. Generally. At the very least, they aren't as wholeheartedly embraced as they are on Suits


The flaws in "Unfinished Business" weren't the fault of the episode itself, but rather indicative of my complaints about this season as a whole so far. While the Harvey vs. Jessica story is by no means a travesty (yet) and we haven't reached painful-to-watch-territory (yet), just beneath the surface lies a thick layer of issues that I'm having a hard time reconciling in order to gleefully flail at every zinger Harvey dishes out. He's just not terribly likable this season and unlike generally unlikable characters on better-executed shows (The Sopranos, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, etc.), the story on its own just isn't strong enough, nor are Harvey's motivations interesting enough, for me to handwave his dickishness and pull out the House Spector banner. 

Maybe it'll get better. I have complete faith that with a little tweaking, it can get better. But in the meantime, I'm just cheering for someone, anyone, to pull the rug out from under Harvey and Mike.



CASE NOTES

– "Donna. It's like a name and a title in one....You'll see." <3

– Pretty sure Rachel's semi-crop-top with the key-hole back would never pass in an actual professional environment with an actual professional dress code.

– Harvey Spector/Stephen Huntley, the reversed initials are just too much, guys. We get it. They're basically the same person.

– Mike and Rachel are official now. I really don't care. 

– How do we feel about Donna and Huntley?

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Aug 10, 2013
I haven't been blown away by this season. My majoy gripes are,
The merger. Get rid of this English firm. Their annoying and pretentious.
Mike/Rachel!! They have no chemistry and Mike/Jenny from S1/2 was far more interesting as it offered somethng different to the ofiice politics and going by the tone of the first few episodes of the sho, Jenny was being set up as Mikes 'girl' only for them to split a few epidoes after finally getting together all to accomodate Rachel. Strange.
Louis Litt. This charachter has the potential to steal the show and i think the writers know this hence why still contunes to play somewhat of a background charachter to the big players!! LL should not be playing second to Jessica and Rachel,not when he delivers lines like "he's gonna get litt up" haha. Briilant!!
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Aug 03, 2013
Terrible season.

Go ahead & rename the show to DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

What a waste
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Aug 04, 2013
It it putting out a soapie vibe these days.
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Aug 03, 2013
Suits, as a dramatic foray into New York’s legal landscape, captures an inherent power struggle common between characters, genders, clients, firms and the law encompassing a grander campaign for individual achievement, success and recognition. “Unfinished business” truly explicates these ideas as the crux of the text; the ubiquitous nature of desire for power allowing characters to act and re-act in such perverse and challenging ways.
Primarily, Harvey’s narcissistic struggle for power, in the form of managing partner, resembles a Shakespearian tragic flawnot unlike Macbeth: the willingness to do anything and slay anyone to achieve the title. In this episode, Harvey’s struggle is shown through his defence of non-remorseful Ava Huntington, characterised as a money-hungry oil maven. Harvey’s continued insistence that he has no regard for Ava’s guilt or innocence furthers his complete disconnect from what is right. As always, we have seen Harvey err in shades of grey when it comes to what is right and what is wrong, but now we are seeing Harvey truly disengage from any moral integrity that he may have possessed. Instead, his struggle for power continues in the form of defending Ava for his own personal gain, to satisfy Darby and to dethrone Jessica. And again, we see Harvey slip further and further away from values that we hope he possesses to the values of greed and disloyalty.
Consequently, we see Harvey’s Lady MacbethDonna, allowing Mike to be forgiven, as a faux demonstration of Harvey’s loyalty. Harvey, having spent so long mulling over Mike’s betrayal, is now committing the ultimate betrayal himself in dethroning Jessica. The conclusion of the episode forces the audience to question Harvey’s actions as he admits to Mike, his number two, his Robin, or in this episode “Sundance”. How can a partner, a superior, a mentor betray someone in such an explicit and brutal manner? How can Mike, as a representation of honesty and true loyalty, accept Harvey’s actions? Perhaps it all comes down to Harvey’s narcissism expressing his rampage for power. I’m left with the question: when will Mighty Harvey fall, and who will be collateral in his journey of self-destruction? I’m excited to keep watching, and to see this tragedy truly erupt.
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Aug 03, 2013
I'm lovin' it, and certainly don't hate Louis... he's awesome.
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Aug 02, 2013
I can't agree with you! It's not the best season ever, but it's not so bad as you made it look. And we shouldn't forget that it's still almost in the beginning! Of course, that everyone has felt bad for Louis on the end of last episode, but the things are what they are, and Louis is that character that only exists so that we have pleasure hating him in a good way! And if we wanna hate somebody in a really bad way, we have Katrina, and that's basically the only reason for me to understand her addition to the series, so that Louis seems to be nicer...
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Aug 02, 2013
I kinda think suits is not that bad. I mean the season isn't the best but it is still good and not terrible in the way that you are putting it. I agree with the facts that Katrina is annoying as hell i mean will someone please just kick her off the show already! Also about how Harvey wants to take over the company from Jessica is just plain stupid and how they expect us to support and root for him because hes the " good guy ". However I loved the Donna bits i mean she just keeps on being awesome if thats even possible. Either than that yuup suits its actually alright.
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Aug 02, 2013
Does anyone know if you're required to only talk in feeble-minded metaphors as a lawyer in the real world as well? God I hate myself for still watching this. Season 1 was great, season 2 was fine enough but the show is deteriorating with each episode now.
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Aug 02, 2013
Sorry, MaryAnn, but when it comes to this episode, I gotta disagree with you. This episode wasn't flawless, but was as close as you could get to it. This high-school environment you've plastered Suits into basically isn't that at all. It's more like the law of the jungle: Only the strong shall survive, or survival of the fittest. Harvey, Jessica, Donna, and Louis are the survivors, and everyone else is basically looking to survive with them.

I for one applaud Katrina's return because she's simply the best candidate for Louis. You can't deny their working chemistry last season. They kicked ass and took names!!! If you feel as much sympathy as I think you do for Louis (which is a little ill-conceived given what an egotistical bastard he can be), then you should be happy he has Katrina back, even given her bad past with, well, everyone except Louis. I can't wait to see what hell these two raise against opposing counsels. Oh and by the way, the video wasn't juvenile, it was quite poetic. I've actually echoed the video's words about Mike at times, so I can't hate on it.

This Ava Hessington is quite the handful to deal with as a client. She's so damn impulsive it makes me sick, and for some reason, the drama it creates is honestly can't miss!! I know Harvey and Mike may seem like they're crossing over to the dark side defending her murderous intentions (I think she's guilty too), but they're just doing their jobs. Give them a break! Hell, maybe Darby set Harvey up with her to test his loyalty. So Harvey could possibly be a victim in all this. Did you ever consider that? Harvey and Mike aren't always right with what they do, but they're always good at executing what they do, and in their game, that's what matters most. I'm still on Team Jessica though. Harvey still needs to be put in his place by her, even though I still like him.

Donna and Stephen could be an interesting storyline if played out right. Loved Donna in this episode by the way. Huntley has game, and even Donna admitted that, which I've never seen her do with anybody but Harvey.
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Aug 01, 2013
First of all: "Origami-Festival" - we have a winner!
OK, folks, you see me still being team Louis. And tbh I'm not that much concerned having a hurricane like Katrina joining (been there, seen that, no offense New Orleans!). But at least: I didn't came up with that character(s welcome).

Allright, after we have the winner we have Akkustikkoppler clapping on Donna's: "I'm in trouble." But that's about it and her and the Brit. From here it can not get more boring as it started. People, it's a scripted show! Nobody can come up with these (excessively well written) dialogues than these character(s welcome) in this show - thank you, writers!

But here's the point I do not dig in @RadiumGirl / MaryAnn Sleasman's round-up: isn't it more like everybody is more or less weird, not terribly friendly and kind of awkward? I mean except you are talking to the mirror. I rather do not count Mike / Harvey /Jessica / Donna / the Brit as the people I should like - I would never, ever be that way. Nobody will. It's scripted. Very well though, again, thanks to the writers and therefore they are doing a great job.

However, aside the dialogue the story is kinda... where is it? Is there any? Or is it just a repetition of standards? Ahhhw...


Me still: team Louis! That's where the fun is right now, the rest is so surreal, I do need the weird, not terribly friendly and kind of awkward. Even with a bitchy sidekick.

Oh, one last note: the peer-group of them highschoolers being addressed with childish shenanigans and later on having one pretty and popular kid taking care for another one is not the show I was about to watch. U-huh, that's so happy ending already in the 2/5 of the season - where should this end? With a collective peace-pipe drink? Ah, we had that, too...

read me next week.
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Aug 01, 2013
I don't think we are supposed to dislike Louis. I think we are meant to feel bad for him. In my opinion Harvey being a jerk is part of his character. No person in his position, doing the things that he does is likeable all the time. A real person can be a selfish prick while also have the ability to be kind to someone. I think that we aren't meant to be 100% on board with Harvey right now and I think that Mike and Harvey defending Ava despite feeling she is guilty goes to show how being in their field changes you. You can't always work for an innocent client, sometimes your job is to defend the bad guy or prosecute someone you feel might be innocent. It goes with the territory. I am glad that things aren't so black and white in this show because its not that way in real life either. Harvey is being a Jerk and at times I want to punch him in the face, but he is still capable of saying and doing things I agree with. Louis is the underdog. I think most people really like his character and feel bad that he always gets screwed and I think that we are meant to feel that way. Jessica on the other hand is a lot like Harvey. She is manipulative and its really hard to tell just what her TRUE priorities are. I don't know that I trust her and I don't blame Harvey for not wanting to be under her control. He would rather have her gone than risk her screwing him over and that is pretty human of him.
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Aug 02, 2013
I do like this black and white aspect of the show but I find it hard to go with this season, last season was great. This season I could get with it if any of it was well thought out and reasonable.

It's not that hard to tell what Jessica's true priorities are, It's been told to us many many times. It's the firm. At the end of the day it's her firm. Always has been and always will be. And anyone who gets in the way of that, well thats on them because she's going to do what it take to protect what is hers. In this case it was Harvey and Mike who were her obstacle in getting what she wanted.
While it's important to note b/c I think we forget that the Jessica/Harvey relationship isn't just a personal one it's not just Mentee/Mentor its also Boss/Employee and when Jessica makes these decisions shes doing so based on the Jessica that is Harvey's Boss and not Jessica his friend/mentor, and thats what Harvey takes it as imo b/c he doesn't see that line because Jessica is very lenient with him, she hardly gets mad at him or tells him what to do because a) she trusts him wholeheartedly b) she knows he will produce results that will help the firm. But in those rare times he is doing what he wants to do and it will hurt the firm thats where Boss Jessica steps in and tells him, no you won't do this.
Jessica has done nothing to Harvey that would be untrustworthy enough for him to try to take her position away from her, esp when I'm sure he knows how hard it was for her to get there in the first place. So I don't think his reasoning behind this takeover are justifiable. When in reality bringing Mike into her firm and NOT telling is an even bigger betryal than anything. Because what Jessica did was what, not give him what he wanted and what Harvey did could cost Jessica everything. (which brings us back to her priority being the firm, not Harvey's feelings).
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Aug 02, 2013
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Aug 01, 2013
At the finale last season i cheered when Harvey & Mike split but after the first two episodes i kind miss their combo as its what makes Suits click. Ilooking forward to Huntley/Donna thing as it will confirm whether Harvey is interested in Donna.

Louis seems to me like the odd kid in school being bullied by the cool guys so no way am gonna dislike him despite his odd ways.

Rachel needs a new plot line as the only t
hing interesting about their relationship is gone.


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Aug 01, 2013
Not sure what you are on MaryAnne, but I thought this episode and the season so far are fantastic! Where you see flaws, i see brilliance!
And I for one am happy that Katrina is back. her teaming up with Louis now is going to be very interesting. Also, Max Beesley? That is fantasic casting. I loved him in Hotel Babylon! Curious to see where his character is heading. I want more Suits, now!
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Aug 01, 2013
Generally, I like characters being happy with each other, but I was a bit bummed out to see the conflicts between Mike and Louis, and Donna and Rachel simmer down already. It wasn't as big a bummer as seeing Mike go back with Harvey so soon in the last episode, but I kinda wanted to see Donna and Rachel still be mad at each other, and Louis holding a bigger grudge than just not talking to Mike.

Rachel's crop top wasn't TOO bad just because it didn't really show much skin (unless she had to reach for a book high on a shelf or something). She wears her skirts up pretty high so it seems okay. But I've never worked in an office so my knowledge of proper dress code is a bit inexperienced.

I like Stephen Huntley, and a lot of that may have to do with Max Beesley. I remember liking him from some episodes I'd seen of Hotel Babylon, although I don't remember why I watched that show. He was okay in Mad Dogs -- the show didn't do much for me, though.
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Aug 01, 2013
Euw, Katrina. Go away.
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Aug 01, 2013
I have a feeling Darby has set this whole thing up. This case from the beginning was hand picked by him. He's probably playing both sides to run out Jessica and Harvey. Subtly bringing in British version of Harvey and getting him acquainted with their system there, yeah this is all a ploy.

Darby is probably going to try to run Jessica and Harvey out, and just take the Firm and their clients completely. It shows to all the "other firms" what he's willing to do, what he's capable of doing, and how easily he took out the top competition. Ouch.

I don't really care for the annoying blonde, but I think she's oddly a good match for Louis. They're both weird, but really good at their jobs.

Lastly, if it takes British version of Harvey seducing Donna, for the real Harvey to see what he's got, what he could lose, and for him to come to his senses about his feelings about her... then I'm okay with that. :)
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Aug 01, 2013
I love the Donna/Huntley connection....someone finally recognising what an amazing woman she is....and sizzling hot....someone with her level of whit...
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Aug 01, 2013
This episode was freaking great! This review sucked as usual...
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Aug 01, 2013
The only thing that sucks here is your post.
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Aug 02, 2013
people have their own opinions respect that
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Aug 02, 2013
I will certainly not. What he/she expressed was not an opinion, but was a flat out insult based probably on the fact he/she does not agree with the reviewer's point of view. What I respect is a well formed opinion rooted in facts that properly supports one view or another. Unfortunately I see more and more people bashing reviews just because they don't reflect their own assessment about a show. This is not ok behavior and sometimes it all get's buried with a reply like your own. I hope from this point on you will successfully make the distinction between insult and opinion.
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Aug 03, 2013
If the reviewer can say that show as good as this basically sucks every week it's my right to say that her review is the one that sucks the same way you did about my comment! I didn't reply to your comment because I respect that you have different opinion and yet you don't respect mine...And I wasn't the only one here frustrated after reading her review maybe you should read all the other comments and count how many people agree with those comments.
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Aug 01, 2013
so first Harvey and Mike are defense attorney's meaning they 'defend' their client no matter the circumstance, guilty or innocent. Plus Mike tired putting his moral beliefs first before and it didn't work so why would he do it again? And when he's just patched things up with Harvey. Speaking of Harvey yes he's thinking of his career, I'm sorry do you not think of your career if he's an evil bastard for doing his job then the world is full of them so he'd got company. And I don't think we're suppose to dislike Louis anymore, it's true he was supposed to be a disliked character in the beginning basically cause back then he was an ass but he's grown and his awkwardness is endearing seriously the show is about Mike AND Harvey as a team did you think they were really going to have Mike and Louis together long. As far as Katrina she's a b&&tch who has done nothing to make me like her, if not for this episode I won't know she existed though so can't say that I hate her. And Harvey putting her in her place isn't arrogance he's a partner and is well with in his right to do that.
And no I don't think you're suppose to believe Mike and Harvey are always right.
Your opinon is your opinion but if that's what your getting from this show then I'm not quite sure you're understanding it.
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Aug 01, 2013
I'm a bit of a fan of Donna and Huntley. At least this guy actually notices her and shows interest.
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Aug 01, 2013
Everyone notices Donna. Harvey's interest is either a) conspicuously evident by the pointed lack of interest or b) their relationship is purely platonic on both sides and nothing to be upset about, either way Donna is not the neglected girl suffering from unrequited love who needs to take a rando harvey-lite just because he shows her attention as you seem to be implying.
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Aug 01, 2013
Agreed. Why do people think Donna has to be in love with Harvey? Because Harvey is so amazing, and women are so weak, that surely all women love him. What a ridiculous notion.
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Aug 02, 2013
Well, to be fair, Donna dating a man who is the copy of Harvey is a little suspicious don't you think?
That said, I'm all for Harvey/Donna romance but not because Harvey is awesome and she HAS to love him but because the show has written their story in a way that makes it really hard not to question Donna's feelings for Harvey or even Harvey's feelings for Donna. It's just what shows do. It may be unrealistic but "platonic" relationships between an attractive man and an attractive woman of the same age are very rare on scripted shows
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Aug 02, 2013
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Aug 01, 2013
I've mentioned this a couple of times in this thread, but I really want to know. What is the deal with Mike's hair? Is it a modified bowl haircut? Did the stylist slip on his sideburns and just keep shaving to make them even? Is this a new style?
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Aug 01, 2013
Hey, if it was good enough for Moe Howard...
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Aug 01, 2013
Oh, I hope it's not a new style.
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Aug 01, 2013
Once again, replying to myself because we have no EDIT BUTTON.
I don't think I'm going to be able to let this hair thing go, so you may get tired of my griping about it. But, confound it, he has STUPID HAIR.
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Aug 01, 2013
Wav, It's not that. It's the fact that he hair is shaved from the bottom. It's stupid. But I do get your point. That is funny.
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Aug 01, 2013
I *always* secretly snicker at those folks (predominately guys) who've spent twenty minutes in front of their bathroom mirrors every morning, working in lots of very expensive "product" and tweaking every strand of hair, seemingly to achieve the look of having just rolled out of bed and having no time to have touched their hair at all. To me, it's just too funny. (Family Guy's Brian did a great gag based on that exact bizarre phenomenon.)
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Aug 01, 2013
Does everybody at the New York office have a British evil twin? I wanna meet evil British Donna!
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Aug 04, 2013
Ooh ooh...what about Jaime Murray as evil British Donna?
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Aug 01, 2013
There is too much Donna for another to exist...
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Aug 01, 2013
Sounds good to me...unless she has an evil goatee as well.
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Aug 01, 2013
YESSSSSS.
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Aug 01, 2013
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Aug 01, 2013
Start thinking of the hilarious P. D. names now people. Go!
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Aug 01, 2013
That would be great!
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Aug 01, 2013
Oh Yes. Yes Please.
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Aug 01, 2013
I don't like the way Katrina is presented, but let's face it: she is a young Jessica. She finds her way through the business world because she is they way she is. Nobody's eating her because she's hard. Being a woman and all. So that's how she plays. There are no other women lawyers of interest in the show, just Jessica, so of course Katrina seems harsh compared to sweet crop-top Rachel or cool Donna :)
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Jul 31, 2013
I just love the opening theme green back booga
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Aug 01, 2013
It sounds cool and all, but the words are practically indecipherable...
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Aug 01, 2013
See the money, wanna stay for your meal.
Get another piece of pie for your wife.
Everybody wanna know how it feel.
Everybody wanna see what it's like.
Living in the bee hive of your mind.
Me and missus is so busy busy making money. All right.
All that time imagine this.
The greenback boogie.
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Aug 02, 2013
Glad to see that the guy doing CC thinks its pretty much the same words that I did, except I always thought, and still like better:

Me and missus is so busy busy making money = Me and missy on the precipice of making money

Man I wish I had CC, I tried googling the lyrics a while back but no 2 places had the same words, and some really weird lyrics...

I.e: Living in the bee hive, of your mind. = I'll even eat a bean pie, I don't mind
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Aug 02, 2013
lol
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Aug 02, 2013
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Aug 01, 2013
close caption can be your friend.
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Aug 01, 2013
I'm half convinced that CC is addictive. I'm certainly hooked on it, as are many others I know.
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Jul 31, 2013
– How do we feel about Donna and Huntley?

Simple. I care more about Donna and Huntley's chemistry in the 5 minutes it has existed than I do about Mike and Rachel's god awful... whatever the hell they're trying to be this week.

So yeah, please more of the former if it means less of the latter.
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Jul 31, 2013
At this point I pretty much only watch the show for Donna.
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Jul 31, 2013
Am I the only one who wanted to rip out Harvey's throat at the end of the last episode when he tok Mike back JUST as Louis was bringing the cake in? the actor who portrays Louis is simply amazing. There is no middle ground. You either HATE Louis or love him. Right now he is the ONLY character I am respecting and care about everyone else is a backstabbing SOB and deserves the shit they get.

Let's change the name of the Firm to Louis & Associates and F the rest! :)
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Aug 01, 2013
Yep....totally agree...I was disappointed they didn't have mike go eith Louis....they stopped that storyline too soon....harvey back flipping so suddenly was unbelievable...would have been interesting to see what mike and Louis get up to with harvey on the sidelines for a change...
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Jul 31, 2013
I'm with you if we can bring Donna too.
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Aug 01, 2013
I like the way you think.
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Aug 01, 2013
All wise people do. lol
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Jul 31, 2013
Ava: Hessington, not Harrington. You know, like Hess oil? Also, she's not evil. She's not the kind of person that would kick a kitten. It's just that when you play a nasty game, you have to play nasty. Sure, she's not the saint Cat Stark was, but nor is she a devil.

Harvey/Mike: yep, we're not in Season 1 anymore (and I think a lot of people wish we still were, me one of them), but defending Ava is Mike's and Harvey's *job*. And remember in 2x11 when Mike put his little moral code before the job? That was a shitstorm, and it got Katrina in the door.

Regarding Katrina: the crap she does towards Mike is all fine and dandy, because Mike can swing right back at her. It's her treatment of Rachel that she still has yet to atone for, and shows no signs of even wanting to. Mike was 110% correct when he said that he doesn't like her because she treats everyone below her like shit. As I recall, Rachel gave a similar speech to Louis, and the reason people have come to *like* Louis is that he came around, and for once tried being nice. Katrina doesn't seem to get the message that ambition in and of itself isn't a black mark--being a prissy bitch *is*. And basically, as Harvey said, she basically brings out the worst in just about anyone.

Regarding Rachel: she *does* have separate storylines. But her little quest for law school is small fries compared to the rest of the goings on at the firm. In the meantime, the only difference between her and Donna that makes Donna so likable? Donna is a constant zinger-spouting machine. If Rachel was a neverending stream of sass, you'd like her every bit as much. Because both she and Donna fill the exact same role--the external conscience of their respective guys. Anytime Harvey does something potentially sketchy, Donna's there to wring him out on it. Anytime Mike does something sketchy that Rachel knows about, she'll give him a full broadside.

As for next week: I wonder how many times we're going to have to see Jessica outfoxed, and desperately holding onto her power as managing partner just to have any relevance, before people realize that she isn't all that great. Hardman unseated her as managing partner (temporarily, if not for Mike), then the firm could have been in massive trouble thanks to her blind hatred of Hardman/Monica (if not for Mike appealing to Monica's conscience), now the merger she unilaterally went into is coming to bite her in the ass whenever Darby has a difference of opinion. I'm just wondering where all this Jessica worship is coming from, because to me, she seems to be this show's equivalent of Worf--allegedly this great, powerful person, but anytime when she actually has to fend for herself, she winds up holding the short end of the stick.
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You made some good points about Katrina's character. Maybe the writers need to mellow her a little bit. She is obviously a good lawyer and could form a great team with Louis - she needs to be a bigger person and start treating others with respect (specially those below her)
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Jul 31, 2013
thats because she is supposed to be great i.e season one
but her characters purpose it seems as of late is to advance the two main guy characters Harvey and Mike. so there's that. But realistically Jessica should be and is smarter, wiser, wittier than all of them but then the show would be about her and not Mike and Harvey and Suits is undoubtedly about Mike and Harvey.
So the Jessica worship stems from the idea of she could/should be great if they would let her but they wont but we know she is great so I work with it.
They throw us little moments of when Jessica is right which we then are left to believe she does do more than what we see but again its not about her and if she kept getting all the good stuff to happen to her there is no need for Mike and Harvey.
Does that even make sense? She's there to make those two guys great is what I'm saying.
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Jul 31, 2013
Isn't that like saying Star Wars should be about Old Ben Kenobi?
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Jul 31, 2013
thats exactly what I'm saying actually lol. Even though if the show was about Jessica I'm game, but I realize that it's not and that's cool I actually adore Harvey, I just wish they handled her character differently sometimes.
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Jul 31, 2013
Alright, I don't actually remember this top you speak of, but I'll let you in on a secret: as long as it's not your probationary period, and as long as you aren't working a public service point, you can probably get away with pretty much any outfit once before someone pulls out the dress code in an office environment. A couple people in management might have a conversation about you, but they'll wait to see if you do it again before they bring it up. The first time, they're going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume either all your laundry was dirty or you didn't look in the mirror before you left the house and you've been living in shame all day. Also, depending on the era the dress code was written in, a bare midriff might not be covered and you may inspire a whole dress code rewrite.
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Update: I re-watched the scene. If you had your own office like she does you could get away with that top for weeks before someone in management saw you from the right angle to make a fuss. Well, she could. It's awkward to be the one to tell you, but there's a double standard when it comes to dress codes, and girls like Rachel who are perhaps less blessed on top don't have as much exposure in that kind of top.
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Jul 31, 2013
Yes, it's all very high school-y but that's not necessarily an inaccurate portrait. For a lot of (or even most?) people, they never grow up, they just grow old. You can witness the same behaviors in a corporate boardroom that you can on an elementary school's playground. The game's still the same for a lot of people; it's only the settings that change. $0.02

And if the producers of this show are trying to make me dislike Louis, they've failed. Katrina, sure, but not Louis.

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I agree. I cant get on board with the whole "Our main characters are the main characters like them and all they do." And I just can't get with that. I mean I know this show by all means is fictional but it's also representing groups of people. And most of the women on the show are A) just used for the male gaze (Rachel) and love interest/unrequited love (Donna) ambition makes them hated (Katrina) or undermined for the sake of the advancement of these two male leads (Jessica) I for one am not a fan of it.

Also great managing partner skills from Harvey this ep. (told a girl she wouldn't be anything to this firm and said he doesn't pave the way for people they pave the way for him) I mean. Come on suits.
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Aug 01, 2013
I hope that Jessica will prevail at the end.
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Aug 01, 2013
no doubt that she will. Though I think it will be because Darby ends up being terrible which I would hate because it proves the writers couldn't come up with anything else but a repeat of s2 and all that Jessica did was a waste only to make it seem as though Harvey was right the entire time which brings me back to the women in this show and how they are used to further propel the male characters. lol.
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Aug 01, 2013
You just made me want to watch the UK show "The Fall" again (somehow a woman's show) - it is sad that women are portrayed like that in a show like Suits - Makes it somehow a man's show. The Good Wife proofs that male characters can still exist and be fine in a world were women are not just decorations. *sigh*
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Jul 31, 2013
Jessica's pretty much the most rounded of the female leads. She's much more forgiving than Harvey or any of the other characters are, and she's the only one who admits she makes mistakes. Even Donna, the most awesome character on the show, makes mistakes (such as shredding a memo) but any punishment on Suits is temporary, and Donna's termination, after 2 episodes, ended with her back at her desk and acting like the whole thing never happened. The consequences for Jessica's actions at least stick (such as signing a confidentiality agreement with the season 2 Big Bad that later comes back to haunt her, but she found a way around that with Darby.)
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Jul 31, 2013
The teaming of Louis and Katrina is the first plot development this season that hasn't annoyed me.
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Jul 31, 2013
Right there with you MaryAnne. I can't conceive a reason to like anyone in the cast anymore except for Louis and Donna and that is it. I understand that the Law is an amoral place. But come on, they are starting to borde on scumbag lawyer status.

The whole Katrina thing is weird. Mostly because she still is there, she still basically said she wanted Mike last season. And not only was that unbelievably childish, I am pretty sure that was illegal. Now in NY recording a conversation only has to have permission of one of the participants. You are not allowed to do it in order to commit a tortious act. Which she intended to do in either slandering Mike or defaming his character. She should know that and come on. Raise your game up a bit. This is the big leagues

Donna and Harvey protecting Mike was all right. But it seemed kind of forced. To just finally get everything back to normal.

But everything isn't normal, this is like Bizarro Suits, because I can't root Harvey, Mike and the gang. Harvey is too blinded by is need to win. I do like how they showed that he isn't in it for the money. He would have made 10x what he was making being a lawyer if he latched on to Ava and joined her oil company. For him, as Louis stated last week. For Harvey it is all about the competition and one upping that competition. And if he could throw a ball, shoot a basket etc better than others, that is what he would be doing. But his desire to unseat Jessica is kind of making him border on Scumbag. Now granted Jessica is worse. And though I like the internal struggle, it leaves us with no one to root for on that squad, aside from Donna. Not even Mike.

Mike though ok in this episode. Is still kind of a Dick for literally leaving Louis at the aisle. I still would have liked to see Mike and Louis team up for half of the season.

Louis and Katrina, first, I am kind of glad she is back. Mike needs a source of competition. And since it seems we aren't going to include any other associates then it might as well be her. Her and Louis are kind of an odd match. Because honestly at this point I think Louis is too good for her. He is funny in his shenanigans, where Katrina is just childish. And I don't think she is that great of a person. Though I think she is like how Jessica was.

The whole Murder case of the week, seemed tacked on. It was kind of pointless and a waste of everyone's time.

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Such a good quote.

Yea I noticed that too. Maybe it was casual friday?

Yea that was kind of hilarious in a what were the writers thinking kind of way. Did someone really sit there and say. "Hey, we should have the British Harvey have the same initials but reversed."

Yea, oddly I don't care either. It makes me wonder how long they are going to last. And if the writers have the temerity to break them up or have Mike find someone else.

Donna needs a guy. She is just too awesome.
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Contrary to what you might have learned from Perry Mason, the job of a defense attorney is to provide counsel for his client and ensure his rights are protected. Whether or not the client is guilty is irrelevant (at least according to Samuel Johnson). And were you the reviewer last year who complained about Mike acting like a child and deliberately sabotaging his client's case?

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Jul 31, 2013
Harvey's coup is likely going to be a double-bluff, taking Darby out of the picture and putting Jessica back on top, so I have a hard time investing in it.
Ha! Yeah, I had also been glad to forget Katrina existed, that was a bummer, and then to be so ugly about how it went down, that wasn't cool. And that childish video, if she's willing to be that petty, what's to stop her from exposing Mike whenever it suits her? That just didn't seem remotely believable.
Donna cutting Katrina off at the knees when taking on Mike was beautiful, I replayed that moment 3 times. I don't care that it came with a pricetag from Rachel or that Katrina may have had some insight, Donna jumping from the top turnbuckle was one of the highlights of my week.
Ava Harrington didn't admit to being a murderer, she admitted to a type of "felony murder charge because you were in cahoots illegally with someone else who committed murder" which was plainly obvious once the facts were out there, but it's not like she ordered or committed murder. Ironically, forcing Harvey to accept a "guilty" plea was not what Harvey wanted, but he didn't throw that in Jessica's face despite it being the real reason this all came up, I thought that was sloppy but it also adds evidence to my suspicion that Harvey isn't really out to cut Jessica out of the firm.
I was glad to see our heroes in court and doing important law stuff again, this show has been off the rails in terms of that. Then again, having Gary Cole chew scenery is almost too much, it's teetering on implosion, so hopefully it holds the line.
I didn't get the sense that Louis was being groomed to be unlikable, his character this season has been fairly compassionate and even at times likable with Mike, but I will give you that this episode did derail that a bit.
Glad to see someone else take issue with Rachel's bared midriff in the workplace, that was entirely stupid, further proof that the only reason she's there is to have somewhere for Mike's affections to land. They need to get her out of the googoo eyes and porking scenes, and into a character that matters, because otherwise she continues to drag the show down, and she's not so hot that the audience can overlook that.
Mike and Rachel, was over them from the first, still over them. Donna and Huntley, it's creepy, like she's dating someone way too much like her brother, but the show keeps trying to hint at her lady-bonerism for Harvey so whatevs, I guess.
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"Harvey's coup is likely going to be a double-bluff, taking Darby out of the picture and putting Jessica back on top, so I have a hard time investing in it. " Yes, Exactly. I think Harvey is playing Darby to reveal his true motives and that Jessica will realize that, after some painful scenes, in the end and will still be in her position.
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Aug 01, 2013
Your first sentence is what I was thinking too.
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Jul 31, 2013
Your next-to-last paragraph perfectly expressed my own thoughts. Rachel's top was totally inappropriate for pretty much any workplace other than maybe Hooters. To me, she serves virtually no purpose on this show whatsoever. She's not good eye candy (at least to my eyes), rarely factors into any of the meaningful plots in any significant way, and is generally a totally disposable character, one whom the show could jettison without missing a beat.
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Aug 01, 2013
Her character is so awful it's tainting her hotness.
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Aug 01, 2013
and it is a pitty, because Rachel could be a great character. They wrote some very good lines for her and come on, she is the paralegal that could be a lawyer because she is so smart. And it doesn't show anywhere. That could develop in so many interesting situations. But she's just posing most of the time.
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Aug 01, 2013
Bingo!
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Jul 31, 2013
Yeah you're right she's my least favorite Character on the show and it really bugs me when anyone says that they like Rachel more than Donna (My Favorite Character)
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Jul 31, 2013
Okay, not a shipper, but that's the only question I'm gonna comment on at this time, just not for what I assume the usual reasons might be. I am very against Donna and Huntley, not because I give a crap about a fictional character's love life, but because he's not a good enough screen partner for her. I'd rather see her on screen with Louis or Harvey or Rachel or any number of other people because it'll make for more interesting scenes. Would I believe a Donna/Louis ship? No, I would not, and I might hate it in principle even, yet somehow I would love every scene.
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Jul 31, 2013
"...but my problem with Suits' current approach is that once again, we're all just supposed to accept that no matter what the deranged duo does, they're right and we should cheer for them the entire time."

Nailed it, MaryAnn.

If Donna wasn't fantastic, and so consistently amazing as a character, I probably wouldn't be tuned-in to Suits as much as I used to be; she is almost the singular reason for my continued acceptance of this incessant balderdash. The writers are simply beginning to lose my interest. In one week, they've gone from making me want to reach-out and give Louis a gigantic hug, to making me feel indifferent towards him for siding with Katrina, even despite getting the shaft from the Mike/Harvey bromance.

I can't stand Katrina anymore. I did sincerely like her in season two when I thought Harvey and Mike were being a bit unfair to her (and while most of the fan-base ripped her to shreds), but now she's reached the point of no return after posting that ridiculously-insipid teenager-esque video of Mike being Harvey's bitch. If Suits is now meant to be akin to high school, Katrina might as well be the "Queen Bee" or Alpha Bitch of the firm (yes, that's taking Jessica into account).

I find myself struggling to become attached to the characters, which isn't too astonishing when everyone is acting wholly sordid and derelict. I wasn't keen on Mike and Rachel's initial reaction to the Katrina video, nor was I fond of Louis' eventual response in light of the "proposition" Katrina provided him with (considering Katrina played right into Louis' emotions to get what she wanted, which he still went along with when Louis is supposed to savvier than that).

The subplot involving Donna and Huntley has actually piqued my interest more than any other part of the story, which pretty much sums-up my expectations going forward. I just hope Donna doesn't get hurt in all of this. :(
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My thoughts: Suits has gone back to the status quo, and it's both better and worse than the last two episodes. Harvey is less dickish this episode, probably because Batman got his Robin back (though it's his fault Mike wasn't there at his side in the first place) but worse in the fact that Louis, though completely justified now in treating Mike like crap, is now mentoring Katrina, who is, in my opinion, a female version of Season 1 Louis: conniving, manipulative, and eager to rise in ranks at the expense of her co-workers. And Katrina has something to prove, too. She hates the fact that her technical boss, Harvey, has ignored her completely since the day she was hired, and I have a strong feeling she's picked a now really vulnerable Louis to extract her revenge on Harvey berating her. Louis is desperate for someone to like him, and Katrina is probably going to use his grudge against Mike and Harvey to bring them to their knees.

As for Harvey... I like the fact that he's gone back to his old self... up until the final minute where he drops the bomb that he wanted to overthrow Jessica. The reason why I believe Ava was created was to test Harvey's ethics. Harv has been clearly in the wrong since "War" in first trying to disassemble the merger and now for overthrowing Jessica. In doing so he's abandoned the moral standards he held high, standards which set him apart from Travis Tanner, his evil counterpart. Ava is put in to see just how far Harvey will go now to win a case. Harvey's defended some pretty shady people in the series, but Ava freely admits to doing illegal activities, and her first option to get rid of the problem is to do MORE illegal activities. Harvey's takeover is dependent on winning the case, so Ava and her illegal solutions is a constant test on how far Harvey will go to win an unwinnable case, especially since the prosecution is his slimeball of a mentor.

My predictions, I believe, are that in the end Harvey and Mike will take a hit for their actions. Mike might end up getting it sooner, given the fact that he's still a moron and his past actions have (sometimes literally) come back to kick his ass. But Harvey is more interesting. I sincerely believe that while the show will make us THINK that he's going to succeed (given the fact that he's Lawyer-Jesus) but his actions will finally blow up in his face in the season finale, exactly like it did in "War," only 10 times worse. If Suits is renewed for season 4, I'm hoping it revolves around a truly broken Harvey and how he would eventually get his groove back.

So Mike and Rachel are now an official couple. Gotta admit, the scene where he asks her to be his girlfriend was cute. Forced, but cute. Of course, knowing Mike, he's bound to be banging Katrina in the copy room by the mid-season finale, and Katrina now is bound to learn Mike's secret at the season finale point. (Since the pattern set is SOMEONE finds out his secret in the season finale. Jessica in season 1 and Rachel in season 2)

Donna... I find it refreshing that she finally has a love interest, but we know she'll abandon it for Harvey at the drop of a hat. Kind of depressing, actually.

Next episode features the return of Darby and Jessica (apparently) learning about Harvey's deal. How will this play out? (I'm guessing this is just a teaser ploy, since we're only on episode 4 and the summer half of the season has 6 more episodes before the mid-season finale.)
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I agree that Harvey's been in the wrong (for a while), and that he's absolutely bonkers (not to mention glaringly hypocritical) for attempting to overtake Jessica, but he's definitely not in Travis Tanner territory (at least not yet, anyway).

Tanner was unabashed in his unethical and (sometimes) illegal behavior, while at least Harvey still tries to win cases within the confides of the law. Plus, Harvey did demonstrate genuine remorse after the revelation that Ava had been responsible for the murders.

I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss Donna's newfound relationship. If Harvey's recklessness in wanting to overthrow Jessica ends up compromising Donna's position and/or trust with Harvey, it could spell trouble for their friendship (especially if the theme is Harvey's willingness to sacrifice anyone and anything just to become a name partner, in his own way).

I admit, Louis' acceptance of Katrina didn't sit well with me, even if he is acting out of emotional distress/rejection on account of what Mike did to him. Oh, well... There's always Donna Paulsen to fawn over.
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I may be the only one who loves Katrina Bennett. I took a liking to her during her prank war with Louis in S2 and was on her side in E15 of S2 (Normandy) when she cleverly inserted herself into the case and Mike got all jealous and territorial. Ever since she came to the firm ( in a very clever way), she has had to fight hard for acceptance by the core group. Her only misstep before was disrespecting Rachel but in this episode, she was pushed to low levels (circulating video) because of Mike.

Regarding Harvey's coup plans - the plot is intriguing and I cant help but fully cheer on Jessica. She is way too awesome. Remember in S2, even Harvey complimented her that she was playing chess while all the others were playing checkers.

My dream scenario for the rest of the season - Louis and
Katrina working together to help Jessica rout the arrogant team of Harvey/Mike.

Last thoughts about Donna - I like her character very much but I am starting to think she is way too committed to Harvey and not to the firm. She may hurt others (emotionally) while defending Harvey blindly. Also, did she not need to apologize to Rachel this week? Instead it was the other way around.

TL;DR: Harvey/Mike are coming off as arrogant douches who need to be cut down to size. Donna needs more character development. Dream Scenario: Louis/Katrina helping Jessica fight Harvey/Mike/Darby

*Sorry for the length, but I am hoping to spark a discussion
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Jul 31, 2013
OMG the conversation between Steven and Donna was so awesome
but the best parts were:
1- Donna: Excuse me do you not see me sitting here ?
Steven: Yeah i saw you i just chose to ignore you.
Donna: You must like living Dangerously.
2- Steven: Steven Huntly senior Partner London office.
Donna: Donna.
Steven: Just Donna.
Donna: Yeah it's like a name and a title in one, You'll see.
OMG HOW CAN ANYONE NOT LOVE HER TO DEATH ???
and thank God a love interest for Donna YAAAAAY
PS: There is an upcoming episode called (She's Mine) so you can all guess who she is it's Donna and Harvey and Steven are fighting for her
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Aug 01, 2013
Donna is an awesome character, no doubt. I loved the "it's like a name and a title in one" statement too :)
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Jul 31, 2013
Best part of the episode, hands-down. Also, Donna's answer to Rachel:

Rachel: "You've never made a copy in your life before, have you?"

Donna: "Of course not, I'm too busy being a badass... and worrying about my hair."

Donna's probably twice my age, but she's my dream woman. <3
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Jul 31, 2013
No offense MaryAnn, but you suck at this review thing. All your reviews are cold and harsh and pessemistic. Its like you don't even like this show and now trying to convince others not to like it either. Maybe you should have someone else review this show, bc i don't agree with anything you said. Try to remember this is a show and not reality. The point of shows is that its relatable but has enough drama and plot points to interest the viewers.
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Aug 01, 2013
You don't have to agree with the reviewer: why don't you write down what you enjoyed about the episode instead, since you prefer to be in a joyful review mood. Or about the whole season, or series. Write down points, talk about characters, specific expressions that you found funny, plot lines, etc. It is more difficult than to question a reviewer, but a lot more effective to support your show than to say the reviewer sucks.
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Aug 01, 2013
You may have a few good points, but it's her review i'm reading and if there was someone else's review i could read, i would. I know i don't have to agree with the reviewer, i just notice that with almost everything she comments (including other shows) she's always making it seem like the show sucks. I have yet to read one review that she wrote where she likes a show/episode. all i'm saying is that i don't see anything objective about her reviewing.
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Jul 31, 2013
Thumbs down!

"Look out, someone has a different opinion than me, they must be wrong and bad at their job!" Yeesh. You suck at this commenting thing.
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Jul 31, 2013
I think she's hit the nail on the head with this high school analogy.
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Jul 31, 2013
Congratulations, you just paid MaryAnn the Tim compliment. Or is it the Lily compliment? I'm not sure if it's gender specific.
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Aug 01, 2013
what's a Tim compliment?
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Aug 01, 2013
People leave that same comment for the senior writers on this site all the time. I've seen it most often for Tim Surette, then Lily Sparks (who doesn't cover as many shows anymore), but also just about all the writers get it. It's a compliment because she's in good company.

If I turned reading tv.com into a drinking game, I'd take a shot every time I saw this comment, and two every time it started with "No offense". I'd be drunk every Sunday through Thursday from September to May.
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Aug 01, 2013
thanxs for explainin :)
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Jul 31, 2013
I think we'd have to go back and see who got it first-- Tim or Lily-- in order to name it properly.
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Jul 31, 2013
Either way take it as a compliment.
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Jul 31, 2013
Donna/Huntley shipping would be devastating to Donna's she's not in love with Harvery situation.

Love Louis treating Mike like he is dead to him after last week's episode and then growing a pair to Karina about associates taking advantage no more.

Always love the Harriet/Michelle reference
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Jul 31, 2013
At this point Louis and Donna are the only likeable people at the entire high school. Everyone else thinks they are like so cool, when they are totally not. (snapping bubble gum and twirling my fingers in my hair)
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Jul 31, 2013
lol
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Jul 31, 2013
Prior to THIS episode, I didn't mind Katrina much. She was antagonistic towards Mike, but between wanting to get ahead of Mike, and Mike being "himself" I can't really blame her too much. Sure, she got the job through under-handed means but HEY... so did Mike. The only thing prior to this was talking down to Rachel 1-2 seasons ago, which was kind of a prissy thing to do.

This episode though... ugh. As I mentioned below, any other company / boss would fire her on the spot for that. The only reason Harvey didn't was because of the "means" she took to get the job. If not for that, she'd be gone.

The Donna/Harvey pranks on Louis are one thing (pictures of his mug-shot) but this was in many ways worse.
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Jul 31, 2013
As much as I deeply wish I could disagree with you MaryAnn, this season of Suits is terribly disappointing. This was my most anticipated show for the summer and I couldn't possibly be less happy with the wretched direction things have taken. If I wanted to watch a bunch of adults running about behaving like children I'd tune in to the CW. This nonsense is painful to watch. I want my bromance dramedy with strong subtle thematic content back, thanks very much.
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Aug 01, 2013
I'm disappointed at Covert Affairs too, so for me Suits was the last chance of something spicey for the summer. Last week I thought that maybe all this silly stuff was a means to put Harvey and Mike in a bad situation due to their big egos. But this week's episode goes back to Batman and Robin and that's all. Crossing fingers too!
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Jul 31, 2013
I feel your pain. I was actually anticipating Suits more than Covert Affairs, but now I find myself more excited to watch CA than Suits and that breaks my heart. They still have time to turn it around though. Fingers crossed!
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Jul 31, 2013
"If I wanted to watch a bunch of adults running about behaving like children I'd tune in to the CW." - Nail-head has now met hammer.
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Jul 31, 2013
Katrina is hot and sassy so I never mind seeing her on screen. Also, I think Louis and Katrina would be great together.

Donna and Huntley is great. Mike and Rachel?... meh, who cares.

I didn't like Mike's excessive Bonnie & Clyde ranting. Yes, you guys work great together, enough bantering about it though, geez.
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Aug 01, 2013
I disagree on Katrina being sassy. There is a difference between being sassy and being downright bitchy: Donna is the former, Katrina is the latter.
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Aug 01, 2013
Well you can't compare Donna and Katrina... no one can compete with Donna, but Katrina has her moments.
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Jul 31, 2013
It was Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
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Jul 31, 2013
oh, right.
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Jul 31, 2013
although I would have enjoyed seeing them argue over who had to be Bonnie. I vote for Mike because he has stupid hair.
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Jul 31, 2013
I tend to agree with your review... I enjoyed the episode but it felt a little hollow... I think the whole high school joke has gone on for too long and it feels like a tired joke. Let's stop it already... The case around Ava got a bit more interesting so that's something.

I'd like for Rachel to be her own character with storylines and all rather than just be there to wear (very well that is true) flattering outfits and stretch to NOT reach the kitchen top shelf... Please... In the past seasons she was an amazing paralegal and contributed to cases but this season she just seems to be around to argue/make up with Mike / Donna...

Also, I love Katrina working with Louis but they didn't need through the whole silliness of her pranking Mike and being chastised by Harvey. She seems a good 5 yr associate, surely it has to be someone's job at the firm to ensure she is given work to do? Anyway, at least Louis and her will kick ass now cause she had good ideas last season...

Another English guy from the London office... I wish I did but I do not care... He was sort of too cliche to care... But hopefully he'll do something more interesting eventually than romance Donna with a classic car and Daniel Day Lewis in Macbeth (I think or some Shakespeare play)
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Jul 31, 2013
I can't blame Harvey for *bamf*ing Katrine like that. She actually lucked out.

In ANY professional setting, doing that would be grounds for immediate termination. Recording someone's conversation without their consent, emailing the conversation to the entire company, and making a flash video??? She'd be done... fired and good luck getting a recommendation after THAT.

Meanwhile, even if Harvey isn't the boss (yet) he's a partner and has Jessica's ear. So in either case he can tell an associate that *bamf*'ed up so heavily that she's "done" here.
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Jul 31, 2013
HEY YOU! The stupid person who wrote this article. Although I like most if not all of your reviews, I would have to ask you to lay off the Mike/Rachel relationship. I have been rooting for Mike/Rachel to happen since day 1 of the show. Suits is one of my favorite shows. I put in in the top 5. And as for Harvey, he does have a moral code.
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Jul 31, 2013
Thumbs down!

"Oh noes, someone disagrees with my blind 'shipping, they must be stupid and evil." Don't stop to consider how the Mike/Rachel thing has made the writing stupid for Rachel nearly every moment she's on screen, or how little they actually have in common, or how destructive he'd actually be to her life; just call other people names when they don't agree with you.
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Jul 31, 2013
Calling reviewer names doesn't make an argument stronger and it is rude
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Jul 31, 2013
HEY YOU! Yes, the person who cannot gracefully have a difference of opinion. Congratulations, you added nothing to the conversation.
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Jul 31, 2013
I don´t agree with..well..whole article you wrote. Suits doesn´t make us love Harvey and Mike or to think that their actions are right..it´s up to us.. the same is with Louis. They don´t show him as bad character but as sad and lonely one. And the fact that they acted like they are still in high school? That´s reality - most of adult people act like that. And Suits shows reality even with another aspect - charming, handsome and witty people are admired..the ugly one aren´t.. what do you want? A fairytale? A story about lawyers with pure gold heart? About not-so-superficial world?
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Jul 31, 2013
I don't think any of the men on the show are attractive at all. Mike looks like a weenie and has really strange hair, Harvey has two gigantic moles on his face which really are ugly, and Louis looks like the eggman.
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Jul 31, 2013
I literally laughed out loud when Rachel ran to tell Mike what Harvey did. Seriously. It was just too ridiculous- Rachel: "OMG Mike! You won't believe what I just heard. Like, Harvey told off that skank, Katrina, and basically admitted that he loves you again. BFF 4EVAR!"

As for a potential Donna x Huntley pairing-
I'm all for it. Anything that gives Donna more screen-time, and less of it as Harvey's personal accessory = a definitive YES in my book. Plus, watching them banter back and forth is just plain fun.
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Jul 31, 2013
I don't want Donna to be in love with Harvey; I want her to have a life of her own. I once worked as an assistant (back when they were secretaries). The best ones are fiercely loyal to their bosses and territorial about their positions. That doesn't mean they have a crush; it just means they are doing their job.

I would like Donna to have a bigger storyline, too, but sometimes I think she's like butter. A little makes dishes creamy and delicious, but eating a whole tub of butter wouldn't be enjoyable at all. I just wonder whether it's better that she's a mystery to us. Like the can opener and thumb tack thing Donna and Harvey have. If we knew what it is it wouldn't be nearly as much fun.
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Aug 01, 2013
That's an awesome analogy.
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Aug 01, 2013
Why are you so awesome?

I was thinking along the same lines, earlier today. I don't know whether a plot/subplot of actual substance for Donna would be a good thing. I mean, it's gotten to the point where I'm now fantasizing over Donna like a crazed fanboy, but I love how her memorable scenes appear just at the right moment.

I'm generally of the belief that an overload of any character could lead to a burnout among fans.
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Aug 01, 2013
I'm awesome because I'm awesome. I think of Donna like the cherry on top of a sundae. She's the perfect finishing touch on the show. Plus, sometimes she's the only one I can stand.

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Aug 01, 2013
Intentional pun? Donna is "like the cherry on top of a sundae," and she's redheaded.

No, that was way too clever of a pun for it not to have been deliberate.
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Jul 31, 2013
I'm all for a bigger storyline for Donna!
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Jul 31, 2013
I hope Donna and Huntley never become a "item."

Also does Louis's Secretary actually exist or is she just a figment of his imagination.
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Jul 31, 2013
They probably won't give him one. They're just that mean. And I'll bet they take his picture out of the yearbook, too.
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Jul 31, 2013
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