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Suits S04E06: "Litt the Hell Up"


On Suits, there are very few things as fine as an episode where Louis gets to prove that he's more than just comic relief. It certainly made this week's Rachel-is-a-freaking-12-year-old stuff with Logan and Mike easier to stomach—though only slightly—and like so many victories on Suits, Louis's win came with a hefty price tag: his integrity as a lawyer. His careful plotting and planning managed to keep Pearson Specter's purchase/non-purchase of Gillis Industries under the SEC's radar, just like Jessica wanted, and in Logan's hands... just like Harvey wanted. However, the sale carried some sketchy and totally illegal stipulations that Louis absolutely would've reported in a more typical situation—and since he was basking in the glow of Harvey's rarely awarded approval, he kept quiet. Of course, he seemed so torn up about it that you have to wonder whether maintaining Harvey's favor is really worth it. It's such a fickle thing that, chances are, Louis will fall out of it shortly due to some other issue. 

At first, the idea that Louis would compromise his career—and Pearson Specter's reputation—just to keep Harvey smiling seemed strangely out-of-character for him. He's sacrificed a great deal *coughSHEILAcough* to protect the firm in the past, and after four seasons of watching Louis repeatedly get screwed over on behalf of his employer, I think it's obvious how deep his allegiances lie. If he wasn't willing to put Sheila before Pearson Specter, why should we believe he cares so much more about Harvey?


Here's the thing: Louis has gone through a lot in recent seasons. The debacle with Hardman left him distrusted by half the staff. He's been passed over for a named partner position countless times, despite sweeping in to save the firm with his legalese fluency on more than one occasion. He's been the butt of Mike and Harvey's jokes since Mike appeared on the scene, and he's just recently started to find acceptance at Pearson Specter again, patching things up with Donna, connecting with Katrina, earning Jessica's trust and finally—finally—Harvey's approval.

Maybe the man just snapped. He pretty much laid it out on the table for Katrina. If the Gillis deal fell through, he'd be right back where he was before, known as a pariah, a joke, a villain. For all of his villainous antics, it's clear that at heart, Louis Litt doesn't want to be the bad guy—he'll take on the mantle if the firm needs him to, and it's not like Louis hasn't done sketchy things in the past—but he wants to be a hero. He's like a short, bald Batman. 


Meanwhile, on the soap opera portion of the program, Rachel imagined kissing Logan, Rachel kissed Logan, Rachel panicked about it kissing Logan, Rachel kissed Logan again, and then Rachel decided that the only way she could handle this problem would be to get rid of Logan. At their OMG SO TENSE sitdown, Mike and Logan almost reached a deal that would've saved everyone a lot of trouble with the whole Gillis thing, and then Rachel had to open her mouth via Mike and demand that as part of their deal, Logan would have to leave Pearson Specter. Because she can't control herself. 

Girl, if you are having that much trouble not throwing yourself at Logan, maybe it's time to reevaluate your relationship with Mike, which hasn't exactly been the healthiest thing to begin with. Going back to Logan doesn't seem like the best answer, either. I don't know. I hate this storyline so much, and every week I try to wrap my head around how Rachel was even allowed to work on the case at all, given her connection to Mike, which is pretty much the biggest conflict of interest ever—and on that note, why was Mike even put on the Gillis assignment once it became clear that it would pit him against a former employer, mentor, and the employer of his freaking live-in girlfriend? Did no one have to file conflict of interest disclosures? 


Jessica ordered Harvey and the gang to end the Gillis Industries saga, but clearly it's far from over. Mike is once again unemployed, Rachel is doing typical Rachel stuff, and the truce between Harvey and Louis is a time bomb waiting to blow. I'm so scared, you guys, I can't wait. 

J/K, yes I can. 



NOTES

– "Donna, please don't do your thing on me." DO IT, DONNA. DO IT. 

– OMG the Louis coffee mugs were amazing and OH LOOK.

 So now what should Mike do? What will Mike do? Any predictions? 


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AIRED ON 7/20/2016

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I hate this so much. F#%k you Rachel. Just when mike finally got a chance.. What the hell is mike to do?

This next episode better fix everything... Im afraid everything will get worse "rock bottom"... Damn.
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Um, it's not like Louis didn't put Sheila before the firm....she didn't want to have kids, that's why he called off the engagement and that's what ended their relationship. It had nothing to do with Pearson Specter.
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There is no believable storyline that leads to Mike being back at Pearson-Spector. There is no way Jessica will ever let Mike come back. His secret is too much of a liability. Harvey can campaign for Mike all he wants, but Jessica would be the biggest fool on the planet to finally get out from under Mike's secret and then allow him to come back and threaten her firm and we all know that Jessica is no fool. They should never have had him leave, unless it was their intention the whole time to have him to work for Forstman and have him and Harvey be full-time enemies. That is the only direction I can see this storyline going and I don't want that. I love the Bromance and I couldn't stand Mike becoming some pawn for Forstman to use against Harvey. #WorriedWhereThisisHeaded
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honestly the only reasons i still watch this show are donna and Lewis litt. dont care much for mikes' story anymore.
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Mike and Rachel has been and continues to be the least interesting part of this show. Well, that and Mike's incessant moralizing.
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Groan-groan-groan, they made Rachel even more unlikable when they showed how she started the first affair with then-married Logan. Ugh, get rid of her already, she's become beyond awful.
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This Mike/Rachel/Logan is BS!!! I don't care what anyone says.
Everytime I see her with Logan, I start skipping scenes.
I use to rate Rachel, but that's dropping at an alarming rate.

Apart from that triangle of shit... I'm loving this season. :)
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For anyone ripping on this season because of the Mike/Rachel/Logan BS I have to say you're idiots. Yes it sucks but it makes for good TV and did you really expect for the writers to not keep things interesting with their relationship after the whole last season of them getting to a good place in their relationship. I'm personally loving this season and can't wait for next weeks episode. P.S it looks like from the promo Mike's going to kick Logan's ass for what happened with Rachel, I hope it's as good if not better than the Harvey/Stephen Huntley fight from last season. I'm also excited about Mike and Harvey hopefully getting back to normal with each other. This season of Suits is awesome!
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Considering that the last time Mike was caught in a love triangle, he was on the receiving end of one, I'm hoping he gives ten times better than he receives!
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Amy is way more interesting than Rachel.
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that coffee mug is more interesting than Rachel.
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😂😂😂
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So over the Rachel storyline - wish she had just gone to school interstate.
I'm clearly the only one who doesn't like Louis - he's being overused this season IMO.
The best thing about this show has always been Harvey and Mike working together - we need to get that back soon.
At least Donna is still awesome.
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Whose the mug: 15 bucks for one? YOU just got lit up!
Rachel, in her top that pushed her money-makers to the max, was a joke in this set up. She is always giving it large about ethics and morals in relationships with Mike but then it turns out she heavily pursued Logan with a total disregard for his wife. The slut! Then Donna saying how she's such a nice person had me snort laughing!
Donna and Louis' set pieces are killing me of late. Are we supposed to assume that Louis wants to use those beaver teeth on some red wood? Buying her gifts has been the way to getting her to handle your briefs (get it?! ), as we have seen. My gift would have to be an Armani ball gag though, to stop her from saying she knew that all the time ex post facto.
Louis, Louis, Louis, LOUIS! You're gonna die! Countdown T minus, KABOOM!
What's the odds, though, that somehow Harvey and Mike are going to use the illegality of the tax cleansing to invalidate shit (had to get one shit in, so to speak) and bring it all full circle? If ever there was a time where Mike (post 5 stages of grief over job/Rachel) is going to work on the QT with Harv', now is it. And the result? Welcome back to the firm son. Hey presto! Season anew...
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I had the exact same feelings about Rachel!
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Rachel owned up to how she wasn't always angelic in that relationship. So let's not weigh that against her. It's the *current* nonsense that's disturbing.
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And the *non-current*. We got insight into her past with Logan, which she stressed before that she never knew he was married and that she never would have gone for him and broke up their marriage blah, blah. It's misleading, as the scene from the other week had her looking surprised that the wife was at Logan's and she looked embarrassed to get busted at his door. She's gone on about Mike's long-term lie enough and now the truth is decidedly one-sided. At a time in which she should've been supporting her partner outright, she choses to fuck him over both professionally and privately.
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If Rachel died Suits would be waaaaaay more awesome. It is now, but...you guys know what I mean right?
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But she's my eye candy! I'm not on board the Amy train because Jenny was just that good.
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Whoever said Donna is fabulous is insane. Finally, in this episode,
someone(Rachel) said no to Donna, actually said no to the queen.
Pure pleasure. Remember when she was fired? That was the best.
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Harvey tells her no all the time. Just maybe the smart Rachel is still in there somewhere.
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Okay. So, I don't remember if it was this week's episode, or last week's, but does anyone else remember Rachel telling Logan that she is his lawyer as well, when he wanted to get in touch with Harvey?

I bring that up because Rachel isn't actually a lawyer. Right?

I mean, she passed her LSATs (which got her into law school). Now she's in law school, while also working for Harvey at Pearson-Specter. However, she hasn't passed, or even taken, the bar yet. Correct? You have to pass the bar, in the state you intend to practice in, to actually be able to practice law (making you a lawyer). Thus, Rachel isn't a lawyer.

So, why the heck is she going around telling Pearson-Specter clients that she's a lawyer? I mean, working for Harvey makes sense, because she's a kickass researcher and working under him might help her gain experience that she can use to do better in law school... but that doesn't make her an associate. Right?

Anywho, that was just something that bugged me. I didn't know if anyone else caught it, and if it bothered them as well.
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I don't think she's told *anyone*. Logan's just a freaking creep that's constantly blowing smoke up her skirt and making her feel "appreciated" all as a ploy to get in her pants (what ever happened to his wife that Rachel kept him from divorcing?).
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Not quite.

Most states have an exception, typically called the "law student exception", that lets law students practice law when properly supervised by a licensed attorney. This is normally used so that students can take a class called "law clinic", where they help real people with real legal issues under the guidance of a practicing attorney who works for the law school. That is a real thing.

Big law firms also hire "summer associates", who come in to work during the time law school isn't running in the summer. They make ridiculous pay for what they do, which is NOT the practice of law but more like what a paralegal does, along with socializing. Basically, it's a 12-week-long job interview where the hiring manager(s) get to see how the candidates do. In recent years, the number of "summer associaites" has been drastically reduced, because even big firms were hiring far fewer new law school graduates than they did before the big bust in 2008-2012.

Of course, neither of these is typically available to first-year law students; typically the law school exception is tied to having passed a certain set of courses which effectively limit it to third-years, and summer associates are brought on during (duh) summer. But if you ignore those parts, and assume that Rachel has somehow already qualified for a law student exception, then yes, Rachel could, in fact, be Logan's "lawyer". She'd have to be closely supervised by a licensed attorney, but we see that.

Also, LSATs aren't something you "pass". You take the test, and it measures a number of attributes that are related to how well you will do at law schools, and the higher your scores, the more likely you are to be accepted by a law school, and, at the top end, how likely you are to A) get into a top law school, and B) how likely you are to be offered an academic scholarship. Harvard is A top law school but it is not THE top law school. (In the real world, firms usually treat the top 12 law schools as largely interchangeable; the federal judiciary is more tilted to the top three.)
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Thanks for the clarification and additional info!

Is it sad that most of what I know about law schools and "summer associates" comes from Tucker Max's, "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell?"
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So with all the drama, love triangles, SEC, selling and unselling of legal/illegal shares does that guy lose his company? Are all those employees on the street now? As interesting as it is to watch main characters walking intensely around glass offices at equivalent speeds to the latest pop song cover wasn't there a reason we were supposed to care about their struggles and objectives?
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Wait, I thought we were here for the eye candy??
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It ain't over yet. A hostile takeover doesn't take place overnight, and in some cases it can take literally years to complete.

First, you have to buy enough shares to control who gets on the board of directors. Then, you have to wait until elections for the board of directors takes place, vote your shares, install your directors, and THEN you can do what you want. Sometimes, directors will bow to the inevitable and resign en masse when a takeover happens, allowing the new owner to take control immediately.

Sometimes, though, the board has staggered elections, so that even if you wanted to you can't replace them all whenever you feel like it, even if you DO control a majority of the shares.
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Exactly. I think Gillis losing his company to Logan, who will dismantle it (which Mike was trying to prevent), is going to weight heavily on Mike. It's one of the reasons I see him going to Forstman, to take up his job offer, in the next episode. I believe he's going to embrace the "win at any/all costs" mantra (since Harvey always toed the line, whereas Forstman straight up breaks the law).

Hopefully that happens, because I see it as a very interesting plotline they could do.
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I think Mike already blew that, and beside, if he showed up to Forstman again, it would be from a position of weakness.
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In regards to Mike blowing up the potential job offer: Forstman would probably still take him on if he learned about Mike and Harvey's bromance and mentor/mentee relationship. I mean, Forstman loves messing with Harvey (which he would be doing, by hiring Mike, because he'd be tarnishing Mike's career and life by exposing him to all the illegal stuff he does), so that job offer might still be in play.

As for the position of weakness thing: I doubt Mike is going to see that as a huge problem.

First, his ability to get a job anywhere seems to be drastically diminishing (Sidwell and Gianopolis are probably going to make investment banking impossible for him, and he can't/won't go back to Pearson-Spector), so he might come to the realization that anything is better than nothing and take the job.

Second, and this is probably going to get more attention in the next episode, he's definitely not going to be making the best decisions after Rachel ends up coming clean to him. Mike is a very emotional person (see: how he becomes emotionally attached to pretty much every client he takes on personally), and he'll definitely make some decisions in the heat of the moment next week. I doubt all of them will be for the best, and I assume one of them will be taking that job.
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Actually in the promo, Harvey's pulling with Mike what he did for Donna in season 2. So, no go, as much as we'd love to see Mike go from the frying pan to the fire.

Also, regarding "no job offers", what really, REALLY bugs me is that not only does Mike have that epic memory of his, but he's also just plain SMART outside of that. As in, he got banned for card counting from casinos (aka he litt them the hell up), plays some very decent poker, and could probably do well in the WSOP, and have no drama whatsofreakingever.

But that wouldn't make for a particularly good show, since Mike occasionally wrecking everyone in poker and helping Rachel with her law school homework while snuggling up to her every night in a cute and cuddly relationship would make for boring television.
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Now, now. She wasn't charging for it, she was giving it away for free.
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He means slut.
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Poor Louis!!! I feel so bad for him everytime Harvey goes off on him I feel terrible. He tries so hard and we all know this latest scheme is going blow up in EVERYONE'S faces. So sad!!! And then there's Rachel, which is also VERY sad. I remember back in season one when she was in charge of her own destiny, she was awesome then. But now she is just a pretty pawn, allowing herself to be used week after week, it's pathetic. I started loving this show partly bc the women were as strong as the men, Rachel's character arch is ruining that.
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Regarding Logan, he seems to be in dire need of at least two things:

1. A new razor. Someone please get that man a shave.
2. A new tailor. His jackets always look like they're two sizes too small.

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Rachel continues to increase her now insurmountable lead in the Character Most in Need of Being Completely Jettisoned from the Show contest. I'm really tempted to start watching episodes solely on the computer just to be able to fast-forward through every single scene of hers.

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You mean, you don't already?
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Blech. Where is the sharp researcher Rachel from season 1, or voice-of-conscience Rachel from season 3? Who is this impostor, and what did she do to the intelligent, kind, caring Rachel? What a mess this season has been for her, and I'm hoping the writers throw her a bone for the mess of her they've made thus far. I'd be really disappointed if the season 1 or season 3 Rachel never comes back.

Now, onto the geek take on things:

Logan should be found dead in an alley with wounds resulting from being impaled by three-pronged claws multiple times over, as payback for the Suits writers not having Donna's middle name be Jean.

Louis=a short, bald Batman? No. HARVEY is the exact replica of Batman--someone who always wins at the end of the day thanks to mostly outfoxing his opponents and occasionally, beating them down. Louis on the other hand, is the exact opposite. He constantly manages to screw things up, constantly gets in his own way, and the only people that like him are those that pity him (seeing as how his current situation is a complete result of his own faults and actions, I *don't*). He's either a millstone on the firm, or a pitiful, walking joke. I mean heck, for the last two seasons, whenever the writers needed some sort of comedy, they cut to Louis and one of his numerous eccentricities. Crazy for cats, Shakespeare, pining for Harvey's or Jessica's approval, pining after Sheila, it's always *something*, which is why he'll continue to *be* a joke.
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Rachel's change to a dizity girl is aggravating. She's already been with Logan but since Mike was a fake lawyer and her moral compass can't handle it shes just going to ruin Mike subconsciously? Mike needs to get away from her quick is my reaction.
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You forgot his "mudding" and how he constantly takes audio notes for... Norma, iirc?

Still, Louis is the man... eccentricities and all.
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Harvey is Superman. He's been called Superman several times on the show, because he's invincible.
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160 Car accidents in NYC and Rachel is not in one of them. Would be helping the show a lot and it would be more realistic as Rachel and her Ex going toe to toe with her boyfriend. Next week it will be an even more Rachel centric episode which is poison for this once so amazing show.
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You can't kill beautiful women on TV, it's against feminism.
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on game of Thrones she would be killed on the toilet :-D
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No Rachel is a freight train and she's reached full speed.
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There was like a 15 or so minute patch where Rachel wasn't in any scenes. It was awesome.
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It was good. But Mike needs to catch a break. I would say take the job with what's his name, however that would mean more Eric Roberts and I would rather not.

Rachel, ugh Rachel. Perhaps this will lead to the end of their relationship because that, if we are being honest, has been a chore to watch since they became official. Rachel is just kind of blah this season. I can't figure out why they are writing her this way. The rest of the female characters are written pretty well even Sam is written better than her character, heck even Katrina.

The rest was good though.
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Here's hoping that Rachel's reveal next week coupled with his recent firing will be enough to crack Mike's shell and reveal the badass that his spectacular intellect and memory allow him to be.

Here's hoping that Mike stops being everyone's whipping boy at least and stops trying to fix the world.
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Mike doesn't want to make a deal with the devil, bur he'll probably go back to Harvey. Once he finds out Rachel's "secret" Katrina here a comes :( If only he didn't screw things up with Jenny.
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*here he comes.
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Oh Rachel. If I get a dollar for every TV character who "kisses" someone else other than their love interest/partner, I wouldn't be a millionaire, but I would have a lot of dollars. Seriously though. She should have known better considering she had an affair with a married person.

Louis is absolutely my favourite Suits character, but come on. Stop making him into a puppy who is trying to seek Harvey's affections. I honestly thought his ploy with Forstman against Harvey was genuine. Even though I didn't want Louis to be a villain, he needs to get over Harvey.

And I'm calling it right now. Mike will work Forstman to bring him down from the inside. Make sense since we know Forstman is doing things illegal.
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I was just happy to finally see Katrina again; she was MIA for way too long! If Louis is a short, bald Batman, then Katrina is his tall, blonde, she-Robin. I feel bad that he has compromised himself this much just to avoid being hated again. P/S is not a condusive work environment for Louis LOL! But let's be honest, while Louis has made mistakes, Harvey is the main cause of all chaos but because he's usually indirectly responsible, it's Louis who suffers the blame/hate.

As for Mike, his downward spiral is only just beginnning. Amy will be there to pick up the pieces once he hits rock bottom...I hope. We all see the writing on the wall for Mike and Rachel, and Amy has the right amount of sass to compliment Mike. Also, she's not annoying the way Rachel is. I hope things get really dark on Suits now...shake things up!

One last note, Neal McDonough deserves more screen time as he's the only one making this SEC story interesting since the departure of Zeljko Ivanek. If the writers want us to care about this investigation, then they'll have to make it more exciting.
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1. Neal McDonough IS being underused. Couldn't agree with you more.

2. I never really thought of Amy as a love-interest for Mike, but it could be used as a "what it" parallel to Harvey and Donna's relationship. I mean, the writers would be giving us an idea of how that might play out (without having to actually go there with Harvey and Donna, because who wants to risk that partnership? Not me!)

3. Harvey is indeed the cause of most of this show's chaos. I mean, I loved that episode (was it last week's?) where he finally admitted to Mike that this whole Gillis thing wouldn't have happened if he had just believed in him and backed his play.
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Hopefully now that the Gillis deal is over with, Neal McDonough can get into full ass-kicking, name-taking mode! It's a crime to underuse him!

You're right, it most probably is a what if parallel to Harvey and Donna. We all know Harvey and Donna (Dorvey) will eventually end up together, but that probably will be kept for their last or second to last season. Like you, I wouldn't want them to risk their current relationship/friendship either. Right now, they are perfect. Luckily, there's less risk for loss involved with Amy since she's only known Mike for a few months. He will at least need a rebound before inevitably going back to Rachel (ugh!).

Indeed it was last week's episode that he admitted to Mike he had regrets over how he handled this deal. Now he'll probably have even bigger regrets once he is informed of Mike's lack of employment LOL! I love the Harvey/Mike dynamic duo, but it's also nice to see what they're like apart and I hope that Mike won't just jump back to S/P. Let's see what else he can do! Once he hilariously goes through his "dark time" that is.
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Oops! I completely forgot about the thing I was going to post, which was the whole reason I first replied to you. The lack of Katrina (Amanda Schull) can be explained by her being in another series right now (that's currently filming): 12 Monkeys.

I was glad to see her in this episode, even if it was only briefly, because she's a nice foil to Louis.
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I didn't even notice her when I watched the trailer for 12 Monkeys LOL! Now I'm going to have to re-watch it again! Considering how excited I am for that show to premiere (Yay for more Zeljko Ivanek!), that's a very acceptable reason for not to be at Louis' side.

Agreed, it was great seeing her again. I guess since she came in to PS as a 5th year, she's a lot more independent and in court and what not.
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AHHAHAHAHHA!!!!!! YES! I really wanted one of those mugs. So excited!
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I think they are about to make mike hit super rock bottom and go back to weed and drinking and whatnot the only thing i can think of when i think of rachel is just ughhh she is just worst lol i am still not 100% why she just cheats like she does but whatever but i hope this somehow makes it so mike and amy hook up i like her way more and it would keep her around i like her character as for the rest sucks mike lost his job but like someone said it would be cool if he ends up working for forstman for a bit as for harvey he will just keep on being a asshole till the end i don't think he will ever change as for louis i know the show has to make him the jerk all the time but come on give the man a break for a bit lol
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The Gillis saga is definitely not over.

Their firm is under the SEC's microscope, and Louis's actions potentially litt them up like a road flare.

I feel bad for Louis... it's like the writers just hate him. He wants to be good, he wants to be loved and whenever something nice comes along the writers take it away :-( At least he bonded closely with Donna and got over his stage fright.
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Louis was originally an unlikable, skeezy lawyer who was insanely jealous of Harvey. But even Rick Hoffman said that he's surprised at how suddenly, according to some character polls, he's the second most popular character in the show next to Donna.
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I'm surprised he was surprised. I mean, if you want to make people love a character, break the character's heart in front of us (and get an actor that can get us invested).

Rick Hoffman kills it as Louis, and the writers are feeding him the perfect scenes/storylines that makes us want to see him get a win once in a while.

It's so much easier to cheer for the weird, likeable underdog (Louis) than it is the arrogant number one who, more often than not, gets his way/has things turn out great for him (Harvey).

As for Donna: Donna is Donna, and that's all there is to that.
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But back in season 1 we weren't getting so much of that. We were just watching him act like a d*ck to his underlings, act like an enemy to Mike, and get sidelined by Harvey while he talked into a recorder. And he would,just get angry at. Harvey for being mean instead of hurt like he is now

i think it was season 2 that we actually started seeing him act emotional and like a human. And even there it was a small steps
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Not to mention a character that is consistent and tries to right by his coworkers.
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Greed. When the show started he had few redeeming qualities. He was a one dimensional villain.

but after the fleshed him out and gave him some story and personality he became a fan favorite
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I can't wait for next week's episode. Seriously.

While I wasn't a huge fan of this week's episode, seeing Mike hit rock bottom (when Rachel eventually tells him about the Logan thing) is going to be awesome. I say that because I think it will lead him right back to Forstman, and then we'll finally see Mike go a bit "dark side."

I believe that is what's going to happen because I don't see him going right back to work for Harvey/Pearson-Specter. Especially since Rachel will be working there. I also assume he's going to hold Harvey somewhat responsible for his life falling apart, and what better way to get back at his mentor than to start working under someone like Forstman?

Anyway, a darker Mike who's more willing to break the rules (rather than bend them, like when he was with Harvey) is something I'm going to get a kick out of.
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#LittUpMug was also one of the top trending hashtags on Twitter last night! LOL!
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"He's like a short, bald Batman." ROTFLMAO!
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Why can't this how let louis have a win?
Love that the episode featured lots of louis.
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Because if thjat ever happens, his character arc will end.
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Goddamn Jessica. Goddamn Louis. Goddamn Harvey. Goddamn Mike. Goddamn Rachel. Goddamn Jeff.

Goddamn, everybody goddamn sucks. Well, except Donna, she's still goddamn fabulous.
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Other people might strive to be goddamn fabulous but Donna is well, Donna. Goddamn fabulous is for lesser beings. :D
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Wow. Mike COMPLETELY lost. No one's gonna touch him with a 10 foot pole now, and Rachel finally did what everyone was predicting- she cheated on him with Logan. No job, soon no girlfriend... I'm imagining Trevor will show up now and Mike will revert back to his drug-dealing ways. The next episode is called "we're done" so I'm betting Mike will probably be found dead in a ditch somewhere by episode's end with a needle in his arm and Rachel partying it up with Logan in his yacht.
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Rachel this season makes me miss Jenny more and more. I used to like Rachel but now her integrity is in shambles thanks in part to her poor critical thinking and decision skills.

I was finding Mike striking out on his own professionally interesting, now what? Yes I figured he was going to be fired at some point but if they reunite him with Harvey so soon it will feel like a bunch of filler. I can say I'm looking forward to the next episode minus Rachel's "need" to tell Mike she boned him and still wants her cake.
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MIke needs to get rid of Rachel right now, because of her and her sneaky ways she ended up budding into his business causing Mike to get emotional in his meeting and everything to backfire on him, if she wasn't interesting beforehand she sure as hell is now but not in a good way being the biggest snake alive. That aside Litt the hell up was a pretty good episode with everything developing at a nice pace and it was good to see Louis for once get gratitude from Harvey instead of getting shat on a multitude of times but i will be anticapating the next episode to see if the consequences of the illegal activities backfire and what will reside between mike and rachel.
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Biggest snake alive? I assume you meant except for all the other people on this show...and most other shows...and most people you've met in real life.
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What bothers me most was Mike was developing on his own and I might get bored if Mike goes back to Harvey.
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Bored. Harvey and mike are the biggest tag team about. law is what mike loves. What you missed is that the whole investment banker arc was a way for mike to discover that he will always be a lawyer (fake or not) the investment banker was just a change up. Mike wasnt developing on his own He hatred investment banking. He was still behaving like a lawyer and his need to help people is why investment banking would never suit him.
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While I agree that Mike is a lawyer through-and-through, I just don't want him going back to Harvey so soon. I mean, it'd be like watching a kid strike out on their own only to come crawling back, with their head down, after failing at what they attempted to do.

Honestly, I actually wanted Mike to beat Harvey in regards to this deal. I mean, he could have eventually came back to Pearson-Specter, but then they could view each other as equals. I think that would have been an interesting new take on their tag-team.
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you would've gotten your chance to see him win had it not been for Rachel and i doubt the writers would just throw mike right back at harvey just like that im sure they're gonna throw a little something in
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I actually don't think Mike CAN go back to Harvey. Jessica allowed Harvey's initial hiring of Mike because she thought he was a real lawyer and when she was told by Trevor that he was a fraud she tried to have him fired, but Harvey used Hardman's return as leverage to keep him on. She constantly complained about having to keep him on (though she did something completely out of character in overriding Harvey's rage-firing of Mike at the end of Season 2) and told Mike that he would never advance in the firm or get any credit because any sort of publicity could potentially expose his secret. Mike leaving was a Godsend to Jessica because it took the target of having a fraud on staff off her back, and with the SEC tracking her every move there is absolutely no chance she'd allow Harvey to hire Mike back because it would put the fraud target right back on the firm. Mike also can't get any more high paying jobs because his firing would be public knowledge. The only job, really he can get now is fast food or bagging groceries at Walmart. (Or, most likely, go back to dealing drugs, since he can't maintain his apartment on a minimum wage.)
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Hiring Jeff is already starting to bite Jessica in the ass. Should've been a red flag when he refused to not keep their relationship professional. Now he's throwing hissy fits because Jessica's doing her job as his boss and his ego's bruised.
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Yeah to bad, Jessica seems to really like him a lot. Maybe Jeff saw that Lexus commercial she was in & thought Jessica off the clock was the same as on the clock lol. Which ep will she un-hire him? Interested to see if Katrina stays mum about Louis' actions or does she tell Jessica? Liking Mike outside the firm-good change. Harv needs Mike as much or more than he needs Harv. Harvs treatment of Louis just solidifies that he (Harv) is a well dressed bully. He should look in the mirror while going on one of his verbal tirades. No one has put Jessica & the firm in more legal danger than Harv. Would love to see her have an honest confrontation with him, not that he cares, about his wrecklessness & the cost to her/the firm.
I'm a Jessica fan!
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I'm a Jessica fan too. Even though I think hiring Jeff after he refused to be purely professional was bad judgement on her part, I'm glad they're making her a bit more human this season. She makes mistakes and questionable decisions but they are in line with her characterization(unlike Rachel).
And, yeah, I'm getting sick of Louis being the punching bag of the firm too. He's incredibly loyal for the disrespect and abuse he gets from Harvey. His desperation to please Harvey is so sad. It's like he has Stockholm syndrome. I really hope he gets his comeuppance because he deserves so much better.
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I don't. She needs that stick removed. She could be so much more than a fire breathing dragon.
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agree. Jessica took a risk continuing the relationship. But Jessica is still Jeff's boss. If she tells you to look over something, just do it, lol.
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Agreed.

It's one thing to voice your opinion against a decision / request once so long as your diplomatic. Are you sure, I already went through it twice. If you want me to go through it a third time I will but I feel my time is better... And , like here, if the boss says I'm sure I want you do to it then you just do it. Unless it's morally wrong, ethically wrong, or you can point out that it will CAUSE MORE HARM THAN GOOD. But that's not the case here.

What would have been the worst case scenario if he just agreed? He'd waste an afternoon or MAYBE a whole day? OMG THE HORROR! He just should have accepted the fact the the managing partner ordered him to do something.
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Exactly! And Louis found an error, so obviously his work needed to be looked over. I mean, this is the type of seconding guessing B.S women in power in the workplace have to deal with even if they don't have romantic relationships with their male co-workers. So at least Suits is being honest. Because it's not just Jeff, Harvey also overstepped his bounds with Jessica, and look how big of a mess that was.
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Wait, WHAT? Harvey was CORRECT to overstep his bounds with Jessica regarding the merger, as we very well saw! Jeff Malone is being a dick, no questions asked, but when Harvey is a dick, it's usually for the right reasons.
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I'm going to miss Amy. :(
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Maybe she'll surprise us and follow Mike after all!
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The only place she can follow mike is back in the basement where is used to sell weed.
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why? mike can always go back to harvey...he walked away, he wasn't fired.
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Oh ye of little faith....
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I'm just hoping she follows Mike, leading to more Amy / Donna interactions.
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THAT WOULD BE AMAZZZING
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THIS. MORE DONNA/MINI-DONNA PLEASE. Thanks ^_^
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I love the drama in this show. Every episode has its "problems", but still the drama is really can't miss to me.

Rachel DEFINITELY dug her own grave going to Logan's apartment to tell him things are over. WTF was she thinking?!!! With all those feelings lingering inside her, she should have kept communication with him at a distance. However, I do agree with her that telling Mike what happened is the best course of action. Mike trusted her with his deepest, darkest secret, and somehow, through it all, she forgave him. How would it look if she kept this kiss from Mike and he somehow found out from someone else, like Logan Sanders? To me, honesty is the best policy. Either way, she's screwed, but better he hears it from her. I feel sorry Mike lost his job, especially the way he did.

I can't sympathize with Harvey this time. Louis has been the good soldier and practically Harvey's whipping boy for the entire show so far. Harvey will always be cool to me, but his treatment of Louis always seems to be uncool. At some point, Louis should just stop trying to be Harvey's friend, please him, get a good compliment, etc. It's very obvious that in Harvey's world, he'll just never see Louis Litt's greatness, and it especially rang true in this episode. Harvey, for the love of god, when it comes to Litt: GROW A CONSCIENCE!!!

I also did like how Malone kind of stood up to Jessica. I love Jessica, but she needs to give Jeff a little more trust.
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I don't understand your characterization of Harvey here. Every time Louis has done something good with no ands, ifs, or buts (I believe in season 2 with the car company, Louis got a settlement or something, and when Louis thought Harvey was there to take the credit, Harvey said he doesn't operate that way, and then several other times as well), Harvey has legitimately praised him, no questions asked.

But Louis screws up WITH REGULARITY. *That* is when Harvey flips out at him. And it's *justified*. Yeah, Harvey occasionally pranks Louis, but remember how Louis was in season 1? A complete ass. He's mellowed out because Mike and Rachel have stood up to him, and Mike kicked ass while at the firm. Not because "oh boo hoo he was good all along". No, he wasn't.

And, dare I say, still isn't. He completely shafted Mike with Giannopolis, then completely pulled the rug from under Mike's feet with Forstman. The first time was deliberate, and the second time cost Mike his job thanks to using the option that Louis forced him to use.

Heck, this entire season, in a way, it could be spun as Louis being responsible for a massive amount of misery that came Mike's way, and coming up soon, the firm's way. I wonder how Mike will take the fact that Louis went and did an illegal and underhanded thing to get favor with Forstman, and now Mike has to fix that.
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I love Lois, and feel he gets the shaft.

That being said, Harvey DID make some points lately. Louis HAS messed up lately and Harvey called him on it. Granted Harvey didn't have to be such an ARSE about it but it but Louis has been making mistakes. Both his ego and his lonesomeness have caused him to make emotional mistakes that have ended badly.

But Louis is only human. Harvey has made mistakes as well... in some cases bigger... but Jessica has either helped him sweep them under the rug or nobody dares call him on it. Except for Louis, that one time when Donna got fired and Louis had to question her in mock trial.
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What was even more upsetting about that mock trial was that Louis seemed significantly more upset about the outcome than Harvey even pretended to be.

What also bothered me was the end of this episode, where Louis finally sees a great deal of gratitude and respect from Harvey, for essentially doing something wrong and illegal to help the firm, whereas all the times he played it straight and did the right thing, even gaining repeated wins for the firm, he never garnered much respect or admiration from anyone.
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Well Harvey didn't know about the illegal thing this time around.

I think Harvey applauded Louis for doing something that Harvey himself had just failed to do a bunch of times.

It's one thing to see someone succeed, but when they succeed where you failed you often say "well damn, that was solid"

Of course Harvey is going to lose his s**t when he realizes what really happened... probably when the SEC comes knocking on their door.
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It almost feels like they're trying to make Harvey, Mike, and Jessica into the villains this season. Thankfully we have Neal McDonough, otherwise the whole firm might start imploding!
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By Neal McDonough, do you mean Eric Roberts? Forstman is definitely head and shoulders above anyone else as a villain. COMPETENCY FOR THE WIN.
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Eric Roberts doesn't seem like a villain so much as just a bear who likes to poke back. He's not a nice guy, or a friend, but he's not really out to burn down the firm or anyone close to it like McDonough.
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Forstman was probably put in so the Pearson/Spector gang could seem like good guys in comparison. Season 3 gave us Ava, a woman no one liked who happened to be innocent, and Darby, Jessica's partner who, on paper, seemed like a great candidate as a Big Bad, but he was so sympathetic that you couldn't help but feel sorry for him when Jessica booted him out of the firm. Yeah, Logan is a complete douchebag, but Harvey needs to look like the White Knight so the writers gave him a sympathy element (Logan has to buy and destroy companies or he gets fired) so the viewer can be Pro-Harvey, so why not bring in Eric Roberts, arguably the best villain actor (besides Jeremy Irons and that kid who played Joffery in GoT) in TV and movies and make him COMPLETELY unredeemable from the get go, unlike, say, Hardman, who kept you guessing as to whether he changed or not until his plan was exposed mid-season 2 and you got to see his "true" personality during the second half of that season.
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Sympathy for Logan because he might get fired (not even, just lose control of his company it seems)? Oh, boo hoo. Little kid inherited a big company, and now he thinks he can just throw a tantrum and get what he wants? He blew up the deal when Harvey chose Mike, *clearly* doesn't respect Rachel's choices at all (had he been more homely, he would have been called a creep unanimously, instead, oops, Brendan Hines is pretty).

I mean I find Forstman far more likable than Logan. Yes, he's an ass, but he acknowledges that he's an ass, and is up front about being an ass, from what little we see of him. I mean heck, he's similar to Harvey in those ways.

Logan's just plain spoiled, disrespectful, and plain creepy.
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Rachel -___-. We all saw that coming. Who goes to the guys apartment to tell him things are over, right after you almost hooked up. Just send a text or something, stupid, my goodness. And poor Mike. From the beginning he was pretty much screwed so him being fired shouldnt be surprising. Wonder how he will get his job back at Pearson Specter.

And Harvey is just the worst. he only likes Louis when he does something useful. The minute he messes up he becomes a dick again. Louis should really stop trying to please him. But still, Rachel wins the award for being the worse person ever. Ontop of cheating, she completely ruined the deal that basically wouldve ended everything. Way to go girl. next episode looks crazy. Somebody about to get beat up it looks like
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Texts have issues.

A) it leaves paper trail. He could show Mike his phone as the ultimate F U
B) it makes it seem like you're not strong enough to face them about this. Or perhaps not sure enough about the decision.

Showing up in person means "I'm clear about what I'm about to do" and makes it harder to prove to Mike that she did it.
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and showing up to the person's house give you two access to a bed!
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Yea. I couldn't care less about the Rachel-Mike-Logan drama, but Rachel's idiocy is what caused Mike's deal to fall through, which then lead to there being enough time for Forstman to screw him over.

Also, with all that happening, lets not forget that Mike had made a promise to the head of Gillis Industries. I'm sure having to do shady stuff to make this deal happen, which the show made a point to show him struggling with, might have been easier to deal with if he had come out on top. Now he's on the losing end, he's had to sacrifice some of his ethics, he let a client he actually cared about down, and his gf is a cheater.

I was hoping this episode was going to end with him finding out about the Rachel-Logan thing, and then have him show up to Forstman's office to take up the job offer. Then, for however long, he could have turned into a "dark-Harvey" or something...
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Forstman would not want Mike after Mike spat in his face over the job offer.
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While that may be true (seeing as how Harvey said the man could easily take things as a compliment, an insult, or both), I could definitely see him hiring Mike as a big FU to Harvey (once he finds out their mentor/mentee relationship).

I mean, look what he did for Louis (who actually played him; hooray for Louis!). Forstman agreed to help him out solely to stick it to Harvey one more time. So, imagine what the guy would do given the opportunity to mess with Harvey on a personal level?
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Well he did throw the keys back at Harvey, so that's not a far stretch.
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It would be awesome if Forstman WOULD hire Mike. I mean come ON, he's so deliciously awesome because he's so competent as a villain!

Competent villains define stories &:]
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My only issues with tonight's episode are:

1. WTF is Rachel doing?????? There was not even a build-up to justify why she would feel compelled to even contemplate being with someone other than Mike. The whole scenario seems contrived!!!! She and Mike were not estranged from one another; they were not arguing or fighting. It just seems like the writers threw that together, for lack of anything else of substance to do with Rachel this season.

2. When is Louis going to stop sucking up to Harvey????? It was humorous in season 1, tolerable in season 2, but at this point, it's nauseating. Louis is a highly esteemed attorney in a prestigious New York law firm. The idea that he still seeks Harvey's approval for every decision makes him appear LESS than qualified to be a senior partner at Pearson-Spector. It's almost comical!

That said, I'm enjoying the season, and I knew it was just a matter of time before Mike was fired. It was amusing to see he and Harvey as contenders, but, if truth be told, I prefer to see Batman and Robin on the same side, doing what they do!
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Never. Louis will always be that kid that nobody hangs with, no matter how smart he is. He' traumatized by that, so he seeks approval and some kind of normal/special human connection...
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I couldn't agree more!My thoughts exactly as the whole Rachel thing is contrived in a big way...though not just in terms of plot but characterisation. They seem to have just contrived a whole love triangle situation for the hell of it and for convenience! I confess that I watched tho whole thing majorly annoyed as like you said, there's no reason or background to these events that makes ANY SENSE whatsoever!As well as a lack of ANY good reasoning, Rachel as a character would NEVER do that to Mike or anybody. She's strong loyal and intelligent...not to mention principled to the hilt. It's annoying as things with Mike and her are great anyway...Extremely lazy writing to just THROW that in there for the hell of it.
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I LITERALLY rolled my eyes when that scene happened, I don't think I ever done it before.
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No one on this show can have a healthy romantic relationship! All of them must be married to their JOBS! SO SAYS THE EDITORS STAFF!
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Rachel is OCD to the point that she made a decision to use Mike to try to get rid of Logan. She missed her chance to be honest with Mike.
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