Okay, this recap is going to be short and sweet because I am beyond exhausted. That doesn’t mean I love our boys any less, but that my brain is incapable of forming lots of coherent sentences at the moment. Like right now I want to basically write: “There were hot guys, an ugly bowtie, badass Donna, and pineapple. The End.” Instead, I’m going to power through and try to dig a little deeper for y’all since we have to talk about interoffice romances and territorial warfare which is pretty much the same thing, right? If you disagree then you’ve never worked in a restaurant which are notorious for incestal relationships. Seriously, a whole anthropological study could be done on the dating habits of restaurant workers and how it affects the delicate social ecosystem that everyone works within. It can be called, “Dipping One’s Hot Dog in the Special Sauce: A Study on Work Romances within Restaurants and How it Influences Political and Social Relationship Boundaries between Staff Members.” It’d be a fascinating read I’m sure.
Alright, enough rambling on my part. Let’s do this. This week’s Suits episode, “The Choice,” had a lot of decisions to made in it. Mike had to make a choice about Rachel, Harvey had to make a choice about whether to stick to his guns or do what others wanted, and the rest of Pearson-Hardman have to make a choice about which parent they want to live with. As you can see there were a lot of decisions that had to be made but we’re going to start with Mike and Rachel.
So Mike finally listened to Rachel’s message as we know from last week and had decided he wanted to ask her to go steady. Y’all Mike moves FAST. He literally just broke up with Jenny, a girl he pined over for years, like two days ago and now he wants Rachel. I’m just saying it all seemed a little quick, but whatever. It doesn’t really matter anyway because after a couple of “earth-shattering” kisses (the world is still here so I’m doubtful) and going on one fabulous date, Mike backtracks on Rachel after talking to Harvey. You see, Mike wanted to tell Rachel everything. You know, like how he’s not really a lawyer? And Harvey was NOT down for that. It wasn’t because he doesn’t think office romances can’t work. Harvey’s just fucking smart and knows that the less people who know, the better, and until Mike wants to put a ring on it then there is no point in Rachel knowing right now.
Look, I don’t hate Rachel. I really do like her. However, Mike was acting irrationally and getting caught up in the honeymoon phase. Harvey recognized this and knew Mike needed some commonsense talked into him despite how much he hated hearing it. Besides that, it is WAY to early in this show’s run to get Rachel and Mike together. That shit needs to build another season or two before they go down that road. Personally, I prefer the two as friends but I know that they will have a romantic relationship one day but right now is not the time. Mike needs to find a girl to have hot, dirty sex with and my vote is for Lola to come back and fill that role. You know it’d be good.
While Mike had a personal decision to make, Harvey had a professional one. With an inevitable battle between Hardman and Jessica over who gets to the firm heading our way, Jessica was on the offensive trying to gain as many votes in her favor as possible with Harvey’s help. As it turns out, not many people in the firm like Harvey and his ‘I’m always right’ attitude according to Donna. After learning there’s no bad blood between him and the Bankruptcy department Jessica had him wine, dine, and seal the deal with the department’s head honcho, Paul, by helping him out with a client. What started out as a promising alliance soon took a nosedive after Harvey disregarded Paul’s suggestion to have his client file for bankruptcy. Instead, Harvey worked out a deal with the bank so that the client could keep his dream alive upon discovering the bank intended to come in and buy the land the client was building on for cheap in order to put their new headquarters there.
While it might have been a win for Harvey in the literal sense, it was a total bust in terms of garnering support for him and Jessica if a vote is to occur over who should be the managing partner between her and Hardman. To say Jessica was not happy about Harvey’s apparent need to ALWAYS be right would be an understatement. She flat out told him he made her feel like she was now alone in her battle with Hardman, and in a world where power is everything this outcome was unacceptable. Maybe she and Mike should go for drinks and discuss their feelings about Harvey always being right. Harvey does make amends with Jessica by bringing her a tea set and tells her that she is not alone and that he will be her second in command in her war with Hardman. It was really sweet actually.
I don’t have a great segue here but let’s talk about my favorite lil’ chipmunk, Louis Litt, real fast. Poor Louis and his continual feeling of being undervalued. I’m not sure if he wasn’t hugged enough as a child or what but I get the feeling that Louis has always been the outcast who wished he was friends with the popular kids. He seriously tries so hard but it always seems to go unnoticed until someone needs a favor. That being said I’m not surprised he met with a headhunter nor was I surprised when he seemingly took Hardman’s side upon receiving a new snazzy dictaphone as a gift from Hardman. I would have at least held out until a nice pay raise Louis. You probably give it up on the first date too. I kid, you know I love you.
Overall, the episode did a nice job of building on the foundation that the premiere set. The fact that Hardman never appeared in the episode but his presence was continually felt really showcased what kind of character he is going to be, I think. I’m personally glad that we have a so-called “Big Bad” of the season which links everything together instead of just the threat of Mike’s secret being revealed. It provides the show greater depth with greater consequences at stake.
- ATTENTION: pineapple just become the “unofficial” fruit of Suits and the Harvey/Mike bromance. Make your shirts accordingly.
- Harvey’s pad is SWAAAAANKY. Also who the fuck was that woman? I refuse to believe she was just no one. There’d be no point to show her within the context of Mike and Harvey discussing relationships and personal lives if she was just a one-night stand.
- Gabriel Macht in a tux- YUM. Sorry, I’m a heterosexual female and can’t help it.
- I think I might have special brain connection with the writers because there was fruit involved which was shared between Mike and Harvey AND Mike found out that Harvey told Jessica they were a packaged deal. If you remember last week I mused about Mike finding out Harvey’s ultimatum & if fruit baskets would be involved. Sadly, they weren’t connected BUT they both happened so I guess I’m sort of psychic.
- Speaking of which, Mike’s reaction to Donna spilling the beans about what Harvey did for him was perfect. I’m seriously so glad Mike recognized that he had to protect Harvey like Harvey protected him even if he had to do something he didn’t really want to. Their romance will inspire timeless sonnets I tell ya.
- Donna and Harvey totally dated back in the day! I need them to discuss this [ED NOTE: REENACT. THEY NEED TO REENACT.] at some point. Preferably after they’ve both been drinking a lot.
- What do we think Rachel got arrested for? Flashing, running a gambling ring in her basement, stealing a cop car as a teen joke? Let’s discuss in the comments.
- I think Louis spends too much time studying his Pantone color swatches.
- Y’all Meryl Streep AND Glenn Close in a play together?! I’d agree to go with Louis too if I was Donna.
- Did Mike’s messenger bag do something to piss off its fellow actors? Its screen time was so limited this week.
No top quotes this week so that’s it for me. Talk to me down in the comments so I know you love me like Mike loves pineapple straight Lanai. What did you think of this week’s episode? Are you happy Mike and Rachel aren’t doing the bump and grind or are you disappointed? Who do you think the woman in Harvey’s apartment was? Could you pick out the color of taupe like Louis can?