Soooooo… Y’all, I don’t know really where to begin with last night’s episode, “Break Point.” It was truthfully a little boring to me but that could be because I was still on a Tanner high from last week. Still, up until the last five minutes (we’ll get to that in a bit) or so I had to fight with myself to stay focused on what was going down on the screen. All the things that we love about Suits seemed to be scaled down to almost non-existent this week. You know, less pop culture references, sarcastic dialogue, and bromance undertones. That was scaled down but if I had to take a gander at why I would say that it was intentionally done to set the mood for an all important event at the end. All in all, it was an average episode as far as Suits episodes go. It could be described as a filler episode that sets up the second half of the summer season. However, if the previews for next week are any indication, this show won’t stay average for very long. It’s going to be full steam ahead it looks like for the SS Harvey & its crew.
Now that my feelings for the episode are known, let’s talk about what actually happened in “Break Point.” First order of business-the case of the week. This week we had a tennis prodigy looking to be emancipated from his father because daddy wasn’t letting him turn pro like he and his (possible?) agent wanted. Mike took lead on the case after telling Harvey he cared what happened to the kid and his father and didn’t want their relationship to suffer. Mike was hellbent on getting them both what they wanted without going the emancipation route. Yeah, that lasted a whole five seconds after Andre Agassi 2.0 lied to our own boy wonder saying that he needed to be emancipated from his father because his father abused him. Mike, being young and wet behind the ears still, believes his client and wins the case but only after the fact realizing that he had been played by his client and the client’s agent. Don’t fret, Mike stole a page from Harvey by confronting the agent, tearing the emancipation paperwork up so it couldn’t be filed, and stealing a fry to boot. Stay badass Mike. Look, this case was just kind of ridiculous and it seem it was created just to give Mike something to do while Harvey is off battling his past and the invisible Tanner. I don’t know. I just wasn’t a fan of it so let’s move on.
Louis Litt Weekly Watch 2012 time! So our favorite ‘bad guy but really kind of a nice guy underneath it’ had a tough time this week. His best friend had to be put down unexpectedly. Now normally I would be sympathetic to a character in during their troubled time but seeing how Louis’ best friend was a fucking cat and I’m allergic to cats it just wasn’t happening this week. Still, Mr. Litt was distraught at losing the giant furball and not surprisingly Rachel was the only one really privileged to this info who then took it upon herself to reach out to Louis and cheer him up by giving him a signed tennis ball from Mike’s client. It was all very sweet and all but…MOVING ON!
Okay, time to get to the meat of the episode. As we learned last week Pearson Hardman, but mostly Harvey, were under attack from Tanner, who was sadly MIA this week, and had been served with papers alleging that Harvey and company had buried evidence. Well this week was the follow up and centered mostly around Donna, who found the memo at the end of last week’s episode, and how she handled finding the damning piece of paper. To put it bluntly Donna FUCKED UP. Instead of telling Harvey about finding the memo right away, who later informed her that it actually would have helped them, Donna destroyed the evidence. Look, I know she was just trying to protect him but even I know that move is a big fucking no-no.
Anyway, after Hardman brought in outside (played by the brilliant Diane Neal) who struck a deal that included having Harvey stripped of his law license, Jessica turned around and said screw you and loser plan of action before taking matters into her own hands. Her method of action to combat the laws broken? Fire Donna. Yep, Donna was let go and it was devastating on so many levels. Not only did it crush her but Harvey looked just as shattered because Donna was more than just his assistant. She was his best friend, confidant, and in a way she was his family. Now I don’t believe Donna is gone forever but I am VERY interested to see how Harvey acts in regards to her leaving. Oh and one last thing, that can opener shot? SOB.
- Sarah gets ALL THE AWARDS for her portrayal of Donna in last night’s episode. She was flawless.
- So is Harvey’s dad a famous jazz trumpet player? Or was that the saxophone? I dunno. I need more background on Harvey’s upbringing especially in light of how he jumped on Mike when he brought up he and his father’s relationship.
- No Tanner this week :( Yes, this totally put a damper on the episode for me.
- We have not seen the last of that can opener.
- I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- CATS ARE THE WORST.
- The Pearson vs Hardman war is ON.
- Rachel trusted Mike that Harvey would fix Donna’s problem but it obvious she was upset when that promise was broken.
- Mike really should have told Harvey about that memo asap. I have a feeling Harvey will sort of blame Mike for Donna’s predicament and Mike, in turn, will feel guilty about not coming forward sooner once he sees Harvey’s true devastation over losing Donna.
- I’m seriously keeping my fingers crossed for the whole Harvey/Donna story to come to light.
- Rachel needs more legit storylines than just being Mike’s love interest and supporting characters’ pep squad.
- Who the fuck sticks a pen to their tongue before signing a piece of paper?
- Ugh, that elevator scene at the end had me feeling ALL the feelings. Gabriel Macht’s face had me wanting me to give him a giant hug and never let go.
- Next week looks like Harvey is heading for a downward spiral. Should be interesting to see how the character handles not being able to fix and win everything.
Quotes? Not this week. I didn’t feel there were enough to warrant this section this week. Now it’s your turn though! Talk to me in the comments will you pretty, pretty please? Do you think Donna is gone for good? Did you have tears in your eyes as she walked out? Will Harvey rebound? Do you think Jessica should have taken the deal? How bored were you with Louis’ cat and the case of the week? Talk people!