Let’s talk about Suits. I thought I reviewed this show before, but it must have been on another blog in another time (either that or I didn’t tag it right, but who could be bothered to search), because I didn’t find it in my reviews section.
I love the show as a whole – the characters, the cinematography and set design and the plot are all on point – but I just watched the mid-season finale of Season 5 (what is it with these stupid mid-season finales?? I don’t want to wait until January!), so that’s what I’ll mostly be talking about.
SPOILERS UP UNTIL SEASON 5 EPISODE 10 FROM HERE ON ONWARDS
Is it just me or has Suits been killing it this season!? I liked the show when it was more episodic and case-based, but I’m really enjoying that they’re including the characters and their backstories even more now. I think once you’re into season 5, you really have to change it up to stay fresh, and they did a good job of that. I was a little wary of the whole therapy sessions as a golden thread through the episodes thing at first, because they took up such a huge part of the show, but now I’m quite liking it. I LOVE that they don’t let Harvey be the arrogant (but loveable) jerk that he was, but that they actually call him out on it and sketch his progress and need to work on himself.
The same thing happened with Mike this episode: he’s really called out on everything he’s pulled in the past and needs to face the decisions he’s made in the past. It can seem tedious that they’re bringing back all the same stuff all over again (Mike’s lack of a formal degree, Hardman’s machinations), but I’m also awed that they do. You don’t just deal with things once in life, they often come back again. The show always said that Mike will have to hide for the rest of his life if he wants to keep being a lawyer, but now they’re showing that they’re actually staying true to their word and make him face the consequences.
Do I personally think what he did was bad? I don’t know, I’m constantly torn about it. On the one hand OF COURSE it makes sense that you need to get an education if you want to practice law (or medicine or whatever), but on the other hand he’s competent at his job and that’s really what matters, no matter whether you get there through going to university or teaching yourself. The way the world is organized, it WILL always come back to haunt you if you lie about it, so it makes sense that Mike has to cover up his past and then to cover up his cover ups and so on and so forth.
Oh, and can we quickly talk about Jessica and her little breakdown? (The answer is yes, we can, because it’s my blog, and you have to do what I want. Well, you can just stop reading, BUT WHY WOULD YOU IT’S FABULOUS.) I LOVED it. We always see her poised and in control, and that’s awesome beyond words, but it was WONDERFUL to just see her smash everything and break down, because she’s about to lose her firm. She deals so well with all the high pressure situations that it’s nice to see even she has her limits. She’s definitely a very flawed character, but you can’t help but respect her, and she really does consider Harvey and Louis family. The scene between her and Harvey when Harvey tells her it’s time someone sacrifice something for her is gold. And I loved the Jessica/Louis scene too – “Pearson will always consider Litt her partner” and Louis just walking out, because he couldn’t handle it. My heart just got Litt up.
And then of course we’re left with a huge cliffhanger at the end. Harvey is stepping down and Mike quits …and then he gets arrested for fraud!? I guess that’s one way to ensure he’ll be at Pearson Specter Litt in future episodes – he’ll be in need of some serious lawyering. It’s going to be interesting to see where the show is going to take things next, but one thing is for certain: I’ll be here watching in January. Or a couple of weeks later, because I like to binge watch. Whichever.
In related news:
- Harvey and Donna are endgame
- Did anyone else notice Harvey’s therapist is Clarissa, the evil stepsister from What a Girl Wants? I think she’s actually doing a really good job, but I keep thinking of the hilarious fits her character throws in What a Girl Wants
In retrospect, this would have been a good TV Show Thursday post. Ah well, who wants to wait another week? Not me, certainly.