Suits season 1
7.5
Drama

Suits season 1

On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college-dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City's best lawyers.

The moment Rachel began hurling accusations at Mike about his motives in helping her bothered me. She came up with the exact opposite explanation than I would have. She found his efforts as a way to cover up that he had previously taken tests for people and even thought Mike wanted to do it for her.

He wanted nothing of the sort; he simply knew Rachel was more ready than she gave herself credit for, and wanted to help her believe it as much as he did. I really hope this doesn't become a permanent thing between them.

Besides, I think it's interesting that she chose to take issue not with Mike taking the LSATs for others, but with the fact he supposedly wanted to take it for her. That distinction is crucial, though she certainly didn't give him a chance to give her the full picture of just why he chose to use his gift in that way.

The slew of Top Gun references made this episode a really enjoyable one. Even Jessica got in on the action. She and Harvey can hold a reference-match as strong as Mike and Harvey can. I tip my hat to her genius.

But I withhold said tipping to Louis. My mind is still struggling to wrap itself around him. Jessica is a master at making people feel like an asset to the firm when they deserve it, but I have yet to understand why giving Louis props is necessary.

Part of me thinks that by doing so, Jessica avoids the possibility of Louis becoming any more disgruntled than he already is, finding a way to lash out in the form of stalking every move made by both Harvey and Mike until he discovers and exposes their secret.

It's obvious the fallout of a degree-less associate has consequences that reach not only directly to Harvey and Mike, but to Jessica and the rest of the firm as well. Keeping Louis busy and happy may be the small price paid for peace.

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