It’s the final showdown at Pearson Hardman. Since Daniel Hardman (David Costabile) made Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman) a senior partner at the firm on the eve of the managing partnership vote, all eyes are on Louis to see if he will choose Daniel or Jessica (Gina Torres). Ever since Daniel’s return to the firm, he has been showering Louis with the love and attention that he has been craving for five years from Jessica. So will Louis do the right thing or can his vote really be bought?
As the office politics continue to play out, Mike (Patrick J. Adams) is back in the office, one day after his grandmother’s death, trying to bury himself in work so as to avoid dealing with the grief, until he gets into a loud and heated argument with Harvey (Gabriel Macht) and is sent home. Rachel (Meghan Markle) accompanies Mike to the funeral, where an old flame, Tess (Elizabeth Hower) unexpectedly turns up.
With Mike M.I.A, and Louis giving strict orders to all the associates they are not to assist Harvey on his new case, he has only Donna (Sarah Rafferty) to rely on. When even Donna’s help proves to be not quite enough because her “brain is already too busy being awesome.” Harvey pays Mike a visit. The “tough love” lesson Harvey tries to give Mike turns into one of the most amusing, and touching, scenes between the two. Harvey and Mike getting high together is guaranteed to bring tears to your eyes from laughter and sadness all at the same time. And yes, they quote one of the most famous lines from Seinfeld which involves pretzels.
The brilliant minds of Harvey and Mike work just as well when they are high as when they are not. While in the middle of their plans to christen Louis’ new office with a “gift” of sorts, they come up with new theories that could lead to Daniel’s downfall once again.
Highlights and teasers for this mid-season finale:
• In “Rewind” we were given a glimpse of Harvey’s relationship with his father. Now we get more of that story
• Louis’ character continues to intrigue me – one minute I want to punch his lights out, the next minute I just want to hug him and tell everyone he is just misunderstood, aiming to please, and to get validation from his boss (Jessica) and peer (Harvey). Even if you are Team Harvey, don’t write off Louis yet!
• Donna has the best lines because she is right – she and her brain are busy being awesome and she is the only one, apart from Harvey, who gets to touch his balls (I mean the ones on display in his office)
• Harvey lets Mike in on the secret of the can-opener, and the thumb tacks
• Harvey and Tanner (Eric Close) in the boxing ring is a sight that should be seen more often
• The reappearance of an old flame can lead to only one thing for those Mike/Rachel-shippers: trouble
Suits Summer Finale, “High Noon”, airs on USA Network on Thursday, August 23 at 10/9c.
Guest stars: David Costabile, Eric Close, Elizabeth Hower