Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What I’m Watching: Suits

Suits: Season 1, Episode 4 “Dirty Little Secrets” (B+)

I’m very impressed with this episode, which deftly handled two equally interesting storylines and managed to incorporate surprising twists and invigorating resolutions to both of the cases. Having Louis pull Mike in one direction while Harvey pulls him in another hasn’t gotten old, and it allows Mike to show off his skills after making a slight mistake early on in both cases. Bringing Jessica into the mix with the drug case was fun since she rarely plays much of a part, and having Harvey on a tight leash is amusing as well. The revelation that Quentin had ALS came as a big shock, and fortunately led to a sentimental finish with his successful winning over of the clients. Mike’s pro bono case turned out just like all pro bono cases usually do – far more complicated than they initially seem. His methods were especially clever, and I’m glad that he found a temporary partner-in-crime to help him with his necessary research. Deducing that the carpet was the same and was purposefully covered with bed bugs was quite a feat, and it’s good to see a real “David and Goliath” story, as Harvey calls it. It’s refreshing to see Harvey come in just when Mike is about to make a big reveal and not take all the credit, but rather just bask in the glory and in helping his protégé take down a rather obnoxious and haughty foe. I just hope Mike doesn’t get distracted by a different girl than the one who was taking his attention away in last week’s episode.

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