Sunday, June 17, 2012

What I’m Watching: Suits (Season Premiere)

Suits: Season 2, Episode 1 “She Knows” (B+)

Mike definitely looks a whole lot more like Harvey than he ever did before. Watching him talk down to Myra and make her think that her lawsuit was worthless was cringe-worthy, and, though he helped her, he wasn’t very nice about any of it along the way. He handled himself magnificently at the dinner with Jessica, but his behavior afterwards was lamentable, especially considering Harvey was about to fire him while he was in the middle of celebrating. It’s impressive that Harvey is willing to put himself on the line to protect his protégé, something which Mike clearly doesn’t appreciate but would also be hard-pressed to believe. I like the new relationship that’s going to form between Jessica and Mike, and I’m hopeful they’ll do some work together instead of everything just going through Harvey. The return of Daniel Hardman is sure to shake up the show, and I’m very pleased to see David Costabile, a frequent TV guest star who was incredible in a soft-spoken role on “Breaking Bad” during season three, as the seemingly unthreatening partner motivated to cause trouble by Harvey’s preemptive efforts to expel him. Trevor intercepting Rachel’s voicemail and her overanalyzing, with some help from Donna, Mike’s response means that particular relationship may not be in the cards, but something tells me that it’s not going to be quelled so easily. Trevor’s assertion that he and Mike are even is so far from the truth, as Mike now has the upper hand and will likely come out on top both in terms of his work and his relationship. Again, he’s looking more and more like Harvey, and while it doesn’t look completely good on him, I suspect he’ll get there.

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