Monday, August 27, 2012

What I’m Watching: Suits (Summer Finale)

Suits: Season 2, Episode 10 “High Noon” (B+)

This whole Daniel Hardman saga was always going to end somehow with Jessica and Harvey coming out ahead, but I don’t think I quite expected this. Harvey getting high with Mike was definitely a surprise, and admitting to his illegal act in front of the other partners was even more of a shock. This may well have been the first time we saw Harvey doing actual paperwork, but, like with everything else, he does it superbly with a smug smile on his face. Deducing that Daniel had invented the memo and planted it in the file room to set Harvey up was a fantastic revelation, and it defines Daniel as a purposefully manipulative man never to be taken at his word. Donna gave Louis a serious talking-to, which was rather cruel and demeaning, but it seems like, that aside, he picked his side after initially voting against Jessica by voting for Daniel’s dismissal. This episode focused heavily on Mike’s personal life, after he delivered a heartfelt and extremely emotional eulogy at his grandmother’s funeral. It’s somewhat odd to see the episode end on a note related to Mike’s romantic relationships rather than the firm, since Harvey is featured as much, if not more, than Mike, on a regular basis. It’s a shame that Tess came into the picture right at the point when Rachel was finally coming back around to the notion of being with Mike, secrets and all, and this is just going to be another Jenny-Rachel situation all over again. It’s probably for the best, though, since Mike and Rachel dating might complicate things at work. Regardless, this season has been strong and fun so far, and I look forward to the show’s return with its next six episodes this January.

Season grade so far: B+
Season MVP: Gabriel Macht as Harvey

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