RECAP: SUITS, S6EP3 – CHOICES, ACTIONS AND REACTIONS
The strength of Suits doesn’t come from its strong characters or it’s unique plots, but more from the ability that the writers have to integrate a single theme throughout an episode. This week was all about choice. Choice was the binding factor between the otherwise unrelated plot-lines.
Mike is still in prison. It's a bit boring when one of the lead characters is sitting around and not doing much. Things got more interesting when he found out that Frank was in fact an informant. It put him in a tight spot and for the first time in ages, we finally saw a bit of that old Mike Ross pop back, using that brain of his to attempt to get Gallo off his back. Mike’s bond with his roommate was nice but he’s gonna be in a tough spot next week. Turn on Kevin and walk free or stay in prison with Gallo. There’s a good chance they’ll work out some sort of heroic solution between all the characters but based off recent episodes, the writers could also opt for a grimmer ending.
Harvey is still attempting to fix his sinking ship and makes some good progress this week. After dealing with scummy clients in the past, he has no intention of taking them on, even if it means saving his firm. It's a fair choice from Harvey's end since he’s been fucked around a few times. He’s been there long enough to know what’s truly good for the firm. Harvey does what he does best and manages to get an equally good client (after some complications that is). As much as I don’t want this to be the case, I do think they’ll bring back William Sutter and he’ll bother them throughout the rest of the season. It just felt like they made progress and I don’t want to go backwards because that would feel like a waste. Hopefully it’s only uphill from here.
Rachael’s storyline felt tacked on this week and didn’t need to be there. She basically got bullied at school and then stood up to her bully through emotional manipulation. She came across as a bitch but I guess that was the point. You’ve got to be tough in law or people will trample over you. Her whole character has kind of just been a whiny mess, which would probably be an accurate representation of someone actually going through this situation but because it’s a tv show, I feel that we need to see more badass Rachael to keep things exciting.
Thankfully, Louis provided the show with some much needed laughs this week. He found new tenants for the offices. He thought he nailed it. He thought wrong and instead got the equivalent of a frat house staying in the offices. His interactions with the bankers were hilarious, especially the bit about the prune juice. Louis provides a good balance to the team dynamic with his comedic plots and the writers should definitely continue to use it to contrast the brutality of the prison scenes.
All in all, a top episode. Not the greatest the show has ever seen but definitely a good one that showcases an underdog story. It is a bit odd to see an underdog story with a firm that is still worth a decent amount, but it works and we’ll have to see where it takes us.