Suits 6×01 and 6×02 Review

The amount of times the actors (an actresses )on this show the word B.S…’

Suits has just aired it’s second episode for Season 6 and they were great, no SPECTACULAR. The way they go in depth as to what sensitivities each character has really shocked me; hardly any other show would do anything similar. As always the writers impressed, except for the overuse of that single swearword…

Suits has certainly evolved over the years and this is more evident if you re-watch a few of the older episodes, mainly the ones before Season 5. At the beginning of his days as a ‘Lawyer’ Mike Ross wasn’t as experienced as he is now, living with Trevor, who also matured since Mike gave him a new life, even warning him that the life he was currently living isn’t safe or ideal and he will one day get caught and arrested and the results of that. That is what Suits season 6 is about – the consequences of Mike’s actions and what difference it would make for him, his lives and how it would affect the people around them and their lives.

REVIEW OF
Season 6 Episode 1: To Trouble

Suits began Season 6 with something very few shows do. That is, have relatively no time-jump from the Season finale before it (or a few hours). And I must stress the importance of how easy it is to fail that, but as always, Suits impressed. The reason it worked so well is because you were able to see everyone’s immediate response of the firm in light of Mike taking Anita Gibbs’ deal. The entire firm was barren of all its staff, save for Donna, Rachel, Harvey, Jessica and Louis. Oh, and Benjamin. Gretchen would’ve been there but unfortunately she had an orthodontics appointment…..

Even in this very serious life or death situation Suits managed to inject some humor in this otherwise dark Episode.

Basically, the firm realize that they are being sued $100 million class-action lawsuit for every single case that Mike Ross had ever touched and their is an argument between Harvey and Louis as to whose fault it was. and Jessica, Louis and Harvey all decide to use their own money to the firm. All three of them decide to drown their sorrow and stress – by smoking weed. Louis is reluctant to smoke Norma’s ashes until Harvey lights them and they go onto Louis’ face. Those were quite possibly one of the most, if not the most humorous scene on the show.

Not everything was as light-hearted. Mike had a very rough first few hours in prison and kept thinking about Rachel. When he realized that his roommate, Frank, was offering him his phone to contact Rachel, he obliged. This was the twist at the end of the episode that I was not expecting at all. It’s revealed that Frank was in the wrong prison and only pretended to befriend Mike in order to get close to him and Harvey as he had a personal vendetta against him (this will be explained in the next episode’s review). Now that Frank had Rachel’s number on his phone, he could easily use Rachel against him.

This episode was near perfection and one of the best episodes in a very long time. Sort of like The Caves of Androzani after the last season or two before it…

                                   REVIEW OFSeason 6 Episode 2: Accounts Payable

Continuing on from the premiere episode, Accounts Payable is far superior than the premiere, at least in my opinion. In all fairness though, both these episodes should have been a 90 minute episode just like the Pilot. This episode consisted of Mike being blackmailed and abused by Frank, who was the one who had Rachel’s number. This episode had a much more satisfying ending, that was more closed than the cliffhanger at the end of To Trouble. Don’t get me wrong, I liked that cliffhanger and there was nothing wrong with it, it’s just that in opinion, both these episodes tie in so well with each other, that I can’t possibly imagine the 90 minute episode being much more fitting for two episodes like these.

Mike had just realized that Prison life isn’t easy for him, no matter what kind of prison he’s at. No matter where Frank is, he continues to ruin Mike’s life as revenge for what Harvey did to him. Mike is obviously easily provoked and has a fight with Frank which leaves him with the option of either getting a job at the prison or going to solitary confinement if something like that ever happened.

At this point, the person I felt most sorry for was Harvey Specter. You might think that this is absurd, but Harvey was the one who nurtured him to the great lawyer he was. Harvey was like an older brother to him and in some cases, a father figure. Harvey is the one trying to clean up the mess he started. He is guilty for his actions. This is where his emotions come into play. When A. Elliott Stemple threatens Harvey by choosing between $20 million or a painting on his wall that he had for years, you’d think that he would easily give the painting away wouldn’t you?

Well you would have been wrong. He reluctantly gave the painting away as it meant something to him. Remember when he found out his mother cheated on his father? Well that painting was the last good memory of his mother before all this happened.

That’s what this show does and always do better than most shows. It will dive in deep inside the feelings of its characters and how it could affect themselves and others. Harvey losing his painting was one of those moments. One of the best moments of his life was just taken away from him.

The best part of the episode was when Louis hired movie extras to pose as employees to make it look like the firm wasn’t bankrupt. Him, Jessica and Harvey were supposed to settle a deal on bankruptcy and so this resulted in some humorous exchanges. Another great moment was when Gretchen said to Jessica that the firm was turning black, soon after which Donna walks in and says that she is black inside. This was hilarious and after Gretchen said that in actuality she was like every other white woman and Donna showed her a picture on the phone was just amazing.

Verdict:

To Trouble: 9/10
Accounts Payable: 8.5/10

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