by Allyson Koerner
Tonight was the summer finale of Suits, and let me tell you, it was a doozy. By far, this was one of Rick Hoffman’s best performances of the entire series. I can’t wait to see what else this man brings to the legal drama.
If you thought Louis’ resignation from Pearson Specter was shocking, then I don’t know how you’re going to handle tonight’s episode. That ending! That scene between Louis and Donna! Louis’ speech to Jessica! I will for sure be watching that on repeat.
Want to know what I’m talking about? Read our recap of Suits 4×10: “This Is Rome” to find out!
This Is Rome
Louis reaches out to Harvey for help. In order to get a job, he needs his clients. Unfortunately, because of Pearson Specter’s partnership agreement, he’s prohibited from taking any. All he asks for is the three clients he brought to the firm. Harvey tries, but Jessica forbids it. Harvey manages to get Louis a job as general counsel at Procter & Gamble, which Louis turns down. Then, all thanks to Donna’s coaxing, Harvey gets Louis an interview in Boston, so he can also be with Sheila. Sadly, when Louis goes to see Sheila, she’s not convinced he’s there for the right reasons, but rather because he’s down and out. She turns him away. He also doesn’t show up for the interview. Louis sure is having a bad week.
Put ‘Em Up
Louis is all about taking his clients back, but Jessica has Katrina (who she didn’t fire, even though she helped hide Louis’ crimes) approach them in person, which means he can’t touch them. In between all of this Louis madness, Mike and Harvey work on a way to find their way around a FTC rule regarding Sterling Pharmaceuticals merger with Pfizer. Due to this big merger, that means Pearson Specter has to drop their other huge client VersaLife. Not gonna happen on their watch.
So, Jessica gives Katrina a second chance, but not Louis. That doesn’t mean Mike didn’t try. Since he owes Louis for putting Mike’s well-being before his own, Mike reaches out to Robert Zane (aka Rachel’s father) to hire Louis. Roberts meets with Louis and agrees to hire him under one condition: Louis needs to take one client, big or small, from Pearson Specter — basically, break his partnership agreement. Who does Louis take? VersaLife, and thanks to Katrina. All she wants? For Louis to take her to Robert Zane too. Oh snap. No one is happy on the Pearson Specter side. Of course, Mike and Harvey retaliate by getting Walter Gillis (after a lot of persuading and Harvey speaking highly about Mike) to buy VersaLife’s trial drug division, meaning they don’t have to drop them as a client. Pearson Specter wins. Louis loses.
Mike does the right thing by telling Louis in person, even though it still feels like Louis is getting repeatedly punched in the gut. Meanwhile, Harvey asks Robert Zane to still give Louis a job. And as he told Robert, “If you do it, I’ll owe you one.” It’s important to note that Rachel is worried that her father will want something from Mike in return for his help. I guess the same goes for Harvey. We’ll have to wait until next season to find out if this is true. Also, in the end, Jessica cuts ties with Katrina. There goes her second chance.
Now, to the good part. Earlier in the episode, Mike returns Louis’ belongings. A gold key is part of his items, which Mike continues to question Louis about. Big mistake, Mike. Big mistake. At the end, Louis shows up at Harvey’s office where he confronts Donna. He tells her that when receiving the highest academic honor at Harvard Law you earn a parchment to hang, a medal to wear at graduation and a KEY (it’s just a symbol). Mike too should have received such a key for his academic achievements. In the words of Louis Litt, “He never got one. He never went to Harvard.” Chills, people. I got chills. Not only does Louis yell (I mean screams at the top of his lungs) at Donna for lying and not being a true friend, he also passionately screams at Jessica. In the end, what does Louis want? Three little words: Pearson. Specter. Litt. Yep, she just got Litt up!
Quotes of the Night:
“I got you those jobs out of compassion.” -Harvey to Louis
“When it comes to caring about people, he’s twice the man that I am.” -Harvey to Gillis (about Mike)
“I may fight with him, but he’s still my family.” -Harvey to Robert (about Louis)
“Then it’s settled. You’re a nice p***y.” -Harvey to Mike
“Louis knows.” -Donna to Jessica
“I am a liar. And I am a hypocrite. But, I will not say I’m sorry, because I did what I did to protect this firm.” -Jessica to Louis
“Pearson. Specter. Litt.” -Louis to Jessica
As Louis told Harvey, “This is Rome. You’re a gladiator, and so am I.” That he is. That he is.
Did Suits 4×10: “This Is Rome” leave you feeling innocent or guilty? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments!
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