Hey guys! Suits is back with its 7th season and Mike is finally a full-fledged lawyer after his secret was out in the 5th season and tackled in the 6th season. I actually felt Suits wouldn’t know what to do next but the season premiere proved me wrong as it had its characters going forward on a new a path to face new and interesting challenges as they tried to move on especially with Jessica gone.
The opening scene showed that Harvey got his groove back with him driving a cool old car (I don’t know anything about cars so I can’t say more…sorry) on a mission to ask out Dr. Paula Agard (his therapist). Harvey charmed her into saying yes to a date by telling her she was the only person he could think of sharing his recent successes with (So I guess Donna is still in the friendzone). When Harvey returned to the office, he found Donna waiting for him at the lobby where she declared that when she said she wanted more at the end of season 6, she meant she wants to be made partner. Harvey was not ready to discuss it yet as he still hadn’t informed Louis that he was taking over as managing partner. Still, he gave Donna his word that he won’t forget about her request.
Mike on the other hand started his morning off to rougher start as he began the day by resigning from his job at the legal clinic. Mike was convinced that this was the best move as he would have the resources of a big corporate firm to fight for the little guy since Harvey agreed to his “one-for-you, one-for-me” deal, although his first case back at Pearson Specter Litt (PSL) was a corporate case. The client was Neil Stillman, a businessman who was unsatisfied with PSL’s recent legal services and he threatened to fire the firm unless they helped sell his vodka business quickly. Something sketchy was obviously going on but it wasn’t revealed immediately. Harvey and Mike went on to hire models for a party they threw (weirdly, I feel something about this would come back to one of them especially Mike) to find the right buyers for the company.
Meanwhile, everyone was worried about Louis because his girlfriend and future baby mama (even though the baby wasn’t his) broke up with him via voicemail. He insisted that he was fine because he had decided to channel all of his energy into raising the associates but when one of them asked for two days off because his wife was having a C-section, Louis lost his temper suddenly like never before and also he insults a female associate who came to her colleague’s defense. Rachel witnessed the whole thing and was convinced that something needed to be done before Louis brought down the firm with a lawsuit so she turned to Donna for help but for once, Donna’s superpowers failed. She went to Louis and suggested that he let Rachel handle the associates while he worked through his pain but he got even more angry and tore Donna down by pointing out that she was just a secretary and nothing more, which convinced her that she needed that promotion so she approached Harvey with a $500,000 cheque to prove that she was serious about the partnership (as advised by Gretchen).
Harvey and Dr Agard went on their dinner date but the situation at the office really messed with his head which didn’t let his date go so well. He was lost in his thoughts and couldn’t pay attention to anything she said. She pointed out that he clearly hadn’t changed that much as he was struggling to do what needed to be done and take control of the firm, so she ended the dinner and said she couldn’t see him as a patient anymore. Meanwhile back at the office, Louis called Rachel to his office because he was pissed about her going behind his back to Donna (who witnessed the outburst from afar). Donna realized something really needed to be done before Louis put the firm in any legal trouble so she called Harvey who recognized that they did have a problem and reluctantly told Donna she’s a partner so she could handle Louis‘ issue.
Just has Harvey returned to the office to talk to Louis, Mike realized that they had to stop the vodka company sale from going through because their client, Neil lied, as it turned out he was about to be sued for stealing another company’s recipe. Harvey decided to let the sale go through because Neil threatened to fire him if he didn’t, which would mean that he wasn’t up to the task of being managing partner. The next day, Mike pointed out that Harvey needed to stop trying to be Jessica and start being himself because the real Harvey would have told their client off. The pep talk worked as Harvey gave Neil two options: to either follow his plan to avoid a fraud lawsuit or they would drop him as a client and release a press release that would heavily hint at the shady sale and it worked.
Harvey‘s confidence was back so when he got back to the office, he informed Louis that Donna was being named a partner and he was taking over as managing partner. Surprisingly, Louis doesn’t put up a fight about Harvey being managing partner. In fact, he realized he was not okay and agreed to let Rachel handle the associates while he sorted himself out. The episode ended with Mike moving into Harvey’s old office as Harvey moved into Jessica’s office. Oh and Donna also got herself an office.
My favourite scene for the season premiere has to be the party scene that had some of the show’s best “Harvey–Mike” banter in a long time which reminded me of how much I missed seeing them work together. Here’s the trailer for the next episode; The Statue which shows a scene from Jessica…