Welp. The shoe that is Jeff Malone finally finished stomping. I love how everything with Jessica Pearson is subversion city. “Fight for the man you love!” LAWLZ. Bwahahaha. The typical “fight for him!” refrain that we hear so often on the show. Except when Jessica tries it, she’s just so bad at it! I mean in all seriousness, Jeff was never going to last because DB Woodside is a guest star. So I suppose the endgame is Jessica X Louis? (Oh god, that is wrong on so many levels.)
Oh, and um…obviously, the theme of the episode is: love saves the sassy redhead, come hell or high water—and it was all thanks to—a character played by a lady who also voices a character who, to the Suits community, can effectively be best described as…”Donna…INNNNNNNNN SPAAAAAAAAAAAACE”. Well, kinda. Same sort of psychic redhead (well, Donna in space used to be a redhead…and now is kind of half alien locust, but well…her human form is that of a redhead). I find that hilarious.
In any case, welp, character review.
Evan Smith: “Mr. Specter, I’ve seen you more than my last three boyfriends”//”Doesn’t surprise me.” Bwahahahaha. That said, credit where it’s due—she was the driving force that FINALLY brought the dry-docked Darvey ship out of dry-dock! Now if only Tricia Helfer’s redhead character can also get a “love saves the redhead” plotline. (Ahem, Chris Metzen!)
Jeff Malone: lawlz. Jeff is simply not on board the whole PSL family thing. One moment, he loves Jessica, the next moment, he dumps her. Oh well. At least this sideshow is over.
Jessica: the other half of the J&J sideshow. Did anyone particularly care about her this episode? She tried to be sappy and…just NOPE.jpeg. The sad part is that this void will instead be filled with the return of uber-bitch dark Jessica. Or so I’m predicting. I hope I’m wrong, because the Jessica that was trying to be unguarded was nice to see while it lasted. Unfortunately, I don’t think anyone was falling for it for a single moment because DB Woodside isn’t a regular cast member, so we all knew where this was going. The only irritating part is that in these last several episodes, that were all so very good, anything with Jeff and Jessica was just “meh, we all know this is a foregone conclusion, so if Harvey’s the A plot and Mike’s the B plot, why waste time with this C plot?”
Leah: is it wrong that I like Jessica’s sassy sister more than Jessica? Heck, Jessica’s sassy sister reminds me of Rachel, kinda sorta. AKA giving out love advice, throwing zingers, and being right.
Rachel: okay, seriously, Suits writers…she started off as this sharp-as-a-knife paralegal that was the princess of the place, and now she’s…a sounding board? Arm candy? Mike’s little satellite? Yes, I realize that among Harvey, Jessica, Louis, and Mike (all super-lawyers), and Donna (resident psychic redhead whose awesomeness transcends everything—bow before her, puny unworthy mortals), she’s kind of mundane by the virtue of the simple fact that she’s actually a normal human (relatively speaking anyway). But still, it’s gotten to the point that she’s Suits’s equivalent of not-being-a-super-saiyan in Dragonball Z—in other words, completely irrelevant. Can the writers please give her some sort of relevance?
Mike: really, not much to say besides it’s quite apparent when one contrasts this Mike with S1 Mike. Now that he’s come into his own and has lost the naivete of being able to win while doing the right thing, and dealing with people who aren’t as pure-good as those in S1, he’s just not the same “funny little brother” that he used to be. And IMO, the “funny little brother” aspect of Mike is part of what gave Suits its soul, and I’m hoping we can see a bit more levity to him—because this entire season, he’s been a bit of a grouch, weighed down by trying to do the right thing, and just getting smashed for it in god knows how many different ways.
Louis: heh…his heart’s in the right place…he means well, but let’s face it—at this point, he’s going to be comic relief the rest of the way. Mike’s secret came and went. Louis got the name partnership he wanted. What else is left to tell about him? He’s the socially awkward whiz-lawyer who in his constant desire for more respect, screws things up on the occasion. Where else is left for him to go?
And of course, saving the two lovebirds for last:
Donna: this is why everyone loves Donna. She’s self-sacrificial to a fault. She’ll put herself in harm’s way for the people she loves, and sometimes, that leads to a mess. We don’t often see her break, but break she did in this episode. And of course, the episode was basically entirely (aside from Jessica) dedicated to her. Nobody can stay mad at Donna—because everyone loves her. And whoever doesn’t love her is terrible.
Harvey: rule #1 of Suits—do NOT mess with Harvey’s woman. Because he will move Heaven and Earth to save her. While he’s usually Lawyer Batman, in this episode, he was complete Wolverine. AKA “gives no fucks, does what he wants to in order to save his beloved redhead”. Which makes Donna Jean Grey (obviously). But of course, everyone who knows superheroes knows that Donna—she is A JEAN. In any case, this episode was basically dedicated to Harvey being a badass, and moving Heaven and Earth to save Donna. And it was so heart warming/warm and fuzzy ^_^. Awwwwww ^_^
Next week’s episode: LOL Mike’s not getting fired. The firm will permanently change because instead of the constant Harvey/Donna zingers flying, well, there’s gonna be romance in the air. Oh, and Jessica’s gonna be angsting all over the place. But I for one cannot wait for the return of Eric Roberts as Charles Forstman. My god, that dude is SUCH A BADASS.