otp: i just needed my brother

Okay so I just had an emo moment about Harvey in the finale (as always). When he says to Mike, “So you’re just gonna sit there tomorrow, and let her take everything away from you?” about Gibbs. He’s not talking about Mike.

He’s talking about himself. 

He’s talking about how he’s going to have to sit there and watch Gibbs take Mike away from him again, when he’s just got him back. When he’s so close to having Mike back where he belongs (with him) again, and he’s going to have to go through it all again, and he can’t do that.

He can’t just sit there and be powerless again. He can’t just watch Mike give up his life again. He can’t just stand by and let Mike sacrifice his happiness again for him.

And then, when Mike’s level-headed and replies, reminding Harvey that she’s keeping things the same, Harvey almost sounds jealous when he says: “You mean working for that clinic?” 

That tone of his voice is so key, so important, he sounds almost disgusted at the very idea of it. That clinic.

Because if Gibbs gets her way, and if Mike can’t become a lawyer again, that clinic gets to keep Mike. People in that clinic get to see Mike every day, get to work with Mike, talk to Mike, smile with Mike, share their busy days with Mike, day in, day out, and Harvey envies it. He’s jealous that these people get so much of Mike and he gets so little. 

I mean, that’s what a lot of us took from the finale anyway, right? That Harvey was doing this to help Mike, but also to bring him home? He gave Mike everything he wanted–to become a lawyer, but couldn’t stop until he had Mike working with him again, which wasn’t for Mike’s benefit. We know this.

As much as I know Mike loves the firm, and loves Harvey, he would’ve been fine at the clinic. He was fine at the clinic, in fact, he was adamant that he didn’t want to really come back until the last minute.

So it was for Harvey’s benefit, mostly. Or at least, in my opinion. And damn, it’s just another example of how much Harvey loves him, and it’s only just hit me. Why he looks so angry and broken in that scene. Why he looks so desperate. 

Because if Gibbs takes this away from Mike, she takes everything away from Harvey.