In the season 2 mid-season premiere of Suits, called “Blind-Sided,” we find out what the fallout is from everything that happened in the summer finale, and how everyone has been dealing with Daniel getting boosted from the firm.
Hi folks, it’s that time again. Time to play another rousing game of “how much can I say about the episode without giving away spoilers!” So let’s get started, shall we?
Mike isn’t where you might expect him to be
The last few episodes were pretty hard on Mike, what with losing his grandmother and then having to jump in and help Harvey from the combined efforts of Daniel and Louis. Mike definitely made some mistakes (such as sleeping with a married), but he also fixed a few things, too. So I went into this episode expecting that everything would be somewhat back to normal with him. I figured he would have learned his lessons and be ready to make things right. Turns out that’s not entirely the case and Mike is on a downward and scary spiral. The question in my mind became: will he stop before the episode is over. We do get an answer to that question, but you’ll have to watch the episode to find out.
A whole new Harvey?
I found it interesting in this episode that, in some ways at least, Harvey and Mike sort of changed roles. With what Mike has gotten himself into, plus a case that hits a little too close to home for him, you’re going to see a Mike who is not quite the nice guy you would expect. Harvey, on the other hand, ends up in a situation that will bring out a whole new layer to him. Don’t worry, at work Harvey is still the badass we all know and love, but there will be a personal situation that will hit him in a very interesting place and show a side of him I don’t think I ever thought we’d see. It’s especially satisfying to me; since I wrote in my last review that I wanted to see a deeper Harvey and boy did they deliver.
Louis is again The Man
Louis’ storyline in this episode reminded me once again why it is that I adore this character. Fans will be happy to see that an old friend of Louis’ has come back to help him out on both a professional and personal level. The scenes between these two characters are some of the best in the episode, which is saying a lot considering how many great scenes there were. There is one scene in particular between these two that also brought about one of my favorite lines in the episode, but revealing it would be a spoiler and believe me when I say that you guys definitely don’t want this surprise ruined.
Rachel isn’t who we (or Mike) think she is
Rachel made me so proud to be a woman in this episode. You’d think after finding Mike with another woman, and a married woman at that, she would have turned into a quivering mess of crying and epic feelings. You would be wrong. Rachel doesn’t take any of Mike’s crap lying down and even when he continues to make an ass out of himself, she handles herself with integrity that puts him to shame. Will they be able to mend things? Well, again you’ll just have to watch and see.
Trouble brewing again
Mike’s not just generating trouble because of his actions in this episode. It turns out that his past actions, specifically not actually going to Harvard Law School, is going to rear its ugly head again. You’d think we would be past all that, but it comes up in a whole new way and once again, Harvey proves that he’s willing to do whatever it takes to protect Mike. But considering how much tension there is between the two of them in this episode (Harvey isn’t pleased with some of the boneheaded things Mike has been doing), I have to wonder how long he’ll be willing to keep on taking punches for his associate.
Overall this was yet another spectacular mid-season premiere and having already seen next week’s episode as well, I can say with complete confidence that it keeps on getting better. Buckle up kiddies; we’re in for another roller coaster ride.
The Suits season 2 mid-season premiere airs on Thursday, January 17 at 10/9c on USA. Once you’ve seen the episode, be sure to come back up here and let me know what you thought of it. I love hearing from you guys!
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