In this episode of Suits, called “Zane Vs. Zane,” Rachel’s father proves what a jerk he can be, Louis battles with the new associate, and Harvey and Jessica continue to protect their firm from vultures.
It was great to meet Rachel’s dad in this episode and now I feel like I finally understand why she was terrified to take her LSATs, and why she keeps her father’s identity on the DL at work. That man is a jerk, plain and simple. Sure, they pretty much made up at the end and I was glad to see father and daughter reconcile some of their issues. But that doesn’t change everything that he tried to do in the course of the case, to Jessica, to Harvey, and finally it doesn’t change the fact that he has now sent their old enemy, Daniel Hardman, after them.
I did love that no one backed down from Robert, no matter how hard he tried to rattle them. And speaking of not backing down, I thought Louis’ storyline with Katrina was fantastic. I know he started it and for all intents and purposes he was being a bully, but I can’t help it; when somebody goes after Louis, I immediately find myself on his side. But though I did root for him, I also appreciated how she managed to get his goat a few times. Though no one did that better than Harvey and Donna in the end. Harvey may have put up the mug shots, but I am convinced that it was Donna who glued his pants to his chair. The pure joy on his face when he realized who was behind the jokes was classic; like a kid on Christmas morning.
Overall this was another good episode and I have a feeling that next week is going to be even more intense with the return of Hardman.
My favorite bits….
Yes! Paper basketball HORSE game. That is classic.
“You two are playing horse when one of you should be thanking me.”
Poor Rachel. That had to be the worst birthday lunch ever.
Louis camping out in Katrina’s desk and clipping..I mean sculpting his nails.
“I don’t need a babysitter.”
“You’re not getting a babysitter, you’re getting Louis Litt.”
“Why don’t you just call him ‘Dad’ and get it over with?”
The entire conversation with Harvey and Mike about not ending up in bed with Rachel, but on the couch and how that wasn’t respectful to anyone, including the couch. Classic.
Donna telling Kristina that wanting to throw Louis through a plate glass window wasn’t an entirely unprecedented reaction.
“He negotiates like a girl.”
“No, he doesn’t, but he does style his hair like one.”
Louis in an apron. Methinks he’s going to have me laughing hysterically in every scene in this episode.
Kristina calling Louis a “white collar genius.” Oh yes, looks like Donna taught her well. I wonder what she’s got up her sleeve?
Harvey telling Rachel that her father cares about her more than she knows. Whoa.
“The relevant question is: what is she going to think of you after you eviscerate Sloane Moseley?”
Mike standing up to Robert. Nice!
Rachel getting pissed that Mike protected her, but it turning out that he was actually protecting their client.
“Here it comes, speech number 162: 14 reasons why I’m an asshole.” – Anyone else want to hear the list now?
Mike pointing out that Harvey was usually accusing him of making things personal, but now Harvey was the one doing it. Good point.
Okay, so where’s the list of 14 reasons why Robert Zane is an asshole? ‘Cause I’ve got a few points I’d like to add.
“Would you like to eat my bagel now, too?” – And she tries to eat it?? Oh, Rachel.
How do I know that Katrina turning down those files is going to bite her in the ass? Oh yes!
PLEASE someone tell me that those pics of Louis photoshopped as presidents are going to be available online.
Rachel didn’t tell her father that she passed her LSATS?
Rachel telling the story about father giving her the “Number two ain’t bad” speech. Ouch.
“He’s never going to see a different side of you if you don’t show him that different side of you.”
“Yeah I’m afraid I’m not letting anything go until that woman kneels before Zod.” – Damn straight!
Whoa, so Louis didn’t take Harvey ripping up his letter without a word the same way that I did. Interesting.
Finding out that Louis considered all the ribbing he got from Harvey and Donna as a sigh of respect. Aw.
Poor Harvey, can the man not eat a bagel in peace?
The look on Louis’ face when he got slammed on the table by the security guard.
Rachel’s father admitting that watching her fail and beat herself up was killing him inside.
“You treated me like shit because I’m a woman.”
“How dare you, I worship women.”
Louis loves Gwen Stefani, too? Yep, he’s the perfect man.
Louis finally admitting to Katrina why he had been attacking her, and the two of them declaring a truce.
Jessica handing Robert that press release. Yes!
“I would rather lose my firm, than get married staring down the barrel of a shotgun.”
Louis walking into his office to find all of his mug shots hanging up in his office. His “Holy shit!” cracked me up so hard.
Aw, Harvey is messing with Louis again. The look of joy on his face when he found out was awesome..as was his happiness at discovering that his pants had stuck to his chair.
Rachel and her dad making up.
Mike framing Rachel’s LSAT score. Aw.
Mike and Donna making up, too.
Harvey and Jessica getting into an Untouchables quote-fest.
Yep, I KNEW he was going to say Daniel Hardman. Oh crap…
What did you think of this episode of Suits? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!
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