Suits Season 4 Review “Leveraged” – Dancing with the Devil

Suits Season 4 Episode 4 Leveraged (4)

In this episode of Suits, called “Leveraged,” Harvey and Mike’s war causes some more casualties when Louis gets involved, meanwhile Mike decides to negotiate with a man who can save him, but could also bring him more trouble.

In my review of the last episode, I remarked that the war between Mike and Harvey had started to cause other people to get hurt and in this episode we saw it reach out and destroy Louis. I know that Harvey has always been the kind of guy who looks for people’s weaknesses and uses them to his advantage. But I don’t think we’ve seen him do that on a personal level, unless maybe he truly hated the person and the battle had already gotten personal. So I can’t really blame Harvey for Mike’s actions against Louis. I can’t say that he learned them from his mentor, because it seemed to me that Mike pulled that trick out of some part of his being we didn’t know existed.

Like Mike said at one point in the episode, trying to win this deal has been making him do shitty things, though he realized that too late to help Louis. Using the love of Louis’ life, much like using Harvey’s dad’s records, was a blow so far below the belt that I almost couldn’t fathom it. The worst part was how that one action set into motion a whole series of actions that ultimately ended with Harvey at his wit’s end and declaring that he was done with Louis. Seriously, I think you could have chopped off Louis’ right hand and it wouldn’t have meant as much to him as that tenuous hold he and Harvey had on their friendship. It wasn’t that long ago that they were sworn enemies, after all.

Louis made an excellent point when he compared how emotional he is to how cold Harvey is. It was a thought that was in my head as soon as Harvey started screaming at him for letting his emotions guide him. Why is it that Louis is emotional and cares too much and gets hated for it, while Harvey is cold as ice (most of the time) and is revered for it? You’re right Louis, it doesn’t seem fair at all.

I feel like the actions that everyone is taking to win this case keep going up a few notches in the viciousness, especially in Mike’s case, and soon something is just going to have to snap. Mike getting involved with Forstman has my hair standing up on end. I don’t trust that guy at all and as soon as Harvey warned him to stay away, I felt like something terrible was going to happen. In his desperation to win, Mike is dancing with the devil and we all know how that usually ends up.

My favorite bits:

Donna walking into Mike’s office and telling him to sit down, shut up and listen. I LOVE that she kept telling him she wasn’t done.

“She’s even better than I imagined.” – That’s because there is no one like Donna.

Totally wanting to know what Jeff was going to say when Jessica referred to herself as the bear.

Louis’s reaction to Harvey walking in his office and asking him for help.

Finding out that Louis kept a list of Harvey’s enemies. Does that mean he keeps a list of everyone’s enemies or just Harvey’s?

Gabriel Macht totally messing with Rick Hoffman when he got into his Karate Kid pose. There was no way that tie flip was in the script and I love the way they played into the improv.

Jeff telling Jessica to march herself back into her office. Oh no he didn’t!

Amy telling Mike the document was written by “some woman named Lois Litt.”

“Then I suggest you warm up to this: You’re not walking into the SEC with a babysitter. You’re walking in with a bazooka.”

Harvey coming in to scream at Louis and finding him lying on his desk.

Harvey spotting that Sheila’s fiancé was in fact a photoshopped picture of Lorenzo Lamas from 1998. The best part of that was realizing that Harvey knew who Lorenzo Lamas was and recognized a photo of him from the ’90s.

Harvey completely losing it on Louis. That was harsh and I still love Louis, but Harvey definitely had some good points.

Louis telling Rachel that he’d just lost the respect of his best friend. Dang it, show. *wipes tears*

Mike trying to claim that his lie was a “strategy.” Still a lie, Mike, no matter what fancy word you use to describe it.

Louis calmly telling Mike that his actions from the day before had consequences.

Louis informing Mike that he would never forget what he did until the day he died.

Donna asking Harvey to tell Louis he did a good job and reminding him that Louis had once picked him to be his best man.

“I don’t want to keep being mad at you, but you keep doing the same shit.”

“It’s not fair, you know. I’m emotional, you’re cold. You’re loved and I’m hated.” – Damn you show, are you TRYING to kill me?? The wildest thing about that scene was I was just thinking about the dichotomy of Louis being emotional and Harvey being emotionless right before he said it. Damn near gave me chills.

Literally mumbling “No, no, no, no, no, no!” when Rachel and Logan got so close to kissing. Oh man, that’s not good at all.

Jessica showing up at Jeff’s house.

What did you think of this episode of Suits? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? Sound off in the comments below, I love hearing from you guys!

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