Suits Season 4 Review “This Is Rome” – The Power Changes Hands

Suits Season 4 Episode 10 This Is Rome (6)

In the Suits Season 4 Summer Finale, called “This Is Rome,” Louis turns to his friends for help as he tries to put his life back together.

Much as I said on Twitter last night while this episode aired, I cannot believe I didn’t see the last 10 minutes coming. I’d been concentrating so hard on Louis’ dilemma and how every single thing he did to try and fix his situation only made it worse. I didn’t see how he was being handed clues to the one thing that would resolve his problem once and for all.

Before going into the eureka moment to beat all eureka moments, I wanted to back up and talk about where it began. Louis going to ask Harvey for help was one thing, the way that Harvey instantly said “anything” was almost too much. As was his remarks to Robert about how Louis was still his family and he wasn’t going to allow him to be mistreated.

All season long I’ve been trying to figure out where Harvey’s intense anger for Louis comes from and in one sentence I may have found my answer. Sometimes, as much as we love them, our family are the ones who drive us up the wall. We expect more from them and want the best for them and therefore we want to strangle them when we see them screwing up their lives.

With all that’s been happening with Louis, it was almost easy to miss what happened with Mike and Harvey. Mike was looking for a way to make sure Jessica knew he was needed around there and I’d say he accomplished that when he figured out how to keep Versalife. Going to Gillis to ask him for a favor wasn’t easy, but it warmed my heart to see Harvey once again stand up for his protégé. That line about Mike being twice the man he was when it came to caring about people – wow.

Of course Mike’s triumph spelled disaster for Louis and by the time he opened his door and – like the gentleman he is – conceded that Mike was a brilliant lawyer, I was starting to feel hopeless for our knight in shining armor. I couldn’t believe the awful luck he was having and even offered up cookies on Twitter to anyone who would give my beloved Louis a break.

Someone must have been listening, because not 5 minutes later, Louis was confronting Donna and all hell was about to break loose. As he was talking to her about that blasted key, I finally understood where his mind went and I gasped out loud. The moment that I’d been anticipating for the past 4 seasons had finally arrived and I hadn’t realized it until it was almost upon me.

Louis knew. He’d discovered the big secret surrounding the firm and entangling not only Mike, but Harvey, Jessica, Donna and Rachel as well. He knew that he’d been betrayed by people he loved and respected to ends of the earth. And he was pissed.

I quake to think of the trouble he’s going to bring to everyone next season, but the sad part is that I can’t find blame on either side. Now that he has the power back, Louis is sure to be a thorn in everyone’s side. But they have no one to blame but themselves for keeping the secret for this long. Then again, I never wanted Mike tossed out into the cold so I didn’t want his secret exposed either. I think it was near the end of last season where I theorized that they should tell Louis about Mike’s secret and bring him into the fold. Perhaps if he’d been given that trust, they might not be in the predicament they find themselves in now.

Then again, I cannot wait to see what life is like when Louis is strutting around as the king of the roost at Pearson Specter Litt. After all he’s been through, I think he deserves it – just a little.

My favorite bits:

Harvey’s heartfelt “Anything” when Louis asked for help.

“He’s not every partner and he’s worked his fingers to the bone for both of us.”

Rachel, Mike and Donna cleaning out Louis’ office. Watching his name being scraped off the door hurt my heart.

Louis referring to Cincinnati as the “Siberia of America.”

“This is Rome, you’re a gladiator and so am I.”

“I don’t have to go to Cincinnati to fight my way back here, I can goddamn fight Jessica.”

Gladiator Louis going toe-to-toe with Jessica. Did somebody just get LittUp? Oh yes they did!

Louis telling Katrina not to be sorry and that he was glad it was her who ended up taking his clients. Aw.

Mike reminding Harvey that his shitty office was once Harvey’s shitty office.

“You want to make a splash? Part the red sea.”

Harvey knowing by Donna’s face that she wanted to have an emotional conversation.

Not being even remotely surprised that Donna knows how to handle a pistol.

Poor Louis not being able to win Sheila back.

Harvey immediately knowing that Mike’s “I’m all over it” means he had dick. Well, Harvey did invent that line.

Mike and Donna fighting over who was going to bring Louis back his stuff. I can’t.

Mike’s hand on Louis’ shoulder. I JUST CAN’T.

“He’s going to want something from someone.”
“If it gets Louis a fresh start, I really don’t care.”

“This isn’t about business. This is about balls.”

Louis’ passionate speech about losing his job and the woman he loved for the second time in one week and he was going to try and turn his life around.

“I’m going to tell you something and I don’t want you to overreact.”
“From the look on your face, I’m not making any promises.” – Very smart man.

Harvey telling Gillis that Mike was twice the man he was when it comes to caring about people. WOW.

Mike admitting that he was going to regret what he did to Gillis for the rest of his life.

Even beaten, Louis telling Mike that he was a brilliant lawyer. That man is, and forever will be, a gentleman.

“I may fight with him, but he’s still my family.” An actual squeak left my mouth after that line. Not lying.

Mike pointing out that Katrina did for Louis what Harvey would have done for her.

“You want to know the truth? I’ve been calling Donna.”
“Oh my God, that is so great. You guys decided to finally take the plunge.”

The entire “pussy” conversation. I DIED.

Mike throwing all of Harvey’s reused jokes back at him. Still dying.

“I thought you were my friend.”
“No you’re not and don’t ever say that to me again.” – Ouch.

Totally, completely and utterly losing my mind when Louis figured out the truth, marched into Jessica’s partnership and demanded, “Pearson Specter… Litt.” The way he shook as he got out the last word ended me.

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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