‘Suits’ 9×01 Review: Here We Go Again

Look, you know why I’m here again. I ain’t even gonna pretend there’s another reason. You wouldn’t want me to, anyway. I have waited, and waited, and then stopped waiting, and then survived just based on that one friend who always transmitted what was happening, and then finally, FINALLY, we got that scene at the end of last season and I was like, okay …fine, maybe this can work.

It’s very much late, it is. I’m not going to say it’s not. We should have been here like 3 freaking seasons ago, at the latest. And no, this show isn’t all about Harvey and Donna and whether they would bang, but that doesn’t mean keeping them from banging was particularly edgy or that we were somehow gonna stop watching once they did.

Memo to TV Execs: That isn’t actually what your audience is thinking. Keep up. We’re more likely to stop watching when you make the characters bend over backwards to avoid them from doing what makes sense, than the other way around.

Because yes, imagine that, I’m back because they banged! I mean, got together. You know what I’m trying to say here. I’m back because after years and years, it finally feels like this show is going to give me the emotional payoff I was promised.

And it is the final season, so I kinda want to enjoy it.

So, forgive me for being a fair-weathered fan, and let’s talk about the Darvey, the Zane problem and what’s going on in Suits:

DONNA AND HARVEY, SITTING IN A TREE K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Part of the reason why, even when we’ve gotten what we wanted (THEY BANGED, THEY BANGED), it all kinda takes a bit to come together, is that the way these two characters danced around what absolutely everyone and their dog knew was so absurd, that the two of them have to spend a lot of time discussing the fact that it took them a lot of time to get here, and how stupid that was.

Spoiler alert: It was very, very stupid.

Of course, Harvey and Donna still work, because they’re Harvey and Donna, and we’ve had a pretty good idea this was all going to work from back in season 1. In fact, back then, if you’d asked me, I would have called that setup, not coincidence that the writers then refused to pay off on, but hey, it seems I gave them too much credit at times.

Reminder to self: Harvey and Donna are together now. No need to harp on continuously about the 8 freaking seasons it took us to get here.

Back to the point: Harvey and Donna work as a couple. Show of hands, who isn’t shocked? Also, Harvey listens to Donna’s advice, and Harvey and Donna are taking this as another step towards, you know, their life together, not a let’s blow off steam night.

Again, who’s shocked? Because I’m decidedly not.

This was always where this story was heading, and sometimes – most times, really – by refusing to take the story where it wants to go, you end up betraying your characters. Thankfully, that part of Suits is over, and we can hopefully truly move on to bigger and better things.

Here’s to that!

TO ZANE OR NOT TO ZANE

SUITS — “Everything’s Changed” Episode 901 — Pictured: (l-r) Rick Hoffman as Louis Litt, Dule Hill as Alex — (Photo by: Ian Watson/USA Network)

Loyalty has always been the thing to doom these people, above it all. Harvey’s loyalty to Mike, Jessica’s loyalty to Harvey, Harvey’s loyalty to Donna, and so on. They’ve fallen on the sword so many times for each other, it’s a wonder there are still new swords to fall on or that they haven’t sustained a mortal wound while doing all that self-sacrificing.

In this episode, the matter at hand has to do with Robert Zane, who fell on the metaphorical sword for Donna, which means he did it for Harvey, and whether the firm can go on and still keep his name on the wall.

Of course, the obvious answer is no. He already fell on the sword, and if you accepted that, then you had to know there would be consequences. But, of course, that’s a lot more forward thinking than these blind idiots are apparently capable of, because they all act like ZOMG HOW DARE YOU ASK THIS OF ME is the correct answer to this question.

Moreover, Harvey goes ahead and gives up his own clients out of loyalty to Samantha, who is doing everything out of loyalty to Robert, who said what he said out of loyalty to Harvey and did what he did out of loyalty to Samantha, and so on. It makes absolutely no sense in any circumstance other than, you guessed it, a TV show.

But whatever, it’s the final season and Harvey and Donna are together, I’m not going to harp on how ridiculous the whole thing is, I’m just going to enjoy seeing these faces again, while there’s still around, and while the things that don’t make sense are more plot-related and less hey we just don’t want to give you what you want so we’ll make the characters act nonsensical.

We take our wins when we can get them.

Things I think I think:

  • If someone had told me 5 seasons ago that I’d get to a point where all my Louis Litt feelings would be positive, I would have laughed in their face.
  • Even Sheila is somewhat passable at this point, though I still don’t forgive and forget there.
  • I know bringing Megan Markle is impossible, and bringing Patrick Adams just for a phone call makes no sense, but I wouldn’t have minded hearing what Harvey had to say to Mike. I don’t need the whole convo.
  • After all, Rachel and Mike deserve this news! They suffered with us.
  • My favorite thing about Suits remains the fact that every episode I think, without fault: I would wear the hell out of every outfit every woman in this firm is wearing.
  • How did I do on my Suits advanced review?

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Suits airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on USA Network.

 

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