Donna: “It doesn’t matter. We’re French. You eat what we serve or you do not eat.”
“Privilege” is the July 29 episode of “Suits.” Reminder: this article has spoilers, so read at your own risk. Be sure you check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. “Suits” airs Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. CT on USA.
Harvey’s case was a little hard to follow at times, at least to someone who knows nothing about trading. It wasn’t entertaining either. There was this previous rivalry between Sam Tull and Harvey that was briefly mentioned, but there wasn’t enough time on it for us to really get a sense of them. Apparently, Sam was in season one of “Suits,” but if anyone has a horrible memory (like this reviewer right here), it is hard to remember this fact. It was four years ago.
The main purpose of the case was not to explore Sam’s relationship with Harvey. Instead, it was to cause drama between Harvey and his therapist, Dr. Paula Agard. Harvey went too far when he disposed Paula, but there wasn’t any payoff or repercussions for it.
We had Paula claim that maybe one day Harvey would realize what all of this was really about, and then she said she would no longer be his therapist. But at the end, Harvey set up an appointment to talk to her about his mother.
Sure, we had a line where Sam said it’s not worth seeing a therapist if you’re not going to talk about your feelings, but other than that, Harvey’s decision to open up about his mom at the end came out of nowhere. There needed to be a bigger aha moment. Rachel yelling at him was pretty awesome, but that was done to get him to go to Paula for their case, not for his own benefit.
Louis has decided to be a new man, a non-petty man. Well, technically Jessica decided for him. What would have been amazing is if Harvey ran into this new Louis, but Mike will have to do.
Mike and Louis working together wasn’t as entertaining as it normally is because there wasn’t a lot of humor. The closest we came was Mike’s face when Louis’ Japanese decoration worked. Sure, Mike and Louis learned to recognize the value in each other’s approach to business, but that’s not fun to watch.
Can Jack just go away already? He’s no longer entertaining. Jack is just a menace that won’t go away. Is he crafty? Sure, but he’s still a jerk who cares more about himself and getting even than he does the firm. Jack doesn’t even seem to fear Jessica, which he probably should for his own self-preservation. Are you tired of Jack yet?
Donna and Gretchen finally interacted! It was as glorious we could have hoped. The only thing that would have made this better was if Gretchen helped Donna in her quest, not that Donna needs help, but it would have been a fun way to watch the two of them bond. Scheming is a great way to bring people together.
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