Considering even I'm sick of using these reviews to complain, I'm sure you are too. Who cares if the summer finale wasn't just the way I wanted it or that there were some nitpicks here and there.
I had fun watching it. And that's all that matters. It's an entertaining show with some great characters and sharp dialogue. Not much to really complain about when I really think about it.
To no one's surprise Rachel is staying and not going to Stanford. Disappointing story-telling wise in that it was obvious from the get-go that's how it would turn out. But what choice did the show really have? I'm not too invested in those two as a couple, but I'm going to have to live with it because it's a huge part of the show.
I am glad that Harvey has a love interest again. Because when you really think about the show's past, he really hasn't had too many. He's hooked up with a few women from time to time, but for the most part he hasn't cared too much about them. It's nice to see Harvey vulnerable and it's a nice distraction from the constant Mike and Rachel drama. And it doesn't hurt that I love Scottie.
The second that Sheila told Louis not to touch the files, we all knew that he would look for Mike Ross' file. But I'm glad he did, because it adds a potentially great dynamic when the show returns. With everything staying the same, we needed a shake-up and now we got it. Cool.
Last thoughts: Donna is awesome, I miss Katrina and I still feel like Jessica isn't utilized enough on this show.
What did you all think of the summer finale?
QUOTES OF NOTE:
--MIKE: "And second of all, people actually have girlfriends after high school, which you wouldn't know because emotionally you never graduated."
--HARVEY: "Well I guess you're the expert, because the only thing you graduated from is high school."
--LOUIS: "I've just been wam-bam candidate man. I mean, any woman who has been repeatedly Litt up would demand exclusive dominion over my body."
--SCOTTIE: "After meeting you, I'd say there's an 80% chance there's a roofie in there."
--HARVEY: "Because he's a lying son of a bitch, you're a piece of shit and this is the end of this deposition."
--LOUIS: "Give me a deed, I'll do it. Give me a mountain, I'll climb it, Give me a Katy Perry song, I'll sing it."
--Scottie (Abigail Spencer) is impossibly gorgeous.
--Apparently there are only four REAL lawyers in New York: Harvey, Gary Cole, Eric Close and Abigail Spencer. They just keep receycling these people. I half-expected to see Daniel Hardman in this one.
--The "call your mom for a box of tissues" line wasn't Harvey's finest work.
--Assuming payphones still exist, I don't think a quarter is enough to make a call anyway.
--I found it implausible that Stephen Huntley was stupid enough to admit to Donna that he was lying. Oh well.
--Where can I buy that glossy photo of Louis?
--Is Louis right? Is Fed-Ex AM delivery a scam?
THE GRADE: B
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