This is the case that never ends, it just goes on and on my friends ...
Some people starting caring about it (not knowing what it was), and they'll continue watching it forever just because ...
THIS GOD DAMN CASE NEVER ENDS!
Hell, even when episodes are set 10 years ago, the case is still prevalent. There's just no end in sight here.
Despite my annoyance of the Ava Hessington case's refusal to go away, this was a solid episode. Basically, it comes down to this: Flash forwards = stupid and Flash backs = useful and interesting (even if they did a poor job of making them all look 10 minutes younger, let alone 10 years)
But the main criticism I had with this one was that we didn't really learn anything new by going back in time. We already knew why Harvey left the DA's office and we pretty much already knew that him and Donna hooked up one time and one time only. And there was no big revelation regarding Mike and his douchebag friend Trevor. I mean, how crazy is it that 10 years prior Trevor was getting Mike into trouble?
I really don't want this show to try to humanize that piece of crap. Not going to work. But any episode that brings back Mike's grandmother is good in my book.
And what a tease ... I thought we were going to learn the full extent of the can opener and the only thing we learned was that they were looking for a new ritual and a waitress happened to walk by as Harvey stole her can opener. I should have known better and not gotten my hopes up.
And yet another shock ... Harvey appears to be going back on his word on taking over the firm and things are on the verge of going back to status-quo. That's USA Network for you!
One last note: Sorry for not posting a review last week. I started writing it, but needed to take a break and just never got back to it. This isn't exactly a groundbreaking take, but reviewing a show can really sap your enjoyment of it. That's definitely at play with me and Suits right now.
QUOTES OF NOTE:
--DONNA: "I'm not into you, I'm Donna."
--EVERYONE: "I'm here, you're here -- do your job."
--HARVEY: "I don't want to find out what kind of lawyer I'd be without you."
--DONNA: "You really do need me to stop doing things like this ... in the future."
--DONNA: "OK, listen Rainman -- you wear lifts in your shoes, you want braces but you don't have the balls and you have a cat ... that you love more than it loves than you.
--Louis is the creepiest dude ever and a complete snake, but it's hard not to love him anyway.
--I'm starting to think Donna is more valuable to a law firm than Harvey would be.
--HAHA, I love that the random dude in the elevator called Louis an asshole. Who doesn't hate that guy?
--At first, I was thinking that Dean could go *$#% himself, but then I realized that he pretty much had every right to be furious and take it out on Mike.
--Cameron is a terrible lawyer. How does he still have a job?
THE GRADE: B