Time To Go Whale Hunting
Suits is back from its seasonal hiatus and it is on a roller coaster of a season. Last week’s episode was the first in which Louis Litt, played by Rick Hoffman, was officially managing partner of Zane Spector Litt William Wheeler (deep breath).
This week’s episode we see Donna entering the building and greeted by Gretchen asking about Donna’s new secret admirer. Gretchen pushes Donna to accept an invitation to dinner, claiming there’s nothing wrong with dating a client.
Louis and Harvey Spector, played by Gabriel Macht. are in the next scene and Louis is trying to apologize to Harvey. Louis asks Harvey to go out and begin “Whale Hunting” for a new giant client. I’ve always loved the dynamic between Louis and Harvey.
Brian is then seen walking into Katrina’s office where they exchange gifts. Brian brings coffee, Katrina brings a potential client. These two have been having an on again off again love interest.
You’re More Interested In Changing The World Than You Are In Making Money
Harvey approaches his whale and begins to strike a relationship. The guys name is Steven and he’s turned down right off the bat because Harvey has a bad reputation of not listening. Harvey doesn’t really play nice when he’s turned down, so it will be interesting to see how he tries to get Steven’s business.
And then the signature plays.
The Answer Is Yes
Back from commercial break and we see Thomas walking into a room on the phone with Donna. Donna simply says “The answer is yes” and Thomas is playing hard to get.
Donna says that she would like to go out with Thomas and Thomas says that the answer to her questions is also “Yes”. Donna is impressed that that he knew she would ask about dinner plans. She also asks why Thomas wanted to hear Donna say yes, he replies with “I might be an optimist, but it’s still nice to hear.”
Up next, we see Alex Williams, Played by Dule Hill, and Samantha Wheeler, played by Katherine Heigl, having dinner with William’s wife. William’s wife asks Wheeler for help.
Robert Zane, played by Wendall Pierce, is walking down the hall followed by Louis. Louis is trying to make good with his partners. Harvey joined the conversation.
Alex and Samantha are having a conversation on their way back to the office. Alex is asking Samantha to not take the case that Mrs. Williams asked Samantha to take on. When Samantha refuses, Alex asks to not be dragged into the case.
Katrina and Brian are seen walking into an office to serve their case against Native Fragrance. Linda Janowitz claims that her products were focused grouped and not stolen from Katrina and Brian’s client is basically pulling straws.
The Case, The Chase, and The Date
We are back from commercial and Louis is calling Steven after Harvey asked him not to get involved. Steven tells Louis that he is not interested in having the firm represent him. Louis looks pissed.
Brian is back into Katrina’s office. Brian says that they have no proof that Native Fragrance stole the product idea. Brian then has an idea that they might actually smell the same. Katrina puts the perfume on, Brian smells her and they have a really weird moment.
Samantha is giving Rosalie Williams a tour of the office. They begin to set their game plan for their case. The game plan Williams has impresses Samantha.
Katrina is then in Donna’s office asking for her to get Brian off a work assignment. Katrina is giving Donna vibes that she doesn’t actually want to work with Brian because of their really weird moment. Donna’s advise is “If you don’t want to eat a cookie, stay out of the kitchen”.
Louis then confronts Harvey as to why Steven didn’t want to be a client of the firm. Harvey says that he has it under control but Louis wants to take over the chase. Louis says that he will be going to the charity poker game.
Louis is seen entering the poker game and Harvey shows up to play. Louis looks extremely pissed.
Katrina and Brian are seen together and Brian says that he can’t work because he doesn’t have a babysitter. He then invites Katrina over to his place. A really awkward encounter.
Playing The Man
Back to the poker game. Louis is winning at poker but making an ass of himself. Harvey tries to tell Louis to chill because Steven doesn’t like to lose. Harvey tells Louis that poker is about playing the man. Its now wartime between Harvey and Louis.
Alex then comes to Samantha to ask about the case she’s working on with his wife. Alex explains to her about the dynamic of his relationship with his wife.
Back to the game, Harvey and Louis are the final two at the table. Harvey is officially playing the man that is Louis Litt. Harvey reminds Louis of all the times that he’s lost to Harvey and how much of a better man Harvey is.
Poker isn’t about playing the odds, it’s about playing the man.
A Good Team
Katrina and Brian are just about to give up when Brian realizes that the competition did dozens of focus groups. Brian’s baby wakes up and the two have another awkward moment. This love story is developing quick.
Samantha and Rosalie are then interview “Mr. Dibiase” about the tactics of his schools. The deposition went extremely well, Dibiase caved in and admitted that he lied and basically threw his bosses under the table. The two boss ladies then argue about how to settle the case.
Brian and Katrina are in their deposition of Janowitz where the two have a really odd process. The two start off talking about the packaging of Janowitz’s product and somehow end up talking about their own feelings and mixed signals.
Katrina then tells Brian that they can’t work together. It’s going to be interesting to see how this story plays out. We go to see Donna and Thomas on their date. They are having an incredible dinner.
Things are going really well to the point where they decide to take off.
Louis and Harvey are seen into the kitchen. The two apologize to one another and have their famous brother moments. Louis says that he called Steven Palmer to tell him that Harvey is the best lawyer he ever worked with and Harvey jokes that he also called Palmer to tell him that Harvey is the best lawyer Louis ever worked with.
Commentary: Suits has had a few seasons where the