Blind-Sided (see, it’s a clever play on how you can be blindsided when unexpectedly struck by a car BUT ALSO by sudden emotional trauma :D) was entirely interaction-driven. Unlike season 2.0, which managed to fling itself forward at a breakneck pace reacting almost exclusively to the Daniel Hardman crisis, season 2.5 appears to be setting itself up for some more character-oriented storytelling. Not that Suits ever wasn’t character-oriented, but season 2.0 sometimes made me feel that the plot was leading the characters and not the other way around. There are certainly hints of large-scale motion to come via yet another iteration of the WILL MIKE’S LACK OF HARVARDNESS BE DISCOVERED? plot; however, this episode mostly tells us a story on a smaller scale than Suits has been used to as of late. I find this to be an entirely welcome change.
Harvey’s story allows him to explore his sweet and vulnerable side while Louis engages in some strange and yet fantastic sexual repartee. ‘Nuff said.
The writers appear to have learned how to use Donna both regularly and effectively.
The cast continues to floor me with its ability to be awesome. USA would do well to take note of what makes Suits its best show by far. Characters Welcome indeed.
I'm not particularly excited about the prospect of more Mike/Rachel will-they-or-won’t they nonsense. Maybe that’s the disdainful television cynic in me speaking, but I’m tired of such weak storytelling. Suits, you’re better than that. Also, be prepared for the most uncomfortably melodramatic and awkwardly spontaneous verbal fight scene ever.
Suits returns Thursday January 17th on USA