This episode highlighted every problem there is between the relationships inside the firm, and how much work they need before they’re OK.
Jessica and Harvey’s relationship is mirrored by Ava and Nick, making us wonder through the whole episode if there’s a way to solve their problems. But Jessica would repeat everything she did to put Harvey in his place, and he can't forgive her for that.
Harvey and Mike’s relationship, however, seems to be solved when Harvey goes after him, before Mike’s becomes Louis’ new associate. But, we must ask, if Donna hadn't suggested it... would Harvey had done it?
In this episode, Donna confesses to meddling in Mike and Rachel’s relationship, encouraging Mike to move on before even dating Rachel. What Rachel doesn't realize is that Donna did so to protect her, in the chance that Mike’s secret was exposed creating a liability of Rachel. It wasn't just a case of looking after her boss. Donna’s loyalty to Harvey comes not only from a work relationship, but possibly something else... It has been addressed numerous times if she’s in love with him, without having a straightforward response. We can only wait to see if this season we find out about ‘the other time’, what it meant, and what’s in store for them.
Donna and Rachel’s arguments not only work as an example of the changed dynamics we're seeing, but also to foreshadow some kind of crisis in Donna’s future. Will she always put Harvey and others’ happiness and safety before her own?
As loyalty as the main theme of this episode, we must wonder: who is loyal to Louis? Louis is not a minor character. How much rejection can he take before he acts, he has redeemed himself after his pact with Hardman. But the way the rest of the characters treat him hasn’t changed. As fun as his interactions and jokes with Donna go, can’t he have his own Donna? Has no one realized he’s waiting for a way in to the popular kids’ table? Can someone, please, join the Litt team?
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