‘Shadow of a doubt’ not only works to question everyone’s motives, but also to bring the old Suits’ vibe back. The season puts the legal focus on Ava Hessington’s case, but this week’s games of mischief brought to light the desires and motives of most of the characters beyond legal life.
Louis and Nigel finally make peace with each other through the mutual affection for cats. Rachel and Mike seem to be having more serious talks, about their future and her future, while working together, their relationship reflected in the couple whose case they're working on. Mike’s secret and the possibility of getting caught comes up again, as does Rachel’s goal of studying law. With Harvard out of sight, there are other law schools to apply for and find a good fit. To be honest, as sad as I would be if Rachel left to school, it would be refreshing to have a storyline of her own that didn't revolve around her being a love interest.
Donna tells Harvey about her affair with Stephen; Harvey says he’s ok about it as long as her work doesn't get affected. He’s working with Stephen and they seem to understand each other, until the latter goes behind his back making a bold move to get ahead in the game related to Ava’s case. It doesn’t work and to say that Harvey’s is mad isn't accurate, he kicks his British counterpart out of his office and goes to Jessica. Jessica solves the problem with having a honest conversation with Ava- they are both powerful women that needed to make sacrifices to keep their companies in one way or another. An agreement between Ava and Giannopoulos fixes Hassington Oil’s monetary problems and brings important players to their side in the fight against Cameron and Ava’s murder case. Meanwhile Jessica makes a move and gives Harvey a Pearson - Darby - Specter business card; her way of telling him: your name is going on the door, you will become a senior partner, it is just a matter of time. Is this truthful? or just a move, she bringing her bishop to action in a game of chess?
Next week is a flashback, apparently focusing on Donna and Harvey’s relationship and his time on the D.A office: will it make him think about everything he went through and how Jessica helped him? will it work to amend things between them? will this (tiresome) takeover shenanigan end? will the can opener mystery be solved?
For me, it’s time for Harvey and Jessica (if her offer was genuine, because if it isn't, it’s another story) to work together again, when they get along they’re invincible, when they don’t, the last couple of episodes happen.
This was an episode that made the viewer wonder about the outcome of every storyline that's been going on this season, and some that hadn't had proper closure since the show started. It feels as a transitional episode, one that could be a game changer to how this season has been developing; but, leaving speculations aside, we'll have to wait and see what happens.
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