Suits is back, and their backs are against a wall called fraud!
It was too good to be true. I should have seen it coming a mile away. I mean this is suits we’re talking about. Mike had resigned, and everything was fine. No one would ever figure out that he had never been a lawyer. (Loud sigh of relief!) It turns out it was the calm before the storm! Mike’s arrest blew the whole fairy tale ending to smithereens.
Five years ago, suits made its debut on the USA Network with a riveting scene involving a game of high stakes poker. It was this scene that introduced us to Harvey Spectre. Intentionally or unintentionally, this scene set up Harvey as a risk taker, who stood for high stakes and closing deals. With this view in mind, it came as no surprise when Harvey made the decision to hire a smart, fresh-faced, weed-totting kid who had memorized all the law books he had ever read -even though he had never gone to law school. Harvey took a gamble on Mike, and it paid off. It almost seems fitting then that 5B should dress itself up as a high-stakes poker game, seeing as the stakes are just as high.
This development should not come as a surprise to anyone who has been following the show over the years because we were always going to end up here. If we are honest with ourselves, we will admit that we have been waiting for the other shoe to drop ever since Mike got the job. And it dropped spectacularly in the first episode of Season 5B. Leading this fall into oblivion is government prosecutor Anita Gibbs, who is ruthless. Just when you think she’s out for the count, she jumps right back in with an even bigger threat. As of this week’s episode (512), everyone is on the line. Including Donna’s dad James (guest star Derek McGrath) who was brought in for questioning concerning a shady real estate deal he made in 2007. Of course, the prosecutor doesn’t care about James, she just wants to pressure Donna into giving up Harvey. It didn’t work, but it did put team Mike in a precarious position.
It is not the first time the ‘superman suits’ have gone to war, but this is the first time I feel as if they might lose this case. This case has brought up plenty of old personal wounds for everyone involved including past relationships – Harvey & Scotty, Jessica & Jeff and even Louis & Sheila. It is as if the show is using this case to paint a scenario in which the viewer is left to question whether everyone wouldn’t have been better off if they had never met Mike.
At this point, everything is up in the air. Alliances are fraying, emotions are high and by the end of this war, we do not know where any of our beloved characters will end up. Hopefully not in prison!
Here’s what you need to know:
-Mike gets arrested at the end of Season 5A (510) for fraud
– Anita Gibbs is not just coming after Mike; she is coming for everyone
– Gibbs got an anonymous tip from a general Harvard email account
– Turns out the tip came from Sheila (Louis’ ex) who got curious after a reporter writing an article on Mike Ross asked her about him
– And guess what? Gretchen is the one who asked the magazine to write the article
Damn! By the end of the season, we’ll have to draw a diagram just to keep up! In the meantime, watch the promo for next week’s episode below.