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Old 07-30-2014, 03:43 PM
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Suits Episode Discussion: 4x07 - "We're Done" [Airs July 30th, 2014]

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With USA’s Suits now knee-deep into its fourth season, the hit lawyer serial is currently at its best in terms of witty zingers and tit-for-tat storylines. With Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) and Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) at opposite ends of a war zone, there’s a new level of excitement and energy surrounding the show.

Sarah Rafferty, whose Donna Paulsen has become a critical character over the past couple of seasons, says the newfound energy is just as palpable for the cast as it’s been for viewers. And while a lot of that is certainly attributed to the brilliant writers, she believes USA also deserves credit for its successful split-season formatting.

“It’s their model and it works,” she says, speaking to Variance on an early summer afternoon. “They tend to premiere the new shows in the off-season, in the summer, so they hook viewers in and then you’ve got that break which builds anticipation and keeps the momentum going. We’ve got 16 episodes each season, so when you break it up into 10 and six, the wait doesn’t feel as long and you don’t have a chance to forget about it.”

Rafferty acknowledges the end of last season into the current one has been anything but forgettable, with Mike’s departure from the Pearson Specter firm as he now goes head-to-head against his onetime boss and friend Harvey.

Although Donna somehow tends to remain above the fray, instead playing mediator and mother hen, in the first few episodes of season four, she finds herself somewhat caught up in the feud between Harvey and Mike, the latter of whom betrays her trust in a bid to undercut his rival. Of course, she later struts into Mike’s office and makes it rather clear that will never happen again—or else.

That bravado is one of many things fans have come to love about the omniscient secretary. “She’s a people person,” Rafferty exclaims. “That’s her strength. She knows what makes people tick, and that allows her to have a great relationship with Louis (Rick Hoffman) and with Harvey.”

But according to Rafferty, everyone’s favorite redhead expands beyond saving the Pearson Specter world this season as we learn more about Donna’s life outside of her receptionist desk.

“We start getting a different look into her personal life,” she reveals. “In season two, she got fired and we learned some things about her. Last season, we had the flashback and we saw her history with Harvey. But this is going to be a different side, and it’s been really fun to play.”

Part of the thrill for Rafferty, despite her character’s seemingly supporting title of secretary, is that Suits has done such a great job of not enforcing stereotypes, especially where women are concerned. Even in 2014, the show runs counter to so many of its peers with female characters who are smart, savvy and drive the story from positions of power.

“When I read the pilot, I was so attracted to the show because of the richly drawn characters,” she recalls. “But it’s always a leap of faith with these things. I think the writers just do such an amazing job of developing these characters and their stories, and I think because you do see the women on the show go toe-to-toe with the men and hold their own, because you can almost believe these characters are real people despite their very fictional drama, that’s part of why the show is successful.”

Of course, Rafferty is quick to point out she only wishes she was half as witty in real life as Donna. “I don’t have a writing staff following me around, so that doesn’t help” she jokes. “But I think one thing we do have in common is our softer side. She cares about people. And I may not have the wit or the unapologetic self-confidence she has, but that’s the thread that connects us.”

As for Donna’s relationship with Harvey, one fans tend to watch closely, Rafferty says from her own “fan perspective,” she appreciates the slow-burning pace of whatever may or may not evolve between them. “But I think it’s great that they’re not sleeping together. I love that they need each other. He’s said, ‘I can’t be me without you.’ So that’s been established. But then in season four, there are things she’s willing to give up in order to maintain that partnership with Harvey. I think it’s good how it is. I don’t think they should hop into bed anytime soon, but I don’t think that’s impossible for the future.” ‹‹
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On tonight's episode of "Suits", a distraught Mike arrives home after having just been fired. Rachel tries to comfort him and tell him what happened with Logan, but he cuts her off.

The following day, Forstman offers Mike $1 million to work for him. After Mike tries to refuse, Forstman insists he think about it and let him know tomorrow.

At the office, Jessica tells Louis she wants to thank him for helping out Harvey, and Louis blurts out that he wants the firm to be renamed "Pearson Specter Litt". Jessica says it's not going to happen, so he revises his demand to telecommuting and more vacation time so he can try to get Sheila back.

Though Louis couldn't be happier (well, unless his name was on the firm's door), Jeff is displeased with Jessica for having Louis check up on his work behind his back. She tells him she trusts him, but not his work, and for good reason — Louis found problems with it.

Meanwhile, Donna informs Harvey that Mike has been fired and makes sure he knows he needs to support his friend. Harvey offers to set Mike up on some interviews, but Mike declines. He even asks Jessica if Mike can come back to Pearson Specter, but still smarting from her argument with Jeff, she laughs in Harvey's face. As a last resort, Harvey goes to see Jonathan and basically tries to bribe him to take back Mike, to no avail.

Mike goes to see an old friend, Stan Jacobson, who also lied about his credentials and ended up having to start a career over from scratch. (He first appeared in Episode 10 of Season 1.) Years ago Stan lied about having an accounting degree, but managed to work out a job figuring out baseball statistics with his BFFs. Mike wonders if he could do the same (not with baseball stats, but whatever it is he loves).

Feeling better about his situation, Mike's mood plummets when Rachel's guilt finally gets to be too much and she confesses she kissed Logan. Shocked, he immediately went to Logan's apartment and beat the crap out of him, though Logan managed to hurt Mike more with just his words.

Mike leaves Logan's and heads to see Harvey, who tells him he needs to stop and think things over before he does anything rash. He doesn't listen, of course, instead meeting Rachel at Pearson Specter the next day and demanding to know if the kiss meant anything to her. When he realizes it did, he says, "We're done," and leaves.

A devastated Rachel is discovered by Louis, who realizes what's important to him is Sheila, not milking his favor from Jessica for all its worth. Louis is determined to win back his ex, but his efforts are hindered when, after Forstman blackmails him over a money transaction, he decides he can't let Mike work for such a jerk. He tells Jessica he wants her to hire back Mike as his thank-you gift.

We're already cringing at how awkward things will be for these two now that Mike is returning to Pearson Specter. Judging from the promo for next week, in which Jessica realizes the SEC "witch hunt" is all about Mike, he might not be there for long.
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Suits” Season 4 Episode 7 “We’re Done” aired on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on USA Network. Mike and Rachel broke up, and Louis hired Mike back on Pearson Specter. Read on to learn more about this episode.

Previously on “Suits” (“We’re Done” Episode 7), Mike (Patrick J. Adams) was on the lowest of lows. Jonathan (Brandon Firla) fired him, he broke up with Rachel (Meghan Markle) and Forstman (Eric Roberts) offered him a $1M bonus should he agree to work with him. In “Litt the Hell Up,” Forstman revealed to Jonathan about Mike’s dealings with him. This led to Mike being jobless. Donna (Sarah Rafferty) told Harvey (Gabriel Macht) about Mike’s situation, and Harvey was really like a big brother to Mike in this episode. He even offered to set him with five interviews with investment banks, but Mike declined.

Stan Jacobson (John Billingsley) was also featured in this episode. Like Mike, Stan lied about his accounting credentials. But now, he works on baseball statistics with his pals and cherishes his life. Could it be the same for Mike?

Mike, having thought about things over, finally realized that he wants to start all over again. He declared his love to Rachel, which made her feel guilty about the kiss she shared with Logan. Before we know it, Rachel was bursting into tears, revealing that she does not deserve Mike and that she and Logan (Brendan Hines) kissed. Mike was furious. He went to Logan’s place and a fight ensued. After which, we saw Rachel crashing at Donna’s while Mike went to Harvey. Harvey talked some sense on Mike. We hope he listens. Harvey even told him how much he admires what Mike and Rachel have because it is real.

For all the support he did for Harvey in the past week, Litt (Rick Hoffman) deserved a reward. Louis demanded upfront to Jessica (Gina Torres) what he wants as a reward : Pearson Specter Litt. Apparently, it was a no. Furthermore, Litt had his own shady dealings with Forstman. Forstman had him sign a doubtful document sealing his fate in the illegal endeavor he started. When he was about to leave, he bumped into Mike who was prepared to accept Forstman’s offer. Louis does not want Mike to work for Forstman, so he hired him at Pearson Specter. We think he did the right thing. It was so nice of him that he chose to help Mike than to claim his reward: to spend some time with and get Sheila (Rachael Harris) back.
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I love the Louis used his "thank you" gift to hire Mike back to the firm.

And of course Harvey was happy that he's got him back.

Good to see Katrina as always.

I think Jessica was in the right to ask for Jeff's work to be double checked. Didn't she give him the option to do it himself? And Louis did find problems with it. So it's just a bit like.. you're trying to make a point about trusting you? I know it's a bit more complicated, but still.

I don't mind Logan being done on the show, but I don't think I'm going to get what I want out of this situation: Mike being with someone else for a while.

Are we ever going to see Amy again?
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it was a good episode

and not sure if we are going to see Amy anymore
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I don't like the mike and Rachel relationship. I feel like it takes too much time away.
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awww they were cute together
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I don't like the mike and Rachel relationship. I feel like it takes too much time away.


agreeeee. i hope its over for a while.

it was a great ep.,love that mike is back.
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I don't like the mike and Rachel relationship. I feel like it takes too much time away.
ITA with you.


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thanks for that. it's almost over.
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