So far during “Suits” season 5B, the blueprint has been more or less as follows: Anita Gibbs do almost everything she can to hurt Mike Ross, and if she cannot get to him, then she will find a way to go after some other people instead.
For most of Wednesday night’s new episode “God’s Green Earth,” the story was primarily about Rachel Zane, and how Anita did everything that she could in order to endanger her career. This included even threatening the Dean of her law school to expel her over suspicion that Mike Ross took her LSATs for her in order to ensure her entry. This is something that he was able to turn around on Gibbs thanks to him remembering taking this said test for one of her colleagues within the U.S. Attorneys office.
The good news for Mike is that Anita lost her carrot on this issue, but more will be coming.
Scottie’s return – This was a big episode for Abigail Spencer, who returned once more in this episode to offer up a little bit of counsel … and also to be begged by Mike to help out the firm. The role that she really played more than anything else was allowing Harvey to have some significant character development. He admitted to going to therapy, and made it clear that it was issues with himself that caused their breakup rather than anything with Mike. In turn, she said that she would always answer his call, but wasn’t sure where she would be.
Scottie also shared a brief scene with Rachel, warning her that even if Mike is a free man at the end of this, he could resent her if she becomes an attorney, and he is never able to practice again.
Other odds and ends – Louis Litt convinced Sheila to go away to Argentina rather than being given a subpoena to appear on trial, and Mike has decided apparently to represent himself. We’ll have to see what happens here. The biggest reveal of the night is perhaps this: Gibbs and her people have found Trevor, and that certainly cannot be good for Mike’s future. Grade: B+.
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