Episode Recap: ‘Suits’ Enlists the Help of NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley

GameStop, Inc.

Following the events of last week’s episode, everyone at Pearson-Specter-Litt now knows Harvey Specter makes more money than everyone else because of the current compensation formula.

With his salary exposed, Harvey responds by stealing one of Jack Soloff’s clients with the help of famous NBA player, Charles Barkley. After learning that Harvey declared he will take her back, Donna Paulsen confronts Harvey and assures him that she will never return to him. This leads to Harvey having a panic attack and now has to deal with Jack, who just learned Harvey stole his client. As a desperate move, Harvey tells Jack that the wheels are in motion to take the rest of his clients. Mike Ross overhears the confrontation and Harvey tells Mike Ross that it was a bluff, but hopes Mike will make Jack fall for it. After the panic attack, Harvey once again decides to visit Dr. Agard.

While reluctant at first Harvey goes along with Dr. Agard’s role playing exercise, where he acts out an argument with Donna. During the exercise, Harvey gets into it and really believes he is talking to Donna and admits his immaturity in dealing with the situation. Despite his immaturity he says that Donna leaving him is like her stabbing him with a knife and twisting it. Harvey then realizes what Donna has been feeling when he is asked, “How does it feel to be on the receiving end for once?” (reword role playing exercise)

Realizing he made a mistake by helping Jack, Louis Litt tells Jack that he will no longer help him in his war against Harvey. Jack counters by threatening to tell everyone that it was Louis who exposed Harvey’s salary and Louis has no response. To add on to Louis’ dilemma, Harvey later tells Louis he will bury him if he ever helps Jack again.

Aside from helping Harvey, Mike is beginning to regret asking Robert for help on the medical insurance case when Robert takes over and runs things his way. Jessica Pearson eventually has to step in to mediate between the two and tells Robert to treat Mike as if he is her. Later, Mike is late to a preliminary hearing for their case and pisses Robert off. However, Mike makes up for it by telling the judge he remembers every detail on each page of the case, which is why Mike was late in the first place. After testing Mike’s knowledge, the judge decides to let the case go to trial and Mike earns Robert’s respect.

SUITS -- Episode 503 -- Pictured:  (l-r) Charles Barkley, Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network)

SUITS — Episode 503 — Pictured: (l-r) Charles Barkley, Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter — (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network)

After dealing with Robert and Mike, Jessica asks for Rachel Zane’s help on editing a speech for Dr. Gwendolyn Barnes, first black female chief of surgery at a major New York hospital. The speech turns out to honor a hero that both Jessica and Rachel admire. The two bond together and to Rachel’s surprise, Jessica tells Rachel that she reminds her of herself and asks Rachel to attend the event with her.

Despite having a panic attack this episode, Harvey finally makes progress by admitting that he has not been handling the situation well. Since Harvey is known for not letting his emotions get to him, season five adds more depth by having Harvey’s emotions finally get to him. Harvey has now needed help twice from Mike and once from Gretchen. The combination of the heartbeat audio and Gabriel Macht’s perforance, Harvey’s panic attack is one of the best scenes of the episode.

Gretchen has proved to be a valuable asset to Harvey every episode since her introduction. Gretchen shows what kind of person she really is by telling Harvey that she never looked at his salary and anyone that did, should be fired.

After a power struggle, Mike earns the respect of his father-in-law and reminds us why he is a great lawyer, despite not having a law degree. Mike using his eidetic memory to his advantage is always a fan favorite and Suits does a great job of not overdoing it. He grows closer to his father-in-law to the point Robert tells Mike that he can call him dad.

Jessica in the meantime, reminds us how powerful she is by making Robert Zane, who is a name partner at his firm, stop undermining Mike and treat him as an equal.

Louis is finally taking the right steps to earn Harvey’s trust, but will have to deal with the blackmail from Jack. Louis is now stuck in a dilemma, either help Jack, crossing Harvey again, or not help Jack and be exposed as the one that spread Harvey’s salary and potentially be fired.

“You ever take sides with Jack Soloff against me again, I will bury you.”
– Harvey Specter to Louis Litt

Anytime Costumes

Leave a Reply

Animation/Anime Interviews Animation/Anime News Animation/Anime Reviews Film/TV Interviews Film/TV News Film/TV Review
Paul Crowder and ‘Boss’ Wooldridge Talk ‘The Blue Angels’ Doc – Interview

Director, Paul Crowder and Flying Ace, Greg “Boss” Woolridge talk about...

Eric Bana Talks ‘Force of Nature: The Dry 2’ – Interview

Eric Bana Returns for the sequel to ‘The Dry‘ in ‘Force...

Letitia Wright’s Talks about her Latest Film ‘Aisha’ – Interview

Letitia Wright’s latest film, ‘Aisha‘, a story about immigration, resilience, friendship...

Event News Event Reviews
Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Takes You to A Whole New World at Segerstrom – Review

Disney’s Aladdin takes the audience on a thrilling chase and a wonderous place...

Dark Harbor Returns to Long Beach on The Queen Mary this Halloween

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Returns to Long Beach for the...

It’s Showtime! ‘Beetlejuice’ is a Hit at Segerstrom Center of the Arts – Review

It’s Showtime! ‘Beetlejuice‘ is a Hit at Segerstrom Center of the...

Automotives Football MMA, Kick Boxing & Boxing Professional Wrestling
Oscar De La Hoya Partners with El Rey for ‘Friday Night Fights’ – Interview

The Golden Boy himself chatted with us about Golden Boy Promotions...

Olympic Runner Colleen Quigley ‘On The Road to Paris’

Team USA Olympic Runner, Colleen Quigley is On The Road to...

Paralympian Swimmer Ahalya Lettenberger On The Road to Paris

Team USA Paralympian Swimmer, Ahalya Lettenberger is On The Road to...

Adult Continuity Comics on the Can Cultural Junk Drawer Future Comic Rock Stars Is That Racist? Revisiting the Reviled THAT'S NOT ROTTEN! The B-Reel The Cantina Scene This Week in Crowdfunding What the HELL Did I just...?
Fantoy Comics Presents: Harry Potter and the Pahrump Apocalypse – We’re DEMONS!

I'm sure it's just allergies. Cacti is notorious for pollen...

Fantoy Comics Presents: Harry Potter and the Pahrump Apocalypse part something: Hermione and the Mini-gun pt 2

Have a lead salad instead!

Fantoy Comics Presents – Harry Potter and the Pahrump Apocalypse part ?: Hermione and the mini-gun pt 1

It can't fire more than 6,000 per minute!

Music Interviews Music News Music Reviews
Joe Kwaczala Talks About His new Comedy Album ‘Funny Songs & Sketches’ – Interview

Joe Kwaczala Talks About His new Comedy Album ‘Funny Songs &...

Songwriter and Poet, Tamara Mechael Talks About Her Career in the Arts

First Generation Assyrian-Chaldean, Songwriter and Poet, Tamara Mechael Talks About Her...

Louden Swain Headlining Los Angeles Show at The Echo

Press Release – Louden Swain are headlining Los Angeles show at...

Enabled Gaming Gaming News Gaming Reviews
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Gameplay Trailer

The first Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League gameplay trailer was revealed during...

Wonder Woman Game
Wonder Woman Game Announced By DC and WB Games

Wonder Woman game will feature the iconic hero in a 3rd...

MultiVersus brings Batman, Arya Stark, Bugs Bunny, and More

MultiVersus is bringing Shaggy, Harley Quinn, Jake, Batman, Arya Stark, Bugs Bunny,...

Comic Creator Interviews Comic/Graphic Novel News Comic/Graphic Novel Reviews Manga News Manga Reviews Novel/Novella Author Interviews Novel/Novella News Novel/Novella Reviews
Gary Morgenstein Talks ‘A Dugout to Peace’ the Final Installment of his Trilogy

Gary Morgenstein Talks About ‘A Dugout to Peace‘ the final installment...

Chris Clews Is ‘Raised on the 80s’ and Shares Those Life Lessons

Chris Clews was ‘Raised on the 80s‘ and Shares Those Life...

Roye Okupe Brings Authentic African Representation to HBO Max and Cartoon Network

Nigerian-American, Roye Okupe brings authentic African representation to HBO Max and...

Apparel/Personal Maintenance News Apparel/Personal Maintenance Reviews Entertainment Product News Entertainment Product Reviews Food/Beverage Reviews Hardware News Hardware Reviews Mystery Box News Mystery Box Reviews
Harry Potter: Magic Caster Wand Demo

The new ‘Harry Potter: Magic Caster Wand‘ is ready to ship...

Chef Jen Peters and Matthew Clayton Bring us the ‘Good Flour’

Canadian Super Chef Jen Peters and Matthew Clayton Bring us the...

Pop Insider 2021 Holiday Gift Guide
Pop Insider 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

The Pop Insider 2021 Holiday Gift Guide is now available to help...

Gaming Uncensored Toon-In-Talk
Episode 38: Hamid Rahmanian

Join Whitney Grace as she speaks with artist Hamid Rahmanian, who...

No Preview
Toon-In Talk Episode 37: Niki Smith

Whitney Grace interviews graphic novel writer and artist Niki Smith about...

Toon-In Talk Episode 36: Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen takes some time from his busy voice acting schedule...