Posted: 16 August 2012 at 3:51pm | IP Logged
Anu, keep not reading
Originally posted by kabeeraspeaking
You know what occurred to me a few days ago and surprised me? Someone had posted a quote from that episode where they're defending the pharmaceutical company run by Jessica's ex-husband...and when she reveals to Harvey that she was married to this guy, he was surprised...he didn't know about it. That goes to show for how 'in' these people are on each other's personal lives...and that was so pronounced in Sucker Punch, where Jessica finds herself questioning Harvey in the mock trial about what exactly has him so 'damaged'...like I was saying to Mash, she took that line of questioning because she had a point to prove, it was premeditated, but the territory that they ended up treading on was very real...and her questions, even her curiosity about what made him like he is was very genuine. That puts such a spin on it because these people don't know that much about each other...in a way they're all so guarded, but yet they care and respect for each other on a very personal level in a professional world. That's a very interesting place to form such relationships in because they're really all based on work, but thread through to something deeper than that at times...
Another thing that I caught on to while rewatching the pilot a few days ago...I'd always thought that Harvey and Jessica met at the Pearson Hardman mailroom...but she says in one of her verbal lashings to him that he was a screw up, and she brought him up to the mailroom, then sponsored his education...that makes it even more interesting, na...because it makes me wonder where exactly and how they would have met...
@bold - very true. In fact, I never thought of it that way. I always thought that Jessica knew all about Harvey. In some ways, she does - she knew about his attachment to his father; knew about Donna, and about the DA. But these are things that I think Harvey was willing to share with her, and vice versa for him.
It's like how most people have a work 'family' - a 'husband', a 'mother' etc. You know SO much about these people in the working sphere, and bits and pieces of their personal lives. You have a kind of history together, where you've come up through the trenches. But ultimately, when it comes down to it, you know very little about them outside of work.
With someone like Harvey, whose life is
work, it's even more interesting that he stays so closed up and maintains such a facade. Nobody knows him, really. Donna probably knows him better than anyone (but then that's because she listens in on his convos
), but even with her there are areas that she cannot cross.
As for where Jessica & Harvey met - yes, I want to know too. If she found him worthy enough not only to mentor him but to put him through law school and basically foster him...where did they meet and what on earth did she see in him? Maybe he was part of one of her pro bono cases? She seems so strict about doing pro bono...
P.S. I really loved how they scripted that mock trial - on one level it was about saving Harvey and asking all the hard questions that Tanner would undoubtedly ask. On another level, each character had a hidden agenda, a thread in their questions and answers that ran deeper than the surface. Each history was picked at, each incident was remembered and coloured the trial.
Edited by psawyer - 16 August 2012 at 3:53pm