Originally posted by AreYaar
Originally posted by mordor
Did anyone watch the finale?!I liked it. I thought it was much better than some of the episodes this season.
They skipped a few scenes, but it was still quite decent. It was so much better than the mid season finale (High Noon). I felt sorry for Harvey towards the end though.
Gina Torres was terrific! I loved her!
I feel the finale could have been better even though yes it was better than the mid-season finale no doubt.
But I feel that by the end of it, this season of Suits became a mish-mash that didn't give much idea about where the story is heading...it's very confusing to watch the epis in some ways...it feels like a jumble of powerful scenes sometimes without any point.
Jessica was terrific, yes...but I dunno how I feel about watching such a humbled Harvey...somehow it just doesn't seem Harvey then...not saying he should forever continue being an arrogant prick but the WAY they went about humbling him here...and the last scene with Jessica was such a slap-down...somehow just didn't feel right.
And W*F were the last 4 minutes about? Mike tells Rachel the truth about him, she slaps him and suddenly they are ripping each other's clothes off and having wild sex?
...I was expecting some powerful storyline conclusion...instead the last 5 minutes were wasted in a lame sex scene to titillate the audiences...pathetic.
Things I did enjoy:
Darby being all Varys-like
...I was getting so much GoT deja vu seeing him maneuvering Harvey around...lol...and this show was quite an ode to British stuff...what with the whole announcing him in stuff.
The Scotty angle was just LAMEE...I myself couldn't figure out what to believe about her till the end and it just felt so blahh by the end...such lazy writing.
And what exactly is Donna trying to achieve? Playing cupid for Harvey and Scotty?
Mordor, I have to echo you exactly on the part in bold. I did in fact enjoy the episode for quite a few reasons and it was without a moment's doubt way better than the mid season finale - for one, they didn't try to "contrive" a heroic win for anyone. I guess the prime reason is that the battle was between Harvey and Jessica, than slimy Hardman vs the "good duo". They had to make one win and in neither case could they really make a hero out of the winner without letting down fans of the other. Which eventually, even without heroism, did happen. As you said Nur, watching such a drastically cut down and humbled Harvey was... a very ambivalent spot. And I daresay, I would have felt likewise, had Jessica lost, it's just not fair to make one choose between favorites. But to the credit of the finale's writing, at least, it was much better justified than mid season. Harvey was against a very strong pair, and it's interesting how the whole season barely referred to Mike's fraud scenario, only to bring it up as a trump card against Harvey at this point. Also, it was going to be the case of either Mike letting Harvey down, or Harvey letting Jessica down.
In Harvey's defense - I think Jessica does in fact have (as infinitesimal as it maybe) the "trust" issue as Hardman calls it. Not exactly trust, but this niggling latent thing back of her head about being on the toes with Harvey. I can't say I entirely overrule it. Not just that, if she can team up with Darby for a merger despite him using talks with other firms as back up, why is Harvey's use of any means to his end so offensive to her? She's sooner compromise on complete fair trade with an outsider, than Harvey...
Then again, in her defense, the point she makes about the rise in their position with the merger is VERY legit. Its what she told him once before, her priority is the firm, over all else. I do think she falls in her place as a mentor to Harvey this time though. She could have kept him IN THE LOOP, on her side, than pitting the whole thing so challengingly against him. The fact that Darby questions her authority of her own right hand is attributed to her failure to keep him RIGHT beside her through this all. Which again, brings me to Hardman's notion not being altogether false.
And at the same time, her manipulation of Mike causes Harvey to lose out on his right hand. It's the first spot to watch Harvey in - a mentor who fails him, and mentee who does too. The Scotie angle was lame, and I just wish they'd have given us more Donna Harvey substance instead, to make up for SOME support system that still works for Harvey. The pathetic irony was Mike claiming how he's lost it all in that last scene, when really, ALL the sympathies in this episode were bagged by Harvey. And I guess Suits is not really going to completely get over making TRPs with Mike's affairs. The last scene was such a desperate close to a finale that would otherwise have been quite above average. You can't honestly close a season in such bad taste, but knowing the Mike Rachel shippers, we might be in minority.
Also Nur, BIG BOLD WORD to what you said about how this season has had some extremely potential high strung scenes that have led to nothing. It has been my complain with the last 2 episodes in particular, in fact, just a tad less with the finale itself. In general, there have been too many instances that have left me wanting for a proper closure they never got. Can I put Louis on TOP of that list? Why do the creatives waste so much time coming up with versions of Louis's kindred spirits, honestly? Why not use that time to actually give CONSEQUENCE to his high scenes? He's just going to end up becoming that guy with a bark and no bite, honestly. They give him scenes with Harvey where he wants revenge against Hardman, or wants to back him against the merger, and then, nothing quite comes of it. Just empty claims. Disappoints me so much, since Louis is such a fave for me!
I wish I could love Jessica more in the finale, because she was fantastic, but like I said before, you can't put two faves to battle and expect a viewer to choose without guilty sympathy...
Oh and, I did like Darby quite a lot. Of course I also had a soft corner for the DA references I have to admit, I enjoyed his win over Harvey more than Jessica's - perhaps because they don't have history to interfere with their battle.