I’ve always wanted Suits to change up its status quo.
For six seasons now, the general makeup of this legal drama has never really been altered in any significant way. But now? It genuinely feels like change is in the air: Mike is in prison, and the firm has been deserted. Even better, the show’s creator has confirmed that Suits won’t be taking the easy way out by jumping forward in time to Mike’s release when season six begins. The prospect of seeing Mike trying to get accustomed to prison-life has me beyond pumped; well done show!
Sadly, while the end-result was very good, the rest of Suits‘ season finale often felt like a melodramatic mess. Maybe it’s because this shift should have happened years ago, but watching Mike navigate his secret and its various repercussions has gotten extremely repetitive at this point. It doesn’t help that every conversation he has with Rachel seems to end with her bawling her eyes out (seriously writers, give the poor girl something to do). Nevertheless, it was still moving to see Harvey be there for him after that flop of a wedding, further solidifying the duo as the show’s core dynamic.
My hope is that season six sees the show in a new setting, with Jessica, Louis and Harvey striking out on their own and getting a fresh start. It’s about time Suits got a change of scenery – one that can reinvigorate the show and help it explore new ground.
– Katrina is back. Yay! (sense the sarcasm).
– Rachel’s one badass moment: facing off with her dad.
– Loving Mike lashing out and beating up Harvey before finally crying on the floor.
– Jessica had several sweet moments in the finale: watching over her minions peacefully, and then apologizing to Robert and telling him to be at his daughter’s wedding. In other news, Gina Torres has been cast as the lead in a new ABC show, so there’s a possibility she might not be in Suits for long. Uh oh (but I can’t say I’m not happy to see her achieve even greater success).
– Anita Gibbs was a good villain for the show overall, but she kind of lost her bite in these last two hours.
– Was anyone else distracted by Jessica’s coat with the pom poms?
– Something about Harvey dropping Mike off at prison in his Lexus just made the whole thing kind of ridiculous.
Mike: They think I’m taking away your future.
Rachel: You are my future.
Harvey: I never thought in a million years I’d meet someone dumb enough to be willing to go to prison for me.
Mike: I mean, Donna always said you were looking for another you. I guess you found one.
While it wasn’t a perfect season finale, 25th Hour laid down the groundwork for a different and hopefully fantastic season six.