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'Suits' fan recap: Deal or no deal?

Season 6 | Episode 4 | “Turn” | Aired Aug 3, 2016

We are four episodes into season 6, and for this Suits fan, I’m beginning to feel the weight of a storyline that no longer pops with the give and take of Mike Ross and Harvey Specter’s witty banter. I understand that Mike is in federal prison and life isn’t going to be butterflies and rainbows, but when I heard that there may be a way for my favorite fake lawyer to break free from the joint, I felt a rush of excitement.

I prefer my Mike Ross using his eidetic memory skills at Pearson Spector Litt and reciting iconic movie quotes with Harvey. Sadly, I anticipate that he isn’t going to be returning anytime soon. Prison Mike will have to use his crafty, darker side in order to make it out alive. He’ll need a new sidekick. It’s a good thing he has his a cool cellmate, Kevin, to watch his back.

Unfortunately, a visit from Harvey brings some sticky news. Sean Cahill, our federal prosecutor friend, was able to cut a deal. He can get Mike out, free as a bird, as long as he informs on Kevin. Mike wants to know what Kevin did, and Harvey is upset. Who cares what he did??? Gallo is literally trying to kill Mike and this is his way out. TAKE THE DEAL.

Mike refuses. Kevin is the only guy on the inside he trusts. They don’t know if Cahill’s plan will work. Even if he gets his life back, it won’t look the same. Harvey returns to his office to try and think of a new plan. Cahill is there. Harvey asks for more time to convince Mike that he has to take this deal. Cahill gives him 48 hours. If Mike doesn’t agree, he’s moving forward and leaving Mike behind to sleep with one eye open for the next two years.

While Harvey wrangles Prison Mike, Jessica and Louis manage the new team of traders who have slowly taken over the office with their chach-like ways. Louis wants to reconfigure the space so he never has to see their smug faces again. He falls head over heels for the talented architect in the process. It’s weird and wonderful at the same time.

Jessica, on the other hand, has bigger fish to fry. When she learns that fearless trading leader Stu has been wheeling and dealing with her shares of Nathan Burn’s company, she comes unglued. Stu offers to buy back the stock if Jessica goes to dinner with him. Clearly, Stu is a moron. Jessica calls a few of her peeps and watches as the bottom drops out from one of Stu’s other major clients. He quickly offers to buy back Jessica’s stock. Then he hires her as his lawyer. Not as dumb as he looks, folks.

Mike calls Rachel and is comforted to hear that she is working on a death row case for her professor. Although she feels guilty that the work takes over her thoughts, when she feels like she should be worrying about Mike, her fiancé gives her complete authority to power through to find a way to save this guy’s life. Then he asks her to transfer him to Donna. He tells the fiery red head to give Harvey a message: He’s not taking the deal.

When Donna breaks the news to Harvey, he goes ballistic. There’s only one person in the world who can change Mike’s mind. He wants to tell Rachel the truth. Donna warns him that if he tells Rachel the truth, she will never forgive Mike for passing up an opportunity to get out of jail. Mike’s loyalty is the reason that he’s in prison. (Maybe not THE reason, but it certainly sealed the deal.) There has to be another way.

Harvey goes back to Cahill, asking him to get into a room with Mike so he can explain why Kevin is in jail. Mike has a bleeding heart, and he needs to feel like he’s helping innocent victims. Cahill explains that he can’t just waltz into a federal prison. Harvey smiles. He has a plan. (P.S.: Cahill isn’t going to like it.)

We find Mike and Kevin on the basketball court shooting hoops. Suddenly, Mike falls to the ground clutching his stomach. He whispers, “Call Harvey” right before he loses consciousness. Harvey busts through the prison, screaming accusations at Gallo. He questions Kevin, “Did Gallo touch Mike’s food?” That would be a big fat “YES.” Harvey spies Gallo and threatens him. Guards hold both men back from punching each other.

Mike wakes up in Harvey’s car. He explains that Mike was drugged. BY HARVEY. Cahill got the warden and the prison doctor to put something in his food. They needed a cover to get him out. This is the only way he could convince Mike to take the deal. Mike refuses to speak to Cahill and is utterly surprised when Harvey drops him off at his own house. He has six hours. Is he going to waste another minute not in Rachel’s arms?

Mike knocks on his own door and when it opens, he falls into Rachel. She’s dumbfounded, but goes with the flow. Questions later.

Across town, Cahill storms into Harvey’s office. He’s furious that Harvey never delivered Mike. Donna explains that Harvey is trying a different tactic. Cahill isn’t having it. He storms out, headed straight to Mike’s house so that he can tell Rachel the truth, once and for all.

Too bad, so sad, Cahill. Mike already told Rachel the truth. He’s taking the deal. It’s time to make a plan and figure out our next moves. Step one? Throw roommate under the bus. Step two? Try not to get a shiv in the side during the process.

Suits airs Wednesdays at 9/8C on USA.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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