List of Suits episodes
Suits is a USA Network drama which premiered on June 23, 2011. The series stars Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams as two lawyers at a high-profile New York law firm. Macht stars as Harvey Specter, one of New York City's top attorneys and Adams portrays Mike Ross, whom Harvey chooses as his associate. Mike's great secret, originally known only to Harvey, is that he never attended Harvard Law School as he claims. Instead he relies on his eidetic memory and his natural intelligence to help win cases.
|Seasons||Episodes||Originally aired||DVD release date|
|Season premiere||Season finale||Region 1||Region 2||Region 3|
|1||12||June 23, 2011||September 8, 2011||May 1, 2012||April 30, 2012||June 7, 2012|
|2||16||June 14, 2012||February 21, 2013||May 28, 2013||May 13, 2013||N/A|
|3||16||July 16, 2013||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Season 1 (2011)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|1||1||"Pilot"||Kevin Bray||Aaron Korsh||June 23, 2011||S101-75||4.64|
|After Harvey Specter, New York City's best closer, finally achieves his goal of becoming a senior partner at Pearson Hardman, he discovers he must hire a new associate from Harvard Law School. Mike stumbles into the interviews when he discovers his drug delivery is a sting operation. Even though Mike never attended law school, Harvey is impressed enough with Mike, (and disgusted enough with the other applicants) to hire him. To keep his promotion, Harvey must personally handle a pro bono case, in which a woman (Dagmara Dominczyk) claims her boss sexually harassed her. Instead, he assigns it to Mike.|
|2||2||"Errors and Omissions"||John Scott||Sean Jablonski||June 30, 2011||S102||3.89|
|A judge (Currie Graham) insists that Harvey had an affair with his wife (Nazanin Boniadi) and refuses to fairly judge Harvey's cases. Meanwhile, Louis reveals that Mike failed his drug test and blackmails him into smoking marijuana to win over a prestigious client.|
|3||3||"Inside Track"||Kevin Bray||Aaron Korsh||July 7, 2011||S103||4.53|
|When the new CEO of a motor company wants to move production overseas, Harvey and Mike try to find a loophole to oust him and persuade one of the company's most loyal employees (Titus Welliver) to take the job of CEO. Meanwhile, Mike makes preparations for the Rookie Dinner and tries to convince his friend Trevor (Tom Lipinski) to stop dealing marijuana.|
|4||4||"Dirty Little Secrets"||Dennie Gordon||Jon Cowan||July 14, 2011||S104||4.38|
|Harvey defends Jessica's ex-husband (Russell Hornsby) from allegations that his ALS medication is shortening lives as opposed to lengthening them. Meanwhile, Mike is assigned his first solo case, and his secret is almost discovered.|
|5||5||"Bail Out"||Kate Woods||Ethan Drogin||July 21, 2011||S105||4.38|
|Harvey must choose between closing a lucrative deal and helping his trusted driver (Anand Rajaram) defend against a lawsuit. Meanwhile, Trevor has given up dealing drugs and needs Mike to help him restart his life and escape his past.|
|6||6||"Tricks of the Trade"||Terry McDonough||Rick Muirragui||July 28, 2011||S106||4.44|
|Mike and Harvey work together to defend a woman (Jenny Mollen), who they believe has been falsely accused of insider trading. Mike helps Rachel study for the LSAT, but he struggles to hide the fact that he used to take the LSAT for others.|
|7||7||"Play the Man"||Tim Matheson||Erica Lipez||August 4, 2011||S107||4.03|
|Abigail Spencer as Dana "Scottie" Scott.|
|8||8||"Identity Crisis"||Norberto Barba||Ethan Drogin||August 11, 2011||S108||3.96|
|The daughter (Amanda Crew) of a businessman (James Morrison) threatens to reveal Mike's secret unless he and the firm drop the case they have against her, while Harvey tries to fix problems Louis has made for the firm.|
|9||9||"Undefeated"||Felix Alcala||Rick Muirragui||August 18, 2011||S109||4.45|
Harvey must decide whether to break his ethical code in order to defeat shady lawyer Travis Tanner (Eric Close). Meanwhile, Rachel is accused of treason against Pearson Hardman and is defended by Mike.Note: First Apperance of Eric Close as Travis Tanner
|10||10||"The Shelf Life"||Jennifer Getzinger||Sean Jablonski||August 25, 2011||S110||3.82|
|Mike and Harvey have to fire a man (John Billingsley) who has been working for nine years with a fake diploma. Mike identifies with this man and defends him, revealing a conspiracy. Mike and Rachel struggle with their feelings for each other while Louis creates a rift in Mike's relationship with Jenny Griffith (Vanessa Ray).|
|11||11||"Rules of the Game"||Mike Smith||Jon Cowan||September 1, 2011||S111||3.96|
Harvey's former mentor and current District Attorney, Cameron Dennis (Gary Cole), turns to his protégé when his office is being investigated for burying evidence. Meanwhile, Mike and Louis try to settle a mogul's estate in the midst of family clashes, and Jenny worries that Mike is hiding something.Note: First Apperance of Gary Cole as Cameron Dennis
|12||12||"Dogfight"||Kevin Bray||Aaron Korsh||September 8, 2011||S112||3.47|
|Harvey tries to correct a past mistake by freeing an innocent man. However, the new district attorney (Chi McBride) seems more focused on preserving the system than seeking justice. Elsewhere, Trevor returns and seeks help from Mike, but finds out about his relationship with Jenny and decides to tell Jessica the truth about Mike.|
Season 2 (2012–13)
On August 11, 2011, it was announced that Suits was renewed for a second season of 16 episodes. David Costabile has a recurring role as Daniel Hardman, former managing partner and co-founder partner in the firm before Jessica became managing partner, but who has been inactive for the last five years. The season, which began airing on June 14, 2012, featured Margo Martindale in one episode as a nurse union head who opposes Harvey. Scott Grimes appeared in the sixth episode as an entrepreneur who enjoys high-stakes gambling. Matthew Glave appeared in the same episode as an attorney, while Peter Outerbridge appeared as one of Harvey's old friends. Gabriel Macht's real-life wife, actress Jacinda Barrett, appears in the episodes "Sucker Punch" and "Rewind," playing an old colleague with whom Harvey has had a stormy past. Elisabeth Hower appeared in the August 23 summer finale "High Noon" as Mike's childhood friend and new love interest, Tess. Jon Foster played Trent Devon, a "social media wunderkind" who suddenly decides to not let his company go public. Amanda Schull portrayed Katrina Bennett, an ambitious fifth-year associate and a former ADA, in multiple episodes. Conleth Hill is introduced as Edward Darby, managing partner of a British law firm looking to merge with Pearson Hardman. Adam Godley guests in the season finale as Nigel, the "British Louis", an employee who fulfills a similar role to Louis at Darby's firm.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|13||1||"She Knows"||Michael Smith||Aaron Korsh||June 14, 2012||S201||3.47|
Mike is trusted to close a major lawsuit. Harvey must decide whether or not to keep Mike on staff after Jessica reveals that she knows Mike's secret. Meanwhile, the firm's co-founder Daniel Hardman (David Costabile) returns after a five-year absence a self-professed "changed man" following the death of his wife.Note: First Apperance of David Costabile as Daniel Hardman
|14||2||"The Choice"||Kevin Bray||Jon Cowan||June 21, 2012||S202||3.80|
|Mike confronts Rachel about the cell phone message she left him, while Jessica approaches Harvey looking for support for herself regarding Daniel Hardman's impending return. Harvey then goes to a junior partner, Paul Porter (Michael Cristofer), to provide assistance in a bankruptcy case with the hope of winning over Porter's department to Jessica's side. But Harvey ultimately goes against Porter's and Jessica's instructions, angering both, in order to win the case his own way. Meanwhile, Louis is "seduced" by gifts and promises from Hardman.|
|15||3||"Meet the New Boss"||Michael Smith||Erica Lipez||June 28, 2012||S203||3.88|
Harvey and Daniel start a feud while carrying out different plans of attack representing a hospital against nurse union head Nell (Margo Martindale), and Mike is caught in the middle of it. When Jessica informs Louis that a trade publication has listed Pearson Hardman next-to-last in a survey about associates' quality of life, he is assigned a consultant from Harvard Law named Sheila (Rachael Harris), who appears to be Louis's female equivalent. Meanwhile, Donna takes Rachel to a bar and convinces her to complete an online profile to move on from Mike. But when Mike helps Rachel with her bio, it sends her back to him and convinces her even more that Mike has a secret he's not sharing. Rachel is seen taking the LSATs. Harvey tells Mike the story behind Hardman's past.Note: First Apperance of Rachael Harris as Sheila Sazs
|16||4||"Discovery"||Kevin Bray||Daniel Arkin||July 12, 2012||S204||3.70|
|Travis Tanner is back in town, and has his sights set firmly on Harvey. His accusations that Pearson Hardman withheld evidence in a case where they represented Coastal Motors motivate Jessica and Harvey to be less than transparent with Hardman. Donna is shocked to discover that she actually received and signed for the damning document. Meanwhile, Louis and Mike find common ground in a case where they defend a bottled water giant, but Louis’ paranoia might derail a budding friendship and his own standing at the firm.|
|17||5||"Break Point"||Christopher Misiano||Ethan Drogin||July 19, 2012||S205||3.72|
|Harvey feels undermined when Jessica makes him second chair to Allison Holt (Diane Neal) on a lawsuit that could make or break the firm — and his back-seat driving might have far-reaching consequences. Mike represents a tennis prodigy (Julian Alcaraz) who wants to be emancipated from his coach-father (Conrad Dunn), who opposes the 16-year-old turning pro. Donna deals with the fallout from the Coastal Motors case and is fired when she panics and destroys the document.|
|18||6||"All In"||John Scott||Karla Nappi||July 26, 2012||S206||3.89|
|While in Atlantic City, Harvey and Mike decide to pursue an unjust case of a man who gambled away his company, due to Harvey's history with the client, Keith Hoyt (Peter Outerbridge). Meanwhile, Louis and Rachel work together to protect an admired institution, and Jessica struggles as she tries to defend the firm.|
|19||7||"Sucker Punch"||Adam Davidson||Genevieve Sparling||August 2, 2012||S207||3.41|
The pending lawsuit against the firm sees Harvey turning to Zoe Lawford (Jacinda Barrett), an old colleague with whom he has a past, for assistance in proving Pearson Hardman’s case. Zoe has the team prepare a mock trial as a warm-up for the real thing, and Louis is asked to take the role of Travis Tanner. Harvey asks Donna to testify that she destroyed the Coastal Motors memo, but she has retained a lawyer of her own and plans to plead the Fifth.Note: First Appearance of Jacinda Barrett as Zoe Lawford
|20||8||"Rewind"||Felix Alcala||Rick Muirragui||August 9, 2012||S208||3.42|
|Harvey and Mike look back five years into their pasts to see how it affects them today. The episode reveals Harvey's rise from senior associate to junior partner very shortly after his father's death, Mike's initial motivation for getting into the illegal LSAT test-proxy business, details surrounding Hardman's original dismissal from the firm, and a person of interest surrounding that dismissal who can help Jessica battle Hardman for managing control in the present day.|
|21||9||"Asterisk"||Jennifer Getzinger||Justin Peacock||August 16, 2012||S209||4.00|
When Louis is promoted to senior partner and has the deciding vote in the firm's future, Harvey must convince him to support Jessica. After Louis discovers that Hardman intended to make him the fall guy for his embezzlement schemes five years ago, Hardman admits his indiscretion, then tries to convince Louis that he is "not that person" anymore. Meanwhile, Harvey defends a brash sportscaster (Jeff B. Davis) who accuses a star baseball player of using performance-enhancing drugs, with no apparent evidence to back up his claims. Donna returns to the firm. Rachel learns that she did well on the LSAT. Mike decides to use his end-of-year bonus to buy an apartment for his grandmother in Manhattan. While waiting at the apartment for his grandmother so he can surprise her with it, Rachel arrives and informs Mike that his grandmother died.Note: Final Apperance of Rebecca Schull as Edith Ross
|22||10||"High Noon"||Kevin Bray||Erica Lipez||August 23, 2012||S210||4.48|
|Hardman wins the partners' vote, including the vote from Louis, and replaces Jessica as managing partner. He and Louis begin making Harvey's and Mike's work lives miserable. Harvey smokes marijuana with Mike, and when Louis observes Harvey high, he has Hardman order him to take a drug test. Harvey refuses and a partners meeting is held to determine if he will be fired. At that meeting, Harvey and Mike reveal evidence (not all valid) of Hardman's past treachery, including his setting up Donna, Harvey and ultimately Jessica for the fall in the Coastal Motors case, and it is Hardman who is fired. Mike meets his childhood friend Tess (Elisabeth Hower) at his grandmother's funeral, where Tess and Rachel support him in making a speech. Mike wants to act on the mutual attraction between him and Rachel, but she asks him to wait. Rachel then changes her mind and goes to Mike's apartment, only to discover him in bed with Tess.|
|23||11||"Blind-Sided"||David Platt||Ethan Drogin||January 17, 2013||S211||3.57|
Mike is still having sex and getting high with Tess, even after the interruption from Rachel. Mike is then assigned a case of a young man named Liam (Reiley McClendon) who was involved in a hit and run while driving home from a party. The memory of his own parents being killed by a drunk driver compromises Mike's ability to act in the best interest of his client. Harvey wants to celebrate Hardman's dismissal with his old colleague Zoe Lawford, but he finds that Zoe's brother has just dropped off his daughter, Olivia, on short notice. Meanwhile, Louis meets with Sheila (Rachael Harris), who already knows that he made senior partner and appears to be turned on by that fact. Louis asks for Sheila's help in landing a top-notch new associate from Harvard named Maria (Aarti Mann), but it's all for naught when Jessica makes up a "hiring freeze". Louis thinks it's a punishment, but Jessica did it to prevent him from hiring someone who could inadvertently reveal Mike's Harvard secret.Note: First Apperance of Amanda Schull as Katrina Bennett
|24||12||"Blood in the Water"||Roger Kumble||Genevieve Sparling||January 24, 2013||S212||3.75|
|Harvey is suspicious when a client, Trent Devon (Jon Foster), suddenly decides to not let his company go public, while also expressing reservations about retaining Pearson Hardman. Allison Holt, who is working for the rival firm Bratton-Gould, makes a professional attack on Pearson Hardman, and begins to lure away the firm's best associates. Louis has to face Harvey's wrath for his previous actions when he voted for Hardman. Louis takes his frustrations out on Harold, and when the firm loses a client on a case assigned to Harold, Louis fires him in front of everyone. Louis then considers leaving Pearson Hardman altogether, and meets with Allison.|
|25||13||"Zane vs. Zane"||Nicole Kassell||Rick Muirragui||January 31, 2013||S213||3.36|
A settlement that Harvey had negotiated is in jeopardy of falling apart, as high-profile lawyer Robert Zane (Wendell Pierce) steps in as opposing counsel and drastically reduces the settlement offer. Robert Zane is Rachel's father, and Harvey attempts to gain leverage from Rachel and Robert's contentious relationship by adding Rachel to the case as a paralegal. Meanwhile, Louis engages in an escalating prank war with Katrina Bennett (Amanda Schull), Harvey's newly hired senior associate.Note: First Apperance of Wendell Pierce as Robert Zane
|26||14||"He's Back"||Kevin Bray||Daniel Arkin||February 7, 2013||S214||3.07|
|Daniel Hardman returns, bringing a sexual harassment lawsuit against Pearson Hardman on behalf of a former employee. Harvey and Jessica are tactically limited because of a non-disclosure agreement that Jessica had signed when Hardman left. Mike attempts to convince the former employee to settle so that the firm can focus on the Folsom Foods litigation.|
|27||15||"Normandy"||Terry McDonough||Jon Cowan||February 14, 2013||S215||2.90|
Battling too many cases on depleted resources, Pearson Hardman takes an "all in" approach on one location, while mulling over a deal to merge with a British firm that employs one of Harvey's old flames, Dana "Scottie" Scott (Abigail Spencer). Mike develops a less than desirable working relationship with Katrina. Meanwhile, Rachel finds out if she was accepted into the next Harvard Law class or not.Note: First Apperance of Conleth Hill as Edward Darby
|28||16||"War"||John Scott||Aaron Korsh||February 21, 2013||S216||3.20|
A British firm headed by Edward Darby (Conleth Hill) decides to sneak in with a tempting offer for Jessica's firm, clashing with Harvey's plans for the future and Jessica's own vision, and leaving them both to make up their minds on what direction to take with their careers. Louis meets his match in the form of Darby's quartermaster, Nigel (Adam Godley), as the two try to find a way to keep both of their jobs viable in the new combined firm. Harvey makes a wager with Edward, which would stop the merger should Harvey win, on a case that is later handed over to Mike. However, Jessica threatens Mike with exposing his secret if he wins the case. Mike loses the case and faces Harvey's wrath for his disloyalty. Mike finally tells Rachel that he never went to Harvard Law, then ends up having sex with her.Note: First Apperance of Adam Godley as Nigel Nesbitt
Season 3 (2013)
On October 12, 2012, USA Network renewed Suits for a third season, to consist of 16 episodes. Season 3 premiered on July 16, 2013. Michelle Fairley guest stars in multiple episodes as oil executive Dr. Ava Hessington, a high profile client for the new Pearson Darby firm whose father has a past with Darby. Gary Cole reprises his Season 1 role as former Manhattan DA Cameron Dennis, now assigned as a special prosecutor in the Hessington case. Max Beesley is introduced as recurring character Stephen Huntley, Darby's right hand man from the London office, who is considered the British Harvey.  The season's tenth episode served as the summer finale on September 17, 2013, with the remaining six episodes slated to begin airing in early 2014 after the Sochi Winter Olympics. Swimmer Michael Phelps is confirmed to make a cameo appearance in the second half of the season.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|29||1||"The Arrangement"||Christopher Misiano||Aaron Korsh||July 16, 2013||S301||2.93|
The merger complete, Jessica's new partnership with Darby is tested when he assigns Harvey a high-profile client, an oil executive named Dr. Ava Hessington (Michelle Fairley), who has a deeper past with Darby than originally thought. Ava faces the loss of her freedom, if Harvey can't produce a win for her case. Mike works to reconcile with Harvey, while also trying to manage the fallout from his revelation to Rachel. After telling her "everything", they end up happily in bed together. Meanwhile, Louis convinces Darby to give him quartermaster responsibilities at the firm over his rival, Nigel, but the move backfires when Nigel is put in charge of the associates over Louis.Note: First Apperance of Michelle Fairley as Ava Hessington
|30||2||"I Want You to Want Me"||Roger Kumble||Jon Cowan||July 23, 2013||S302||2.88|
|After being told by Jessica that he can have his pick of the Pearson Darby associates, Louis asks Mike to help him on a seemingly unwinnable eminent domain case. He offers Mike a mentor-mentee partnership in which they treat each other as equals, while Harvey continues to assure Mike that the two of them are "through". Harvey is charged with keeping Dr. Ava Hessington out of jail, but the case is complicated by his former mentor -- the special prosecuting attorney and disgraced former DA of Manhattan, Cameron Dennis. When Harvey discovers that Cameron is making a deal with Ava's protege Nick, he reluctantly teams up with Jessica in a different plan of attack. The case is eventually settled out of court with Ava keeping her company and staying out of jail, though Harvey is not entirely pleased with the settlement. Meanwhile Donna and Rachel try to help Harvey and Mike make amends. In the end, Harvey and Mike reconcile, leaving Louis behind.|
|31||3||"Unfinished Business"||Anton Cropper||Ethan Drogin||July 30, 2013||S303||2.47|
After having plead guilty to bribery, Ava Hessington gets arrested because Cameron Dennis now wants to link her to the murders of six protestors committed by the foreign colonel she bribed. Harvey and Mike finally get her out by letting the witnesses sue them, but both men think that she really ordered these murders. During the case, Harvey meets Darby's "fixer", Stephen Huntley. While Harvey is tied up with Ava's personal case, he asks Louis to represent Ava's company, Hessington Oil, amidst a potential hostile takeover. Katrina Bennett wants to work the case with Louis, but refuses to be his personal associate so he rejects her. She then tries to work for Harvey, but is stopped and put in her place by Mike and Donna. Afterward, she sends everybody in the firm a prank video of Mike, trying to annoy him and get closer to Louis. She then is chewed out by Harvey, after which Louis lets her work on his case after all. Meanwhile, Donna forgives Mike and Rachel, and Mike and Rachel discuss being boyfriend and girlfriend. Huntley pursues Donna romantically, while Harvey lets Mike in on his plan to unseat Jessica as managing partner.Note: First Apperance of Max Beesley as Stephen Huntley
|32||4||"Conflict of Interest"||Michael Smith||Daniel Arkin||August 6, 2013||S304||2.99|
|The cases of Harvey (Ava Hessington's murder trial) and Louis (the takeover battle for Hessington Oil) continue. While Jessica, Louis and Katrina want Ava to resign as CEO/President of Hessington Oil, Darby, Harvey and Mike don't. Katrina and Mike work together to find a way to prevent the Gianapolis Holdings takeover. Together, they discover that since Tony Gianapolis has other holdings which are regulated by the FTC, a takeover of Hessington Oil would put them in violation of anti-trust laws. Using this information, Louis confronts Gianapolis' employee who laughs at Louis, saying they as Wharton investment bankers are smarter than any lawyers. He notes that Gianapolis is having dinner with his "old friend", the FTC commissioner. Having failed to stop Gianapolis, Louis offers to be Jessica's "black swan" and do her dirty work for her by convincing the Hessington Oil board to fire Ava, given that so many figure her to be guilty of the murders, and retain Pearson Darby as their legal counsel. During a mock deposition, Mike and Harvey become convinced that Ava is innocent. She says that she paid $100 million more in bribe money to prevent innocent people from being harmed, and to help relocate those who would lose their homes and livestock. The conflicts between Jessica and both Harvey and Darby heat up when she prevents Louis from going to the board, thus sealing Ava's fate as the board fires her. Meanwhile, Donna and Stephen agree to have a date and "an arrangement" to "satisfy his needs" while he is in New York. He gets tickets to see Daniel Day-Lewis in Macbeth, then tells Donna he has arranged dinner with Daniel after the show, causing her to instead take Stephen somewhere more private. She attempts to tell Harvey about this the next day, but the timing isn't right. Mike and Rachel proclaim their love for each other, shortly after Mike and Katrina agree to a truce.|
|33||5||"Shadow of a Doubt"||Felix Alcala||Genevieve Sparling||August 13, 2013||S305||2.79|
|Stephen assures Harvey that, despite Ava losing her company, winning Ava's murder trial is enough to get Harvey a shot at unseating Jessica as managing partner. Harvey figures his best chance at winning is to get the murder charge dismissed, but Cameron Dennis and the judge want to proceed with a trial. Harvey and Stephen then confront Tony Gianapolis (Rob Stewart) with a threat to tie up his businesses in England with court cases unless he testifies that Dennis colluded with him to get Ava unseated, but Gianapolis isn't scared away. Stephen then goes behind Harvey's back and threatens Gianapolis' daughter with a lawsuit, thus causing an angry Gianapolis to start dumping shares of Hessington Oil and depleting the company's value. Harvey approaches Jessica for help, and they plan to have Gianapolis Holdings buy Hessington Oil but reinstate Ava as CEO, in exchange for Gianapolis testifying that Dennis left him alone in a room with a damning tape of Ava for him to view. Despite the new evidence, Dennis refuses to call off the murder trial even though he figures his chances of winning are down to about 20%. Elsewhere, Donna and Stephen escalate their romance, but she gets angry with him when he references their relationship in an argument with Harvey. Louis confronts Nigel over his handling of the associates, while Mike and Rachel work on a case to get $30 million returned by an accountant who embezzled it from a client. Mike later gets angry with Rachel when he finds out from her father that she has applied to attend law school at Stanford. The episode concludes with Jessica telling Harvey her plans to add him as a named partner in the New York office, but he questions her motives.|
|34||6||"The Other Time"||John S. Scott||Rick Muirragui||August 20, 2013||S306||2.76|
|In a flashback to ten years ago, Harvey resigns from the DA's office (on the advice of his father and Donna) rather than be complicit in Cameron's ethical violation. Taking Donna with him, he goes to work for Jessica, who with Hardman has just taken control of the firm in an overnight coup. Harvey and Donna have a tryst during the brief period she is not working for him, and they agree to conceal this thereafter. At the same time, college senior Mike receives an acceptance letter to Harvard Law school, but later sells answers to a math exam in order to repay a drug debt for his roommate Trevor. When Trevor is caught, Mike confesses, thinking the punishment will be light. It turns out the recipient of the exam answers was the dean's daughter, so the dean expels Mike from college and notifies Harvard Law of the transgressions. In the present, Harvey tells Jessica about his own coup deal with Darby and says he no longer wants the managing partnership, but Jessica rebuffs him. Harvey admits to Donna that he is bothered by her current fling with Stephen. Mike welcomes Rachel back from her Stanford interview, and promises to support her in whatever she chooses. Harvey and Mike call a bluff by Cameron and believe they have won acquittal for Ava. But Cameron still intends to go to trial since he now has the colonel as a witness, saying that Stephen "led me right to him."|
|35||7||"She's Mine"||Anton Cropper||Paul Redford||August 27, 2013||S307||2.79|
|Ava's defense is now in disarray in part because she concealed a phone call from Colonel Moriga, who is now available for questioning and maintains that Ava paid him for the murders. Jessica takes charge of the case and (against Harvey's advice) pursues the theory that Nick gave the fatal orders. Mike visits Cameron in his office, ostensibly to pursue a plea deal but actually to memorize documents to find out what Cameron has on Nick. Stephen continues to meddle in the case, and after Donna determines from the copier counter that he hid seven pages of Moriga's testimony, she breaks off their arrangement. Mike determines that Stephen was on a rugby team with the Colonel 20 years ago and personally paid him the bribe money while giving the orders for murders, without the knowledge of either Ava or Nick. Harvey beats up Stephen in the men's room. Meanwhile, Louis is reluctant to return his feline house guest to Nigel, who has returned early from Hong Kong. He challenges Nigel for custody of the cat in a mock trial before the associates, with Rachel as his "attorney". Nigel has a trick up his sleeve, bringing Harold to the mock trial to testify against Louis, but it backfires, resulting in Louis being awarded custody. On Rachel's urging, Louis accepts Nigel's offer to return supervision of the associates to Louis in exchange for the cat. A grateful Louis then informs Rachel that she has been admitted to Columbia Law School.|
|36||8||"Endgame"||Michael Smith||Justin Peacock||September 3, 2013||S308||3.52|
|Jessica and Harvey confront Darby with the fact that Stephen ordered the murders, and Darby admits he found out after the fact and did nothing, for fear it would harm Ava. They get him to fire Stephen, but what he is honestly able to testify cannot prove Stephen's guilt. When Harvey calls Stephen to the stand, he fails to convince Cameron of Stephen's guilt and reduces Ava's chances still further. Harvey appeals to Cameron's desire for justice as well as victory, having Mike bring in Clifford (an innocent man that Cameron once convicted for murder). Darby advises Jessica to put aside her anger, and she does, reconciling with Harvey and working with him on an ultimate solution to Ava's problem. Darby agrees to plead to obstruction of justice (getting five years' probation) and testify against Stephen. Cameron takes the surer conviction and drops charges against Ava, while Donna watches Stephen get arrested for murder. At the last moment, Darby discovers that with his probation he also loses his license to practice law in the US, therefore allowing Jessica to push for a dissolution of the merger. Back at the office, the now cat-less Louis lashes out against the associates, then goes to Harold's office to berate him about his testimony in the mock trial. Louis and Harold enter an escalating battle of legal action and intimidation, and Rachel confronts Louis over the depth of his resentment. He explains that his failure to train Harold reminds him of his own failure and the bullying he suffered. Rachel offers that Louis has bullied Harold in the same way. When Harold finally concedes the battle, Louis instead agrees to a compromise that will make Harold look good, swearing Rachel to secrecy about this unusual mercy.|
|37||9||"Bad Faith"||Christopher Misiano||Ethan Drogin||September 10, 2013||S309||2.95|
|Work begins on the dissolution of the Pearson Darby Specter firm. Louis convinces Jessica to let him handle the negotiations, on the grounds that Jessica and Harvey would be too emotionally involved. This move backfires when Darby appoints Nigel to negotiate with Louis, as Nigel (provoked by Louis' lack of affection for the cat) shuts the door on Harvey and Jessica's plan to defeat Darby. Meanwhile, Mike asks Rachel to move in with him (to the apartment he acquired for his late grandmother), but the two begin to fight over each other's irritants. Louis and Katrina have a plan to increase the firm's business with Gianapoulos Holdings, which would increase their side's share of the settlement with Darby. Gianapoulos' aide is impressed with Louis' financial wits, but tells him he lacks the stature to have the proposal considered. Harvey sends Mike to ask Robert Zane to pay the Folsom Foods settlement immediately in return for a discount. Zane refuses until Mike invokes his relationship with Rachel; Zane is amused and impressed with Mike's chutzpah but Rachel is enraged when she learns of it. She tells Mike that she has been admitted to Stanford. Darby appoints Scottie as his new negotiator, with the promise of a named partnership if she wins. She pleads with Harvey to exclude the Folsom Foods settlement from the negotiations, mentioning how she helped him with the Hessington Oil case and their feelings for each other, and promising that she will not go after more money for Darby. Harvey convinces Jessica to agree to this, arguing that the whole firm will suffer from having Darby as an enemy. Soon after, it is revealed that Hessington Oil has fired the firm, and Harvey is enraged, believing that Scottie played him. Encouraged by Katrina, Louis shows his plan that was rejected by Gianapoulos' aide to Harvey, and asks him to present it. Harvey, still furious over Scottie's apparent manipulation, compliments Louis before taking him along to meet with Gianapoulos, who agrees to move his business toward the Pearson Specter side of the firm. But Harvey then learns the Hessington Oil firing was in fact the work of Ava alone, as she is also suing the still-undissolved Pearson Darby Specter firm for malpractice.|
|38||10||"Stay"||Kevin Bray||Rick Muirragui||September 17, 2013||S310||3.16|
|Ava's attorney for her malpractice suit is Travis Tanner, whose strategy is to get Harvey to settle by attacking Scottie both personally and professionally. He gets Stephen to sign an affidavit claiming that she was complicit in the murders, but Donna is able to neutralize this. She visits Stephen in prison with Mike, then asks Mike to leave the room and gets Stephen to admit that he lied, unaware that he was being recorded. Later Harvey interrupts Ava's deposition to speak with her directly, apologizing for his failings but insisting that everything he did was part of a zealous defense of her interests. She agrees to withdraw the suit. Harvey tells Scottie that he wants not only to work with her, but to have her in his life. Jessica learns of Mike and Rachel's relationship, is concerned about Robert Zane learning the firm's business, and tells Mike she will fire him unless he gets Rachel to sign an affidavit saying that she knew of Mike's fraud. Rachel visits Jessica and signs it, but asks her in return to waive the "Harvard rule" in her case so that she could apply for an associate's position there on her graduation. After initially threatening to break up with her if she goes to Stanford, Mike is again supportive of Rachel, and she decides to go to Columbia in spite of her rational analysis in favor of Stanford. Louis again gets romantically involved with Sheila Sasz while attempting to lure a top Harvard Law candidate for an open associate position, and he later declares he wants to be "exclusive" with Sheila. She briefly leaves Louis alone in a room which contains the records of everyone who ever attended Harvard Law School; he is surprised to find no folder of Mike.|
On October 24, 2013, it was announced that USA Network has renewed Suits for a fourth season consisting of 16 episodes.
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