Woah boy! The summer finale of Suits' fifth season really kicked things up a notch! The 10th episode of the fifth season called 'Faith' might have been the most emotional and dramatic one yet, with consequences that will have a huge impact on the way the legal drama will unfold further.
So, without further ado, here are the main talking points from the summer finale of Suits (and obviously there are spoilers ahead, so if you still haven't watched the final episode, beware):
Harvey has finally made a breakthrough!
The fifth season of Suits has fully explored Harvey Specter's (Gabriel Macht) more vulnerable side. From Donna (Sarah Rafferty) leaving him and having strokes, to his heated conversations with his therapist (Christina Cole) and the fact that he was still tormented about his mother, 'the best closer in New York' had to deal with emotional problems of depth that we hadn't seen before.
In 'Faith', it was finally revealed in a flashback why Harvey's past haunts him so much - he feels responsible for breaking up his family. It was interesting to see how he would respond to all this pressure - the torment of his past family issues and the threat of Daniel Hardman (David Costabile) and Jack Soloff (John Pyper-Ferguson) taking the firm from Jessica (Gina Torres). However, the way Harvey responded to all this adversity was absolutely brilliant. Resigning from the firm to save Jessica's place was the ultimate sacrifice and it might have finally set Harvey free.
On the other hand, it will be interesting to see how he will make a return to Pearson (Specter) Litt... or maybe he won't?
Everything is over for Mike...or is it?
Right from the get-go, one of the main premises of Suits was that Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), will get caught for practicing law without a degree and this will not only destroy his career, but also demolish his life and the lives of his loved ones.
In 'Faith', after a series of flashbacks showing how every bad decision that Mike has ever made was provoked by the death of his parents, he managed to find the required inner strength (with the help of Father Sam Walker - Scott Michael Campbell) and he finally decided to stop being a fraud and resign. However, in a typical Suits fashion, the summer finale ended with a cliffhanger, with Mike being accused of conspiracy of fraud.
Obviously, there is a difference between being accused of 'fraud' and 'conspiracy of fraud', so it is hard to speculate on what grounds Mike has been accused. However, the more interesting question is, did someone rat Mike out and if so, who?
Jessica Pearson remains to be the managing partner.
Undoubtedly, Jessica is the most suitable person to lead Pearson Specter Litt. However, her position was under threat after Jack Soloff (with the backing of Daniel Hardman and Charles Forstman - Eric Roberts) managed to schedule a partner vote, in order to take her down. However, it all went well for her as Harvey miraculously saved the day by resigning and convincing Forstman to back down.
Fortunately, before this we were able to see Jessica's more humane side (a very rare experience). Remembering her divorce, showing understanding of Louis' (Rick Hoffman) intentions to protect his sister and even having a bit of a meltdown showed that even the most powerful and independent people cry sometimes. Finally, it was also a joy to see how Jessica's lack of personal life, might not be such a drawback after all, because the firm is her family and has her back.