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Old 08-29-2013, 07:19 AM   #61
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The 8/27 episode contained 12 s-bombs. Seems low compared to the previous week's episode.

Louis and Nigel need to just do it and get it out of the way.
Still think that they throw in that word for the sake of throwing it out there. I just get the feeling the writers must have been given some poetic license to use it and they are going to take full advantage of it
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:27 AM   #62
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I thought the cat case was pretty painful to watch. But at least it looks like we are nearly done with the Ava Hessington case.
Yeah, I know we discuss stupid stuff on other shows, but this one was right up there. Seriously they are going to take up the time of a high powered law firm to have some mock trial about which employee owns a cat? Really? It feels to me that they are trying TOO hard to find a story line for Louis. He's much better when he's sniveling at Harvey's feet than this. That's why I think they should have stuck with Mike working for Louis a bit longer. This could have given Louis more to do with the core plot which would have been a lot better. And he becomes a key part of this year's "US against THEM".

The Harvey / Mike stuff with the English partner screwing them was really good though. I like that every so often Mike gets a bit of a comeuppance, showing us that for all his talent, there's thing you might learn in law school that just pretending to be a lawyer can't teach you.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:04 AM   #63
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I thought the cat case was pretty painful to watch. But at least it looks like we are nearly done with the Ava Hessington case.
I thought it was mostly to show us how good a "lawyer" Rachel is, and will be...and YAY! She got accepted to Columbia!
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:06 AM   #64
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I thought it was mostly to show us how good a "lawyer" Rachel is, and will be...and YAY! She got accepted to Columbia!
But not Harvard! What does that foretell! I love her, and this doesn't sit well with me.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:39 AM   #65
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But not Harvard! What does that foretell! I love her, and this doesn't sit well with me.
It foretell's nothing. Odds are, by the time she graduates, this show will be done.

As I said, that whole "cat" thing just didn't sit well with me. But hey, Louis is a fun character. They just need to find more "REAL" stuff for him to do.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:13 AM   #66
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i really do like this show, but as others have stated, i'm tired of the infighting story lines. heck, the last couple episodes last season i lost track of what the heck was going on and how the merger all of a sudden happened.

i hope they find their rythm. The end of this week's episode was an interesting twist, could make the rest of the season fun.

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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act http://www.justice.gov/criminal/fraud/fcpa/

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, 15 U.S.C. §§ 78dd-1, et seq. ("FCPA"), was enacted for the purpose of making it unlawful for certain classes of persons and entities to make payments to foreign government officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business.

However, that's a federal law and this case is supposedly being dealt with by the Manhattan District Attorney's office (NY State, not federal). Also, the law only affects US companies or when the bribery takes place inside the US - neither of which apply in this case.

As for the local DA handling a murder case that happened in Africa, that's really a joke.
actually the case is handled by DOJ. whats his face used to be the city DA, but now he's was appointed special counsel or something by DOJ. in the last episode you could also clearly see the DOJ seal on his door when Mike visited him.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:35 PM   #67
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The Harvey / Mike stuff with the English partner screwing them was really good though. I like that every so often Mike gets a bit of a comeuppance, showing us that for all his talent, there's thing you might learn in law school that just pretending to be a lawyer can't teach you.
I don't follow. What would he have learned in law school from the last episode?
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:10 PM   #68
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I've searched for it, most of it is filmed in Toronto but once a year they go to NY for some exterior shots. So it's still a Toronto production...
I'm disappointed that Sarah Rafferty has been within a 40 mile radius of me, and I didn't know it. My spidey senses let me down.
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:40 PM   #69
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I'm disappointed that Sarah Rafferty has been within a 40 mile radius of me, and I didn't know it. My spidey senses let me down.
I miss the Gawker Stalker map. It was fun to watch sometimes. I guess some took it to the wrong extreme, though.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:46 PM   #70
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I miss the Gawker Stalker map. It was fun to watch sometimes. I guess some took it to the wrong extreme, though.
I never knew there was such a thing.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:47 PM   #71
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The whole cat thing was ridiculous. I used to like this show, but it's trying my patience these days.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:41 PM   #72
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The whole cat thing was ridiculous. I used to like this show, but it's trying my patience these days.
The whole way they're doing the British nemesis for Louis is just ridiculous.
I expect that they'll take a break after ten eps and come back and finish the season in early 2014. I don't expect to be watching then.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:25 AM   #73
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My sons have been re-watching Lost. Last night one of the episodes was The Man from Tallahassee. "Mike" had a small guest role.
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I just binge watched the last 3 episodes. God I can't wait till the whole Ava is done and buried.

I didn't mind the cat trial bit and liked that it gave Rachel a way to show how she has grown from her last bit at a "mock trial". And if it really was a "mock trial" couldn't they have gotten some other associate to play dweeb boy? Though it may not have been as effective.

And I must say, I loved Harvey beating the crap out of Stephen. I was like "YES!" when Harvey looked at Donna and strode off. I wish the fight had gone on a bit longer. Thought it was odd to be in the bathroom then I thought of all the glass in the office proper and figured it was better that way.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:33 PM   #75
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And I must say, I loved Harvey beating the crap out of Stephen. I was like "YES!" when Harvey looked at Donna and strode off. I wish the fight had gone on a bit longer. Thought it was odd to be in the bathroom then I thought of all the glass in the office proper and figured it was better that way.
Bathrooms are the best place to beat the crap out of people - lots of hard surfaces. I think that was one of the first lessons offered up by Michael Weston on Burn Notice.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:37 PM   #76
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My sons have been re-watching Lost. Last night one of the episodes was The Man from Tallahassee. "Mike" had a small guest role.
I've been re-watching Jack & Bobby and on the episode I watched today "Lost Boys" guest starred "Mike"
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"Mike" gets around

I thought the fight was poorly done. I recall there was a scene earlier this season where Harvey was sparring in the ring and he looked like a fish out of water -- perhaps it's not his thing (could have used a body double). And how it ended -- he shoved him against a wall so some mirror got cracked, and that stopped him? The guy is a rugby player; being shoved against a wall would not have fazed him.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:30 AM   #78
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I thought the fight was poorly done. I recall there was a scene earlier this season where Harvey was sparring in the ring and he looked like a fish out of water -- perhaps it's not his thing (could have used a body double). And how it ended -- he shoved him against a wall so some mirror got cracked, and that stopped him? The guy is a rugby player; being shoved against a wall would not have fazed him.
I laughed at that too. It's like watching pro rasslin' where repeated blows to the face and stomach don't stop a guy but a hit to the shoulder blades incapacitates him.
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:54 PM   #79
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And just when we thought the Ava Hessington case was DONE we realize it isn't...
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:44 PM   #80
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I really like Ava Hessington 'nee Stark. But dislike her storyline alot.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:09 PM   #81
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I seriously thought last night was the season finale. I can't believe the BS storylines they are bringing out with Lewis.
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And just when we thought the Ava Hessington case was DONE we realize it isn't...
Actually, it is more interesting to me now. The Louis storyline is tired though.
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:36 PM   #83
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The stuff with Louis was just ridiculous. It would be a total breach of ethics for Harold to dismiss the lawsuit just because Louis bullied him. Either he has a legitimate legal claim, or he doesn't. Louis' blustering would carry no weight. And if Harold caved on a deal like that and screwed over his own client, Harold would probably be looking for another job. Just completely ridiculous.

But then again, since when does this show depict anything having to do with the law in a realistic manner?
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:38 AM   #84
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What receptionist would let a lawyer from another law firm into one of its lawyer's office and leave him unattended? It happened twice in this episode.

It's a shame what they've done to the Louis character for the whole season. The fact that he bullied Harold was because of a rope climbing incident in gym class was stupid.

Jessica's the managing partner of the firm but in the real world, could a law firm's managing partner do whatever the heck she feels like doing in managing the firm the way this show portrays?
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The stuff with Louis was just ridiculous. It would be a total breach of ethics for Harold to dismiss the lawsuit just because Louis bullied him. Either he has a legitimate legal claim, or he doesn't. Louis' blustering would carry no weight. And if Harold caved on a deal like that and screwed over his own client, Harold would probably be looking for another job. Just completely ridiculous.

But then again, since when does this show depict anything having to do with the law in a realistic manner?
But of course the whole show's premise is based on a scenario that is unrealistic to begin with. I don't mind, the show works for me, more on the interpersonal relationships between the characters than on a realistic law basis. Which is why I am very disappointed in how they treated the Louis character too. The character was great in the "Brackman from LA Law" role of bean counter that every firm needs. Now he's just a clown that could never earn any respect.

I also find it hard to imagine, the way this firm acts, that EVERYONE would be top of their class at Harvard.

Still, I find the show enjoyable and I'll keep watching, but they need to get back more to Mike on the brink of getting "caught" every week
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they need to get back more to Mike on the brink of getting "caught" every week
Ugh, that would be dreadful.
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Eh, too many shows fall apart when they try to go down the road of developing some sort of 'life' for the characters. Instead of focusing on the original premise of the show (burn notice is a fine bad example of this). Suits has pretty much made the same mistake.

Or maybe there's some advertising dollars voodoo involved that says it's more profitable to veer off on such utterly stupid tangents because there's an utterly stupid audience than buys into this nonsense. And keeping their rapt attention allows for more advertising profits conning the companies that buy the ad air time. No doubt the metrics exist for calculating it. Me, when I get the sense the show's going down that road I bail. Suits, Burn Notice and a host of others before... Is there some cutesy 'jumped the shark' term for this syndrome?
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It's a crime what they did to the Louis character this season. Love letters to a cat. Jeez.
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I'm just fast forwarding anything to do with him now. It's insane to think that he'd sign something because another lawyer didn't do stuff TO HIS OWN CAT
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I'm also surprised that anybody not named Jessica and that Darby guy are signing anything important. Louis and Scottie are junior partners.
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