Suits - S5 Thread *spoilers*

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  1. Aug 24, 2015 #61 of 247
    Cainebj

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    I would assume unless he were to change his identity it's too late.

    I have kindof become interested again - on a soap opera level - but I agree
    Really? Hartman again? This show cannot think of anything new.
     
  2. Aug 24, 2015 #62 of 247
    zordude

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    Because it's a television show :p
     
  3. Aug 24, 2015 #63 of 247
    Jeeters

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    But then if somebody were to do a background check, wouldn't they still see that when he really graduated was after he started "practicing"?

    And if he were to try and go to Harvard, wouldn't Harvard admissions easily stumble on the fact that he's already practicing, and claiming he already has a Harvard degree?
     
  4. Aug 24, 2015 #64 of 247
    cheesesteak

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    Has there been an episode where Jessica didn't wear a skin tight dress?
     
  5. Aug 24, 2015 #65 of 247
    Steveknj

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    I think he ought to fall down an elevator shaft :D

    Yeah, this show is getting dumb. Perhaps there's just nothing left to write about at this point and they should end it.
     
  6. Aug 24, 2015 #66 of 247
    Steveknj

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    I think because if he did this, it would open the firm up to a lawsuit and pretty much any case he worked on posing as a lawyer would be null and void, wouldn't it be?
     
  7. Aug 24, 2015 #67 of 247
    Steveknj

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    I can say I know little about becoming a lawyer, but, to pass the bar, is it REQUIRED to go to law school? I would think Mike being Mike, he could pass it with his eyes closed (and I think he mentioned he'd already done it for others).
     
  8. Aug 24, 2015 #68 of 247
    cheesesteak

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    Didn't Mike learn in the latest episode that they just signed a client that automatically triggers a background check on the firm? Mike's secret is this show's gift that keeps on giving even though lots (or most) of us are tired of that nugget.
     
  9. Aug 24, 2015 #69 of 247
    Flop

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    Most states require law school to be admitted to the bar, whether you can pass the exam or not. I think there are 4 or 5 that do not require a law degree, but those require several years of apprenticeship to a lawyer in place of the degree. New York is not one of those states.
     
  10. Aug 24, 2015 #70 of 247
    DevdogAZ

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    As others have said, that would open the firm to liability for all the cases he's worked on.

    The really dumb thing about this whole premise is that anyone can work as a law clerk under the supervision of a licensed attorney. There's very little that Mike has done on the show that he couldn't have done as a clerk. If Harvey had simply not hired him as an associate but as a clerk, Mike could have still done all the same work on Harvey's cases and there never would have been a problem.

    That was two episodes ago, and I thought Rachel was able to pull some rabbit out of a hat that made that requirement go away.
     
  11. Aug 24, 2015 #71 of 247
    Steveknj

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    I could actually live with a lot of silly stuff that could never happen with a real law firm and this scenario. What I can't live with is that they keep rehashing the same stuff, pulling characters out of a hat that are part of the firm and turn into integral characters, the Louis and Harvey sideshow, and the stupidity that is Mke and Rachel's wedding plans. Add that to these seemingly complicated law cases that no one in their right mind can follow and the show has lost a lot of steam for me. I used to watch because I liked the characters, but I really don't much anymore.
     
  12. Aug 24, 2015 #72 of 247
    cheesesteak

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    Regarding the stupidity of Mike and Rachel's wedding plans, why is Mrs. Rachel's Mom inviting the dean of the Harvard Law school? Is he a close friend of the Zane family or something?
     
  13. Aug 27, 2015 #73 of 247
    efilippi

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    Nice way to end the 'season' last night. Was the arrest charge for the mis-use of his attorney status or something else? I think the officer said "...attempt to commit fraud" which isn't what I would expect if this was the attorney thing.

    And did Harvey really quit? I thought he did but then he seemed to be hanging around more than I would expect.

    Louis, blue jacket, green tie? Yikes.

    And Donna is again the man. Good scene between her and the shrink.

    Good episode, really.
     
  14. Aug 27, 2015 #74 of 247
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    Good Episode.

    What age was Mike supposed to be? Anything under 25 he didn't pull it off, bad hair or not.
     
  15. Aug 27, 2015 #75 of 247
    Marc

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    What I remember hearing was "conspiracy to commit fraud," which leads me to believe that it's not specifically about him not having a law degree, but instead related to some legal transaction he was a party to, perhaps from the time he was working as an investment banker.

    It's generic enough to leave people wondering...
    until next season, since season six has been green-lighted for sixteen new episodes in 2016.
     
  16. Aug 27, 2015 #76 of 247
    DevdogAZ

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    I thought Mike pulled it off a lot better than Harvey. That scene between young Harvey and his brother, where the brother is complaining that he won't have anyone because Harvey drove everyone away - I'm like, "Dude, you're 35. It's OK to be on your own now."
     
  17. Aug 27, 2015 #77 of 247
    ElJay

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    This half-season finale has at least put the show on a possibly interesting new path, unless they advance time in some way that makes what we just saw meaningless.

    I hope that meeting was the last time we ever saw Jack Soloff. What a lousy character that was.

    I thought the suit was spiffy, but then the tie kind of destroyed any good the suit possibly had going for it.
     
  18. Aug 27, 2015 #78 of 247
    JETarpon

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    Yes, it was "conspiracy to commit fraud."
     
  19. Aug 28, 2015 #79 of 247
    Steveknj

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    On the finale:

    I am betting that Mike's arrest has nothing to do with his pretending to be an attorney and they just wanting us to think that. It's going to turn into something small, that they will be done with the first episode back in the second half of the season. Just a gut feeling.

    I do wonder what Harvey's resignation means. Again, this could be another one episode resolve where he winds up somehow back at the firm and it opens up the plot for the rest of the season (guy from prison gets out and seeks revenge or something. But we'll see. At least it left something interesting to watch for, for what was a pretty bad season.
     
  20. Aug 28, 2015 #80 of 247
    Marc

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    I agree.

    He could have been much more interesting if he was the lynchpin in a plan to bring down Hardman instead of just playing Hardman's lackey.
     

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