Suits - S5 Thread *spoilers*

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  1. Feb 8, 2016 #121 of 247
    Azlen

    Azlen Well-Known Member

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    I would think the easiest way of showing that he didn't attend Harvard during the time in question is to show what he was doing. He couldn't have been totally off the grid.
     
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    frombhto323

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    It's been years since I've known this to be true, so it is likely no longer so, but the only two states I was aware of that allowed apprenticeship, without having attended an accredited law school, as a pathway to sitting for the bar are (were?) Alabama and New York.
     
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    frombhto323

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    Ah, should have read a little further before my previous post. Good find.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2016 #124 of 247
    Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    Just a random, but fun, thought:

    Imagine if we combined Suits with The Grinder? :)
     
  5. ElJay

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    I wonder how fatiguing it is for the actors on this show. Ninety percent of it are these 45-second scenes of people getting angry and raising their voices at each other over an issue that gets resolved two minutes later. Of course this resolution usually leads to a new issue to then argue and yell about.
     
  6. Cainebj

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    Since the show started up again in 2016 every week I start it thinking what stupidity will they give me this episode?
    - and then I find myself thoroughly enjoying it.
    It's so dumb it's fun...
     
  7. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    This exactly. The plot line is really dumb, but I enjoy watching the characters in those situations.
     
  8. alpacaboy

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    At first, I thought the memory thing was a cool hook and I liked the way they used it (give Mike a spit ton of stuff to read and he'd pick out the good stuff) and Rachel was(still is) cute. I think they used to have more case-of-the-week too, which I liked.

    Now, I think the show is stupid and I'm tired of all the posturing and bravado. I just fast forward to the Donna scenes now. If Amanda Schull(Katrina) or Amy Acker(Esther) guest again, I'll stop and watch their scenes too.
     
  9. Flop

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    I skip just about every Jessica scene. They're all the same:

    "This is my firm! My firm! They can pry it from my cold dead hands. No one tells me how to run my firm. My firm!"
     
  10. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    More ridiculousness in the latest episode. Two weeks between delivery of discovery documents and a trial? That's complete BS. In a real case, there would be at least six months, probably more like a year.

    And does it bother anyone else that all the parties to Mike's secret are constantly talking about the secret without shutting doors or even bothering to look around to see if anyone else is in earshot?
     
  11. wprager

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    How about Sheila agreeing to fly to Argentina! She's been tagged as a witness, hasn't she? I realize he picked Argentina because she can't be extradited but wouldn't running away when you are a witness for the prosecution kinda kibosh her career at Harvard School of Law? Wouldn't it be easier for her to say that she wrote the letter out of spite because of being dumped?
     
  12. sushikitten

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    YES!!! We're constantly saying "SHUT THE DAMN DOOR!"
     
  13. cheesesteak

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    I'm amazed that almost nobody ever has to stop a receptionist's desk when they go to another law firm or corporation. They just walk into the office.

    I don't know anything about the LSATs. Is there any way that Mike could have taken the exam for Rachel? I know he didn't but what kind of identification and security involved with taking the test? How easy/hard would it be for Mike to take the test for someone else in the real world and could a man possibly take the test for a woman and nobody notice?
     
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  14. efilippi

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    Wasn't that how Mike made money in early episodes, taking tests for people? I think so.

    Or am I confusing him with Lip on Shameless?
     
  15. DevdogAZ

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    No, you are correct. Mike was definitely taking the LSAT for others when the show began, and the assistant prosecutor that Mike confronted in this episode was one of the ones that Mike took the test for.

    However, I don't know if we were ever shown Mike taking the test for a female.
     
  16. cheesesteak

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    Do you have to produce any legal id to take the LSATs? Do you just show up in a classroom and write your name on the test and nobody checks? I never cared about any of the "behind the scenes" stuff about Mike taking the test for other people before the Dean insinuated that Mike could have taken the test for Rachel. That made me wonder how.
     
  17. Mikeyis4dcats

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    i think the implication was it was easy for him to do in the era of fake IDs for guys. Not so much in 2016 for a black woman.
     
  18. DevdogAZ

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    It's been over ten years since I took it, so I don't really remember the process, but I'm fairly certain that I had to show a government issued ID. However, I don't think there was a lot of scrutiny, and I'm guessing any random guy could have shown my ID and sat for the test in my name.

    As for a male taking it for a female and vice versa, that would probably depend on how closely the test proctor looks at the ID upon entrance to the exam. I'd guess that the fraudulent test taker would be wearing a disguise and it would depend on how good that disguise is.
     
  19. Mikeyis4dcats

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  20. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    Yep, reading the whole thread before responding should be SOP.
     

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