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  1. Jul 25, 2011 #81 of 140
    IndyJones1023

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    I haven't been keeping up, so I guess I need to bow out of this thread before it becomes too spoilery.
     
  2. Jul 25, 2011 #82 of 140
    Steveknj

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    I thought this last episode was the best of a pretty good lot so far. I think Harvey really wants to trust Mike, and it's why he cuts him slack while giving him a hard time. Harvey sees a lot of himself in Mike. It's pretty obvious.
     
  3. Jul 25, 2011 #83 of 140
    Hoffer

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    The super memory is what got me into the show. After the first couple episodes, I was actually upset that the show didn't revolve around it. I thought the show was almost going to be like a super hero show. Now I like the show just because it's a good show and don't even think about the super memory thing anymore.
     
  4. Jul 25, 2011 #84 of 140
    betts4

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    Well it wasn't a super memory thing that was obvious, but Mike did get the info Harvey needed for the case. And, thank god, there wasn't some stupid thing that Louis did to Mike this week. I was waiting for it when they were in the elevator with the bad guys. I mean, the Harvard song was bad, but not as bad as other stuff he has done. If Mike had been smart, he would have googled them as they were singing.
     
  5. Jul 25, 2011 #85 of 140
    frombhto323

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    If I recall correctly, unless there have been some recent changes, the only states that allowed apprenticeship in recent times as a path towards becoming a member of the bar were Alabama and... New York.
     
  6. Jul 29, 2011 #86 of 140
    betts4

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    Episode - Tricks of the Trade OAD 7/28/2011

    So now Rachael knows. Interesting. She seems so ethical or maybe moral about it when she found out but yet, she was going to use his services. I didn't expect her to after the looks she gave her friend. I did give Mike some kudos for how he handled it when talking to her in the park.

    I loved the boss giving tickets to Louis then be pushed to go to the show and dinner with him. Then, getting back by giving Harvey the baseball tickets and saying that he has to go with Louis.

    I want to go back and rewatch the other episodes to see if there are any more Top Gun quotes or if that was made up just for this ep.
     
  7. Jul 29, 2011 #87 of 140
    Peter000

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    She only knows he was taking exams for other people. But she still doesn't know that he never graduated from Harvard and isn't a real lawyer.
     
  8. Jul 29, 2011 #88 of 140
    betts4

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    I just found her reaction very high and mighty for one that was looking to use his services.

    And Harvey making the comment about Mike taking the girl's test in drag was amusing. Especially Mike's response!
     
  9. Jul 29, 2011 #89 of 140
    Peter000

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    The whole tone of the show was different, I thought. A lot more joking around, less angst. Some of the jokes seemed out of place for the characters, but I do like this show a bit lighter than serious.
     
  10. Jul 29, 2011 #90 of 140
    john4200

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    I like the Mike in this episode a lot more than in the previous episode. Last episode he was just a moron. For example, he did not turn of the ringer on his phone in the big meeting, got chastised for it, and then made the same mistake AGAIN in court. But this episode his main flaw was that he tended to get tongue-tied in confrontational conversations. That seemed a lot more believable to me.
     
  11. Jul 29, 2011 #91 of 140
    john4200

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    I think her emotional reaction was more due to the fact that Mike deceived her. She initially thought he was being nice and supportive by helping her, and then after she found deduced that he was the test taker, she figured he was not being nice to her at all, but rather just selfishly trying to cover his ass and not get caught for cheating on the LSATs. Of course, the truth is that he was kind of doing both (with perhaps more weight given to helping her), but he could not find the words to explain that to her.
     
  12. Jul 29, 2011 #92 of 140
    john4200

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    I was a little unclear on what she knows about that. I assume the LSAT test in question was taken in NY, at a time when Mike was supposedly at Harvard Law, so that is a bit suspicious.
     
  13. Jul 29, 2011 #93 of 140
    betts4

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    To me, she had the same reaction when her friend told her that she had cheated as she did to Mike. "what? you did that? how could you that, it is just not ethical!" was the impression I got. For both times she learned - her friend and Mike.

    And yes, he was trying to cover his ass, but it didn't start that way. Originally he wanted to help her pass the tests by her taking them and not over thinking everything like she had been. He was trying to be nice and help her. I don't get why she would think he was trying to cover his ass by helping her....he wasn't taking the tests for people anymore.
     
  14. Jul 29, 2011 #94 of 140
    john4200

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    Sure, that is what she said. But that is not why she was upset with Mike, as I already explained.

    As for protecting himself, that is obvious! He would probably be fired immediately if anyone else at the firm found out that he used to help people cheat on the LSATs. And even if he were not fired for that, he does not want people looking into his past, since he has some rather glaring problems in that area.
     
  15. Jul 30, 2011 #95 of 140
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    I wonder though what is a real lawyer???

    He passed the bar exam so he can legally practice law so he is a real lawyer...

    He just did not get his knowledge from a law degree...
     
  16. Jul 31, 2011 #96 of 140
    Graymalkin

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    Now I'm confused. I know Mike didn't graduate from Harvard with a law degree, so they could still kick him out of the firm for lying on his resume. But if he passed the bar exam, isn't he still a legitimate lawyer?
     
  17. Jul 31, 2011 #97 of 140
    Einselen

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    He took the LSAT for people but did he take and pass the bar exam as well? If so I clearly missed that.
     
  18. Jul 31, 2011 #98 of 140
    betts4

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    I don't think he has taken it for himself AS himself.

    He took it for the girl and she took it for him (so he didn't have to get dressed in drag.)
     
  19. Jul 31, 2011 #99 of 140
    Zevida

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    I don't think so. If that happened, I missed it too.

    And I'm not so sure that passing the bar while cheating for another person would be looked on so kindly by the ethical board and I don't think it would count.
     
  20. phox_mulder

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    IIRC, in the Pilot episode he stated he's passed the bar so many times he deserves to be a lawyer, or something to that effect.

    I think they just forgot about that, and now have him able to pass the LSAT with whatever grade he wants.


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