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Three Things I Loved about Suits “Inside Track” 

What another fabulous episode of USA Network’s Suits, right? This show hooked me right from the beginning and it’s holding my attention, mostly because I love the cast; the legal drama is actually pretty exciting; and the Harvey/Mike mentor-mentee relationship is awesome. There were three things I loved about this week’s episode, “Inside Track.”

None of the action takes place in a courtroom.

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The case was all corporate intrigue and took place in offices and boardrooms and in front of some beautiful cars and sleek-looking engines. Sign me up for more episodes like this one. There was no judge or opening and closing arguments; there were a lot of shady moves; and two guys (Harvey and Stensland) trying to out duel each other. And Harvey’s morals came into play again. He appreciates the beauty of a car; and when he heard the wannabe CEO was going to go for the money and sell the manufacturing part of the business to a European company, Specter didn’t stand for it. Of course, he says he had the firm in mind (and he did) but I really do believe he didn’t want to see a bunch of American jobs lost due to unnecessary corporate greed. But I love that Harvey has the balls to first, find his own CEO to upend Stensland; and then when that didn’t work, he found someone to buy the whole damn company. Just brilliant. And he had Mike’s photographic memory and ability to quickly spout off legalese to back him up. Those two are just a powerhouse team.

Titus Welliver plays the good guy.

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Titus Welliver is a go-to guest star — he will always deliver. And he’s usually the bad guy. On Lost, he was the mysterious Man in Black — who wasn’t a good guy. And on Supernatural, he was one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Obviously, not a good guy. So it’s awesome when an actor usually known for playing one type changes things up and plays the opposite. We often see him in dastardly suits, right? In “Inside Track” he was pretty much the working class guy responsible for creating the engines that make the sports cars go vroom vroom so very well. He takes pride in his job; and when he was tapped as a potential CEO, we saw his character display an insecurity that is also really surprising. Why? Because Welliver usually embodies characters that are arrogant; sometimes smug; and are very self-assured. It was a pleasure watching the amazing actor do something different.

Mike ends an unhealthy “friendship.”

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In the pilot, we learned that Mike’s best friend Trevor was dealing pot; and things got ugly pretty quickly. When he joined the law firm and started working for Harvey, Specter warned him to cut all ties with his BFF. All along I’ve been hoping he would because I really didn’t want to see that become a huge thing the entire season. And in this episode, there was closure. Trevor seemed like a pathetic loser and wasn’t feeling any regret for lying to his girlfriend and living a life that was not on the up and up. The closure came to blows and Mike ultimately said they were done. I hope that’s true. What’s not done, however, is his connection with Trevor’s gullible girlfriend. The two shared a kiss but Mike ended it saying it was all too much. He was upset with her for letting him think he could convince Trevor to listen to him and get out of the pot-dealing game; and then there’s Rachel, the paralegal at work who is always helping Mike out in a pinch. There’s something there as well. We may have a bonafide triangle forming here. I’m anxious to see where this all leads in the future.

One more note: it’s great to see Rebecca Schull as Mike’s feisty grandmother. Although, she’ll always be Fay Cochran from the late great NBC sitcom Wings.

Seriously, if you guys aren’t watching Suits right now, TV Goodness highly recommends you start. Suits airs on Thursdays at 10/9C on USA Network.

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