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Speculate This: Mike’s [SPOILER] on USA Network’s Suits — Whodunit? 

Speculate This: Mike’s [SPOILER] on USA Network’s Suits — Whodunit?
Photo Credit: Shane Mahood/USA Network
Photo Credit: Shane Mahood/USA Network
Photo Credit: Shane Mahood/USA Network

The end of the Suits summer finale was brutal. I didn’t see those last few seconds coming.

Photo Credit: Shane Mahood/USA Network
Photo Credit: Shane Mahood/USA Network

After some serious character development coupled with Mike’s choice to quit the firm and go legit, we were blindsided (well, I was) when he was arrested in the halls of Pearson Specter Litt. The junior partner was cuffed and now it’s a waiting game. According to this THR interview, we won’t find out whodunit right away when new episodes return in 2016.That leaves us with one option: to speculate. Who turned Mike in?

Our Choices

Photo Credit: Shane Mahood/USA Network
Photo Credit: Shane Mahood/USA Network

Daniel Hardman — I’ve long suspected he’s known something. Maybe he wasn’t willing to play this card before. Maybe he just found out this information. Knowing him, he would totally “settle” for destroying the firm beyond all recognition since his takeover attempt failed again. Or it could leave things open for him to come riding in to save the day. As long as Jessica and Louis are out and Harvey’s unable to return to PSL, that is. Because with Hardman there are always conditions.

Trevor Evans & his wife — Trevor said he wasn’t judging Mike at all. But I don’t trust the guy. Now that he’s on the up and up, he might see it as his duty to “help” his friend clean up his act, especially if his wife is a major influence on Trevor. And who’s his wife, by the way?

The Priest — Maybe there’s some sort of loophole and the “confession” Mike made isn’t actually considered a confession. After all, it was more of a conversation that took place while sitting on a pew or standing around. It may have been the priest’s duty to tell the cops since what Mike’s been doing is illegal. He didn’t have Mike arrested back in the day. He might not make the same “mistake” again.

Photo Credit: Ian Watson/USA Network
Photo Credit: Ian Watson/USA Network

The Zanes — Rachel’s mom was clearly suspicious after her daughter kept putting the kibosh on her dream wedding. She may have started talking to her husband, Robert. Robert has the power to find out anything and everything, right?

Photo Credit: Ian Watson/USA Network
Photo Credit: Ian Watson/USA Network

Claire — Claire thought Mike shouldn’t have his job or his woman. Yes, she felt he shouldn’t marry Rachel at all. She doesn’t think he’s changed. She said she wouldn’t interfere but a girl can change her mind.

Jonathan Sidwell — We hadn’t seen Mike’s old boss from his brief foray into investment banking in a while. Then Mike and Harvey enlisted his help in “Uninvited Guests.” Who knows, maybe someone went to him with this damning information and he used it to bring Mike down.

Photo Credit: Shane Mahood/USA Network
Photo Credit: Shane Mahood/USA Network

Jack Soloff — Mike’s most recent interaction with the dastardly Jack Soloff wasn’t a good one. Even though Jack claims to respect Mike, he wouldn’t hesitate to use this information to weed out someone not worthy for the Pearson Specter Litt crown. Besides, after the dust settled Pearson Specter Litt would be no more. Would it be Hardman Soloff? With the masterfully devious Daniel around, I doubt it. But it’s Jack Soloff’s dream to be a name partner.

An ex-client — It could be any of Harvey and Mike’s ex-clients that may not have been satisfied with an outcome or Mike and Harvey’s cockiness. Just think. Every case for the last few years that Mike worked on will be in jeopardy. That’s huge. Hmm…how about Walter Gillis? I don’t quite remember how things ended with him and Mike but I don’t think it was completely positive.

Photo Credit: Shane Mahood/USA Network
Photo Credit: Shane Mahood/USA Network

Tanner — I don’t care if he says he’s changed. If this information dropped in his lap, he’d use it because it would hurt Harvey to the core.

Charles Forstman — Mr. Endless Moneybags got his way — Harvey quit PSL. But he’s the type of man who likes to manipulate and play games at will. Even though he stopped the money train when it comes to Hardman, he could still want to lay waste to everything that has Harvey’s stamp on it. And what better way to bring down Pearson Specter Litt than Mike’s arrest? Talk about devastation. Forstman likes to cause devastation.

Eric Woodall — The guy is bitter with a capital B. He’s down and out and if off screen he’s been looking for a way to get back at Harvey et. al., this is a great way of doing it. Great. Way.

Scottie — Maybe Scottie inadvertently let something slip to the wrong person. Stranger things have happened in this universe.

Sheila Sazs — Who knows. Maybe someone else on this list went to her for help and she figured it out.

Harold Gunderson — Sure they’re friends, but Mike’s move to junior partner and his impending wedding to Harold’s crush, Rachel, could prove too much for him. Okay, this is admittedly far-fetched but I’m keeping him on this list. We can’t rule out anyone at this point.

Photo Credit: Shane Mahood/USA Network
Photo Credit: Shane Mahood/USA Network

Fans’ Choices

Louis Litt — I was in denial about putting Louis on this list. But thanks to @rantsandcraic, I see the error of my ways. Louis Litt knows Mike’s secret. I don’t want to even think about him going against the family like this, but it’s possible he may be the culprit here. What if he put it into motion after Harvey punched him in “Hitting Home” and once things were settled he didn’t have the power to stop it?

Logan Sanders — Thank you, Adrian (who commented below). Of course, Logan Sanders is a viable option because, as you put it, “he has a vendetta against Mike for winning Rachel’s heart. I don’t think the nark [sic] will be someone the audience expects it to be.”

Professor Henry Gerard — Aussie (comment below) contributed this suspect as did @LizBouwer. Liz feels his beat is ethics. I concur. A man that has made ethics his living? Even though he blurred those ethical lines a while back, he’s dangerous. Aussie also thinks “it will be somebody we’ve never met. Mike’s recent promotion to Junior Partner would have made more people aware of him.” Thanks guys!

Lola Jensen — This suspect comes courtesy of Klang Ofalla (comment is below), who writes: “If it’s conspiracy to commit fraud, someone gets arrested too. Maybe Lola Jensen gets arrested for hacking and they found out about Mike. I don’t know.”

Jessica Pearson — According to Alexandra (see comment below), it’s going to be someone who works at Pearson Specter Litt and Jessica’s her first choice: “The charge of conspiracy to commit fraud involves more than one person, when I say Jessica turned Mike in, it makes me think that it was a desperate measure taken on the spur of the moment in order to take Hardman down once and for all by implicating him in Mike’s fraud (presenting them both as partners in crime) BUT knowing that they would be able to pull a rabbit out of their hats later and ‘save’ Mike.”

Stacey Eisenberg (see comments below) gives us many more suspects to think about. She writes: “I don’t think it’ll be a main character or one of the usual suspects so Rachel’s mom, Walter Gillis & Professor Gerard are on my list too. Here’s a few others that have a beef with Mike/Harvey or just have a history of causing trouble”:
– Allison Holt
– James Quelling: “The more I think about Quelling the more I think he’d be the perfect one to turn Mike in. Quelling was an attorney who did a lot of digging for things to hold over people’s heads. And Mike forced Quelling to stop practicing law so what better revenge than to find out Mike’s secret then return the favor? Quelling would definitely still be holding a grudge against Harvey & Mike.”
– Joe Henderson
– D.A. Terrence Wolf
– Evan Smith

“Four of them are attorneys so they have the means of finding out the truth though if it was D.A. Wolf, Mike might never get out of jail.

One last thought, the person who exposed Mike being a fake lawyer might not have done it intentionally or maliciously but accidentally discovered & revealed it. In that case it could not only be Harold but Jimmy or even Katrina?”

Keep them coming. Who else do you think belongs on this long, long, long list? And why? Let me know and I will add it.

New episodes of Suits return to USA Network in 2016.

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15 Comments

  1. Adrian

    You can’t rule out Logan Sanders. He has a vendetta against Mike for winning Rachel’s heart. I don’t think the nark will be someone the audience expects it to be.

    1. Tina Charles

      Yes. Yes. Yes. You are so right. Will add to the list. Thanks for reading and commenting!

      1. Stacey Eisenberg

        Not only what Adrian said about Logan being mad about losing Rachel but also Harvey stopped representing him as a client when he had to choose between Logan & Mike. Harvey’s loyalty to his “brother” Mike was more important than the money/business. I wouldn’t put anything past Logan Sanders! And I agree 100% with Adrian’s comment that the culprit won’t be someone we expect.

  2. Klang Ofalla

    If it’s conspiracy to commit fraud, someone gets arrested too. Maybe Lola Jensen gets arrested for hacking and they found out about Mike. I don’t know.

  3. Aussie

    Professor Gerard?

    But, I actually think it will be somebody we’ve never met. Mike’s recent promotion to Junior Partner would have made more people aware of him.

  4. Stacey Eisenberg

    Great list! I don’t think it’ll be a main character or one of the usual suspects so Rachel’s mom, Walter Gillis & Professor Gerard are on my list too. Here’s a few others that have a beef with Mike/Harvey or just have a history of causing trouble:
    – Allison Holt
    – James Quelling
    – Joe Henderson
    – D.A. Terrence Wolf
    – Evan Smith
    Four of them are attorneys so they have the means of finding out the truth though if it was D.A. Wolf, Mike might never get out of jail.
    One last thought, the person who exposted Mike being a fake lawyer might not have done it intentionally or maliciously but accidentally discovered & revealed it. In that case it could not only be Harold but Jimmy or even Katrina?

    1. Tina Charles

      This is awesome. Yeah, somebody theorized Lola Jensen — because let’s say she’s arrested and it somehow comes out that way. I totally agree with you that it could completely be an accident. Thanks for reading and thanks for the comment, Stacey!

      It’s going to take a little time but I will add these names to the growing list. Thanks again! 🙂

      1. Stacey Eisenberg

        Oh and by the way, I feel exactly as you do about Trevor. Never liked him in Mike’s life (just like Grammy Ross), never trusted him & still don’t. He was actually the first person who popped in my mind as the feds’ source.

    2. Stacey Eisenberg

      Tina, the more I think about Quelling the more I think he’d be the perfect one to turn Mike in. Quelling was an attorney who did a lot of digging for things to hold over people’s heads. And Mike forced Quelling to stop practicing law so what better revenge than to find out Mike’s secret then return the favor? Quelling would definitely still be holding a grudge against Harvey & Mike.

    3. Stacey Eisenberg

      It’s one of the more obvious “rats” but for dramatic sake I think the best choice would be Mama Zane because then Rachel could flip out on her mom and she’d feel she needs to pick loyalty to Mike over her parents. The family estrangement could be an ongoing storyline.

  5. Alexandra

    Hi Tina! I’m going to be the crazy one and say it could be one of the other 5 main characters (Louis like you mentioned). My first suspect is Jessica, lol. I’m under the impression that is going to be someone no one suspects, it’s less complicated to think is one of the “bad guys” so I asked myself: what if it’s one of the good ones?

    The charge of conspiracy to commit fraud involves more than one person, when I say Jessica turned Mike in, it makes me think that it was a desperate measure taken on the spur of the moment in order to take Hardman down once and for all by implicating him in Mike’s fraud (presenting them both as partners in crime) BUT knowing that they would be able to pull a rabbit out of their hats later and “save” Mike.

    There. A crazy theory.

    1. Tina Charles

      Very interesting theory. I added it to the list. Thanks for commenting and reading!

  6. Sue

    I don’t think the fraud is actually going to be Mikes secret. I think it may be the fake emails he used in that meeting with Jack. I wouldn’t put it past Jack to try and have Mike arrested for that. If it turns out it is actually Mikes secret that is the charge then…. I really don’t know who it might be. I just love this show!

    1. Tina Charles

      Wow I love that theory too!

    2. Stacey Eisenberg

      Sue, a bunch of us had speculated that too and were discussing it on Twitter late that night after the midseason finale aired. But then Korsh did a Q&A the next night and dispelled that theory when he stated a couple times that Mike was in fact arrested for being a fake lawyer. We thought it might have been the case Mike worked on with Jack or the one with Robert Zane as both those cases Mike fibbed about emails that didn’t exist (as he bluffed about evidence often over the years). But then Korsh’s answer put the kibosh on that when he said the “conspiracy to commit fraud” was absolutely about him not having a law degree/not passing the bar.

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