Mike and Rachel Are Finally Together -- But Will It Last?
Making Their Move
While Jessica and Harvey are pretty much scrambling now that Hardman has made his return, it's difficult to focus on that in this episode with the stuff between Rachel and Mike going on.
He finally listens to the drunken voicemail from her, after Trevor took his phone. And so Mike pretty much walks up to Rachel and plants a big one on her and says, "I got your message." While the kiss is great, Rachel just walks away!
Hello, doesn't she realize he didn't have his phone? Well, Mike later clears up the fact that he's no longer with Jenny because he's got feelings for someone else -- hint, hint.
Rachel blushes -- it's all sickeningly cute -- and the two spend the rest of the episode being flirty, and also trying to set boundaries for their relationship.
The show is much more enjoyable to watch when Rachel and Mike are working together because they work as a team (even though Mike is a genius). One of Mike's redeeming qualities is that he -- usually, other than when he has to -- doesn't throw his smarts in anyone's faces. Rachel knows how special Mike's mind is, but he never makes her feel like he's above her.
Didn't See That Coming
Louis, however -- the bitter, single Lois -- tries to mock their relationship almost every chance he gets. But they decide to do this "right," which means going on a date, and then sending Rachel home. Then Mike does something I didn't think he would -- he tells Harvey that he wants to tell Rachel, which makes Harvey flip. I'm with Harvey on this one. Yeah, we all clearly want to see him with her, but he doesn't know how she'll react or who she'll tell. It's just not safe. I know Mike thinks he's doing the right thing by telling her, but the inner circle of who knows just seems to be getting bigger by the week.
And the voice of reason is ... Donna! She reveals that Harvey would've given up his job for Mike, who then realizes he has to break up with her. Ugh. Come on, can't we get a few more episodes with them together so we can enjoy it a little more?
A Strained Relationship
Louis is also being courted by another firm, and it'll come as a shock to no one if he decides to leave for more money. He's so annoying -- always wanting to move up and ahead. He gets mailed a recording device -- what kind of trouble is he going to cause with it?
Meanwhile, Harvey is working with a bankrupt client who wants a loan refinanced, but Harvey wants him to declare bankruptcy. Well, this case is important to Jessica -- and Paul -- so Harvey of course does the opposite because that's what he feels is right, which makes Jessica feel deeply betrayed.
Will their relationship ever go back to the way it was? It will be extremely hard, now that Jessica is carrying Harvey's secret too, and she believes Harvey said he'd leave only as leverage.
Broken Before It Takes Off
Mike finds out that Rachel used to date another first-year, who was subsequently fired. He uses the "I'm afraid" excuse to break up with her. The saddest part is Rachel believing she's not good enough for him. Before this episode, it seemed like Mike had everything, but now it's like he's left with nothing; even his relationship with Harvey is less than peachy now.
"I'm going to make you proud ... not like your son ... since we don't look alike." -- Mike
"I'd rather be naked in the middle of Africa." -- Louis
"You don't let the children know that mommy and daddy are fighting." -- Jessica
"Everybody loves me." -- Harvey
"Just so we're clear, I rocked YOUR world." -- Rachel