Alex is in a lot of trouble.
On Suits Season 7 Episode 7, he opened up to Harvey about why he is tied to the prison case.
Below, TV Fanatics Jasmine Blu, Christine Orlando, and Stacy Glanzman discuss the truth, Harvey's next move and Donna's past.
What did you think of Alex's backstory?
Jasmine: I thought it was an interesting; especially Harvey's part in it. I understand Alex's position better, and I really feel for the guy because he got screwed over big time.
I love the PSL family, but it truly sucks for anyone who falls outside of it getting dragged into their disputes.
Christine: This is the first time I’ve really cared about Alex since he arrived at the firm. First, he went out on a limb for Harvey and got screwed, and then his own firm completely set him up to take the fall.
I also liked that he came clean with Mike. It’s a good twist, and it will be fun seeing Harvey and the team trying to get him out of this and still get justice.
Stacy: It was a surprise, that's for sure. We knew something was up with him, but I would never have guessed that his firm was setting him up to take the fall. It made me care about him as a character more, and I'm even more invested in the prison story line than I already was.
What will Harvey do now that he knows the truth?
Jasmine: Harvey really does try to remain a man of his word, so he'll do whatever he can to protect Alex. I think the issue is balancing out his loyalty to Alex with his loyalty to Mike.
Alex might be prioritized first this time around, and clearly, Mike (and even Donna) don't know how to handle that. It is a fascinating new development.
Christine: I think he’s going to have to work with the rest of the team and get creative if he wants to protect Alex and get him out of this. Now that Mike knows the truth, he’ll still want to continue the prison case, but now he knows just how huge the obstacles are to finding it.
Stacy: I'm more interested in finding out what Mike is going to do now that he knows the truth. He can't just let this case go, but now he knows just how detrimental pursuing it can be for Alex and his family. I think he'll figure out a way to prove Alex is being set up.
What did you think of Donna's flashbacks?
Jasmine: There was never a second when Donna wasn't completely in love with and devoted to Harvey, was there? It's a pity because Mark seemed like a decent guy.
They keep doing this back and forth with hinting at the Donna and Harvey potential romance, and Suits just needs to make a decision already and move forward.
Christine: It annoyed me. If Donna and Harvey as a couple are end game (and this makes me think that’s the case), then I wish they’d get to it already.
The will they/won’t be dance can be fun, until it goes on too long, and this one most certainly has. Either make it happen or shut up about it!
Stacy: I'm with Jasmine and Christine. I've said before that I am sick of the will they/won't they with Donna and Harvey and wish they'd just make a decision. I don't care if they are together or not, but I'm tired of them implying "someday."
What are your hopes for the 100th episode?
Jasmine: I would like to see everyone united and on the same page. Something big should happen. What if Rachel and Mike finally get married? Or maybe an end to the Donna/Harvey will they or won't they, once and for all.
Christine: I hope they really give us something worth remembering on a character level. All of what Jasmine said sounds good, although I’d like Mike and Rachel to have a real wedding and not some thrown together elopement. We’ve waited too long to be cheated by a quickie wedding.
Stacy: Hmm that's tough. I agree that I don't want a thrown together wedding, so that might be best left for the finale. Something big does need to happen though, so maybe it will be a big break in the prison case. Perhaps Jessica will show up and help them blow it wide open?
Who should return for the milestone episode?
Jasmine: Jessica, surely. Suits has been so open to having characters reappear again, that I can't think of any character off hand that would be great to have suddenly drop in to celebrate the 100th episode.
Maybe someone for Louis. Sheila returning? A Gretchen appearance would be nice. It's been forever since we saw her.
Christine: Honestly, I’m happy with just the core characters, and I still include Jessica on that list. But they are the people I tune in to see. I don’t think they have to bring anyone back to make me happy.
Stacy: Again, I agree. Jessica and Gretchen should be there. I don't think they need any other "big returns."
Over to you, Suits Fanatics. What did you think of the episode?
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