The "Suits" episode "Discovery" is the episode where everyone loses, all because of that jerk Travis Tanner (Eric Close). He was a jerk in Season 1, in the episode "Undefeated," but now he has hit a new level of "jerkedness." Why is he trying to ruin everything for everybody? Because it makes for an intriguing plotline, that's why!
Tanner returns to sue Pearson Hardman and one of Harvey's (Gabriel Macht) old clients, Coastal Motors, for a case they thought was closed. It all rests on a document that proves that Coastal Motors knew their cars were unsafe, but did nothing about it, leading to a man's death. Tanner brings the document to Harvey, touting that he's got Harvey on fraud because he supposedly knew about the document, as well.
Harvey gets into a tiff with Mike (Patrick J. Adams) about Mike's touching of Harvey's vinyl, and whether The Spinners were a good music group. Harvey retaliates by handing Mike over to Louis (Rick Hoffman) for a whole case. The problem is that he also has to work with Harvey in secret on the Tanner problem, because Harvey doesn't want to tell Hardman (David Costabile) or Louis that they are being sued for Harvey's non-fraud because Harvey doesn't trust them.
Mike actually enjoys working with Louis, despite the fact that Louis is "the king of mixed metaphors," as Mike puts it. Louis also attempts to emulate Harvey by doing a quote riff with Mike of "Chariots of Fire," which fails miserably because Mike apparently never saw the movie.
Louis realizes that his "spider parts are tingling," because he feels Harvey is hiding something. He leaves his Dictaphone hidden in Harvey's office to record what Mike and Harvey are saying. Louis listens to the recording later, and hears Harvey and Mike joking about him and talking about the secret case. Consequently, Louis now wants nothing to do with Mike, and they both lose. They had made an interesting, if slightly strange, team.
The rest of Pearson Hardman
When Hardman learns (from Louis) that Harvey and Jessica (Gina Torres) kept the fraud suit from him, he becomes furious. He points out that he wants them to win the case because it's against Pearson Hardman, not against Harvey alone. He can't use the case against Harvey unless he wants the entire firm to go down with him.
At the end of the episode, Donna (Sarah Rafferty) finally discovers the mysterious missing document that Harvey assumed Tanner had created. The document has Donna's signature indicating that she received it. Somehow, it never made it to Harvey's desk, and now he is accused of knowing about it. Cue heart sink. "Suits" fans everywhere shared a simultaneous gasp at the thought of their most-loved Donna making such a horrible mistake.
Fans will have to wait until Thursday, July 19 at 10 p.m. ET on USA Network to find out what happens next.
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