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'Suits' 3x11 'Buried Secrets': The Mike Ross conundrum

Louis: "I breached your mainframe."
Louis: "I breached your mainframe."
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Donna: “I can tell you from personal experience, anything can happen to a file.”

Rachel: "I caught you staring at me five times."
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“Buried Secrets” is the winter premiere of “Suits.” If you haven’t seen the episode, then beware of spoilers. To review the briefings on the last case, click here. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. “Suits” airs Thursday nights at 8 on USA.

Rinaldi is back, and you know what that means, Mike wants to kick his ass. Rinaldi tried to play on Mike’s sense of good guys and bad guys. This had the potential to have Mike question if his role has changed, but the writers don’t take it there. Instead, the focus shifts back on Mike’s father. While the news that Mike’s dad had two drinks lead to some nice scenes, it would have been great to see Mike consider whether or not he was doing the right thing. The writers try to have this moment happen by having Mike offer Rinalid some help, but it doesn’t feature Mike wondering about if he is doing the right thing or if he is the villain.

Louis is determined to get to the bottom of Mike’s picture not being in the file room. Since he is Louis, the way he learns that Mike might have never gone to Harvard is by talking into his Dictaphone. Some things just never change. It is hilarious, but very Louis. The writers handle this very well. They lure viewers into thinking that either Louis will confront Sheila or that Donna’s manipulation has done the trick. In the end, Louis discovers there is something wrong with Mike’s transcript. Louis knows everything about Harvard and the people who graduate from there, so if he didn’t notice something was wrong, it would have not painted Louis in the best light. What do you think Louis’ next move will be?

Here are some thoughts on elsewhere in the episode. Mike talks to Rachel about what his parents were like, and what happened the last time Mike saw his parents. This is extremely heartbreaking and absolutely fantastic. It is great to see this side of Mike. He has opened up to Harvey, but not in the same way that he opens up to Rachel. Speaking of Harvey, he is working through his own relationship woes. Scottie and Harvey are most enjoyable when they are bantering or trying to outdo one another, like at the restaurant when Michael Phelps shows up. It is still hard to decide how to feel about them as a couple. Personally, I’m cautious just as Jessica is. What did you think of the episode?

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