'Suits' season 9 episode 4 review: Zane Specter Litt Wheeler Williams finally comes together as a family and wins big against Faye
When the time came to prove that Harvey's relationship with Donna is no more or less conflict of interest than any of their other relationships, everyone stepped forward
Since the beginning of season nine, we have seen every member of the Zane Specter Litt Wheeler Williams family struggle with Faye Richardson's (Denise Crosby) iron-clad rules. The named partners have been resisting every change Faye wanted to bring in, from the most minuscule to the massive ones. Despite her seemingly good intentions, it is the utter disrespect and the clear disdain she reserves for them that infuriates the partners.
Individually they have all taken hits, Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman) more than most, but on Wednesday, August 7's episode of the USA Network series, we saw them unite against a common enemy and say enough is enough! Finally, they showed that the firm is indeed a family, and it took an attack on the metaphorical cornerstone of the company for them to realize what it means.
So far, they have all been fighting their individual battles and reaching out to one another when they needed support. Whether it is Alex Williams (Dulé Hill) taking Louis out for a bowling game or inviting Samantha Wheeler (Katherine Heigl) for family dinners or whether it is Louis spending girls' nights with Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty) or turning to Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) for brotherly advice or anything in between for that matter, they all mean so much more than co-workers to one another.
When the time came to prove that Harvey's relationship with Donna is no more or less a conflict of interest than any of their relationships, everyone stepped forward. It was the first time in many episodes that we see the whole gang show a united front and it was a chilling moment. It reminded you why you have been tuning in for every episode for nine seasons. Moreover, it gave them their first big win against Faye.
The episode also proved yet again why Katrina (Amanda Schull) is going to be the saving grace of Zane Specter Litt Wheeler Williams. Fair but tough, even with her close friends and superiors, Katrina seems to be the only one to realize that Faye's arrival at the firm is actually a good thing. The scenes between her and Louis in 'Cairo' are among the best things this episode. It is a reminder of why Louis relies on her so much.
'Cairo' also ended with Faye being reflective and nice – too nice, if you ask us. It makes us wonder what plans she is setting in motion to get the Zane Specter Litt Wheeler Williams fam to do as she says. It will be explored in season nine episode five of the show, which is set for release on August 14.