'Suits' Season 9, episode 6: Samantha's firing tears the firm apart, forces Robert Zane to return
Harvey Specter’s (Gabriel Macht) “adopted son” Mike Ross (Patrick J Adams) came back to pick a fight with daddy but got caught in the crossfires of the longstanding ego battle between him and colleague Samantha Wheeler
Season 9 of ‘Suits’ has proved two things if nothing else – Faye Richardson (Denise Crosby) is relentless and Zane Specter Litt Wheeler Williams is a family, dysfunctional as it may be. In the previously aired ‘If the Shoe Fits’ we saw history repeat yet again, because of these two facts.
Harvey Specter’s (Gabriel Macht) “adopted son” Mike Ross (Patrick J Adams) came back to pick a fight with daddy but got caught in the crossfires of the longstanding ego battle between him and colleague Samantha Wheeler (Katherine Heigl). Mike beat her fair and square, but Samantha, whose ego was bruised, bent the law yet again to fit her needs.
This obviously did not sit well with Faye, who fired her on the spot. While Faye is in the right, this is not going to sit well with the other named and senior partners of the firm. They will do ‘Whatever it Takes,’ as the title of the episode suggests, to win Samantha her job back – there is just one little problem.
While everyone cares for Samantha, not everyone is on board with taking Fay down by hook or by crook. It is evident from the trailer for the upcoming episode that Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman) is among those that want to do whatever it takes, but Harvey may not be okay with this. He had warned Samantha against going after Mike full throttle and she went rogue and he potentially believes she had it coming.
Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty) also seems to be on the same boat, but her reason being she is not okay with making the attacks personal. We do not know yet what the team is planning to do, but from what we know of her, Faye is squeaky clean with her work. There is not much they are going to dig up on her.
However, they are going in with all the ammunition they have got, and that includes Robert Zane (Wendell Pierce), whose disbarment the whole Faye babysitting business began with. It remains to be seen how he will be helpful in this particular situation but we do know that he loves Samantha like a daughter and would do anything to help her out.
Don’t forget to watch season 9 episode 6 of ‘Suits’ when it airs on NBC on August 21.