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There have been many questions plaguing the minds of “Suits” viewers. What is Daniel Hardman’s history at the firm; fans know he has had some past illegal and immoral dealings. How did Harvey rise to Junior Partner and how did Louis handle it. Have Donna and Harvey always been close and what happened to Harvey’s father. These questions, and more, have been answered in this week’s flashback episode.
Amazingly entertaining with its past-versus-present atmosphere, this chapter of “Suits” was a sure hit. Fans rave that it’s a stand-out episode of season two and rightly so. A metric ton of questions were answered about everyone’s past and it leaves viewers wanting more in the coming episodes.
Fans now know just what kind of man they are dealing with looking at Daniel Hardman and it will make the last episodes of Season two that much more entertaining. It is clear that Hardman is rising to the occasion after five years of absence from firm. In “Rewind” fans laid witness to the mighty Daniel Hardman falling from grace due to Harvey’s actions.
Watch as Mike Ross pokes fun at uptight lawyers and begins to make his mark in the test-taking world of the LSAT. Fans will be excited to see just how Trevor and Jenny met as well as some of the chemistry that Jenny and Mike exhibited prior to the start of “Suits” Season one. Strapped for cash, what does a man with the perfect memory do to earn some cash. The answer is revealed but we learn there were some bumps and bruises along the way.
Speaking of bruises, the ego of junior partner Louis Litt definitely takes a hammering as he watches associate Harvey Specter become junior partner Harvey Specter. Fans know from Season one that Harvey has the guts to put his foot down in answer. What viewers see in this episode is just how cutthroat Harvey really can be.
On the other hand, fans of the Harvey Specter persona will delight in his character’s reaction to his father Gordon, showing viewers he hides his emotions well — but not all the time. Even the best of us get teary eyed when bad news hits home.
Too true is the need for Donna’s return as Harvey slowly spirals out of control. Fans know from past episodes that Donna and Harvey are a package deal. Not only is Donna the gateway to Harvey’s office, she is his anchor in a sea of chaos. Donna knows all that goes on at Pearson Hardman and credit goes to her for providing the information that elevated Harvey to that cushy corner office that he has had since the start of the show.
The producers must have known they had a hit on their hands when this episode aired. One of the most talked about of this season, “Rewind” will likely rank as a fan favorite episode in any “Suits” discussion. Not that the arrival of Rachel Zane isn’t important but each flashback was a revelations to fans.
Cleverly noted throughout the episode though, is how Mike slowly changes himself as well. The flashbacks of Harvey and the present day Mike Ross bear an eerie similarity. In part, this is because Mike is learning from Harvey but more than anything else, it means that Mike has the potential of becoming a big fish.
This episode may have been created to provide fans and viewers with more character-defining moments of the “Suits” cast but what fans have taken from this is a shared history with some of their favorite characters. If each of us considers who we were five years ago, it is a good bet that we are different people. For this reason the flashback technique creates both a wistful nostalgia as well as a charge of electricity as we consider the future.
Rating 4.5/5 For as close to a perfect episode as you can get and keeps fans guessing as well.