‘Pearson’ Recap: Episode 6 “The Donor”

Pearson Episode 6, USA Network

USA Network continues the highly anticipated Suits spinoff series, Pearson, starring Gina Torres and Morgan Specter, with Episode 6: The Donor. After leaving her New York firm behind, former lawyerJessica Pearson (Torres) jumps into the Chicago world of politics.  

Five years before becoming mayor, Bobby Golec (Specter) was having an affair with Keri Allen (Bethany Joy Lenz). This affair occurred when the former City Attorney was stealing money and removing evidence. Keri Allen wanted to be a whistle bowler but she didn’t know the right thing would cost her a lawsuit with the former City Attorney. 

Real estate developer Pat McGann (Wayne Duvall) has lost funding from his deal with Chan. Jessica thinks this is the perfect moment for Bobby to find other donors for his reelection campaign. With the money running dry, Bobby can break himself free from Pat’s hold on him.  

PEARSON — “The Donor” Episode 106 — Pictured: (l-r) Eli Goree as Derrick Mayes, Morgan Spector as Bobby Novak — (Photo by: Eddy Chen/USA Network)

Meanwhile, Keri Allen (Bethany Joy Lenz) starts an argument with the Mayor. Keri doesn’t even know if she is in a relationship and admits to sleeping with another guy. Bobby is jealous that she’s been dating around and tries to win Keri back. 

After their previous spat, Jessica wants Yoli Castillo (Isabel Arraiza) and Derrick (Eli Goree) to apologize and get along during working hours. Unfortunately, there are problems at home that distracts Yoli at work. Without anyone else to turn to, she ends up seeing Derrick.

Yoli reminds Derrick that she is DACA but her parents aren’t. Her mother has been targeted because she is an immigrant. Derrick wants Yoli to turn to Jessica, but she’s scared to ask for help. Yoli asks Derrick to keep her problems a secret from Jessica. 

Jessica and Bobby end up meeting with a potential donor. The potential donor wants to get back at Pat because he’s a thug. After the donor drops a name that shakes Bobby to the core, Jessica realizes he is hiding something series. 

Pat ends up storming into Bobby’s office after hearing the mayor is looking for campaign donors. Pat promises to squeal on Bobby and snitch on what his father did. Realizing he doesn’t need Pat anymore, Bobby just calls him out on his bluff.  

Before Jeff (D.B. Woodside) has his date with Jessica, he hands in his business card to Nick (Simon Kassianides). Jessica is saddened that Angela won’t accept her offer. Jeff reminds Jessica that she’s a stranger to her own family, which upsets her even more.   

Jeff ends up paying  a visit to Angela, telling her to make the move. After some convincing, Angela ends up taking Jeff’s key to the apartment. Angela, her kids, and the grandmother all end up staying in Jessica’s suit.   

PEARSON — “The Donor” Episode 106 — Pictured: Chantel Riley as Angela Cook — (Photo by: Tyler Golden/USA Network)

After his affair with Kerri, Bobby discovers a small tape inside a yellow envelope.  

Pearson continues Wednesdays 10pm on USA Network. 

By Jorge Solis

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