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USA Network continues Season 8 of the popular lawyer drama, Suits, starring Gabriel Macht and Katherine Heigl, with Episode 13: The Greater Good. Now that Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) has left the firm, is lawyer Harvey Specter (Macht) ready to get back in the game and take on new court cases?
Since we last left them, Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman) has been leading the firm as Managing Partner. Harvey and Donna (Sarah Rafferty) are caught in the crosshairs when a bad decision comes back to them. Their associate, Stu (Ian Reed Kesler) is being blackmailed by Nick (Damon Dayoub) over stock manipulation, which affects the firm.
While Katrina (Amanda Schull) is avoiding Brian at work, Samantha (Heigl) is working on her own case. Samantha ends up meeting with a familiar face with Judy. It turns out Judy is the one who gave up on Samantha years ago. Judy needs to Samantha’s help on a court case with Cory.
Meanwhile, Harvey ends up crossing paths with Sean Cahill (Neal McDonough). Turns out Harvey has used up his many favors with Sean, including getting Mike’s freedom from prison. If Nick decides to confess to Stu’s stock manipulation, Sean doesn’t have any problem putting the handcuffs on Harvey. In the end though, Harvey and Sean end up working together after all to take down Nick over blackmail.
At first, Samantha bails on Judy, who wasn’t really being honest with her. Samantha’s rap sheet caused to worry Judy back then. Judy wants to help other unfortunate kids but she kept trying to save Samantha. In court, Samantha pulls some strings and manages to lessen down Corey’s punishment to community service.
Katrina has to make a choice of whether or not to work with Brian. Her plan was to find a substitute but his replacement isn’t up to the task. Donna warns Katrina that she is in danger of ruining Brian’s professional career if she can’t keep her emotions in check.
After making a decision, Katrina puts Brian on the fast track. In a year’s time, he will get a promotion and she will find the right replacement in the empty spot. This just means they cannot be around each other anymore.
Hearing how badly the deposition went, Louis asks Katrina what’s going on between her and Brian. Katrina reveals that she almost kissed a married man. As a father figure, Louis embraced her and consoled Katrina as she burst into tears.
While flirting with Thomas Kessler (Sasha Roiz) on the phone, Donna ends up missing Harvey’s call. Feeling lonely, Harvey makes a call to Mike and leaves a heartfelt message.
Suits continues Wednesdays at 10pm on USA Network.