I delivered my sort-of love letter/eulogy to Suits — a middling show from a different era that I continued to watch out of misguided loyalty — back in 2019 but for those watching it on Netflix/Peacock who may have bailed several seasons back before it ended, here’s how the series concluded.
Briefly: In their final case, Faye — an attorney the NY Bar assigned to take over managerial responsibilities at the firm because of the firm’s ethical issues — pits Harvey against his protege, Mike (visiting from his firm in Seattle, where he had relocated with wife Rachel Zane), and puts them in an impossible situation. Like every impossible situation on Suits, it is quickly resolved when Mike and Harvey decide to join forces with essentially the rest of the firm to engage in an ethically ambiguous rouse to take Faye down (the same sort of ethically ambiguous rouse that compelled the NY Bar to assign someone to oversee their firm). The gambit pays off, and Faye is ousted from the firm. Samantha (Katherine Heigl) and Katrina — who had been fired by Kaye — are both rehired.
Meanwhile, Louis and Shiela get hitched. Louis fires his therapist so that the therapist can officiate the wedding. After the ceremony, Sheila goes into labor. While Shiela is giving birth, Harvey and Donna decide to use the remainder of Louis’ wedding reception to get married themselves. During their wedding, there’s a brief scare during the delivery of Louis’ baby, but everything turns out OK.
After Harvey and Donna wed, they visit Louis in the hospital and inform him that they’re leaving the firm to join Mike’s firm in Seattle. Louis is briefly crushed but he gets over it. With Louis and Samantha in charge of the firm with Alex, they bring in Katrina as their fourth partner and change the name of the firm again. A Coldplay montage — “When I Ruled the World” — plays them out, as Harvey swaggers out of his office one last time.
That’s it. It is about as middle of the road and predictable as to be expected from Suits, delivering the same comfort and familiarity that we’d all been accustomed to over 9 seasons. It is an uninspired finale for a mostly uninspired series, and for Suits fans — both enthusiastic and reluctant — it’s exactly what we wanted from a series finale for the long-running USA Network series.
This post has been updated since originally being published in 2019.