Friday, January 25, 2013

'Blood in the Water' -- Suits 2x11

Warning: Spoiler Alert

I normally like Luis, I will completely admit to this ... like him even though I know that the man is a complete weasel. However, I am having a really hard time liking him (especially in this episode). He is certainly socially awkward, and doesn't seem to understand what is acceptable behavior, but there are certainly times when he is far more obtuse than what is strictly necessary. And the way that he treated the blondie (the associate that he screamed at and fired) was not cool in any way, no matter how much he may have thought that he was justified in doing so. Their job is going to have a lot of pressure in it, but continually making the poor boy stress out so that he does even worse at his job isn't going to make the situation with him any better. It seems like it is only going to keep him making mistakes, and perhaps that they will get worse with time ... and a good leader would not only not be a bully, s/he would get an idea of what other people are able to do, and would perhaps put them in a position where they would be able to do that (and it looked like homeboy should have been in a room somewhere writing drafts and such).

The more time that goes on, the more I'm convinced that Luis was bullied a lot as a kid (it's become kind of clear that he has been bullied a lot as an adult). The way that Harvey gets to him all of the time, and he doesn't seem to be able to know how to stand up for himself in those situations ... and the way that he treats those who he has some kind of power over ... it makes me think that he was bullied, and he never really learned how to stand up for himself or how to treat other people. I also wouldn't be surprised to find out that he is an only child and that he was smothered by at least one of his parents. Gah, here I go again with the INTJ and trying to read a little too much into genre television. lol

But I did fully approve of the fact that he was good to Mike, and that he was willing to use his stash of fixer-upper after a beating stuff on him as soon as he saw that there was something wrong. It made me forgive him a bit for the douche that he had been in the rest of the episode. I also forgave him a little bit after he helped Mike go through all of the paperwork that he needed to look through for any loopholes that might have been there. I still kind of wanted to shake him for how awful that he had been to blondie, and I'm sure he'll have other moments where he is a complete douche, but he is somewhat forgiven for what he did.

And you know what else? I'm happy that Harvey was willing to make peace with Luis (especially after the cartoon comparison that he made about their relationship). There is a certain point when you are pushing someone, having the kind of relationship where the two are you are snipping at each other (but where it is essentially harmless), and you turn into a complete bully ... and let's face it, Harvey has been a bully where Luis is concerned, and has been for quite a while. I don't expect the two of them to ever be friends, they are just too different at their cores for that, but they can at least work together, since they are both good in their areas.

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