Suits follows college drop-out Mike Ross, who accidentally lands a job with one of New York's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. They soon become a winning team with Mike's raw talent and photographic memory, and Mike soon reminds Harvey of why he went into the field of law in the first place.
Harvey searches for a replacement for Donna. Mike takes a case as a favor, which he must justify to Jessica - while Rachel's father, Robert Zane, offers some unsolicited advice about Rachel's engagement to Mike. And Louis is embroiled in surprising money matters, while an up-and-coming partner, Jack, makes his presence known to Jessica, confronting her about whether Harvey's way of doing business is beneficial to the firm.
Harvey brings some star power to his ongoing conflict with Jack Soloff - a conflict that Louis and Donna can't seem to stay clear of. Mike brings in Robert Zane to co-counsel a case, pitting his instincts as a lawyer against his desire to stay in his future father-in-law's good graces. And while Jessica mediates between Mike and Zane, she tasks Rachel with an unusual assignment.
Harvey steps outside his usual area of expertise, in order to take a case from a client who has a special tie to the firm. Mike and Zane work their class-action case together, but Mike learns they have different ideas about what constitutes a win - for themselves, and for their clients. And Donna counsels Louis on the best way to settle a feud.
When Harvey's bitter rival Travis Tanner turns up on the other side of a case, claiming to be a changed man, Harvey and Mike must decide whether to believe him - or bury him. As Harvey's sessions with Dr. Agard continue, she links his personal stake in the Tanner fight to issues from his past. Meanwhile, Jessica tasks Louis to make things right with Harvey, and with Rachel and Donna's help he devises a plan - one which could make an enemy of the formidable Jack Soloff.
Harvey reels from Dr. Agard's revelation about the root of his panic attacks; and has to make a tough decision in a case that touches a nerve. In other events, Mike and Louis take over responsibility for Harvey's oldest client; and Donna tries to make Rachel's dream wedding possible.
Mike teams with Jack Soloff on a case. Esther Litt returns to P.S.L. in hopes of discreetly solving a problem, and Donna and Harvey try to return their friendship to normal.
Jessica does damage control in the wake of Harvey punching Louis, just as Jack Soloff and Daniel Hardman are looking for weaknesses to exploit. Meanwhile, Donna counsels both men on how to rectify their issues. And Mike must find a way to turn down his recently announced promotion without raising suspicion - while he and Rachel combat an opposing attorney who holds the key to uncovering his secret.
Rachel and her mom plan for Rachel's dream wedding, but Rachel worries that the event could reveal Mike's secret. Meanwhile, Daniel Hardman and Jack Soloff make their move against Jessica and the partners, Harvey and Mike tangle with Hardman's mysterious backer and Louis tries to find Jack's weakness.
With their backs against the wall, Jessica and Louis make a last-ditch effort to rally the support of the partners, as Daniel Hardman and Jack Soloff attempt a takeover of the firm. Meanwhile, Mike and Harvey must each face down the demons of their past in order to make potentially life-altering decisions
Mike's worst fears have come true. He's been arrested for fraud and is under investigation by a ruthless government prosecutor, Assistant US Attorney Anita Gibbs. Meanwhile, Jessica and Harvey must figure out how to build a defense for Mike, knowing full well that he's guilty of the crime for which he stands accused. And Rachel must come to terms with her family's reaction to the news that her fiancé is not the person he claimed to be - and that he could soon be in prison.
Mike and Louis must identify an anonymous tipster in order to diffuse a damning piece of evidence. Gibbs isn't just after Mike, she's set her sights on Jessica and Harvey as well.
With time running out before Mike's case goes to trial, Harvey and Mike are at odds over their strategy, and just what lengths they'll go to in order to defeat Gibbs.
As time runs out before the trial, Mike wants to represent himself while Harvey wants to lead the charge. To decide the issue, Harvey challenges Mike to a winner takes all showdown.
With things looking bad for the firm, Louis mulls over Anita Gibbs' offer to turn on his compatriots in exchange for immunity. Meanwhile, Rachel gives Mike advice on how best to win hearts and minds in the courtroom. As the pressure mounts, Donna pleads with Harvey to not do anything rash, even as Jessica encourages him to do so. And Harvey and Mike look to a new, last-ditch strategy to win the case ... but as they run out of moves to play and deals to make, they face the possibility of putting Mike's fate in the last place they want it - the hands of a jury.
As Mike’s day of reckoning draws near, it threatens to shatter the lives of those closest to him. Faced with the uncertain outcome of his knockdown, drag-out court battle, Mike makes the one play he has left. Meanwhile, he and Rachel must make a huge decision about their future together. Louis battles an old friend to protect the firm from an outside threat, while Jessica fights to keep the firm intact from within. And Harvey and Donna come up with one last long shot move that could save Mike but at great cost to Pearson Specter Litt.
Pearson Specter Litt has scored a hard-fought victory, but the fight has left the firm shaken. Although she avoided jail time, Donna has left Harvey after more than a decade of working together. She is now working for his long-time rival Louis. And while Jessica readjusts to being single, Mike and Rachel are giddy after his marriage proposal
After signing a plea deal to spare his colleagues at Pearson Specter Litt, Mike will be confronted with the harsh realities of prison life as he starts his two-year sentence. Meanwhile, the once bustling Pearson Specter Litt offices are a ghost town – the partners have defected, leaving Harvey, Jessica , Louis, Donna and Rachel to pick up the pieces. But the firm’s troubles are far from over and they will have to deal with the fallout from Mike's crime before they can even begin to rebuild.
PSL faces a class action lawsuit from former clients. Mike has problems with a fellow prisoner.
Mike tries to remain safe without breaking Danbury's unwritten rules. Jessica and Harvey try to land a whale. Louis searches for an office tenant. Rachel faces a fellow student.
Mike considers a deal that could reduce his sentence. Jessica and Louis take different approaches to deal with tenants. Rachel represents a death row inmate.
Mike tries to gain Kevin's trust. Harvey enacts a risky plan. Jessica tries to mend the firm's reputation. Rachel hits a roadblock. Louis enlists Donna's help.
Harvey defends Sutter from Cahill. Mike's past threatens to derail his mission. Rachel and Jessica seek evidence to re-open a case. Louis woos Tara.
Harvey, Louis and Donna search for a missing link to Sutter's inside trading. Mike takes measures to get Kevin on his side. Rachel and Jessica deliver bad news.
Harvey counters Cahill's star witness. Mike tries to deliver a witness himself. Jessica and Rachel try to delay Leonard's execution. Louis adjusts to life as the other man.
In order to protect Mike, Harvey considers putting Gallo back on the streets; Jessica and Rachel get Bailey's case re-opened; Louis deals with anxiety over Tara.
Jessica and Rachel fight to save Leonard Bailey; Harvey and Louis try to keep clients from abandoning ship by wooing their oldest client.
Harvey, Louis and Donna plan for a future without Jessica; Mike adjusts to life as an ex-convict; Rachel considers her options.
Harvey tries to repair a broken relationship - leaving Louis, Donna and Rachel to manage PSL in his absence. Meanwhile, Mike gets a helping hand from an unexpected place.
Rachel receives a letter that creates an unexpected issue for Harvey and Louis. Mike's mentorship of Oliver and Marissa gets put to the test. And Donna gets a surprise from the IT department.
Things are not going too well on PSL. Mike's mentorship is beginning to gain attention. Harvey returns to the firm with some shocking news.
When Mike's class action hits a snag, it might cost him more than the case; Harvey, Louis and Rachel consider getting their hands dirty; and Donna and Benjamin seek an investor.
Mike returns to Pearson Specter Litt as Harvey takes the reins. Louis manages the new class of associates, while Donna and Rachel find their places in the new world order.
Harvey butts heads with his partners over a bold move. Mike pursues a pro bono case with the legal clinic. Donna's actions raise tough questions at the firm.
Louis and Harvey wrangle with new firm dynamics. Mike's latest success brings him unexpected new business. And Rachel's leadership is challenged by an insubordinate associate.
Harvey, Louis and Donna must get on the same page - and fast - when Bratton Gould comes after PSL for poaching an attorney. Mike and Rachel struggle to make time for their wedding plans.
Mike juggles his work obligations with his promise to help a hurting family. Harvey asks for Louis's discretion in handling a sensitive matter. Donna vets a possible addition to the firm.
Mike deals with blow-back on his prison case. Harvey struggles to tell Donna about his relationship with Paula. Louis's past poor behaviour comes back to haunt him.
Harvey learns the scope of Alex's involvement in the prison case, while Mike races to keep it alive. Lipschitz forces Louis out of his comfort zone. Donna struggles with her work/life balance.
Harvey and Mike seek outside help to overcome an impossible situation. An unexpected encounter derails Louis's search for a new associate. Donna receives a surprising proposition.
Mike proposes a power move to boost business, but Harvey's past complicates matters. Rachel is surprised when her dad offers a chance to join forces. Louis mentors Brian.
When SEC investigator Sean Cahill fails to link his corrupt boss Eric Woodall and corporate raider Charles Forstman, Harvey must revisit his own uncomfortable past in order to find a way to put them away for good. Mike and Rachel confront the fact that, while Rachel is Harvey’s associate, Mike is his guy. And Donna helps Louis with an unexpected crisis.
When Mike takes a humanitarian case with the potential to jeopardize firm business, Harvey must decide how much to rein in his associate. Meanwhile, Jessica wrestles with the distance she’s been forced to put between herself and Jeff Malone. And Louis fights to get the respect a name partner deserves.
When Evan Smith brings new evidence nullifying the firm’s victory against Liberty Rail, Harvey and Mike must scramble to save the case. But when D.A. Wolf comes after the firm, they’re faced with the real possibility of Donna going to prison for her role. Meanwhile, Jessica and Malone try to adjust to their new roles in each other’s lives.
Harvard ethics professor Henry Gerard seeks Harvey's help with a case that requires a lack of ethics to win. Mike, meanwhile, does his best to not be spotted by the professor, whose class he never took; and Louis tries to wine and dine a socialite CEO.
Harvey and Louis take a drive to aid an out-of-town client to whom they both have deep ties; and Harvey uses the opportunity to force a confrontation between Louis and Mike about their trust issues. Meanwhile, in a flashback, we discover the root of Harvey and Louis’s competitive relationship in their early days at the firm. And Mike first learns the limitations of his genius when it comes to the law.
Harvey and Jessica take measures to protect the firm from an outsider trying to poach their clients, and Louis struggles to get his personal and professional affairs in order.
Louis is gaining leverage in his quest to become a name partner of the firm and the Pearson Specter team is dealing with the fallout of Louis learning Mike's secret.
The SEC investigation comes to a head as Sean Cahill begins a round of depositions – no one at Person Specter is safe, and no topic is off limits, as the inquisition unearths secrets both professional and personal.
Rachel brings disturbing news while Mike is still reeling from the aftermath of the battle for Gillis Industries. Feeling Harvey is his only friend left, Mike makes a rash decision. Meanwhile, Jessica asks Louis to pick his own reward after his victory for the firm.
Mike has returned to Pearson Specter, but barely has time to savor it – he’s back to working shoulder-to-shoulder with Rachel, in the wake of her confession about Logan. Jessica and Harvey try to outmaneuver the relentless Sean Cahill, as he goes after the firm’s files on the Gillis Industries takeover. And Louis struggles to hide the illicit deal he made to win that fight; evidence of which will bury the firm.
Pearson Specter’s client, Logan Sanders, pushes Harvey to prove his relationship with Mike won’t hinder him from doing what it takes to win their takeover battle. Meanwhile, Louis attempts to mend his relationship with new colleague Jeff Malone, but their ensuing bonding leads to some misunderstandings.
Having lost his partner on the inside, Mike moves to a hostile takeover of Gillis Industries. On the other side, Harvey and Louis pull out all the stops to make sure they win this takeover fight, and things take a personal turn. Meanwhile, Jessica and Malone come face-to-face with Sean Cahill, the attack dog with the weight of the SEC behind him, bent on bringing The Firm down.
Rachel becomes increasingly anxious about work, school, and the growing attraction between herself and Pearson Specter client Logan Sanders. Meanwhile, Louis helps Donna prepare for a major role while she encourages him to face his fear. Harvey and Mike agree to a ceasefire, but Sam accuses him of collusion and Mike learns how ruthless his new partner can be.
When Sean Cahill brings Pearson Specter client Logan Sanders in to the SEC for questioning, Harvey tries to put an end to the Gillis Industries takeover. But when Mike continues to play hardball, Louis sees an opportunity to make a name for himself by saving the day. Meanwhile, Rachel must contend with the fallout of a moment of weakness.
Mike and Harvey adjust to their new paradigm. As they butt heads over strategy in Mike’s first foray into investment banking, their new attorney-client relationship may be short-lived. Meanwhile, Pearson Specter discovers that a disgraced former District Attorney may be pursuing a vendetta against Harvey and the firm.
Harvey and Mike find themselves on opposite sides of a takeover battle that threatens to turn into a knockdown, drag-out fight – a fight complicated by Rachel’s relationship with Mike. Meanwhile, Louis finds himself partnered with recent SEC defector Jeff Malone in defending Pearson Specter from disgraced DA Eric Woodall.
Harvey faces an old rival from law school; Jessica tries to stay out of Louis and Scottie's feud.
A persistent attorney goes after one of Harvey's clients; Mike is faced with a difficult decision; former name partner Charles Van Dyke returns with revenge on his mind.
The merger complete, Jessica's new partnership with Darby is tested when he assigns Harvey a high-profile client, an oil baroness named Ava Hessington, who has a deeper past with Darby than originally thought. Mike works to reconcile with Harvey, while also trying to manage the fallout from his revelation to Rachel. Meanwhile, Louis convinces Darby to give him quartermaster responsibilities at the firm over his rival, Nigel, but the move backfires when Nigel is put in charge of something even more precious to Louis.
Louis offers Mike a case and partnership that could change his future at the firm. Harvey and Jessica team up to keep Ava Hessington out of jail, but their case is complicated by an old nemesis of Harvey's, disgraced former DA Cameron Dennis.
Cameron has Harvey's client arrested for murder. Meanwhile, Katrina tries to win over Louis and a British version of Harvey arrives at the firm.
Harvey clashes with Stephen over Ava’s case, among other issues. Meanwhile, things are still tense between Harvey and Jessica as they strategize how best to defend Ava. And Louis enlists Rachel in his battle with Nigel over a broken contract… and heart.
As Ava Hessington’s murder trial begins, Harvey, Mike and Jessica fight off betrayal from both inside the firm and out. Meanwhile, Louis and Donna seek to even the score with those who have done them wrong.
Pearson Darby Specter’s “divorce" brings trust issues to the forefront. Harvey finds himself battling Scottie once again and Louis convinces Jessica to let him handle the dissolution talks. Meanwhile, Mike asks Rachel to take a big step forward in their relationship.
An old nemesis returns to complicate the Pearson Darby negotiations and put Harvey and Scottie on opposite sides once again. Meanwhile, recruiting a new hire puts Louis in Sheila’s crosshairs, and Mike and Rachel find themselves in Jessica’s crosshairs.
Harvey’s defense of Ava hits a roadblock when the interests of her murder trial are at odds with Louis’ work to thwart a hostile takeover of Hessington Oil by a rival businessman.
Lines between the personal and the professional get blurred when Harvey and Stephen work together on Ava's case, and Mike invites Rachel to join him on a case that gets complicated when his secret falls in the line of fire -- with Rachel's parents.
Cameron’s continuing use of shady tactics on Ava’s case brings up memories of why Harvey left the DA’s office to work for Jessica. As Rachel visits law schools, Mike looks back on what cost him his one chance at a degree.
A major client demands that Harvey and Mike perform an unpleasant task; Louis faces a difficult challenge; Rachel collects an old debt.
Things are anything but business as usual when Harvey and Mike find themselves at odds with a tenacious U.S. Attorney. Scottie and Harvey can’t seem to get on the same page and Mike and Rachel clash over plans for the future.
Both Mike and Jessica lean on Harvey for support when things from their respective pasts throw them off their game.
Things get complicated when Harvey mixes business with pleasure and gets caught between Jessica and Scottie. Painful memories plague Mike as he uses a case to exorcise demons against an old foe, while Louis’ suspicions threaten to expose Mike.
With the continuing upheaval at the firm, Mike and Harvey reflect back on how their past decisions have influenced their present situation.
As Hardman makes it clear he's back to stay, Jessica tasks Harvey with helping shore up support for her within the firm - but Harvey's penchant for winning may create more enemies than friends.
Harvey bristles at Daniel's involvement on a lawsuit he's handling, but their battle to one up each other threatens the case, leaving Mike caught in the middle.
Louis and Mike finally see eye to eye, but Louis' paranoia may damage his budding friendship with Mike as well as his standing at the firm. Also, Travis Tanner rolls back into town, gunning for Harvey. Guest Stars: Eric Close, David Costabile, John Finn.
Harvey's tasked with closing the one person whose vote will decide Pearson Hardman's future.
Harvey needs Mike's help as the battle for control of Pearson Hardman reaches its climax. But Mike drops off the grid following a dramatic turn in his personal life.
Harvey and Mike take on a criminal suit that hits close to home for Mike, who struggles to separate his personal feelings from the facts of the case.
The war with Daniel may be over, but the battle has left Pearson Hardman vulnerable, and Harvey must protect the firm from a rival whose attack seems as personal as it is professional. Louis and Mike are forced to pay the price for previous actions.
With the resources of the firm stretched to the limit, Daniel Hardman returns with an outrageous lawsuit against Jessica.
Dana “Scottie” Scott returns to complicate Harvey and Jessica's battle against Hardman. But this time, she's brought the full force of her British firm.
Harvey goes head to head against Robert Zane, Rachel’s father, on a gender discrimination case that forces Rachel to confront her complicated relationship with her Dad.
Harvey’s vision for the firm’s future clashes with Jessica’s when a British firm offers a tempting proposition.
Oblivious of the fact that Trevor approached Jessica, Mike's on top of the world after Harvey entrusts him with closing a major lawsuit for the firm.
Harvey's personal history with a client forces he and Mike to take on an unorthodox case from which they'd normally walk away. Also, Louis and Rachel team up to save a mutually beloved institution from ruin.
As the fallout continues to reverberate from the pending lawsuit against Pearson Hardman, Harvey turns to a former colleague, with whom he has a thorny past, for help in proving the firm's case.
Harvey's efforts to free an innocent man hit a wall when he goes against the new district attorney, who seems more focused on the integrity of the system than justice.