Hey Suitors. Can you keep a secret? We were a little worried about Louis. Things haven’t been going so well for him lately, and with Anita Gibbs really putting the pressure on…okay, we’ll just come out and say it: we thought Louis was going to make a deal.
How could we say that? Pretty easily, actually. Here’s why:
His Track Record Is Suspect
First off, let’s just looks at the facts. Louis has habit of following his gut to the worst places possible. Remember the Daniel Hardman debacle? Remember when he blew the separation negotiations between Pearson and Darby over some unopened letters -- to a cat? Heck, Jack Soloff and Copier-gate are already a few months in the rearview, so the way we see it, the man was due.
He Just Wasn’t Built For Prison
As Anita Gibbs pointed out, Louis is a man who enjoys the creature comforts. Forget mudding and the ballet, this is a guy who “sculpts” his cuticles with gold plated scissors for God’s sake. You think he’d be able to make it on the inside? They don’t serve prunies in prison!
He’s Only Out For Himself
Sure, Louis has evolved a lot since he first welcomed Mike to the firm by staging a fake firing in his honor. We’ve seen him find love with Sheila and we’ve watched him grow his relationships with Donna and Katrina Bennett. But come on -- historically, when the fit hits the shan, our Louis Marlowe Litt has always been more of a “me” guy than a “we” guy.
He Thinks With His Heart, Not His Head
“You are ruled by your emotions and that is the reason we are in this situation in the first place.” Jessica said this during the whole S.E.C./Walter Gillis/Charles Forstman brouhaha, but she might as well have been talking about every time Louis has gone and done something that winds up biting them in the ass. And with everything that happened with Sheila, he was probably ashamed of his part in Mike’s secret and wanted it all to go away. Our best guess? His heart was screaming “TAKE THE DEAL!”
He Rides For PSL
Louis has always said he reps PSL until the day he dies and only a good housecleaning could restore the house of Pearson, Specter, Litt to its former glory, And if Louis had made a deal, well, he could have done just that. Sure, that would mean screwing over the guy Louis once asked to be best man at his wedding, but come on…Pearson and Litt without Specter? Tell us Louis has never entertained the thought.