Pilot

Suits Pilot Episode Guide

Harvey Specter is the best closer in New York City. He's at the top of his game closing mergers, acquisitions and even divorces; it's in his blood. As a result of his success, Harvey is offered a promotion to senior partner at his firm, Pearson Harden. With that promotion, however, Harvey will need a little help. His boss, Jessica Pearson, has enlisted him in a hunt for a new associate.

Mike Ross isn't your average Harvard Law School student... he's not even enrolled there. But that doesn't stop him from taking the bar exam for Harvard graduates as a way to make money on the side. Mike is a prodigy; simply put, he's brilliant. He also has a photographic memory: if he reads something, he remembers it for life.

But Mike's grandmother is sick, and in order to help her, he needs to raise a lot of money. That's where his pot-dealing best friend comes into play. In a botched drug deal, Mike must escape drug-buying thugs. He serendipitously flees the scene and falls into a round of Harvey Specter's associate interviews. While Mike's in hiding, it doesn't take long for him to impress Harvey. And with that, the finest law duo in the toughest law town is born.

Mike gets situated at his new job at Pearson Harden, acquainting himself with those who will help him and those who will stand in his way. Harvey throws Mike his first case, a ''pro bono'' sexual harassment suit involving a CEO. But will Mike's need to raise twenty-five thousand dollars and his ''bad influence'' best friend get in his way? If Harvey is going to stay on top of his game, he'll have to keep Mike motivated and honest.

About Suits

While running from a drug deal gone bad, brilliant college dropout Mike Ross slips into a job interview with one of New York City’s best attorneys, Harvey Specter.  Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey hires Mike on the spot when he sees the young man’s gifted mind and photographic memory in action.

Since then, Harvey and Mike have closed cases and tried to navigate the treacherous waters of the legal world without letting it slip that Mike doesn’t have a degree.  Along the way, they’ve enjoyed personal triumphs, suffered heartbreaking losses, and built a surrogate family with their closest confidants at the firm.

Recently, this family was almost pulled apart when a merger with Darby International pitted Harvey and founding partner Jessica Pearson against each other.  But while war between Harvey and his mentor seemed inevitable, their bond proved too strong to be broken, and the two made amends in time to save the firm from a murder cover-up.

Out of the ashes of that scandal, Pearson Specter emerged stronger than ever.  And now, for the first time, Harvey and Mike are enjoying happiness in both their personal and professional lives.  But in the high stakes legal world, contentment doesn’t last long…and Mike’s secret is still hanging over their heads, waiting to tear down everything they worked so hard to build.

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