Jessica Pearson is the managing partner of Pearson Specter Litt, a true mentor to Harvey Specter, and a key keeper of Mike’s big secret.
As the strong leader of the firm, Jessica can appear cold-hearted, and she lets very few people into her inner circle. Because of how hard it was for her to rise to her top, Jessica takes her work very seriously, refusing to be seen as weak.
Jessica was indifferent toward Mike at first, but then started questioning his strength as a lawyer after his first mock trial. Jessica was one of the first to find out about Mike’s secret, and because of her fear of how it might impact her firm, she demanded that Harvey fire Mike. Once Harvey refused, Jessica started to understand why Harvey thought so highly of Mike, and she began relying heavily on him herself. Mike went from someone she doubted to a go-to guy for big trials and issues at the firm.
Suitors last saw Jessica when she was on the brink of losing her job, which — for someone who has devoted so much to her work — would be akin to losing her family. Harvey decided to make the ultimate sacrifice by leaving the firm in order to protect his mentor, despite Jessica trying to convince him not to.
Losing her protégé and almost losing her job might have given Jessica all the motivation she needed to sell Mike out. Find out if she did when Suits returns on Jan. 27.
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