Suits Recap: Being Specter For The Day

By Daniel Hart
Published: September 5, 2019 (Last updated: November 24, 2023)
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Suits Season 9, Episode 7 - Scenic Route


Suits Season 9, Episode 7, “Scenic Route” is the silliest chapter in the series, ever, but if you are a huge supporter of the show, you’ll like it.

This recap of Suits Season 9, Episode 7, “Scenic Route” contains significant spoilers. You can read the recap of the previous episode by clicking these words.

This is by far the silliest episode of Suits ever. But because I adore the characters, I embraced the insanity of it all.

First of all, Harvey (Gabriel Macht) and Samantha (Katherine Heigl) have decided to head out on a road trip together to find out the truth about her parents. Harvey slyly asks Donna if she is okay that he is off on this trip. Of course, Donna is okay with it. She’s Donna.

But Episode 7 turns whacky when Louis decides to take advantage of two days without Harvey. He plants his a*** in Specter’s office and pretends to be him. Louis being Louis takes it too far and accepts a call, pretending to be Harvey. He accepts lunch with a potential client, but as Harvey Spectre, so he puts on a wig for good measure, despite Donna disapproving.

I want to add that this is not an ordinary chapter. The firm is going through a due diligence phase, and Louis’ behaviour would have been thrown out of the window. Regardless, it’s worth enjoying. It was also hilarious witnessing Louis getting all the attention at the meal, and pretending to be an over-macho businessman who can get whatever he wants.

Harvey gets a ‘road trip’ car but it, unfortunately, reminds Samantha of her childhood when she accidentally broke a car and her foster father punished her for it. She also had a boyfriend that tried to buy the same car to try and help Samantha get past her childhood. With all the stories spilling out, this was a good opportunity for Samantha and Harvey to open up about the “fabricating of evidence”, and Samantha apologises.

Louis continues to dig a deeper hole in Episode 7, “Scenic Route” as he secures the client, acting like Harvey. Eventually, Harvey gets wind of what Louis is doing, and he and Samantha prank call him to make him scared. Desperate measures for desperate times; Louis asks Harold for help and finally comes clean with the client.

The road trip continues; Samantha and Harvey take the scenic route, but a tyre bursts, leaving Samantha fuming at Harvey. Another flashback reveals that Samantha was angry that her boyfriend wanted to leave his family for her. She has deep-rooted principles about family, born from her terrible upbringing.

Samantha finally reaches her destination and eventually learns the truth; her father never knew she existed, but he wishes he did. Her mother died, which is why she was taken away. Samantha cannot understand why she still has all the pent up anger. Harvey understands why and explains his relationship with his mother that’s made him angry for years.

Suits Season 9, Episode 7, “Scenic Route” ends with Harvey receiving a surprise from Donna. She has managed to get the painting back that he had to give away. Donna swapped it with a forged one. Harvey rings his mother and apologises for not forgiving her sooner.

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  • Harvey talks about his admiration for Mike.
  • Donna asks for a favour from Alex regarding Gavin.
  • Louis offers a job back at the firm.

You can read the recap of the next episode by clicking these words.

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