Suits Finale: Recap & Thoughts

It’s the season finale that left its fans sobbing and screaming.

“You know I love you, Donna.”

These six words drove us nuts on the second to last episode of Suits Season 4. What did we get in return?

16762794851_c04c45e376_o
#TBT: A youthful Harvey and Donna have their first encounter after the first major success for Harvey. The chemistry that we have seen the past four seasons between these two is very much prevalent here. (USA)

A sexy flashback to Donna and Harvey’s first meeting. An all-knowing Donna approaches Harvey at a bar with the intention to work for him which he remarks back by saying, “You’re not just a pretty face, are you?” This is also where we see infamous dangerous banker, Charles Forstman, shooting a devilish look at Harvey.

xmeeting-with-cahill-suits-s4e16.jpg.pagespeed.ic.-rn5B04lmxH6Z5Rn3h5u
The Stench of Desperation: Without keeping in touch with Harvey for at least three months, Sean Cahill approaches the lawyer with a panic we didn’t see from him the last time he was around. (USA)

Back to present time, Cahill visits Pearson Specter Litt to ask for Harvey’s help to make his case against Woodall and Forstman. Mike and Rachel work together to find Cahill’s money and save him. The couple figures out that Harvey’s troublesome brother probably has something to do with the missing money as the flashback shows Harvey’s brother asking Harvey for money to start his life afresh by setting up a restaurant. But when Jessica turns down Harvey to loan him the money, Harvey runs to Forstman and takes on his offer despite Jessica’s warnings.

In the meantime, Donna helps Louis through tough times as he says goodbye to his late secretary, Norma (who we’ve never seen but heard so much about!). As Louis is at a loss, he offers Donna Norma’s position and we see Donna turning down the offer. However, she does have second thoughts as she confronts Harvey about the night before when he told her that he loved her. Harvey, being the man he is, is afraid to confront his feelings up straight and ends up saying the worst thing possible, “I did that because I wanted to make you feel better.” Donna then accuses him of not taking chances and not letting his true feelings out and storms off.

Back in the flashback, we find out that Forstman had offered Harvey $1 million to come work for him but when he decided to back off from the deal, he finds out that Forstman had already given Harvey’s brother the loan amount he needed for his restaurant. Harvey chews out Forstman for making a stock move based on something he told Forstman the night before in confidence, which made him realize that he was simply manipulated for inside information and can’t go after Forstman without putting both himself and Marcus in a world of hurt.

As we return once again to the present, Forstman has come to talk to Harvey to remind him about their deal made 12 years ago. He argues that Forstman only blackmailed him into the deal. Forstman then tells Harvey that it’s unfortunate that he won’t hear him confess to the crime. A smart man like Forstman never caught on that Harvey was in fact wearing a wire all along, with Cahill listening at the other end of it. This calls for a celebration!

16762794921_c91e127a09_o
Cue the Fangirling: FINALLY!!!! THE MOMENT WE HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!!!! AND SHE SAID YES!!!!! (USA)

Mike returns home and to find Rachel having prepared a romantic dinner to celebrate but Mike turns the whole night around by finally popping the question. It’s probably one of the most emotional scenes in a good way of all time in Suits as Mike Ross says the sweetest compliments possible to a girl and gets down on one knee with his grandmother’s ring in his hands. No doubt was it a tear shedding moment!

Unfortunately, there’s still time to throw some wrenches. Donna comes back to see Harvey, this time, telling him that she’s leaving him for good- that she is going to work for Louis. Harvey tells her not to go, but Donna still leaves, telling him that she loves him. You had your chance Harvey!

16763963415_7cacf7ce87_o
Goodbye For Good?: One can argue that Donna was too flustered with the recent events she had been through, but honestly, props to her for finally taking initiative and doing what she feels is best. You should’ve seen that coming, Harvey. (USA)

We listen in to a final phone call as Harvey phones his brother and we hear that he’s doing great with a wife and kids. That was a satisfying moment because we know the money in the end was worth it and Harvey not giving up on his brother paid off. A truly touching moment there especially since Harvey was broken down by Donna’s departure- hearing how well his brother was doing probably brought some warmth to his broken heart.

Well so much for Darvey (Donna+Harvey)! We couldn’t have been more wrong about their relationship turning romantic and Mike’s proposal sure threw a curveball at us! At this point, Mike and Rachel have gone as far as they can. What will be of the other characters? Will Donna ever come back to Harvey? Will Harvey fight for Donna? Will Mike and Rachel’s engagement last? Who will be Harvey’s new secretary? What changes will this Donna situation in Louis?

The writers sure have to take every step very carefully from now on, because if they screw this up, it’ll be a terrible injustice to years of great script writing! I can’t wait for the summer premiere of a whole new season!

 

What were some of your thoughts on the Season 4 finale of Suits?

 

“I died, as always. I was in shock when Donna left Harvey but anything Donna does, I support cuz she’s ****** flawless!” – Sohee Yu (‘16)

 

– Hyun Jung Choi (‘16)

Header: USA
Captions: Faith Choi (’16)

Gordon Ramsay: Food Extraordinaire

So you think you know Gordon Ramsay? Think again.

Gordon Ramsay? World renowned chef. Successful restaurateur. Celebrated television personality. Gordon Ramsay! On November 8, 1966, in Scotland, a culinary mastermind fated for a road of prosperity, luxury, and entrepreneurship, was born. However, as convincing as his current glamour-filled life may seem, Ramsay did not have a smooth start. Ramsay’s first love, surprisingly, was football. At the age of 15, he embarked on a path of a professional sports career by joining the Glasgow Rangers, a professional Scottish football club. However, during trial runs, a severe knee injury prematurely ended his career.

Celebrities+Attend+Charity+Football+Match+M84s1E3Xyeil
Goodbye, Futbol: Ramsay (center, bottom)’s unfortunate accident ended his football career before it could even begin. // Zimbio

Fortunately for us (sorry, Ramsay), with his dream as a professional athlete forced to an end his interest in culinary pursuits began to blossom. Ramsay attended the North Oxfordshire Technical College and pursued a degree in hotel management. After completing his studies, he worked under Europe’s finest chefs, such as Albert Roux, Marco Pierre White, Joel Robuchon and Guy Savoy, learning, observing, and polishing his natural talent.

Afterwards, Ramsay began a streak of success as in 1993 he became chef of Aubergine, a two Michelin stars restaurant, and in 1998 set up his first restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, which received the rare honor of three Michelin stars—a prestigious title attributed to only four chefs in the entire United Kingdom. Later on, Ramsay opened chains of restaurants around the globe, all of which are now thriving.

vb98695_royalhospitalroad_interior_013
Do You Fancy?: The Restaurant Gordon Ramsay attracts its customers not just for the amazing food but for the fancy interior. It’s the place to be for British socialites and celebrities, such as Victoria and David Beckham. // Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Now, Ramsay, most evidently, is internationally famous; he is well known for his fiery attitude, excessive use of profanity, hilarious memes, and reality television shows. Most famous as the host of Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChef, Ramsay currently scouts for skilled individuals who have the valor to endure his hellishly intense culinary boot camp and the potential to become a master chef.

16000781814_a1a101d6ca_z
Mean or Sassy?: This is just one out of hundred of memes on the internet quoting or twisting around yet another sassy comment from Ramsay. // Fox Everett

Though many mistakenly attribute his fame and big name to his exposure on popular media, we mustn’t forget that he’s where he is due to his extraordinary tastes and recipe for success. Regardless of whether they are racks of lamb decorated with a warm salad of mixed beans and slow-roast tomatoes or lemon tarts sprinkled with handfuls of zesty summer berries, his dishes keep us coming back for more servings.

16000781664_0551415d4d_z
Gordon Ramsay Group Restaurants

– Emily Kim (’16)

Header: chefsworld.net

Returning Shows You Need To Start Watching

Let the binge watching begin.

Trust us — these are definitely worth your time.

Walking-Dead-315-19
AMC

Sunday, February 8 // 9:00 p.m. – The Walking Dead – AMC

Get ready for the most gruesomely addicting show’s return. If you haven’t had a chance to catch this show yet, it revolves around a zombie apocalypse (that can be spread by a bite) that a group of survivors adventure through, I warn you there’s lots of blood and core, yet interesting plotlines to follow.The season 5 mid-season finale of The Walking Dead left us with Beth’s death. What will Rick and the team face next? Who will be the next victim? Will Rick and Morgan reunite? Tune in and find out, as the group finds that a detour could have what they’re searching for! (Spoiler Alert!: Tyreese’s foreshadowing death?)

the-voice-ratings1
NBC, Variety

Monday, February 23 // 8:00 p.m. – The Voice (US) – NBC

The Voice, another version of American Idol and such singing shows will return for its eighth season on February 23 with blind auditions! Carson Daly returns as host and Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams return as coaches and judges while Gwen Stefani will not be returning. Guess what this means? Christina Aguilera will be coming back this season! Be sure to check out some of the best singers yet in this season!

SCOTT MICHAEL FOSTER, GEORGINA HAIG
ABC

Sunday, March 1 // 8:00 p.m. – Once Upon A Time – ABC

Once Upon A Time, a fairy tale drama show that’s come alive in a small town with your favorite Disney princesses and villains made into a show not appropriate for little children! Returning from the mid-season finale, is Rebecca Mader, as Zelena a.k.a Wicked Witch of the West. After the heartbreaking scene where Belle has banished Rumple from town and Emma ends up making out with Hook after trying to kill him, what will be in store for us next?

hells-kitchen
Fox

Tuesday, March 3 // 8:00 p.m. – Hell’s Kitchen – FOX

Attention to all you cooks and food lovers out there! Chef Gordon Ramsay returns with his ball of fire ready to put the pressure on for a new group of chefs vying for the spot to work for the infamous temperamental top chef. Tune in for the 14th season of Hell’s Kitchen for some mouth watering food and Gordon Ramsay’s impeccable insults!

dancing-with-the-stars
ABC

Monday, March 16 // Dancing With the Stars – ABC

Our favorite dance show returns for its 20th season on March 16 with promises from the showrunner that we shall be mesmerized with this all new and supersized season. ‘Latin Night’ and ‘Classical Night’ will be added this season for fresher and even more innovative performances!

community
Yahoo

Tuesday, March 17 // Community – Yahoo

A laywer who gets his degree revoked and ends up back in school and creates a study group with very different individuals that start off the show… Community has 13 new episodes all ready for us for its sixth season. Moved from sitcom to open to everyone online, get your popcorn and favorite blanket for a good 22 minute laugh. Showrunner Harmon as well as stars Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Ken Jeong and Jim Rash will all return.

Supernatural
The CW

Wednesday, March 18 // 9:00 p.m. – Supernatural – The CW

Follow the Winchester brothers; monster hunters after losing their mother to one, raised by their father to be soldiers, on their journeys facing all kinds of supernaturals and events. Kevin Tran’s death changed our favorite brothers, Sam and Dean, unleashing never before sides to them. The Heavenly battle escalated the severity of Metatron’s grab for power and Dean’s unfortunate lie in the mid season finale. Where will this lead to? What new demons are Sam and Dean to face and what is this about a ‘Young Dean’? Wait to find out!

game-of-thrones
HBO

Sunday, April 12 // 9:00 p.m. – Game Of Thrones – HBO

Finally, how can we forget our favorite show, based on the George R.R. Martin’s best selling book series, sink yourselves into a medieval fantasy. The story of two powerful families, royals, knights, prostitutes, innocent men, etc. It’s a lot to follow but worth it! Watch all these characters reveal their motives, their relations and how they all come together in death or in life. The fifth season of Game of Thrones will be quite a season! I can say that the past few seasons have been great but compared to the previous, this season will have much more action and it’ll be where the plot twists and turns with events following events. Where will Tyrion end up? What will happen to Arya? What about the incestuous relationship between Cersei and Jamie? Where’s Daenery’s next stop? I sure can’t wait to find out! Get pumped for this spring!

– Hyun Jung Choi (’16)

Header: HBO