"Okay, Harvey, if that's how you wanna play it. I do know you better than you know yourself. I had you pegged about four seconds after you walked in my door, which is why I know you weren't just washing your face when Jessica walked in. You were washing your face because you threw up. And you told yourself that you were coming down with something or you had some bad clams. But I'll tell you what really happened. You threw up because you had a panic attack. And you're not coming to me because you're having trouble sleeping. You're coming to me because you're scared to death that it'll happen again."
Paula Agard to Harvey Specter

Denial is the first episode of the fifth season of Suits and the 61st overall. It first aired on June 24, 2015.


In the Season 5 premiere, Harvey's work is impacted by changes around the office; and Donna adjusts to working for Louis, who believes she's certain to return to Harvey. In other events, Mike and Rachel must decide how and when to share their big news; and an up-and-coming partner confronts Jessica about Harvey's way of doing business.


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Main Cast

Guest Cast

  • Christina Cole as Paula Agard
  • Cornell Womack as Kevin Slattery
  • Jere Burns as Vince Sanfilippo

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Cultural References



Donna: Today is the day I work for you.
Louis: Oh, my God. I can't believe it. This is really happening? What do we do first? I mean, I'm so goddamn turned on right now.
Donna: I don't know. Maybe we could get a jump on some of the things that have been piling up since Norma.
Louis: Well, my Dictaphone's at full capacity, it's about to burst.
Donna: Well, I could help you with that.
Louis: Would you?
Donna: Of course. That's my job. Relieving the pressure on your Dictaphone.
Louis: Okay, you know what? Maybe we're, um... moving too quickly.
Donna: Okay. Well, how about I just redo your calendar, and index every live case you have, and then get to know every single inch of your filing system.


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