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"Michael, I think you came to see me because when people are in crisis they're searching for something more, usually something they've lost."
"I lost my parents, and I'm not getting them back."
"No, Michael, you lost your faith.
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Sam Walker and Mike Ross

Faith is the tenth episode of the fifth season of Suits and the 70th overall. It first aired on August 26, 2015.

Synopsis

With their backs against the wall, Jessica and Louis make a last-ditch effort to rally the support of the partners, as Daniel Hardman and Jack Soloff attempt a takeover of the firm. Meanwhile, Mike and Harvey must each face down the demons of their past in order to make potentially life-altering decisions.

Plot

The episode starts with a flashback to Harvey's past where he sees his mother cheating on his father with his father's friend. He goes to one of his father's musical performances so that he can tell him everything, but he ultimately changes his mind because his father tells him that he's coming home. In the present day, Harvey is retelling this story to Dr. Agard. Another flashback to Mike's past shows his reaction and grief the day he found out his parents died. Under the care of his grandmother, he goes to Catholic school at the church where his parents regularly donated money. The priest, Father Walker is shown trying to help Mike through his troubles, but Mike is defiant.

In the present day, Mike visits Father Walker, after learning that Trevor also went to the priest for guidance. Meanwhile, Hardman threatens to obtain and gut Louis' sister's company unless he agrees to vote against retaining Jessica as managing partner. In the end, Harvey cuts a deal with Forstman to resign, and reveals the news to the senior partners that Hardman's backer was a man in prison. All of the partners – with the exception of Soloff – vote to keep Jessica. Mike decides to resign from the firm, too, thanking Harvey for giving him a family, but saying he will soon have his own family and he doesn't want his secret to threaten that. Just as Mike is about to leave the firm with Rachel, two agents arrive and arrest him for conspiracy to commit fraud.

Cast

Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

Major/Highlighted Events

Mike Ross' arrest

Cultural References

Flashbacks

Present Day

Trivia

  • Goddamn Counter: 1
  • This episode is dedicated in memory of Elaine A. Zane, the mother of casting director Bonnie Zane.
  • Louis reminds Daniel Hardman that he had threatened to kill Daniel if the latter told him so much as the incorrect time. ("He's Back")

Goofs/Inconsistencies

  • Paul Porter is once again missing from a mandatory senior partners' meeting.

Quotes

Mike: Harvey, you didn't just give me my dream. You gave me a family. But I'm gonna have a family of my own someday, and I can't have all of this hanging over their heads.
Harvey: You're resigning.
Mike: I am.
Harvey: You know, you once asked me why I hired you, and I told you it was because life is like this and I like this.
Mike: Harvey, please, you can't convince me–
Harvey: Let me finish. It was like this not because of the risk we're taking. It's because of who you are.
Mike: So you're not disappointed?
Harvey: Are you kidding me? After that speech, if you hadn't done this, I'd be kicking you out. And for the record, you're not the only one who got more family out of this deal.

Gallery

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