"What I know is what our trial strategy's gonna be. Motion to delay, motion to delay, motion to delay. The wheels of justice turn slowly, Tommy."
Harvey Specter to Thomas Bratton

Motion to Delay is the ninth episode of the eighth season of Suits and the 117th overall. It first aired on September 12, 2018.


An old foe backs the firm into a corner. Samantha and Alex try to broker a peace between clients.


To be added


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

  • Benjamin Ayres as Gavin Andrews
  • Whitney Rice as Nina Hartford
  • Carolyn Hennesy as Josie Gray
  • Emily Dickinson as Denise Gallo

Major/Highlighted Events

  • Thomas Bratton sues Zane Specter Litt for $20 million for conspiracy between Robert Zane and Harvey Specter during the Masterson Construction/Reform Corp. case. Bratton, who is suffering from cancer and only has a year left to live, believes he has nothing to lose, although he dies of a heart attack, prompting his partner Elias Gould to drop the case.
  • Katrina Bennett is promoted to senior partner.
  • Samantha Wheeler is at odds with Alex Williams once again when she convinces her client, Dexhart Insurance, to deny claims made by Gavin Andrews, who is represented by Alex.
    • Harvey suggests to Robert that they allow Samantha and Alex to fight to earn their promotion; along with Louis Litt, the three name partners present Alex and Samantha with a case, claiming that the winner would become name partner.

Cultural References


  • Goddamn Counter: 1
  • According to Elias Gould, it's been two years since the events of "Donna".


Alex: What the fuck do you think you're doing?
Louis: Whoa, calm down.
Alex: You told my client we're dropping him, and you want me to calm down? You're lucky I'm not putting you on the floor.
Brian: Then let me push back right now, because you bluff these guys, you're opening yourself up to exposure.
Katrina: So what? Harvey Specter bluffs all the time.
Brian: Harvey Specter has a 15-plus-year track record of kicking people's asses.
Robert: A man gets told he only has so much time left on this earth, you would think that would put things in perspective.
Harvey: You would. But I guess he'd have to be human.
Robert: And as it turns out, he was more like the Terminator. Just won't go down.
Harvey: Come with me if you want to live.
Robert: I'll be back.
Harvey: Hasta la vista, baby.
Robert: If it bleeds, we can kill it.
Harvey: First, that's Predator. Second, you sound Jamaican. Not German.
Samantha: Harvey doesn't have the balls to come in here and ask me himself. He sent you.
Donna: He didn't send anybody. I'm here on my own.
Samantha: Then you may have internalized the patriarchal system here, but I have not.
Donna: I haven't internalized anything. I'm not here at the behest of any man. I'm here on my own, woman to woman, asking you to take the long view and wait.
Samantha: I'm sure you think that's true. But did it occur to you to ask Alex to step down before you came to me? Because that's what I mean by patriarchy.
Donna: For the record, I did think to ask Alex. And I chose to ask you. And I did that because it comes down to who the promise was made to first. Not the gender of the person it was made to.


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