"I was a young attorney. Taking on a case like that, was only get me fired too. So I told her there was nothing we could do. And after that... her life fell apart."
"Dad, why didn't you tell me any of this before?"
"Because she died. A few years later. And I was ashamed.

Robert Zane and Rachel Zane

Shame is the ninth episode of the seventh season of Suits and the 101st overall. It first aired on September 6, 2017.


Mike proposes a power move to boost business; Harvey's past causes complications; Rachel's father wants to join forces; Louis mentors Brian.


Feeling shame and guilt following a night of passion with Sheila, Louis throws himself into a case with his associate Brian, while simultaneously avoiding an appointment with Dr. Lipschitz. When Louis finally meets with Lipschitz, he explains his actions by saying that Sheila, not Tara, is his one true love. Mike meanwhile suggests that Harvey reestablish his strength by taking on a prosecutor who is making waves prosecuting Wall Street corruption and winning every case. After finding a client to defend, Harvey learns that the prosecutor, Andy Malick, once worked with him in the Manhattan DA's office. Harvey does not remember Andy, but Andy definitely remembers Harvey as being Cameron Dennis' pet employee. Donna is drawn into the case as well, being the only other person aware of the shady things that went on under Cameron's leadership. Elsewhere, Rachel goes after predatory lenders in a pro bono case with her father, later learning that the case is deeply personal for Robert.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

  • Usman Ally as Deputy Attorney General Andrew Malik
  • Krista Bridges as
  • Michelle Giroux as
  • Zachary Bennett as
  • Beryl Bain as Lisa Davies
  • Sharon Lewis as Judge Samuels

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Cultural References


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