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10/9c “Guys With Kids” early full pilot premiere on NBC


Air Date: 8/23/12

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Best quotes in orange.

  • “Whenever you get a fresh piece of intelligence in the field you have to decide carefully who your going to share it with because every asset you talk to, agency you work with, recourse you update bring along a new set of problems”- Michael
  • Michael brought in the CIA.
  • “Im not letting the man who killed my brother get away, I don’t care who I have to work with!”–  Michael
  • Mike with meeting with Tom Card at the CIA. Tom confirms Tyler Grey is Nate’s killer.
  • Mike is sent to Panama on an off the books mission. Brady Pressman is joining the team as he was the only other person involved in the Anson case the day of Nate’s murder.
  • Mike goes to see him mom.
  • “Officially im investigating a weapons theft, unofficially we found him the man that..”- Mike
  • Mike gives the number of Tom Card’s secretary in case anything were to happen.
  • “I don’t want your apology! Every mistake Nate ever made was because he wanted to be like you. He had know business being out there, none!”- Madeline
  • “I was his mother and my job was to protect him from you!”– Madeline
  • The gang heads to Panama and meets us with Brady. They setup in an abandoned building. Brady shows off all the tools they got from the CIA and he goes of the over the plan for the next day.
  • Michael and Fiona talking.
  • “You have know idea who beautiful you look right now”- Micheal
  • “This is our business, Nate was our family too we should be doing this alone without government manipulation. We owe that much to Nate”- Fiona
  • “We owe it to Nate to find his killer period”- Michael
  • The hid out is found, its an ambush. They escape through the roof grabbing what ever gear they can. Jesse didn’t even have time for shoes.
  • Mike sees Grey and starts shooting.
  • (Crazy Michael is back)
  • They escape.
  • “Im sorry I must of misheard , you want to go find him? I may not have a ton of field experience but were out gunned in a foreign country. Michael we need to call for backup”- Brady
  • They didn’t manage to grab much while escaping. Fiona and Mike work on using what they got.
  • “When it comes to explosives I never kid”– Fiona
  • Micheal and Fi work together.
  • “Michael I don’t need Ireland, I want this you and me working together just as the way it used to be.”- Fiona
  • Michael tells Fi he’ll leave the CIA after all of this is over.
  • “After I get Grey I’ll leave im out, out of all of it”- Michael
  • “Well if we live long enough to see that happen, sounds really good”- Fiona
  • “When you give a piece of intelligence to anyone even an ally you never know what there going to do with because even if you completely trust that person you run the risk of them taking that information and using it for there own purposes”- Michael
  • Madeline goes to see Tom Card.
  • “I want to know everything that you know about the operation that killed Nate”- Madeline
  • “I know that you sent Michael on an off the books mission to Panama. I know what he’s there for and unless you want that mission to be suddenly very much on the books I suggest you cooperate”- Madeline
  • “Your blackmailing a CIA officer without batting an eyelash”– Tom Card
  • He shows her the classified document.
  • Sam/Jess/Brady find Grey’s compound. Jesse gets some shoes.
  • “Sam listen to me im hitting Grey, im pulling him out of the car and im shoving him into the trunk!”- Michael
  • Madeline and Tom Card are talking
  • “I lost my husband and my youngest son all because of this agency”- Madeline
  • “You trained Michael you know another side of him. I was my choice not to leave Frank and the choice made Michael strong and capable, well if left poor Nate. How do two brothers turn out so different?”– Madeline
  • “Imagine that your holding on to two bottles they drop on the floor what happens? They both break but its how they break that’s important because you see while one bottle crumples into a pile of glass the other shatters in to a jagged edged weapon. You see the exact environment that forged old brother into a warrior crushed baby brother. People just don’t just all break the same.”– Tom Card
  • “The problem here is your just focused on the bad causes there’s good that came through there too, don’t get me wrong Michael is damaged but he also happens to be a little boy who just wants to protect his mommy and his kid brother which means all the people he ever helped actually have to thank and Nate of course”- Tom Card
  • Brady reveals to Mike that his dad was killed when he was younger and joined the army to find the guy but never did.
  • “But I’ll be damed if im not gonna help you find this son of a bitch who killed your brother”- Brady
  • The snatch and grab doesn’t go as planned and Grey gets away.
  • Brady is shot in the leg, Grey is snipping from a building.
  • “You go in and you get him”- Brady
  • Michael calls Tom who say backup is on the way and wants him to wait.
  • “So what you gonna go in blind, deaf and bleeding that a super idea Michael!”– Tom Card
  • “We already have a plan im going in, accept my apology in advance!”- Michael
  • Mike and Sam will drop into the building with Jessie and Fiona as the distraction.
  • Where Jesse and Fi are there are drums of gas.
  • Michael files down the rope, breaks through the window and knocks Grey to the ground.
  • It was all a setup.
  • “Card isn’t sending an extraction team for you. Who do you think sent me out here? This is supposed to be a suicide mission for you.”- Grey
  • “Only problem is you just wont die”- Grey
  • Grey reveals that if Card think he’s failed he’ll wipe the whole place out.
  • After speaking with Card Mike knows Grey is telling the truth. Card set them up all along.
  • Tom Card is still with Madeline.
  • They race out of the building.
  • “Card lied to us, he sent us down here to die!”- Michael
  • “Card can spin any story he wants”- Michael
  • An air raid blows up the building they are escaping in a van. They get out and run into the woods.
  • Brady stays back and drives the van away, its get blown up.
  • “Please tell me its done”- Tom Card
  • “So what the hell do we do now?”- Sam

Final thoughts:

That was one hell of a way to close out the summer!  Madeline took the spotlight in those emotional scenes with Tom. Tom was always someone you could never trust but who knew it would go this deep.

What did you think of the episode?

Reminder this was just the SUMMER finale Burn Notice returns to finish off season 6 in November.

Ratings: 1.3 Demo with 4.95 million viewers.


Air Date 8/23/12

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Best quotes in orange.

  • Voting begins.
  • Mike is working the day after his grandma’s death and Harvey doesn’t know.
  • “If you tell people they would understand then you can go home and deal with this”- Rachel
  • “Deal with what Rachel? The fact that I missed my last ever chance to see my grandmother because I was too busy at work”- Mike
  • “This is not a debate Rachel. I came to work because I wanna work. Im not telling people because I don’t wanna talk about it”- Mike
  • “The managing partner is Daniel Hardman effective immediately”– Jessica
  • “Daniel you won you don’t need to blow smoke up my ass”- Harvey
  • “We can’t stay here. Not working for him”- Harvey to Jessica
  • Jessica wants to wait until they can make another move.
  • “This happened today, we just took the hit. We suffered a loss and you don’t make major life decisions when your reeling from a loss.”- Jessica
  • Mike goes to buy some weed. Harvey is getting moved down to another floor.
  • “Im coming for you”– Harvey to Daniel
  • Daniel sends Louis after Harvey. His first stop is Mike.
  • “I don’t belong to anyone”- Mike
  • “Well then quit, your days are numbered here anyway”- Louis
  • Louis warns Harvey he can’t pawn his work to Mike anymore but he still tries.
  • “And what are you doing?”
  • “Operation write the shit”- Harvey
  • “You lost, deal with it”- Mike
  • “You seem to live in a diluted world where you think that you can always win but sometimes you can’t, bad things happen gotta face the fact that life is gonna be this case or this case..”– Mike
  •  “Jessica lost, you lost and there isn’t anything that any of us including the great and powerful Harvey Specter can do about it!”– Mike
  • Harvey sends Mike home.
  • Harvey and Mike deal with loosing someone the same way.. work.
  • Mike goes home to get high. Rachel stops by to get him together for the funeral.
  • Mike makes it look to Rachel that he is dumping all the weed but he just hides it.
  • Harvey is looking for assistance in the case he was dump with.
  • “You don’t know a single one of there names do you?”- Donna
  • Donna reminds Harvey that he was the one that sent Mike home.
  • “I thought he would come back”- Harvey
  • Mike and Rachel at the funeral.
  • “Everyone is gone”- Mike
  • Tess his childhood friend and ex shows up.
  • Mike give the perfect speech about his grandma.
  • (Very emotional scene)
  • “…She was my whole family”– Mike
  • Louis shows his authority and Harvey is beyond pissed as he throws a cup against the wall.
  • Mike is clearing out his grandmas room with Tess, they kiss and she admits she is married. Mike tells her to leave.
  • Harvey shows up to see Mike.
  • “When I sent you home I didn’t mean for you to never come back”– Harvey
  • Mike tells him about his grandma but he already knew.
  • “You obviously weren’t ready to deal with it so I respected that by keeping you busy, was I wrong“- Harvey
  • “Are you stoned?”- Harvey
  • Harvey lights up with Mike.
  • Louis tries telling Donna that whatever happens with Harvey he doesn’t want her to leave.
  • “You betrayed your team”- Donna
  • “And I might not like moving but the one thing that I love about it is that its further away from your smug face”– Donna
  • Harvey and Mike are really stoned
  • “Harvey Specter doesn’t get cotton mouth”- Harvey
  • Harvey sees the paperwork for the apartment.
  • “I always hated the word orphan. I never felt like one until now”- Mike
  • Harvey tells mike about his parents.
  • “I lived in a house surrounded by family but I know what its like to be totally alone”- Harvey
  • “What I wouldn’t give to piss in that bastards office”- Harvey
  • Harvey admits he pissed in Louis’s office in the past.
  • Stoned Mike and Harvey head into the office.
  • “I drank three Gatorades on the way here im gonna pee orange its right”– Mike
  • Harvey says hes going to get the can opener.
  • “Are you serious right now? You’re not messing with me? You are finally going to tell me what you do with the can opener?”– Mike
  • Louis is trying to get on Harvey’s computer when they show up.
  • “What the hell are you doing?!”- Harvey
  • “Are you looking for another way to make my life miserable”- Harvey
  • “You hit him they win”- Mike
  • Louis leaves.
  • In a moment of clear thinking:
  • “He wouldn’t hesitate to plant something to get rid of me…what if Hardman planted the CM memo in the first place. Donna never saw the memo, Donna never make mistakes. What if she never saw it four years ago because it wasn’t there.”- Harvey
  • They uncover the truth and report straight to Jessica. Harvey want her to call a partners meeting.
  • “I’ll call for it five minutes after you get me some proof.”- Jessica
  • Harvey goes to see Tanner.
  • “I want to know about you and Hardman and your gonna answer my questions or im gonna kick your ass”– Harvey
  • Harvey boxes Tanner.
  • “Why did you settle?”- Harvey
  • “Because that memo was a fraud”- Tanner
  • Tanner wont testify.
  • At the office Mike finds the paper, kisses Rachel.
  • “Being smart hasn’t made either one of us very happy”– Mike
  • Louis get Hardman to sign off on drug tests for the partners.
  • Harvey shoots down Louis.
  • “You were high when you came up with that theory”- Jessica to Harvey
  • Tanner wont testify so Mike is trying to get his lawyer to sign an affidavit admitting to Daniels wrong doings but he wont sign it.
  • Harvey is terminated for refusing the drug test, he has a partners hearing to dispute it.
  • They expect Mike to show up in time with the evidence against Daniel.
  • “Thank you Daniel but im not here to dispute any thing after all I was high, I was high because I was forced to work for you”- Harvey
  • Harvey tell everyone one about the CM memo and Tanner.
  • Mike comes in with a signed affidavit revealing everything.
  • Louis sides with Harvey.
  • Daniel is dismissed.
  • “Daniel that 3 million of our money consider you partnership bought out”- Jessica
  • Mike admits to Harvey that he signed the affidavit and Daniel didn’t even check and just came clean.
  • Jessica talking to Daniel
  • “For the record I wasn’t the one who made the first move, Harvey was…but someday he’ll make the first move on you”- Daniel
  • “I’ll go but don’t kid yourself that this is the last page of the story”- Daniel
  • “To the firm of Pearson and kiss my ass”– Harvey
  • Tess shows up at Mikes place, he called her.
  • Mike sleeps with the married Tess.
  • Rachel shows up and sees Tess.

Final Thoughts:

Well it was an epic episode. The Daniel story did fell a bit rushed but I don’t see that being the end of him at all. At first I honestly thought that Mike dealing with his loss would of had a greater effect on him and the Daniel plan, but Harvey and Mike proved how much they are the alike with dealing with a loss.

Don’t forget this was just the SUMMER Finale, Suits returns in January to finish off Season 2.

What did you think of the episode? Mad that Harvey didn’t get to beat the crap out of Louis?

Ratings: 1.5 Demo with 4.48 million viewers.


It’s all my fault! When I first heard about the “mini series” I didn’t give it too much attention but coming from USA network that was a bad way of thinking after all they got Burn Notice, Suits, Common Law, Royal Pains, Cover Affairs… and that’s just the few that I regularly watch.

Sitting around today I re-watched the pilot and wanted to share what I thought was the best quote from the episode. Susan and Elaine are on the plane and Susan finally gets her to open up.

“If you work hard and give everything you got tomorrow will be better then today”- Elaine Barrish

Which is the lie that everyone tells, and the truth?

“Most of life is hell. People disappoint you, dreams don’t work out, hearts get broken, innocent journalists die and the best moments of life when everything comes together are few and fleeting, but you’ll never get the next great moment if you don’t keep going.”– Elaine Barrish

The pilot is like a well done hour and twelve minute suspenseful movie that then continues for a total of six episodes.

Don’t miss the season finale tonight at 10/9c!

– Aaron Z @zaffuto234


Air Date: 8/16/12

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Best quotes in orange.

  • Harvey speaks with Donna.
  • “I am not in love with you Harvey, I love you like a brother or a cousin, somebody that you really really look forward to seeing at Christmas then your really really glad to see leave”- Donna
  • “I didn’t just come here to give you a check, I came here to get you back”– Harvey
  • “I need you Donna. I can’t be me without you”– Harvey
  • Back at the office Mike didn’t get a bonus.
  • “Maybe Jessica doesn’t think you deserve one because your not a lawyer”- Harvey
  • “Jessica thinks that, I don’t think that”– Harvey
  • Harvey hands Mike a check.
  • Louis is meeting with Hardman.
  • “As founding partner im entitled to name one new senior partner a year, im naming you”– Daniel
  • “O my god the look on Harvey’s face”- Louis
  • Donna is back. Louis tries to apologize to her.
  • “What kind of suit is that?.. O shit”– Donna
  • Donna goes to tell Jessica that Daniel made Louis senior partner.
  • “Four years ago Norma told me that Louis had a suit picked out for the day he made senior partner, he is wearing it”– Donna
  • Mike’s grandma shows up at the office.
  • “Don’t give me lip Michael its been two months I thought maybe you’d want to see im still alive”- Mikes Grandma
  • Jessica confronts Daniel about Louis.
  • “It’s within my right according to the bylaws you wrote”- Daniel
  • She questions him about Louis’s vote.
  • “It was earned years ago and your failure to promote him is a perfect example of how your judgement has harmed this firm”– Daniel
  • “You ousted me and got the firm”- Daniel
  • “I saved you and got the firm”– Jessica
  • Daniel knows Jessica doesn’t have the votes.
  • “I put you out once, when I beat you this time there gonna have to peel you off the wall”– Jessica
  • Daniel claims he wasn’t planning on coming back until Harvey threatened what would happen if he did.
  • “We are where we are and I like where I am”- Daniel
  • Jessica meets with Harvey.
  • “You gotta be kidding me Louis is going to be the deciding vote”– Harvey
  • “And he better vote for me”- Jessica
  • “Harvey you treated that man like shit at every turn, you are the thorn in his side. It is time that you pull that thorn out”– Jessica
  • Rachel is enjoying picking on Mike that his grandma showed up.
  • Mike is looking into getting his grandma a place in Manhattan.
  • “That is really amazing Mike”– Rachel
  • Rachel help Mike find the right place for her.
  • Harvey tries to be nice to Louis and takes him out to dinner.
  • “Five years ago I asked you for help to look into another firms books well they were our books”– Harvey
  • “I helped you prove Hardman was embezzling.”– Louis
  • Harvey to reveals that Louis was Hardman’s fall guy.
  • Louis is questioning the timing of this reveal.
  • “A friend tells you the truth and the truth is Hardman used you to hide his embezzling and hes using you again”- Harvey
  • Louis questions that Harvey is doing the same thing.
  • “If I do vote for Daniel what is Jessica gonna do about it?– Louis
  • Mike and Rachel are out looking at apartments for his grandma. They share a moment.
  • Mike meet up with Harvey. “So how is Louis? What did he wear, did you get any”– Mike
  • “He shut me down”- Harvey
  • Harvey goes to Louis.
  • “Becoming senior partner is your life’s work Louis do you really want to buy it with your vote”- Harvey
  • Louis shuts Harvey down again.
  • “Louis you were right at dinner I was using you and I was wrong. This decision it isn’t about me. You came up under Hardman you hated him, you always hated him. Don’t let him do this to you”- Harvey
  • Louis is mad that Jessica didn’t have the courtesy to court his vote and instead sent Harvey.
  • “So go back right now you tell her Harvey Specter the great closer couldn’t close me!”– Louis
  • Rachel took the LSATS. Mike opens the letter for her. “Rachel your going to be a lawyer”– Mike
  • Harvey tells Jessica he couldn’t close Louis.
  •  “Are you trying to tell me you couldn’t be nice to Louis?”– Jessica
  • Jessica was playing a game sending in Harvey first.
  • “Because if Louis didn’t have to work to get me there he wouldn’t believe me when I went.”- Jessica
  • “His anger is deep, he wants us to feel pain. Give him my office”– Harvey
  • “Remember when you questioned if I could put your needs about mine, here’s your answer”- Harvey
  • Jessica goes to see Louis.
  • “Its time you put Harvey in my shadow”– Louis
  • “Harvey told me that I should give you his office and I came in here prepared to do just that but I don’t respond to threats and im not going to buy your vote because that’s not who I am but know this I will win and tomorrow after the vote if you are on the wrong side they’ll be know coming back”– Jessica
  • Louis confronts Hardman about him being used to cover his tracks.
  • “Do you realize you could have destroyed my entire career, maybe even sent me to prison”– Louis
  • “And you know what I didn’t even care that’s the truth!”- Hardman
  • Daniel throws a lot of BS at Louis.
  • Louis shows up to see Jessica who is with Harvey. Jessica asks him about his vote.
  • “You kept me waiting five years you can wait another twenty four hours”– Louis
  • Mike bought his grandma the apartment. Rachel shows up to see Mike.
  • “Mike, someone kept calling the office for you. It was the nursing home and I guess that’s the emergency number they had. It’s your grandma.. She passed away”– Rachel
  • Rachel comforts Mike. She diden’t even get to see her new place.

Final Thought’s:

What a bittersweet episode. Mike’s grandma passing before she could even see her new place was sad and this will surely have an effect on Mike through the final episodes of the season. At this moment everything hinges on the mind of Louis Litt.

What did you think of the episode?

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