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Dirty Little Secrets 

Harvey defends someone from Jessica's past. Meanwhile, Mike is assigned his first solo case and his secret is almost discovered.


Dennie Gordon


Aaron Korsh (created by), Jon Cowan | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Macht ... Harvey Specter
Patrick J. Adams ... Mike Ross (as Patrick J Adams)
Rick Hoffman ... Louis Litt
Meghan Markle ... Rachel Zane
Sarah Rafferty ... Donna Paulsen
Gina Torres ... Jessica Pearson
Russell Hornsby ... Quentin Sainz
Christina Chang ... Vivien Tanaka
Sharon Leal ... Lisa Parker
Anthony Starke ... Christopher Church
Matthew Lemche ... Frank Carvello
Paulino Nunes ... Johnny Karinski
Donald Burda ... Judge Renee Aubuchon
Julian DeZotti ... Devon
Ben Lewis ... Seth Keller


Jessica asks Harvey to represent her ex-husband who manufactured a drug that treats ALS, who is being sued by people who took the drug who developed side effects. Harvey learns that the man has been keeping secrets which makes him doubt him which he tells Jessica which also makes her doubt him. Mike is given a case wherein he represents a guy who claims his landlord refuses to fix his apartment making it unlivable and the landlord counter sues that he has not paid his rent meaning he has to vacate. Mike finds himself going up against a tough lawyer. When he tells Harvey about it, Harvey tells him that the landlord is probably trying to force his tenant out. So Mike has to find proof. Written by

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Comedy | Drama


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Did You Know?


One of the complainants in the case against Quentin Sainz (Russell Hornsby) has the name Washburn. Gina Torres (Jessica) played Zoe Washburn in Firefly (2002) and Serenity (2005). See more »


After the opening credits, a Canadian flag is clearly visible on top of a building during the city shot. See more »


Mike Ross: Louis knows.
Harvey Specter: Louis knows what?
Mike Ross: My dirty little secret.
Harvey Specter: You're Canadian?
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References Titanic (1997) See more »


Greenback Boogie
Performed by Ima Robot
Written by Curtis Mayfield
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where's the credit for David Shore
1 February 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

There are icons in the TV biz.

Joss Whedon, to name one. His writing with Buffy/Angel has actually been taught in film school as changing the very nature and duration of the story arc. And that was 20 years BEFORE he rescued the Marvel archive like one of their own superheros.

And then there is David Shore. He took what used to be the standard boiler plate medical drama, with antecedents back to Dr. Kildare and The Defenders, and flipped it, reversed it, made it about the people. And made it very very very cynical. "Everyone lies," became a catchphrase.

I disagree with the earlier IMDb reviewer. I see what this series is doing, trying to re-imagine the lawyer arc a la David Shore, and I like it. It does make the story more interesting.

This episode connects because the viewer is as interested in whether the client is telling the truth as in whether the client wins, All that is missing is the honorary credit for David Shore.

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Release Date:

14 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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