You will have to decide your ownself which secrets are and are not storybreaking. Or, of course, we can argue about it.
Open spoilers for Suits below (and other shows, stories, and books if the thread gets any legs) so be warned.
Mike Ross, from the aforementioned USA network series , has a genuinely story-breaking secret. He’d be unable to keep his job if it became common knowledge that
he never passed the bar, attended law school, or even graduated college, and thus is not entitled to act as an attorney. His mentor Harvey likewise is likely to lose his license if that gets out. I like the story but this aspect bothers me because it’s unnecessary. Mike could just as easily be a super-genius who had passed the bar but pissed away his first big law job without having to be an utter fraud. I just can’t believe that Harvey – or, worse, Harvey’s boss, Jessica – would take the risk. They can dance around revealing the secret but we know they’ll never reveal it.
Anybody else have a suggestion?