And Mike's caught right in the middle.
Harvey takes on a case where the nurses union will strike if their demands aren't met. Hardman, now that he's back, asserts himself right into the case as well, which really grinds Harvey's gears. And rightfully so. Hardman tells everyone he's No. 2 behind Jessica, yet has no problem pulling the power card to get what he wants. And what he wants is to control this case. And he uses Mike to do it.
He sends Mike off to make a visit with the negotiator to see what the demands are -- all unbeknownst to Harvey. Mike uses his grandmother to make her sympathize with him. Eventually Harvey gets what he wants -- as always.
It's not all that exciting of a case, but it's entertaining to see Hardman and Harvey clash.
The Female Louis
Pearson Hardman gets all of their lawyers from Harvard, but their recruiting trip to the law school is in jeopardy when the law firm work environment is ranked second to last. And it's because of Louis. In true Louis fashion, he's offended that they're not the worst.So Harvard sends someone -- the Female Louis, she's quickly dubbed -- to check out it out herself and decide whether their recruiting privileges will be revoked. The two have an instant chemistry together. She really is a female version of him. And because of that, she discloses to Harvey that the associates who work for him believe he doesn't work as hard as any of them do. While on the surface I might agree with that, it's implied that Harvey is an extremely hard worker, and the fact that the associates don't know that, means they're idiots.
Which is what Harvey pretty much tells Louis, after he confides in him. Louis then proceeds to do all of the associate work by himself, in one night, without any complaints, and then gives all of the young aspiring lawyers a good motivational speech/kick in the butt.
Is it possible that in Louis was actually endearing in this episode?
Harriet Spector and Michelle Ross
One of the blossoming relationships on the show is between Rachel and Donna, and this week, they take it to another level. Donna takes Rachel out of work an hour early for happy hour -- all on Harvey's corporate card. They introduce themselves to men at the bar as Harriet Spector and Michelle Ross, and then make up more elaborate stories like being a rabbi, a professor, etc. With all the male testosterone that exists on the show, it's nice to see the females acting like ... well, women.
Over for Good?
Although Mike ended things with Rachel and he had been ignoring her -- even sending Donna to get files from Rachel -- they share a moment. Rachel is having trouble filling out her Match.com profile so Mike offers to write it for her. It's eloquent and sweet, and it shakes Rachel. She shows up at Mike's door, making him admit that he's hiding something from her, and that's the reason why he won't be with her. For a second, I thought Mike would crack, but it doesn't -- and makes a convincing case as to why he can't, which should really allow Rachel to move on.I know Mike and Rachel belong together, but I hope that doesn't mean Mike doesn't have other romantic interests. He can't just be alone forever right? Even Harvey has fun on the side.
"I lived in a nursing home, not a prison."
"Think of me like Bill to Hillary, if she'd won."
"You can talk about my grandmother but I can't make a nurse joke?"
"Would you like me to thank you with my fist?"
"It's not porn, it's Match.com,"