A case from the past comes back to haunt Harvey -- in the form of a lawsuit against the firm of fraud. One of his old nemesis takes on the case and comes up with a memo pertinent to Harvey's win at the time that could've turned the case the other way. Oh, and the case is being reopened, but Harvey's fired from his old clients. Which means that whatever he uncovers is no longer protected by attorney-client privilege.
Use and Be Used
Everyone wants a piece of Mike -- Harvey and Louis as usual. Harvey passes off Mike to Louis as "punishment" to help Louis on a case that he's working, which Louis requested in order to impress Hardman. But with Harvey's fraud case going on at the same time, Harvey needs Mike's services back -- in secret. It's quite amusing to see Mike being passed off between Harvey and Louis, not to mention Donna and Mike having to pretend in the file room -- trying to look for the original, possibly overlooked memo -- that they were fooling around to get nosy Harold off their back. It was Donna's idea. That woman is a redheaded force.
Mike finds info about Harvey's case that one of the workers who documented the issues with the car -- that led to a death, spurring the lawsuit years ago -- was covering something up. So Harvey confronts the woman, who admits that she had known nothing was done about the issues she reported.
Tanner set all this up so that Harvey would find out and be forced to report this new piece of information of what was already known. If he doesn't, then he's committing fraud. Tanner knew Harvey would dig up the info and confront the worker.
When Harvey's back is against the wall, what he does he do? Attack. He confronts the client, saying that if they don't pay up, then Harvey will have no choice but to report it.
A Budding Friendship?
For the first time ever, there's a tiny smidgen of Harvey/Mike relationship in Mike/Louis. Louis comes through in the case, handling it much the way Harvey would've, gaining Mike's respect. And for the first time, Louis treats Mike like an equal. And it's evident Louis is trying as he throws movie quotes at Mike like Harvey does.
But they're not best buds just yet because Mike doesn't forget, and reminds Louis of all the times that he tried to screw him over. Louis handles it like the bigger man.
Still A Weasel
Well, I should have known that Louis was up to no good. Ugh -- I thought Louis could be trusted, but now I hate him even more. He records Mike and Harvey's conversation, finding out the fact that Harvey was covering up the lawsuit -- and of course squeals to Hardman.
Hardman flips out at Jessica and Harvey -- but then they somehow all agree that they have to fight the lawsuit together.
Earlier, Donna had sworn if the memo had come across the desk, she would've given it to Harvey. And in the end, she finds the file -- signed by her. Uh-oh.
Louis: "Oh, I think you'll see nothing is beneath me."
Mike: "What, you've got Bieber fever?"
Harvey: "Why don't you check out the corner of 81st and Kiss My Ass?"