The Firm Becomes the Client
Harvey's jogging (since when?!) in the city, coming across someone who's in need of his services ... but who cares after that cliffhanger from last week? What's going on with Donna and the file that she found that could get her -- not to mention Harvey and the firm -- in a lot of trouble? When we finally see her, it's the next day, and Donna's at the copier with the file when she's rudely interrupted by Mike. Donna's distressed, but we're not getting far with her.
The firm hires an investigator to look into the buried memo while Harvey tries to help the widow of the man killed by the "faulty" car. On top of that, he's juggling another case with a tennis prodigy who wants to turn professional, but his father does not, and thus wants to file for emancipation.
Mike Knows All
Leave it to observant Mike to figure out what's going on. He's the one who ran into Donna in the file room as she was debating whether to shred the memo. He also observes Donna snapping at Rachel about taking care of what she's responsible for, and then he confronts Donna again in the file room when she's back. He convinces her to tell Harvey, and Donna is about to but is interrupted by Daniel. I don't like all of this delaying the inevitable!
Why, Donna, Why?
Harvey and Donna have a blow-out over the whole situation. It starts when Mike's in Harvey's office and Jessica interrupts with an affidavit to sign about the memo. Should he sign it and the memo turns up, he'd be committing perjury. Since Mike knows everything that's going on, he pretends to be a klutz and spills coffee on the document. And then he tells Harvey why.
When Harvey confronts Donna about the memo, he believes it's all going to be OK since he really didn't know about the memo, and they can give it up -- but Donna destroyed it!
When the investigator interviews Donna, she makes Donna terrified and destroys the evidence.
Now, Jessica wants to cut a deal, and the investigator recommends reporting Harvey to the bar association and stripping him of his senior position at the firm.
High and Low
This is all making my head spin. What's going to happen to Harvey? It doesn't help that Mike is so confident in the fact that Harvey can fix everything, which seems to make the situation worse.
Jessica stands up for Harvey to Daniel, requesting the investigator be fired and that they'd win the case because Harvey wins, and she believes in him, and she will not be threatened!
Then she goes off to fire Donna, a conversation that Harvey wanted to have, but because it's her firm she has to do it. And Harvey is there by the elevator, holding the door open for her. This scene could not have been more dramatic. It really sucks to see Donna go, especially when there's been the possibility of a Harvey/Donna romance, but there was nothing else that could've been done.
"The woman insults you and suddenly you're in bed with her?" -- Harvey
"Allergies are a sign of weakness." -- Louis
"I don't know what crawled up your ass, but I take care of my business." -- Rachel
"Of course I'm upset; I just found out Louis and I have the same dentist." -- Harvey
"I'm not going to fire you, but I might kill you." -- Harvey