S02 E10 – Episode 10 – High Noon

S2 Episode 10 Aired on August 23, 2012

Hardman wins the partners’ vote, including the vote from Louis, and replaces Jessica as managing partner. He and Louis begin making Harvey and Mike’s work lives miserable. Harvey smokes marijuana with Mike, and when Louis observes Harvey high, he has Hardman order him to take a drug test. Harvey refuses and a partners meeting is held to determine if he will be fired.

At that meeting, Harvey and Mike reveal evidence (not all valid) of Hardman’s past treachery, including his setting up Donna, Harvey and ultimately Jessica for the fall in the Coastal Motors case, and it is Hardman who is fired. Mike meets his childhood friend Tess (Elisabeth Hower) at his grandmother’s funeral, where Tess and Rachel support him in making a speech. Mike wants to act on the mutual attraction with Rachel, but she asks him to wait. Rachel changes her mind and goes to Mike’s apartment, only to discover him in bed with Tess.
– via Wikipedia

After weeks of waiting, the votes are cast and the moment of truth is finally at hand: Daniel Hardman is once again managing partner of Pearson Hardman. While Jessica does her best to accept the turn of events gracefully, Harvey has no intention of surrendering to the new order without a fight. But his legs are cut out from under him by Hardman’s machinations and with Louis eager to wield his newfound power. This may be a battle Harvey can’t win.

At the same time, Mike deals with Grammy’ death by burying himself in work, but the truth is, he’s teetering on the edge. After an emotional outburst leads Harvey to send him home, Mike backslides hard into an old vice, leaving Rachel to pick up the pieces and get him to Grammy’s funeral. Thankfully, the appearance of his childhood girlfriend Tess seems to give Mike the strength to make it through. However, Tess’s return soon threatens to wreak havoc on Mike’s already complicated relationship with Rachel.

Meanwhile, with both Harvey and Mike staggering from the hits they’ve taken, mentor and mentee find a new common ground that solidifies their bond – and leads to a bold plan to take Hardman down for good. But Louis is laser-focused on bringing an end to the Harvey Specter-era at Pearson Hardman, and with Harvey and Mike so off balance, their audacity may lead to their ultimate undoing.
– via USA Network

Harvey needs Mike’s help as the battle for control of Pearson Hardman reaches its climax. But Mike drops off the grid following a dramatic turn in his personal life.
– via TheTVDB

Season 2 – Episode 10
High Noon
S02 E10
Production Code S210

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