S02 E16 – Episode 16 – War

S2 Episode 16 Aired on February 21, 2013

A British firm headed by Edward Darby (Conleth Hill) decides to sneak in with a tempting offer for Jessica’s firm, clashing with Harvey’s plans for the future and Jessica’s own vision, and leaving them both to make up their minds on what direction to take with their careers.

Louis meets his match in the form of Darby’s quartermaster, Nigel (Adam Godley), as the two try to find a way to keep both their jobs viable in the new combined firm. Harvey makes a wager with Edward, which would stop the merger should Harvey win, on a case that is later handed over to Mike. However, Jessica threatens Mike with exposing his secret if he wins the case. Mike loses the case and faces Harvey’s wrath for his disloyalty. Mike finally tells Rachel that he never went to Harvard Law, then ends up having sex with her.
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With Hardman and the Folsom Foods case in the rearview, Jessica is ready to celebrate the firm’s newfound strength, and that means a party to announce the merger. But Harvey isn’t ready to let that happen without a fight, and he slaps Edward Darby with a lawsuit and tenders a wager: if Harvey wins, the merger is off and Darby and his firm head back to England; if Harvey loses…well, he’s not planning on losing.

At the same time, Louis deals with a challenge from his British counterpart whose snooty air and ruthless efficiency has Pearson Hardman’s resident hatchet man fearing for his future. And elsewhere, the story of Rachel’s rejection from Harvard leaves Mike feeling torn between helping her and keeping his secret safe.

Meanwhile, Harvey sets to work beating Darby, but he seems outgunned at every turn. As the pressure mounts, it becomes clear that if he wants to win, Harvey may have to cross a line. But Harvey isn’t the only one at the firm with an agenda, and while some may get what they want when the dust settles, others may crumble under the weight of the secrets they’ve been keeping…
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Harvey’s vision for the firm’s future clashes with Jessica’s when a British firm offers a tempting proposition.
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Season 2 – Episode 16
S02 E16
Production Code S216

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