E03 E05 – Episode 5 – Shadow Of A Doubt

S3 Episode 5 Aired on August 13, 2013

Stephen assures Harvey that, despite Ava losing her company, winning Ava’s murder trial is enough to get Harvey a shot at unseating Jessica as managing partner. Harvey figures his best chance at winning is to get the murder charge dismissed, but Cameron Dennis and the judge want to proceed with a trial. Harvey and Stephen then confront Tony Gianapolis (Rob Stewart) with a threat to tie up his businesses in England with court cases unless he testifies that Dennis colluded with him to get Ava unseated, but Gianapolis isn’t scared away.

Stephen then goes behind Harvey’s back and threatens Gianapolis’ daughter with a lawsuit, thus causing an angry Gianapolis to start dumping shares of Hessington Oil and depleting the company’s value. Harvey approaches Jessica for help, and they plan to have Gianapolis Holdings buy Hessington Oil but reinstate Ava as CEO, in exchange for Gianapolis testifying that Dennis left him alone in a room with a damning tape of Ava for him to view. Despite the new evidence, Dennis refuses to call off the murder trial even though he figures his chances of winning are down to about 20%. Elsewhere, Donna and Stephen escalate their romance, but she gets angry with him when he references their relationship in an argument with Harvey.

Louis confronts Nigel over his handling of the associates, while Mike and Rachel work on a case to get $30 million returned by an accountant who embezzled it from a client. Mike later gets angry with Rachel when he finds out from her father that she has applied to attend law school at Stanford. The episode concludes with Jessica telling Harvey her plans to add him as a named partner in the New York office, but he questions her motives.
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Seeing a chance to put Ava Hessington’s murder trial to bed, Harvey looks for proof that Cameron Dennis colluded with Tony Gionopolis in his takeover attempt, and teams up with Stephen Huntley to rattle the corporate raider’s cage.

Elsewhere, Mike enlists Rachel’s help to recover $30 Million from an embezzling accountant, but their first case as a couple brings up Rachel’s fears about Mike meeting her parents. However, when Rachel’s father lets it slip that his daughter has been keeping secrets about her plans for law school, it’s Mike’s fears about their relationship that are exposed.

Meanwhile, Donna finally reveals her affair with Stephen to Harvey, and while Harvey claims to be ok with the situation, when Stephen goes behind Harvey’s back to hit Gionopolis below the belt, things get personal very fast.

Now, with Gionopolis driving Hessington oil stock prices down in retaliation, Harvey must turn to Jessica for help, a move that causes him to wonder whether he has made the wrong allegiances in his quest for a bigger piece of the firm…
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Lines between the personal and the professional get blurred when Harvey and Stephen work together on Ava’s case, and Mike invites Rachel to join him on a case that gets complicated when his secret falls in the line of fire — with Rachel’s parents.
– via TheTVDB

Season 3 – Episode 5
Shadow Of A Doubt
S03 E5
Production Code S305

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