Things get complicated when Harvey mixes business with pleasure, getting Scottie a job at the firm. Scottie has to convince Jessica to waive the half-million dollar partner’s buy-in, which she thinks she does by gaining Michael Phelps as a client for the firm. Still, Harvey isn’t completely honest with Scottie.
Ava’s attorney for her malpractice suit is Travis Tanner, whose strategy is to get Harvey to settle by attacking Scottie both personally and professionally. He gets Stephen to sign an affidavit claiming she was complicit in the murders, but Donna is able to neutralize this, visiting Stephen in prison and getting him to admit he lied, unaware that he is being recorded.
Work begins on the dissolution of the Pearson Darby Specter firm. Louis convinces Jessica to let him handle the negotiations, on the grounds that Jessica and Harvey would be too emotionally involved.
Jessica and Harvey confront Darby with the fact that Stephen ordered the murders, and Darby admits he found out after the fact and did nothing, for fear it would harm Ava. They get him to fire Stephen, but what he is honestly able to testify cannot prove Stephen’s guilt.
Ava’s defense is now in disarray in part because she concealed a phone call from Colonel Moriga, who is now available for questioning and maintains that Ava paid him for the murders. Jessica takes charge of the case and (against Harvey’s advice) pursues the theory that Nick gave the fatal orders