S03 E09 – Episode 9 – Bad Faith

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S3 Episode 9 Aired on September 10, 2013

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. This backfires when Darby appoints Nigel to negotiate with Louis, as Louis (provoked by Nigel’s lack of affection for the cat) shuts the door on Harvey and Jessica’s plan to defeat Darby. Meanwhile, Mike asks Rachel to move in with him (to the apartment he acquired for his late grandmother), but the two begin to fight over each other’s irritating habits.

Louis and Katrina have a plan to increase the firm’s business with Gianapoulos Holdings, which would increase their side’s share of the settlement with Darby. Gianapoulos’ aide is impressed with Louis’ financial wits, but tells him he lacks the stature to have the proposal considered. Harvey sends Mike to ask Robert Zane to pay the Folsom Foods settlement immediately in return for a discount. Zane refuses until Mike invokes his relationship with Rachel; Zane is amused and impressed with Mike’s chutzpah but Rachel is enraged when she learns of it. She tells Mike that she has been admitted to Stanford.

Darby appoints Scottie as his new negotiator, with the promise of a named partnership if she wins. She pleads with Harvey to exclude the Folsom Foods settlement from the negotiations, mentioning how she helped him with the Hessington Oil case and their feelings for each other, and promising that she will not go after more money for Darby. Harvey convinces Jessica to agree to this, arguing that the whole firm will suffer from having Darby as an enemy. Soon after, it is revealed that Hessington Oil has fired the firm, and Harvey is enraged, believing that Scottie played him. Encouraged by Katrina, Louis shows his plan that was rejected by Gianapoulos’ aide to Harvey, and asks him to present it.

Harvey, still furious over Scottie’s apparent manipulation, compliments Louis before taking him along to meet with Gianapoulos, who agrees to move his business to the Pearson Specter side of the firm. But Harvey then learns the Hessington Oil firing was in fact the work of Ava alone, as she is also suing the still-undissolved Pearson Darby Specter firm for malpractice.
– via Wikipedia

As dissolution proceedings bring the firm’s issues with trust to the front and center, Harvey makes a bad faith play to tip the scales of the divorce in the favor of the Pearson Spector contingent. But when Scotty comes back to town and asks Harvey for a favor that will affect their piece of the pie, he struggles with the choice to take her at her word.

And Harvey isn’t the only one seeing trouble at the intersection of their personal and business lives. Mike asks Rachel to move in with him, but when the young attorney uses his relationship with Rachel as leverage to get her father to help the firm gain an advantage in the dissolution, Rachel begins to question her choices regarding the future.

At the same time, Jessica allows Louis to take the reigns on the dissolution negotiations, but when personal feelings cause him to lose his cool, he must find a way to make up for the loss.

Meanwhile, Harvey decides it’s time to stop dealing in bad faith and turn the page, and that means going out on a limb to trust Scotty and settle the dissolution. But just because he’s ready to be done with the past doesn’t mean the past is done with him, or the rest of the firm…
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Pearson Darby Specter’s “divorce” brings trust issues to the forefront. Harvey finds himself battling Scottie once again and Louis convinces Jessica to let him handle the dissolution talks. Meanwhile, Mike asks Rachel to take a big step forward in their relationship.
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Season 3 – Episode 9
Bad Faith
S03 E9
Production Code S309

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