There are no more excuses to be made or lies to be told. Louis knows the truth about Mike, and now he has leverage to get the thing he has wanted for so long: name partnership. Welcome to Pearson, Specter, Litt. With no other options left, Mike, Harvey, Jessica, Rachel and Donna each try to accept the new order in their own way.
Facing the harsh reality of the brutal job market, Louis vows to fight Jessica for the right to keep his clients. Unfortunately, the very by-laws he crafted for the firm stand in his way. Elsewhere, Mike looks for a way around a law that may force the firm to drop one of their big clients, while Jessica gives Katrina a second chance despite her knowledge of Louis’s illegal activity.
His betrayal finally laid bare, Louis informs Harvey and Jessica that he plans to do the right thing and confess. But Jessica knows that Sean Cahill is coming for them no matter what, and Louis’s confession will only serve to taint Harvey and Mike’s innocence with the appearance of guilt.
Mike is back at the firm, and while his return has elicited smiles from old friends, all is not well in the halls of Pearson Hardman. For one thing, Jessica is not pleased to see Mike under her roof again. And for another, Sean Cahill has stepped up his attack, and it’s clear by the search warrant he’s brandishing that he means business.
The bottom looks mighty close for Mike, who is out of a job after losing the fight of his life. What’s worse, Charles Forstman is waving a million-dollar signing bonus under Mike’s nose, and while he’d like to tell the scheming financial titan where he can shove his check, with no other options on the table it looks as though Mike may have to sign on with a man he actively despises.