Suits s07e09 Episode Script


1 Why'd your last boyfriend break up with you? He asked you to choose between him and Harvey.
Who'd you choose? - Harvey.
- Because you love him.
- It is not that simple.
You have a boyfriend, but the one you did wouldn't share you with him.
- Your Honor! - Please, I just need a-- Do you love Harvey Specter?! Mark, if you're married, why did you agree to have lunch with me? I thought it's just lunch, and-- This hasn't felt like just lunch, and you know it.
What are you doing here? I've worked at Columbia for the past six months.
My fiancé lives in the city, and I wanted to be with him.
I know how to stop Frank Gallo from testifying.
But my dad isn't gonna be the only one who doesn't like it.
- Why not? - Because it involves impugning his integrity and doing it through me.
I'm not going back to Connecticut until Saturday.
I'm staying at the Carlyle for the next two nights.
I want your body one last time before I walk down that aisle.
I didn't know if you'd come.
I can't do this.
I didn't know if you'd come.
How could I not? Homewrecker.
- What? - I said, shame.
All: Shame, shame, shame, shame shame, shame, shame, shame, shame, shame, shame, shame, shame, shame, shame, shame, shame, shame, shame, shame, shame, shame, shame, shame, shame, shame, shame, shame-- Thank God you are here.
I need to call Lipschitz right now and tell him I can't make it today, I'm sick.
What do you mean, you're sick? I mean I'm deathly ill.
I can't make it in there no matter what he says.
Louis, I don't mean to get up in your business, but the time you spend with that man is the most important part of your week.
And by your week, I mean my week.
Okay, I don't care whose week it is, I can't see him today.
I'm too busy.
I thought you were sick.
I am.
Sick and busy.
And I have a desk full of things I need to get to, especially this.
You don't even know what that is.
How dare you.
I know what's going on with every case on my desk.
And what I know is this case needs my help.
Now, call Lipschitz and leave me to my business and one more thing: take "Game of Thrones" off my to-do list for the rest of its run.
Brian, I'm sure you're doing just fine on whatever the hell this case is.
But I just thought I'd check in and for whatever reason Gretchen happens to ask, you tell her that's exactly what I did.
Okay? Good talk.
Actually, there's a problem with it.
And I could really use your help.
- What's the problem? - It's our nipples.
They're almost exactly the same.
- Our what now? - Our client, Perfect Baby.
Yes, those kind of nipples.
Not the nipples that I was just this morning-- Never mind.
Uh, what were you saying? There's an overlap between our pacifier and the pacifier Sweetie Pie Baby's about to take to market.
I notified them, but they're giving me the runaround.
So I thought maybe if you called-- Wait, whoa, whoa.
What do you mean runaround? I've been trying to set a meeting for almost two months, but they keep pushing.
Son of a bitch! We need to get over there right away.
- What? Why? - Because if we notify them of overlap, but don't follow up within 60 days, we lose the right to sue them for patent infringement.
- Oh, my God.
- Exactly.
Now let's go tell these assholes if they think they're gonna rip our nipples off without a fight, they got another thing coming.
What are you doing in here, Mike? I haven't had a chance to enjoy my morning latte in weeks.
You seen this morning's "Journal"? There's a new Deputy AG.
He's won 15 cases in a row.
He's making it his mission to clean up Wall Street.
What does that have to do with us? You're gonna take him on.
Excuse me? You're gonna pick a fight with this guy, and you're gonna clean his clock.
Mike, I appreciate your confidence in my ability, but what exactly is going on here? Harvey, when I got back here, you set out to show the world that you're not Jessica.
And three seconds later, I put you on the defensive, and you've been there ever since.
- Mike-- - Just listen to me.
Jordan might've been one of the best defensive players of all time, but that's not what people remember him for.
So you're telling me it's time to put the ball in my hands.
I'm telling you that you take on this hotshot, you show the world that you can take on anyone.
That's a great idea, Mike, but the only problem is, he's not coming after any of our clients, and I hope you're not suggesting we put one of them on his radar.
I'm saying we sign a client that's already on his radar.
Why the hell didn't you say that in the first place? I didn't need to, 'cause I already signed them.
Then I guess we pay this jerkoff a visit and let him know his winning streak just came to an end.
See the money, wanna stay for your meal Get another piece of pie for your wife Everybody wanna know how it feel Everybody wanna see what it's like I'll even eat a bean pie, I don't mind Me and Missy is so busy, busy making money All right All step back, I'm 'bout to dance Suits 7x09 Shame The greenback boogie You know, I was thinking about joining a place like this.
The truth is, I've never been a fan of losers sweating together in a confined space.
- Unless it's in a courtroom and you're the one making them sweat.
I see my reputation precedes me.
Well, I'm aware of your reputation now, Specter.
So why don't you tell me what the hell you're doing here? Then you're also aware that I don't like to waste my time or my client's money.
So why don't you drop your bullshit case against Elmont Investments right now? Since when are you representing Elmont Investments? Since they realized they were being railroaded by a showboater and that they needed a real lawyer to put him in his place.
- Is that a fact? - Yes, it is.
Well, it looks to me you had to bring your little buddy here because you're too scared to go up against me by yourself.
Yeah, he's not really scared of anyone.
And for your information, until about 10 minutes ago, he had no idea who you were.
He knows exactly who I am.
We worked in the same damn office for three years What? What the hell are you talking about? You really don't remember me, do you? No, I don't.
Well let me ring a bell for you.
My name is Andrew Malik.
And while you were kissing Cameron Dennis's ass working on high profile cases, I was three doors down, working till two in the morning putting the real criminals away.
And you may not have remembered me then, but you're sure as hell going to remember me now.
[foreboding music] What are you doing in here? Nothing.
Harvey asked me to put this on Cameron's desk.
Of course he did.
Cameron and Harvey are like father and son.
And you and Harvey are like-- Well, you know what.
- No, I don't, actually.
Why don't you tell me? - Forget it.
I'm not gonna forget it, Andy.
And I'm not gonna let you make a false accusation like that and get away with it.
How about this accusation? It's past eight, and I'm still here working.
Cameron will never see that because he's probably out getting a drink with your boss.
Well then maybe you should realize that working hard isn't the only thing that matters in life.
No, what should matter is that you care about what you do.
And Cameron loves Harvey.
So he can't see the truth that's in front of his face.
And what truth is that? That there is no way that Harvey Specter will be here forever.
Well, I'll be here forever.
And I don't care how tight they are or how tight the two of you are.
I will outlast you all as a prosecutor.
There you are.
I was looking all over for you.
What for? Well I know you were being a little secretive about your date last night.
But I care about you and I wanted to know how it went.
It didn't.
- But you said-- - I know what I said.
I wanted a night to just feel good about myself.
But I realized that last night wasn't gonna do that.
So I called it off.
Oh, sorry.
You wanna talk about it? No, Rachel.
I don't.
I'm sorry, I think you have the wrong office.
Oh, we're in the right office.
In fact, we were supposed to meet three weeks ago, but you asked to reschedule and never did.
You're from Pearson Specter.
Pearson Specter Litt.
And according to Brian, he's been trying to meet with you for quite some time.
Yes, we've been a bit busy, so-- Yeah, busy trying to douche our client out of their money.
And if you think we're letting you go to market with your rip-off nipple, you're even dumber than the babies that buy your crappy diapers.
We're not shelving our new product.
In that case, we'll take you to court, and it'll end up being shelved anyway.
Or you can admit you infringed on our design and cut us in for 60%.
We didn't infringe on anything and if you think we did then you don't know a thing about the market you represent.
Not know the market? For your information, I've got a newborn.
And if it weren't for our pacifiers, I wouldn't have gotten what little sleep I have in the last month.
- Then I guess you're an even shittier father than you are a lawyer because if you can't put a baby down without a pacifier, then you don't have a chance in hell against us in court.
- What did you just say? - I said you don't know what you're doing as a father or a lawyer.
How dare you.
I don't give a shit what you think.
We're not taking 60%.
We're gonna sue your ass into the ground.
And as soon as I get back to my office, I'm filing a restraining order to stop you from ever taking your fraudulent product to market, you lying sack of shit.
[tense music] All right, why don't you say what's on your mind? Who says there's anything on my mind? There's always something on your mind.
The only time it doesn't pop right out of your mouth is when you're not sure you should say it.
Look, I was just thinking if I'd known there was a personal history with this guy, I wouldn't have picked this case.
Yeah, if I'd known there was a personal history with this guy, you wouldn't have had to.
Harvey, listen to me.
I took on the prison case and it almost ripped us apart.
I took on this to make up for that.
I don't want it to do the same thing.
What makes you think you know what this case is gonna do? I don't know exactly what it's gonna do.
But I know it's personal with this guy and that never ends well.
You still have time to get out.
Mike's right, Harvey.
You do not wanna go up against this man.
I don't even remember this guy.
You expect me to run scared? Well I remember him.
You acted like he didn't exist for three years.
But he is sneaky and he is conniving and now he's got the power of the AG's office behind him.
I don't care what office he has.
The only reason he remembers me and I don't remember him is he sucked and I was awesome.
And if you're telling me that between then and now I've stalled and he's skyrocketed, I'm not buying it.
I think what Donna's trying to say is that this guy is like Louis Litt and Elliott Stemple rolled into one.
And if you can avoid a fight with him, you should.
- Well, I can't avoid a fight with him because we just picked one.
And despite what you both seem to think, I can handle him.
Well, you're gonna get your chance.
'Cause he just subpoenaed our new client.
Louis, I'm so sorry.
I didn't mean to fly off the handle like that.
What are you kidding? That was the best thing I've seen in weeks.
Soyou're not mad? Mad? I'm blown away.
It was like watching a fierce, manly butterfly emerge from its pussy little cocoon.
Where the hell did that Brian come from? I don't know.
I guess you can say a lot of things about me, but when you insult my ability as a father-- It brings out the lion in you.
Something like that.
But I promise, it won't happen again.
But I want it to happen again.
In fact, when you draft the restraining order, I want you picturing that asshole laughing to his buddies about what a shitty father you are.
Think about it when you're writing the opening, think about it in the middle, and definitely think about it when you write the close.
Because Mufasa Brian is the only Brian I want to see from now on.
Let's get on with this.
My client's a busy woman.
Apparently she's too busy to realize she just hired a firm that's willing to sell out their own clients.
What the hell are you talking about? Oh, come on.
You must be aware of what happened with William Sutter.
What happened was Harvey got him a better deal than anyone could have under the circumstances.
Is that what you call sending him to prison? A great deal? - I hope there's more to your legal strategy than talking shit about my firm, Andy.
Oh, I see you asked someone who I was.
Took a while to find someone who actually remembered.
Now ask my client an actual question or I'm shutting this down right now.
Okay, here's one: Mrs.
Stanger, why don't you tell me why one of your divisions suddenly needed to be sold on December 31st at 11:53 p.
? We finally got the offer that we'd been waiting for.
An offer worth 8 million less than the last one.
- Last time I checked, being a Deputy AG doesn't make you an expert in wholesale shipping.
No, but it sure as hell makes me an expert on executives locking in their bonuses illegally.
- That is not-- - He's baiting you.
Don't respond.
- I'm not baiting.
I'm deposing.
- Then why don't you ask a goddamn question based on evidence and save your speeches for outside the courthouse? Did you knowingly defraud your shareholders to inflate your own bonus? - Don't answer that.
Did you inform your board of directors that you were taking a below market offer? - Don't answer that either.
- Wow, you're getting a lot of, "Don't answer that question.
" I can see why they're worth the big bucks.
- Listen to me, asshole.
My client's innocent.
And you come at her with nothing but innuendo, she's taking the 5th.
Well, let me tell you something that you may not know since you left being a prosecutor: innocent people never take the 5th.
And if you try that, I'll put the criminal case on hold, I'll bring the board up on civil charges and believe me, they will roll over on her before I'm finished offering them the chance.
- Can he do that? - Yes, I can.
And for the record, I don't give a shit if you're innocent or not.
You are going to prison.
How's that for making an impression, Harvey? Dad.
What are you doing here? I was in the neighborhood.
I realized I haven't seen your office since you became a member of the bar.
Well, that's sweet but my office hasn't changed one bit so why don't you tell me what you're really doing here? I came to tell you that was one hell of a move you made, using my own daughter against me with the Reform Corp.
I'm not just your daughter.
I'm a lawyer.
That's why I'm here.
I wanna work with you.
- I don't follow.
- Rachel, Frank Gallo wanted to connect with his daughter and waited until it was too late.
I don't wanna make that same mistake.
And I appreciate that, Dad.
But I've also made it really clear that I wanna make my own way.
Oh, I'm not talking about you switching firms.
I'm talking about a pro Bono.
Now I know you did one with Jessica last year, I thought maybe it was time you did one with me.
- What kinda case? - Predatory lending.
Taking advantage of people of color.
I'd really like that.
But I have to clear it with Harvey first.
No, you don't.
I told the man I wanted to work with my family and he said, "Of course, Robert.
How can I stand in the way of that?" Well, in that case.
I think we should head back to your office and get ready to show those bastards what the team of Zane and Zane can do.
We need to talk.
No, we don't.
I just got off the phone with the last board member.
We need to get 'em in a room and lock 'em down before Malik gets a chance to issue subpoenas.
Harvey, you heard him.
It's not gonna be enough.
- What are you saying? - I'm saying that we cut a deal to pay a fine while we still can.
- Are you kidding me? - Listen to me, I saw the look on that woman's face.
She did it, and the board's gonna know it.
The second that he makes this civil, they're gonna turn on her, just like he said.
I get what this is.
What the hell are you talking about? You brought me this to make up for your pro Bono fixation messing with my business.
And now you found out that she's guilty, so you wanna cut and run 'cause it goes against your code.
That's bullshit.
I knew she was guilty the second I signed her.
Harvey, we're not talking about some chemical company causing cancer.
We're talking about one rich person stealing money from other rich people.
I'm saying that we cut a deal because he's got us.
He doesn't have shit because she didn't give him anything.
- That doesn't matter to him and it's not gonna matter to a jury because she's guilty whether we like it or not.
- What did you just say? - I said she's guilty.
No, you said it doesn't matter to him.
But she doesn't matter to him and we got him on tape admitting it.
Malik's not just some corporate lawyer.
He's a public servant.
And last I checked, public servants are supposed to give a shit if someone's guilty or not.
Holy shit.
We've got him.
Sonowski? My name's Rachel Zane, this is my father Robert Zane.
Did we have an appointment? Because I have a full schedule today.
- Then you're gonna have to clear it because this lawsuit just became your number one priority.
A discrimination suit.
This is unbelievable.
What's unbelievable is that your bank thought they could rip people off for years without anyone noticing.
- Let me guess, you're gonna slap me with this and turn around and 15 seconds later tell me you wanna settle.
I don't wanna settle anything.
I wanna depose your CEO.
Well, that's not gonna happen.
Bullshit, it's not.
This is a legitimate lawsuit.
Then why don't we skip the part where you punch me and I counterpunch you and you go ahead and give me your bottom line number right now.
- One.
- One what? - One son of a bitch who's been screwing over people.
That's my number.
And I want the man's head on a platter.
Then I guess I'll see you in court.
Because I'm not gonna let you depose my boss without a fight.
Okay, gentlemen, why exactly are we here? Your Honor, we're here because this is a trumped up charge that shouldn't be allowed to go forward.
- If it's so trumped up, why wouldn't your client answer a single question about it? - Because it's her job to protect her company, not offer up information to be used against it.
- Bullshit.
All your client cares about is protecting her bonus.
And all you care about is making a name for yourself even if it means taking down innocent people.
Specter, I'd think very carefully before accusing a Deputy Attorney General of something like that.
- I'm not accusing him of anything, Your Honor.
I'm repeating exactly what he told my client on tape.
What? That's a lie.
You want us to play it for you? We have him on tape saying he doesn't give a shit whether Janet Stanger is innocent or not.
- Your Honor, that was said in the heat of the moment.
I did not mean that literally.
- You mean you only said it to intimidate my client.
- It wasn't intimidation.
- Then what the hell was it? - You piece of shit.
- Mr.
I like what you've been doing for Wall Street.
But I'm not letting you prosecute a fabricated case in my courtroom just to get another notch in your belt.
- That's not what I'm doing.
- Then you have 24 hours to prove them wrong.
So I suggest you stop calling them names and go find yourself some evidence.
Louis, that asshole from Cheapskate Baby is on line one.
- What'd you say? I said that sucker that's trying to rip off our client's calling.
Evidently, he got Brian's TRO.
Which means he's about to cry his eyes out.
This is just what I needed.
What line did you say? One.
Hank, I understand you got our TRO.
- I sure as hell did.
- But I assume you're calling to beg me to let you keep a piece of your product.
Well, sorry to tell you, buddy.
That's not gonna happen.
Why don't I hear crying? You didn't read that thing before your associate sent it over, did you? [papers rustling] Well, of course I read it.
What kind of idiot doesn't read a document before sending it over? The kind that just opened the door for us to countersue the shit out of him.
Because he was too busy thinking about the woman he's never going to marry.
- What did you just say? - I said, I'm Sheila's fiancé and I know you slept with her.
And even now you're thinking about sneaking around and-- You don't understand, it was just-- A one-time thing? You could've ruined my life you selfish son of a bitch.
But I love Sheila, so if you think this is gonna stop us from getting married, it's not.
I'm sorry.
I didn't mean to.
It doesn't matter whether you meant it or not.
If you think this is gonna stop us from going to market, you're an even shittier lawyer than that sorry excuse for an associate.
- Louis, hey.
- Don't hey me.
Did you file that TRO? - Yeah.
First thing this morning.
- And did you read it before you did? - Of course.
Then what are you, illiterate? Because that's the only reason I can think of as to why you'd send a restraining order that says their product's inferior to ours.
- What? - That's right, inferior.
As in, different.
No, I couldn't have used that word.
Well, you could've if you're the world's worst lawyer, which you apparently are.
Because you just invalidated our whole goddamn case Because if they're different, they couldn't have violated our patent.
- Okay, Louis, I am so sorry.
You told me to think of that guy laughing and how bad a father I was-- - Are you saying this is my fault? - No, I-- Because this is not my fault, this is your fault.
I know.
I am so sorry.
What you are is off this case.
- Louis, please.
- No.
You shut the hell up! Our client trusted you with something special, with something they love.
And then you snuck around behind their back and you did something stupid and reckless.
And you ruined their life, you worthless, selfish son of a bitch! [somber music] Your Honor, this bank has a practice of predatory lending.
It starts at the top and we can end this whole thing quickly by deposing their CEO.
They need to end this quickly because they have nothing.
And if every time a lawyer wanted to sit down my client and depose him, he'd never be able to do his job.
What a wonderful argument.
"You can't depose us, because we're too busy screwing over our clients.
" Mr.
Zane, if you wanna tie up an important man for hours on end, you need to show there's enough evidence to warrant it.
I'll give you evidence, Your Honor.
We'll show the jury John Fuller, who makes $80,000 a year and has his own business.
And then we'll show them Meg Grossman, who makes the same but has at least that much in credit card debt.
- And then we'll ask the jury who they would give the better mortgage to.
And we're willing to bet that all 12 would pick Mr.
Which is who his bank would've picked if he weren't African American.
Your Honor, they're picking two cases.
- Two out of 100.
- And I'm sure there's an explanation.
- Then get your goddamn CEO in here to give it.
- That's enough, Mr.
I'm willing to let you build a case, but I need evidence your claims are true before I'm gonna let you figure out who to blame.
- Your Honor-- - You can start by deposing the loan officers.
But unless there's enough there to make a case, that's all you're gonna get.
Gretchen, what the hell are you doing here? Get out.
I'm not going anywhere.
You had no business treating that boy like that.
Well, you know what? If all you're gonna do is judge me, as far as I'm concerned, Brian's not the only one lucky not to be fired.
- What did you say to me? - You heard me.
Back off or you're gone.
Then you better hear this: you say those kids are your children.
Well, a father doesn't treat his children that way.
You don't know what you're talking about.
The hell I don't! You were nasty and abusive.
And if he were your son, I'd be calling Child Services right now.
- Well, he's not my son! He's a lawyer and this is none of your goddamn business.
None of my business? Watching your back is my goddamn business.
I don't know what the hell is going on with you that you don't wanna talk to Lipschitz about, but you better get a handle on it.
Because if you treat another associate like that, I will knock you the hell out.
Isn't it a little early for a victory drink? Did you see the look on Malik's face? I'd say we're a couple of hours late.
Then I guess I better join you.
'Cause by tomorrow, all of Wall Street's gonna know that Andy Malik went up against Pearson Specter Litt and lost in record time.
Thanks for bringing me this case, Mike.
You're welcome, Harvey.
And for the record, I'm sorry I said you should've thrown in the towel.
It's okay.
I'm sorry you said it, too.
Got an extra glass? I feel like celebrating, too.
What are you doing here, Malik? I'm here to deliver this.
What's that? It's a copy of tomorrow's paper.
I'm required to hand over all discovery and unlike you, I comply with that requirement.
- What's that supposed to mean? Oh, you'll find out what it means tomorrow.
Then why did you come all the way down here to give us this tonight? Because I wanted to see the look on your face when I told you that I've got you, you cocky son of a bitch.
Oh, and if you wanna turn on your recorder, go right ahead, 'cause I'll say that right to the camera.
Good night, gentlemen.
Enjoy your drinks.
I see you're in the same position as you always were.
And I see you have the same Harvey-sized chip on your shoulder you've always had.
How bad is it? - Bad.
- They got a smoking gun? - And the bullet and the body, too.
So what are you gonna do? We're gonna find out what the hell's going on here.
What is that? My letter of resignation.
I'm not gonna work for a man like that.
- A man like what? - Are you kidding me? I know you saw that.
And I'm not gonna put up with being bullied by a nut job.
He's lucky I don't sue him like everybody else.
- Excuse me? - I said, he's lucky I don't sue him like everybody else.
Well, you know what, you little pissant? Why don't you go ahead and try? Because he will take your little incompetent ass and wipe the floor with you.
- What? - Oh, did you misunderstand me, the way you misunderstood the assignment you were given? Because maybe you weren't paying attention.
You may have just cost this firm a client.
He had no right to treat me that way.
I don't give a shit what he had a right to.
If you were my son, I would tell you this is your case and your mess.
Well, I'm not your son.
And he kicked me off.
And instead of being a baby and running away, a man would figure out a way to stay and clean up.
It's up to you.
But don't you dare talk shit about my boss to my face ever again.
[sighs] Well, I hope you're here to tell me the case is getting dismissed.
- We're here to ask you if you wrote a memo instructing your team to sell that division for whatever it takes.
- No, I didn't.
- Then why the hell does the "Journal" say you did? - This is ridiculous.
- Ridiculous because it isn't true or because you didn't write it? - I didn't write it.
- But it is true.
I may have mentioned it would be in our best interest if a division was sold before the end of the year.
But I was never dumb enough to write it in a memo.
No, you're just dumb enough to put your interests in front of your company's.
- I am this company.
Our interests are the same.
Or have you forgotten what side you're on? We haven't forgotten anything.
And we can't defend you if we don't have all the information.
Well now you have it.
I didn't write the memo.
And as I recall, you were the ones who came knocking on my door.
So instead of coming into my office in the middle of the night, why don't you do your job and stop this goddamn thing from getting into court? - Harvey-- - If you're gonna tell me you don't believe her, you can save it.
- I'm not gonna tell you that.
- Why not? Because when a client says they're guilty, I believe them when they say that's not the gun they used.
Then what were you gonna say? I think he brought us that paper to send us on a wild goose chase, trying to figure out where that memo came from.
Why would he wanna do that? Because he doesn't actually have it.
And he wanted to take our eyes off the ball.
I don't get it.
What ball? The ball that says he's gonna try and use that article as evidence to get the memo that he doesn't have admitted.
- He can't do that.
The rules of evidence say that if that thing exists and he doesn't have it, he can't even submit a copy of it, let alone an article referring to it.
And that, Harvey, is the ball he's trying to keep our eyes off of.
That means all we have to do is show up at court tomorrow and stop him.
- That's pretty good, Mike.
I gotta say, I'm impressed.
I'm impressed you remember the rules of evidence.
- I am a lawyer, you know.
- To tell you the truth, between the hair and the short hours, I kinda forget it sometimes.
I don't even know what that means.
I'm pretty sure you know what that means.
- Good night, Michael.
- Night, Harvey.
Okay, let's go over the plan.
Okay, we make every one of these loan officers think that we've seen their records.
And if they're not willing to admit this came from the top, we're gonna show that they did this all on their own.
In which case, we report them to HUD and they never work in banking again.
- Good.
- Good.
You know, the last time we worked together on something like this was When you helped me with Model U.
I was Switzerland.
And as I recall, Switzerland's never kicked so much ass.
I'm glad you put off that wedding.
What? I thought you liked Mike.
- I do.
But you put it off to spend time on your career.
And because of that, I'm spending time with you right now.
[soft dramatic music] Louis.
I'm glad you're here.
I'm glad you're here, too.
Brian, I-- I wanna say I'm sorry.
- You don't have to apologize.
You were right.
I messed up the case.
But I wanna show you this.
How'd you come up with this? The truth? I was pissed off and I couldn't stop thinking about how you keep treating us the same way over and over again.
And then I got to thinking, most people have a pattern.
- And most companies do, too.
- Exactly.
Brian, this is an amazing amount of work.
I stayed up all night doing it.
But I thought you take the night shift with your son.
Usually, but I told my wife she'd have to take it last night because I don't like being accused of being a bad father.
But I won't abide it making me a bad lawyer.
Uh, I don't understand.
How does that make you a bad lawyer? I am not saying that it's your fault.
But when I pictured him laughing at me, I lost control.
And I wrote the word inferior because I was lashing out at him.
Because the truth is I'm afraid I am a bad father.
You're a good father, Brian.
How can you know that? Because I do, and I know what's it like to let your insecurities get in the way of your work, believe me.
But right now, we're gonna channel the shit out of our insecurities and go spank these nipple-stealing motherfu--ers.
Your Honor, you gave me 24 hours to introduce evidence that I have a case.
Well, I would like to introduce this document.
Your Honor, he's about to introduce an article that says my client directed an illegal sale of a company.
Well, I have a copy of that article right here and unless he has the actual memo it refers to, this article itself is inadmissible.
- Let me see that.
- Your Honor, Mr.
Specter's right, I do not have the memo that he's referring to.
But since he brought it up, the reason that I would like to have entered that article is to show the court that that memo existed and he buried it.
- What? - Mr.
Malik, that's an outrageous claim.
- What's outrageous is that he's done it before and he's still practicing law.
Okay, that is a lie and I want that stricken from the record.
- It's not a lie.
I can prove it.
- Bullshit.
Specter, that's enough.
If Mr.
Malik can't back up his allegation, he'll be held in contempt of court.
But in my experience, old dogs don't learn new tricks.
So if he can prove it, that combined with this article will give me reason to believe that you've done it again.
We'll reconvene in two days.
What the hell is he talking about? Whatever it is, I swear to you that when the dust settles, we'll still win this thing.
You son of a bitch.
You got nothing on me because there's nothing to have.
Oh, I've got plenty.
The only question is, which one of the many times that you've crossed the line am I planning on exposing to the world? [foreboding music] I hope you don't mind.
I'm returning the favor.
You better not be in here to yell at me.
I'm not.
I'm here to tell you that you were right.
And I'm sorry I yelled at you, Gretchen.
And I'm also sorry I told you to cancel Lipschitz.
I mean, that was the dumbest thing I've ever said.
No, Louis, the dumbest thing you've ever said was when you ordered me to adopt a family of Siamese cats for the office.
But you didn't do that.
And I didn't cancel Lipschitz either.
I moved him to 6:00 tonight.
6:00? I'll never make it over there, it's too late.
Then it's a good thing I convinced him to come here.
Thank you, Gretchen.
And for the record, I would never fire you.
I know, Louis.
I know.
- Ms.
Davies? - You look surprised.
We have the time right, don't we? Yes, you do.
[clears throat] Before we get started, I would just like to point out we're not just here to get justice for our clients.
We're also here to protect you.
Careful, Lisa, they're trying to get your trust before they stab you in the back.
- We're not stabbing anyone.
- We have 123 plaintiffs who were all steered into higher rate mortgages all of whom happen to be people of color.
And what exactly is your question? We wanna know who gave your client the goddamn mandate.
- There is no mandate.
- Just because it's not written down doesn't mean it's not understood.
I've been a loan officer at Avon for ten years.
Our lending process doesn't allow for discrimination.
- How is that possible? - A computer program strips out race, gender, and photos before approval officers ever see the application.
Then why even ask for those things in the first place? - Because we have to protect against identity fraud.
- And none of that stops the boss from telling you to deny number 512 their rightful mortgage.
Because he's a predatory piece of shit and he's using fools like you to cover his own ass! - Excuse me? - Dad.
How can you work for a man like that? I would never work for a place that engaged in discrimination and I am more than happy to say that on the stand.
- Well, you're gonna get your chance because something is going on here and I'm gonna get to the bottom of this.
- We're done here.
- Bullshit, we're done.
We have five more people to depose.
And they're gonna say the exact same thing Lisa just did, but I'm not gonna give you the chance to treat them the way you just treated her.
What I am gonna do is petition the judge to have this case thrown out.
Don't tell me you still want me to give up because even if I wanted to-- That's not what I'm here to say.
We need to figure out what case he's talking about.
I know what case.
He worked in the DA's office ten years.
He's talking about Clifford Danner.
Harvey, that doesn't make any sense.
You didn't suppress that evidence, Cameron Dennis did.
Malik doesn't give a shit about that.
I was the prosecuting attorney.
I should've known what was happening with my own case, which means we're screwed.
- Unless-- - Unless what? Unless we can get Cameron Dennis to admit that he buried the evidence and that you didn't know about it.
Mike, there's no way Cameron's gonna admit to that.
Wait a second.
- What? There's also no way he'd set me up for something I didn't do.
Which means we need to figure out how Malik's gonna make it look like I suppressed that evidence.
He's gonna subpoena the one other person who was there when you put Clifford Danner away.
- No.
- Yes.
He's calling me to the stand in two days.
Then we need to get you prepared.
And we need to do it in front of an audience.
You're talking about a mock trial? No way, I'm not putting Donna through that.
Harvey, Mike's right.
But you're not the one who has to put me through it, it has to be Louis.
- Donna, you know what happened last time Louis did that.
Yes, I do.
He was brutal.
Which is exactly what Andy Malik's gonna be.
So either you can tell Louis or I will.
But either way, it's gotta be him.
Donna, even if I said yes, last time Louis did that, it made him sick.
He's not gonna wanna do that again.
He won't want to.
But he will.
Well, thanks for meeting me here.
Well, when you put off our session, I knew you must be in the middle of something important.
That's not why I put it off.
What happened, Louis? You remember Sheila? Yeah, of course.
She was the subject of many of our conversations.
Yeah, well the long and short of it is she's getting married.
And before she does, she wanted to have one last night with me.
And I didn't tell you about it because I was afraid that you would judge me.
Louis, it doesn't matter what I think of your actions.
What do you think? She said it would free her to live her life.
And I want her to be happy with her life, even if it's not with me.
Then your heart is in the right place.
Don't you see? My heart is not the problem.
I can't get her out of my head.
It's Sheila.
It's always been Sheila.
But Louis, as I recall, it was you who ended it with her.
Because I wanted to have a baby.
And she didn't.
And now I'm not gonna have anything.
Louis, I understand all that.
But from what Gretchen told me, I think it's time we figure out a way for you to stop lashing out at those around you.
I thought you went back to your office.
No, I didn't.
I thought that I would give you some time to calm down and think about telling me the truth about what is going on here.
Nothing's going on.
Dad, you said that you wanted to be closer with me.
Now's your chance.
This case isn't about race or money.
That man who heads up this company is a predator, through and through.
And I wanted to get him back for going after the one person I should've helped when I had the chance.
But I didn't.
Who? 25 years ago, that CEO was a branch manager.
Arthur Kitridge.
And your aunt worked for him.
And he made her life a living hell.
Because she was black? Because she was beautiful.
He wouldn't leave her alone.
Finally, she threatened to do something, and he fired her.
And you didn't help her.
I was a young attorney.
Taking on a case like that was only gonna get me fired, too.
So I told her there was nothing we could do.
And after that her life fell apart.
Dad, why didn't you ever tell me any of this before? Because she died a few years later, and I was ashamed.
And then I watched your fiancé risk his career to help those prisoners and I knew I had to do something.
You only knew her later.
But if you had seen her before, smart, beautiful, full of life she could've been anything she wanted.
Just like you.
I wish I had known her then.
But Dad, I know that whenever you set your mind to something, there is nothing that can stop you.
So I say we take the night and we regroup.
And tomorrow morning, we'll find a way.
- Louis, wait.
- Whatever it is, guys, I can deal with it tomorrow.
It's been an emotional day.
Unfortunately, it's not over yet.
I've been subpoenaed by the Attorney General's office.
What are you talking about? You have nothing to do with Harvey's case.
- She doesn't.
But he wants to use her to prove that I've suppressed evidence before and I'm doing it again.
- Did you? - No.
Louis, he's gonna question me about the Clifford Danner case and try to make it look like Harvey knew what was going on and so I must've too.
You know what that means.
I need you to prepare me.
I don't care.
I can't.
- Louis.
Ask Alex to do it, ask Mike.
It has to be you, you've done it before.
Which is exactly why I don't wanna do it again.
I'm not doing that to Donna.
- Louis.
Look, you told me you did what you did because Travis Tanner doesn't give a shit about Donna and he was gonna come after her full bore.
Well, this guy has at least as much of an axe to grind.
And he worked with us in the D.
's office.
Which means he knows more about us.
And the only way to protect me is to prepare me for what's coming.
You are asking me to go personal again.
And I won't do it.
- No.
Louis, I am asking you to do whatever you have to do to protect me again.
And I am telling you it's okay to do it.
But I'm not gonna do anything until tomorrow.
Because I need to do something first.
Donna, what are you doing here? I'm ready to tell you about what happened on my date the other night.
Well, Mike's still at the office and we've got the place all to ourselves, so Do you remember at Harvey's mock trial a couple years ago when Louis asked if I loved Harvey? How could I not? And he also asked me about my last serious boyfriend and what broke us up.
He asked you to choose between him and Harvey.
And you wouldn't.
Well, I was thinking about that old boyfriend recently and I called him and we went out to lunch.
- And? - It was wonderful.
Until he told me he was married.
And I was about to meet him at a hotel when I got your text.
And I told him I couldn't.
Why didn't you tell me about any of this earlier? I don't know.
I guess maybe I was judging myself and I was afraid that you were gonna judge me, too.
- I would never do that.
- I know.
But sometimes it's just easier to push away the people who care about you than tell them the real story.
Well, you can push me away as much as you want.
I'll still be here.
Do you regret it? Regret what? Putting Harvey over this guy.
[sighs] I think maybe I regret putting Harvey over myself.
[knocking] Louis, what are you doing here? It's 11:00 p.
- I came because I knew you were taking the night shift and since you stayed up all last night, I thought you might need a little relief.
[chuckles] Are you sure? I am.
Though I may need a little help with the first half hour.
I don't know, you look like a natural to me.
You wanna take him? - Yeah.
Oh, get his head.
- His head, okay.
- You gotta support his head.
- There we go.
Austin, I'd like you to meet Louis.
Austin, it's so nice to meet you.
Hey, come in.
Do you really think I'm gonna be a natural? Yeah, absolutely.
[door closes loudly] [baby cries] - Oh, what do I do? I don't care.
I'm going to sleep.
Oh, no, no, no, no.
What do I do? Thank you.
It's gonna be okay.
It's gonna be okay.
I'm Louis.