Suits S9E3 Script

Windmills (2019)

Okay, people! Listen up.

A new attorney has joined us, Faye Richardson.

If you want me gone, there's only one way to make that happen, convince me you people can be trusted to fly right.

I want you to find a loophole in the Bar's bylaws that I can use to force them to remove her.

I come here and give you a chance to clean up your act, but I find out the managing partner wants me gone so badly, he ordered someone to hack the New York Bar!

Louis, you don't understand. She knew before I even told her.

Bullshit. You are fired.

Louis, you had no right to ask him that.

Right, Harvey?


You're just agreeing with Donna because you don't want her to be mad at you now that you're in a relationship.

You may be special master, but I'm managing partner.

That gives me certain rights...

You're not managing partner anymore.

Effective immediately.

You're stripped of your title and all the duties that go with it.

Here, this might take the edge off.

Okay, Sheila, I just got demoted.

It's the worst thing that's ever happened to me.

How is a cup of rooibos going to take the edge off?

Just drink it.

Good. Now, I have to ask, is this really the worst thing that's ever happened to you?

Because as I recall, you didn't even want managing partner when Donna asked you to take it.

Because she asked me the night I found out you were pregnant.

It was the only time in my entire life I would've said I didn't want the job.

And did you actually enjoy it once you had it?

You know I did. Really?

Trying to manage your best friend, accepting Brian Altman's resignation, taking Robert Zane's name off the wall.

Sheila, you said you fell in love with me because I was a lion.

Now I'm just a housecat with his balls cut off.

Louis... Hear what I just said?

I'm a ball-less cat.

Which reminds me, when are we getting another cat?

I'll tell you when. Never!

But you said you'd be open to a hairless!

That was said in a vulnerable moment!

Louis, the point is, it's not the end of the world, and this isn't going to last forever.

Sheila, I know the job wasn't sunshine and rainbows, but I was getting really good at it.

And I don't know how long I can keep going to work not being in charge.

Hey. Hey.

Couldn't help but notice you didn't come over last night.

I know.

Did you also know that's the first night we haven't spent together since...

I did.

Donna, what's going on?

I didn't know how to make sense of you taking my side with Louis when you didn't agree with me.

What do you mean? I thought you would like that.

Well, I don't.

I don't want you saying things that you don't believe.

And I want to know why you did it.

I guess because I was afraid you'd be mad at me.

Well, that's never stopped you before.

Because before, we weren't together.

Oh, my God. Of course.

Harvey, I'm not gonna leave you.

And I'm certainly not gonna leave you over something that happens here.

I also don't want something that happens here to be the reason we don't spend the night together.

Neither do I.

I guess we're just gonna have to figure out a way to make sure that our work doesn't intrude on our lives.

Well, what if I said we could start by going out one night a week, just us, and talk about anything but this place?

I'd say that's a great idea.


Where did you get this idea for the whole once-a-week dinner thing?

All right, look.

Once in a while, not on a regular basis...

I like to watch Oprah in the mornings.

No way.

It can't be that. I'm not buying it.

I'm serious, Donna.

You'd be surprised how common a problem it is for couples to strike the right work-life balance.

Who are you? Look, I know things about you, too.

Does the word "Albuquerque" mean anything to you?

Now, I told you that in confidence, and for you to bring that up now, that is totally...

You see? I got ya. I hate to interrupt, but you two need to drop whatever you're doing and go see Louis.

What is it, Gretchen?

Faye stripped him of managing partner last night.

Oh, my God.

We need to go to him right now.


You go to him.

I need to go see Faye.

Isn't it enough you took his firm?

You had to take his title, too?

I take it you heard about Louis.

You're damn right I did, and this isn't gonna stand.

It is, because he instructed a subordinate to hack the New York Bar.

He said he didn't order Benjamin to do that, and I believe him.

I don't care what you believe.

He tried to fire the man when he got caught.

That's unacceptable.

Damn it, not everybody has to do everything by your book.

And what you're still failing to comprehend is that if you choose to disobey me, there'll be consequences.

You want consequences, I'll give you consequences.

What's that supposed to mean?

It means Louis may not be managing partner anymore, but I'm sure as hell not answering to you.

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 early Busy, busy making money All right!

All step back I'm 'bout to dance

The greenback boogie

Louis, I just heard.

Well, good for you. I don't want to talk about it.

Okay, then why don't you tell me what you're gonna do about it?

I got demoted, Donna. There's nothing I can do about it, and I'd rather not dwell on it, so unless you want to get Harvey so the two of you can gang up on me again, I would rather be alone.

Louis, we didn't gang up on you.

What the hell would you call it?

A mistake.

And if it makes you feel any better, I already spoke to Harvey about it, because you weren't the only one upset about him siding with me.

Why would that upset you?

Probably because my sister turned every man she was ever with into a doormat, but that's not the point.

You have a sister? Not the point either, Louis.

She's much older, and I don't want to talk about her.

What I want to say is that what happened last night will never happen again.

I don't want our relationship to affect how we treat you.

You really mean that? I do.

And, Louis, if you ever need me or Harvey during any of this Faye bullshit, we are here for you.

Hey, you hear about Louis?

Of course I did. It's all over the firm.

Well? Well, what?

What are we gonna do about it?

We're not gonna do anything about it, because doing shit like whatever you're thinking of is what got us in this mess in the first place.

Are you trying to put this on me?

Samantha, I am fully aware that you are not the reason she is here, but now that she is here, I'm not gonna make things worse by doing more unethical shit.

Then what if we could come up with a way to get her out on the up-and-up?

What kind of way?

I don't know, but we are lawyers.

We ought to be able to come up with something.

You're a lawyer?

I thought all you did was sashay in a room, tell someone you got them, and make them do what you want.

Well, that was my major, but I have been known to open a book or two.

Look, Alex, I have grown really fond of Louis.

He's gotta be hurting.

What do you say we at least give it a try?

Okay, Samantha.

I'm in.

Mr. Specter.

I agreed to meet with you, but I have to tell you, the last person I need right now is another lawyer.

Please, call me Harvey, and the last person you need is another asshole whose agenda is at odds with your own.

And what agenda is that?

Look, you didn't want this takeover, but your board used your own law firm to push it through anyway.

How do you know that?

Because I know what it's like to have the house you built get handed over to someone else, and it just so happens the people doing it to you are related to the woman who's doing it to me.

So you're saying don't hire you because you care about me, do it because we share a common enemy?

You want your lawyer to give you a hug, or you want him to get the job done?

I want my goddamn company back.

Then the first thing we need to do is put the brakes on this sale by suing the board.

A CEO can't sue his own company.

As CEO, no, he can't.

As a shareholder, he can.

Seems like you put a lot of thought into this before you came to see me.

Think what I'll do once you officially hire me.

What do you say?

I say start drafting that suit.

Took care of that before I got here, too.

Dan, we do this, they're not gonna take it lying down.

I need to know you're all in.

I'm already losing control of my company.

What else have I got to lose?

Katrina, do you have a moment?

Actually, Susan, this isn't a great time. I'm neck-deep in the...

The VersaLife case, I know.

Well, you probably don't know that this firm nearly lost VersaLife once because of me and I'm not about to let it happen again.

Which is all the more reason to let me help you.

Help me?

I noticed you've been working without an associate ever since Brian resigned.

And you thought if you could fill Brian's shoes, I'd take you on as my associate.

Something like that.

Well, I appreciate you putting yourself out there, but I've got this handled.

Look, in your discovery, there's an email from your CEO to his board about their stock tanking.

I know that, but it was after it had already started.

The original date was whited out.

See? You can tell.

It's not a smoking gun...

But we need to be able to explain it.

Good find, Susan.

If you hadn't caught that, we would've been in trouble.


Does that mean we're working together?

It means I'm giving you a chance.

Louis, I'm so glad you were able to have the time to come out.

Well, honestly, Your Honor, I could use the time out of the office.

Don't start with the "Your Honor" crap, okay?

I'm here as your friend. Okay, then, Saul...

Old friend.

Let's get to it. What kind of trouble you in?

Louis, I'm not here about my troubles. I'm here about yours.

What are you talking about?

You remember when we were back at Harvard and you charted out your whole career?

Partner at a top law firm, check.

Get my name on the wall, check.

And once I've done all that, become a judge.

But what does that have to do with anything?

Well, it has to do with the fact that Amy Janon's seat is opening up and you'd be the perfect person to replace her.

Saul, are you offering me a judgeship?

I am.

This has something to do with Faye Richardson, doesn't it?

Damn it. Louis, your ship is sinking, and you shouldn't have to go down with it.

Saul, that is bullshit.

I can weather this storm, and I don't need your charity.

It's not charity.

You're the best lawyer I ever worked with.

And normally I'd say, "Don't worry. It'll come around again."

But you come out on the wrong side of this Faye thing, and the only robe you're ever gonna wear is the one that's hanging in your bathroom.

What the hell is this?

It's a recusal form for you to sign.

It turns out, I got a case against your old firm, and make no mistake, I'm taking it.

I get it.

You don't think I've embraced this firm. Well, I have.

So as long as you conduct yourself aboveboard, I won't just sign this, I'll be rooting for you.

Bullshit. You'll root for the people who embraced your system.

But won't matter, because after I kick their ass, the world's gonna know my system is better than yours.

And what system is that?

The one where you play by whatever rules suit you?

Because if that's what you're gonna use to win this...

I'll tell you what I'm gonna use to win.

Whatever I fucking have to.

Then I'll be forced to remind you, you cross one line, and you'll be out on your ass.

I don't need to cross any lines, Faye.

You de-balled these guys so much, all I had to do was threaten a lawsuit, and they're shaking in their boots.

So unless you're here to take my title like you took Louis', we're done.

I'll be watching you.

Enjoy the show.


I want to talk to you about something because you're probably gonna hear about it anyway, but I want you to hear it from me.

What is it, Louis?

I was offered a judgeship, and I turned it down.

You turned down a judgeship without even discussing it with me?

Louis, being a judge has always been your dream.

I know that.

But a judge makes a fifth of what I do.

We have a child on the way, not to mention my firm is in trouble.

I don't want to leave my friends in the lurch.

If they were really your friends, they wouldn't be asking you to turn this down.

They didn't ask me to turn it down, because I didn't tell them about it.

Well, you didn't tell me about it either!

Okay, Sheila, what is going on?

Where is this coming from?

I went to Saul, Louis.

You did what?

You said you didn't know how long you could keep going not being in charge.

So you fabricated a judgeship for me?

I didn't fabricate anything.

Every time I see the man, he says you belong on the bench.

When I went to him, Louis, he was overjoyed.

He was? He was.

Louis, Saul said if things don't work out, you will never get this chance again.

All I'm asking is for you to think about it.

Okay, Sheila. I'll sleep on it.

Mmm, I got it.

Then lay it on me, because we've been at this for hours, and I'm about to give up. Okay, look here.

"If the presence of a special master

"causes significant harm to a firm, "they can be removed."

But she hasn't caused any harm.

She hasn't caused any harm yet.

But if all of a sudden, a client left, said it was her fault, and then that started an avalanche...

Whoa, whoa, whoa. What are you talking about?

I'm talking about going to Gavin Andrews, getting him to leave... Are you crazy?

Just hear me out. No, Samantha.

Inducing a client to leave isn't Faye causing us harm.

It's us causing us harm.

He'd come back! I don't care!

This discussion is over. Jesus Christ, it's one little thing to get her out of our lives.

It's not a little thing. It's conspiracy.

And it sure as hell isn't on the up-and-up like you agreed to.

I don't believe it. When did you become such a goddamn coward?

Excuse me? You had Katrina pretend to be me, and you did that because you had the balls to win.

And if I say yes because you call me a coward, then I am one.

So do what you want, but I'm not fucking doing it.

And neither should you.

I have to say, we may end up getting totally screwed on this, but...

Susan, you have really done your research.

Thank you. That means a lot to me.

Can I ask your advice on something?

It's kind of personal.

Of course, Susan. What is it?

So there's this paralegal.

He's smart and funny, and he and I just click.

I've certainly seen that happen before.

I just... I know how closely you worked with Brian, and I guess I want to know how you kept things professional.

I don't want to get into me and Brian, Susan, but if you want my advice, I'd find a different paralegal.


All right, let's get back to this.

Actually, I had an idea.

Lead counsel on the other side is a longtime family friend.

What if I could convince her to settle?

That's why you picked this case, isn't it?

Because you thought you could use your connections to impress me?

There's nothing wrong with taking advantage of an opportunity.

No, you're right. There isn't.

But in this particular instance, what you're proposing isn't going to work.

But how do you know?

Because I know.

But... Susan, being an associate means knowing when to drop it.

Show me you can do that.

If it pleases the court, I would like to tell a story about a noble ship's captain, a villainous pirate by the name of Faye Pooperson, and a foul miscarriage of justice.

Objection, Your Honor. He's testifying.

And my name isn't Pooperson.

Richardson, Pooperson, what's the difference?

That's unorthodox, but I'll allow it.

You're just him in a wig.

A wig, if I may say, you are rocking, Your Honor.

If I weren't married, I'd be all over that.

I bet he's so much better than Harvey.

I am. Please proceed.

Your Honor, paragraph five of the nautical code states that a captain shall not relinquish command to a party of pirates.

If anyone here is a pirate, it's him, and I am the British navy in this situation.

Objection! She's hijacking my metaphor!

Sustained. Miss Pooperson, this is your only warning.

He hasn't even called a witness.

She does have a point.

I don't need a witness to prove my case to this jury of my peers.

Did he say peers?

I know. Can you believe this guy?

I think we've heard enough.

Mr. Foreman, has the jury reached a verdict?

We have, Your Honor.

We find the defendant guilty on all charges.

As if there was any question.

Miss Richardson, I hereby sentence you to death.

Death? I don't even know what I'm on trial for!

And that's the beauty of this whole thing. Bailiff, take her away.

With pleasure.

Well done. Well done.

For the record, I meant what I said about him being better than Harvey.

So true, so true.

So true, so true.

There were really 12 Harveys?

I know, right? It was fantastic.

Maybe Sheila's right. Maybe I should say yes.

I'd be in charge, and no one would ever push me around again.

True, but...

Stan, a jury of Harveys just found in my favor.

Don't tell me you're gonna shit on this.

Louis, I'm sorry, but I must point out that your dream was filled with the people you work with.

You are envisioning yourself in a fantasy world still surrounded by them.

What's your point?

My point is, if you take the job, they will not be there with you.

Oh, God.

This whole time, I was worried about what they would do without me.

I hadn't even thought about what I'd do without them.

And if you do think about that?

I think they're everything to me and I don't want to go anywhere.

Donna, good, I was hoping you were in, because I need a little help.

Sure, Faye, with what?

You want me to tell Alex Williams he's an associate now?

I take it you don't like my decision regarding Louis.

Dislike is one of the ways of describing my feelings for you, Faye.

I doubt you want to hear the other.

Then I'll get to it.

Whether you like it or not, I am acting managing partner now, which means I have a full plate and no help with it.

I need a secretary.

You want me to be your secretary?

I need you to help me get through the next few days, and according to everyone, you were the best secretary this firm ever had.

I was the best secretary any firm ever had, which is one of the reasons I am now COO.

Donna, I know you think this is below your pay grade...

It is below my pay grade.

But more importantly, it sends a message that I am more valuable as your lackey than in my real position.

And I've had it with people talking about messages when the only message I keep getting is, "Go to hell."

So if you're as loyal to this firm as you say you are, then accept I need you to do this.

And if I don't?

Are you gonna demote me like you did to Louis?

Louis used his position to coerce borderline illegal behavior.

I'm asking you to manage some files.

I could demote if you refuse, but does it really need to come to that?

You'll have your files taken care of by the end of the day.

Thank you.

Hey. Can I come in?

If I say no, you gonna say it's because I'm a coward?


I am so sorry.

I should not have said what I said.

I know it's not an excuse, but I've just really been off-kilter since Robert left.

It might not be an excuse, but it's an explanation.

And I hope I'm not overstepping, but I think I know what you need right now.

What do you mean?

When things aren't going well for me in one part of my life, I try to look to another.

Usually that other part is family.

Are you trying to adopt me?

Let's take it one step at a time.

Why don't you come over to the house for dinner tonight?

It may not be the answer to your problems, but...

Rosalie's been asking about you. Joy loves you.

Are you sure? Yeah.

I think it'll be fun for you.

Though if it goes anything like our lunch with Rosalie, it sure as shit won't be fun for me.

You know what I meant.

I did.

You in?

I'd love to. Thank you, Alex.

Dan, hey. Did you see the...

What the hell have you been doing?

What we said I'd do...

Suing them is one thing, but you took out a full-page ad saying that they're endangering the entire future of the company.

Dan, you said you'd stick with the plan, and if a thing like this is gonna rattle you...

It didn't rattle me.

It rattled them, and it's gonna be a little difficult to stick it out when I've been fired.

What? They can't do that in the middle of litigation.

Well, they did.

And even if I win this thing, I won't get my company back.

Listen to me. It's not over.

I can fix it. - Then fix it, because if I lose everything from all this, instead of suing the board, I'll be suing you.

You're not gonna believe this shit. Harvey...

I just got a call from Dan Foley.

They fired him, and now he's threatening to sue me.

And I'm sorry about that, but right now, I don't have time.

Donna, I just told you I almost got sued...

But you didn't get sued, and you aren't the only one sick of that woman.


She had the nerve to ask me to be her secretary, so I'm sorry that your case isn't going well, but right now, I don't... Where are you going?

I'm gonna go to that woman and tell her she can do her own work.

You're not her servant.

Harvey, I don't need you to fight my battles for me.

And yesterday you said we shouldn't let what happens here come between us.

Well, it's coming between us, and I'm gonna put a stop to it.

You're right. I did say that.

But the way to keep Faye from coming between us isn't fighting her.

It's using your idea.

What are you talking about?

We're gonna go out for an early dinner, and we're gonna talk about anything but this place and that woman.

Donna, my client just got fired.

And he's still gonna be fired in three hours, but if I know you, if you clear your head, he might not be fired in four.

So what do you say?

I say I'm in the mood for Italian.

Absolutely, thank you.

Katrina, you wanted to see me?

I didn't just want to see you, Susan.

I want to know why you willfully disregarded me by contacting your family friend.

Okay, I know you asked me not to, but...

No, Susan, I told you not to.

Because not only is it unprofessional, it's as much as telling them they have us.

I'm sorry. I was only trying to help us win.

No, you were trying to help yourself, and that is the last thing I need in an associate.

You're off this case.

I think you should reconsider.

And why would I ever do that?

Because I know why Brian really left.

What did you just say to me?

I said a senior partner and a married associate were working closely together, working nights together, until suddenly he up and left with no explanation, no job lined up...

Susan, you do not want to do this.

Do what?

Point out that things went too far and you bought his silence by giving him one of your clients?

Brian Altman left because he decided it was best for his family.

Yeah, I bet he did.

Well, unless you want Faye Richardson to suddenly be made aware of the situation, you'll make me your associate by the end of the week.

Donna, there you are.

No, Gretchen, there I go, because I'm just on my way out.

Well, you might want to stop by Faye's office first.

She's looking for you.

Listen, do me a favor and don't tell her you ran into me.

What's going on, Red?

She asked me to do some secretarial work for her, and I didn't finish it.

But I have a dinner at Quattro Gatti tonight, and I absolutely cannot move it.

Which means you need someone to run interference while you and Harvey get your smush face on.

That's right. I said it.

Wait. You know about me and Harvey?

Please, you think Louis can keep his mouth shut?

I asked him what he wanted for lunch, and he blurted out, "Harvey and Donna did it!"

Did he really do that?

Might as well have.

I'm happy for you, darling. So you go on out to dinner.

I'll take care of whatever Miss High and Mighty needs.

No, Gretchen, I couldn't ask you to do that for me.

You're not asking. I'm telling.

Don't worry. I'll be so good to that woman, she won't even think to ask where you are.

Thank you, Gretchen.

I owe you one.

Hey, you. Girl with coffee. Any idea where Gretchen is?

I'm sorry, I don't.

Well, if you see her, tell her I've been looking all over for her.

I know where she is, Louis. Jesus Christ.

In fact, I've been looking all over for you.

She's working for me on a temporary basis.

I'm sorry. Say that again, because my ears are a little clogged with rage.

She did some work for me. It was excellent...

Well, then clone her, because you're not taking my secretary.

I didn't want your secretary, Louis.

I asked Donna to handle my work, but she pawned it off on Gretchen, and here we are.

I don't care what Donna did. You have no right to do this.

Louis, if you just calm down, I assure you, once I get up and running, you can have her back.

And if I don't calm down?

You know, I hear that a lot, "And if I don't?"

Well, not everything's a threat, Louis.

But if you insist on making it one, I promise you'll find what you're looking for.

Oh, isn't this nice?

Where the hell is Donna?

Calm down, Louis. I'm not gonna be here forever.

You are not gonna be here at all, because it doesn't take a genius to figure out that she went for a tryst with Harvey.

You got stuck holding the ball, and I'm getting her back in here right now.

It wasn't a tryst, and I didn't get stuck.

I volunteered.

Why the hell would you do that?

'Cause they're starting a new relationship.

And if you cared about them at all, you'd leave them alone.

Are you telling me they couldn't pick up the phone when I called?

They probably didn't even see the call.

They're out together.

Can't you understand that?


I have endured more humiliation in the last week than I ever thought was possible.

Donna specifically told me that she would not let her relationship with Harvey get in the way if I needed support.

On a scale from one to 10, how much support do you think I need right now?

Okay, Louis, I'm gonna tell you where they are, but I think you should let it go till tomorrow.

The thing that really sets me off is her holier-than-thou act.

I mean, nobody is that goody two-shoes.

Yeah, well, what if she is?

And what if Bill Buckner would've fielded that ball?

Okay, I don't know who that is, but it is time we changed the subject, because we said no work talk, and we just spent half a bottle of wine on Faye Richardson.

You're right.

Let's talk about something else. Anything else.

Water's pretty good. Yeah.

It's wet. It's very wet.

So, have you read any good books lately?


That's the best you've got? Water and books?

Hey, I don't see you holding up your end.

"Water is wet"? Who says that?

I know! I got flustered!

And I mean, who wouldn't?

We have spent almost every minute of every day together for the last 15 years, and now we can't think of a single thing to say to each other.

What if that's it?

What if we're all out of things to say to each other?

That's what you say to me when I'm worried that we have nothing to say?

What is wrong with you? Oh, my God.


You just reminded me of Ricky Garfield's mom.

He was new in town. I was 16 years old.

I went over to his house, and there she was, beautiful redhead.

Had a crush on her from the second I saw her.

Just realized you've always reminded me of her.


It's just nice to know that there are still things I get to find out about you.

I like that.

Now how about you tell me something I don't know about you?

Alex, thank you for inviting me to your home.

This is exactly what I needed.

Well, I sure as hell couldn't take you bowling like I did with Louis.

You took Louis bowling? How did that go?

You'd be surprised.

He actually bowled a perfect game.

Get out. I shit you not.

All I had to do was help him tap into his rage.

I can see that.

A few months ago, we confronted his mugger.

He turned into a wild animal.

Whoa, look who decided to show up!

And perfect timing. I've got Chinese.

Samantha, you can have Debbie's seat.

She's got tap tonight.

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that.

I was looking forward to meeting her, because if she's half as cool as her sister...

She's not.

Nothing like the love of a sibling.

Hey, babe, I saw your bumper.

Did you want me to take your car in tomorrow?

What are you talking about?

Have you not seen the back of your car?

Looks like you hit a yellow water buffalo.

Well, that's interesting, because the last person to drive the car was Joy.

Don't look at me. Maybe somebody backed into you.

Joy, what happened?

Fine, I hit a pole in the parking garage. It's not a big deal.

The big deal is that you were hoping we wouldn't notice until long after you'd driven the car.

I wasn't thinking that. I just didn't want you to be mad at me.

And we wouldn't have been, but we are now.

You have two choices. You either pay for it, or you're not driving anywhere for a month.

What... That's so unfair! Fair or not, that's the way it's gonna be.

Now, let's all sit down and try to still have a pleasant evening.

I'm just saying, it's not unusual for a person to think that after they've had one.

You thought you'd been poisoned by a peppercorn?

A Szechuan peppercorn, and I didn't think that it poisoned me.

I thought someone had poisoned me.

Haven't you ever had one?

The pertinent question isn't whether I've had them.

It's, what did you do to deserve getting poisoned?

Well, that is neither here nor there.

I knew it. You're a black widow.

Harvey, if I was a black widow, I'd be the one doing the poisoning.

You seem to know too much about this subject.

I'm breaking up with you.

Good, I really think this whole thing has run its course.

Holy shit.

Clearing my head really did help.

I think I know why they fired Dan.

And I think I know what I'm gonna do about it.

Then let's go do it.

No. Not until tomorrow.

Tonight is for us.

You know, I think you might be getting the hang of this whole dinner thing.

Telling me old stories, making me feel...

Oh, shoot, it's Louis. Maybe I should get it.

Donna, the whole point of tonight was just us.

I know, but after the whole Faye thing, I promised that we'd be there for him if he needed us.

If there's an emergency, he'll leave a voice mail.

You can call him right back.

Good. Now, we are gonna pay the check, and then I'm gonna go home and I'm gonna be young Harvey, and you are gonna be Ricky Garfield's mom.

You're in early.

I usually am. What can I do for you?

I had dinner last night with Alex and his family, and it reminded me that the closest thing I have to family are the people at this firm.

I never thanked you for standing up to me with Lucas, so, thank you.

Speaking of standing up, I stood up to you more than once.

How did you know when to give in to me and when not to?

Every time you stood up to me, I backed down because you were in the right.

So I guess the question is, are you in the right?

I am in the right.

The problem is, the person standing up to me has information I don't want coming out.

Well, I can't tell you the answer, Katrina, but I can tell you, whoever it is, if you give them an inch, they will take a mile.

You fired him, didn't you?


You ran Johnson and Powell when Dan Foley's contract was written.

You knew there was a clause that allowed them to fire him during litigation, and you had them pull the trigger.

Are you out of your mind?

Are you gonna tell me you didn't have a conversation with them about me?

Excuse me?

Right there. A 15-minute call with you and Johnson and Powell not two hours after you and I spoke.

You dug into my phone records?

Answer my question, or we'll do it in a deposition.

Did you talk to them about me?

I have a subpoena right here, and, Faye, it isn't gonna look good having an ethics expert lie under oath.

Okay. You're right. You got to me.

You pissed me off so much, I was rooting for you to lose, but unlike you, I wouldn't act on that.

Then how do you explain the phone call?

Easily. I didn't call them. They called me.

And the reason they did was to say what an asshole you were.

It was a 15-minute phone call.

They had plenty to say on the matter, but what they didn't do is ask for my help, because if they had, my next call would've been to the New York Bar.


Then subpoena me. I'll be happy to say all that under oath.

And while you're at it, subpoena Johnson and Powell. They'll say the same thing.

And then maybe you'll realize all you accomplished by taking this case was getting Dan Foley fired.

Susan, do you mind coming with me?

I take it you thought about what we discussed?

I did.

And if you're going to be my associate, you'll need an office.

We just need to get it approved.

Katrina, I've had a bit of a long morning, so whatever it is... This'll just take a minute.

I know you run a tight ethical ship, and Susan has something she would like to bring to your attention.

I'm listening.

Susan's too modest to toot her own horn, so I will.

We were working on the VersaLife case together when Susan made a mistake.

That doesn't sound like something to toot your horn about.

It wasn't the mistake.

It's what she did afterwards.

Susan came to me and owned up to what she did.

Is this true?

Yes, it is.

Then it's nice to know the culture here hasn't corrupted everyone.

Was there something else?


No, nothing else.

Then keep up the good work.

Louis, whatever it is, now is not a great time.

Oh, I'm sure it's not. Never seems to be anymore.

I just thought you should be the first to know.

Know what?

I'm leaving.

To take a judgeship.

Now? You're leaving now?

I know it's not great timing, but...

Are you kidding me? How could you do this to us?

We're in the middle of a war!

A war that has cost me my title and my dignity.

And I keep waiting for the shoes to finish dropping, but they keep raining down.

Well, then let it rain! You can fight this.

Don't you get it? I'm not you.

I'm not the guy it works out for.

You don't need to be me.

No, I don't, but I don't even have you in my goddamn corner anymore.

Louis... Okay, you know what? Fine!

You want the truth?

I can take every last humiliation that woman can dish out, but the one thing that I can't take is you and Donna laughing at me.

What are you talking about? I saw you.

I went to your restaurant last night.

I saw you see it was me calling, you sent it to voice mail, and you started laughing.

We weren't laughing at you.

We agreed not to let work intrude, so we didn't answer, and then I made a joke about something else.

Swear to me that's true.

I swear.


I'm in your corner.

But you didn't even come see me.

Because I've been fighting for you.

I get that, Harvey, but the truth is, I'd rather you'd just come sit with me than go tilting at windmills.

Windmills? What are you talking about?

It's Man of La Mancha. Why do I even?

I should've come to you, Louis.

I just didn't know what to say, because I couldn't stand what she was doing to my friend.

So, you want to become a judge, I understand.

It's just, we've been through so much together.

Please, don't let me tilting at wind chimes be the thing that pulls us apart.

It's windmills.

Windmills, whatever.

I was wondering when you'd show up.

How did you know I wouldn't tell Faye about you and Brian?

I didn't.

I just knew I'd rather you tell her than find out what you'd be like in six months.

Then why not just turn me in?

Because I was ambitious when I first got here, too.

And ambition isn't a bad thing, Susan, but it can't be all you have.

Alex, do you have a sec?

Yes, and before you say anything, I'm sorry about last night.

It's not what I had in mind.

Actually, I came here to thank you for it.

Come on, Samantha. I know my daughter. It was terrible.

It wasn't terrible.

It was family, and it was exactly what I needed.

Well, if that's what you needed, you're in worse shape than I thought.

I decided to find out who my biological parents are.


I wasn't gonna tell you, but you're being such a dipshit, I thought you should know.

Even watching you fight made me appreciate what a wonderful family you have.

And then I got to thinking how Joy is so much a cross between you and Rosalie, and I thought, I have to know.

So all I have to do is be a dipshit and you'll show me your soft side?

Worked for Robert.

Thank you for trusting me with that, Samantha.

It means a lot.

It means a lot to me, too.

Thanks for having me over.


Okay, wait, let me get this straight.

His mankini was your idea?

You'd be surprised how much a little constriction increases virility in the bedroom.

That is an unwanted fact.


What are you doing here?

She came over to say how much she wants you to stay at the firm.

I'll admit, at first, I wasn't in favor...

But then I told her that Harvey and I would never leave you.

Then I guess it's a good thing I already decided to stay.

You did?

I did.

Well, now that I don't have to spend the rest of my night begging, there really is just one thing left for us to do.

Are you saying what I think you're saying?

I am.

Girls' night.

Oh, my God. It's really happening.

Mmm-hmm. Are we watching Dirty Dancing?

Should we start with a round of "I Never"?

Doesn't matter to me. Just choose fast.

I go to bed early, and I'll have to pee 10 times between now and then, including in about five seconds.

Go! It's your call, Louis.

Because tonight, you are the most important woman in the room.

Donna, that is the nicest thing you've ever said to me.

Dirty Dancing it is.

Faye, funny running into you.

You appear to be in fine spirits.

That's because someone recently reminded me I'm the guy it always works out for.

Your modesty is astounding.

It isn't about modesty. It's about character.

You see, Faye, the reason things always work out for me isn't that I sometimes cross lines.

It's the relationship I have with people.

What did you do?

I went to Kevin Miller. He's an old friend of mine.

I told him he'd be a fool to pass up an opportunity to buy SensaTech.

I also told him he'd be a fool not to hire back the man that built that company from scratch.

And what exactly did you do for Mr. Miller to become his friend?

I got him out of a jam, like the way I'm willing to let you out of one.

Excuse me?

Johnson and Powell remain SensaTech's counsel.

You save face, and all you have to do is give Gretchen back to Louis.

I don't believe it.

You're leveraging a client for your own purposes.

My client is fine with it. I came through for him.

Well, I'm not fine with it, and I don't play by your rules.

And what if Gretchen isn't fine working for you?

I told him it was temporary, but if you think you're going to extort me into getting her back early, you can hand in your resignation.

This isn't your firm, Faye. It's mine.

And I'm not going anywhere.

And neither am I.

And for the record, you said you'd do anything to win this, but you haven't crossed a single line.

So as far as I'm concerned, I'm doing my job.