Suits S9E4 Script

Cairo (2019)

I know why Brian really left.

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.

I know where Gretchen is, Louis.

She's working for me on a temporary basis.

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

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

Susan made a mistake and owned up to what she did.

Is this true?

It is. I made a terrible mistake.

It was a guard who was getting suspicious of what was going on in there.

They wanted me to put him down. And then what happened?

I killed him.

They tied all my bonuses to all the key dates.

So you covered up a murder?

I had a wife and daughter. What was I supposed to do?

I let this shit go.

You're gonna sign something saying I had nothing to do with this.

Inflating my assets to get a loan isn't shady.

Everybody does it.

If you involve Donna in this deal, I will pull every string I have to tie your project up in court for the next 20 years.

Okay, see you soon. Love you, too.

Is that for me? Why, yes, it is.

A handsome coffee for my handsome man.

What do you want?

Why do I have to want something to give you a compliment?

You don't, but you do.

You know you're not the only one who can do that.

You heard me on the phone with my father, didn't you?

Okay, you're the only one who can do that.

But if you're gonna ask me to come to breakfast, I don't think it's a great idea.

But I wanna tell him about us, and I thought we could do it together.

I get that, Donna, but in case you forgot, the first time I met the man, I told him if he took your money I'd shut down his deal.

Harvey, that was a long time ago.

And it was not so long ago that he accused me of putting you at risk over Mike.

Okay, maybe it is best if I tell him myself.

But you're the two most important men in my life, and if I tell him that I choose you, he's not gonna hold a grudge.

He's gonna be happy for us.

In other words, next time, it's the three of us.

You bet your ass it is.

And he's in town for a week, so put your big boy pants on and find us a restaurant, or my father won't be the only Paulsen you have to worry about.

Katrina, can I have a moment?

Of course, but if you're here about the Rose merger, you should...

I'm here about something else.

The other day, you brought Susan into my office, and I want to know why.

I told you, because I thought she deserved credit for owning up to her mistake.

And this isn't my first rodeo.

So why don't you tell me what really happened?

If it's not your first rodeo, then you know what happened.

She tried to pull something, and I brought her to you to show her it wouldn't work.

And what you should have done is report her to me.

Why? So you could fire her?

I can't know what I would have done if you don't tell me what she did.

Well, that's not going to happen, Faye, because I believe she deserved a second chance and that I handled the situation properly.

Good.

What do you mean, "good"?

You saw a problem, and even though you took care of it differently than I would have, you didn't let it slide, which makes you the perfect woman for the job.

This is a code of conduct.

Which I want you to adapt for the firm.

I get it.

The partners won't buy in if it doesn't come from one of their own.

No, they won't.

Okay, I'll do it, on one condition.

I write the code as I see fit.

You accept it wholesale or not at all.

Another indication I made the right choice.

Tommy, what are you doing here so early?

Did something happen with the Cooper deposition?

Actually, Alex, I'm here because I know how hard you've been working.

And I think it's time that you got a reward.

You're giving me Masterson Construction? I am.

But I thought you were gonna give it to Craig.

The thing is, Craig's not married.

What does that have to do with it?

A man with a wife and children truly understands what it's like to be a member of a family.

So I get to jump him in line because I was fortunate enough to fall in love?

That's how it works in corporate America, Alex.

Maybe it is, but I still don't want to do this to Craig.

Well, if it'll make you feel better, whether you take Masterson or not, Craig is not going to get them.

Tommy... Tell you what. Just think about it.

If you feel the same way tomorrow, I'll...

I'll get someone else.

Not bad, if you're into million-dollar views, that is.

It's not much, but it's home.

Good to see you, Craig. You, too, Alex.

Look, this isn't easy for me, so I'm just gonna say it.

I need a favor.

Anything. Just name it.

Your lawsuit against Panasonic. Do you know it?

I've heard a few things, but they're not my client.

Why?

Because they're my client.

There's an offer on the table, and I need your firm to take it.

And if what I heard about that offer is true, that's not a favor, that's tanking a case.

Are you really gonna make me say it?

You took my place in line, and I never recovered.

You owe me.

And whether you believe it or not, I don't owe you.

Here's what I have to say about that.

What is that?

That is Masterson Construction.

I know all about it, Alex.

I don't know what you're talking about.

You know exactly what I'm talking about.

Tommy Bratton may have chained me to a desk for 10 years, but he left me with a parting gift.

I know you covered up a conspiracy.

And if you know all that, you know I was framed.

That doesn't mean that this can't hurt you, especially in light of your firm's recent troubles.

I need this to close by the end of the week.

So get it done, or that gets out.

And then you can explain to everyone you know what kind of man you really are.

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

All right, you sons of bitches.

Excuse me?

Excuse yourself, asshole, 'cause you just had the B team.

Now you get the A team. You're gonna sue us?

You don't sue us. We sue you.

I'm gonna have your balls in a vise so tight, you're gonna wish you were born without balls.

That's right, lady, I'm talking to you.

I'm gonna shove this lawsuit so far up your ass you're gonna be the first lawyer in history to die with a lawsuit in her ass.

I'm gonna burn you to the ground.

I'm gonna do a rain dance on your ashes.

Nobody messes with Louis Litt, least of all two slobs from the firm Shitty and Shithead.

We're not lawyers.

What happened?

We're Susan's parents.

She said we could visit.

She said the people here were so nice.

Well, of course you're Susan's parents.

You look exactly like her. Job well done.

She's very attractive.

Not in a cause-of-action type of way.

I'm just giving you a mock example of how not to behave when Susan's parents are in the conference room.

Holy shit. Carry on.

Oh, hey, if anybody asks, my name really isn't Louis Litt.

It's Alex Williams.

Gretchen, I need you back.

Good morning to you, too, Louis.

I don't have time for good mornings.

I just went to Conference Room C and ripped them a new asshole.

Conference Room C?

Louis, those are Susan's parents.

I didn't know they were Susan's parents.

I was supposed to be in Conference Room A, not C.

Those letters have nothing to do with each other.

Then why'd you go to the wrong room?

Because Norma's granddaughter is temping on my desk.

You know what her name is? Norma III.

Who does that?

On top of which, she has all of her grandmother's body odor and none of her competence.

I'd be better off with the urn.

Louis. Gretchen, I cannot take it.

I need to know how long Faye's gonna keep you.

Louis, there's only one way I can think to get an answer on that, but that's gonna require huge amounts of time and effort on your part.

What is it?

Go to her goddamn office and ask her.

Well, in that case, I need some time to regather.

Hi, Dad. Good to see you, sweetheart.

You, too.

Thank you for making time for breakfast.

Of course.

Actually, your timing is perfect because I have some news, and it is so much better in person.

This is exciting. Don't keep me in suspense.

Harvey and I have started seeing each other.

Congratulations, Donna. That's... great news.

All right, let's get it out. Let's hear your misgivings.

Who says I have misgivings?

Your face, your body language, the way you said "congratulations" as if I had just put my dog down.

All right, then.

Donna, from everything you've told me over the years, the man can be selfish.

Dad, if this has to do with Mike Ross, Harvey would throw himself in front of a train for me.

And I don't doubt that.

I just think you deserve to be with somebody who can put your needs above his own, not only when it comes to matters of life and death.

You know, I told Harvey that when you heard the news, you'd be happy for me, that he just didn't know you.

Sweetheart, you're one of the smartest women I know.

I trust your judgment.

If you're happy, I'm happy for you.

Well, it doesn't feel that way. Then I'm sorry.

Can we start this breakfast over?

Sure, Dad.

Sure.

What the fuck?

You're taking Masterson?

Craig, before you say anything, I tried to say no.

And that's the kind of thing that someone says when they didn't try at all.

I thought we were friends. We are.

And I'm telling you, he wasn't gonna give them to you anyway.

Why not? According to Bratton, it's because I have a wife and kids.

That is bullshit. And I'm not the one who said it, he is.

But put yourself in my shoes. What would you do?

I would have gone to you and told you before you heard it through the grapevine.

Craig, I was working on something.

Well, you're too late, because now I gotta go figure out some other way to make my bonus this year.

Listen to me.

What I was working on was getting the go-ahead to split Mayfield Foods with you. We can share them.

Mayfield Foods is a tenth the size of Masterson.

So keep your bullshit gestures to yourself, okay?

Because I don't need any phony friends looking out for me.

Samantha, do you have a minute?

Depends. How important is it?

Important. Craig Cameron came to see me.

He's an old friend, and he needs a favor.

Well, that favor better have nothing to do with Panasonic.

Look, I know there's a deal on the table, Samantha, and I need you to take it.

This guy isn't your friend. He's got something on you, doesn't he?

I didn't say that. You didn't have to.

And you didn't come in here to get me to take the deal.

You came here to get me to bury your secret.

I came here because I thought this goddamn thing had gone away.

This is the prison thing with Bratton, isn't it?

You know. Alex, I was Robert's fixer. Of course I know.

Then take the deal that's on the table.

I can't. Why not?

Because it's a shitty deal and everyone knows it, including Faye, which means if I take it, sooner or later, she's gonna figure out why.

God damn it, Samantha, I covered up a crime.

Because you were framed. It doesn't matter.

Why not? Because I let them get away with it.

I may have been framed, but I let them get away with murder.

Samantha, I have two daughters.

I don't want them going through life knowing that about their father.

What about Rosalie? What does she think?

She doesn't know, does she?

No.

Then you are gonna go home tonight and tell your wife the whole story.

What are you doing in my office, Faye?

I'm here because it's come to my attention that you and Harvey Specter are in a relationship.

And how exactly did that come to your attention?

The question is, what are we going to do about it?

Are you asking if we're planning on getting married?

'Cause I'm sorry to tell you you're not on the guest list.

And our relationship is none of your business.

Donna, when two of the five members of management have undue influence over each other, something needs to be done.

What exactly are you trying to tell me, Faye?

That you have to give up your vote.

Excuse me? It's a clear conflict.

No law firm would allow this to stand.

Okay, let's just put aside the fact that I think that's bullshit.

Are you saying that Harvey's vote is more important than mine?

Yes, I am.

He's a senior partner and a former managing partner.

I see what this is.

You keep trying to diminish my role here.

Last week, it was trying to make me a secretary again.

Now you're trying to make me nothing.

I'm trying to preserve the interests of this law firm.

And if you want to take it up with Harvey and he thinks your value here is higher than his, he can certainly give up his vote instead of you.

But as of right now, the next time there's a vote, only one of you is going to have one.

There you are. I've been looking all over for you.

Actually, I am in the middle of something, so if you don't mind...

I got it. You're busy.

I just wanted to know how your breakfast went.

It wasn't great, Harvey.

He said if I'm happy, he's happy, but if the two of you can't figure out a way to share a meal together, then what the hell are we doing?

Whoa. Hold a second. "What are we doing?"

Are you saying you want to end this?

No, Harvey, I am saying that I want a relationship with someone who, at some point, will get along with my father.

Donna, he said he was happy for you.

It's not the biggest deal in the world if we don't get along.

You mean like the way that you didn't get along with your mother for most of your life?

That has nothing to do with this. Doesn't it?

Have you even told your mother about us? Donna...

Well, I will take that as a no.

I didn't tell her because I didn't think to.

And you didn't think to because your mother hasn't been a regular part of your life.

But my father's been a regular part of mine, and I shouldn't have to give up something that's important to me just because I'm in a relationship with you.

Donna, is... Is there something else going on?

Isn't my father enough, Harvey?

He said that you wouldn't put me first.

Well, putting me first would mean fixing your relationship with him.

So, if you can't figure out a way to do that, then maybe he's right.

There she is. There's my black swan.

Louis, this is the women's room.

Why do you think I'm in here? I don't...

Are you writing a code of conduct for Faye?

Yes. How did you know that?

Because I found this draft on her desk with your name on it.

You went through her things?

No, I went in there to ask when I could have Gretchen back, but now I don't have to ask because you're gonna get her back for me.

"Personnel reassignments are the sole purview of the name partners."

Louis, that isn't a code of conduct.

That belongs in the bylaws.

Doesn't matter where it goes. You put it in there, I get Gretchen back.

Louis, I don't feel good about sneaking something in like this.

Katrina, please. This woman has taken everything from me.

I need this, and I need you.

Okay, Louis. I'll see what I can do.

Harvey. What a pleasant surprise.

Hey, Mom.

Do you remember when I told you about a very special person who was responsible for us reconciling?

I do.

I also remember putting my foot in my mouth when I thought that person was Paula.

Well, her name is Donna.

We've been seeing each other, and I haven't exactly told her yet, but...

She's the one.

Harvey, that's fantastic.

I have been rooting for you and Donna to get together for years.

What? How do you even know who she is?

Because you have a brother who's as big a fan of hers as I am.

I am so happy for you, Harvey.

Thanks, Mom.

Why do I get the sense there's something else?

Nothing. It's just, her father and I have some history, and he's not exactly crazy about me.

I'm not sure what to do about it.

Harvey, you may rub some people the wrong way, but you have a generous heart.

Go to him. Make some kind of gesture. I'm sure it'll work out.

And what if it doesn't? - Then you have him call me.

I'll tell him my unbiased opinion about what an amazing man my son is.

Hey.

Hey.

You look like you had a rough day.

I did.

Then come here. I wanna show you something.

Oh, you're such a big girl. You got it.

Holy shit. She did it.

She walked. Oh, she didn't just walk.

She sauntered. Look at that again.

Alex, what's going on?

A few weeks ago, I visited one of Masterson's sites and a guard slipped me a note.

It said an inmate died when a scaffolding broke and the prison has been covering it up.

Oh, my God.

I started looking into it.

Then, today, when I tried to call the guard at home, his wife said he had been killed by an inmate.

So are you saying they're connected?

'Cause it's one thing to hide an accidental death, but it's a whole other thing to orchestrate the murder of a guard.

I know.

But either way, I'm gonna get to the bottom of it.

You are a good man, Alex Williams.

But, hey, email that video, will you?

Already did.

Hey, you hungry?

I ate at the office.

Wanted to make sure the girls were asleep before I got home.

Well, I don't like the sound of that.

What's going on?

Do you remember when I was at Bratton Gould and I found out that guard had been killed?

Yeah, of course.

Well, I didn't tell you the whole story.

They were extending prisoner sentences for profit, and they killed that guard to cover it up.

What? Wait, but you told me...

I know what I told you, Rosalie.

I lied.

Because when I went to Tommy Bratton, I found out he was in on it, and he made it look like I was in on it, too.

Why are you telling me this now?

Because a former colleague of mine found out, and if Samantha doesn't tank a case against him, he's going to expose me.

So let me get this straight, you left me out of this back then, and you only telling me now because you got caught?

I left you out to protect you.

No, you left me out because you knew I would have told you to come forward.

They framed me, Rosalie.

If I came forward, I was going to prison, too.

And for what? It wasn't gonna bring those two people back.

You said they were extending sentences. People of color.

It's what we talked about back in law school, and you just let them keep right on doing it?

You think it didn't kill me to do that?

I wouldn't know what it did to you because you didn't bother to tell me.

Rosalie... Look, sorry, Alex, but forgive me if I need a minute to process that not only were you involved in something like this, but you didn't trust me enough to tell me about it.

Faye, do you have a minute? Of course.

Did you think about our conversation yesterday?

As a matter of fact, I did, and I decided to take you at your word.

How's that?

That you're serving the interests of the firm.

So I'm here to explain how Harvey and I both having a vote serves the firm.

Donna... We don't just influence each other, we balance each other.

We make each other consider opposing points of view, and then, in the end, we do what we think will make the firm stronger, whether we're in agreement or not.

And I don't doubt that's true, but your individual circumstances don't matter.

Okay, let's just get to it.

Is this because of you and your ex-husband?

Excuse me?

You act like this isn't personal, but I think it is.

You don't know anything about my ex-husband.

I know that you had a conflict at work and he ended up getting fired.

But Harvey and I aren't you, and I don't appreciate you making us into you.

And this isn't a negotiation.

This is a conflict of interest, and I will not be cajoled, threatened, or coerced into thinking it's not.

As I said, who gives up their vote is your call, but make a decision by tomorrow or I'll make one for you.

Next thing you know, she won the whole thing.

Wow. I didn't even know she skied, much less competitively.

Well, once she got serious about theater, she gave it up and never looked back.

James, I appreciate you seeing me, and I love these stories, but I also know that you have concerns about me and I wanted you to know that I've taken some steps to alleviate them.

I appreciate that, Harvey, and I have to say, inviting me to talk man-to-man is a great start.

Well, if you like that, then you're gonna love this.

I know you're in town for a deal and you haven't gotten any bites yet.

Well, that's not just a bite. It's a meal.

What?

I pulled some strings, but it's everything you need.

I don't believe this.

You dug into my business without asking me?

James, I'm just trying to help.

And if I did the same thing to you, would you think it was because I was trying to help or trying to buy your approval?

I'm not trying to buy anything.

No, you're just giving me a bunch of money and asking me to like you.

James, it was a gesture.

And I know what you think of me, but you're overreacting.

You know what, Harvey?

Instead of focusing on what I'm doing, why don't you give some thought to who you are?

And if that's too much, at least treat my daughter better than you treat me.

Well?

I'm sorry, Louis. I can't do it.

Why the hell not?

Because I decided I don't want to violate the spirit of what I'm trying to do with this code.

I don't believe this. Whose goddamn side are you on?

Don't you say that to me.

There's a reason we got saddled with Faye in the first place, and we keep doing shit like this?

We will never be rid of her.

Well, isn't that the pot calling the kettle black?

Because that's exactly the type of thing that you used to be on board with.

Yes, Louis. "Used to."

Because I've come to terms with the kind of lawyer I want to be, and it isn't this.

Oh, God damn it, Katrina, don't you get it?

She took Gretchen.

We don't put a stop to her now, we won't even have a say over what kind of pencils we use.

I don't want her to have Gretchen any more than you do, Louis, but don't you ever use our friendship to try to get me to do something like this again.

Tommy, I need to talk about Masterson, and it can't wait.

I'm sorry, Alex. I'm just heading home, and I'm in a hurry.

Catch me tomorrow. I just told you this can't wait.

What?

A guard gave that to me.

The next day, I called Pat Krueger, and now that guard is dead.

This whole thing is a conspiracy.

They've been using inmates and extending sentences, and we need to stop it.

No, we don't. We're their lawyers, Alex.

And they're breaking the law.

And do you have proof of that?

I have that letter.

The one that you had for weeks and you didn't take to the authorities?

Are you saying I have something to do with this?

You're the one that got them to sign off on the waiver allowing the inmates to do Masterson's construction.

Which, as I recall, you got a big, fat bonus for.

You gave me that bonus.

It didn't come from me. It came from Masterson, as did the one I believe you just got yesterday, exactly five days after that guard died.

I didn't get any bonus yesterday.

Well, it's 'cause you haven't checked your account yet.

Trust me, it's there.

I get it.

You didn't give Masterson to me because I'm more stable than Craig.

You gave it to me because I'm more vulnerable than Craig.

I have no idea what you're talking about, but you'd better think very carefully about coming forward, because a murder was committed here and you do have a family.

So I trust you're gonna do the right thing, Alex.

Rosalie.

What are you doing here?

You know what I'm doing here.

Alex told you. He did.

I don't like that it took him eight years to do it, but now that he has...

You need someone to talk to about it.

No, I need to do something about it.

Look, I understand that you're upset, but Alex had his reasons.

And if you think I'm here to figure out what to do with my husband, then you don't know me.

Nobody threatens my man and gets away with it.

Rosalie, what exactly do you want from me?

I want your help figuring out how to get something on this guy.

I respect your point of view, but there's another way.

Okay, what way? Call his bluff.

He may not follow through, and even if he does...

Are you kidding me? Alex could lose everything.

I can't take that kind of risk.

And there's a different kind of risk to what you're talking about.

I don't care. You can't do this.

Samantha, he is the father of my children.

I can't let this happen to him.

All right. I'll help you find something on this guy.

Can I get you a cup of coffee, or are you all coffee'd out?

Donna... I can't believe it.

You went and you stuck your nose into his deal.

Because I was trying to make up with him, like you asked me.

Harvey, don't you get it?

Your history is you making it clear to him that you think he's a bad businessman.

I was just giving him some help.

No, you showed him that you don't respect him, that you think you're better than him.

And as far as I'm concerned, you think you're better than me.

Donna, what's going on?

Because maybe I messed up, but you know I don't think I'm better than you.

Maybe you don't, Harvey, but Faye does. What are you talking about?

She said that since we're together, one of us has to give up their vote, and that one of us is me.

What? Why didn't you tell me?

Because I didn't want to hear you say that your vote is more important than mine.

I wouldn't have said that.

I would have put a stop to it, which I'm gonna do right now.

Good, you're both here. What is it now, Louis?

We need to do something about Faye.

She took Gretchen and now she's turned Katrina against me.

Well, I'm sorry, Louis, but right now we have bigger fish to fry, because Faye said Donna has to lose her vote because we're seeing each other.

That's bullshit. She can't do that.

Which is what I'm about to tell her. No, you're not.

Well, then, I'm coming with you. We'll kill two birds with one stone.

You're not coming anywhere. We only have so much leverage.

Donna losing her vote trumps you getting Gretchen back, and we have to pick our battles.

And what a surprise, the battle we're picking is yours.

Well, I'm not having it.

I say we go in there as a united front and get it all back at once.

And I say we wouldn't have to go in there at all if you hadn't let her into our house in the first place.

Harvey. What'd you just say to me?

You heard me. You let her in here, and you didn't even put up an ounce of resistance.

Are you fucking kidding me?

She's here because Robert Zane fell on his sword for you.

And let's just go back a little further.

She also wouldn't be here if Jessica hadn't been disbarred, which only happened because you hired Mike Ross.

So if you want to blame someone for Faye being here, look in the goddamn mirror!

Let him go.

And while you're at it, let this whole Faye thing go.

Donna... Harvey, look at us.

We are at each other's throats over this woman, and it's just not worth it.

I know that, but... No "buts."

My vote is important to me, but this woman isn't gonna be here forever.

And what's more important than any of this is our relationships with each other.

How'd you know where to find me?

'Cause I know you, Louis.

When we fight and you bring up Jessica, you're coming right back to where it all started.

I didn't mean to say those things to you, Harvey. I'm sorry.

It's okay, Louis.

I already let it go because I know why you said them.

You do?

Before you came in, Donna and I were arguing.

She made me see that I wasn't treating her father with respect.

And then I did the same thing to you, and that's why you lashed out.

I guess it is.

The thing is, Louis, we haven't been treating each other with respect because Faye hasn't been treating any of us with respect.

But I think I know how to stop it.

How?

By doing what you suggested in the first place.

Oh, you're such a big girl. You got it.

You got it! Yay!

Hi, baby.

Eat without me. I'm gonna be late again.

This is five nights in a row.

Does it have something to do with that guard?

No, I'm just busy.

Turns out it was just a coincidence.

One had nothing to do with the other.

Well, it's nice to know that if something was going on, my man would have put a stop to it.

Uh-oh. Oh. Baby, I gotta go.

Joy just dropped the potatoes, I think.

What can I do for you, Craig?

Look, Alex, I know I bit your head off, but I have a favor to ask.

You offered to share a client with me?

Absolutely, Mayfield Foods. Let's split it.

I need you to give me half of Masterson instead.

What? Masterson has the new Reform Corp project.

They have a huge amount of business.

They can handle two lawyers. No.

You said you'd give me something. Yeah, Mayfield Foods.

And I told you they're not big enough.

I need this, or I'm not gonna make my quarter.

I'll never move up.

And I'm telling you, you don't want Masterson.

That's bullshit! I've wanted Masterson for a year and a half.

Are you really that greedy that you can't share a tiny piece of your success with me?

God damn it, Craig, I told you, it's Mayfield or nothing.

I offered it to you once. I'm offering it to you again.

So take it or fucking leave it, but leave me the hell alone!

Why do I get the feeling you're not here to sell me Girl Scout cookies?

She came to see you, didn't she?

How do you know?

Because I know my wife, and she may have been pissed at me, but no one protects their own more than her.

No, I'd say they don't.

Then tell me what she's gonna do.

Without any more help from me she's not gonna do anything because the map I gave her stops halfway through.

Then I have a request.

Give me the map instead of her. Alex...

Samantha, please. This thing is my mess.

I can't let her put herself at risk for me.

Good, you're both here. Saves me a trip.

Harvey, what's going on?

A lot of things, some of which you know, some of which you don't.

But I'm gonna tell you what they are, and then tomorrow morning we're gonna put a stop to them.

Can I talk to you a sec?

What is it now, Louis? You want me to knock over a liquor store?

I want you to accept my apology.

I'm listening.

You were right. I should never have used our friendship to ask you to do something that you were uncomfortable with, and I'm sorry.

But?

I still wanna know if you're willing to put something in the code of conduct.

How is that any different from before?

Because before I was trying to sneak it by Faye.

But if you're willing to, this time we're gonna ram it down her throat.

You ready? I'm ready.

Let's go.

Hey, did you tell Susan's parents you were me the other day?

The other day? No, I was in Cairo the other day.

Louis... Alex, now's not the time.


Did I miss the memo where someone called for a meeting?

Donna's not losing her vote.

I assume that means you're giving up yours.

We're not giving up another goddamn thing.

It's not giving something up. It's avoiding a conflict.

Harvey and I came up in the bullpen together.

Does that mean we have a conflict?

And I taught Louis how to fight after he got mugged.

What about us?

And Samantha had dinner at my home the other night, and that's not gonna stop.

While we're at it, I'm asking Donna to be my child's godmother, because that's who we are at this firm, Faye.

Friendship is different from a romantic entanglement, and you all know it.

We also all trust each other.

Which is why we all waived your so-called conflict, so there isn't a problem anymore.

Says who? Says this clause that we just added to your shiny new code of conduct.

I have done nothing but try to help this firm, and you people have resisted me from day one.

Because since day one you've done nothing but dictate to us and treat us with open disrespect.

Well, that stops right now.

And if you don't like it, we'll all resign, and you'll have to explain to the Bar why every name partner left because you wouldn't accept their legal right to waive conflict.

So you can either kiss our ass or kiss our asses goodbye, but we're not hanging Donna out to dry.

Gretchen? Ms. Richardson?

I told you to call me Faye. I know you did.

Did you tell Donna Paulsen the details of my divorce?

Did you find out about Donna and Harvey by snooping on me?

Because if the answer to my question is yes, I really don't care to answer yours.

I'm not here to scold, Gretchen.

I'm here to tell you that it was very painful to have that thrown in my face.

Well, it was also painful to be taken from Louis, not to mention for Donna to be treated the way you treated her.

Which is exactly why I just told her she's keeping her vote.

You did that? I did.

Maybe we all have things we can learn from each other.

Maybe we do.

Then how about you teach me something right now?

Would Louis prefer to hear that he's getting you back from me or from you?

I think, under the circumstances, he'd like to hear it from you.

Thank you, Gretchen.

What's that?

It's the deal I'm willing to offer you to make it all go away.

This isn't what Alex and I talked about.

It's the best you're gonna do.

Then I might as well just send everything I have down to the U.S. Attorney's Office, because this doesn't help me.

I don't think you're gonna do that.

Why not? Because I also have this.

I get it.

Mutually assured destruction.

It's not mutual anything because you have a peashooter and I have a howitzer.

That's bullshit. I come forward...

You come forward, it might not go well for Alex, but he's not gonna end up in prison.

I come forward and you will.

All right.

I'll take your deal. Oh, it's too late for that.

I was willing to compromise, but now you've made me leverage you and I'm not gonna do two dirty things in one trip, especially when we still have a chance to do none.

What are you talking about?

We're gonna act like your peashooter and my howitzer never existed.

We're gonna negotiate this thing one-on-one, and I'm gonna crush you the old-fashioned way, by being a better lawyer.

Thanks for coming, James.

You invited me to your home to make peace, Harvey.

I couldn't exactly refuse.

Not just to make peace.

I wanted to show what I hadn't shown you before.

Respect.

Not sure I understand where you're going with this.

I like to think I'm a smart guy, but sometimes, I don't see what's right in front of my face.

I thought I was showing you I cared, but instead, maybe it seemed like I don't respect you.

Donna told you that, didn't she?

She did, and if you're anything like me, you might not have been aware that that's what was going on for you.

Sounds like you two are a lot like me and her mother.

James, you have an amazing marriage.

You've raised a wonderful daughter, and you've had love in your life all this time.

If that's not something to respect, then I don't know what is.

And Donna once told me about when you and her mother were separated and what you did to get her back.

That's the most romantic thing I've ever heard.

I wouldn't have taken you for the romantic type.

That's because I've never shown you I was.

I'm sorry if I overreacted, Harvey.

And maybe I am something like you, because...

I didn't see it for what it was either.

And since you shared with me, I'll share with you.

I'm up against it with this deal, and if it's not too late, I could really use your help.

It's not too late, James.

Thank you, Harvey.

Samantha. Rosalie.

You went to see Craig, didn't you? And what if I did?

I'd like to know why, because I thought I made it clear I wanted to do it myself.

There were a lot of reasons, Rosalie, not the least of which is the two of you were too emotional to see it clearly.

The two of us? Yes, the two of you, because Alex figured out you came to me, and he wanted to save you as much as you wanted to save him.

But I knew if I was the one to put that gun on the table, we might just get away with not having to fire it.

Why not? Because I've done it before.

And what were the others?

"The others"? The other reasons.

You welcomed me into your home the other night and I saw what you had, what you had to lose.

I've never had that.

I wanted to protect it.

You are one hell of a woman, Samantha Wheeler.

Well, I don't know about that.

Well, I do.

Thank you, Samantha.

From the both of us.

You are both welcome.

What do you say you come over to our house for a late-night game of Settlers of Catan?

Mmm.

What the hell is that?

Just some good family fun.

Well, maybe you should spend the evening with your family.

Who's to say we wouldn't be?

Anyway, we haven't talked recently as much as I'd like, and I guess I was just missing my friend.

Give me a call when you can.

I love you, Rachel. Bye.

Hey.

Where've you been?

I went to go thank you for taking care of me with Faye but you were gone.

I had to take care of something else.

Why are you smiling?

Because your dad loves me.

You made it right with him? I did.

And before you tell me how happy you are with me, I have something to say.

You said I needed to share when I disagree with you, but if we're gonna make this work, you also have to come to me when something is going wrong in your life.

Are you talking about Faye?

You can't keep things like her going after your vote from me.

Even if you don't want me to do anything about it, you need to trust me with it.

You're right.

I'm sorry.

I'll try.

Come here.

Wait a second.

What do you mean "if" this is gonna work?

Donna, you know we're gonna be together forever, right?

Well, not if that's how you're gonna ask me.

Doesn't matter how I ask you. Why not?

Because we both know however I ask, it won't be exactly the way you would have instructed me to ask, so might as well ask you any way I want.

Well... Uh...

That, uh... Go ahead.

Okay... Keep stumbling.

That's only the second time I've ever seen you at a loss for words.

So, we're engaged, then?

Well, I...

No, it's... Look who's stumbling now.

No, it's just, I never considered marriage part of...

Part of what? Being together forever?

Sweet baby Jesus.

I never thought I'd say this, but thank God, my mom is calling.

Mom, how can I help you?

Maybe you need me to come up there a few days?

I just wanted to see how it turned out with Donna's dad.

It went great.

In fact, there's someone here I'd like to introduce you to.

Mom, meet Donna.

Donna, meet Lily.

Lily, you have no idea how long I have been wanting to meet you.

Probablyjust as long as I've been wanting to meet you.

Well, now that the two of you have met, Mom, I'll give you call... Oh, no, no, no.

You're not gonna get off that easy.

Hey, Lily, listen to what your son just tried to pull off.

I'm all ears.