Suits S9E6 Script

Whatever It Takes (2019)

What is that?

A list of ethical violations Samantha Wheeler engaged in over the course of six years as my attorney.

I'm not ruining Samantha's career. This is not a suggestion.

It is an order, and if you don't use this, I will, and if I do it, Alex, I'll be going straight to the Bar.

So what'd you find? Nothing.

Bullshit. We've had information that your firm...

I don't care what you've got, and if you unseal my records, the firm of Rand Kaldor Zane will come after you for malicious prosecution.

I noticed I had a voice mail from Brian.

What did he say?

I deleted it without even listening.

Katrina, that's amazing.

Thank you, Donna.

You bribed Charles Hu to say I contacted him a year and a half ago.

Now I can't dispute it because we're on record saying this guy's a saint.

Mike, I had nothing to do with this.

Well, if it wasn't you, then it was her.

You lied to me.

All I did was produce a piece of evidence that proves exactly what we know he did.

You didn't produce it, you fabricated it because you can't stand someone getting the better of you.

Well, I don't trust you anymore.

We were about to lose, and evidence shows up that saves the day.

Harvey didn't do anything. Then it was you.

As of this second, you're fired.


Did I catch you at a bad time?

What is it, Faye?

I'm calling because I wanted you to be the first to know I fired Samantha.


I had reason to suspect she crossed a line with Mike Ross.

Reason to suspect, or evidence?

I don't need evidence. She all but admitted it.

Well, that doesn't sound like something she'd admit to.

I didn't call to debate my decision, Donna.

When I came here I laid down one rule, play it straight or you're fired.

I'm sorry, but she had to go.

And why exactly are you calling me with this?

Because you pride yourself on keeping this place together, and right now your people need you.

You mean you want me to stop them from retaliating against your bullshit move.

Donna, you and I both know your colleagues are going to act against me, and it won't be through proper channels.

And if you don't stop them from doing it, I don't see this firm surviving the year.

Samantha, what are you doing...

I just got fired, Robert.

I didn't know where else to go.

Okay, why don't you come in, tell me what happened.

Well, I didn't come to talk about what happened, I came to talk about what's going to happen.

Well, I can answer that right now.

Not a damn thing.

Robert, she took my job.

If you think I'm just gonna sit back and...

What I think is you pulled some kind of shit with your Mike Ross case.

That's right. I heard what happened.

And I would bet my life that Faye figured it out and the chickens have come home to roost.

So you're not gonna help me?

Of course I am.

But knowing your partners, they're coming up with a plan to get that woman out on her ass right now.

So you are going to sit tight and have faith in them to make it happen.

I'm not so sure they are coming up with a plan.

Why not?

Because Harvey's the reason I got fired in the first place.

Nice of you to show up, Harvey.

Don't give me that shit, Louis.

I came as soon as I heard. What are we doing?

I'll tell you what we're doing. We're getting Samantha her job back.

And like I was just saying, Faye's never going to agree to that.

She will if we could find something on her we could use.

Harvey, we try to play dirty, she won't roll over, she'll expose us.

Well, how do you suggest we get Samantha back?

Buy Faye a kitten?

I'm not saying we don't look for something.

I'm saying when we find it, we bring it to the Bar and we have them remove her.

And that's great, but they're not just gonna give us the firm back.

They're gonna send in a replacement.

So what? It can't be worse than Faye.

Bullshit, it can't.

Am I the only one who's seen Terminator 2?

You've seen Terminator 2?

I can't believe he's seen Terminator 1.

I can't believe we're still up here talking instead of executing a plan.

Speaking of which, what exactly has Faye ever done to make us think that she's anything but ethical?

As far as I can tell, her record is spotless.

Well, I don't care what her record is.

Everybody's got something. We just have to find it.

Then it's agreed.

We do whatever it takes to find something to get her out that door.


Whatever it takes.

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

You know, when I took that bullet for you, it was because I trusted that you would watch out for Samantha.

I am watching out for her, Robert. We all are.

Then tell me what you're doing to get her back.

We're digging into Faye and we're gonna force her out.

Well, that's a nice concept, but what are the specifics?

I'm working on it, Robert.

I don't wanna hear that you're working on it.

I wanna hear that you're doing it.

Unless there's some reason that you don't want to do it.

What's that supposed to mean?

It means that you read Samantha the riot act for pulling the same shit you've done a thousand times, only this time it was against Mike!

Look, I came down on her because she lied to my face.

And I'd do it again, but that doesn't mean I'm gonna let Faye come after my family.

Well, I hate to break it to you, Harvey, but you're the reason that Faye fired Samantha in the first place.

That's right.

That thing you would do again, you did in the middle of Samantha's office and Faye saw it.

Robert, I didn't know.

Well, now you do.

And I told Samantha that you would move heaven and earth to get her back, so get upstairs and start making it happen.


What are you doing here?

Didn't you get my voice mail?

I got it. I've just been very busy.

Well, that's too bad.

I was hoping you'd have time to prepare yourself.

Prepare myself for what?

I'm representing the founder of Curt's Coffee.

We believe he's entitled to a piece of the company he didn't receive when his partners forced him out.

Curt wasn't forced out of anything, Brian.

He chose to leave.

And he was fairly compensated at the time.

He was ripped off, Katrina.

I see what this is.

You know the parties, and you think I'll cut you a check to go away.

No, I don't.

And even if you tried that, I wouldn't take it.

And who's to say it would be your choice?

What do you mean?

I mean, you have a clear conflict.

You represented them when you worked here.

So what's to stop me from throwing you off the case?


Except I need this.

This move hasn't gone great, so when the partners brought me this case...

You couldn't say no.

I didn't want to say no.

Because taking on a lawyer like you sends a message.

All right, Brian.

I won't throw you off the case, but I will be filing a motion to dismiss.

I'd expect nothing less.

It's good to see you, Katrina.

Louis, good.

Please tell me you thought of a place to start digging.

I did. Faye's first day here.

Gretchen said the way she got on the Bar's radar in the first place was by firing her husband for doing something unethical.

Then this is it.

If anyone knows anything, it'll be him.

There's just one problem.

What if he won't talk shit about her?

Louis, there's no way someone's married to that woman for more than three days and doesn't want to talk shit about her.

That's not what I meant.

Their divorce settlement was sealed.

So it's not that he won't want to give us anything, he may not be able to.

That's what I'm telling you.

Well, if he's not willing to give us what we need, then we're just gonna have to make him.

What's that?

A lawsuit, and you're the lead plaintiff.

You want me to sue my own firm?

Not the firm. Faye.

She clearly has a problem with strong women.

Alex... Think about it.

She tried to strip you of your vote.

She took Gretchen from Louis against her will and now she fired Samantha without proof.

That's a pattern, and we can win.

I don't care what you think we can do.

I am not gonna go after another woman under false pretenses.

What's the matter with you? We said "whatever it takes."

Well, I didn't.

And in case it hasn't gotten through your head yet, shit like this is why she's here in the first place.

God damn it.

You telling Thomas about that deal is what got her here in the first place.

I'm sorry, Donna. I shouldn't have said that.

Alex, what's going on?

Faye asked me to spy on Samantha because she suspected Samantha might do exactly what she did.

I could've warned her, and I didn't.


It's not exactly news that Faye was keeping an eye on us.

She told us that three seconds after she got here.

Samantha knew that, and she chose to cross a line anyway.

And, come to think of it, what do you think she's doing right now?

Probably nothing good.

My thoughts exactly.

So instead of feeling badly about not warning her, I'd say you go stop her from making things worse.

Appreciate you meeting me, Tom.

I wasn't sure you would.

Neither was I.

But I figured if you had the balls to call me, I should at least hear you out.

Well, I can't say I regret what I did, but there may be a way for us to work together now.

In other words, you need something.

I do.

And I'd be willing to owe you one in exchange.

First, tell me what it is you're looking for.

A lawyer named Faye Richardson.

The Bar put her into our firm and I want to give them a reason to pull her out.

What makes you think there's something to find?

No one gets through life without doing something.

You want the FBI to go on a fishing expedition?

I can make that happen.

But I'm not about to get burned twice.

So this time, before I deliver for you, you're gonna deliver for me.

Gavin Andrews?

You want me to turn on my own client?

Not your client. A client of the firm that just fired you.

And I'm still covered by privilege for anything I knew before yesterday.

Then get some shit on him starting today.

I can't. He doesn't trust me anymore.

Then this meeting is over.

Damn it, there's gotta be something...

There is. This.

You want my help, this is the price.

And it's not negotiable.

Sorry to keep you gentlemen waiting.

Had to gather these up and...

All right.

What's going on here?

What are you talking about?

Well, I was told you two were looking to buy a term life policy.

But there's no way he is marrying you.

You know what, I have a lot of great qualities and you don't know a goddamn... Louis!

Look, you're right.

We're not here to buy insurance.

We're here because your ex-wife is overseeing our firm.

Let me just venture a guess here.

You two are not thrilled with the way things are going, and you're looking to dig up some dirt on her.

But first we need to know why you left the law.

Well, I was just like you two, a big-time corporate attorney.

But I wasn't very happy grinding out deals, so I took up high-profile litigation.

Class action.

And class action requires money.

Money those people didn't have.

So what'd you do?

I overbilled our three biggest clients and I shifted the money around to finance the contingency cases.

And you got caught when you lost.

I never lost.

Faye figured it out.

She fired me on the spot and then she ratted me out to the Ethics Board the very next day.

Fifteen years of marriage, and she turned on me like it was nothing.

Well, she might not be wife of the year, but she's not exactly looking like the bad guy here.

Not to mention, you never got your license taken away.

Did I say that was the end of the story?

Faye used the threat of losing my license as leverage in the divorce.

And once she squeezed the last nickel out of me, she called off the dogs.

You're saying she turned you over to the Bar, then undid the whole thing just for money?

If you don't believe me, take a look at the terms of the divorce settlement.

The fact that they never took my license and then you tell me that Faye didn't manipulate the whole goddamn thing.

Are you willing to show us that settlement even though it's sealed?

She already took me to the cleaners once.

What's she gonna do, do it again?

I'll be done in a minute, Susan.

I'm not here for the copy machine.

I wanted to talk to you.

I couldn't help but notice Brian here earlier today.

Whatever it is, Susan, get to it.

Because if you're here to blackmail me again...

I'm not here to blackmail you.

I'm here to help you.

I know how good Brian is and I can imagine going up against him isn't going to be easy for you.

I'm a senior partner, Susan.

I'm more than capable of handling myself in a court of law.

I meant, if for some reason things got personal between the two of you, I already know what happened and I can be there to support you.

I don't know that you're capable of supporting me.

Katrina, you let me off the hook for a reason.

If you won't give me a second chance, why didn't you just turn me in to Faye in the first place?

I'm filing a motion to dismiss tomorrow.

I want to be armed to the teeth with case law.

Consider it done.

Hey, what's going on?

Copies of that divorce settlement came through.

And? His story looks legit.

She cleaned him out.

Harvey, you know, I gotta tell ya, I don't trust this guy.

I mean, maybe she did clean him out, but think about it.

Does doing something for money really sound like Faye?

No, it doesn't, but he crossed a line, he didn't get disbarred, and she got paid.

So how else do you explain it?

Wait a second.

Maybe the Faye we know needed a little help getting there.


It's easy to not care about money after you already have it.

Are you saying she took his money so she could become a special master?

Look at the timeline.

Right after the incident, she leaves corporate law, takes a huge pay cut to start working for the Bar and all of sudden it doesn't matter because she's got a pile of money.

Then the question is, how do we prove it?

Because this clown's word isn't enough.

Well, I'm not sure if it'll prove it, but I know where to start.

If you're picturing Faye's face on that bag, you're not the only one.

What are you doing here, Alex?

I'm here because knowing you, you're not just working on your left cross.

And I'm here to help.

You're right, I'm not just hitting the bag.

But what I need to do, you're not gonna want any part of.

Try me.

I have to deliver Gavin Andrews to the FBI.


They know he's corrupt, they just can't prove it.

Well, now I know I was right to come here because you're out of your fucking mind.

Alex... Have you forgotten the list of shit he has on you?

You do this, he'll figure it out, and you won't just be fired, you'll end up in prison.

Well, that's a risk I'm willing to take.

Samantha, it's just a job. It's not worth it.

It's worth it to me.

Because I can't wake up feeling this way every day.

I didn't have a family, Alex.

And I'd get placed somewhere, and just when I was finally feeling safe, the bottom would drop out and they'd send me away.

I didn't have a say in anything.

And I promised myself I would never be that powerless again.

Okay, we'll go after him.

But we have to make sure he doesn't know it's you, which is gonna be tough because he doesn't trust you.

Well, he'll have to trust me if he thinks there's someone he can trust even less.

Which there is.

What are you talking about? His niece.

The one I gave you.

I did tell her Gavin used her name in that tax evasion racket.

Which means she owes us one.

And Gavin won't be thinking about the gun he's got to your head if he's got one to his.


In that case, I'll say good night.

There's a phone call I need to make.

Gretchen, we have a situation and we need your help.

You two coming to see me at the same time.

Whatever it is, must be serious.

It is.

Louis and I have reason to believe that Faye manipulated the Ethics Board for personal gain 15 years ago.

We can use it to get rid of her, but we'll need proof.

And we're here to ask you to reach out to anyone you know at your old firm, give you anything you can.

But, Gretchen, if Faye finds out, she could fire you.

Okay, I'll do it on one condition.

Name it.

Harvey throws you a baby shower.

What? That's a great idea.

No, it's not.

First of all, you're not the one who's pregnant.

Second of all, men don't throw baby showers.

Times have changed, Harvey, and it just so happens I have thoughts on a color scheme.

Color scheme?

Would you like me to be Sheila's midwife, too?

Now that you mention it, we could really use a friendly...

All right, this is bullshit.

We came to you with a serious request.

You turned it into a joke, so you know what...

You think I'm joking here?

I know how goddamn serious this is.

Louis said himself, Faye catches wind of this, I'm out on my ass.

And baby showers aren't bullshit.

It's what people who love each other do for each other.

Gretchen, he doesn't need...

Yes, he does.

You see how much it would mean to him.

Why can't you just do it?

I'll throw you a baby shower, Louis.

I'll get you what you need.

Thank you.

Katrina, you were supposed to be here 15 minutes ago.

They're in the judge's chambers.

I know. I got caught up.

Are you okay?

Yes, I'm fine, Susan. Let's just get in there.

Your Honor, Curt Lassiter founded a company.

He was happy.

There was no reason for him to leave, except one.

His partners forced his hand.

That's ridiculous, Your Honor.

Mr. Lassiter forfeited any future claims to Curt's Coffee.

He signed the agreement.

Except that agreement is invalid because Curt was told if he didn't sign, his shares would be diluted.

So he did what anyone under duress would do.

He took what he could get.

And you have proof of that?

Those threats weren't put on paper, which is why I need to compel testimony.

So you can make a mockery of the facts and paint Curt as a victim?

He is a victim, Katrina.

This wasn't what he wanted.

Your Honor, case law on this matter is clear.

There has to be evidence of duress to move forward.

Do you have any precedent for that, Ms. Bennett?

Ms. Bennett?

Do you have a rebuttal?

Yes, Your Honor.

Klein v. Bartis shows there needs to be evidence of duress to move forward.

And we need subpoena power to get that evidence.

Ms. Bennett, do you have anything to say?

As you're having your associate speak for you, it seems like you're not taking this matter seriously.

I take it seriously, Your Honor, I...

Your Honor, I'd like to ask for a continuance.

Klein v. Bartis is a complicated ruling and I'll need time to rebut.

That is kind of you to say, Mr. Altman, but I'm not hearing anything from them to make me dismiss this case.

And I would suggest the next time you come before me, Ms. Bennett, that you come prepared.

What are you doing here, Donna?

'Cause if you're looking to reenact Top Gun, I'm all for it.

This is serious, Harvey.

I wanna talk about our plan.

What about it?

Louis told me that you went to see Faye's ex.

And I know that you don't want to hear this, but I think that's a bad road to go down.

Well, then, he didn't tell you the full story because it's leading somewhere.

That's not what I meant.

Faye called me the other night.

She knows we're coming at her.

So what?

So you're digging into her personal life. She's gonna find out.

I don't give a shit if she finds out about it.

She made it personal when she fired Samantha.

Harvey, you're not hearing me.

She finds out about this, she's gonna go ballistic.

Damn it, Donna, whose side are you on?

Faye's or Samantha's?

I'm on the side of all of us, Harvey.

Because we may need to get Faye out, but if this thing goes too far, we may not have a firm for Samantha to come back to.

Gavin, what can I do for you?

We've got a problem, and her name is Darlene.

What's the problem?

The problem is, she's developed some expensive tastes.

And thanks to you, she's figured out she's got a rich uncle that she's decided to use as an ATM.

You're saying she's blackmailing you.

Yes, Alex, I am.

And I need you to make her go away.

What exactly are you asking me to do here, Gavin?

Because if it's illegal, I'm not doing it.

Don't give me that Boy Scout shit.

You're the reason she knows about my tax management strategy in the first place.

You mean your money laundering scheme that you were using her and me to help you get away with.

- Alex... Gavin, I told you once, I'll tell you again, I don't do shit like this.

But you're in luck because Samantha Wheeler doesn't work here anymore.

And if you want to go to her, not as your lawyer, but as a private citizen, then I strongly advise against it.

She won't do this for me. She can't stand me.

No, she can't.

But she just lost her job, so, as long as the price is right, I bet she'll do whatever needs doing.

Katrina, if this is about court tomorrow, Susan already contacted me.

It's not about that, Brian.

I'm calling to tell you you didn't need to do that today.

Yes, I did. You weren't providing effective counsel.

And when I win this thing, I don't want it appealed. - Come on, Brian.

You did that because you saw that I was having a migraine.

Okay, I did.

But as long as we're being honest, you were having that migraine because of me.

I know you're conflicted about going against me on this and the reason I know that is because I'm conflicted, too.

That doesn't mean you have to prop me up.

Maybe not, but you could've had me thrown off this case and you didn't.

The least I could do was return the favor.

Okay, but I don't want you thinking that I need charity or that I can't handle you.

I don't think that.

Then thank you.

And you're right, I am conflicted, because I've never been involved in a case with you where I wasn't rooting for you.

Well, there's no rule that says just because you're going against me you can't still root for me.

Actually, Brian, there is a rule and that's exactly what it says.

Good night, Katrina.

See you in court, Brian.

Thirty pounds overweight and this is what you do for dinner?

Faye, I didn't know you cared.

The only thing I care about is that you keep making bad decisions.

Such as?

Such as talking to Harvey Specter or whoever else came to you.

I didn't talk to anybody.

Bullshit, George.

Bernice called me, said someone was looking into my communications from back then, and it took about five seconds for me to figure out who pointed them in that direction.

Goddamn Bernice.

Let's skip the part where you blame someone else and get to the part where you tell me what you told them.

Nothing that wasn't true.

I seriously doubt that.

Well, come to think of it, I may have left out a few details, but those two didn't seem to be particularly interested in nuance.

So I drew them a map and I showed them exactly where to go.

The Ethics Board.

That's right.

You're a Grade A son of a bitch.

And you're a Grade A hypocrite.

Walking around like you never crossed a line.

Well, you did.

And when this is over, you're gonna be out on your ass and I'll have done to you exactly what you did to me.

Susan, good. What have you got?

I think I know how we can go after Curt Lassiter tomorrow.

He says he never wanted to leave his firm, but that's what he's saying now.

We need to know what he was saying then.

You want to get access to his personal email account.

Mmm-hmm. All we need is one email where he says he's happy with his payout and we've got him.

It's a good idea, Susan, but it won't work.

There's no way Brian would ever allow personal emails to be part of this case.

He will if you force him to.

And how on earth would I do that?

By using your history with Brian to show there's no difference between the personal and the professional.

Susan, you're suggesting exposing intimate details of Brian's life when we don't even know if we'll find anything.

But we might.

And the jury is always going to sympathize with a founder who got booted from his own company.

Is this because you still have feelings for Brian?

It's because I was having a migraine today and he tried to let me off the hook.

Something was going on, that much was obvious.

But, Katrina, just because you're his soft spot doesn't mean he has to be yours.

Okay, you got me here.

This better be good.

My niece is coming after me.

So what?

Why aren't you calling Alex Williams with this instead of me?

'Cause you've always been willing to do things he won't.

What specifically is she coming after you for?

She wants $10 million, or she's threatening to come forward with everything she has on my money laundering operations.

And exactly how much does she know?

Enough to put me away for a long time.

Okay, give the money to me and I'll give it to her.

No one ever has to know, but I'll record her accepting a bribe.

And if she ever comes calling again, we have her.

So I'm supposed to just give her the money?

Short of killing her, I don't see any other way out of this.

And, Gavin, I'm not doing that.

And how do I know you're not just gonna keep the money for yourself?

Because you're gonna pay me $5 million for doing this damn thing.

You want half of what I'm giving her just to record someone?

It's not just recording someone, asshole.

It's taking part in covering up a crime.

And, Gavin, if you don't get someone to do this for you, $10 million is a drop in the bucket.

She'll take you for another 50 and you know it.

There's my girl.

I gotta say, you're a lot more fun to work with than Saint Alex of Midtown.

I've missed this.

Well, I haven't.

Get me the money, and I'll get you your tape.

Ms. Bennett, I see you're here with another motion.

I hope it's more cogent than your last one.

It is, Your Honor.

I would like to expand discovery to include Curt Lassiter's personal emails during the period in question.

Your Honor, that's an invasion of privacy and not at all pertinent to the case.

Isn't it?

Mr. Altman's own argument is that Curt was forced out through unofficial conversations.

That's no reason to dig into my client's private life.

What precedent are you citing, Ms. Bennett?

My precedent isn't legal, Your Honor.

It's how life is.

When you work with people for a long time, relationships become personal and lines get blurred.

Objection, Your Honor. That's speculation.

No, Brian. It isn't.

You used to be my associate, correct?

I did.

And isn't it true we had personal conversations inside the office and work conversations outside?

That's true, but I don't see how... But nothing.

At some point, you stopped thinking of me as your superior, and we became more than coworkers, didn't we?

Yes, we did.

Then I have every right to your client's emails.

But what if they reveal things having nothing to do with this case that he doesn't want in the world?

Do you think I'm the kind of lawyer who would smear a man's character?

I think you have more integrity than any lawyer I've ever met.

That doesn't sound like much of an objection, Mr. Altman.

You'll hand over those emails immediately.

Harvey, can I have a word with you?

Sorry, Faye. My days of talking to you are over.

I know you went to see George.

So what?

So I wanna know what he told you.

The truth.

That you leveraged him to get money after you found out he was committing a crime.

Well, I hate to tell you this, but that's not the truth.

You gonna say you didn't keep him from being investigated by the Bar and then he didn't miraculously agree to give you all his money in the divorce settlement?

That's the thing George is good at.

Twisting details to sound true.

I did keep them from investigating him and I made him give me the money.

But what he left out was, I stayed there three more years and didn't take a salary so I could make his clients whole.

Bullshit. Why would you do that if you hated the man?

Because I have a daughter.

And I didn't want her to grow up knowing that her father was a criminal.

There it is.

There's the truth.

So you can expose me, but you'll be shattering my daughter's conception of her father.

Well, here's what we're gonna do.

You're gonna hire Samantha back.

Then you're gonna resign.

And we're gonna call it even.

I can't do that.

I'm sorry, what did you say?

I can't horse trade my way out of this.

I don't believe this.

You let this piece of shit off scot-free, but you won't bring her back for something you don't even have proof of?

I have all the goddamn proof I need.

Because just three days ago, you were in that office yelling at her for this and I saw you.

Well, you might as well start packing your shit, Faye, because as soon as I find proof of what you did, you're gone.

I crossed one line in my career.

I hated doing it, but I did it.

For my child.

Samantha did what she did to win a case.

That's not the same thing.

Katrina, I found something.

What is it?

An email chain from Lassiter to his best friend bragging about the yacht he was about to buy with the proceeds from his awesome deal.

Susan, this is great.

We can use it to force a settlement.

Settlement? We don't need to settle.

This is proof they're lying.

And didn't you say Brian refused to even consider a settlement?

Yes, but now we have leverage.

This isn't leverage, this is an outright dismissal.

You don't know that.

And any time you move forward with litigation, anything can happen.

I know what is happening.

You're trying to give him a way out.

And don't tell me I'm wrong.

All right, you're not wrong.

Brian needs this not to be a total annihilation.

I thought you said you don't care about him.

I don't, not in that way.

Then what way?

Because you're putting his interests over our client's, and that's not right.

Don't you talk to me about what is right.

I have been doing what is right.

I cut Brian out of my life, but he's still a friend and I don't want to do this to him.

Katrina, I hear you.

But if this case was against any other lawyer, we'd be out celebrating right now.

But it's your call.

Good, you're here.

What is it, Louis?

Gretchen came through.

Two emails from Faye Richardson to members of the Bar specifically asking to quash any investigation into her husband.

It's all there in black and white, Harvey.

We got her.

All right.

Let's do this. Hold on a second.

What's going on?

Nothing's going on, Louis.

Harvey, I've seen you win enough times to know that this is not what you look like.

What is it?

You were right, that son of a bitch lied.

She didn't take him to the cleaners just so she could have the money.

She did it to cover up his crime, so her daughter would never know.

But that means if this comes out, it'll destroy that girl's vision of her father.

Not to mention her mother who's kept it from her.

She's a grown woman. She can handle it.

Handle what? You painting her as a liar and a cheat?

I'm not painting her as anything. She did this.

And we said we'd get Samantha back, whatever it takes.

So this is what it's gonna take.

What if there was another way?

What other way?

Alex and Samantha are working on something.

What if whatever they find gets her out without doing something like this to a family?

One day. They have one day.

Then I'm pulling the trigger whether you like it or not.

Since when did you start working bankers' hours?

Robert. What are you doing here?

I'm here to see you.

Well, whatever it is, it'll have to wait.

Joy has a piano recital and...

Bullshit, she does.

You're getting in that car to meet Samantha.

All right, you got me.

She cut a deal with the FBI, and I'm helping her.

Helping her how?

We're giving them Gavin Andrews in exchange for dirt on Faye.

Gavin Andrews? Are you out of your damn mind?

He's got information on her, and if he finds out...

It doesn't matter.

The way we're doing it, Gavin will never know...

Says every inmate sitting in prison that thought they committed the perfect crime.

Robert... Alex, listen to me.

I know you're trying to do right by her, but even if Gavin doesn't figure out what she's up to, she has a history with the FBI.

What kind of history?

The kind that could come back and bite her in the ass.

I appreciate that, Robert, but the train has left the station.

Then do me one favor.

Let me get in that car instead of you.

Robert, what are you doing here?

I'm here to help you.

Help me or stop me? Both.

Because if you do what you're about to, the FBI is going to have something over you for the rest of your life.

I'm not giving up the plan.

I'm not asking you to.

I'm asking you to be quiet and let me be a lawyer one last time.

What's going on here?

We were supposed to meet alone.

Well, my client and I had other ideas.

She's not gonna give you anything until you sign this.

Blanket immunity for anything you've ever done.

I don't think so.

Not anything she's ever done.

Anything she's ever done for the man she's giving you.

I don't have authority to sign this.

Bullshit, you don't.

This is a onetime offer good for 30 seconds.

Take it or leave it.

Robert. Samantha, I'm handling this.

Jesus, you are Robert Zane.

You're not even a lawyer.

I don't have to be a goddamn lawyer for this to be legally binding.

So sign it or not, because you're not getting what she has without it.

Look at that, you came through.

I did.

Now you're giving me everything you got on Faye.

Not a goddamn thing.

Turns out I couldn't find anything on the woman.

Just like you couldn't find anything way back when.

We had a deal. What deal?

You might have immunity on paper, but that's all you have on paper.

Don't ever call me again.

You son of a bitch.

Whatever it is you're thinking about doing, it isn't gonna happen.

Because I'm not getting out of this booth until we talk this thing through.

Katrina, what are you doing here?

We found his emails.

Curt lied about being forced out.

I'm here to end this.

And I wanted to do it in person.

What about settling?

It's too late for that.

Unless you drop this by tomorrow, we're going to countersue for slander.

I'm sorry, Brian.

You can't blame him for trying.

What do you mean?

Curt wasn't entirely lying.

He may not have been forced out, but he regretted leaving.

Are you talking about him or you?

Can it be both?

Your partners didn't assign you this case, did they?

You took it. I did.

I knew they were going after you and then you called and...

And what? I missed you.

So I took the case...

Because I wanted to spend time with you.

I can't believe you.

That's why you wouldn't settle? To spend more time with me?

Katrina... No.

What did you think would happen when we spent that time together?

I thought we would see each other and talk and be in each other's lives like we used to.

And then? I don't know.

Well, what I know is that I wanted to keep working together as friends.

You couldn't do it. You left.

God damn it, there's nothing wrong with missing someone, Katrina.

There is for me. Because I have to move on.

And so do you.

So that's it?

We just never see each other again?

You have our terms.

You can pursue this case or don't, but if you don't drop this case by tomorrow, Brian, I will have you removed.

Can I talk to you for a second?

I just got off the phone with Samantha.

Their plan didn't work.

That settles it, then.

That's what I'm here to talk about, Harvey.

I don't think it does.

I don't believe this. So you're taking Louis's side?

Yes, I am.

And quite frankly, I don't understand why you're not.

Well, let's see.

We all wanted her gone, this is a one-way ticket out and what the fuck else is there to talk about?

Harvey. What is it with all of you?

Don't you get it? She is never gonna stop coming.

Zane's name, Louis's title, Samantha's job...

This isn't about her.

I don't want to be a part of doing this to someone's family.

What about what she did to our family?

She didn't kill anyone, Harvey.

She was just doing her job.

And I'm the reason she fucking did it.

Faye saw me yelling at Samantha, Donna.

That's how she knew.

Oh, my God.

We could've had this fight anywhere.

The roof, the street, the file room...

None of this would've happened.

But instead, I chose to have it right in the middle of the office, where anyone could see it.

I get it now.

Harvey, if there is one thing that I love about you, it's your sense of loyalty. But when you add guilt on top of that...

What are you saying?

Imagine you could go back in time and not know about your mother what you knew.

Wouldn't you do that for yourself?

It was my fault, Donna. I know that.

But doing this...

It's not the man I want you to be.

And I know it's not the man you want to be.

What's that?

Just came in.

They're dropping the case.

Why are you giving this to me?

Susan, what I did for Louis when I was his associate and Brian did for me was about more than just legal brilliance.

It was also about having the person's back.

And just as important, telling them when they're wrong.

Are you thanking me for telling you you were wrong?

I'm explaining why I'm giving this to you.

Because I like my associates to keep a record of their wins.

Are you saying you're making me your...

Yes, Susan, I am.

Unless you keep asking questions, in which case, you're not.

I won't let you down.

I know you won't.

Now go home.

Not having a life is what got me into trouble with Brian in the first place.


What can I do for you?

It's been enough time that if Harvey were going to go to the Bar, he would've already.

And it doesn't take Einstein to figure out who convinced him not to.

You asked me to keep the firm together.

That's what I did.

How'd you do it?

How'd you get him to back off?

I thought what if you were my mother and you'd done that for me.

The rest just came out.

Thank you, Donna.

Faye, for the record, we didn't do this for self-preservation.

Because no matter what you may think of us...

There are some lines we won't cross.

Okay, what was so important that I needed to come over at this time of night?

I wanted to say I'm sorry.

Because we both know you'd still be at the firm if it wasn't for me yelling at you like an idiot.

It's okay, Harvey.

I'm the one who crossed the line.

It's not just that, Samantha.

We found a way to get Faye out.

I didn't take it.

And I wanted you to hear that from me.

Donna already told me, Harvey.

And for what it's worth, I think you did the right thing.

You're the last person I would expect to hear that from.

Well, if you'd asked me an hour ago, you wouldn't have.

But she watched out for her child and I wish I had a parent like that.

Samantha, what's going on?

A few weeks ago, I hired an investigator and I just found out where my biological father is.


Pittsburgh. Yeah.

And I was gonna go tomorrow but Robert's going to visit Rachel and they can't cancel.

Samantha, what is it?

I don't wanna go alone.

Well, if I'm not too deep in your doghouse, I certainly could use a break from Faye.

You'd really go with me?

I would.

Well, in that case, you are not too deep in my doghouse.

Okay, then.

I'll pick you up in the morning.


Thank you, Harvey.