Thunder Away (2019)
If you want me gone, convince me you people can be trusted to fly right.
And if we don't?
If you continue to cross lines, then you'll be fired.
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.
She is never gonna stop coming.
Zane's name, Louis's title, Samantha's job...
How could you betray Harvey like that?
I didn't betray anyone. Bullshit!
You hide behind morality when the truth is, you just can't stand Harvey.
He won't change, and he's a cancer to this firm.
My mom cheated on my dad for most of my life.
I knew it, and I kept it a secret from him.
Do you remember the time we won the Little League championship?
I walked off the field, and it was supposed to be you and Dad, and...
He wasn't there.
I was so mad at you for telling me he'd be there.
I'm sorry it took me so long to forgive you.
Harvey, I need to tell you something.
What is it, Donna?
Your mother had a heart attack.
You got this, Harvey!
Can I get your autograph? Where's Dad?
Oh, sweetheart. He wanted to be here.
You said he would be here.
Harvey, his gig got extended last night and I didn't want to tell you before the game.
So you lied and pretended he was gonna be here when you knew he wasn't?
Harvey, stop. That was the most important game of my life, and he wasn't here.
And he feels horrible about it, but your dad is working his butt off for us.
So what? I just played the best I ever have, and every time I looked up, the only person I could see was you.
How could you do that to me?
I'm doing the best I can, Harvey.
None of us are perfect. Yeah, well, I was today.
Now it's all ruined because of you!
I always loved baseball.
I got it from my dad.
He taught me everything, how to pitch, how to hit.
An hour in the batting cage was my favorite way of spending an afternoon.
Which is why, until recently, whenever I thought about baseball, I always thought of him.
But the truth is...
It was my mom that took me to every practice, cheered me on every game.
Never missed a second.
She was always there, even when I thought she wasn't.
I didn't know that for a long time.
But now I do.
She used to tell me that none of us were perfect, that we all made mistakes.
But she always owned hers.
She taught us about right and wrong and forgiveness.
I just have so many things I wish I could say to you...
Things I should have said a long time ago.
I am so sorry it took me so long.
I'll miss you, and I'll always love you.
Lord, make me a channel of thy peace, that where there is hatred, I may bring love, where there is wrong, forgiveness.
It was a beautiful eulogy, Harvey.
She would have loved it.
Mike, thanks for coming. Yeah, of course.
About what I said the last time I was here...
Don't worry about it.
You being here now says everything.
Harvey, I think Marcus needs you.
All right, give it to me straight, Donna.
How's he really doing?
To tell you the truth, this couldn't have come at a worse time.
You mean because of the Faye thing? I mean his family has been shattered, and at the same time, this woman has been dismantling his other family.
And, Mike, she's never gonna stop.
Don't tell me you have an idea of how to fix that.
I do. You've obviously forgiven Harvey for what happened on that case.
But the question is, can you forgive everyone?
It's just us now.
I knew it had to come sometime, but I just wasn't ready.
I know. We were making plans.
Talking about her coming to meet Donna.
She would have loved her, Harvey.
Hey, I didn't just call you in here to have a beer.
I found this on Mom's desk.
I guess she never got around to mailing it before...
What is it?
I don't know. I didn't look.
Say, why don't you stick around for a few days?
I appreciate that, Marcus. I think I got to get home.
I get it.
I love you, Marcus.
I've never seen Harvey like that.
It was terrible circumstances, but all the same, it was touching.
Maybe, but for me, I don't ever want to see Superman laid low.
Hey, good to see you. It's great to see you.
Listen, you mind giving Samantha and I a minute?
No, of course not. Thanks.
I heard you lost your job.
Samantha, I never wanted that to happen, and I'm sorry that it did.
Yeah, well, if I had known then what I know now, I would have done things differently.
Of course, that doesn't change the fact that I'm still on the outside looking in.
Well, maybe we should do something about that.
What are you talking about?
Donna told me how miserable everyone is at work.
She also said that there's no one better to get rid of Faye than us.
What did you have in mind? I don't know.
But if you're willing to bury the hatchet, I'm pretty sure the two of us can come up with something to send that woman packing.
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
Hey, you want to get some breakfast? I'm okay, Donna.
You don't need to stay here with me.
Besides, Faye probably has some rule about how many days a person can miss.
I don't want you in her crosshairs.
I don't care about her rules. It's not her firm.
Could have fooled me.
I know you don't mean that.
And with any luck, Faye won't be at the firm much longer at all.
Somebody call for Robin?
'Cause I'm pretty sure I saw the Bat-Signal last night.
Mike, what are you doing here?
Performing a public service.
No one needs to see those pajamas.
You're getting off easy. You should see what Louis wears.
Come on, what are you really doing here?
Look, after Grammy died, I was in a bad place and you really helped me through it.
I'm just here to return the favor.
What do you mean?
He means what could be better than watching the woman who's been making our lives miserable finally get what's coming to her?
You put him up to this, didn't you?
Well, at least I didn't put him up to pretending to be a lawyer.
Oh, God. Too soon?
Right on time. Why don't you two sidekicks wait here while I put on my Batsuit and you can fill me in?
You're the one who called yourself Robin.
Would you prefer I said
"grown man who wears underwear
"and calls himself a superhero"?
What? Nothing, it's just...
Good to see you being a douche again, Harvey.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
You too? Gretchen.
I was just... Taking care of whatever work you could for Harvey, just like you've been doing all week.
I didn't think anyone knew.
I knew because I've been doing the same thing.
I told Donna I'd keep track of things while they were away, so they wouldn't have to worry.
And so you wouldn't feel guilty about avoiding the whole thing.
I'm not very good at funerals.
Besides, what could I possibly say?
You're saying everything you need to right here, Katrina.
And trust me, when Harvey gets back, he'll hear it.
Surprise, surprise. Even your coffee is uptight.
Samantha, security didn't alert me you were coming.
That's because she's my guest.
Or should I say my client?
And who are you? Name's Mike Ross.
I know you've heard of me, so why don't we skip the introductions and jump right to the suing?
Excuse me? I'm suing you for wrongful termination.
I see what's going on.
This isn't a lawsuit. It's a ploy to get me out.
You're damn right it's gonna get you out, because you abused your power when you took my job.
I had every right to take your job.
We both know what you did.
You have no proof she did anything.
Well, I don't believe for one second she's innocent, and neither do you.
So you two can try and make me look bad all you want...
Don't you dare play the victim, Faye.
You came in here and took Robert's reputation, Louis' dignity, and my everything.
You have been judge, jury, and executioner from the moment you got here.
Well, now I'm gonna make sure one of us finally gets our day in court.
You're back. I am, Louis.
There's about to be some fireworks, and I don't want to miss them.
What do you mean, fireworks?
Mike and Samantha made peace.
Then they followed it up with something even better.
They're filing a wrongful termination suit against Faye.
Holy shit. That's right.
They win, she's gone. Harvey, this is great.
When are they gonna slap her with it?
My guess is, they just did. Louis, Harvey.
I was sorry to hear about your mother.
Please accept my... Keep your condolences, Faye.
You don't give a shit about me or my mom.
So why don't you get to why you're really here?
All right, Samantha is suing me for wrongful termination, and Mike Ross is defending her.
Wait a second.
Louis, didn't she fire Samantha without any evidence?
Well, now that you mention it, that does seem to meet the criteria for wrongful termination, yeah.
It sure does.
Sounds like you're screwed, Faye, because you got no defense.
Yes, I do, because you two are going to represent me.
Well, that's not gonna happen.
And if you think you can order us to...
I'm not ordering. I'm dealing.
I don't make deals with the devil.
I'm well aware how you feel about me.
But if you can feel that way, defend me, and win, I'll know my job here is done.
Bullshit, your back's against the wall.
You'd promise anything to get us to agree.
And whatever else you might think, you know I keep my word.
This is your chance. Win, and I'll go.
But let me be clear, no colluding, no telling the other side about this, and if you cheat, I'll go to the Bar and tell them this firm should be dismantled permanently.
No deal. Your decision.
But if I go to someone else, their strategy is going to be to prove Samantha crossed a line.
You handle this, as long as it's on the up-and-up, you can use whatever strategy you want.
What are we supposed to tell them?
They'd never believe that we'd represent you.
I don't care what you tell them as long as you don't tell them about this agreement.
But you better think of something soon, because I filed a motion to dismiss and I will have someone in chambers this afternoon.
I am not representing that woman.
You think I want to? They filed that suit.
We're in this, and we have no other choice.
I'll tell you the choice. We tell Mike and Samantha to drop this, claim victory to Faye, and send her fucking packing.
Harvey, you heard her. If we say anything and Faye finds out, you can forget about Samantha getting her job back or getting rid of Faye because this firm is done. All right, we don't tell them.
But if you think I'm gonna keep this from Donna, you're out of your mind.
Keep what from me? Donna, brace yourself.
We have some things to tell you, most important of which is...
We're representing Faye.
Let me get this straight.
You're telling me Samantha filed suit to get Faye out, Faye went to Harvey and Louis to defend her, and if they don't win, we'll be stuck with her till hell freezes over?
That is what I'm telling you.
But you can't tell another soul.
Because if Mike and Samantha tank the case, we're all finished.
So she says.
What do you mean, so she says?
That's why I'm here. I need you to find out if Faye can really take us down.
What are you talking about? Of course she can.
How do you know that? Because she said she can.
Well, that doesn't mean that...
Donna, the woman is a lot of things, but a liar isn't one of them.
Damn it, Alex, do you think that I don't know that?
What's really going on?
Harvey says he can do this, Alex, but...
I'm afraid that right now...
He's not in the right frame of mind for something like this.
And I don't think he has any idea.
All right, I'll look into it, but...
I don't think you're gonna like what I find out.
Your Honor, if Faye Richardson can't even bother to show up to defend a motion she filed, then I move to dismiss...
Faye Richardson won't be defending anything. We will.
Is this some kind of joke? No, it's not.
But your lawsuit is.
Harvey Specter and Louis Litt for the defense, Your Honor.
Your Honor, my client and I need to have a moment...
No, I don't need a moment to do anything.
Samantha... No, I don't know what's going on here, but if Faye thought I would fold just because she sent you two, she's got another thing coming.
And what you have coming is a dismissal, because our client had every right to fire you.
Bullshit, she accused me of crossing the line with zero evidence.
She didn't need evidence because our bylaws say the managing partner can terminate anyone for any reason, without cause.
You have proof of this? Right here.
Then I have no choice but to dismiss the case.
Except for one thing, Your Honor.
The bylaw you just entered was from page 72, paragraph 3.
But nine paragraphs down in a section he conveniently didn't bring, it clearly states that any managing partner not ratified by a vote is to be deemed acting and does not have certain rights, including specifically termination without cause.
Is this true? Technically yes, but...
Well, then technically I don't see any reason why this can't move forward.
Your Honor, there is... Save it.
You tried to put one by me.
I'm moving this up in my docket to the first available slot.
You're representing her? What the hell is that?
Samantha, if they're defending her, then no one will suspect them of helping us.
Harvey, I got to hand it to you.
Don't, because this wasn't a move.
Wait a second. You're actually representing her?
Bullshit. That's not what we talked about.
Well, things changed when Faye said she was gonna prove Samantha fabricated that evidence, and we all know what happens after that.
So unless you want to drop this thing...
I'm not dropping anything, and I don't give a shit what Faye tries.
She's not finding proof. Samantha.
Instead of taking that chance, maybe you should consider this.
A settlement offer? Are you kidding me?
We started this to get Faye out.
This lets her stay and leaves me with nothing.
It leaves you with $3 million.
And we didn't do this for the money, so why don't you tell us what's really going on here?
We already told you what's going on.
And now we're telling you that if this goes to trial, we're not tanking this case.
We're going to war.
So take that offer and end this.
I'll tell you what you can do with that offer.
You can shove it up your... We'll think about it.
Donna, do you know where Gretchen is? Because I need...
I don't care what you need, Faye.
And I'm pretty sure Gretchen won't care, and neither will Alex or Katrina or anybody else around here.
I see. Word travels fast.
Alex and I are the only ones who know about your deal, if that's what you mean.
And it's gonna stay that way.
But my comment stands.
Donna... His mother just died.
You knew that, and you put him in this position anyway.
Save your blame, Donna.
And you want to talk about putting people in positions?
You all just spent two days together, and the day you get back, this lawsuit comes down on me.
You're going to say that none of you knew anything about it?
I'll tell you what I know.
Not a week ago, you called Harvey a cancer.
But what you meant was, he's a cancer until you need him.
And what do you want me to say to that, Donna?
I don't want you to say anything, Faye. I just want you gone.
You're the real cancer around here.
And if you hurt Harvey more than he's already been hurt, mark my words.
I'll be the one coming for you next.
Okay, obviously I'll be the first witness they call.
So I say we tell them I grew up in the foster system.
I overcame obstacles to make something of myself, including serving my country.
We play the violin until the jury falls in love with you.
I did hear it was your specialty.
Well, so is knowing when to make a deal.
You better not be saying you were serious about considering their offer.
Harvey and Louis can't stand Faye.
Now all of a sudden, they want us to make a deal?
I mean, there's got to be a reason.
And if we take the deal, we might as well have never done this in the first place.
I know that. Then why are you suggesting it?
I'm not saying we take it. I'm saying...
We should counter.
And hope it flushes the rabbit out of the hole.
We may not get the truth, but at least we'll learn something.
Just first you quote the bylaws like you're reading a newspaper, now this.
Maybe you really are as good as they say.
Maybe I am.
But the two guys we're going up against are no fools either.
So what do you say we come up with that counter?
You think it's too early for a drink?
The way this day is going, I'd say we're already four hours late.
You think Mike can convince her?
Honestly, I don't even know if we convinced him.
What the hell is this? What the hell is what?
I just got a counteroffer to a settlement I never authorized.
You authorized it the second you told us to make this go away.
I didn't say make it go away. I said win.
And a settlement makes me look weak.
They could bring it up at trial to insinuate guilt.
Bullshit, settlement offers are inadmissible and you know it.
And knowing how you all operate, they'll just say it anyway and have it stripped from the record.
So stop trying to get out of it and start trying to win. All right, you want to win?
We're gonna put you on the stand tomorrow morning right here in front of the entire firm.
I don't need that.
And in case you haven't noticed, Samantha's not the one on trial here. You are.
Which means it's my say, and if I tell you I don't need it, that's how it's going to be.
Here's the thing, Faye.
You don't want someone else to beat Samantha.
You want me to beat her.
I know it, and you know it.
But I'm not going to court without preparing you.
So you can take it or you can fucking leave it, but that's how it's gonna be.
Then I'll see you tomorrow morning.
How do you always know when they'll back down?
It's called playing the man, and it's what I do.
Now, put the drink down. We got work to do if we're gonna make the most out of tomorrow.
Waiting for me. That can't mean anything good.
Depends on how you define good.
What'd you find out? Not only can Faye do everything she said, including dismantle us.
She's done it before.
Well, I don't know how you define good, but that sounds pretty shitty to me.
You haven't heard the silver lining.
That's not the only thing she's done before.
Alex, if you hadn't caught this... I know.
You think Samantha and Mike will find it?
I doubt it. The only reason I did is that I went to the Bar looking for something else.
Well, if there's even a chance they'll find it, Harvey needs to know right away.
I'm guessing this isn't a chance encounter.
Look, something is going on with Harvey and Louis.
There is no way they would be defending that woman unless they thought they had to, and neither of them will answer my calls.
I thought the same thing, but I asked Donna and Alex and they insisted nothing's going on.
The only thing I can think of is that Harvey just lost his mom and he doesn't have the stomach to tell Faye to go fuck herself.
But if she's gonna take advantage of him, then we can take advantage of her.
Mike, if you're asking for my help on this case, it doesn't matter how I feel about Faye.
I can't collude against my own firm.
Katrina, Samantha lost her job.
Louis has been stripped of his title.
This is your chance to get rid of her once and for all.
Believe me, I'd like nothing better.
And I'll help if I can.
But I won't cross any lines to do it.
Now, if you'll excuse me, we're having a mock trial this morning and I don't want to be late.
Ms. Richardson, as special master, do you feel there are any limitations to your power?
I can't murder anyone, if that's what you're suggesting.
But outside of that, I'm empowered to do what I deem necessary.
And eight years ago, did you deem it necessary to dismantle the firm Samson Kinney?
I did. But before you ripped that firm apart, you fired one of its attorneys.
Is that true? What?
I said this isn't the first time that you've been sued for wrongful termination.
Your Honor, I'd like to submit a settlement Ms. Richardson signed into evidence.
Where did you get that?
That settlement was sealed. You can't enter it.
I'll allow it. What the hell is going on here?
Why'd you fire that lawyer, Faye?
It's not relevant. I think it is.
Because I think it's the same reason you fired Samantha Wheeler.
You hated her. You going to just sit there?
You bet your ass he is, because you took his dignity every chance you got, first by stripping his title, then by taking Gretchen, not to mention you made Donna a secretary.
Because from the second you got here, you hated what everyone here stood for.
That's not true. Bullshit, it's not true.
You called us a pack of wild dogs because you are a bitter, vindictive human being, and every single person in this firm hates you.
And you try and deny that, I'll charge you with perjury.
Are you going to defend your client?
It's time we called a recess.
And as far as I'm concerned, we have all day.
Then I'm not sitting here another second and this travesty is over.
God damn it, what the hell was that?
Exactly what we talked about, me preparing you for whatever they threw at you.
Bullshit, that was nothing more than a hit job in front of the entire firm.
Just like you've been taking shots since you got here.
And I've been your number one target.
Or did you forget that not a week ago, you tried to help Malik get me disbarred?
And our agreement didn't say a thing about letting the firm know exactly what kind of person you are.
And all you are is a sheep going wherever your master leads you.
You don't even have the sense to...
Don't you say another word about my partner.
When you stripped him of his title, you almost cost this firm the best lawyer it's ever had.
You want to know why I did that in there?
'Cause you come after someone I love, you're gonna get it back like you've never seen before.
Well, you better bring some of that A game to court tomorrow.
A spot just opened up on the docket.
So playtime's over.
The real thing's about to begin.
Okay, let's go over your testimony one more time.
Mike, if we go over it one more time, I'm gonna scream. Well, too bad, because they're gonna come after you with everything they've got.
I know that. Then let's go over the questions.
I've heard the questions.
Then we're gonna come up with new questions, because in case you forgot, you actually did what they're accusing you of.
And they'll never prove it. God damn it, Samantha.
This thing goes sideways, you're gonna get disbarred!
I have been on trial before, all right?
You don't know what it's like. Anything can happen.
Maybe it can, but I'm not the one on trial here. She is.
And if you don't think they're gonna try to flip that, then you're not the lawyer I thought you were.
And a week ago, you wouldn't have cared one way or the other what happened to me.
This isn't a week ago. It's now.
And I am not going in there unprepared.
Mind if I join you?
Listen, Harvey, about earlier...
I know I lost it, Louis.
I'll keep it in check tomorrow, I promise.
No, that's not what I was gonna say.
I was gonna thank you.
For what? For what you said about me.
I mean, I got chills watching you thunder away at Faye in the library.
But in your office...
You have no idea how much it meant to hear you say that you love me.
I don't think I actually said out loud, "I love you," Louis.
Yeah, you did.
Yeah, pretty much, I did.
Look, I don't know how tomorrow's gonna go, but I meant what I said.
You're the best lawyer I've ever seen, and you're an even better friend.
Well, now that we're on the subject of tomorrow, maybe we should talk strategy.
Well, I know the strategy, Louis.
We have to stick to the fact that Faye had the right to fire her without cause.
That's not the problem, Harvey.
We need the jury to think if they worked with Samantha, they'd fire her too.
We need to get them to hate her.
So the question is, which one of us is gonna do that to her?
Let it be me. Why?
Because as good as you are, no one is meaner than me when they're cornered.
Come on, Harvey, you gonna make me say it?
Your mother just died.
I don't want you to go through this, too.
"Thunder away at Faye"?
Thunder away at Kendrick.
Did you know you were doing A Few Good Men?
I know what you've been going through, Harvey.
And I know it's not much.
I just thought it might make you smile a little.
Thanks, my friend.
So you want to try a little Top Gun, Maverick?
Another time, Goose.
Who the fuck is Goose?
Samantha. I hope you don't mind.
Laura let me in. I don't mind at all.
But shouldn't you be getting some sleep?
Tomorrow's gonna be a long day.
So you heard.
I was Mike's first call after you filed.
Must get old, being the guy everyone turns to for help.
I'm out of the game, Samantha.
Doesn't mean I don't like playing.
Speaking of which, I assume you're here to talk strategy?
No. Mike and I are solid on that.
If you aren't here to discuss the case, why are you here?
I'm here to ask if you'll come be in my corner tomorrow.
Nothing in this world would keep me away.
Dear Harvey, I know we've been talking about a visit soon, and I was gonna bring this with me as a surprise.
But I don't want to miss my chance.
So I wanted to make sure you have this, just in case.
I know your grandmother would have loved Donna.
I can't tell you how excited I am to finally meet her.
You're up early.
A lot on my mind.
Harvey, you don't ever have to tell me what was in that envelope.
I'll understand if you just want to keep it for yourself.
I'll tell you, Donna.
But not today.
We should get going.
Well, the trial starts today, and there's something we haven't done yet.
Not this time.
Are you sure? 'Cause... No.
I'm going against Mike and Samantha.
I can't even tell them why.
And that's not something I want to think about the next time we get the can opener.
Well, then instead of the can opener, why don't you practice your opening statement on me?
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, every court case in history has come down to one thing, proof.
And the facts of this case are...
Faye Richardson fired my client without proof, and now she is making the outrageous claim that she didn't have to show cause.
Even though she didn't need a reason to fire Ms. Wheeler, she had one.
Because as anyone who's ever worked with her knows, she's a nightmare.
But not liking someone is not reason enough to steal their livelihood.
My client is not only loyal and fierce, but she is a brilliant attorney.
And they can say she's a saint all they want, but Faye Richardson...
Deemed my client guilty and passed sentence without proof of anything.
And so, ladies and gentlemen...
It is your job to keep them from getting away with it.
Counselor, are you ready to call your first witness?
We are, Your Honor.
We call Samantha Wheeler to the stand.
Ms. Wheeler, when my client joined your firm, did she say if you crossed any lines, you'd be fired?
Yes, and then she fired me without any evidence.
And we're not here to debate whether you crossed a line or not.
Of course, knowing your reputation, you probably did.
Objection. He's trying to bias the jury because his client didn't have cause and they know it.
Well, let's talk about cause.
Ms. Wheeler, the day you met, did you tell my client to go to hell?
She had just stripped my mentor's name off the wall, and I was...
In that very same meeting, did you threaten to find something and use it against her?
You're making it sound worse than it was.
Am I? You were defiant, openly hostile on her very first day in front of the firm's leadership.
Is that not true?
Yes, it is, but...
In fact, haven't you had numerous dustups with every single member of the firm's leadership?
Having conflict doesn't mean...
That you're willful, argumentative, refuse to follow orders?
Yes, it does, and I think it's a pattern.
That's ridiculous. Is it ridiculous that last year, you tried to induce me into an illegal plan to put away a mugger?
Your mugger, and I didn't follow through with it.
No, you just threatened to have the man's daughter taken away right before you slugged him in the face.
I did all of that for you.
I didn't tell you to assault him, and I'm not the one who's on trial here.
Objection. Neither is my client.
No, she's just untrustworthy, insubordinate, and anyone who's ever worked with Samantha Wheeler would want to fire her.
Your Honor, he's testifying. Mr. Litt.
No, I'm saying poison like her should be ripped from its root, just like my client did for the good of this firm.
Your Honor! Mr. Litt, that's enough.
We've all had enough of Samantha Wheeler.
How could you do that to her?
Katrina, it has been a long day.
Not half as long as Samantha's.
Those things you said, Louis, it was cruel.
I know what it was, Katrina. But it had to be done.
And that's not an answer. I thought you were her friend.
I am her friend.
You think I didn't see that look on her face?
Then why did you do it?
Because sometimes doing the job means doing something we hate.
And whether you believe it or not, I want her to come out of this with a win.
Then tell me what's really going on.
Katrina, what's going on?
I was just leaving.
She called me out on today, Harvey.
And she was not wrong.
Louis... It's okay.
I just wish we could tell them.
After everything I've done for him.
I ought to kill him. Samantha, calm down.
Calm down? That's what you have to say to me after your performance in there?
Excuse me? You ever heard the word "objection"?
Samantha, I objected plenty.
Yeah, a lot of goddamn good it did.
I told you they were gonna come at you.
What the hell did you think was gonna happen?
I think none of this would have ever happened if you had not come back.
You mean this time, or do you mean the first time?
Because just for the record, nobody forced you to do what you did either time.
Now, do you want to keep taking this out on me, or do you want to talk about tomorrow?
It just wasn't easy to sit there and endure that.
And I know that I'm not the one you're really mad at.
But I need you to keep that anger.
What are you saying?
I'm saying tomorrow, it's our turn.
You expecting someone? No.
But if that's who I think it is, we might finally have some answers.
Ms. Richardson, I'll keep this short.
Do you like my client? Not particularly, no.
Do you think she's a good lawyer?
I think she wins cases.
So you thought the firm would be better off without a good lawyer who wins cases just because you happen to hate her.
I didn't say I hate her. You're putting words in my mouth.
Well, then how about we use some of your own?
Faye, good afternoon.
Eight years ago, you fired an attorney, listed a reason in her paperwork, and then she sued you.
Isn't that right?
Don't look at them. Answer the question.
Were you sued for wrongful termination?
Yes, I was. Fantastic.
Because I happen to have my termination paperwork here today.
Would you mind telling the court what you listed as cause?
I didn't list a reason.
And I bet I know why.
Because you learned you don't need a reason.
But if you give one, you better damn well be able to back it up.
Objection. Now who's testifying?
Did you or did you not look me in the eye and say the reason you fired me was because you knew I had crossed a line?
I did. But you didn't know.
You had no proof, and when I pointed that out, you said you didn't care.
Isn't that true? You're not giving the full context.
The context is, you wanted me gone because you think I'm an asshole.
I never said that. No, your lawyers did.
But one of those lawyers just took a road trip with my client to find her father.
The other invited her to his wedding.
None of this has anything to do with...
My character? It sure as hell does, because I had friends at your firm, Ms. Richardson.
It's not my job to make friends.
And is that why two days ago, your own lawyer publicly stated that you are a bitter, vindictive woman who is hated by everyone at your firm?
He did say that, didn't he?
And I remind you, you're under oath.
Yes, he did.
Then who really deserves to be fired, the lawyer who wins cases and has friends or the one who lied about why she let my client go?
All right, we're gonna talk about what happened in there, and we're gonna talk about it right now.
What's to talk about?
It was an effective cross.
Did you think they were just gonna lay down?
What I think is, you're going to prove she fabricated that evidence because it's the only way we can win.
No, it isn't, and if it was, we never would have taken this deal.
Well, you did take this deal, and they just made me look like shit.
I get it. This is because they embarrassed you and now you want payback.
This is because you all cheated and I'm not letting that stand.
What the hell are you talking about?
There is no way they would have known about that previous lawsuit if you hadn't fed it to them.
We didn't feed them anything!
Then how in the hell else did they get it?
I don't know. Probably the same way we did.
Which is how?
None of your goddamn business!
Well, they didn't just have that.
They had direct quotes from the mock trial, and there's only one way they could have gotten that.
Someone told them. So, I don't give a shit if you think I'm changing our deal or not.
Tomorrow when we go back in there, you're going to prove she crossed that line.
Louis, we can't prove she did it.
We can't do that to Samantha.
Harvey, I don't like this any more than you do, but the best way to protect Samantha now is to control the narrative.
You mean prove it without proving it and hope that appeases Faye.
Well, once we get Samantha back on the stand, she's just gonna take the Fifth.
And that won't appease Faye.
And that just leaves me, which is not happening.
That leaves us with Mike.
Louis, he's Samantha's lawyer.
He's bound by privilege.
Not according to Kern v. California, he's not.
But he is smart enough to let us ask the questions Faye wants, give us the answers we need, and not say anything to ruin Samantha.
I am not putting Mike through that wringer.
He did this for me and...
You know what? We wouldn't be in this boat if someone hadn't slipped them that shit.
So help me, if it was you... Me?
You were the one who got it in the first place.
No, I didn't. I got it from Donna, and she got it from Alex, and...
Son of a bitch, it was him.
It wasn't Alex. It was me.
What did you just say? Louis said he wanted Samantha to get a win.
And I thought you'd be happy, but...
I don't give a shit what you thought.
You don't do something like that without running it by me unless you're a fucking idiot.
Harvey. I'm not an idiot.
I was giving you plausible deniability while helping our friends.
No, you were ruining the deal we made with Faye.
I didn't know, and I wouldn't have done anything if you had just kept me in the loop. Keep you in the loop?
You're lucky I'm not firing you!
Don't you talk to me like that.
I am a senior partner, and I deserve...
Yeah, and I'm going against two of my closest friends.
I am doing all of this while my mother just died, and I can't even talk to the one guy who could understand what the hell I'm going through!
So I don't give a shit if you're a senior partner or not.
Do I even have to say that was not okay?
No, Louis, you don't. It's just...
This is harder than I thought it'd be.
Well, this may come as a shock to you, Harvey, but I know a thing or two about pushing down feelings.
You can't just expect to have a funeral and it'll all be over.
It is okay to give yourself a break.
Since when have you become so wise?
Since spending all those years with Stan.
I know you don't have Mike now, but you do have me.
Thanks, Louis. That helps.
But right now, we're at war.
Then what do you say we do what we have to to end this thing?
Donna. Can I come in?
Yeah, of course.
Can I get you something to drink?
Actually, I was hoping you'd have a drink with someone else.
Mike, I started this thing to help Harvey, and it's obviously ended up going in a direction that none of us expected.
Donna, are you here to finally tell me what's really going on?
I'm here to say that I know that we're in the middle of this thing, but Harvey's hurting.
He needs a break, and he needs it to be with you.
You mean someone who's lost both parents.
I'm not saying you have to talk about that.
But tonight... He needs his friend.
Faye, do you have a moment?
Not really, Katrina. I'm getting ready for tomorrow.
That's why I'm here.
I heard you're making Harvey and Louis prove that Samantha fabricated that evidence.
And if you're here to make an appeal on their behalf...
I'm here to tell you they didn't give Mike that testimony.
I didn't know about your deal, and I made a mistake.
You mean you colluded against your own firm.
And before you say anything, I once gave Susan a second chance, and you disagreed but you respected it.
So you're asking me to forgive you because you forgave someone else?
I'm asking you to understand that people make mistakes.
And I am begging you not to make Samantha pay for mine.
Please, Faye, let Harvey find another way to win without destroying her career.
I respect you owning up to your mistake.
But sometimes owning up isn't enough.
So I want you packed within the hour.
What? You just said that...
Katrina, I'm sorry. You're fired.
And then you asked me where I got that bruise.
And you said sometimes the good guys gotta do bad things...
To make the bad guys pay.
I got to say, I miss that.
Miss what? Making the bad guys pay?
Doing it together.
Especially the early years.
Mississippi Burning, going up against Tanner.
Keeping Louis from finding out all that time.
Not just Louis. How about everybody else?
Hardman. Not Donna, though.
She knew from day one.
Because more than anyone else, she gets me.
I never did thank you for helping to make all that happen.
You're welcome, Harvey.
You know, Rachel was just saying the other day how the only thing she regrets about leaving is not getting to see you two as a couple.
The other night, Donna said the same thing.
If that really is the case and you miss working together so much, I could always use another associate.
You got to be kidding me.
Okay, okay. You drive a hard bargain.
Junior partner. It's the best I can do.
There are a million reasons why that's never gonna happen.
Not the least of which, I never really liked you.
Mmm, finally. We're on the same page.
Seriously, Mike, I'm glad you called.
I appreciate you being here for me.
Not just tonight, with all of this.
Hey, you did it for me.
Well, it's late.
We both need to be at our best tomorrow.
What's this? A subpoena.
We're calling you to the stand. What?
Look, I'm sorry. You're sorry?
We're supposed to be here as friends, and this whole time, you've been sitting on a subpoena?
I don't like having to do this either.
Well, then why the hell are you doing any of it?
We had a plan. Something changed.
I want to know what it is. We can't talk about it.
God damn it, Harvey, when the hell did you stop trusting me?
You know what? You're right.
This was a nice break, but it is over.
I'll see you in court.