Mike and Rachel are scouting out a place in person. Before you know it, they're arguing about their conflicting visions for the place, as if they're the ones who are going to be living there instead of Grammy. And in the process, they're getting totally turned on. Here we go again.
After that, Mike is late to meet Harvey and endures only a little ribbing about his "date" with Rachel before turning it around on Harvey and his date with Louis. "Did you get any?" "He shut me down," Harvey admits. But he says he's not taking no for an answer.
Cut to Harvey's sports-asshole client angrily giving Harvey no for an answer, refusing to apologize. He and Harvey bicker about how Solis should have an asterisk next to his name like Roger Maris does, until Mike reasonably says they need to have proof that the baseball player is on the juice. But the client is not giving up his source and would rather yell at his lawyers to win the case. Without his help, apparently. Leaving the building, Harvey realizes he was wrong; his client would never go out this far on a limb without a source, and as much of a dick as he is, his refusal to burn that source makes him a dick with a code. (Ooh, I think I just thought of an idea for Harold's tattoo!) Harvey tells Mike to forget the source; the question is how to figure out how Solis passed the tests. Which Harvey says is Mike's job. "You're not going to tell the bar association that I deserve an asterisk, are you?" Mike says. Harvey: "You just gave me a good idea." Mike just hopes it doesn't involve telling the bar association he deserves an asterisks.
Harvey walks into Louis's office with a baseball bat. Louis isn't exactly intimidated, but Harvey just wants to tell him a story anyway. About Roger Maris, who beat Babe Ruth's home run record -- with the bat Harvey's holding. Only it was in a longer season than what Ruth played, hence Maris's asterisk. Of course his point is that Hardman's promotion of Louis on the eve of the vote will always be Louis's asterisk. I think condescending to Louis like this means Harvey's putting out his own ass to risk. (What, did you think I wasn't going to work that in somehow?) Louis angrily comes out from behind his desk, claiming he earned it, but Harvey's point is that if he votes for Hardman, people will always wonder if the promotion was the reason and vice versa. "Just like you will." Louis kicks Harvey out of his office, but before leaving, Harvey admits that Louis was right about him, but that's not what this is about. "Don't let [Hardman] do this to you." Louis says Jessica didn't even court his vote herself. "She sent you. Well guess what? You failed. So go back right now, you tell her, Harvey Specter the great closer, couldn't close me." Harvey takes his bat out of there like the mighty Casey back to the Mudville dugout. Sorry, but the strikeout metaphor is hard to avoid.