Louis comes scampering out to find Maria waiting, and makes her a desperate panic-offer before she gets away. Donna comes up and meets her, and Louis mentions Mike Ross before leaving to get something. Maria mentions to Donna that she's never heard of Mike Ross, even though she was the secretary of her class at Harvard, in what was supposedly Mike's year. Thinking fast, Donna throws out some confusing explanations, but this clearly isn't going to hold up. Might be time for Pearson Hardman to switch to only hiring from Yale.
Mike is in the office of Nick Rinaldi, now a Grizzled Vet Who's Seen Too Much. Mike is making a mock confession to a DUI hit-and-run of his own, I guess to entrap Rinaldi. But the guy turns down the case, saying he doesn't do things like that. You know, unlike Mike and Harvey. Mike reminds him of what he did to him in 1992. Rinaldi has no memory of it -- he's not denying it, he just used to do stuff like that all the time. Mike isn't impressed, and like a true penitent, Nick doesn't really give a shit if Mike buys it or not, although he does remind him that he turned Mike's fake case down two minutes ago before he knew this was a setup. Rinaldi wants to know what Mike wants from him. Mike basically wants him to feel bad. Rinaldi does, but again, not for Mike's benefit. This is clearly not the way Mike thought this would go. "James and Nina Ross," Mike says, and warns Rinaldi to remember them if they ever meet again. I'm sure Rinaldi will get right on that.
Harvey comes up to Jessica and says Louis can't hire Maria, who never met Mike and is likely to expose him as a fraud. "Goddamn Mike Ross," Jessica says, "He's the gift that keeps on giving." Well, Jessica, if it weren't for Mike, you wouldn't even be in this episode.
Louis gets called in to Jessica's office and she tells Louis to rescind the offer, lying that there's a hiring freeze on after the mess with Daniel. Louis takes this as punishment, and Jessica goes along with that, insisting Louis make it go away and then rudely dismissing him. Yep, the Treat Louis Like Shit protocol is clearly official firm policy.
Mike meets Katrina in court for Liam's sentencing and whispers that Liam was driving under the influence at the time of the accident. She asks how he knows that, and he says he can't tell her that. She thanks him, but when the judge enters and the session begins, Katrina stands up and fails to tell the judge anything new, gladly ratifying the deal she and Mike agreed on before. As Mike follows her out to demand what's up, Katrina accuses Mike, correctly, of having violated privilege, which could mess up not only Mike but Katrina herself if she used the privileged information. Mike gets all judgey with her now, accusing her of looking the other way so she can get the job at Pearson Hardman and flat-out accusing her of bribery, asking her how she can look in the mirror. Well, she is cute. She turns the question around on him, saying he's the one with a problem if he's willing to break privilege, which is so much worse than lying about running over a guy while baked. Lawyers: they're not like you and me.