The next morning, Jessica and Harvey are at the firm, and there's Allison Holt, meeting them on what I hope for her sake is a floor that's being renovated for the firm to occupy, otherwise this is a very depressing workspace. They get right to the point, as Jessica asks Allison if Hardman put her up to the poaching that her new firm's been doing. They happen to know she met with him six days ago, and Jessica says they're filing a complaint. She's not intimidated, even when Harvey name-drops his client Michael Jordan. Again. "Pearson Hardman is falling apart," Allison says. Okay, good meeting.
Louis storms angrily into Rachel's office demanding the new signed contracts for his client in crisis, and when Rachel says they told her they aren't a client any more, he goes off after Harold, loaded for bear. Rachel scampers after him as best she can given the way she dresses, saying it wasn't Harold's fault. Down in the associate's bullpen, Mike is admiring Harold's new tattoo behind his shirt collar (though Harold has to clarify that it's a shark, not a manatee) when Louis storms up and fires Harold in front of everyone, including Rachel. He announces that there's no room at the firm for mistakes, and no place for Harold.
After the ads, Harold is packing up his desk and complaining to Mike about the unfairness of getting fired despite doing what Louis asked when out of nowhere he says he wishes he and Mike had known each other at Harvard. Mike fake-reminisces about some douche named Duncan, and Harold says he wasn't always like this; people used to come to him for help. Harold shows Mike his first law school essay, which he apparently keeps handy. That must be because of the professor's comments on the cover that cause Mike to say, "Holy shit." He seems to come to a decision.
Harvey and Donna are efficiently going through his client list and deciding on how they're going to suck up to each and every one of them. At least they have a plan. And Donna adds to Harvey, "No one is leaving you." Well, Zoe still is.
Mike walks into Louis's office and says it's okay for Louis to go hire Harold back now that he's made his point. Louis insists that was for real, and runs down a litany of Harold's past mistakes which range from amusing to expensive. Mike blames Harold's flailing on his terror of Louis, and Louis agrees to keep Harold -- on the condition that Mike personally checks all of Harold's work and still do his job for Harvey. "So how does that work for you? We have a deal?"