That's clearly a question that never occurred to Mike, so he goes to Harvey's office to ask how he's going to fix it. Harvey's in no mood, however, given the current situation and the fact that Mike could have prevented it if he'd said something sooner. Michael suddenly has a trademark late-act epiphany and says he has to go. "You screwed up with Marco, didn't you?" Harvey says cannily. Mike says he's on it, and to let it go with Donna. "I'm sure she said she was sorry." Harvey confirms that she is, "But she never said it." And then Harvey has a visible epiphany of his own.
Alison comes to Jessica with Travis Tanner's terms for the settlement: Pearson Hardman pays five million and fees, which is a bargain given the kind of money they make, but they also have to permanently bust Harvey down from Senior Partner, and report him to the bar. Alison advises her to take the deal and run.
Meanwhile, Harvey is nervously ringing a suburban doorbell. Surprisingly, the widow answers. It's not surprising that it's her house, but that she actually opens the door for him. Harvey says what he should have said before: that he's sorry, and he didn't do his job. She's still not moved, and tells Harvey about her mother's experience in the civil rights movement, and the scars she got from the dogs that were set on her. "She said it wasn't the dogs, it was the men. I said put those dogs down." And she slams the door in his face. I think that dog metaphor just reached its logical conclusion.
In Hardman's office, he's quietly arguing that Jessica should take the deal. He reminds her she's spilled blood before, although he claims he's not referring to himself, but other names they crossed off the letterhead. "That was for the good of the firm," Jessica says. "Was it?" Hardman asks doubtfully. Could it be that he's not a villain at all, but the firm's new conscience? Not that he couldn't screw things up even worse that way. In this case, he's saying that evidence was destroyed and a law was broken, and if it were anyone else but Harvey she wouldn't hesitate. Especially, as he gently points out, considering Jessica's position in the firm.