Harvey steps off the elevator to find Donna looking intently at the sign like a hunting dog on point. She's noticed that the H in Hardman is bent. Harvey denies it, which doesn't fool her; he admits to having done it. "You shouldn't have done that," she tells him. "I know," he admits. "I shouldn't have hit Hardman," she says in the same tone. He's not exactly disappointed, and asks how it felt. "Good enough that I did it again," she laughs. "Look at you, you look beautiful," Harvey grins. Donna look s up eagerly at him after this remark, only to realize he was talking to Jessica, who just walked up looking all fancy for a date. "Oh, and why don't you go ahead and take that damn name down?" she invites Harvey. I almost expected him to pull out a screwdriver on the spot.
Still looking that way, Jessica shows up at Zane's house again. This time she's armed with Daniel's deposition, and although he isn't exactly scandalized to learn of Hardman's affair, Jessica says this is the tip of the iceberg. "He will turn on you if you let him in." Zane shrugs that Hardman's only a contractor, and he isn't worried. So Jessica brings up his previous offer of a merger, which she's now open to if they settle the Folsom Foods cases first. "You hate him that much?" Zane marvels. Jessica presses Zane for an answer, so he gives one: "Merger looked good before, but now we have you on the ropes. So when Pearson Whatever goes under, we'll pick up the pieces for free." So to that end, he informs her that they'll be filing to try seven of the cases at the same time in seven different jurisdictions, a strategy Jessica calls "Rocket docket." Zane says it was Hardman's idea, and that "He'll see you in court." With the finale coming up in only two more episodes, I wouldn't be so sure.
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