Mike has barely begun the deposition before Hardman starts taunting him, calling Mike the b-team and mentioning Mike's approach of Monica earlier, which is news to Harvey. "I guess he must have learned from you not to always tell Dad what he's up to," Hardman teases Harvey, who shoots back that Mike learned "not to let some two-time loser get in his head." Mike resumes the deposition, asking who Monica had the affair with. Hardman tapdances her around that, so Mike asks why she was fired if there wasn't an affair. Monica says she complained about being harassed. "By who?" Mike asks impulsively. Harvey snaps, "Don't answer that," as though he's talking to his own client instead of Hardman's, but it's too late; Hardman says she's going to answer it, and she does, saying she was being harassed by Louis Litt. Indeed, we know that Louis repeatedly asked her out at the time, maybe even doing a little light stalking. Which she adds that everyone knew about, including Harvey. And then Jessica made her turn her resignation in to Louis himself. You know, when they put it that way, it sounds kind of bad.
In the men's room, Harvey says to Hardman that he now realizes it was Hardman's plan to blame Louis all along. Hardman's pretty smug about it; it's not like he never tried to pin shit on Louis before. And when Harvey asks Hardman what it'll take to settle -- which Jessica isn't going to like -- Hardman says it's about responsibility and that Monica wants Jessica found guilty by a jury. "You just want blood," Harvey says. Hardman says it's already there. "Allison Holt, Robert Zane, both came after you, and now you have 45 cases you can't afford. So, pay me fifteen million dollars, fight Monica and lose, fight Monica and win, it doesn't matter. Any way you slice it, I'm gonna bleed you dry." Even if they fight Monica and win?
Late at night, Louis comes to see Harvey in his office. "They promised a brunette!" Harvey snarks. "Well, I guess there's a few." Louis wants to have a little man-to-man, and says he not only wants to help, he needs to. Harvey says it's not a good idea, but he's not unsympathetic to Louis's motivations. Louis thinks he can convince Monica to drop the case, which is when Harvey hands over the transcript from that day's deposition. At first, Louis is touchingly proud to see that Mike led the deposition, but as he flips pages, his expression changes, and he's soon deeply hurt by what Monica said about him. "She pointed at you," he remarks to Harvey, remembering that Harvey teased him about it at the time. "That was teasing," Harvey points out ."This is bullshit." The two agree that Hardman and Monica are twisting everything. "He is," Louis says. All Harvey can offer Louis is a drink. Which Louis probably needs right about now.