Mike finds Rachel on the roof. Apparently they both learned how to get up there from Donna. Rachel admits to Mike that she lied and didn't do her essay, which he isn't exactly surprised to hear. Mike starts prompting her to talk about why she wants to be a lawyer, and she talks about people thinking her dad is amazing, and she wants people to think she is too. "You are," Mike says. Rachel has her doubts, "because every time I sit down at that keyboard, I think I'm a paralegal. That's all I've ever been, That's all I'll ever be." Mike brings up his interview with Harvey, which seems like dangerous ground. "He laughed me out of the room," he says. Mike decided he didn't give a shit, and decided Harvey would have to pick him up and throw him out. Rachel wonders what Mike actually said to him, and Mike answers, "I told him I'd be the best damn lawyer he'd ever seen." Rachel wishes to have been a fly on the wall. Their relationship would certainly have a different dynamic right now if she had.
Harvey shows up in his office in the morning to find Jessica already there waiting for him, and she is indeed pretty pissed about Harvey's attempt to settle with Hardman. He in turn tells her she's out of control; "Mike Ross wasn't ready for this." Jessica tries to put Harvey in his place, but he informs her that Mike went to Monica Eaton this time because he doesn't know Jessica sent him after her in the first place to go against Hardman. They argue that until Mike himself comes into apologize to both of them, but Jessica isn't mad at him. It was a good idea, she says; he was just questioning the wrong person.
Cut to Hardman being deposed by Jessica, Harvey, and Mike. "All for a deposition of little old me," he smirks. He reminds them of the confidentiality agreement, which he thinks prohibits most questions, until they point out that it prohibits disclosures, not questions. Hardman notes there's no court reporter, and when they tell him they thought he might want to speak off the record, he quickly leans forward to pause the video camera, warning them that he'll deny any accusations of embezzlement and if they offer any proof they're in breach of the agreement. So they tell him they're not asking about that but about the affair, which they won't need to bring proof of because six hotel employees are ready to provide that. Mike slides a pack of cigarettes across the table, "to remind you of the woman you cheated on." Wow, that seems a little cold. "You really should tip better, Daniel," Jessica adds. Maybe he would have, if he'd embezzled more. Hardman un-pauses the camera and invites them to ask away. "Did you have an affair with Monica Eaton while you were employed at Pearson Hardman?" Jessica asks. "Yes. I did. Any other questions?" Nope. Daniel shuts off the camera and says yes, they got him to embarrass himself, but they already did that, with Jessica and Mike's little scene during the summer finale, when they loudly argued about Hardman's affair with Monica in the middle of the busy hallway. "I know what you told Monica about Jessica not knowing, but take a good look," Hardman says to Mike. "She was behind it." With that, he slides the pack of smokes back across the table and asks, "'Who needs a cigarette now? And as far as my admission goes? You're still the one who fired her 24 hours after you found out. That's what a jury's going to focus on. Nobody's going to care about what I did." Jessica and her underlings don't seem to have thought about this before now.