Harvey and Jessica, meanwhile, are waiting for him to show up with the nonexistent goods while Hardman (with Louis at his left hand) presides over Harvey's hearing for failing to take the drug test. Harvey stands and says he's not going to dispute anything. "I was high because I was being forced to work for you. A man who, it turns out, knew CM was negligent before I even took the case." Louis starts to object until Jessica shuts him up. "Don't do this," Harvey murmurs to her, but she murmurs back, "If you go, I go." Jessica and Harvey invite Hardman to deny knowing about the defects in the car at the time, and writing the memo that caused so much trouble. Harvey also says Tanner settled because Hardman told him the document was fake, which Hardman calls both "wild conjecture" and "bullshit." And he says Harvey and Jessica have both slandered him, since there's no evidence.
Which is when Mike walks in what he claims is a signed affidavit. While all this back-and-forth is going on, the most riveting person to watch on the screen is Louis, who is taking it all in with great interest. I have to say, even I'm impressed with how all the pieces laid out over the course of the whole season are falling into place. Harvey flat-out accuses Hardman of lying to cover up his involvement in the suit. Hardman says it'll never hold up in court, but Jessica says it doesn't have to: "It just has to make these Harvard educated lawyers understand that you made each and every one of them spend a hundred thousand dollars of their own money to buy you control of my firm."
Hardman says they've heard enough and calls for a show of hands for Harvey's dismissal. Only he and a few others vote to boot Harvey -- and Louis is conspicuously not among them. "Looks like you lost," Jessica says, and as long as Hardman is talking about the bylaws, she says, "Fraudulently suing your own firm is grounds for firing." Wow, those bylaws thought of everything. Hardman repeats that there's no proof, but Jessica calls for a vote on his dismissal. This time it's unanimous -- including Louis, and even Mike, after getting permission from Harvey. "That three million dollars of our money you spent on yourself," Jessica says as she stands. "Consider your partnership bought out." Burn!