Mike visits Hardman's office with his usual entrance line, "You wanted to see me?" Hardman sits him down so they can chat about having had the same idea for a TRO to delay the strike, but mainly so Hardman can flatter Mike into doing what he wants. Hardman says he isn't going to move against Harvey on this now, but they're in a bad position because now they can't approach Margo Martindale to ask what she needs, as that would be caving. Or, as Hardman clarifies, "Harvey and I can't." Mike sees where this is going and realizes he's being tapped as a back-channel negotiator. Or, more accurately, a behind-Havey's-back-channel negotiator. Still, he asks Hardman, "What do you need me to do?"
The next morning, Margo Martindale takes one look at him waiting for her at the care center and realizes this isn't a serious offer. Mike asks her what's the harm in listening, but she wonders why she should trust him. Which is why Mike's meeting her here at the nursing home. He ushers her up to Grammy's room, which just happens to be in a Prescott nursing home. "This is not just another case for me," he assures Margo Martindale. Grammy backs him up, saying, "He locked me in here months ago," and adds that Margo Martindale is a hero to Grammy's favorite nurse. Unfortunately, Mike has played right into Margo Martindale's hands as she looks in Grammy's medicine cabinet and spins a whole yarn about overworked nurses who stay hours late to make sure patients like Grammy get the right meds in the right order at the right time, without even putting it on their time sheets. She wants enough money to make sure it never happens again.
At the firm the next day, Louis and Rachel have come to some kind of mutual respect for each other and contempt for the associates, but Sheila quietly breaks some tough news to Louis: they don't think he works as hard as they do. Louis is clearly shocked and wounded by this news, as much as me tries to hide it. "You realize I'm only telling you this because I think they're wrong," she assures him. Louis confirms as much and excuses himself.
Mike is all but giddy as he reports to Harvey: Margo Martindale just wants enough staffing to put an end to fifteen-hour shifts and Mike figured out that'll only cost ten percent of the new fund. Harvey noncommittally realizes that means they just need to find a way to get at it. Mike offers to go tell Hardman how proud Harvey is of him. "I'll give him the good news," Harvey says without smiling.