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.
In the bathroom, Harvey sanctimoniously confronts Hardman over lying to Mike, I guess by letting him think Harvey knew about Hardman sending Mike after Margo Martindale. Hardman calls Harvey on his bullshit and Harvey maintains that the nurses are just going to demand more, now that Hardman has weakened their position by sending Mike in. "We may be a couple of liars, but only one of us is going to be responsible when this whole thing goes to shit." And I'm sure they'll agree on that too.
Mike returns to Hardman's office to find him finishing a cigarette -- which allows Hardman to overshare emotionally about how he and his cancer-ridden wife used to share one a week. Mike tries to turn the conversation back to work, namely how to raid the equipment fund and Hardman says it'll be a long night. Fortunately, neither of them has much of a social life.