Later, as they walk down the sidewalk together, Dana yells at Harvey for not telling her beforehand. He claims to have purposely left her in the dark so she can now be the good cop, going to Kathleen Mitchell and calling him an asshole with conviction. Which she does it right there, to his face, so I guess Harvey's plan worked. They accuse each other of still trying to win, and Harvey asks her what's really going on. She tells him that after Harvey beat her back in the first season, her shot at being a name partner is over -- unless she brings in a huge win now. "Why didn't you just tell me that?" he asks. She says he only responds to strength, which is true. He gives her props for fooling him and says he would have let her be good cop if he'd known.
In the library, Rachel is still spacing out, and Mike is freaking out. Jessica comes in looking for the stuff she's been waiting on, Katrina already having delivered hers. Mike starts to stutter some excuses while Rachel looks guilty, and Jessica bitches at him for now having to call Daniel Hardman and postpone a deposition and look like an idiot. As she flounces out, Rachel starts to apologize to Mike, but he shuts her down and tells her to get it done already.
After the ads, Katrina comes to Rachel while she's still working in the law library, introduces herself, tells her that Louis says she's the best paralegal (where is Louis this week, anyway?) and dumps some photocopying work on her. Rachel explains what she's already working on for Mike, and Katrina snottily pulls rank on not only Rachel, but Mike in absentia. "I'm doing my job and I need you to do yours."
Finally Louis shows up in this episode, asking Rachel to pause her copying so he can do some of his own. Rachel says she's busy doing her job, and dares Louis to fire her like he did Harold because she doesn't give a shit. Rather than taking offense, Louis quickly figures out that she's just stressing out about "the Harvard thing," and encouragingly says that he has faith in her, because he hasn't heard the news. And then he's stunned to learn that she didn't get in. I'm a little surprised, too; I thought she was in, because Rachel's reactions aren't always the most predictable. She still doesn't get it, running down her list of qualifications, plus that woman from Harvard she met. "She didn't like anyone, but I swear she loved me." Louis quickly concludes that is about Sheila, who must be taking revenge on Pearson Hardman for that candidate Louis had to not hire last month. Seeing the sudden determined set to Louis jaw, Rachel asks him what's wrong. "I believe you were wronged," Louis says. "I believe you suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous wrongness, and I will not have it." He promises to fix it, "because you, Ms. Zane, you're going to Harvard." Wow, who knew? That was actually kind of hot.