Harvey walks into a little liquor store somewhere upstate, buys two bottles and steps back out. In the past, Mike shows up at Nikki's apartment with a sad little bouquet. Her roommate Jenny answers the door, appropriates one of the flowers, for herself and quotes A Few Good Men at him, causing him to secretly mouth, I love you. They continue flirting, all the way up to the moment Mike and Nikki leave together.
Jessica walks into Hardman's office and busts him for stealing from their clients. He's blindsided by the accusation at first, but quickly recovers and says the money is for his wife, who he just now says is dying of stage-four breast cancer. Don't worry Daniel -- she'll make it another five years. He adds that he stole the half-million to pay for treatments that aren't covered because they aren't in the books. "I don't expect you to forgive me," he says. So that's good.
At a restaurant, Mike is dutifully reciting the menu to Nikki from memory. She pays the check with her parents' credit card, looks at him expectantly and just when he's suggesting they go back to her place to avoid his roommate, she blurts, "I want to pay you one thousand dollars to take the LSATs for me." Mike reacts like nobody ever asked him this before, which at this point nobody probably has. He realizes this is how he ended up with Nikki instead of Jenny, drains his glass and gets up to leave in a high dudgeon, saying, "Tell your mommy thanks for dinner."
Mike then goes to visit his grandmother, who was still in her own apartment back then. Alas, she seems to have taken a fall. Fortunately a neighbor is there to help out, but he quietly advises Mike to get her some full-time care for her.
In Harvey's office, he's not impressed with Jessica's decision to cover for Daniel by having the firm take out a loan that he can pay back. "Great, my dad has gout. Can I have a million dollars?" Harvey asks. Okay, that pay scale would be totally backwards. Besides which, Jessica doesn't appreciate his lack of sympathy. Harvey goads her about being Hardman's number two and reminds her, "We made a deal, and I honored it. It's time for you to honor it." Jessica says, "A man's wife is dying, and the first words out of your mouth are 'you owe me.' Who's the bad guy now?" Jessica walks out past Donna, who for once looks embarrassed to have overheard.