Present-day Mike finds present-day Monica in that same restaurant, which is odd because they still look all past-yellowy. Looks like the cinematographer forgot to take the filters out. He hands her a lawsuit he drew up unsolicited, in which she's "asking" for ten million in damages from Pearson Hardman. Mike says she got screwed five years ago and Harvey will back her up. She doesn't trust Mike's motives, let alone Harvey's. Mike pushes her, saying he's heard she's earning 40 grand a year in retail, but she still doesn't want any part of it. But Mike does at least prevail upon her to take the papers. As he leaves and she returns to her table, we see in the background none other than Louis. Kind of curious that Harvey would have forgotten that Louis comes here at the same time every week, isn't it?
Back in the past, Harvey tells Jessica that Daniel Hardman is the embezzler, and is ready to stake his career on it. "You are, "Jessica warns direly. Interesting how Harvey went from fingering Louis to trusting his interpretation of the paper trail so thoroughly. He hands over a stack of spreadsheets, a moment's scanning of which totally convinces Jessica. Harvey tells her to go to the DA, but she's going to Hardman against Harvey's advice. "What would you do if it were me?" Jessica asks. Well, that shuts him up. At least long enough for her to get out of the room.
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."