Next morning, Harvey breezes into his office asking his assistant Donna to get Mr. Sherman on the phone so politely that she knows something's up. Between that, the off-center dimple in his tie and the fact that he's wearing lavender, Donna figures out that either Harvey's mother is back in his life or Jessica found out about Mike. "Does he know?" Harvey just shakes his head gravely.
Mike is happily jamming with his ear-buds on in the elevator, which he disembarks to engage in some good-mood banter with Rachel in the hallway. He talks about his dinner the previous evening with an amazing woman. Rachel thinking he means Jenny. He corrects that it was Jessica. "I do okay with the cougars," he adds when Rachel remarks that Jessica is a bit old for him (not mentioning that Jessica's also out of his league) and belatedly realizes that may have been a dumb thing to say. As dumb as "black don't crack"?
In Harvey's office, he's just finished telling Donna that he has to fire Mike when Mike himself bursts in, still flying high. Donna makes herself scarce and Harvey tries to break the news to Mike. But Mike's too jazzed about his "WWHD" (What Would Harvey Do) plan to get rid of that lawsuit holding up the Swinton merger to let Harvey get a word in edgewise and even seems to improve Harvey's mood somewhat. Finally, Harvey gets Mike to sit down. It's quiet out in Donna's area, because for once she's not listening in and after a short time Mike comes out, walking past her looking stunned. She goes in to ask Harvey how it went and he says he didn't do it. Donna accuses him of getting all emotional, but Harvey's maintaining that it would just be too much work to replace Mike. "Can I get you anything?" she asks, unconvinced. "Tissue? Glass of water? Tampon?" Harvey busts her on not listening for once, saying she was too emotional her own self. Donna asks what he's going to do now and Harvey says he'll buy some time. Donna asks why Mike walked out looking so shell-shocked if Harvey didn't say anything about Jessica. "I told him I was proud of him," Harvey says. It's a wonder Mike could walk at all.