Mike goes to a bookstore and asks the clerk where to find James Jenkins' newest book, but it's just a ruse because the clerk, Myra, is the one making that lawsuit holding up the Swinton merger, in which she claims the idea for the book was hers. Yes, she worked for the publishing company and signed an employment agreement giving them the rights to all her work (which was... dumb), but she still wants credit. He lays out the scenario of what he calls her "bullshit lawsuit," which is going to cost her a lot of money and which she'll end up losing. He walks away fist-pumping himself for his Harvey move, but of course she totally kills his buzz by saying, "I bet your mother's proud of you." About ten seconds of guilt-tripping is all it takes to get Mike to listen to her story about how she came up with a pitch and even has a treatment to e-mail to Mike to prove it. "I just want to be paid for my idea," she explains. Don't we all? I'd like to be paid for my idea for a gun that fires ninjas, but I don't see anyone coming off any cash for me.
Harvey enters Louis's office to find him slavering about getting to bash redundant departments in the head after the Swinton merger. After some obligatory banter, Harvey asks Louis to go easy on Mike for a few days. Louis reminds Harvey and the new viewers that he, Louis, is in charge of the associates, so Harvey makes a big show of revealing the secret information that Jessica took Mike to dinner last night. To the same place she took Louis, as it happens. Harvey leaves Louis stewing in his own potent brew of nostalgia and jealousy.
Mike gets out of a cab outside the office to find Jenny waiting for him and wanting to know what's up with him and Rachel. Mike is tired of this conversation, but admits that Rachel kissed him. Jenny accuses Mike of lying about whether anything happened, but he gives a total attorney-weasel defense about how he was not technically lying but answering the question she was really asking. "Oh, you are such a goddamn lawyer! Oh, wait, that's right -- you're not." Ooh, burn! Mike reminds Jenny that she kissed him when she was with Trevor and she says that's because she wanted to be with Mike -- which is how she thinks Mike feels about Rachel. Mike says that "wasn't true" and she busts him on the past tense. Looks like that's about it for Poor Man's Ali Larter, then. But as she leaves, she reveals that Trevor told her two days ago. "Right before he told me that he was going to tell Jessica Pearson you're a fraud." Wow, could Mike's day get any worse?