Nothing brings mothers and daughters closer together – or tears them further apart – than the process of planning a wedding. With so much already on Rachel's plate, it might be nice to have a micro-managing mother to handle all the wedding details. But we doubt it.
Introducing... Laura Zane! Rachel's mother will be played by the beautiful and talented Megan Gallagher this week! Together, Rachel and her mother will begin planning for her wedding, but their plans might be in vain. After Mike's conversation with Claire last week, he's definitely having second thoughts about marrying the love of his life.
This doesn't seem like the face of a woman afraid for her job or her firm, that's for sure! But as we've noted before, Jessica's smile usually hides many things. Disdain, anger, annoyance, and even panic. Do you think Jessica is panicking a little now that Daniel Hardman is back to make a mess of her office?
Remember when this little old law firm used to be called Pearson Hardman. Ah, yes, the good old days when no one new Mike's secret and there were no power struggles or coups. Now that Hardman is back on the scene, it looks like's he's out for blood. Specifically, Jessica's blood!
For future reference, Donna and the Dictaphone would make a great band name. Just saying. But what could Donna be up to with Louis' dictaphone this week? Maybe reminding him of better times with Harvey? Or playing back a message he needs to hear? Whatever is on that dictaphone, let's hope it helps get Harvey out of this mess.
We've lost count of how many times Donna has gotten herself stuck in the middle of Louis and Harvey's squabbling, but could this fight be the one that leaves her all alone? If she refuses to pick a side, she could lose both Harvey and Louis in one fell swoop. Maybe she could go be Jessica's secretary instead?
From what we remember of Claire, she is a good person with a good heart. If Rachel can help her see that Mike is doing more good than harm in his new position, we have faith that she'll choose to keep his secret in favor of spilling the metaphorical beans and getting him locked up.
It's a shame Rachel can't make Claire see first hand all the different ways Mike has managed to help people in the last five years he's been with the firm. His legal degree might be a total sham, but the dozens of cases he's helped win are proof positive that he's a changed man.
As they attempt to refocus back on the lawsuit at hand – to which they've been assigned opposing sides – Rachel and Claire still seem at odds. If they can't find a way to table the Mike issue while they deliberate, they could both get into hot water for screwing up a case.
If anyone can make Louis see reason, it's Jessica. As the third name partner is PSL, when S & L starting throwing punches at each other, you've got to take a side. With Hardman circling the firm, we're going to guess that Jessica's side is the side of reunification in order to present a strong front.
More than any physical injury, Louis' pride took a hit last week, when he took those hits from Harvey. His relationship with Esther and with Harvey were called into question, so he's understandably feeling a little hurt. Can he see reason and learn to forgive his best friend? Should he have to?