There sure is a lot of pressure weighing on Mike's mind right now, isn't there? First, his secret seems to be on the verge of coming out ever week these days. On top of that, Claire has got him doubting whether or not marrying Rachel is the best thing for her, and now Hardman's latest attack? That's a lot for one man to handle.
Now that Hardman has publicly declared war on Pearson Specter Litt, Mike and Harvey have decided to team up to find out who is backing Hardman in this hostile take over. After all, you don't go to war with three of the most powerful attorneys in New York City without a major player on your team!
We considered a few weeks ago that Rachel might be hiding a pregnancy from Mike after she reacted to visibly to his mention of children. Those theories might have all been for nothing since Rachel appears to be enjoying a nice bottle of wine, something that writers are often pretty careful about when they're trying to keep baby news under wraps. Looks like there is no bun in Rachel's oven yet!
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.