This week, Troian Bellisario reprises her role as Claire, Mike's ex from his pre-Harvey days. Back when Mike was still a bike messenger who smoked too much pot, he conned Claire into believing he was a law student just like her. Needless to say, things didn't end well.
However Daniel Hardman plans to come back on the scene, you can bet that Jessica Pearson will be ready for him. She fought tooth and nail to become managing partner, and she's not going to let him swoop back in without a fight. This might mean war, but it's about time we had another coup at P.S.L
Harvey will be trying to repair his friendship with Donna this week, but after her "friendly advice" rubs him the wrong way, we wonder if he might turn to Jessica for a different opinion. Unfortunately for him, Jessica and Donna almost always see eye to eye on what's best for Harvey, so he probably won't be getting what he wants to hear from either lady.
With Hardman closing in, it makes sense that Jessica would ask Mike to pair up with Soloff to see where exactly his loyalties lie. So far, Mike has the least turbulent relation with Jack -- which is not really saying much considering everything that's gone down so far -- so he would be the most likely to suss out if Jack is a friend or foe.
Let's have some real talk about Jack Soloff's intentions. Is he really in Hardman's pocket, or are his power plays an honest attempt to gain traction at the firm? He's been pretty surely slated as this year's villain, but if Mike can somehow manage to draw a good deed out of the man, you have to wonder if a little redemption is possible for him.
After last week's run in between Mike and Jack Soloff, I can't imagine co-counseling a case together is either man's dream job. Arguments and trickery are bound to happen when the two of them team up, but let's hope that they can stop their squabbling long enough to win the case.
Mike and Jack Soloff working together? What sort of strange hell dimension have we just been transported to? It looks like Mike might have to give partnering with Soloff another try this week, after Jessica asks him to play nice. Will these two come to an understanding or will we see more fireworks between the two lawyers?
Uh oh, is it just me, or does Donna not look very happy in this photo? If Esther's secret about sleeping with Harvey comes out this week, Donna's going to be in a precarious position. She might feel hurt and betrayed by Harvey, but she'll also have to decide whether to play referee between him and Louis when they no doubt come to blows.
This week will mark the seventh episode that Donna has spent as Louis assistant. We admit, that's longer than we anticipated the move lasting, and we're beginning to think it might actually be a permanent thing. Donna and Louis might not have the same ring to it as Donna and Harvey, but you've got to admit you'd hate to see Louis lose Donna after growing so attached.
Rachel and Louis always make a great team, and we can't help but think that they'll be even more of a legal powerhouse now that Louis is determined to be a better man and leave the pettiness behind. Nothing can stop these two now if Louis can just manage to keep a lid on his insecurity issues for a while.
Do we think Esther is back for more mediation on her divorce? Not very likely, considering Louis is sitting in on the meetings and she was firmly against him having a hand in her legal matters the last time she came to visit. Whatever it is, let's hope Rachel doesn't get caught in the middle of any family feuding!
Look who's back! It's Esther Edelstein, Louis' flawless little sister. Everyone looks mighty happy in this particular photo (I wonder who they're greeting with such confident smiles?) but something tells me it won't stay that way for long. Once Louis finds out about Harvey's tryst with Esther, the gloves might come off.