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?
No matter what Donna says, it doesn't look like Louis is exactly in a forgiving mood. He took a punch to the eye and then a shove through a glass table. That's not something you just get up and walk away from. With bumps and bruises everywhere to remind him of his fight with Harvey, Louis won't be in the mood to forgive and forget for a while.
Caught between her ex-boss and her new one, there's always a chance that Donna could side with Louis instead of Harvey. Even if he was provoked and his actions were understandable, Harvey still did some serious damage, and Louis and Donna are tight now. Could Donna be on Team Louis this week?
Once again Donna will have to work with both Harvey and Louis as they duke it out, and this time she'll have to pick a side and stay there. Nothing says "permanent damage" like an assault and battery charge, so hopefully Donna can get Louis to let bygones be bygones.
These two ladies might not just be facing off against each other in the court room this week, and we can even forget all the drama about the fiancee meeting the ex-girlfriend. Mike's secret seems to be the main point of contention this week, and we can only imagine how upset Claire will be if she realizes that Mike has scammed his way into the legal world again.
Rachel is looking very bridal in this photo, decked out in all white and gazing longingly into the future. Her future with Mike not be as rosy as she'd hoped though, if the truth about his degree ever gets out. Forget about losing his job, Mike could end up in jail and PSL could go out of business if he's exposed as a fraud.